By Peter Elston
Every Summer, jetsetters, tourists, & vacationers descend on the East End of Long Island with Southampton being a perennial hotspot. These days, people love to travel with their furry best friends instead of leaving pets with a sitter or boarding service. Luckily, Southampton has some of the best places for visitors and pets alike to enjoy themselves.
A mere two-hour drive from New York City, the idyllic Southampton Inn is the perfect starting point for a food and wine staycation with friends, an engaging cultural retreat with your significant other, a fitness weekend with your sports club, or an invigorating nature escape with the whole family including your family pet. Pets are welcome (for an additional fee) in one of the Inn’s specially designated pet-friendly guest rooms. With several acres of manicured lawns and gardens, the Southampton Inn gives pets the freedom to roam around enjoy the outdoors. Southampton Inn’s restaurant, Claude’s, is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. This popular dining spot offers outdoor seating, so your pooch or kitty may join you while enjoying one of Claude’s delectable dishes.
For more information, visit www.southamptoninn.com.
Union Cantina, the popular eatery and the Hamptons only authentic modern Mexican restaurant, designed by Southampton Social Club owners Ian Duke and David Hilty, sits in the iconic Bowden Square and is open all year-round for festive dining, live music, and A-list celebrations! Diners accompanied by their pet can enjoy Union Cantina’s spacious front lawn as well as the outdoor bar and café space open from Spring through the last warm days of Fall. Whether enjoying one of the many new dishes and cocktails for lunch and dinner, or indulging in the weekend brunch, Union Cantina has plenty of room for you and your extended family.
For more information, visit www.unioncantina.net.
Under the management of Restaurateur Zach Erdem, 75 Main has been transformed into the Hamptons summer dining staple and a year-round hotspot. Erdem reinvented the Southampton eatery, combining the classic style of the Hamptons with the enticing elements of New York City nightlife. Located in the middle of Main Street in Southampton, diners can bring their pets to this fine dining establishment and enjoy a meal on 75 Main’s outside terrace without the worries of leaving furry friends behind.
For more information, visit www.75Main.com.
Take a cultural journey to Sotto Sopra in Amagansett, NY where guests can find the traditional flavors of Northern Italy and succulent steaks and chops. The restaurant’s wood-burning oven freshly bakes breads, crispy Italian style pizza and whole roasted fish. Sotto Sopra has quickly become one of the most coveted restaurants on the East End, known for its frequent celebrity guests, relaxing atmosphere, exceptional service, and fresh, flavorful fare. Sotto Sopra’s open-space design creates an elegant and modern ambiance appealing to the East End social scene. Dine on the outside patio surrounded by a beautiful scenic garden where your pet can join you for an exceptional meal.
For more information, visit www.restaurantsottosopra.com.