Let the Season Begin!

These South Fork Restaurants Will Be Open Soon

Spring has finally arrived on the South Fork, and that can only mean one thing: the season openers will be here soon, too. New restaurants, summer-only haunts, and some classic revivals are all arriving post-haste, and that’s cause for celebration. Here are the coolest spots that will be opening their South Fork doors soon. We’re excited for the season, and you should be, too. 

Amagansett stalwart Astro Pizza and Felice’s Ristorante shut their doors after 50 years in August of 2021. But this May 27th, the pizzeria will rise like a phoenix again, this time under new ownership, as New York City-based chef PJ Calapa, partner in The Spainard and owner and executive chef of the Flatiron District’s Scampi, takes over. Pizzas and fresh pastas will be paramount at this old school joint that will thrive with a few fresh ideas. 

Bostwick’s on the Harbor, in Springs, opens for the season on May 5th. This seafood-centric restaurant enjoys one of the Hamptons’ best views, overlooking Three Mile Harbor. Oysters-on-the-half-shell and very cold rosé are just one of the de rigueur pairings that make dinner (and Happy Hour) worthwhile at this sunset-facing spot. Now in its fourth year, Bostwick’s on the Harbor continues to be first-come, first-served in terms of table availability. The restaurant doesn’t have an online, delivery, or take-out platform (they defer to their sibling restaurant, Bostwick’s Chowder House, for that), so you’ll just have to enjoy the ephemeral food in person. 

Bostwick’s on the Harbor

Over a decade old but just as cool as ever, Montauk’s Crow’s Nest opens for summer on Friday, May 20th. The Mediterranean-inspired restaurant serves small and large plates in a chic indoor-outdoor space overlooking Lake Montauk, next to hotelier Sean MacPherson’s boutique hotel by the same name. Come for dinner, a drink, or an overnight stay at one of the fishing community’s premier seasonal destinations. Inventive pasta dishes, fresh seafood, and locally sourced produce make dining at the Crow’s Nest an always-effervescent experience. 

Also in Montauk, Duryea’s, home to one of the area’s most famous lobster rolls, opens for the season on May 12th. Duryea’s is one of Montauk’s oldest and famous spots for seafood waterfront dining, and offers guests both a casual restaurant and a fresh fish market. With forever views of the bay (and a killer sunset, to boot), Duryea’s is ready to kick off yet another season of sun, summer, and East End vibes. Towering seafood towers, bespoke clam bake platters, and, of course, an overstuffed lobster roll are just some of the dishes coming your way as the weather warms this spring. 

Duryea’s, Montauk

Sag Harbor’s epic and seasonal project Beacon is back for another year. David Loewenberg’s waterfront project is among the most popular restaurants in the village, and to get a table, you may just have to wait — and wait. But the food and the view are both more than worth it, with tables that literally look out onto the setting sun. The food is worth it, too, with a menu that features regularly rotating specials of fresh fish and local, in-season produce.