Executive Vice President of Republic Records and father of four, Water Mill’s Charlie Walk lets us in on his summer restaurant playlist.

BLT Steak at The Capri
The legendary popovers, tuna tartar, and chopped vegetable salad from BLT Steak are finally available out East. Highlights are the 28-day dry-aged prime porterhouse (for two) and bone-in rib eye. The Capri Hotel and Bathing Club, 281 County Road 39A, Southampton, 259-2641

The Hideaway
Owners Skip and Frieda Reichert use the freshest ingredients for the best margaritas, tacos, and ribs. Must-try menu items include the Mexican corn, shrimp ceviche, local fish tacos, and Skip’s St. Louis–style ribs. 364 W. Lake Dr., Montauk, 668-6592

Sam’s Bar & Restaurant
Simply put, it’s the best pizza in the Hamptons, in my opinion. Deviate from being a purist and try the more unusual clam pizza, or sample the Northern Pizza, which is a delicious concoction with fresh tomato, basil, and garlic. 36 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 324-5900

Sant Ambroeus
Kick off your summer morning out East at the counter at Sant Ambroeus with espresso and the freshest panini in town. The taste is straight out of the Amalfi Coast of Italy. 30 Main St., Southampton, 283-1233

Sen Restaurant
At Sen’s Sag Harbor outpost, Jeff Resnick serves world-class Japanese cuisine and sake. Opt for the Garuda exotic roll filled with spicy tuna, masago, and scallions. Or order the decadent seven-course tasting menu. 23 Main St., Sag Harbor, 725-1774

It’s my favorite lunch-only spot with world-famous red clam chowder and BLTs touted as “not what you make at home,” with generous portions of smoky bacon, crisp lettuce, and fresh tomato on grilled Tuscan bread. 15 Main St., Southampton, 283-6443

Suki Zuki
The tuna sandwiches and teriyaki chicken salad are must-haves at this local Water Mill sushi spot. Although no reservations are accepted, the food is worth the wait. 688 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 726-4600

Sunset Beach
St. Barth’s meets the South of France on Shelter Island. It makes for a great afternoon with André Balazs’s Reserve Rosé and Moules Marinières. 35 Shore Road, Shelter Island, 749-2001

Topping Rose House
The fresh dishes prepared by chef Tom Colicchio’s team, including the brioche donuts for the kids and organic yogurt with granola for the grown-ups, make this the best brunch spot. 1 Bridgehampton–Sag Harbor Tpk., Bridgehampton, 537-0870

Tutto Il Giorno
It’s like Tuscany on the water when you sit on the patio to enjoy chef/owner Maurizio Marfoglia’s amazing chicken Milanese, simple spaghetti, or burrata antipasti with fresh basil and organic tomatoes. 6 Bay St., Sag Harbor, 725- 7009; 56 Nugent St., Southampton, 377-3611

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