What’s New in the Hamptons? The restaurants, hotels and shops to know for summer 2023

Memorial Day has arrived, and with it, the official start of peak season in the Hamptons. East Hampton’s high-end shops are now open, Duryea Wharf now serves This Cobb lobster salad and a fleet of Hampton Jitneys are rolling down Highway 27A again (or, with the area’s notorious traffic, more like crawling).

For those heading east, what’s new to do? The short answer: a lot. A lively chef sets her sights on Sag Harbor, one of the world’s most famous fashion brands opens at 1 Main Street, and in Montauk, the Surf Lodge has announced one of its most dynamic concert series nowadays. Below are the most notable hotel, restaurant, shopping, and wellness openings in the Hamptons for summer 2023.


Montauk Yacht Club

After a nine-month renovation, Montauk Yacht Club is making a triumphant return to Star Island by taking over the former Gurney’s Resort space. Boaters will appreciate the new and improved marina, including improved Wi-Fi, fishing stations, and fire pits, while those more interested in land-based leisure activities can play on the newly installed pickleball courts.


Enchanted (Southampton)

What was once Southampton’s red bar is now Enchanté, a French bistro inspired by Left Bank brasseries and Pampelonne beach clubs. The menu includes classics like escargot and salad niçoise but with a summery twist.

Sant Ambroeus (East Hampton)

Sant Ambroeus quietly opened a restaurant in East Hampton in November, making this summer its peak season debut. Much like its sister location in Southampton, expect this to be a place where you can see and be seen while having a great bowl of spaghetti pomodoro in the process.

Sag Harbor Kitchen (Sag Harbor)

Star chef Melissa O’Donnell, best known for Salt in New York, is opening her first restaurant in the East with Sag Harbor Kitchen. Located in a historic building on Bay Street, it will serve lobster, seafood and, it’s a bold statement, what they say is the best burger in the Hamptons. Looks like you’ll have to go to Sag Harbor to find out.

Torch & Crown Brewery (Amagansett)

Craft brewery Torch & Crown is opening a beer garden at Dive Bar Pizza (formerly known as Best Pizza). They worked on curating a menu that combines Perfectly with a slice, including their almost famous IPA with hints of peach and grapefruit and Share House, a crisp beer. The spot will also have a live band or DJ every weekend.

The Bird (Montauk)

Leo Daunt, the third-generation owner of Daunt’s Albatross who recently transformed the modest motel into a bustling boutique, continues his brand expansion with the new American restaurant The Bird. Thanks to its downtown location, it’s sure to be a laid-back hotspot for breakfast and lunch. (Appropriately, there’s a gourmet egg sandwich that’s sure to please those who may have a little Also hard at the Surf Lodge.)

Brothel (Montauk)

The table-dancing French bistro in SoHo, often compared to Bagatelle, will bring its upscale, festive energy to Montauk this summer. Eat steak fries and dance the night away.

Mavericks (Montauk)

Vanessa Price, Wildflower Farms wine director, and James Beard-appointed chef Jeremy Blutstein co-opened Mavericks, a waterfront restaurant on Fort Pond in Montauk. Dine on the surf and turf while enjoying the sunset on the deck, or inside under an original Andy Warhol silkscreen.


Louis Vuitton (East Hampton)

The French fashion house is opening its first store in East Hampton at 1 Main Street, elevating the city’s already high-rise main shopping district even further. Vuitton has carefully curated its offerings to reflect the laid-back yet elevated East Coast aesthetic of the Hamptons, so watch out for tailored beachwear.

Marina St. Barts (East Hampton)

As its name suggests, Marina St. Barth offers impeccable curation for those who live a certain quiet lifestyle: You know, St. Barths or Lyford Cay in the winter, the Hamptons or St. Tropez in the summer. After launching a successful boutique in Southhampton, they have now opened a second location in East Hampton, just off Main Street. Get straw hats, beach bags, tunics, and other stylish essentials for fun in the sun.

Arts & Culture

Surf Lodge Summer Concert Series (Montauk)

Led by the eternally white-clad Jayma Cardoso, the Surf Lodge Summer Concert Series returns with an impressive lineup of acts across genres. On Memorial Day weekend, EDM artist Hayden James and Purple Disco Machine take the stage, while July will host electro-pop headliners like Lauv and Anna of the North. But, to modify an old adage, the hottest might be for last: On Labor Day, platinum-certified artist Quinn XCII is expected to close out the season.

Object and Thing at Longhouse Reserve

At Longhouse Reserve, a cultural center housed in the former home of textile designer Jack Lenor Larson, Object & Thing’s Glenn Adamson and Abby Bangser co-hosted an art exhibit on the first floor of the historic estate. Titled “A Summer Arrangement,” it features works by Rashid Johnson, Simone Bodmer-Turner, and Frances Palmer among many others. An additional bonus? The installation is designed by critically acclaimed interior stylist Colin King.

“Artists Choose Parrish”: 125th Anniversary Exhibition at Parrish Art Museum (Watermill)

For its historic 125th anniversary, the Parrish Art Museum has asked 41 esteemed East End artists, including Cindy Sherman, KAWS, and Roberto Lugo, to curate an exhibition that includes both their own work and that of others who reflect the long artistic history of the East End. legacy.


The Ness (Bridgehampton)

The trampoline training class that has attracted the likes of Eva Longoria and Drew Barrymore is opening a seasonal summer studio in the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. The class is by invitation only, but enthusiastic East End jumpers can apply on their website.

Pietro Simone’s house (Southampton)

The Italian skincare brand is popping up in Southampton on Scotch Mist Lane. They will offer a number of “summer-friendly” treatments, including a relaxing facial with an oxygen dome and skin brushing, as well as body treatments with their organic cotton thread exfoliation. Simone herself will also lead private lessons on the best way to take care of your face and body.

Originally appeared on Vogue

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