The Hamptons is home to many world-class luxury venues, and The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn is one of the more distinctive properties on Long Island’s tony East End. Located on Main Street in Village of East Hampton, it is a luxury, boutique bed and breakfast steeped in history and loaded with charm. It also features world-class dining in several intimate settings.
The property itself dates from 1663, and the white clapboard Colonial has been a working inn since 1770. Expertly restored and updated for today’s discerning clientele, its décor is both elegant and accessible. Period antiques, exposed wood and a tasteful assemblage of accessories set the stage for comfort. Common areas include a wood-paneled parlor complete with bookshelves and a roaring fireplace, an intimate candle-lit dining room, a patio garden for alfresco dining by the fountain, and a rustic downstairs Tavern. Note: Christie Brinkley recently celebrated a birthday in the Tavern, and all the dining areas are celebrity mainstays.
The 1770 House features six individually decorated guest suites and a private two-level carriage house. The six suites are boutique-style cozy with well-appointed bathrooms. Attention to detail is pervasive and in-room amenities include local favorites such as North Fork Potato Chips and Tate’s Cookies.
Conveniently located, The 1770 House provides easy access to much of what the Hamptons is famous for including pristine beaches, nightlife, nature preserves, shopping, dining, arts, antiquing and more. If guests require any further assistance, just ask, said General Manager Carol Covell. “Our in-depth knowledge of the Hamptons allows us to give each guest a personalized itinerary based on their specific likes and dislikes,” she tells TheDailyBasics. Covell adds that many guests are interested in the history of The 1770 House, and famous neighboring properties such as the Clinton Academy, the oldest schoolhouse in N.Y. State, and Mulford Farm, an authentic English Colonial farmstead.
Dining at The 1770 House, where Chef Michael Rozzi helms the four-star menu, is in a class by itself. Both the inn and restaurant are open year round, giving Chef Rozzi the opportunity to create sophisticated New American cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal local ingredients. Knowing where his food comes from guarantees the freshest ingredients, which insures a satisfied clientele, said Chef Rozzi. “We feel we do a good job anticipating what our customers want to be eating,” he tells TheDailyBasics. His menu highlights the bounty of the region and invites diners to expand their palettes. “Our goal is to provide choices that aren’t ‘cookie cutter’ and may dare people to try new things.” On that note, try the spicy fluke tartare—it’s that good.