During the hot summer days in the city, the Hamptons make for the ultimate weekend escape. A getaway to the Hamptons will ensure a good tan line, hours of relaxation, and of course delicious seafood, as fresh as it gets. But for those of us not fortunate enough to have a summer beach house in the Hamptons, or at least an invite from a friend, BKB may be the closest we get to escape the city.

BKB Restaurant brings the Hamptons to the City

For those who long for the flavors of summer by the sea, BKB Restaurant is the place for you. Father and son team, and co-owners, Eric and Adam Miller took their popular East Hampton sea-to-table concept, Bay Kitchen Bar, to Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Now Manhattanites can taste the flavors of the Hamptons all year long. BKB Restaurant is the latest project from the Millers who couldn’t wait for the Hamptons to come back to life this spring.

“We were lucky to be embraced by the local community our first season. When an opportunity to take over the restaurant space at Bohemian National Hall came along, we couldn’t resist the temptation to see our guests again, plus introduce our cuisine to a whole new audience here in the city,” says Chef-Owner Eric Miller.

Like their original East Hampton location, BKB Restaurant serves inspired cocktails and the best seafood and meats that local East Coast suppliers have to offer. It’s clear that BKB Restaurant places quite an emphasis on quality and sourcing, which is something we are passionate about. Everything on the menu is expertly chosen to provide the freshest and best selection for all who dine here.

The interior of BKB Restaurant is modern, chic, and absolutely stunning. For me it is the ideal spot for a romantic evening or simply a nice dinner with those who appreciate fine wine, cocktails, and fresh fish. Upon being seated, our server kindly gave us wine recommendations and explained how not only is the food mostly locally sourced, but many of the wines are as well.

The Menu at BKB Restaurant

The menu here offers numerous raw and cured options ranging from clams and oysters on the half-shell to day-boat scallops with ginger, lime, coconut, mint, and mango. Some of the East Hampton signature dishes, like the house lobster roll, are featured on the Manhattan menu too. There are also a few new additions, including an aged sirloin with roasted rutabaga, honey, and vidalia onion confit. With so many variations of fish on the menu, I was overwhelmed but, with help from our server, decisions were eventually made.

What we ate at BKB Restaurant

For the two of us, we decided on 3 starters and shared an entrée. We tried the shrimp cocktail, the marinated tuna, and the braised and seared octopus.

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A little raw, a little marinated, and a little cooked. For our entrée we had the special, which was the king salmon over a mushroom risotto.

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We ordered just enough to save some room for dessert. And lucky for us, we ordered just in time to get the last crème brulee trio of the night. This included three flavor variations; espresso and cookie, matcha and fresh raspberries, and Tahitian vanilla and hibiscus. All were delicious, but something about that Matcha (#trendy) had me coming back for multiple spoonfuls.

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Thanks BKB Restauarant for making me feel better about my lack of Hampton’s invites. I can now finally enjoy the sea-to-table eats right here in the city all year long.

BKB Restaurant – Website
321 East 73rd Street
New York, NY 10021

Perfect for: Date night

What to order: Shrimp cocktail, octopus

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