THE HAMPTONS, N.Y. ( MainStreet) -- Unless you're a real Hamptonite, it's difficult to keep up with the musical chairs of restaurants and nightlife here. The businesses seem to change from year to year, and there always seems to be one or more left without a chair (or a lease) at the end of the season.Montauk continues its hipster expansion with the addition of Ruschmeyer's, a hotel and restaurant along the lines of the Surf Club that has become the hot spot du jour. A beach spin on the summer camps of the 1950s, this modern-day lodge a la Dirty Dancing is in a rehabilitated beach motel that's gotten a full makeover, from a main lodge with an elevated walkway to a nautically themed lobby. Its bohemian bar, the Electric Eel, is a carryover from the previous hotel, albeit with a new style best described as longshoreman meets The Selby. Next door is an eatery with local seafood fare from the chefs behind New York City's Fat Radish.
|Beach relaxation is only half the story in the Hamptons, where restaurants and nightlife are in a state of constant renewal.|