The eatery already fits in as if it has been around for years instead of weeks: confident, and polished, easygoing and unpretentious, with exceptional service — a restaurant for grown-ups. The comfortable dining room now is a mix of modern and traditional style, as if to reflect the menu itself. And chef Brian Stefano's fare, from the rosemary biscuits and the soft-shell crab po'boy to crabcakes and prime rib roast, barbecued ribs to cod with sticky rice, is flavor-packed and first-class. Dessert: classic Key lime pie.
East Hampton Grill is part of the Hillstone Restaurant Group, which includes the Palm Beach Grill. The place garnered some publicity when Della Femina sold. A lot of East End restaurants are getting into columns and blogs this season. But East Hampton Grill already is a headliner. Go.
East Hampton Grill, 99 North Main St., East Hampton; 631-329-6666.
Key lime pie at East Hampton Grill.