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The Hamptons Restaurants

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1770 House
143 Main St., East Hampton
While it sits steps from East Hampton's boutique and gallery-packed main drag, entering this six-room inn (there's also a separate two-family carriage house) is a lot like stepping into a time machine. The picket-fenced, whitewashed home has functioned as a hotel since—you guessed it—1770. Alongside modern additions like the in-room iPad docks and flat screens, its beautiful colonial flourishes—exposed wooden beams, antique fireplace—are perfectly intact. We go for the ever-reliable and delicious burgers at the on-site restaurant.
Arbor
240 Fort Pond Rd., Montauk
Open for its second season, Arbor serves a mix of Mediterranean-inspired dishes and seafood, pizzas, small plates, and the usual go-tos (raw bar, cheeseburger, mussels, and fries). The space is romantic but contemporary and clean, dressed in hanging exposed lights, with a long, generously stocked bar. The wine list here is good, as is the beer lineup, which includes some local IPAs and ales. And new this summer: The Garret at the Arbor, a breezy new patio and outdoor bar with a curated drink menu.
Beautique at the Capri Hotel (Closed)
281 County Line Rd., Southampton
It's kind of great that this Manhattan lounge-slash-restaurant unveiled a summer outpost in the beloved Capri Hotel as it didn't have an eatery of its own until now. Headed by 20-year-old local wunderkind, chef Greg Grossman, the menu boasts all sorts of decadent dishes (ex: fried oysters topped with potato chip mousse, black truffle marmalade, and caviar). Not unlike its midtown counterpart, expect a bit of a scene at this indoor/outdoor spot.
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