Lifestyle: Travel & Dining

Summer Dining Scene

Let's Talk About The New Restaurants For This Season!
By Hannah Selinger - June 3, 2019

 As is the case every spring and summer, the Hamptons will be welcoming in several new restaurants this season. In East Hampton, what’s old is new again on Gann Road, where Bay Kitchen Bar held court for six summers. The Bay Kitchen staff has decamped to the west, where they will be opening the Silver Lining Diner in Southampton in the old Princess Diner space on Route 27. (They expect to be open this month.) The former Bay Kitchen space, a waterfront space off of Springs’ Three Mile Harbor, will become Bostwick’s on the Harbor. The East Hampton restaurant had an outpost in this very space years ago, which they are now reviving for the summer season. 

As for the Silver Lining Diner, chef Eric Miller promises “upscale diner cuisine” in a space that will be renovated to suit the Hamptons’ aesthetic. 

In Sag Harbor, the old La Superica space will reopen as K Pasa, now under the ownership of Sen’s Jeff Resnick, Tora Matsuoka, and Jesse Matsuoka, as well as Stephen Loffredo and David Hart. The team is refreshing both the space and concept. The original restaurant lasted for over three decades in the prime Sag Harbor space, before closing in 2018. 

A Montauk spot that has been up in the air for several years, the former Cyril’s Fish House on the Napeague stretch, has become Morty’s Oyster Stand. This colorful building known for its high-proof cocktails and highly visible owner, will take on a more muted Montauk presence, serving drinks, of course, but also high-end seafood. The reopening of that space, embroiled in conflict and left vacant for two years after Cyril’s departure, will come as a sigh of relief to those nostalgic for the days of the roadside BBC (the potent frozen drink known as the Bailey’s-Banana Colada). Also in Montauk, chef Jeremy Blutstein, formerly of Bridgehampton’s Almond, now runs the kitchen at Showfish, the fish restaurant located inside of Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina (formerly the Montauk Yacht Club). The restaurant will showcase local seafood and produce and will provide a view of the water, always an enviable slice of East End real estate. 

Amagansett’s big 2019 opening is Coche Comedor, the Mexican restaurant from the Honest Man Group, who also own Townline BBQ in Sagaponack, Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton, Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, and La Fondita in Amagansett. The space, built out from an old diner car, features, as its centerpiece, a rotisserie oven that can accommodate 20 chickens at a time. The restaurant serves traditional dishes and highlights the offerings of local farms. A bar with sliding glass doors opens up so that diners can sit outside in a courtyard, sipping margaritas made from the restaurant’s extensive tequila list. 

This season, like seasons past, promises to be a busy one. With so many new restaurants to enjoy, it’s hard to decide where to eat first. The struggle, as they say, is real. 

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