- Just because the pace of life here in the Hamptons tends to slow down a bit during the winter months, it doesn't mean that there aren't interesting things happening. One of the best things about this time of year, other than the obvious lack of traffic, are the excellent deals to be had at most of the loyal restaurants that keep the burners fired throughout the year. From prix fixes to happy hour specials, we've rounded up a list of great places serving up Hamptons quality eats at decidedly "un-Hamptons" prices.
The Lodge (31 Race Lane, East Hampton, 631-324-5022, www.thelodgeeasthampton.com)
has free mini-burgers and fries at the bar every Wednesday and Friday during happy hour from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. They also offer a fireside Sunday buffet brunch that comes with unlimited Bloody Marys from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. as well as a $25 year-round prix fixe every night until 6:45 p.m.
Townline BBQ (Townline Road, Sagaponack, 631-537-2271, www.townlinebbq.com)
is now hosting a new saloon quiz night every Monday starting at 7 p.m. beginning Monday, Feb. 9. Bring your brainiest friends and prove how smart you are! Each team is up to five people and if you don't have a team that's no problem, Townline will create teams for single players. Topics will vary each week, with general trivia and other categories such as pop culture, food trivia, music art, geography, famous people and/or a picture round. There is no cost to play and food and drink specials will be offered all night long. Players are welcome to drop in for a round or two or stay for the entire game to qualify for the grand prize. Prizes will be awarded for wining certain rounds and a grand prize will be awarded to the team with the highest overall score for the night. Prizes include food and beverages, tee-shirts and merchandise or gift certificates to restaurants and local shops.
75 Main (75 Main Street, Southampton, 631-283-7575, www.75main.com)
has a weekly prix fixe menu every day from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring your choice of appetizer and entrée for $23.
Tierra Mar (231 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach, 631-288-2700, www.tierramar.com)
is now having weekly wine dinners every Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring a $30 three-course prix fixe paired with selected wines.
Fresno (8 Fresno Place, East Hampton, 631-324-8700, www.fresnorestaurant.com)
Many East End restaurants are offering winter deals on meals and drinks.
will be offering a 30/30 prix fixe every Wednesday. The $30 three-course meal includes selections from the regular menu with every bottle of wine at 30 percent off. They will also be hosting their regular $28 prix fixe on Thursday and Sunday, Friday and Saturday till 6:30 p.m., and always at the bar. It includes three courses from the entire regular menu including every appetizer, entrée, and dessert.
Indian Wells Tavern (117 Main Street, Amagansett, 631-267-0400)
is serving up a healthy array of specials this winter. Every Sunday night all entrées come with either the soup of the day, a green salad or a Caesar salad, and a dessert for the price of the entrée. Tuesday nights are steak night featuring a $21 three-course steak dinner. Steak choices include prime rib, NY strip, steak au poivre, and Tavern steak sandwich, as well additional specials weekly. The prix fixe comes with soup or salad and dessert. For an additional $5 the entrée may be paired with three broiled shrimp. Wednesday is fajita nights featuring chicken or beef fajitas for $15 with Margarita discounts. Finally anyone who dines at Indian Wells Tavern on his or her birthday receives a complimentary meal (identification required).
Stonewalls Restaurant (967 Reeves Avenue, Riverhead, 631-506-0777, www.stonewalls-restaurant.com)
presents several specials including a winter prix fixe menu for $27.50 available every night beginning at 5 p.m., except Monday through Wednesday when the restaurant will be closed. They also have happy hour specials Friday night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with two-for-the-price of one drink specials and a "Grill Room Menu" featuring appetizers, baguette sandwiches, and finger food. They also have a Sunday brunch prix fixe every week from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. including a complimentary basket of assorted freshly baked breads and a mimosa, Bloody Mary, or a glass of house wine for $24.95.
Matto (104 North Main Street, East Hampton, 631-329-0200, mattorestaurant.com)
has announced they're now open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for dinner beginning at 5 p.m. and their winter three-course prix fixe is offered those nights for $26. Matto has also released a new takeout menu to start off the year so you call ahead and have your meals waiting for you to take home and enjoy. Takeout is available Thursday through Saturday starting at 5 p.m., call 631-329-0255 or fax 631-329-0224 to place your order.
Nick & Toni's (136 North Main Street, East Hampton, 631-324-3550, www.nickandtonis.com)
is celebrating the Emilia Romagna region of Italy this month with a new four-course menu for $38 per person. The menu will be offered beginning Wednesday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Feb. 8 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday all night and Saturday until 7 p.m. They will be offering 'Film and Food' every Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday all night and Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. A two-course dinner will be available with a United Artist/Lowes movie voucher for $30 per person.
Rowdy Hall (10 Main Street in the Parrish Mews, East Hampton, 631-324-8555)
is also offering discounted movie tickets with your meal. Patrons of Rowdy Hall are entitled to a UA Cinema movie ticket at the cost of $7.50 with their meal Sunday through Thursday during lunch and dinner. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the bar only. Happy hour drink specials include: $3 Budweiser, Bud Light, and Coors Light; $3.50 Corona, Heineken, and Amstel Light; $4.50 Imperial pints; $4.50 well drinks; and wine by the glass specials with prices varying. New food specials are also offered during happy hour including: complimentary Rowdy wings, corn dogs ($4), Rowdy sliders ($7), and Ploughman's lunch ($11), a meat and cheese plate including local cheese, thick-cut ham, pickled pearl onions, cornichons, bread and pub mustard. Happy hour specials, both food and drink, will also be offered during Sunday football games and Monday night football at the bar only. Rowdy Hall is also doing a free lunch delivery in East Hampton village from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call in your order and it will be delivered within the following radius: Newtown Lane up to Herrick Park and Main Street up to Village Hall.