Pandemic eating is lastly in full swing and revelers are having a socially distanced blast — simply in time for the Fourth of July.
From Southampton’s Major Avenue to the seashores of Montauk, Hamptons restaurateurs are discovering artistic methods to serve their clientele in COVID-19 pleasant methods:
BEST PANDEMIC OUTDOOR DINING
75 Major — 75 Major St., Southampton
This East Finish eating mainstay, strategically positioned on Southampton’s closed Major Avenue, will convey the leisure to an outside eating space, together with stomach dancers and a stage with a DJ. The eatery — which has been recognized to draw the likes of the Kardashian clan — can have socially distanced outdoors tables. It will imply fewer patrons at a time will be capable to snag a coveted seat, however restaurateur Zach Erdem hopes his institution will nonetheless have all of the enjoyable. “It’s Mykanos on Major Avenue,” he stated, including: “Reservations are a should.”
Bobby Van’s — 2393 Montauk Freeway, Bridgehampton
This Bridgehampton hotspot — the place Truman Capote penned the top of his killer novel, “In Chilly Blood” — is prone to be one in every of this summer time’s greatest locations for individuals watching, as its state-regulated out of doors eating space sits proper on the celeb-packed city’s Major Avenue. Nonetheless, don’t search for too lengthy — there’s a one and a half hour time restrict for sitting at tables to verify as many individuals as attainable can snag a socially distanced seat. In case you don’t wish to rush, you may choose up butcher store orders made a day upfront and eat at residence.
Duryea’s Lobster Deck and Seafood Market — 65 Tuthill Rd, Montauk
In the case of out of doors eating, this Montauk movie star hotspot is one thing particular, as its the perfect place to look at the sundown within the Hamptons. Sitting on Fort Pond Bay, the property is a uncommon spot on the East coast that has a view wanting westward over water. To capitalize on this, billionaire proprietor Marc Rowan has put out of doors tables on the pier behind the constructing. Signature dishes embody Duryea’s $59 Lobster Cobb Salad. Beware, there will probably be no reservations, solely first come first serve, and patrons should go away the premises till referred to as on by the host.
Nick & Toni’s — 136 Major St., East Hampton
This Hamptons traditional is bringing some exclusivity to socially distanced out of doors eating. Along with an space of separated out of doors tables, the eatery is making a desk on its porch a non-public eating spot with no different tables round for a gaggle of 10. Set in an enthralling farmhouse, you’ll by no means know who could possibly be within the unique space, as previous visitors of the restaurant have included Scarlett Johanson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stephen Spielberg, Paul McCartney, Sting and Billy Joel.
Scarpetta Seashore at Gurney’s Montauk — 290 Outdated Montauk Freeway
This Montauk favourite can be a spot the place the pandemic out of doors eating will really play to its strengths, because the eatery presents lovely seaside and ocean views from its out of doors areas. The menu consists of spaghetti with tomato and basil for $28 and quick rib and bone marrow agnolotti with garlic chip horseradish for $32.
Elaia Estiatorio — 95 Faculty St., Bridgehampton
This Bridgehampton favourite includes a Greek Market the place you can even inventory your pantry after out of doors eating. Expensive however tasty conventional chow consists of $50 lamb chops and a horiatiki salad that goes for a $21. Whereas eating outdoors as should you had been on a Greek island, you may take pleasure in signature cocktails, such because the Anthea, which incorporates Greek rosé, and vermouth for $18.
BEST PANDEMIC TAKEOUT
The Restaurant at Baron’s Cove — 31 West Water St., Sag Harbor
In case you aren’t fairly able to eat at a restaurant after your lengthy COVID-19 quarantine, this place could make getting take out particular by arraigning a picnic basket for the seaside. Company of the Baron’s Cove lodge can choose dishes a la carte that may be packaged in a light-weight temperature insulated picnic cooler that features silverware, wine glasses, eating linens and picnic tablecloth. The picnic lunch costs for visitors are round $50-$60, relying on what you order.
Claude’s at Southampton Inn — 91 Hill St., Southampton
This eatery can be profiting from the seaside vibe for his or her takeout, providing picnic baskets for the seaside with choices comparable to pinwheel-smoked salmon, cream cheese and sliced turkey, arugula, chive mayonnaise and provolone for $31.
Loaves and Fishes — 50 Sagg Major Rd., Sagaponack
At this Sagaponack scorching spot, take out is for courageous souls who assume nothing of spending $100 a pound on lobster salad. For the Fourth you may get a six-inch flag cake for $38 and 9-inch flag cake $58. You may also choose up the Loaves and Fishes Farm Sequence Cookbooks, which simply got here out.
BEST PANDEMIC DELIVERY
Ikraa Caviar — ikraacaviar.com
For these wanting to remain residence and order in, this Manhattan-based caviar store presents a Hamptons supply service — however its not for these struggling economically. The store’s minimal order is $1600. That value will get you 16 ounces of imperial osetra, a 16 pack of blinis and eight ounces of truffled butter. There’s additionally a $4500 order that features a kilo of golden osetra from Russia. The dear fish eggs are delivered to your door through a non-public driver straight from the town inside 4 hours of ordering, stated homeowners Arty and Anna Dozortsev.
Fulton Fish Market — fultonfishmarket.com
For these involved about placing on a masks and heading to the native fishmonger, the Fulton Fish Market is providing to ship “contact-free” fish all the best way to Lengthy Island. Specialties embody entire black sea bass for $55 a pound. The market says there will probably be nothing fishy with the fish as it’s sourced “dock to door” — straight from fishermen and fisheries. Customary two-day supply is free for all orders over $99.
Freeway Restaurant and Bar — 290 Montauk Freeway, East Hampton
This high notch restaurant has some of the enjoyable take out eating choices — a house pizza oven. The eatery is providing to arrange their Autostrada pizza oven proper in buyer’s backyards to cook dinner up their Neopolitan pies together with different Italian specialties. The pies will take a slice of your pockets, at it prices $2500 for the pizza and oven plus 20% administration payment and tax. You may also have Chef Ry Nitzkowski curate an at-home sushi counter with sushi, rolls and Japanese dishes — all ready artfully in your deck, yard or location of your selection for $250 per particular person.
The Smith — thesmithrestaurant.com
The Smith, an American bistro with a number of places within the metropolis, is providing a program referred to as The Smith at Dwelling wherein they’re delivering ready meals and meals that may be cooked in your kitchen all the best way out to addresses in The Hamptons. The supply payment of $19.99, with deliveries on Fridays solely.