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Need recs in E. Hampton/Amagansett

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I have three nights to dine out with no kids, but I'm not necessarily looking for just fancy places. Just good food! I'll be making reservations two weeks in advance on midweek dates, so please keep that in mind with your selections. No cuisine is out of bounds except Chinese. What are your picks?

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  1. I'd consider The Laundry in EH if I wanted to pick one high-end adult meal in the area. Excellent food, not a scene like some of the others.


    Good luck with the reservations, it will probably take some flexibility and persistence.

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    1. re: cteats

      I got a reservation no problem. Thanks to you and jfood for the recommendation.

      What do you guys thinks about others' picks: Bostwicks, The Lodge, Cafe Max, and Matto?

      1. re: gab

        jfood has not eaten in any of them. passed Matto twice on the way to Nick and Toni's and it looked hoppin'.

    2. Jfood agrees with cteats on Laundry. Best restaurant out that way for dinner. Here's jfood's review from last week.


      Nick and Toni's has also been a favorite but jfood saw some significant decrease in quality this year over previous years. Dellafamina went "Do Not return" last year and there is probably a jfood review as to why if you do a search.

      For a casual lunch, there is Cyrils halfway between Amagansett and Mantauk on 27. Jfood ate a soft shell crab sandwich last week that was fantastic.

      Eli's looked like it was about to open in the old Amagansett MArket space and may go live this week. Mary's Marvelous is an alternative in Amagansett for some good oatmeal and muffins (closed on wed). Golden Pear (EH) is a real treat if you want to be treated like dirt by both the staff and other patrons. Immediate increase in blood pressure spot. Starbucks much more professional a nice.

      Enjoy the beach

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      1. re: jfood

        Mary's Marvelous has the best iced coffee in the Hamptons! Also great pastries, sandwiches and smoothies -- best place takeout breakfast or lunch.

        Skip "Lunch" aka The Lobster Roll in Amagansett -- it's overpriced and the food has gone downhill, although service is always great.

        I've heard The Lodge is great but haven't eaten there.

      2. Just had a good meal at The Lodge in EH. I also like Bostwicks (EH), but they don't take reservations. You can get a cocktail and look at the boats while you wait.

        1. My favorite is Cafe Max...small and very un-Hamptons, which is how they advertise.


          It's right on the highway just about one half mile before entering the village.

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          1. re: Cornus

            Just remembered Matto http://www.wordhampton.com/matto.html a relatively new restaurant directly across the street from Della Femina's. I had several enjoyable dinners there this summer, one on their outside patio at sunset.

          2. In E.H. highly recommend Harbor Bistro on three mile harbor road. Excellent food and lovely views of the water/romantic.

            1. Just had lunch yesterday at the new Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett, and was very impressed. Great food and the friendliest service. They are connected with Bostwicks and Cherrystones, so they know what they're doing. Love the redo on the interior too. I had crab quesadillas and couldn't believe the amount of crab and avocado in it, couldn't even finish it.

              1. I would definitely recommend Turtle Crossing, just east of the town of Easthampton on 27. It's definitely a casual place (picnic tables out front, live blues for Friday happy hour), but the food is excellent. It's basically a barbecue/southwestern hybrid. My favorite things are the bbq chicken wings, the fish tacos, the grilled corn and the ribs. I've never had a bad meal there.

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                1. re: LloydG

                  I second Turtle Crossing too, the food and especially the margaritas!

                  1. re: coll

                    Agree that TC is very good. I've been there with my kids, but I'm trying to find places that are less kid-friendly and more adult.

                2. 1770 House is wonderful.

                  For casual dinner/lunch check out Cherrystones. Great fried clams.

                  1. Been going out east for years here are my thoughts on what others in this thread have said:
                    Matto, good pizza but the rest is overpriced
                    Turtle Crossing - way overpriced, service if you get table service is HORRIBLE, the better BBQ bet is Town Line in Wainscott, plus they have Lone Star beer, impossible to find up here
                    Cherrystones, had the fried clams last week, they were "ok" not great, smallish portion too many french fries to try and hide it.

                    Take a trip to Sag Harbor and go to il Cappucino, fantastic italian and fair prices.
                    There are several other great finds there too but IC is my fav.

                    Cittanuova in EH on Newtown Lane is always mobbed and a great "scene" just noisy, food is good

                    The Palm is a great steakhouse and very old school service too

                    For a RIDICULOUS VIEW while dining you should try East Hampton Point (same owners as Cittanuova), at sunset you wont want to leave.