Barney's Creative Director Simon Doonan dishes on the Hamptons' best for fashion, friends, and food.
Tempting fare from The Crow’s Nest.
Bay Kitchen Bar
I love taking iPhone pictures of people taking iPhone pictures of people taking iPhone pictures of the incredible sunsets here. I am a teetotaler, but my drinking pals tell me the wine selection is “off the chizzy.” 39 Gann Road, East Hampton, 329-3663
The Crow’s Nest
Spring artichoke risotto and a fire pit—does it get any groovier? 4 Old West Lake Dr., Montauk, 668-2077
Estia’s Little Kitchen
Estia’s is a year-round favorite for Jonathan [Adler] and me. Who doesn’t love a breakfast burrito? Did you know that black beans have more fiber than any other food in the history of mankind? It is so important to stay “regular.” 1615 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpk., Sag Harbor, 725-1045
Moby’s in East Hampton.
I’m mad for the whole black sea bass, grilled asparagus, and charred lemon; the kale salad; and tuna crudo. Moby’s is the perfect place to wear a vintage hippie dashiki and pair of Birkenstocks—and that’s just the men! 341 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, 527-5388
Shuko’s 50 Shades of Jade (LEFT) and Get Your Kimono cocktails.
I love a sushi situation; I just have a hard time saying “sushi situation” without losing my dentures. I hear Shuko’s signature drink, 50 Shades of Jade, is to die for—just hold the rum for me! And the kanpachi serrano peppers roll—it’s addictive! 290 Montauk Hwy., East Hampton, 527-5372
Vine Street Café on Shelter Island.
Vine Street Café
Vine Street Café is the best restaurant in the Hamptons, if you count Shelter Island as part of the Hamptons, which we do. The food is great but the best part about it is that I get to see all my South Fork pals who schlep over to escape the Hamptons dining frenzy. 41 S. Ferry Road, Shelter Island, 749-3210