World Pie

2402 Montauk Hwy. Bridgehampton, NY 631-537-7999

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Type: American, Eclectic, Italian, Pizza Special features: Bar scene, Lunch Price range: $$ (Moderate) Description:

Providing a contemporary take on the simple pizza, World Pie serves trendy versions that supersede sauce and cheese with such options as the “Farm stand” (zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, tomato, mozzarella) and the “Taco” (spicy beef, cheddar cheese, chopped tomato, romaine, guacamole, sour cream), with many other toppings available as well. In addition, there is a nightlife scene that stays steady on weekends year-round, often until 1 a.m. on Saturdays – a rare find on the East End outside the summer months.

Hours: Daily: 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Reservations: Accepted Credit cards: Accepted
World Pie of Bridgehampton serves this appetizer, Balsamic

World Pie of Bridgehampton serves this appetizer, Balsamic Glazed Peach Salad, served warm with Brie, toasted walnuts and baby greens. (Credit: Photo by Daniel Gonzalez)

 Remember when pizza was good, cheap Italian food? When a simple pie came topped with tomatoes, cheese, and if you wanted to get fancy, mushrooms or pepperoni? At World Pie, a so-very Hamptons restaurant, today's well-dressed pizza wears Asian duck or tandoori chicken. But even the simplest margarita pie is worth ordering, thanks to a superior crust, good cheese, and fresh basil that seems to have come straight from the garden.

For starters, try the "frites oorlog" Dutch-style hand-cut French fries served in a paper-lined metal container, offered with mayonnaise, peanut sauce and ketchup. Or be adventurous and share one of the more unusual-sounding pizzas.

On a sultry afternoon, try a cool lobster salad, rife with lobster meat, light on mayo, the bed of greens dressed with a lemon-thyme vinaigrette and strewn with fresh strawberries and blueberries.

A dinner entree of bone-in chicken scarpariello is garlicky and fine. Although the tandoori chicken is not cooked in an authentic tandoori oven, it is, nonetheless, a flavorful bird; its accompaniments of couscous and hummus seem a bit weird. Lobster ravioli is a standout, offered with a superior fresh tomato sauce.

For dessert, the flourless chocolate cake is intense and fine. Creme brulee, another standout, has a properly crackly crust.

In summer, you can watch the street scene from an alfresco table. Having lasted more than three seasons, World Pie looks to be that rarity: a Hamptons keeper. 

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World Pie 2402 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton

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