Without question, THE place to be for dinner on Friday nights, what with a stunning crowd, yummy bistro cuisine, and arguably the most gracious host in the Hamptons, Eric Lemonides. The early crowd is family friendly, but after 8, the music gets cranked up and the action happens, especially at the bar. If you don’t leave without making at least two new friends, there’s something wrong with you.
My father was French and I've always enjoyed the Bistro atmosphere. Eric Limonides always makes you feel welcome, and I like to eat at the bar so that I can socialize. Take notice of the iconic Scalamandre wallpaper, a nice nod to Gino's. My go-to is the roasted chicken with smashed potatoes, but I'd eat anything off of that menu. Also, they do artist and writers events on the off-season, directed by Almond Zigmund.
Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton offers reasonable prices, bold bistro fare, friendly service and an attractive dining room reminiscent of a Parisian bistro. In the spring of 2001, co-owners Jason Weiner and Eric Lemonides opened Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton offering reasonable prices, bold bistro fare, friendly service and an attractive dining room reminiscent of a Parisian bistro. The affordable French bistro quickly became one of the top spots in the Hamptons for locals, celebrities and tourists. “Almond has brought French bistro to the Hamptons,” stated Joanne Starkey of the New York Times. Chef Jason Weiner quickly established himself in the Hamptons as top toque and over the years has established a very strong commitment to using locally farmed products and local produce in order to support the local community. Fast-forward 10 years and the iconic Hamptons French bistro enters a new era in a new location in downtown Bridgehampton.