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Hamptons Restaurants to Try This Summer

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As Memorial weekend officially kicks off the anticipated Hamptons summer season, we have listed five of this year’s must-try epicurean destinations and why they are definitely worth a visit.

The following is courtesy of Lawlor Media Group, their clients and friends.

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75 Main (Southampton, NY 11968, (631) 283-7575)

75 Main Front ©75 Main

Recognized as one of Long Island’s best brunch spots by USA Today Travel’s 10best.com, 75 Main has been a favorite Southampton, New York eatery for more than 70 years. Current owner and restaurateur Zach Erdem has transformed the Hamptons summer dining staple into a year-round restaurant and lounge with an expertly crafted menu, sophisticated decor, and the addition of post-dinner entertainment, maintaining the perfect balance between the classic style of the Hamptons and the allure of New York City nightlife.

75 Main unites Italian, Asian, and Caribbean influences, presenting a unique menu crafted by Executive Chef Mark Militello, featuring contemporary American cuisine. After dinner, guests can enjoy 75 Main’s exclusive nightlife scene, as the restaurant converts into one of the hottest lounges on the East End, featuring well-known DJs, live bands, and drink specials.

For further information, please visit:  www.75main.com

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Union Burger Bar (40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY 11968, (631) 377-3500)

Union Burger Bar Mac Attack ©Union Burger Bar

Union Cantina, Southampton’s award-winning Mexican restaurant, has officially opened their all-new Union Burger Bar. The restaurant extension is located adjacent to the contemporary Mexican restaurant, offering an assortment of specialty gourmet burgers, fresh hand-cut fries, maniacal milkshakes & desserts, and of course an elaborate craft beer and small batch bourbon selection. Restaurateur and owner Ian Duke with award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf are excited to introduce the new culinary offering to the year-round dining staple of Southampton, New York. Union Burger Bar is first come, first served, no reservations, and is open for both lunch and dinner.

The spacious and casual dining room has seen some recent renovations, but the new Burger Bar will be the biggest in the past year for Union Cantina. The Burger Bar menu will be rich in variety and slathered with flavor. Well-regarded for their fresh Colorado beef burgers that also are hormone, anti-antibiotic and additive free, the Burger Bar is dedicated to environmental sustainability.

For more information, please visit www.unionburgerbar.com

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Claude’s (91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11208, (631) 283-6500)

SHI Claudes Courtyard ©Southampton Inn

Guests will enjoy the casual elegance of Claude’s Restaurant this summer. The Southampton Inn has invested $100,000 to enhance their property, including the lawns and gardens surrounding the poolside and courtyard dining areas. This summertime favorite of locals and visitors alike is perfectly situated at the epicenter of Southampton Village. Enter via the enchanting European-inspired courtyard, freshly re-planted gardens, and pool patio, to discover Claude’s newly renovated interior space.

Claude’s will be serving delectable chef’s-choice dinners that will include a menu of fresh meats, poultry, fish, and vegetarian delights. The restaurant also offers a carefully crafted breakfast and brunch menu as well as a locally sourced all-day menu which guests can enjoy poolside. Claude’s serves a $25 bottomless brunch with your choice of mimosas, Bloody Marys, house wine or draft beer on Sundays.

Some dishes are prepared using vegetables and herbs from the Southampton Inn gardens, minimizing their carbon footprint impact and maximizing their sustainability practices.

For more information, please visit www.southamptoninn.com

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T-Bar Southampton (268 Elm Street, Southampton, NY 11968)

T-Bar Porterhouse ©T-Bar

A new sibling to the classically-chic Upper East Side eatery T-Bar Steak and Lounge opens in Southampton this June: T-Bar Southampton. The NYC restaurant transplant will offer a happy hour from 11pm to 1am, in addition to the surf-and-turf dishes such as tuna burger and pulpo thin-crust pizza that you will find on the regular menu.

T-Bar is known for its outstanding cuisine in a casual yet elegant space. Under the watchful eyes of restaurateur Tony Fortuna and Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, T-Bar is a new spin on the classic upscale steak house. The menu features a wide range of dishes, ranging from well-cooked renditions of classics to refined and inventive plates, providing the ultimate dining experience.

For more information, please visit www.tbarnyc.com

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Southampton Social Club (256 Elm Street, Southampton, NY 11968, (631) 287-1400)

Southampton Social Club ©Southampton Social Club

Southampton Social Club is known for its lushly appointed and abundant outdoor space accented by a fire pit adorned backyard, in combination with its world-class fine dining and hip entertainment. SSC continues to boast one of the most impressive menus on the East End, courtesy of Executive Chef Scott Kampf, a native New Yorker and culinary veteran for more than two decades (who also helms the kitchen at Southampton Social Club’s sister restaurants, Union Cantina and Union Burger Bar). Among the scrumptious fare he is serving up this year at SSC are lobster tacos, Asian ginger salad, a selection of sushi rolls, cast iron seared filet mignon with a choice to add lobster tail, and diver scallops.

SSC’s South Beach inspired cabanas can each accommodate 10 to 12 people, offering the perfect intimate setting for either early evening cocktails and appetizers or an after-hours bash. The Library/VIP Stage, with space for up to 30 people, has multiple menu options and turns into a bustling nightclub on the weekends. The outdoor cabana area/Sunset Bar can accommodate up to 75 people for dining and 150 for cocktails with a separate entrance and a private bar, and also features multiple menu options.

For more information visit www.southamptonsocialclub.com

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  • 75 Main Front ©75 Main.jpg;
  • Union Burger Bar Mac Attack ©Union Burger Bar.jpg;
  • SHI Claudes Courtyard ©Southampton Inn.jpg;
  • T-Bar Porterhouse ©T-Bar.jpg; and
  • Southampton Social Club ©Southampton Social Club.jpg