With each approaching summer season, we sadly bid adieu to restaurants, bars, and hotels that didn’t quite make the cut to return for another year of East End revelry. However, the goodbye is bittersweet as there is always a brand new crop of eager venues vying to be named the next Hamptons hotspot. Below, check out where you’re going to want to be seen and what you should experience for Summer 2017.

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Arbor Montauk
“Casual, chic, and understated elegance” – um, hi, that’s legit the Hamptons to Hollywood brand, so OF COURSE, we’re going to be hitting up this new eatery in one of our fave Hamptons hamlets; good ‘ole Emm Tee Kay. Conveniently located by the train station so visiting city-dwellers have easy access to elegance, this tranquil hideaway is the perfect place to enjoy libations with friends and remind each other how lucky they are to be in the Hamptons in the first place.

Lulu Kitchen & Bar
If rustic and delicious is your style, Lulu is the spot. Helmed by Executive Chef, Philippe Corbet, all the restaurant’s cuisine is wood-burned (his signature aesthetic), offering a unique and exciting take on traditional East End flavor. Warm and cozy, evoking a French bistro atmosphere, Lulu is the perfect place to escape when in Sag Harbor.

Kozu Hamptons
Ready for some FUSION? Kozu is Japanese, sushi, and Peruvian all spicy-tuna-rolled into one amazing collaboration. Manhattanites will recognize the names T-Bar and Kozu from their city restaurants, complete with DJ sets on the weekends and a lively brunch scene on Sundays. No matter what discerning friend you may have in tow with you for the weekend, this place has something for everyone.

Harbor East
The fun cocktail menu and delicious food have our eyes peeping all over Harbor East’s website, salivating, anxious to pop in for a bite. But honestly, they sold us at “Lingering rosé lunches; bronzed and beautiful bar scenes.” Um, okay, I mean, I guess we’ll go.

GET HIM TO THE GREEK. The movie was blah, but this restaurant seems like it’s going to be way better. Greek food is essentially a Hamptons to Hollywood staple, so we could not be more thrilled about this gem. Opening this weekend in Water Mill, Calissa is set to bring the spirit of Mykonos to the Hamptons. So if you haven’t jetsetted your way to Greece in the past year, you can totally get your fix here. Reservations available now.

Hero Beach Club
Very Very Very excited for this new hideaway in Montauk. Hero Beach Club is attracting the adventurous traveler and families to experience all that Montauk has to offer. Upon arrival, resort staff greet you and curate your entire Montauk/Hamptons experience. I mean, what more could you want? Honestly.

Wolffer Kitchen
Wolffer is coming to Amagansettttt. And we COULD NOT be more happy. Do you know what this means? We can score our favorite rosé that much closer to Montauk than having to trek down 27 to Sagaponack. Nestled in Amagansett Square, we’re thinking we should just start a tab now. Our motto for the summer? Shop, rosé, repeat.


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