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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. 

Restaurants

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 list with two categories for rosé: light and deep pink. 

Prime spots among the 200-seat establishment are on the patio.
Slated to open: Early May

Vin Sur Vingt, Sag Harbor

Sébastien Auvet already has a spot in Sag Harbor—an outlet of Jack’s Coffee. When he found space nearby to plant the first East End outpost of his Paris-inspired wine bar chain Vin Sur Vingt, he grabbed it. The restaurant, on the former MTK Lobster plot on Main Street, will work to replicate the neighborhood bistro charm of the mini chain’s original, with offerings that range from classic croque monsieurs to more globally minded yuzu-spiked Montauk scallops with strawberries and tarragon.

This Vin Sur Vingt location, the seventh, will have 70 seats and serve lunch and dinner, alongside a rotating collection of 200 French wines, 30 of  them poured by the glass. The team is also working on a signature cocktail list that pays tribute to France. 
Slated to open: May 22

Maison Close,  Montauk 

The glitzy SoHo bistro Maison Close has transported its upscale French fare and signature cobalt-blue, Moulin Rouge-inspired tulip banquettes to prime waterfront real estate on East Lake Drive, a location that will appeal to the local boating community. Executive chef Geoffrey Lechantoux will oversee the menu of such plates as Dover sole meunière, filleted tableside, and Maine lobster rolls served with house mayo and tomato marmalade in croissant buns.

Not only is the French-focused wine list rich in Champagne and rosé; cocktails will be, too. The rosé-infused La Maison Rose also blends in tequila, elderflower liqueur, muddled papaya and fresh lime.
Slated to open: May 26

Fini Pizza, Amagansett

New York-style slice shop Fini has developed a fan base in Williamsburg. Now, Sean Feeney, whose other notable dining rooms include Lilia and Misi, is exporting the pies eastward, taking over Astro’s Pizza on Amagansett’s Main Street. He’s divided the location into two spaces: A 25-seat pizzeria boasts “classic slice shop vibes” decorated in the eatery’s signature forest green; and Fini Beach Club, a compact space for private events. The pizzeria menu will feature the original classically dressed pies: tomato, pepperoni, white.

The joint, which Feeney, who co-owns Lilia, is opening with his longtime Fini chef and partner Will Unseld, will stay open year round, serving from breakfast through dinner. A full bar will have classic cocktails like Painkillers and the gin-and-mint Southside, plus seasonal Italian ices, using produce from neighbor Amber Waves Farm. 
Slated to open: Early June

Sag Harbor Kitchen, Sag Harbor

At a prime dockside spot on Bay Street, chef Melissa O’Donnell’s Sag Harbor Kitchen will feature plenty of seafood: lobster, steamers, whole grilled branzino—alongside vegan offerings, steaks and burgers. (The place will offer a limited menu starting on Memorial Day until it officially opens in mid June.) The focus of the wine list is coastal, from the North Fork to the West Coast, South America and Europe. Prepare to fight for seats on the outdoor deck, which will be dotted with fire tables and lounge seating.

The restaurant is opening in partnership with Kittch, the streaming cooking platform. Along with a series of cooking classes and guest chef pop-ups, look out for live streams from Sag Harbor Kitchen.
Slated to open: June 15

Talya Restaurant, Montauk

Every summer, Ruschmeyers—the Montauk’s updated 1950s-era boutique hotel with a sprawling lawn—becomes the prime place for late-night parties. This year, it’s been recast as Talya, a Greek and coastal French restaurant and bar helmed by chef Geoffrey Lechantoux. (He’s also fronting Maison Close, above.) The outdoor tables will continue to serve as party central. This menu will boast fried zucchini flowers and eggplant chips, as well as octopus salad with tarragon pesto. 

The Maison Close team is redesigning the venue’s interior to channel the Greek islands, with such touches as woven fabrics and floral patterns. Because it wouldn’t be a party without ouzo (and disco balls), many of the drinks will incorporate it, including an espresso martini riff with vodka and ouzo, plus Turkish coffee and a syrup made from green olives.
Slated to open: May 26

Christian’s by Wölffer Estate, Amagansett 

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Wölffer Estate Vineyard, the Hamptons winery that’s amassed a cult following for its distinctively packaged Summer in a Bottle rosé, causing traffic jams up and down Route 27. Less known was Wölffer Kitchen in Amagansett Square. This season the team revamped and renamed the eatery and started offering a New American menu heavy on local seafood, with grapefruit and jalapeño-accented fluke and thyme-crusted Montauk tuna. 

Many dishes are prepared in the restaurant’s wood-fueled hearth and are designed to pair with an expansive selection of Wölffer wines and ciders. 
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Carissa’s, Sag Harbor 

This minimalist, whitewashed bakery looks more like a jewelry boutique. In October, Lori Chemla and Carissa Waechter launched a third outpost of their sophisticated bakery and café on Bay Street in Sag Harbor to reduce the perpetual lines at their East Hampton flagship. Along with perfectly flaky croissants and flower-decorated cakes, there’s a new menu from Gjelina alum Jake Epstein that will update the current list of lobster rolls and farro grain bowls.The new space is designed for retail shopping, with grab-and-go versions of the popular Korean noodle dish japchae and crudité salads. While there’s no seating, the owners have installed picnic tables in Marine Park across the street and customers are welcome to dine there.
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