Hamptons Guide Summer 2021
July and August are both the peak of Summer and the social season in the Hamptons, bringing an influx of international visitors and New York players in search of social activity and relaxation on the beaches or at the top cocktail parties of the season. With Summer 2021 in full-flow, here are some of the essential people, places and events to engage with, enjoy and be seen.
WHERE TO STAY…
The perfect summer vacation is to be found at Southampton Inn. The classically charming establishment has 90 guest rooms with unique décor, individual temperature control, sparkling tiled bathrooms, refrigerators, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The grounds consist of several acres of manicured lawns and gardens, with amenities that everyone can enjoy, including a 50-foot heated outdoor pool, an all-weather tennis court, croquet and volleyball, a game room for all ages, and one of the Southampton’s favorite eateries – Claude’s Restaurant.
Nearby to the inn guests can explore museums, galleries, unique shops and some of the finest restaurants in the world-famous Hamptons. Enjoy a complimentary, seasonal shuttle that takes guests to Coopers Beach, just one mile from the Inn’s front door. Get the shuttle to chauffeur your beach chairs and towels while you walk, jog or bicycle through the historic streets of Southampton to the beach. Also, find yourself conveniently situated near cultural sites such as the Halsey House, Parrish Art Museum and the Southampton Arts Center.
Weekend 2021 rates vary throughout the summer, so guests should reach out to plan their trip with the inn’s helpful reservations team.
91 Hill Street, Southampton, New York
WHERE TO DINE…
Union Sushi & Steak
Union Sushi Steak at 40 Bowden Square in Southampton is an exquisite restaurant that boasts meals and service fit for royalty. Sushi selections are delectable, and their sublime USDA prime steaks and cuts are renowned in the region. Mouthwatering bliss awakens your taste buds with the Dry Aged Bone in Rib Eye and Australian Grass Fed Lamb Chops.
40 Bowden Square, Southampton NY 11968
The team from T-Bar Steak and Lounge are making their return to Southampton. Just like its sister restaurant on New York’s Upper East Side, T-Bar Southampton offers guests outstanding cuisine in a casual yet elegant space, and the outdoor terrace and garden make it the quintessential location for evening cocktails on those warm summer evenings. The restaurant will boast an extensive wine list, and wide selection of cognac, bourbon and single malt scotch.
Under the watchful eye of restaurateur Tony Fortuna and Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, T-Bar is a new spin on the classic upscale steak house. The menu features a wide range of dishes, ranging from well-cooked renditions of classics, to refined and inventive plates, providing the ultimate dining experience.
268 Elm Street, Southampton, NY 11968
Centro Trattoria & Bar
Salvatore Biundo and his family-owned Italian eatery Centro Trattoria & Bar is the ultimate farm-to-fork Italian restaurant in Hampton Bays. His elevated style has created a fresh take on old world tastes. And, to complement a special meal exquisite Pesce, Carne and Pollo add to your ultimate dining experience. Guests sing high praises for plates of Chicken Parmigiana, Veal Scaloppine or Shrimp Saltimbocca.
The bar boasts a craft cocktail menu with drinks infused with basil, mint and rosemary grown on site. An extensive wine list compliments plates and tastes with wines by the glass, which allows customers to sample wines from all regions, or bottles from the glass wine cellar.
336 W. Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
The casual eatery offers your favorite style pizzas, heroes, and sandwiches from their oven. Be sure to check out a special happy hour Wednesdays to Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 pm. that highlights $10 personal pizzas, wine by the glass, and $5 draft beers.
149 W. Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Union Burger Bar
Union Burger Bar at 40 Bowden Square in Southampton offers an assortment of specialty gourmet burgers, fresh hand-cut fries, maniacal milkshakes & desserts, as well as an elaborate craft beer and small batch bourbon selection. Restaurateur and owner Ian Duke with award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf are excited to introduce the new culinary offering to the year-round dining staple of Southampton. Union Burger Bar is first come, first served, no reservations, and is open for both lunch and dinner.
40 Bowden Square, Southampton NY 11968
The Hamptons popular ghost kitchen popup, The Coop, has a new permanent home at Union Burger Bar. Restaurateurs Ian Duke and David Hilty introduced the simply “scrumptious” chicken out of Southampton Social Club last year. Now in 2021, customers can expect the same outstanding variety of fried and rotisserie chicken options with a wide assortment of sides. Be sure to try the classic Fried chicken sandwich or the biscuits topped with fried chicken and covered in a rich sausage gravy.
40 Bowden Square, Southampton NY 11968
Claude’s Restaurant at the Southampton Inn
At Claude’s, diners can enjoy a signature breakfast, Sunday brunch, dinner and new all-day dining. Claude’s offers indoor dining in the charming restaurant as well as outdoor in the garden courtyard or poolside. The all-day menu featuring fresh local catch and farm vegetables is also available for takeout to enjoy at the beach or at a concert in the park.
91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968
French cuisine can be experienced this summer in the East End. Demarchelier Bistro is celebrating the season in style at their newest location in Greenport, New York. Situated in the charming shopping village, the latest incarnation of the former Upper East Side restaurant pays tribute to all the charms and sophistication of France with a unique American twist. Family owned and operated, Demarchelier Bistro creates a rich and dynamic environment that demonstrates divine menu selections, stellar service and rich cultural expressions. The renowned establishment is North Fork casual balanced with artistic Parisian design.
