Three New Hamptons Dining Hotspots To Stay Open Year Round

Kissaki is my favorite Japanese restaurant in the Hamptons!
The Hamptons high season usually only lasted from Memorial Day to Labor Day but this year is proving to be very different due to the ongoing pandemic. Here are three new Hamptons dining destinations which will provide a first-class dining experience year-round for residents and tourists to enjoy winter, spring, summer and fall.

Kissaki, the culinary experience honoring Japanese tradition, opened in Water Mill located at 670 Montauk Hwy for the first time in late June. Kissaki’s menu offers their signature premium omakase brought to you by Executive Chef Mark Garcia. To ensure safety, Kissaki’s two robots, their Maki Maker and Nigiri Maker are used for delivery and take out orders. Starting as a downtown Manhattan hotspot, Kissaki’s premium quality sushi delivery experience quickly grew in popularity, prompting the opening of a second Manhattan outpost in Midtown East at Nerai to better serve nearly all of Manhattan. Water Mill is the growing brand’s third location. Kissaki is committed to following all of New York State’s recommended guidelines including staff wearing PPE and tables set six feet apart. Kissaki is open from 12pm-10pm seven days a week.

The newly opened NAIA (meaning Sea Nymph in Greek) offers a one-of-a-kind farm-to-table dining experience in a European beach-chic setting at the Capri Hotel in Southampton (above). Enjoy international dishes and craft cocktails as well as their bottomless brunch daily and get mesmerized by special sounds brought to you by their resident DJ and classical violinist Bud Cahill, who plays on Saturdays and Sundays poolside. The eatery is open on Monday – Thursday from 11am – 10pm and Friday – Sunday from 11am to midnight with the dinner menu starts at 6 p.m.

Calissa (above at 1020 Montauk Highway) in Water Mill is open for its third year, offering seafood and Greek dishes seven days a week all year round. The name Calissa is derived from the brightest constellation in the summer sky.  The restaurant, which boasts an award winning wine selection, currently offers outdoor seating for 100 weather permitting and indoor dining for up to 65.  The restaurant also has a new Bazaar open Thursday – Sunday through Halloween, complete with a pop up Caravana Pop Up Shop direct from Tulum, a Farmer’s Market with Cascun Farms, Jimmy’s Food Truck serving gyros and salads and a special Whispering Angel rose menu and games like Bocce, Ping Pong and Cornhole.
* photos courtesy of Oleg March