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New restaurants in Montauk, the Hamptons and more: East End eateries worth checking out

It's going to be a busy restaurant season in the Hamptons, in what's shaping up as the summer of Montauk. At least six newcomers are opening at The End. And there are some major openings throughout the Hamptons. The North Fork also has a couple new places. Here's a preview of what to expect when the warm weather takes you east of Riverhead. (Not every place has opened yet, so check before you head out.)

Lauren Chattman and Janelle Griffith contributed to this story.

The Greenwich

The Greenwich (1020 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill): Opening
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The Greenwich (1020 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill): Opening in the former site of Red Stixs, Trata East and many other restaurants over the years, The Greenwich will offer a stylish New American menu, with lobster-avocado toast; brioche-crusted halibut; scallops with minted peas, sesame and royal trumpet mushrooms; and a yellowfin tuna "chop" (Pictured: Squid salad with avocado and lemon). More info: 631-726-6200, greenwichrestaurant.com

North Fork Shack

North Fork Shack (41150 County Rd. 48, Southold):
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North Fork Shack (41150 County Rd. 48, Southold): Samy Sabil and Ryan Flatley, former staff at North Fork Table & Inn, converted a tool shop for Cessna airplanes into North Fork Shack, a compelling little spot with a chalkboard menu of local ceviche, clam chowder, pulled lamb or fresh-catch sandwiches. Taco and tostadas will please meat lovers and vegetarians, while the gluten-free are not ignored, either. For dessert, chocolate-chip cookies and lemon cupcakes with pistachio buttercream taunt from a cake dish on the counter. Picnic table seating indoors, with outdoor options in the works. (Pictured: The local fish sandwich features battered cod, layered with lettuce, tomato and Old Bay aioli.) More info: 631-876-5566, thenorthforkshack.com

Southampton Publick House

Southampton Publick House (62 Jobs Lane, Southampton): The
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Southampton Publick House (62 Jobs Lane, Southampton): The brewery-restaurant Southampton Publick House has relocated from Bowden Square. In addition to the fine beers, the menu includes steaks, burgers, "firehouse" chili, crabcake remoulade, sesame-crusted tuna, fish and chips, baby back ribs, black-bean quesadillas, salads and "black ale" onion soup. More info: 631-283-2800, publick.com

Jue Lan Club

Jue Lan Club (268 Elm St., Southampton): Jue
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Jue Lan Club (268 Elm St., Southampton): Jue Lan Club is the offspring of the Manhattan restaurant, in a location that has hosted many restaurants, recently Delmonico's. The specialty is Asian cuisine, from crystal shrimp dumplings to chicken satay, braised oxtail bao buns to "drunken" sea bass. Dim sum also will be served. (Pictured: Bone marrow and prawn dumplings). More info: 631-353-3610, juelanclub.com

Manna

Manna (670 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill): The heir
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Manna (670 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill): The heir to Mirko's in Water Mill Square, Manna is devoted mainly to Italian fare. Typical offerings: tuna carpaccio, eggplant timbale, lobster risotto, pappardelle with short rib, seafood fra diavolo, veal Milanese and Parmigiana, duck with Port-wine sauce, lasagna Bolognese, yellowfin tuna burger. (Pictured: Lobster agnolott). More info: 631-726-4444, mannarestauranthamptons.com

Kozu

Kozu (136 Main St., Southampton): Kozu, a Japanese
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Kozu (136 Main St., Southampton): Kozu, a Japanese restaurant with Peruvian accents, opens in the downtown address vacated most recently by Nammos Estiatorio and Nello Summertimes. It had been The Old Post House cafe and inn for many years. Zach Erdem of Southampton's 75 Main also has a nightclub planned for the spot, where there will be nine rooms and suites, too. Outdoor dining will be available. More info: 631-619-6660

Jack's Stir Brew and Grindstone Coffee and Donuts

Following the success of upscale Sagtown Coffee, two
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Following the success of upscale Sagtown Coffee, two more boutique coffee houses are set to open in town this season. Jack's Stir Brew (51 Division St., Sag Harbor), an offshoot of the popular fair trade chain with locations in the city and Amagansett, will be taking over the Division Street spot where The Juicy Naam once stood. Around the corner at Grindstone (7A Main St., Sag Harbor) in the old Pepalajefa storefront, Kyle Shanahan, stepson of "The Chew" chef Michael Symon, will bake brioche-style doughnuts to go with his joe. Neither is open yet. (Pictured: Coffee and doughnuts at Jack's Stir Brew.)

