Welcome to East Hampton
Historic estates are tucked away behind elaborate gates.
Situated on the eastern edge of Long Island, the village of East Hampton is one of the most elegant communities on the island. This well-established hamlet is historic and sophisticated boasting designer boutiques and elaborate estates but is also laid-back with lazy days frequently spent lounging on the many miles of picturesque beaches facing out toward the Atlantic Ocean. Though most may see East Hampton as a seasonal destination, many reside in town year-round and enjoy an elevated nautical lifestyle 365 days a year.
The area had been inhabited for thousands of years by wandering Native American tribes before being settled by the English in the 1600s. Today, some of The Hamptons’ most beautiful homes are found here stretching across several thousands of square feet, positioned upon multiacre lots on the open ocean.
What to Love
- Historic, well-established community of grand estates
- Sophisticated, designer shopping and fine dining complete with white-glove service
- Miles and miles of serene beaches
A delicate balance of modern amenities in a small-town setting is found in East Hampton. One of the more refined enclaves of this world-famous stretch of Long Island is home to a more refined crowd, many of which have roots in The Hamptons going back several generations. This idyllic village is sprinkled with history, elegance, and grandeur around every corner, leading many of their part-time residents to make the transition to full-time locals.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Beyond the velvet ropes of ritzy clubs, reservations-only eateries, and high-end designer shops, East Hampton is fraught with locally owned cafes and bistros. The lively spirit of New York’s dining scene is combined here with the simple pleasures of comforting meals enjoyed in a quiet, beachy setting.
East Hampton Grill is a cozy bistro featuring warm, wooden accents and alfresco dining to go along with their all-American menu. Hearty portions of perfectly seared steaks, crabcakes, and prime rib all pair well with one of their classic martinis.
Italian classics are the specialty of Nick & Toni’s, an East Hampton favorite since 1988. Widely regarded as one of, if not the best restaurant on Long Island, mouth-watering steaks, grilled octopus, woodfired pizza, and other southern Mediterranean favorites have kept patrons coming back time and time again.
Highway Restaurant is a comfortable place for guests to enjoy Asian-inspired treats created with fresh ingredients, which pack a punch of flavor. Lobster toast, steamed pork buns, and squid ink rigatoni are just a few of their top sellers, best enjoyed with one of their many wines by the glass.
Carissa's The Bakery offers James Beard Award-winning bakery serving artisanal breads, viennoiseries, cakes, pies and house spun gelatos, alongside a kitchen menu of nutritious foods.
East Hampton boasts its fair share of high-end designer boutiques. A brand synonymous with the polo field lifestyle of The Hamptons, Nili Lotan, Ralph Lauren, and Polo Ralph Lauren can be found on Main Street, supplying guests with timeless American fashions to complement all seasons of life and its occasions. Gucci, a world-renowned name known for their handcrafted leather goods made a recent return to The Hamptons with their chic Newton Lane space stretching over 2,000 square feet. Zadig & Voltaire is a more rock-and-roll option to find both unique pieces and timeless wardrobe staples, ensuring a unique shopping experience for everyone.
Things To Do
The Maidstone Club is one of East Hampton‘s most prestigious private clubs situated on the shores of the Atlantic. Consisting of two members-only golf courses, constituents are also afforded access to tennis facilities, a clubhouse, a sparkling pool, and their own private stretch of the shoreline. The arts are deeply appreciated in East Hampton, with Guild Hall being a prime example. One of the nation’s first multidisciplinary cultural institutions, Guild Hall has recently undergone extensive renovations and frequently hosts live theatrical, musical, and dance performances while also putting on a regular array of art exhibitions featuring a variety of mediums. LongHouse Reserve is a stunning series of outdoor sculptures upon a 16-acre garden. A true piece of living art, guests enjoy seasonal flower walks, and newly installed sculptures each season, with guided tours available.