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Southampton Social Club: A Prohibition Style Speakeasy Mixed With Hamptons’ Glam

Originally Posted: June 29, 2011

Ian Duke and David Hilty opened the Southampton Social Club this season in the Hamptons. (Courtesy Photo: Lawlor Media Group)

Southampton - Bringing an eclectic flair to the 2011 Hamptons scene, Ian Duke and David Hilty present Southampton Social Club (256 Elm Street, Southampton), a prohibition style speakeasy mixed with Hamptons' glam. Southampton Social Club will provide foodies and nightlife lovers an innovative American menu, offering a refreshing take on classic favorites, crafted by modern techniques. Formerly known as Madame Tong's Redeux, the all new Southampton Social Club supports local purveyors, ensuring its diners that every dish is made in-house and prepared daily (including homemade pasta and desserts). The perfect start to any evening, the menu is designed for sharing, so everyone can enjoy many diverse flavors throughout their dining experience!

This reinvented Hampton staple brings a taste of polo chic, as guests can toast to the season under the glittering stars on the hotspot's outdoor lawns. The restaurant also features a regal mahogany bar, indoor and outdoor dining space, two fireplaces, plush banquettes and a library lounge. In addition to a roster of the music industry's hottest DJs, Southampton Social Club is set to bring live music to the Hamptons' nightlife scene with local and renowned performers.

Southampton Social Club is set to bring live music to the Hamptons' nightlife scene. (Courtesy Photo: From Lawlor Media Group)

Executive Chef Matt Creason (most recently, Executive Chef of York Grill in New York City's Upper East Side) has crafted sure to be signature-favorites dishes exclusively for Southampton Social Club, such as their Fresh Chilled Seafood Tower prepared with lobster claws, jumbo shrimp, little neck clams, Jeseps neck oysters and Jonah crab claws; and Slow Cooked Pacific Halibut over market vegetables and fingerling potatoes, finished with a verjus beurre blanc. Guests can also indulge in their original, mixologist-crafted cocktail menu which includes infusion-based and frozen cocktails such as: St. Ginger Rita, fresh ginger, floral notes of elderflower and tequila; Coco Daqi, vodka martini with fresh lime and coconut; and Hot Summer Nights, the classic Manhattan with a splash of citrus. Furthermore, the venue will offer a late night small plates menu on Friday and Saturday!

Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner, and Saturday and Sunday for brunch, Southampton Social Club is available to cater any soirée-either in-house, at the office or at your desired venue, and is brought to us by famed restaurateur Duke, a graduate of New York University and co-owner of Upper West Side bar, Prohibition and Lucky's Famous Burgers (Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen, East Houston and Hoboken) in New York City. Additionally, Duke's extensive resume has additionally included consulting for various groups including, U.S. Concepts, providing salesmanship training for Tanqueray and Johnnie Walker Brand Ambassadors.

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