A trip to the Hamptons is never complete without rows of eye-catching ocean, windmill, and backyard soiree pictures taking over your social media. Set the bar even higher and grab the most attention from your followers by snapping a photo or two of the most unique, photogenic desserts across the South Fork. These eight Hamptons restaurants have the most stylish and delectable desserts. Go on, make your Instagram followers swoon.
Whether you dine upstairs in the refined dining room, or in the cozy downstairs Tavern, you will have the option to be treated to some of the finest desserts on Main Street in East Hampton. Go straight for the Sticky Toffee Date Cake oozing with caramel sauce, with a generous dollop of house made vanilla ice cream, or the year round favorite, the Ricotta Cheesecake with hazelnut crust, blueberry compote and warm Bourbon caramel. Choose to dine al fresco on their sophisticated outdoor patio. Call one day in advance for patio reservations.
Step into this contemporary southern Italian inspired restaurant for a calm, summer vibe. This restaurant is known for its well-executed pasta and seafood dishes. When dining with friends or your significant other, choose to split the creamy Panna Cotta with Figs. Pair with a sweet wine or choose the Moscato for that flawless, refined photograph.
With spectacular, sweeping views of Sag Harbor’s marina, The Beacon is the seasonal restaurant that no food lover should miss out on. Catch a breeze of warm air while seated on bistro chairs, watching the sunset while dining on their ever popular Almond Cake with Mascarpone Cream and the Flourless Chocolate Cake with Crème Anglaise. Their whimsical, large chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich is also a winner with the camera. No reservations are taken in advance, seats are available on a first come, first serve basis. Arrive early!
This famed East Hampton hotspot will not only wow you with their expertly crafted entrées, but also their array of desserts by Pastry Chef Rachel Cronemeyer. Your Instagram page will be buzzing with praise once you share a snapshot of their Bomboloni with smooth almond cream and honey-whiskey sauce; the velvety Chocolate Cheesecake with toasted marshmallow, graham crumble and honey-whiskey gelato or the Oysterponds Farm Berry Tart with refreshing vanilla bean frozen yogurt. Each confection, which rotates every two to three weeks, incorporates the best local ingredients.
Tap into your inner childhood at this beloved Main Street eatery in Sag Harbor where you can indulge in classic burgers and their own, unique twists on comfort food. After you dive into the LT Backyard Cheeseburger with pickled mayonnaise, Mecox cheddar burger with bacon and mushrooms with a side of Horman’s Fried Dill Pickles, top off the experience with one of their signature milkshakes. Their fun selection includes the Smore’s Shake with toasted marshmallow or add some pizzazz with their “R Rated” spiked milkshakes such as the Sag O’Chocolate with chocolate ice cream, Oreo, Amaretto, and Godiva liqueur.
Topping Rose House, Bridgehampton
This historic, conveniently located award-winning hotel and restaurant has some of the most attractive dinner dishes and desserts that are served seven days a week. Experience a taste of understated luxury with a taste of their Chocolate Pistachio Raspberry Cake with Candied Pistachios. Don’t be surprised if your fellow dinner guests chime in to snap a photo of their own.
Ever since this chic, Mediterranean restaurant acquired their new location on Georgica Pond in Wainscott, Hamptonites have been swooning over for the authentic Sicilian dishes, stunning architecture, and brightly colored interior. Try the Cannoli Siciliani, traditional Biscotti or the Torto degli Angeli with rich mascarpone and sweet, thick caramel. Una dolce vita!
Red Bar Brasserie, Southampton
This well-seasoned, fashionable restaurant is a favorite amongst locals and visitors, and a must when visiting Southampton’s village. The only way to end this amazing meal is to celebrate with their stylishly presented dessert plates. Choose the Baked Alaska with Fresh Berries and Raspberry Coulis with a signature flame effect and or the Raspberry Pound Cake with a Sprig of Mint and a garnish of gold. With plenty of room between tables, and tons of natural light streaming through, this creates the perfect photo opportunity.