May 24, 2006
What's New In Southampton
Need a good burger? Lingerie? A new rug? A fruit basket? The hamlets and villages of Southampton have a wide array of new businesses, catering to every need, from area rugs to zucchini dishes.
Hampton Bays is bursting with new offerings for the food-minded.
Tom McBrien's Restaurant and Pub, 174 E. Montauk Highway, offers a range of Irish-centric entrees from the "auld sod" as well as more traditional items such as burgers, steak, and chicken breast (728-7137). Rosemary's Restaurant at 5 W. Main Street brings creative Italian food to the downtown, with a range of fish dishes, nice appetizers, and freshly baked breads (723-3412). Orlando's Cafe, 40 W. Montauk Hwy, brings an international flavor, with a Latin emphasis, to Good Ground. All of the offerings, from sandwiches to soups to desserts, are baked fresh daily (728-2608). Friendly's opened a branch in Hampton Bays at 149 Montauk Hwy. . . . what more to say? Ice cream, ice cream, ice cream (728-4505).
Top of the Wharf Restaurant and Bar, 363 Dune Road, is the latest addition to waterside dining in Hampton Bays, featuring fresh local seafood in the restaurant, catering, and space for private parties (728-0303). The restaurant is part of a complex that has opened in the marina; Jenny Bell's Sunrise Cafe serves lunch and breakfast every day and two gift shops, Beach Break and the Seaside Gallery offer summer-oriented clothing and gifts. East End Bait and Tackle serves the need of local fishermen.
In the heart of the downtown, the coastally themed The Artisan Gallery, 15 Ponquogue Ave., features the work of local artists, including sculpture, paintings, beach jewelry, and children's gifts (728-8040). In the real estate biz, the venerable Allan M. Schneider & Associates has opened a branch at 14 E. Montauk Highway (728-3900).
Two new, but familiar, faces will be joining Sag Harbor's streetscape. Proprietor Keith Davis's fourth Golden Pear Café will be opening on Main Street. Customers will be able to enjoy the same fine treats and aromatic coffee offered at all of the other Golden Pear locations (725-2270). Also, restaurateur Jean Luc is trying his hand at Cajun BBQ cooking with his fourth restaurant Mumbo Gumbo. Located on Main Street where the former Jeff & Eddy's once resided, Mumbo Gumbo will serve up classic Bayou cuisine sure to tempt the inner Southern in any Northeasterner (725-0055).
Hildreth's, America's oldest department store, is now in the patio furniture business; they've opened a new store behind their flagship, at 15 W. Main St. (259-8888). Lori's Restaurant and Wine Bar will offer New American selections at its location on 75 Main St (283-7575). Walpole Woodworkers has moved to a new location, 779 Montauk Highway in Water Mill, and will continue to offer custom fences, outdoor and indoor furniture, and garden accessories (726-2859).
At Finn McCool's , 101 Riverhead Rd. (formerly Jimmy Boylan's), Irish food is on the menu, including delicious burgers, shepherd's pie, and chicken dishes (998-3271). Tony's Fusion West, 23 Sunset Ave., offers Thai, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine (288-8880). The oceanfront eatery Passion Fish, 379 Dune Road, brings a passion for seafood to the site of what was formerly Starr Boggs (288-5250). Edible Arrangements, 82 Old Riverhead Rd., brings a fruitful twist to the traditional bouquet, offering a wide variety of creatively designed fruit baskets (288-5800).
Unique Boutique, 118 Main St., offers a wide variety of clothing and accessories for juniors and misses, and has an esthetician on hand for facials and microdermabrasion. The store stocks a complete line of Colorscience makeup, made of crushed minerals (288-1542). Sweet Anezka's Lingerie, 120 Main St, specializes in high-end lingerie, carrying the offerings of designers from Brazil to France. The store, which also carries bathing suits candles, corsets, and massage oils, offers special fittings (288-2612). Lavish Beauty, 132-5 Main St, will carry cosmetics, perfumes, candles, including lines such as Bliss, Bond No. 9, Scott Barnes, and Philip B. The grand opening is scheduled for this Saturday at 10 a.m. (288-1855).
For the house-minded, Bay's Carpet, 139 Main St., sells area rugs, carpets, window treatments ceramic tiles, wood floors, and do all installations (288-1170).