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RESTAURANT ROUND UP: THE HAMPTONS T he East End is a food lovers paradise with doz- ens of fine restaurants clustered from end to end. From casual to classic they span nearly ev- ery style, cuisine and price point. As you ponder your choices here’s a quick look at many of the very best of all worlds.   AMERICAN HOTEL One of the area’s great restaurants this is a must stop on any gourmet’s tour of the East End. The menu is sub- limely sophisticated, the atmosphere posh, the service white gloved and the clientele upper crust. Oenophili- acs find the 30,000 bottle wine cellar alone worth the trip. Serving lunch, dinner and brunch on weekends, year-round. 49 Main Street, Sag Harbor - 631-725-3535   BARON’S COVE Completely renovated two years ago this harbor view resort was rebuilt from cellar to roof into a deluxe stop. Now add a beautiful restaurant and you have a perfect, year-round stay and dine option. Open to the public, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner the fare is sublime, the atmosphere elegant and the service crisp and clean. 31 West Water Street - Sag Harbor - 631-725-2100   BAY BURGER A perfect stop for the best burgers in town. Freshly made from premium beef, served on home-made buns, done anyway you like them it is the classic, All-American 66 | Montauk / Hampton Life | August 2017 meal. Top it off with a scoop or cone of their heavenly, home-made ice cream and you’re in comfort food heav- en. Get one free every Wednesday with your lunch or dinner! Like a little music with your meal? Every Thurs- day they feature the hottest live jazz on the East End. 1742 Sag Harbor/Bridgehampton Turnpike 631-899-3915   BUDDHA BERRY YOGURT CAFÉ A roaring success since its first Montauk branch opened in 2013 this larger, year-round location has proved even more popular! Serving gourmet yogurt and more in the heart of Sag Harbor village enjoy a mid-boggling 100 toppings, an array of sandwiches, a fresh fruit bar, real Italian coffees, authentic Belgian waffles more treats. New this year a third location is set to open in Southampton Village just across the street from the Movie Theater on Job’s Lane. 123 Main Street - Sag Harbor - 631-808-3888   CANAL CAFÉ Overlooking the inlet in Hampton Bays this water- side spot is perfect for a casual lunch or dinner. Special- izing in the freshest local fish and seafood your next filet or lobster is literally off-loaded onto the docks at your feet. Enjoy it inside the cozy water view dining room or on the spacious, water view deck. Open for lunch and dinner you’ll find them at the Hampton Watercraft Ma- rina on the west side of the Shinnecock Canal. 44 Newtown Lane, Hampton Bays - 631-723-2155   COVE HOLLOW TAVERN NEW! Opening this month the second in a line of eateries from the highly regarded folks at the Vine Street Café in Shelter Island. Here they’ve taken over the old Café Max just outside East Hampton Village and turned in into a white washed, dark beamed home for food lovers. The menu emphasizes fresh local fish and seafood with Mediterranean and French touches. With a reputation for fine food and gentle hospitaliza- tion reservations are highly suggested. 85 Montauk Highway - East Hampton 631-527-7131   EAST HAMPTON POINT Celebrating its 26th season this is one of the most beautiful restaurants in the East End. Set on the eastern shore of Three Mile Harbor it offers some of the most spectacular sunsets anywhere in the Hamptons But more than that, the airy, sophisticated room is home to great food. This year NYT’s acclaimed Chef Craig Attwood brings heightened creativity by fusing traditional and eclectic preparation in his seafood driven, New Ameri- can menu of raw dishes, small plates and entrees. A great spot for a drink either on the water view deck or in- side the massive bar room the after dinner hour is lively. Sundays afternoon and early evenings enjoy a dose of authentic reggae on the deck. While new this year Fri- days from 6-9pm its selected rose poured at half price at the bar with acoustic music by Dan Reyburn & Friends. 295 Three Mile Harbor - 631 329-2800 www.MontaukLife.com