Uncle Joe's Pizza and Restaurant

Uncle Joe's Pizza and Restaurant (42 E. Montauk
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Uncle Joe's Pizza and Restaurant (42 E. Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays): Uncle Joe's has moved to a new spot in Hampton Bays, the third location following those in Mattituck and Riverhead. With a menu of New York-Neapolitan and Sicilian pies, Italian-American heroes, antipasti, mozzarella sticks and wings, it is going for pizza parlor standards for delivery, eat-in or takeout. (Pictured: Chicken paisano made with sauteed chicken, sliced tomato, fresh mozzarella and a touch of oregano served in a pink cream sauce.) More info: 631-728-1234, unclejoeshb.com

Clyde's

Clyde's (91 Hill St., Southampton): Clyde's, a new
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Clyde's (91 Hill St., Southampton): Clyde's, a new restaurant in the Southampton Inn, replaces OSO. It will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with traditional dishes such as eggs Benedict, omelets, pancakes, Caesar salad, burgers, a lobster roll, roasted striped bass, mussels with fries and steak frites. (Pictured: Long Island duck ramen is made with umami broth, NYC noodles, mushrooms, a farm egg, smoked cabbage and fresh vegetables.) More info: 631-283-6500, southamptoninn.com

Industry Standard Bar

Industry Standard Bar (45 Front St., Greenport): Drinks
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Industry Standard Bar (45 Front St., Greenport): Drinks earn as much attention as the food at chef Greg Ling's Industry Standard Bar, with more than 20 beers on tap, a juice bar and a list of cocktails with names such as the sumpin' sumpin', with Tito's, muddled strawberries and lime. Yes, bar food classics dot the menu, but there are rewards in the unusual, from the Berkshire pork butter dumplings, the fried chicken pho, and the pork roll, egg and cheese sandwich -- a New Jersey import. (Pictured: Daikon, cilantro, jalapeno, cucumber and Kewpie mayo join pork tenderloin on the banh mi.) More info: 631-333-2500, industrystandardbar.com

Karamba

Karamba (26 W. Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays): Look
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Karamba (26 W. Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays): Look for sangria, mojitos and pina coladas at Karamba, a newcomer with a tropical vibe and an expansive bar. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers a pan-Latin menu that includes a raw bar, empanadas, paella and ropa vieja. (Pictured: Margaritas made from fresh fruit.) More info: 631-594-3815, karambarestaurant.com

La Fine

La Fine (236 Edgemere St., Montauk): Italian-American restaurant
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La Fine (236 Edgemere St., Montauk): Italian-American restaurant La Fine is situated in the landmark Montauk Manor. In addition to the traditional dining room, there also will be a patio this summer. The main menu includes baked clams, meatballs, eggplant Parmigiana, linguine with clam sauce and chicken scarpariello. More info: 631-483-5888, lafineli.com

Grey Lady

Grey Lady (440 W. Lake Dr., Montauk):
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Grey Lady (440 W. Lake Dr., Montauk): "Grey Lady" is the name given the fog on Nantucket, and the new restaurant's owners are from that island. It's located where Harbor lasted one season. Expect a raw bar, New England clam chowder, lobster rolls and more suitably summery seafood. Not open yet. (Pictured: Clam chowder). More info: 631-210-6249, greyladymtk.com

The Arbor

The Arbor (240 Fort Pond Rd., Montauk): The
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The Arbor (240 Fort Pond Rd., Montauk): The Arbor brings Mediterranean-style cuisine to the location where Ciao by the Beach played Italian. Look for a raw bar, small plates, salads, pizzas and seafood-led main courses. There also will be a major wine cellar, plus a selection of wines by the glass. (Pictured: Oysters Rockefeller). More info: 631-238-5430, arbormontauk.com

The Sloppy Tuna

The Sloppy Tuna (148 S. Emerson Ave., Montauk):
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The Sloppy Tuna (148 S. Emerson Ave., Montauk): A family-friendly vibe and a seafood-centric menu greets customers at a former party lair, where chef Jake Williams of Montauk's Harvest on Fort Pond consulted on the menu, Orrett Smith runs the kitchen and Jeff Capri from The Bench in Stony Brook oversees the front of the house. It's the first season for breakfast served until 10:30 a.m., with lobster benedict, seafood omelets and a new signature sea dog -- a cod sandwich. Seasonal celebrations include game night on Mondays and drink specials on Tuesdays and Thursdays. More info: 631-647-8000, lisloppytuna.com

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