Two new restaurants are opening in the Hamptons in July — and both promise not to break the bank.
Southampton is getting its own family-friendly seafood joint, The Tackle Box, while TT’s, a new taco-tequila hotspot in Montauk, is offering $ 4 tacos, $ 5 margaritas and $ 7 salads.
The Tackle Box, from veteran Hamptons restaurateur Michael Gluckman, will offer “classic Hamptons seafood” dishes for Southampton — similar to Bostwick’s in East Hampton.
It will also offer a daily happy hour, from 4 pm to 7 pm, with $ 1 oysters and clams.
Gluckman signed a 10-year lease for the space, at 76-C Jobs Lane, where popular eatery Little Red once stood.
“We’re going to offer all the classic Hamptons seafood dishes that you can’t find in Southampton, including a $ 24 lobster roll,” Gluckman said. “We’ve already painted it a Mediterranean blue, like the ocean, to get away from the look of Little Red, and we are making minor changes before we open in mid-July.”
The space seats 40 people inside and 80 people outside.
The chef, John Sagadraca, formerly of the Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton and of Daniel and Bar Boulud in the city, will also be creating whole belly clam rolls, tuna tartar, fried scallops, local fish tacos, clams casino, oysters Rockefeller — and lots of “big raw bars,” Gluckman said.
Meanwhile, in Montauk, TT’s opened over the weekend at 466 West Lake Drive, where Dave’s Grill once stood.