In case you missed it there was a lot of buzz a few months ago as Tom Colicchio and Topping Rose House parted ways. Much of the well deserved criticism revolved around the fact that the prices were steep and the food was just a tad too “precious.” Well, when it was recently announced that Jean-Georges Vongerichten would be moving into that prime location, it was with a skeptical eye that many Hamptons folks awaited the arrival of it’s latest celebrity chef. I mean, doesn’t everyone want quail and sweet breads when visiting the beach?
But guess what? A good thing happened on the way to Bridgehampton. Rather than taking a step on the fancy side, the restaurateur took a page more from his Inn at Pound Ridge menu and gave it a Hamptons spin. Jean-Georges at the Topping Rose House is now open and ready for business. While make no mistake the bill is going to cost you a few more dollars than an Olive Garden Prix Fixe, the prices are reasonable by local standards and the menu is actually pretty accessible. The restaurant was open over the Memorial Day and served dishes from the new menu including; Tuna Tartare with Avacado and ginger marinade for $22, Kale Salad with Lemon and Parmesan $15, Parmesan Crusted Organic Chicken for $32 and a Cheeseburger with Frizzled Onions and House made pickles for $21. For the vegetarian in the group, they also have a Garden Vegetable Brown Rice bowl with Salsa Verde for $26. While I haven’t had the chance to check it out yet, if it’s anything like the Westchester outlet I have no doubt it will be packed from now until Labor Day! For more information or reservations, you can try calling 631-537-0870 or go online by clicking here!