During the winter chill, it’s so easy to count down the days until your toes get to feel the Hamptons sand once again. Another hard to forget summer memory? Chowing down at one of the popular seasonal restaurants that make the East End even better. Get ready foodies, these delicious Hamptons restaurants will be opening just as the warm weather starts making its way back to New York.
Bostwick’s Chowder House, East Hampton
It’s easy to relish the summer at Bostwick’s Chowder House thanks to the seaside-inspired decor that includes sea blue ceilings, white walls and fish decorations. One peek at the menu and the summertime vibes continue. Think crabmeat stuffed lobster, shrimp scampi, baja fish tacos and crab cake sandwiches. There’s also an outdoor patio at the longtime restaurant where diners can soak up the Long Island sun once it reopens in spring. Go
Bay Kitchen Bar, East Hampton
Nothing screams summertime more than a waterfront restaurant. At Bay Kitchen Bar, diners get the view of the marina on the south side of Gardiners Bay as they sip cocktails and feast on a range of seafood dishes. Customers rave about the crab cakes, fluke and the oyster specials during happy hour. Head over once it opens in May. Go
Harbor Bistro, East Hampton
Those who can’t get enough of waterfront views can also head to the family-owned Harbor Bistro, which overlooks the Three Mile Harbor Marina. Open from mid-April to mid-October, this spot offers a little something for every foodie with pasta, meat and fish options. The appetizers are also hard to pass up with lobster bisque, chimichurri-grilled shrimp tacos and blackened beef tataki. Go
Satisfy a Mediterranean craving at this restaurant inspired by the “blue hues of the Aegean.” Located in Southhampton’s Capri Hotel, Oreya’s poolside dining experience makes it easy to feel transported to a tropical resort. The restaurant, which opens in spring, serves a crispy octopus dish customers rave about. Go
Serafina, East Hampton
When the weather heats up, grab a seat under one of the big yellow umbrellas on the outdoor patio and enjoy some Italian fare at this popular, casual eatery. There are several more locations in Manhattan and around the country, but Serafina East Hampton reopens in March with limited hours until Memorial Day Weekend. Go
East End restaurants will come out of hibernation from Sunday, March 26-Sunday, April 2. Check lipulse.com on Monday, March 20 for a delicious guide to the top offerings.