Despite the current pandemic, there are plenty of restaurant newcomers that have opened their doors in the Hamptons and on the North Fork for the summer. Remember, these pop up restaurants are booming with popularity, so make your reservations in advance before they close shop at the end of the season.
Below are seven new Hamptons and North Fork restaurants popping up on the scene for the summer from Greenport, Southampton, and out to Montauk.
Il Buco at Marram
This New York-based restaurant offers classic but exquisite Italian dishes at the beachy Marram resort. Il Buco’s summer cafe is inspired by the beach town of Jose Ignacio in Uruguay. The goal is to make you feel like you’ve taken a vacation to Uruguay without leaving the East End! Although The Marram can transport you to South America, it is also in walking distance from the center of Montauk.
While relaxing at the resort, start the day with some semolina blueberry muffins, at lunch bite into an avocado salad and lobster roll. Finish the day with a cast-iron pizza with zucchini flowers and fontina cheese, yum! The Marram is now available for bookings. 631-558-2050
Highway Beach Sushi & Fish Market
New York City inspired Japanese food can be found at Highway Restaurant in East Hampton. This summer, they are bringing back their beloved sushi offerings with HIGHWAY beach SUSHI & FISH MARKET from Shuko’s Chef Ry Nitzkowski. A fresh selection of sushi rolls including Salmon Serrano, Spicy Crab and others are available. Their Chef’s Tasting Menu, including a weekly selection of 12 pieces of sashimi and two rolls by Chef Ry of SHUKO is also available. This omakase experience is pre-order only and limited availability.
In addition, Highway will be offering weekly fillets by the pound like fresh local fluke or toro steaks for grilling. Choose from the selection of signature Japanese drinks such as SOTO sake, champagne specials and cocktails. Available for takeout and delivery. 631-527-5372
TT’s Montauk has awakened from it’s quarantine slumber and is safely serving mouth watering tacos once again. Tacos, Tequila and more are on the menu including a skirt steak taco, a fresh fried fish taco, or the Impossible Taco (vegan). TT’s has tacos for everybody with their vegan AND gluten-free options. Don’t forget to finish the meal off with one of their refreshing margaritas.
If tacos aren’t your thing, try a grass fed burger or hot chicken blue cheese sandwich. Grab a taco for the road with the easy take out option at this pink themed, Mexican-style restaurant on West Lake Drive.
TT’s Montauk is open on Thursdays through Sundays for either a late lunch starting at 11am or dinner until 9pm. 631-668-8543
Jack Della Femina, grandson of advertising executive and restauranteur Jerry Della Femina, opened Bravo Toast over Fourth of July weekend. The summer-long pop up is located at the Cynthia Rowley store in Montauk. Their simple and fun menu features a selection of avocado toast like the Ginger Toast with ginger aioli and burrata, and Green Goddess with house pesto and burrata.
Heading out to LA after the Hamptons summer season? A Bravo Toast “drive-thru” will permanently open in West Hollywood on Doheny Drive after the summer.
Bravo Toast is currently open Thursday-Monday from 10am-3pm (weather dependent). Merchandise like tee shirts, striped towels, and totes are also for sale.
The NYC Greenwich Village restaurant hotspot Carbone’s has popped up in the Hamptons at 230 Elm in Southampton this summer! For those New Yorkers quarantining out east, a taste of this Italian eatery will be a welcome addition to the Southampton scene. All of the popular signature dishes from New York will be on the menu, from the Spicy Rigatoni Vodka to Veal Parm and Mario’s Meatballs, all will be available for takeaway each night.
Orders can be made one hour prior to pick up or 7 days in advance. There’s a lunch block from 11:30am-2pm, and then dinner from 5-11:30pm daily. Mangia! 631-604-5095
Jennie’s at Drosso’s
Jennie’s at Drossos on Main Road can be found right in the heart of the North Fork in Greenport at Drossos Motel. If you’re craving classic American comfort food, Jennie’s is the pop-up for you. Let’s get into it: ribs, fried shrimp, chicken sandwiches, fish-n-chips, cheeseburgers AND chicken tenders are all awaiting you at Jennie’s.
Tour the North Fork and bite into one of chef Jennie Werts’ mouth-watering dishes. Now open for pick up 7 days a week from 12-8pm. 631-477-1339
Omakase by Uni King is now offering some of the best NYC sushi in the Hamptons at Old Stove Pub! Stop by to try Executive Chef Kazuo Yoshida’s exquisite menu that showcases his love of the jewels from the sea, while paying tribute to his favorite, the Uni. Yoshida worked his way up from an assistant chef at Hasaki to an executive chef for Jewel Bako. He is currently a partner of acclaimed NYC restaurant, Juku.
Items are limited at this time in order to retain the freshest quality, so don’t wait! Chef Yoshida’s special Uni will be waiting for you to give it a try along with an assortment of rolls. Hours for Omakase are Wednesday through Sunday from 5-9pm, both dine-in and pickup is available at these times.