If summer 2023 has a theme, its the pop-up. Such notable Manhattan restaurants as Soho’s Charlie Bird and Little Owl in the West Village will temporarily set up shop for a dining series at the locally minded Amagansett fixture Rosie’s. In Water Mill, the Miami clean food experts of Lilikoi Organic Living will take over daytime dining at Kissaki Japanese restaurant.
There will also be pizza and aprés beach menus. Sean Feeney is opening the second location of his classic New York-style slice joint Fini Pizza, while the sleek surf-and-turf spot Mavericks Montauk will make its long awaited debut this summer.
There’s more. Here are the new dining spots to book now in the Hamptons this season.
Enchanté Bistro, Southampton
People in the Hamptons are very familiar with delays. EHP Resort & Marina—the group behind such places as East Hampton’s always jammed Si Si—had planned to open this French bistro last summer but never got it off the ground. To recap: Enchanté takes over the longstanding Red Bar Brasserie on Route 27, with a lightish seafood menu that evokes the south of France. This ranges from Niçoise salad to Dover sole in brown butter sauce with capers and parsley.
The cocktail list, meanwhile, features beverages such as elderflower spritzes. And the space updates classic Parisian eateries in shades of black and cream, with pops of citrus orange.
Slated to open: Early May
Mavericks Montauk, Montauk
Chilled Montauk-sourced Jonah crabs with fermented lemon aioli, cavatelli with ricotta and ramps from the Catskills and a grilled wagyu New York strip steak by way of Texas represent the surf-and-turf ethos of Mavericks. The seasonal New American eatery from former Crow’s Nest chef Jeremy Blutstein and partner/sommelier Vanessa Price, perched along Fort Pond in Montauk, also boasts a 275-bottle, European-leaning wine