The Hamptons at Home, Every Night of the Week
This isn’t the summer we planned. But that doesn’t mean we can’t eat well! The Hamptons is justly renowned for our thriving restaurant scene, and this year some of our long-time favorites have gone the extra mile, offering take-out or delivery to help us savor the best of the East End around our own tables. (And after all, isn’t letting someone else do the cooking what summer vacation is all about?) Here, our ideal week of meals, from a virtuous Meatless Monday to a sumptuous Saturday Surf & Turf.
Pierre’s (2468 Main St., Bridgehampton; 631.537.5110)
put a little pep in your step. And Pierre’s has just the thing. Their lengthy menu of fresh smoothies and juices includes classics like the Lemon Cleanse, an apple-carrot- lemon-ginger concoction that will wash last weekend right out to sea, and the Red Blast, a fruity explosion of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and lemon whose vibrant hue is a preview of the energy it will give you to power through the week.
La Fondita (74 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett; 631.267.8800)
We know, we know: we finally got Cinco de Mayo to fall on a Taco Tuesday, and we were stuck at home because of… Corona?! C’mon, universe! Take back Taco Tuesday with take-out from La Fondita. Their Taco de Pescado, a Baja-style fish taco with chipotle mayo and shredded cabbage, will sweep you right from the coast of the Atlantic to the cliffs of the Pacific, while their Chorizo Torta is a hearty stack of refried beans, mayo, lettuce, tomato, avocado, pickled jalapenos, and crema on a Portuguese roll–enough energy to power you through a whole afternoon in the surf. And of course, you’ll want to throw in a Corona or two. Just to show 2020 who’s boss.
Townline BBQ (3593 Montauk Hwy., Sagaponack; 631.537.2271)You made it halfway through the week. Time for a splurge. Go ahead and indulge in a lavish platter from Townline BBQ. Pile a smoked half chicken, St. Louis ribs, and a couple pounds of brisket into your cart, along with some baked beans, coleslaw, and collard greens for good measure. And heck yeah you should try the honey hot wings! (If you’re getting the Meat Sweats just thinking about it, opt for the buffalo fries with honey hot wing sauce and blue cheese instead.) It’s a feast that will get you through to Thursday.
Nick & Toni’s (136 N. Main St., East Hampton; 631.324.3550)
Welcome to the weekend! Satisfy your #fridayfeels with not just a great meal, but some pantry staples to stock your shelves and a decadent dessert to share. At Nick & Toni’s you can score garlic croutons and Caesar vinaigrette – just add some farmers market romaine! – plus the epic Tartufo for two: caramel truffle surrounded by chocolate and hazelnut gelato and served with almond biscotti. And, yes: you should throw in a few dishes from their eclectic, craveable menu for dinner, too. After all, you’re already ambitiously making your own salad.
Bobby Van’s (2393 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton; 631.537.0590)
Is it even a Saturday in Bridgehampton if it doesn’t end with the Surf & Turf at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse? The tender 9-oz. filet and succulent lobster tail are a worthy splurge for the heart of your weekend, and there’s something doubly luxurious about tucking into a restaurant-quality feast normally reserved for white- tablecloth dining rooms in the comfort of your home-away- from-home. Pop a bottle of red – perhaps something from a local vineyard? – and relax. You’ve earned it.
Bell & Anchor (3253 Noyac Rd., Sag Harbor; 631.725.3400)
Before the week ends, spend your Sunday at the shore with a lobster dinner from Bell & Anchor. Their classic steamed 1 1/2-lb. lobster is available with haricots verts and fingerling potatoes nightly; with 48 hours advance notice, they’ll also track down a larger specimen for you, or even prepare the legendarily luscious crustacean classic: lobster thermidor. (Wear a bib.) It may not stop Monday from coming, but especially in these uncertain times, it’s a wonderful way to stretch out that last night of the weekend as long as you can.