Two notable East End restaurants, Winston’s Bar & Grill in East Hampton and Fresh Hamptons in Bridgehampton, have closed.
Winston Lyons’ spirited restaurant lasted one season. It was known for dishes such as fried lobster, Manhattan-style clam chowder, jerk chicken, and a sweet, herbaceous rib-eye steak dubbed “crusted prime roast.”
The restaurant earned a three-star rating and was featured on Newsday’s list of the top 10 openings in 2015.
Winston’s was at the former address of Nichol’s and The Quiet Clam on Montauk Highway. It’s expected to be succeeded by The Service Station, a casual spot specializing in American fare.
Fresh Hamptons arrived in 2013. The farm-to-table establishment, under veteran chef Todd Jacobs, offered dishes with locally sourced ingredients. Menu highlights included soba noodles primavera, mussels steamed with coconut milk, duck spring rolls and salads.
Before Fresh Hamptons, the site was occupied by Southfork Kitchen, on Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.