Many people that live and work in Manhattan have larger "country" homes in the Hamptons which they head to on the weekends or for some of the many special events that are held there during the summer months.
It is a beautiful part of Long island with several smaller beach towns that make up what is known as the Hamptons.
Along with a beautiful setting and great people watching, the Hamptons is known for having some of the best restaurants in the area according to a drum teacher and a trumpet teacher.
This article will offer some information about some of the top places to dine in the Hamptons and what makes them so good.
The first place is called The Frisky Oyster and is located in Greenport and appeals to the many sophisticated clientele that is there from Manhattan.
It has a contemporary style and an eclectic menu that features dishes like seared foie gras atop roasted pineapple and penne with pancetta, littleneck clams, leeks and tomatoes.
This restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner and is known for the lively bar scene as well.
Another great place is named La Parmigiana and is a wonderful place to go for families as it is a good old traditional red sauce Italian restaurant.
The portions of the many pasta dishes are large and the prices are some of the lowest found in the area.
The favorite dish of the many locals and visitors that eat there is Spaghetti Celestino which is a tomato cream sauce with proscuitto and basil and tomato.
Because it is such a favorite, there is usually quite a wait to get a table to plan ahead for that or make a reservation as soon as you arrive in the Hamptons.
In the area known as Water Mill, there is a great restaurant called Mirko's and it is also considered to be more of a unusual menu with a variety of dishes.
The chef and owner takes pride in using local and fresh ingredients in his dishes and they are all delicious.
Some of the favorites are pan-roasted striped bass, herb-crusted rack of lamb and grilled veal chop with tomato corn salsa.
The atmosphere is warm with seating by a fireplace inside or out on the terrace for nice evenings.
The last restaurant recommendation is the Stone Creek Inn which is located in East Quogue, New York.
The owner who is also the head chef chooses to use local ingredients and has a special knack for seafood which is usually the one thing most visitors want to eat when they visit the Hamptons.
Some of his specialties include a oven roasted halibut using Mediterranean spices and a braised Montauk lobster with baby vegetables.
Most of the menu is French inspired and the space is simple and elegant with large windows and beautiful woodwork.