In the Hamptons, the world is your oyster— literally. Served chilled and on ice, the coastal cuisine is a perfect complement to your East End adventures. Grab your beau or besties and head to these restaurants for a true taste of seaside summertime.
The Crow’s Nest
We come here for the vibe— the breathtaking sunset view over Lake Montauk. So, the Beausoleil oysters, translated as “beautiful sun” are fitting. What makes these bivalves especially appealing is that they’re served with green apple jalapeño mignonette.
Drink pairing: 2019 Melon de Bourgogne
The Crow’s Nest; 4 Old West Lake Dr, Montauk
[Photo courtesy of The Crow’s Nest]
Morty’s Oyster Stand
Dive into Cape Cod, Prince Edward Island, or Lake Montauk oysters, all served with fresh horseradish and nuan chom.
Drink pairing: Froze, a frozen cocktail with vodka, rose wine, grapefruit, and strawberry.
Morty’s Oyster Stand; 2167 Montauk Highway, Amangansett
[Photo courtesy of Morty’s Oyster Stand]
Duryea’s Lobster Deck
Oyster enthusiasts can choose between Montauk Pearl, Peeko, Lazy Point, and Beausoleil, while overlooking the picturesque Fort Pond Bay.
Drink pairing: Duryea’s house rose
Duryea’s Lobster Deck; 65 Tuthill Road, Montauk
[Photo credit: Doug Young]
Lulu Kitchen & Bar
Run by the team behind Duryea’s, Lulu’s offers local flavor with Montauk Pearls or Peeko oysters, served with mignonette and horseradish cocktail sauce.
Drink pairing: Sparkling wine
Lulu Kitchen & Bar; 126 Main Street, Sag Harbor
[Photo courtesy of Lulu’s]
Bell & Anchor
This local go-to offers east and west coast oysters, served with classic mignonette and cocktail sauce.
Drink pairing: a Bacon Oyster Shooter, a combination of bacon vodka and Bloody Mary.
Bell & Anchor; 3253 Noyac Rd, Sag Harbor
[Photo credit: Jason Penney]
Bostwick’s on the Harbor
Set on Three Mile Harbor, this upscale sister to Bostwick’s Chowder House serves delicious Peconic oysters on the half shell.
Drink pairing: Harbor Lemonade, with Montauk Hard Label Blueberry Whiskey (made locally), lemonade, and blueberries
Bostwick’s on the Harbor; 39 Gann Rd, East Hampton
[Photo courtesy of Bostwick’s on the Harbor]
If you need a new take on your oyster, head over to Maidstone Harbor Marina and try Pistachio Crusted oysters with lemon saffron aioli.
Drink pairing: Champagne
Harbor Bistro; 313 Three Mile Harbor Hog Creek Rd, East Hampton
[Photo via @harborbistro]
Wölffer’s classic, bohemian style translates seamlessly into their restaurant’s creations. The Peconic oysters, accompanied by Wölffer Verjus mignonette, is unexpectedly flavorsome.
Drinking pairing: Wölffer rose
Wölffer Kitchen; 4 Amagansett Square Drive, Amagansett
[Photo via @wolfferkitchen]