Heath Freeman and his partners behind EHP Resort Marina will offer three new dining spots this season beyond their waterfront additions from last year, Si Si and Buongiorno at the site known as East Hampton Point.
At the resort on Three Mile Harbor, which has a variety of rooms from studios to three-bedroom suites and several cottages, there have also been upgrades to the pool and tennis court for this year.
Sunset Harbor will join the Mediterranean-focused Si Si and the cafe Buongiorno at the resort and share in its waterfront sunset views. The vibe is family-style with shared plates and decadent desserts with artisanal cocktails. Menu items highlight local produce in salads and vegetable dishes with handcrafted pasta and seafood. Specialties of the house are shrimp scampi topped with fresh crab and lemon butter, mussels with coconut broth, leeks and chorizo, and seafood fra diavolo with squid ink rigatoni and Calabrian chili. A sushi menu rounds out the choices. The new restaurant should be open Memorial Day weekend.
At the moribund former Red Bar site in Southampton, which has been empty since 2018, EHP will open Enchante, "a modern French-inspired bistro" with an outdoor patio that will tap into "both Parisian brasseries and seaside dining in the South of France."
The new space has been designed with nostalgia in mind and a palette of taupes and grays with orange accents in linens, velvets, and silver and brass hardware. A semi-private dining room will be available for parties.
The menu will showcase classic bistro dishes like a plateau of raw shellfish, French onion soup, escargot, Nicoise and roquette salads and a selection of frites such as lobster or dry-aged duck.
Even farther west, the group has taken over the Inn Spot in Hampton Bays with updated waterfront bungalows on the Shinnecock Bay and Crash Cantina, an open-air restaurant with a dining room and patio overlooking the bay.
The menu is inspired by Latin America and has seafood dishes like Montauk fluke ceviche, local oysters with mango and passion fruit mignonette and Bloody Mary cocktail sauce, and duck confit sopes with salsa verde. Tacos, salads, and bowls come with choices of smoked mushroom carnitas, crispy local fish with corn and daikon slaw, and apple-cider-smoked chicken with mole verde. In the bar, there's an extensive list of mezcal and tequila, which can be sipped neat or blended into house-made margaritas with flavors like mango, passionfruit, tamarind, pineapple, and hibiscus.
Buongiorno, which also has an outpost in Montauk, is an Italian-style bakery and cafe serving European-inspired treats such as a Nutella croissant or a lemon-filled bomboloni. The cafe serves City of Saints coffee. Lunch is a number of gourmet grab-and-go items to take to the beach, boat, fishing, or whatever else is on the agenda.
Two marinas, EHP and Shagwong, offer dock and dine options from Si Si and Sunset Harbor. Slips can be rented seasonally, and the Shagwong Marina also offers charters of boats for dining at sea.
Seasonal overnight room rates at EHP start at $900.