As the summer (finally!) kicks off, a number of new restaurants, hotels and other venues are opening around the Hamptons — and more are on their way. Below are some of the new (and newly owned) establishments to watch this season.
Baron’s Cove Inn, Sag Harbor
This 67-room hotel is reopening Memorial Day, after two years of extensive renovations by new owners Cape Advisors Group. Room rates start at $299 per night and reach $799 for a double-height loft with a private deck. The 85-seat restaurant will be headed by chef Matty Boudreau, known for Shelter Island’s popular Vine Street Café.
Winston’s Bar and Grill, East Hampton
This new roadside eatery, owned by Jamaica-born chef Winston Lyons, will offer seafood, steak and Caribbean fare. The restaurant, on Route 27 west of downtown East Hampton, is replacing Nichol’s of East Hampton, a mainstay that shuttered in October. While Lyons — who reportedly worked at Turtle Bay Crossing, the Meeting House and the East Hampton Grill — did minor renovations, he said he’s holding back on more extensive changes because the owner, James Fischer, plans to rebuild the entire structure.
Harbor Market and Kitchen, Sag Harbor
Chef Paul Del Favero and his Spanish business manager-wife, Susana, picked up this unique property, the former site of Espresso Italian Market, for $1.6 million. The couple is planning to open a European-style rustic café there late this month. Focused on local purveyors and humanely raised meat and seafood, the market will offer freshly prepared meals, as well as produce and pantry items.
Momi Ramen, East Hampton
Ramen is coming to the East End, thanks to chef-owner Jeffrey Chen, who opened his first Momi Ramen in Miami in 2012. Locals will be able to get their fix year-round at this roadside eatery, located at 221 Pantigo Road off Route 27. Renovations are underway; the opening date has yet to be announced.
Le Charlot, Southampton
This outpost of the Upper East Side eatery offers French dishes in a traditional, white-tablecloth setting at 36 Main Street. Brothers Thierry and Bruno Gelormini opened the location in November, replacing the American pub Barrister’s, which shut down in 2013.
Capri Hotel, Southampton
Los Angeles-based attorney-to-the-stars Mark Geragos picked up this 29-room boutique hotel for $4.7 million in February. Geragos is planning to renovate and an outpost of the upscale Manhattan lounge and eatery, Beautique, will open.
Dune Deck, Westhampton
The Dune Deck Beach Resort, a one-time hotspot, reportedly sold in March for nearly $19 million to Discovery Land CEO Michael Meldman. He is reportedly partnering with George Clooney, Ron Burkle and Rande Gerber on a luxury golf club and residential community near the resort in East Quogue; Dune Deck will become part of that project. The hotel will reopen to guests after renovations, which are expected to take a year or two. —Tess Hofmann
First quarter of 2015
Median sales price $920,000
Number of sales 541
Homes for sale 1,636
Days on market 191[/column]
First quarter of 2014
Avg. sales price $880,000
Number of sales 528
Homes for sale 1,696
Days on market 183[/column]
Source: Miller Samuel