66 Newtown Ln., East Hampton
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The Maidstone Restaurant
207 Main St., East Hampton
As part of the Maidstone's revamp a few summers back, the hotel brought in Chef David Strandridge (of Cafe Clover) to redo the breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Like at Standridge's West Village eatery, the menus are somehow both beautifully simple and very sophisticated. For breakfast, you'll find a balance of old-school comfort (whole grain avocado toast that can be ordered with lobster salad, egg in a hole, and a selection of smoothies) alongside more creative options, like the "nova," a smoked salmon dish with Greek yogurt, and an orange blossom pain perdue that's stewed in blackberries. Dinner, entirely worth booking even for non-hotel guests, is seafood-centric: lump crab cake, a local catch simply grilled, and black linguini with peekytoe crab, all with a side of old bay fries. Photos: Melissa Horn & Fran Parente
78 Main St., East Hampton
Eclectic, bohemian gifts, accessories, and home goods.
Dylan’s Candy Bar
52 Main St., East Hampton
The East Hampton outpost of Dylan Lauren's bright, graphic candy shop is a go-to for housewarming gifts, especially when you're hoping to get on the good side of your younger hosts. The Hamptons shop also has a summery assortment of pool and beach accessories, like candy-shaped pool floats, striped beach towels, frisbees, and adorable goggles decorated with plastic sprinkles. This summer, they're also selling DO, the customizable, safe-to-eat cookie dough you have to wait hours for in the city.
Juice Press (Closed)
55 Main St., East Hampton
NYC’s ever-expanding Juice Press now has three locations in the Hamptons (East Hampton, Southampton, and Bridgehampton), right in time for summertime cleansing. Along with their cold-pressed, organic juices, they also sell healthy, raw snacks like falafel, kale salad, and yogurt parfaits.
Tracy Anderson at The Golden Pear Café
34 Newtown Ln., East Hampton
Anything Tracy Anderson does, we jump on the bandwagon. Our go-to trainer has drastically improved our lives and our health–so naturally we're excited about her latest collaboration with Golden Pear Cafe. This summer, Tracy has curated a menu of smoothies available at all four cafe locations, including Southampton, East Hampton, Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton. Organic, gluten and fructose-free, each blend is mixed with her patented protein powder, ideal for pre/post workout nutrition and detoxing.
Harbor East (Closed)
44 Three Mile Harbor Rd., East Hampton
Opened by some serious NYC restaurant and nightlife veterans (among them, Jason Hook, Todd English, and Andrew Molen), this new sustainable restaurant is sure to be a hit–for the food and the after hours. The seafood-heavy menu is fresh (note: citrus salmon and Thai mussels) and the décor pops with contrasting black and white. The overall vibe speaks of summer, when long dinners lend way to late-night dancing.
The Springs Tavern
15 Fort Pond Blvd., East Hampton
We’re all about summertime casual, which is why we like this cozy, American gastropub, located in the building that once housed Wolfie’s Tavern. It’s the perfect place to grab a (veggie) burger and a beer and watch the game on one of the many TVs. Bonus: There's a good live band lineup for most of the summer.
ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo
20 Newtown Ln., East Hampton
Anthony Thomas Melillo's eponymous line is the result of his original quest to create the perfect t-shirt. His loungewear collection exudes a simple, easy-to-wear aesthetic that offers ideal basics and weekend wear with sophisticated lines and quality fabrics. The East Hampton boutique stays true to the brand's DNA, with its sleek decor and neutral palette.
EMP Summer House (Closed)
341 Pantigo Rd., East Hampton
Chef Daniel Humm’s (also of Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park) die-hard fans can follow his talents to East Hampton this summer and dine at his much more laid back pop-up. Expect fresh, local American fare that speaks to the season, including a traditional lobster boil, fried chicken feast, and a la carte options. Housed in a massive farmhouse, the space has a large indoor dining room, along with tented area, picnic tables, and games across the backyard. No doubt with all the early buzz this winter, this reservation will be a tricky one to snag this summer. Photos: American Express.