The New Hamptons-ness for ’14

Unless you’ve been asleep for the last nine months (and... solid planning, if so), it hasn’t been Hamptons season in a while. But look at that—now it is again. And with a new Hamptons season comes all the shiny new spots to while away your weekends. Spots like these...

UD - 1 Oak

1 Oak

Was: South Pointe. A spot for celebrity summering, poolside model-gramming and world-renowned DJs spinning into the sunrise.
Is now: Well, probably very similar to that. But now with an “interactive” DJ booth (you’ll see) and golden excerpts from Darwin on the walls. Which... nice to know those are there.

Opens May 24, 1 Oak, 125 Tuckahoe Ln, Southampton, 212-242-1111

UD - Red Stixs

Red Stixs

Was: Trata Estiatorio.
Is now: Not at all Greek. Instead, expect Beijing-style shrimp satay and Peking duck from a Philippe vet. Outdoors: check. Noodles and dim sum that’ll last well into the late-night, DJ-spun hours: check. You: we’ll get presumptuous and say check.

Opens May 23, Red Stixs, 1020 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, 631-726-6200

UD - Harlow East

Harlow East

Was: B. Smith’s.
Is now: The Sag Harbor outpost of the opulent Midtown seafood specialist (from a Nobu partner). This version is where you’ll come for marina-side local catch and bottles of North Fork wine. It’s been far too long since you’ve done anything marina-side.

Now open, Harlow East, 1 Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, 631-725-5858

UD - Bay Kitchen Bar

Bay Kitchen Bar

Was: Andrra Restaurant & Lounge (they never recovered from the spelling error).
Is now: Where you devour all the things that live or could have lived in the waters nearby. Long Island duck, scallops, lobster ravioli. The waterfront-dining aspect still remains. That’s how geology works.

UD - Finale East Hampton

Finale East Hampton

Was: SL East, which, with a two-year life span, outlasted a lot of Hamptons club concepts.
Is now: The official late-night spot of the arrival-by-helicopter crowd. Think bottles and banquettes under arches of purple light. Which is great, until you see the cabanas outside. Cabanas trump everything.

UD - Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa

Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa

Was: Gurney’s.
Is now: Better Gurney’s. Totally redone. Has its own market. Beachside cocktail service. The only sand-filtered seawater pool in North America. A brand-new seafood spot. You know, better.

UD - The Harbor Raw Bar & Lounge

The Harbor Raw Bar & Lounge

Was: The Cross Eyed Clam (we hardly knew ye).
Is now: Home to ocean-to-table lobster from a former Barrique chef (a Long Island favorite) and cocktails from a Red Rooster vet. Think oysters on the patio by day and live music by night. Think hard about that, in fact.

UD - UD’s The Next Move: Hamptons

UD’s The Next Move: Hamptons

Was: Dormant for the off-season.
Is now: Roaring back into your mobile app with a lust for scoping out late-night lobster rolls in Bridgehampton... and solving any breakfast-burrito crises you may have in Montauk. Knowledge, meet power.

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