471 Main Street. Greenport, NY 11944
WHERE TO DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY…
Southampton Social Club
Southampton Social Club sets the standard and energy for a season of dining, drinks, and dancing. Enjoy an al fresco menu under the stars with kitchen delights from Executive Chef Scott Kampf. Cabanas on the backyard lawn will have service highlighting a cocktail program with new tasty concoctions. On a weekly basis entertainment on site includes live music and DJs performing together to create blissful summer vibes.
256 Elm Street, Southampton, New York
WHERE TO PLAY…
Hampton Hills Golf & Country Club
Hampton Hills Golf & Country Club is one of New York’s best kept secrets–and members like it that way. Hampton Hills is located in the middle of a 2,000-acre pine and oak tree preserve in Westhampton Beach. The wooded setting allows members to escape the rush of the city in favor of peaceful competition against a challenging golf course.
Southampton Animal Shelter’s SO FETCH
(Saturday, August 7, 2021)
This summer The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is proud to present SO FETCH, a beach party fundraiser hosted by Georgina Bloomberg, Katie McEntee, Kingsley Crawford, Nathania Nisonson, Merritt Piro, Elizabeth Shafiroff and Jessica Fontaine Swift. On August 7th from 7pm to 11pm the girls are calling all party animals to attend their first annual beach party where 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the shelter’s rescue program.
For more information, please visit southamptonanimalshelter.com
Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Collaborating for a Cure Luncheon
(Friday, August 20, 2021)
Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Collaborating for a Cure Luncheon will take place at T-Bar Southampton on August 20. Guests at the ticketed event will enjoy incredible food, fascinating talks and an exclusive fashion show presented by designer Kobi Halperin. The event will also honor Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff for her steadfast support of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.
For more information, please visit waxmancancer.org/events/ladies-luncheon/
Southampton Animal Shelter’s Annual Unconditional Love Gala
(Saturday, August 21, 2021)
Southampton Animal Shelter’s annual Unconditional Love Gala will take place on August 21 to benefit the community’s animal shelter. Honorary board member, Jean Shafiroff, will help host the night of cocktails, dinner, and dancing.
For more information, please visit southamptonanimalshelter.com/events
Prostate Cancer Foundation Annual Hamptons Gala
(Saturday, August 28, 2021)
The Prostate Cancer Foundation will hold their annual Hamptons gala to fund groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research on August 28. Founder Michael Milken will emcee the night at Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.
For more information, please visit pcf.org
Woman-owned MarieBelle New York is a world-renowned luxury chocolate company. The fine art edibles are produced in the Brooklyn factory with retail locations throughout New York City and Japan. MarieBelle’s flagship store in New York’s famous Soho District offers chocolate lovers a sumptuous shopping experience. MarieBelle has a new retail shoppe located in Midtown Manhattan’s stunning Japanese Kitano Hotel. Each location pairs perfectly with the lavish and decadent chocolate designs. CEO and Founder Maribel Lieberman takes as much care with the aesthetics of the store and the styles of her chocolate as she does with the taste and integrity of the chocolate itself.
For over two decades, MarieBelle New York has been tantalizing both the eyes and the palate with sophisticated chocolate expressions. Whether it is the signature, artisanal ganache, the lavish truffles and bars, or the incomparable Aztec Hot Chocolate (featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things) – the name MarieBelle is synonymous with everything that is refined, beautifully designed and decadent.
Available at mariebelle.com
WHERE TO ENJOY FINE ART…
A is for Art
As one of the unofficial art capitals of the Summer in the Northeast, the Hamptons are home to some of the top art galleries and artists, including Walter Sternlieb. A designer, builder, woodworker, master craftsman, and industrial artist, Sternlieb designs beautiful 3-dimensional wood structures. The wood from which his art is constructed is carefully chosen and finished with a keen eye to detail prior to him applying his design. Visit his gallery A is for Art at 60 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY.
Fitness & Wellness Lifestyle Expert Nikki Walter-Nemickas
Nikki Walter-Nemickas is a health, nutrition, fitness, and wellness lifestyle expert whose inspirational motto of be fit and eat clean has made her a workout guru. As a leader in the field, the motivational coach is also a strong advocate that brings health and wellness to the masses. Her sincere message and creative style brings hopeful enthusiasm that positively stimulates all ages and backgrounds. Along with her work as an Us Weekly Editorial Representative, her advice and workouts can also be found on her F…It Podcast that is on both Spotify and Apple Podcasts, and new and improved website.
FOR LONG TERM STAY…
Top-Selling Real Estate Broker Lisa Maysonet
If you decide to stay in the Hamptons for longer than a weekend, rent a home or buy property with top-selling real estate broker Lisa Maysonet. She has successfully met client expectations with unprecedented contract signings. The Sotheby’s expert took up the market challenges in the midst of the pandemic and managed to put numerous deals into contract all over the East End.
For over three decades, Loy Carlos has been the trusted lifestyle, real estate and marketing advisor of a global clientele. Together with Kenneth J. Moore, he cofounded Classiques Modernes Lifestyle & Estates, which provides home and investment management services, private brokerage, marketing & lifestyle consultancy.
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