THE HAMPTONS, N.Y. (TheStreet) -- With one Gucci loafer on Fifth Avenue and one bare foot on the beach, the Hamptons are home to high-end shopping (Tiffany (TIF - Get Report), Ralph Lauren (RL - Get Report), Coach (COH)), farmers markets, wineries and pristine oceanfront. It makes for an extensive list of must-try restaurants in the Hamptons, gathered for you by TravelsinTaste:

If it is a celebrity sighting you crave, it is to Nick & Toni's you must go. The restaurant conjures up images of celebrities dining on fine Mediterranean and Italian food, and its celebrity clientele does include such luminaries as Steven Spielberg, Chevy Chase and Martha Stewart. But this forerunner in the haute cuisine of the Hamptons also has a soothing combination of subtle elegance and fine food that keeps the tables filled night after night. Part of its allure comes from a seasonal menu showcasing the catch of local fishers mixed with the best produce from local farmers as well as harvests from the restaurant's own organic garden.

For the most anticipated opening of the year and the hardest reservation to secure (think Rao's) try Nobu at the Beach, which is opening inside The Capri hotel in Southampton -- the site of the former incredibly popular nightclub the Pink Elephant. This part of the ever-expanding Nobu empire (Nobu, Nobu 57, Nobu Next Door) is the sure spot for sushi this summer, with Nobu's unique spin of course.

If it's a celebrity sighting you crave during a visit to the Hamptons, it is to Nick and Toni's you must go.

If you want to dine at a local favorite, try the Lobster Roll -- affectionately known as "Lunch" for its commanding signage. Now in its 46th year, this classic casual roadside clam shack was one of the first restaurants in Long Island to serve lobster rolls. This no-frills favorite is a must stop for every Hamptons visitor.

For winning wine lists, try the Plaza Cafe, a restaurant by Douglas Gulija and wife Andrea known not only for delicious seafood but for wine dinners frequently featuring Opus One, of the famed Mondavi and Rothschild collaboration. With high-vaulted ceilings, beautifully set tables and romantic mood lighting, it radiates comfort and elegance.

Carnivores rejoice: A true steakhouse classic, Bobby Van's, is in Bridgehampton. The original jewel in the Bobby Van's crown, it catered to the likes of Truman Capote and other literary giants. Named for a piano player who used to enchant guests, this restaurant serves not only the classic chops but also such fare as tamarind glazed Chilean sea bass.

If it's organic you crave, look no further than Babette's in East Hampton. Featured on the Food Network's ( SSP - Get Report) Giada's Weekend Getaways, the meat-free menu showcases a famous Asian chicken salad among organic salmon and other such creations.

For a little more quiet, try Le Chef in Southampton, the oldest bistro in the city. Since opening its doors in 1980, Le Chef has been run with consummate dedication by its owner, Chef Frank Lenihan. One example of Lenihan's appreciation of his loyal clientele was his way of celebrating Le Chef's 25th anniversary -- a weeklong celebration that set the menu back to 1980 prices.

For home cooking with a twist, Silver's is your stop. To most people, home cooking is all about easy-to-make classics such as meatloaf made from scratch by matriarchs like The Andy Griffith Show's Aunt Bea. To others, it's about old world recipes -- grandma's famous spaghetti sauce. Neither, however, is the kind of fare you'll find at Silver's Famous Restaurant in Southampton. Its unique cuisine has a flair for the unusual, and the food would never be found on the table at ma and pa's roadside shack. A family-run institution, Silver's was started by chef-owner Garrett Wellins' grandparents in 1923 as a newspaper, magazine and tobacco store. Later it morphed into an outpost for famous women's couture maker Bergdorf Goodman. Silver's didn't begin serving food until 1967, when Wellins' father decided to pursue professionally his personal passion for cooking.

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