The Hamptons…a place that is for the elites and socialites. A place that I don’t quite belong…yet. It is a place I would love to visit, but later on in my life time. Because if you’re going to do the Hamptons, you need to do it right. I’m too busy trying not to buy shoes and make my bank account grow. But I digress.
Back in April 2015, The Hamptons Social sprung to life. Just as the name sounds, the inside matches. Oak hardwood floors, dangling lights, live music, and nautical themed decor. The best part? A hammock which guests can lay on and hang out with drinks.
I’m not sure exactly how I stumbled upon this restaurant, but as soon as took a look at the menu, I knew it was meant to be. I wanted everything on their brunch and dinner menu. So what does a person do that cannot control their appetite? You eat until your full.
The first time, I went with my friend for dinner. We split the Tuna Tartare and the Crab Cakes. Both were super yummy. I opted for a glass of the Prosecco and Marianne went with the Grassroots cocktails. A total girly drink but really tasty. For the entrée Marianne went with the Manhattan Lobster Roll and I had the Scallops and Grits. The scallops were perfectly cooked. There were some bacon bits which gave the grits a nice salty taste. I would definitely recommend. They have a wide selection on the menu, which is really important to me. I like options. Lots of options. The menu is also reasonably priced.
The second time I went was for brunch. It was 70s in Chicago and absolutely amazing outside. My friend and I were sat next to an open window, so we could a nice breeze. They had acoustic singer, playing Jack Johnson and Bruno Mars. Honestly, I couldn’t have picked a better way to spend my Sunday.
This time I ordered their Bloody Mary as my drink of choice. I will admit, I am not easy to please when it comes to Bloody Marys. I like extra spicy and lots of flavor. This did NOT disappoint. It has fresh garnish, such as a piece of lobster, a huge banana pepper, salami, cheese, and an olive. Phenomenal. For my entrée I ordered the Lobster BLT. The pieces of lobster were huge! I mean huge. I probably could have used more bacon, but that’s because I’m a gross human-being.
This place is somewhat of a hidden gem in the popular area of River North. Definitely a place to check out for brunch with the girls or even a romantic evening with your man. I will be coming back again!
Until next time…xoxo!