Of course, this is supposing you’re a guest of someone’s home. If you’re not, that’s fine, too. Might I suggest
Southampton Inn, just off Main Street? Or the American Hotel in Sag Harbor 20 minutes further east? There’s also Topping Rose in Bridgehampton, or the Inn at Windmill Lane in Amagansett. Should you venture so far as to surftown USA – the artist formerly known as Montauk – there’s only Crow’s Nest. I mean, there are plenty more places to stay, but there’s only Crow’s Nest. You take a room, leave your shoes at the door, and come out to watch the sunset on the water. Once it’s gone, food hour begins! Get the mezze platter, then find your shoes (and a car) to drive to John’s Drive-In for
ice cream. Authentic and creamy and sugary and milky, there is no ice cream like it.