Four East End Eateries That Source the Flavors of the Season
As temperatures descend and Autumn leaves sail down, we all retreat inward. Fall is a time of crisp days and hearty fireside nights. Sure, it’s a time to be thankful. But give yourself a moment or two to indulge in some self-reflection while sipping on a cup of something nice and hot. For your weekend getaways this year, there are some East End restaurants that feature smashing seasonal menus.
Red Maple (23 Grand Ave., Shelter Island, 631-749-0018)
Red Maple is a luminous gem nestled in the historic Chequit b&b. Offering a season by season menu of American faire amidst a delicately rugged atmosphere, you’ll also find a fabulous wine list that perfectly pairs with all of their culinary delights. Large plate glass windows showcase stunning wooded views, while the soft lighting supports the joys of comfortable conversation. With all the right amounts of Hamptons chic and lived-in tranquility, Red Maple is an elegant dreamland to dazzle your senses.
Le Charlot (36 Main St., Southampton, 631-353-3222)
Vive La France! Scrumptious French cuisine is the heart of Le Charlot, an exquisite restaurant in South Hampton. Owner Theirry Gelormini has taken the success of the company’s Upper East Side location to the East End and given residents a magical thrill for their taste buds. Their typically elegant presentations are surrounded by exuberant decor that will ignite your inner Francophile.
1770 House (143 Main St., East Hampton, 631-324-1770)
1770 House is a luxurious clapboard-fronted hotel and restaurant with old-fashioned chic. Founded over 250 years ago, this historic inn is a homey and warm attraction for Hamptons getaways. The restaurant offers a refined American menu by celebrated chef Michael Rozzi. While the warmer months support some outdoor dining amidst their delicately lit trees, the interior sports a comfortable, lived-in vintage glamour.
Wölffer Kitchen (29 Main St., Sag Harbor, 631-725-0101)
Wölffer Kitchen’s menu is a delectable fusion of American faire with a Mediterranean twist. Affiliated with a breathtaking winery, this neighborhood spot’s excellent spread also offers to-die-for pairings. Lively energy from their clientele will inspire jolly conversation and the oysters, the pork chops, the grilled shrimp, and desserts will leave you gliding home with a supremely full belly.