SILVER'S--BEST PLACE TO BRUNCH IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE, NEW YORK!

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SILVER'S--BEST PLACE TO BRUNCH IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE, NEW YORK!...FRONT OF SILVERS--THE BEST PLACE TO BRUNCH IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE!

When the Wellins family bought Silver's, the soda shop, cigar, and news stand on Main Street in Southampton Village, New York in 1923 there was a real opportunity to take advantage of the void of good places to go for a great bowl of soup, a good magazine and a good cigar!

There were the days in the '70s when the magazine racks were full of newspapers, Life, Time, Newsweek, Vogue, Seventeen and many, many more not so well known magazines of the day. The proprietor, Mr. Wellins would stand guard over the news paper stand as he tapped his cane on the floor and ordered: "Are you going to buy that?" when someone reached for and opened one of the magazines. In other words he did not want the person to stand there, read it and then put it back...He was a character; one who was irascible and "mean" and downright overly protective of his magazines and cigars. But it made for an adventure when one went there for their famous Russian Borscht!

SILVERS DINING ROOM IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE, NYOld Mr. Wellins is no longer alive--he passed away about 20 years ago and his Grandson, Garrett Wellins has been running the little shop since. He transformed it into a Bistro--threw out the cigars and the magazines and expanded the seating area for brunch and lunch as he trained to become a chef of the first order.

Now, the brilliance of the decision to open the shop in the 20's can only be topped by the talent that Garrett has shown in his taking over this little shop. He transformed it from a mediocre magazine store to a top notch cafe; one that is now THE place to go for the most delicious brunch or lunch in Southampton Village, New York.

Here is the website: www.silversrestaurant.com

 

SILVER'S REMAINS AS IT WAS IN THE 20'S

The front of Silver's remains as it was from the very beginning; the original leaded windows still stand out from all the other storefronts in the Village. You can read the menu, written in chalk on the window panes for all to see...Then step inside to step back in time and enjoy the best Bistro fare on the Eastern End of Long Island!SILVERS FAMOUS SCOTTISH SALMON SANDWICH ON RUSSIAN BLACK BREAD

A real treat is to meet your friends there for a delicious brunch at 12:00 and be at the beach by 1:30 to relax the day away in the white sands of Little Plains Beach or drive to Cooper's Beach on Meadow Lane--rated the number one beach in America! 

You may even pick up a half dozen of Silvers best, out-of-this-world lobster rolls wrapped in waxed paper; take a bottle of a crisp white wine or rose' and enjoy the most wonderful picnic brunch while at the beach!!! 

MY PERSONAL PICK OF THE BEST THINGS ON THE MENU:

  • Silver's Borscht: The original family recipe of Russian Cabbage Borscht, a soup that is unforgettable in it's color of a very deep red-orange, and swimming with the tasty beets, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes and dill in chicken broth.....Served with the BEST grilled, Tuscan bread that is surrounded by a thick and chewy crust, dribbled with an extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkled lightly with an array of herbs and a crunch of sea salt. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! 
  • Silver's Roman Sandwich: A thick sliced, crusty Tuscan sandwich, filled with prosciutto, sliced tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella and saturated with balsamic vinaigrette that makes you only want more!
  • Silvers BLT: A grilled tuscan bread sandwich with bacon lettuce, tomato and light mayo that is so thick you need two people to eat the whole thing.
  • Silvers Lobster Roll: Lots of sweet, succulent lobster with just a little mayo and celery on a soft, crusty baguette
  • Silver's charcoal grilled sirloin burger served on a soft and crusty brioche roll with fresh sliced tomatos, baby lettuce and onion.
  • Other specialty items include a good selection of caviar served on toast points and served with Champagne.

If you do decide to go to Silver's for brunch on a weekend sojourn, please say "Hi" to Garrett; he is always there!

 

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Ambassador
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
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Paula - Silver's sounds like a delightful place to enjoy good food any day of the week! In fact I'm hungry just reading it!

May 05, 2013 09:07 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Anna: It  sure is...Keep it in mind if you ever get out this way!

May 05, 2013 09:39 AM #2
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Simone Bercu
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Paula, I will remember Silver on my next trip to the Hamptons.

May 05, 2013 10:05 AM #3
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Richard Weisser
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Paula...

Wow, that's a great menu. I will have to check it our the next time I am in your neck of the woods.

May 05, 2013 10:37 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Simone: You will love it--I have been going there since the 80's and it has become a huge success with the best food you  can imagine!

Richard: You really should not miss it--it is my favorite restaurant out here--besides Red Bar--That's my next local post I think...

May 05, 2013 12:14 PM #5
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Michael Setunsky
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Paula, your personal picks sound delicious. Silver's sounds like a great place to have a leisurely brunch.

May 05, 2013 10:55 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Michael: It really is the best! If you think back to the places you have eaten over the years and the one where you found the most satisfying meals--this would be one of those!

May 05, 2013 11:00 PM #7
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
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Paula...great local post...and I have been to this institution...awesome place...love it.

May 06, 2013 01:46 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
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Jeffrey: It is great isn't it? I get a craving for the Russian Borscht now and then and when I get there I see so many other things I want to eat but I end up ordering the soup again and again!

May 06, 2013 01:49 AM #9
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Richie Alan Naggar
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This place is worthy of a red eye...A good borscht and a sandwich to boot?...Life remains this simple all over the world...Good post and host too

May 06, 2013 02:06 AM #10
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Maria Morton
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Paula, Silvers Bistro in Southampton Village sounds like a wonderful place for brunch! 

May 06, 2013 02:12 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
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Richie: It is very simple...and that is the beauty of it. The food is so delicious because it is uncomplicated and simple. It is worthy of a "red eye" by the way!! If you know borscht this one will put you over the moon!

Maria: It is!...and as I told Richie above, it is well worth a trip from anywhere to eat this delicious fare!

May 06, 2013 03:49 AM #12
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Any place that can make a good BORSCHT . . . I mean really, where do we get that on the menu these days? . . . I likin' it already!!  Brunch is my favorite meal!

May 06, 2013 06:06 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Carla: I can remember going to silver's as a youngster, sitting on the soda fountain stools with my friends and having a bowl of the best soup in the world--when I finally found out that is was called "borscht" I thought "I gotta get that recipe"...Well, when I innocently asked for the recipe from the Grandfather, he was very clearly Not going to give it to me: "I have never given that away and I never will--it's a family secret!" So much for that---I did figure it out though and although it is not as delicious my borscht is a very close second!

May 06, 2013 11:28 AM #14
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Silver's is one of those places that helps define the character of an area and is certainly a gem for Southampton Village New York! Sharon

May 13, 2013 11:41 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Sharon: It sure is! It is my favorite place for lunch or brunch. The paintings are all by the late Grandmother too...Nice!

May 13, 2013 01:09 PM #16
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Paula, I love to dine at wonderful local restaurants like Silvers's when I travel. I'll save this info for the next time I visit Southampton Village.

May 13, 2013 02:50 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
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Sahron: You will not be disappointed! I hope you make it here in the near future...

May 13, 2013 08:32 PM #18
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Brad MacKenzie
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Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

Followed your AR suggestion to find you here. Now to put Silver's on my next itinerary!

Jun 25, 2013 06:16 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Trying your experiment I landed on the Google first page and saw this post -- again!  Hey I remember this and still love Borscht!!

Jun 25, 2013 02:10 PM #20
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