Babette’s, on Newtown Lane in East Hampton, will be serving its last meal on Sunday, October 17th, and closing its doors after 27 years as “the place to be’ in the Hamptons food scene.
The restaurant has been a favorite of locals and celebrities alike, and led the way in organic and clean eating on the East End. First opened in 1995, Barbara Layton’s original vision was to “make healthy eating ” cool, exciting, and rich with ambiance”. The menu has consistently featured a balanced selection of options for all diets utilizing locally grown ingredients, the objective being to turn people on to delicious non-GMO whole foods.
Expressing her gratitude for the support she has received from the community over the years, Layton says, “My love and admiration for East Hampton is unbounded and I am excited to see the unfolding of our next adventure—as individuals and together. We are a community of vision. We are a community of strength and love. We are a community of courage and wisdom. We are committed to inspiring one another to always be better as we honor those who came before us, creating this heavenly place we call home—East Hampton.”
Layton would like to express her thanks for the loyal patronage of Babette’s guests and to the staff, past and present, who together co-created a space of real food, real conversation, and real connection over these last 27 years. She would also like to extend special thanks to her co-creator Daniel VanDerBeek, her son Zach, her mother, and all the friends she had the honor and privilege to meet throughout the lifetime of Babette’s.
Babette’s diverse menu featured Vegan and Vegetarian dishes, and attracted many celebrities and loyal customers. I will miss their vegan caesar Salad, tofu Scramble, and exquisite vegan carrot cake.
Babette’s will be open Thursday thru Sunday 9am-4pm. They invite all to stop by to celebrate the conclusion of this chapter, and to celebrate the excitement of the next chapter for us all.