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Hamptons New Restaurants – Hamptons Players Club Scores in East Hampton

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Hamptons Players Club

The Hamptons Players Club is riding in style into East Hampton to no doubt be one of the Hamptons hottest new restaurants. The polo/equestrian themed restaurant and lounge takes over at 103 Montauk Highway where Beachhouse used to reside. Think bareback beauties meet polo empresarios with the Hamptons unique mix of locals and jetsetters.

Owner and Operator Frank Cilione gave us a personal tour to describe his vision for this three tiered dining experience. Cilione says of the allure, “The space itself is architecturally one of the most stunning in the Hamptons.” The open dining room and expansive bar will also include communal tables for large parties or individuals who enjoy the art of rubbing elbows. A new sky blue ceiling echoes summer sunsets en plein air with special LED lights to change the color and mood, sensual being on speed dial.

Outside the pergola covered stone terrace transforms into a beer garden of Eden serving a healthy casual menu with room for lounging around a new fireplace. As the moon starts to rise, the back room goes chill lounge with a DJ to host the after dinner crowd, VIP’s or private parties. As Cilione says, “There’s not a bad seat in the house.”

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While the Palm Beach and Bridgehampton Polo set will consider this their summer spot, The Hamptons Players Club is destined to be a year round destination, and Cilione wants to make sure there’s something for everyone including “friendly prices.”

Chef Hector Diaz from The Forge in Miami and Tsunami in Palm Beach is excited to create a modern American menu for the Hamptons Players Club with specialties from the wood burning oven. He’s also committed to a healthy and calorie conscious crowd. While we were there he was trying to source skinless chicken wings which is apparently quite a challenge.

Many Hamptons restaurants like many Hamptons men have a serious commitment problem. Cilione and his partners, however, are walking down the aisle with an 11 year lease. Says Cilione, “We’re committed here.  We have a team which is dedicated to making The Hamptons Players Club phenomenal with broad appeal for everybody.”

And here’s your HipHamptons inside scoop – Sunday is going to be fun day with barefoot ping pong tournaments. Don’t be surprised if Nacho or Nick Roldan shows up. With large screen TV’s Hamptons Players Club will also be the place to watch the Olympics and World Cup.

Look for the soft opening Mid-May and once Memorial Day arrives it’s Tally Ho! 631 324 1663

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