The best restaurant in the world, Eleven Madison Park, is opening its new East Hampton location on June 24 and it’s already accepting reservations. It even has a summer-appropriate name: EMP Summer House.
With Eleven Madison Park’s Manhattan location currently closed for renovations, it’s the perfect time to visit the restaurant which will include two potential seating areas, an indoor dining room and an outdoor tented space, along with an area for games like ping pong, corn hole and petanque.
“We considered doing international pop-ups, but it was too obvious a solution; that’s been done. And then we had this thought: We want to be a true New York restaurant. So why don’t we do what New Yorkers do and go to the beach for the summer,” co-owner Will Guidara told Bloomberg.
As for the food, expect delicious seafood, red meat and greens like green tomato flatbread, poached lobster, prawn salad, fluke ceviche, spicy ham, wood-fired steak and a side of caviar.
EMP Summer House will also offer a curated array of wine, and a take-out window in case you’re in the mood for fried chicken picnics to go, which can be ordered in advance online.
But before you drop by, keep in mind that they only accept American Express credit cards and only AmEx cardholders can make reservations. And for AmEx Platinum card holders, a special concierge will be available.
Make sure you’re there for the 4th of July because Guidara already knows, “We are definitely, obviously, throwing a big 4th of July party.”