The Hamptons Café is a homegrown boutique café concept inspired by the lifestyle of the Hamptons on Long Island’s South Fork in the state of New York. The interior of this third and newest branch, which is located next door to Shakespeare in Arabian Ranches, is the epitome of East Coast chic and could well have been designed by Ralph Lauren himself. It’s very similar in look and feel to recently opened The Maine in Studio City, itself also an East Coast themed restaurant. The big disadvantage Hamptons has to Maine is that it is not licensed.
The Hamptons menu is best described as international and includes, in addition to an amazing all-day breakfast, classics from France, Italy, India, the Far East, Middle East and of course the US. I tried the East Hampton Seafood Pie while my daughter, usually a fussy eater, surprised me by choosing the Mushroom Risotto with Fresh Truffle over their equally amazing Duck Confit (she’s a fiend when it comes to duck). Expensive it is (the $100 wagyu tenderloin ridiculously so) but the food at The Hamptons is, in the words of my food buddy Bruce, reliable and good quality. He particularly likes their Greek Eggs, Tostada and Macaroons. Daughter and I also both enjoyed our meals tremendously.
Service at The Hamptons is friendly, accommodating but not fast. The restaurant is a fantastic addition to the Arabian Ranches culinary scene and well worth a visit. Pity they’re not licensed through.
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