The name Doubles is apt for this new Caribbean-inspired eatery in Amagansett, New York, as it is one of the few restaurants open year-round in the Hamptons, serving double duty as both summer destination and everyday local watering hole. Located in a beloved space of the former Hampton Chutney, the design by Manhattan-based Office of Things in collaboration with Francesco Galetto, pays tribute to the past while making space for the communities of Amagansett today. “The role of the restaurant as an anchor of the community is critical here,” explained Office of Things’ cofounder and co-principal Can Vu Bui.
To accommodate various seasonal uses—large groups in the summer, evening events, and intimate dining in the winter—the design centers around an open kitchen wrapped by a long brass and mahogany counter, providing a natural flow for diners. “By adding doors and extending the bar deep into the kitchen area, customers are able to move freely between indoors and out,” said co-principal Lane Rick, referencing the outdoor picnic table seating. Handcast terra-cotta tiles replaced worn-through wood floors inside, contrasting with the subtle sheen of a new brass bar top. The result is metered by duality: welcoming yet elegant, informal and refined.
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