The hamlet of Westhampton is a gorgeous, picture-perfect locale featuring several appropriately attractive dining establishments with delicious fare.
Baby Moon Restaurant
Westhampton Beach’s Baby Moon Restaurant offers a traditional Baby Moon menu in addition to low fat and fit options planned by owner John Gambino and Consulting Nutritionist, Layne Lieberman. Lieberman, author of Beyond The Mediterranean Diet: European Secrets Of The Super-Healthy, assists in making the restaurant’s offerings the healthiest in the area with a focus on lower calories, fat and cholesterol. Healthy is not to be confused with sacrificing taste with menu items such as Roasted Balsamic Salmon with Fresh Tomato and Watercress and Brown Rice Penne with Turkey Meatballs over Steamed Escarole (a particularly popular dish). Baby Moon Restaurant works year-round with a focus on seafood and Southern Italian cuisine of the likes of Baked Stuffed Clams and Lamb Chops Pizzaiola.
Location: 238 Montauk Highway Westhampton Beach, NY 11942
The Patio at 54 Main
The Patio at 54 Main boasts a gorgeous ambience, fresh seafood and Italian fare and a stunning and award-winning wine list for year-round enjoyment. Guests are may begin their dining experiences with the well-rounded raw bar of such items as local oysters, clams and shrimp cocktail in addition to an extensive salad and appetizer menu. Executive Chef Pietro Bottero offers exceptional dishes with truly beautiful presentations such as Cacio e Pepe and Pan Seared Sea Scallops. The Patio at 54 Main is as appropriate for family dinner as it is for a romantic date night with exacting service, a pleasing and varied selection and an intimate atmosphere.
Location: 54 Main Street Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
The seasonal Starr Boggs reopens in April but could never be forgotten on a list of the best Westhampton restaurants. The attractive venue offers indoor and outdoor dining including an outdoor bar and alfresco garden dining. Owner/Chef Starr Boggs produces a magnificent full menu, prix fixe menu and lobster bake along with colleagues Chef Frank Lucas and Chef Drew Ostipkwo. Such items as Almond Crusted Flounder and Orecchiette & Black Summer Truffles may be enjoyed throughout the season as well as alluring desserts including Key Lime Pie and Tahitian Vanilla Creme Brûlée. The restaurant also offers a fantastic wine list complete with many selections available to be savored by the glass.
Location: 6 Parlato Drive Westhampton, NY 11978
Great pizza and New York go hand in hand, a point proved by Pizzetteria Brunetti. The West Village pizza place arrived to Westhampton with fresh ingredient, high-crust pizza for weekend dine-in or pick up enjoyment. The Zagat rated restaurant produces classic pies such as Margherita and Quattro Formaggi in addition to special seasonal productions. The artisanal pies are a must-try with creations that include the Funghi e Cipolle with shiitake mushrooms, caramelized onions, goat cheese and honey truffle oil and Mary’s Meatball Pizza featuring Mary’s famous meatballs with ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, San Marzano tomatoes and basil.
Location: 103 Main Street Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Saltwater Grill located at the Dune Deck Resort is open for the summer season for alfresco oceanside dining. The beautiful establishment on the beach features seating on outdoor decks with sprawling views and an idyllic setting one may first picture when The Hamptons comes to mind. Light dishes perfect for warm afternoons abound – New England Chowder, Steamed Mussels and Lobster Quesadilla included. The menu is filled with a healthy variety of selections from a lovely salad selection and children’s menu items to sandwiches and an irresistible seafood menu with the likes of grilled fresh fish, fish tacos and a favorite among Saltwater Grill patrons, the lobster roll.
Location: 379 Dune Road Westhampton Beach, NY 11978