Breitenbach Advisory Team | January 19, 2024

Make Reservations at These 7 Hamptons Fine Dining Restaurants


After a long day of shopping for Sag Harbor real estate for sale, you may want to relax and unwind at a local restaurant. Thankfully, the Hamptons has several dining choices that will impress you with the quality of both their food and service. The challenge is narrowing your decision down from so many suitable options, and that’s where we can help. Below, you’ll find a list of a few of our personal favorites based on what we know about the area surrounding East Hampton luxury homes.

1. Il Buco al Mare

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At Il Buco al Mare, you’ll find some of the freshest and most delicious seafood and produce available near East Hampton luxury homes. The menu features fish sourced directly from the Iberian peninsula and a variety of local-inspired fare cooked in a wood-burning oven. You’ll also enjoy the expansive wine offerings, with several types chosen for the best possible pairing with featured dishes on the menu. Il Buco al Mare is open for lunch, aperitivo, and dinner on Tuesday through Sunday and for dinner only on Mondays. You can make a reservation by visiting their website.

2. Coche Comedor

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If you’re only starting your search for Sag Harbor real estate for sale, you may be surprised to learn that you can find authentic Mexican food in the Hamptons, but this is exactly what Coche Comedor provides. The menu includes a whole or a half adobo-style chicken cooked over a rotisserie fire and dressed with your choice of sauce. They also serve barbacoa, rib carnitas, and multiple seafood options. They are open for dinner only on Tuesday through Saturday and closed on Sundays and Mondays. They do not accept reservations, but they do offer both indoor and outdoor seating.

3. The Beacon

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You don’t have to travel far from home to feel like you’re on vacation. The Beacon offers a delicious two-course meal you can enjoy while sitting inside or outside. Most visitors enjoy coming around sunset and munching on appetizers like shrimp tacos and tuna tartare before feasting on plates of oven-roasted chicken or lobster rigatoni. You can make your reservation on Resy or call the restaurant directly.

4. The Maidstone

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If you want to make an entire weekend out of your visit, you might consider booking a room at the hotel and browsing through the art galleries. However, you can also plan a visit to enjoy a meal in their Americana-style restaurant. The menu at The Maidstone changes depending on the season, but what remains constant are the fresh ingredients and high standards within each dish they cook. The dining room is an excellent place to relax and enjoy a meal, regardless of whether you dine inside near one of the three fireplaces or prefer a seat in the sunroom closer to the garden. The bar is open seven days a week, but if you want to enjoy dinner, you’ll need to plan a visit between Wednesday and Sunday.

5. Rita Cantina

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Rita Cantina puts its twist on Mexican food while only using ingredients from Gardiner Bay and the nearby area. The bar program is run by Adam Miller, who is committed to pairing each dish with an agave-inspired drink for the best possible culinary experience. Guests begin their meal with a fresh seafood appetizer, such as oysters or fluke ceviche. The main course follows, offering prime sirloin carne asada or Oaxaca fried chicken. The featured dish is the Rita clambake for two, which includes two pounds of lobster and littleneck clams and mussels. Rita Cantina opens at 4 p.m. each day and stays open until at least 10 p.m. The restaurant continues serving until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and the bar remains open late each evening.

6. Elaia Estiatorio

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Elaia Estorio serves beautiful Greek-inspired dishes paired with delightful cocktails. You can begin your meal with one of their five signature spreads or order a sampling of all five. The main menu includes Paidakia, with two lamb chops marinated in olive oil and garlic, along with other lamb, seafood, and vegetarian dishes. Elaia Estiatorio serves guests from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday. They are closed Monday, but they offer a daily happy hour from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day. You can book your reservation online via Resy.

7. Almond Restaurant

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Almond Restaurant opened its doors in 2001, but it has quickly garnered a following thanks to Jason Weiner and Eric Lemonides’ commitment to serving locally-sourced dishes with excellent service. They have been featured in Wine Spectator and The New York Times and remain a popular stop for locals and tourists. If you come at the right time, you may find various celebrities enjoying a meal at Almond Restaurant. They open daily at 5 p.m. every day except for Sunday. You can make a reservation by calling the restaurant or visiting their website.

We hope you enjoyed reading about some of our favorite Hamptons restaurants. We’re confident you’ll find something that satisfies your appetite and makes you want to return for another visit. If you can’t get enough of the delicious food and wonderful ambiance at each of these restaurants, consider reaching out to one of the experienced realtors with the Breitenbach Advisory Team to discuss a move to the area. The team has extensive local expertise and leverages unparalleled local knowledge, including insights into the current state of the market for East Hampton luxury homes. Contact the Breitenbach Advisory Team to make the most of your next real estate transaction.

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