Like Balthazar in NYC, Pierre’s in Bridgehampton is my favorite all-round restaurant in the Hamptons. You can eat any meal here, or just stop in for wine and cheese. The food and atmosphere are wonderful. Pierre’s is like having St. Tropez, St. Barts and the Hamptons all in one restaurant,

A mahogany bar festooned with fresh flowers lines the left side of the room as you enter. The rooms are all decorated in white with burgundy accents (booths and curtains) and colorful artwork. Diners can enjoy a fireplace in the back room or outside dining in warmer weather.

Pierre’s Gourmet Market opens at 7am and is stocked with delightful pastries, tarts, croissants, quiches, sandwiches and more.

Breakfast brings fresh organic smoothies and juices, pastries and croissants from the market, omelets with goat cheeses, and herbs and vegetables, French toast and wonderful special items like Oeufs en Meurette; Poached eggs with caramelized onions, bacon, mushroom, veal stock Served with toasted brioche.

For lunch/brunch add burgers, salads, oysters, lobster, sandwiches like the Croque Monsieur, Tarte flambée Alsacienne aux lardons et oignons; thin crust topped with fromage blanc, onions, and bacon and more.

The dinner menu features a wonderful variety of beef, chicken, shellfish, fish and more. Some highlights; 2 lb Maine lobster fricassée, flambé with Cognac and tarragon. Served with French fries, Grilled tuna steak with an olive oil and lemon juice dressing. Tabouleh salad & shoe string potatoes, Roasted ORGANIC free-range chicken, with ratatouille and potato purée, Aussie Free-Range Natural rack of lamb prepared with mustard and “herbes de Provence” Served with French string beans and gratin Dauphinois and Grilled Pasture raised hanger steak with Béarnaise sauce, watercress and French fries.

The wine list, though heavily French, has representatives from the major wine regions of the world. There are some great choices here, albeit somewhat pricey, but there are also plenty of reasonable choices as well.

“You almost feel Parisian at this posh Bridgehampton bistro say Francophiles high on chef-owner Pierre Weber’s seafood-focused menu, brimming with traditional French fare and outstanding desserts that generate good buzz among the see-and-be-seen crowd; though some contend it’s a bit pricey with spotty service, sidewalk seating and excellent pastries from the adjacent bakery are summer delights that make it hard to ignore.” ZAGAT