The Hamptons Prepares for Its Summer Season

This summer, there will be no Eleven Madison Park vacationing in the Hamptons as EMP Summer House. In its place, the stately white farmhouse and grounds will house a branch of Paola’s Restaurant, an Upper East Side anchor for decades. Stefano Marracino, the son of Paola Bottero, the founder, will oversee the restaurant, which he is hoping to run on a year-round basis. The menu will be Italian, but with an emphasis on seafood and local produce. The whitewashed interior will have black accents, and there’s likely to be an indoor-outdoor raw bar. (Friday)

341 Pantigo Road (Spring Close Highway), 631-359-3100,

Next door to its taqueria La Fondita, Honest Management Group, which also owns Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton, has opened a Mexican restaurant featuring a wood-burning grill and rotisserie, and homemade tortillas. Joseph Realmuto, Nick & Toni’s executive chef, is in charge.

74A Montauk Highway (Oak Lane), 631-267-5709,

The former Cyril’s Fish House is in the hands of Jeremy Morton, Jack Luber and, from Ferris in Manhattan, Charles Seich. They have put the chef Sam Talbot in charge of the casual seafood kitchen, featuring local catches along with elevated fare like fluke and octopus ceviche, olive oil-steamed mussels and hanger steak with chimichurri. (Mid-June)

2167 Montauk Highway (Napeague Harbor Road),

A breezy East End edition of Ed McFarland’s established SoHo spot will offer a similar lineup of lobster rolls and chowders, as well as new items, like lobster pizza and fish sandwiches. It’s at the very edge of the village, where Main Street becomes the Turnpike. (Saturday)

1742 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike (Carroll Street), 631-725-1131,

This branch of the Lower East Side restaurant bearing a variation on the name coined by the artist Marcel Duchamp will showcase local oysters and orange wines. Expect a busy lounge. (June 8)

4 South Elmwood Avenue (South Emery Street), 631-668-8218,

The chef Jeremy Blutstein is in charge of the elaborate seafood menu at this property, the former Montauk Yacht Club and a newly renovated addition to the Gurney’s portfolio. Locally harvested ingredients become fluke crudo and roasted tilefish. The complex includes the Pool Club for casual fare and Il Forno with Italian takeout. (Friday)

32 Star Island Road, 631-668-3100,

This summer’s culinary director for this hot spot is the Michelin-starred Australian-born chef Shaun Hergatt. (Friday)

183 Edgemere Street (Industrial Road), 631-483-5037,

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