Unpretentious, unfussy and always packed, Nick & Toni's in East Hampton attracts a heady clientele with its emphasis on local ingredients before the term "locavore" reached the dictionary. Executive chef Joseph Realmuto's take on Italian, Mediterranean and New American cuisine stays fresh in-season and off.
In summer, Nick & Toni's is the toughest Saturday-night reservation in town. Any time of year, though, you'll want to make a reservation. (Sept. 14, 2012)
Score a table at Nick & Toni's and you may just end up celebrity spotting. Luminaries who have dined at the East Hampton hotspot include Mick Jagger, Bill Clinton and Barbra Streisand. (Sept. 14, 2012)
Executive chef Joe Realmuto pulls ingredients including eggplant and kale from the garden behind Nick & Toni's. (Sept. 14, 2012)
Chef de cuisine John Baron in the Nick and Toni's kitchen. (Sept. 14, 2012)
You can start your meal with a lustrous East End fluke crudo, accented with lambrusco vinegar and red sea salt. (Sept. 14, 2012)
The colorful, savory vegetable-and-goat cheese terrine could seduce your local butcher. (Sept. 14, 2012)