The 25th Hamptons International Film Festival is underway in East Hampton. It started Oct. 5 and will go through Oct. 9.
This year’s gathering includes special awards to Julie Andrews and Patrick Stewart. And, as every year, it underscores where you can dine contentedly postseason. Here are three to try.
La Fondita in Amagansett is a casual Mexican restaurant, a bit removed from the festival events and crowds. Recommended: tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tostadas. tortilla soup, nachos supremo, carne asada sandwich and fine vegetarian choices just in case you’re skipping the roasted pork and shredded beef.
La Fondita, 74 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett, 631-267-8800, lafondita.net $$
The 1770 House is an East Hampton classic, for its history and excellent food. Recommended: Balsam Farm corn-and-potato chowder with finnan haddie, Hogs Neck Bay oysters, sea scallop crudo, maple-soy cured pork rib chop with ramp-kimchee pancake, roasted Montauk striped bass with lobster-and-romano bean ragout, Tavern meatloaf, sticky date cake, pear-and-cranberry cobbler.
The 1770 House, 143 Main St., East Hampton, 631-324-1770, 1770house.com $$$
East Hampton Grill is a comfortably stylish spot for American fare. Recommended: biscuits with rosemary, butter and honey; fried oysters with creamed spinach and lemon aioli; cheeseburger; pan-fried jumbo lump crabcake; lobster po’boy; Caesar salad; iceberg wedge salad; prime rib roast; pan-fried Dover sole.
East Hampton Grill, 99 N. Main St., East Hampton, 631-329-6666, easthamptongrill.com $$$