In 2001 Jason Weiner and Eric Lemonides opened Almond. Almond quickly became the “un-Hamptons” restaurant the Hamptons desperately needed. Jason’s commitment to straight forward, locally sourced cuisine and Eric’s commitment to being nice to people soon garnered a fiercely loyal following for the restaurant.
Almond quickly became a go-to spot in the Hamptons for locals, celebrities, tourists, and fellow restaurateurs. The critics caught on as well. Almond garnered accolades from such esteemed publications as Wine Spectator and the New York Times.
Fast-forward 10 years and the iconic Hamptons French bistro enters a new era in a new location in downtown Bridgehampton. Almonds new home is a historic space with 100-year-old tin ceilings, hand carved bar and classic white subway tile. Jason continues to cook good food and Eric is still nice to people. They also haven’t lost their knack for sucking up to food journalists. Peter Gianotti of Newsday awarded the new spot three stars and named Almond the Best New Restaurant of 2011