From Japanese cuisine to a twist on American fare, the Hamptons are welcoming a variety of new flavors.
Shuko Beach’s interiors feature vintage, beachy photographs.
Acclaimed NYC omakase and kaiseki restaurant Shuko arrives at Highway Restaurant & Bar this summer with a special pop-up menu. Shuko founders Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau both worked as head chefs at Japanese restaurant Masa, boasting three Michelin stars, before they decided to open their own restaurant. Here, sushi omakase comes as a seasonal, 15-piece progression—and the restaurant aspires to break the traditional sushi mold by cranking up the Scoville Units in their rolls with Thai chiles. Shuko also offers a selection of Soto sake, wine and Champagne specials. 290 Montauk Highway, East Hampton, highwayrestaurant.com
Spicy tuna with caviar at Shuko Beach
Brooklyn Chop House’s outdoor space at The Capri
Brooklyn Chop House
Boutique hotel The Capri welcomes Brooklyn Chop House again through Labor Day this season. The restaurant ventures to stand out from the rest by offering diners Pat LaFrieda steaks, Asian dishes and special dumplings in unusual flavors such as French soup, gyro, pastrami and bacon cheeseburger. Other menu standouts range from a 7-pound Long Island Peking duck to Wakefield Alaskan king crab legs with garlic, scallions and ginger. Drink options include specialty cocktails such as This Side of the Bridge with Grey Goose Pear Vodka, rosemary syrup and fresh lime juice, and a Blackberry Smash with Alcaran Tequila, grapefruit juice, muddled blackberries, muddled sage leaves and cane sugar cubes, as well as wines and a selection of craft beers. 281 County Road 39A, Southampton, brooklynchophouse.com
Green margarita with the ingredients sourced from the garden at Brooklyn Chop House
Orecchiette with local peas and favas, whipped ricotta and lemon at Rosie’s
If you’re looking to fuel your morning workout, grab a bite before a day on the water or sip some cocktails after the beach, Rosie’s brings just the right American fare to the heart of Amagansett. The breakfast menu features bites such as the Daybreaker, with coconut pudding and chia seeds, while the lunch menu serves sandwiches, pasta, salads and more. The après-beach menu introduces a selection of small plates such as steak tartar, mussels with cider and potted duck rillete. Oyster addicts can rejoice in an oyster happy hour every day from 3 to 6pm 195 Main St., Amagansett, rosiesamagansett.com
Photography by: interior photo courtesy of Highway Restaurant & Bar; food photo by Evan sung; brooklyn chop house exterior photo by Sarah Kuszelewicz Photography;
brooklyn chop house cocktail photo courtesy of brooklyn chop house; rosie's amagansett photo courtesy of rosie's amagansett