Though the Hamptons are synonymous for summer fun, the villages and hamlets of Long Island’s East End hardly shut down come autumn—especially with the Hampton International Film Festival celebrating its 25th anniversary Oct. 5-9, 2017, showcasing some of the season’s buzziest films, such as Goodbye, Christopher Robin and Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.
The Lawlor Media Group has picked five sensational spots that they rep and love.
So skip the warm-weather crowds that swarm the island come Memorial Day and take in these absolute must-visits for the good life in the Hamptons.
1. Southampton Inn: Southampton Inn is a classic boutique hotel located in the heart of historic Southampton Village. Surrounded by several acres of impeccably manicured lawns and gardens, this gem is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of New York City. Here, you’ll get casual Hamptons style with true European comfort. Each of the 90 charming guest rooms comes with Tempur-Pedic® mattresses, mini refrigerators, and complimentary WiFi. Don’t forget to try the on-site restaurant, Claude’s at Southampton Inn, while you’re there. And when you’re ready to venture off, you’ll be within walking (and shuttle) distance of amazing restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and more.
Hotel Ze: There’s more than one way to get a great night’s sleep year-round in the Hamptons. Hotel Ze, a romantic Southampton boutique hotel that blends comfort with luxury, offers a more intimate experience.Hotel Ze’s signature suites offer modern amenities with a simplified feel to ensure maximum space for vacations and business travelers alike.
3. Union Cantina: Modern yet rustic, Union Cantina is a sophisticated Mexican restaurant in Southampton Village. Its menu was prepared by award-winning executive chef Scott Kampf and is true to his signature “farm to table” ethos. When you dine at Union Cantina, you’ll get only the freshest local ingredients that the East End has to offer. You can also take your pick of exceptional cocktails. Make sure to try one (or two, or three) of the 100+ tequilas at the 400 Rabbits Tequila Bar. Union Cantina always promises a great time.
To view the recipe for Union Cantina’s Deconstructed Enchilada (pictured above), click here.
75 Main: 75 Main offers guests all-day dining, with both brunch and dinner menus. Locals, visitors, and celebrities alike flock to this Southampton destination for contemporary American and modern Italian fare—top picks include the watermelon salad and the grilled lamb chops served with couscous and pistachio-mint pesto—served in chic, airy environs.
5. Kozu: This trendy Japanese fusion restaurant, where the elegant white walls are decorated with artwork by artist and Sports Illustrated photographer Raphael Mazzucco, offers both indoor and outdoor seating. Popular dishes include the yellowtail serrano with smoked tomato ponzu, pickled serrano and shiso and the kozu roll, featuring unagi and avocado topped with foie gras and caviar. Reservations are highly recommended (but not required).
* Hotel ZE – Room 4 – Courtesy of Hotel Ze
* Union Cantina Deconstructed Enchilada – Courtesy of Union Cantina
* 75 Main Courtesy of 75 Main
* Kozu Sushi Courtesy of Kozu
* Southampton Inn Courtesy of B. Felice