Topping Rose House
What We Love
- Daily breakfast, nonalcoholic minibar items and snacks are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Buzzing locally-sourced restaurant uses ingredients from the property’s one-acre farm
- Just 22 guestrooms split between the historic House, Studio building and contemporary Cottages
- Flawless interior design by Alexandra Champalimaud and modern artwork from Winston Wachter Fine Art gallery
What To Know
- Located at a busy junction; guestrooms in the main building are kept quiet with the soundproof windows
- Although it's two miles from the beach, free bicycles and beach passes are provided for your use
- Spa treatments can be booked in advance, but there’s no therapist on the property
- An 11.63 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
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- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In a Greek Revival mansion just off Route 27, Topping Rose House made its much anticipated debut in May 2013. Named for original resident Judge Abraham Topping Rose, the 19th-century building was restored to its original glory, and then some, over eight years by architect Roger Ferris and interior design supremo Alexandra Champalimaud. The finished product is a handsome, grown-up mix of old and new: large porticos, original moldings and uncovered fireplaces mixed with clashing contemporary artwork, patterned rugs and light-flooded public spaces. A wide back porch opens onto manicured gardens, an apple orchard, a one-acre farm and a heated lap pool — a bucolic setting that feels a world away from the Hampton’s tony scene.
Bed and Bath
The 22 guestrooms are split between the original mansion and newly built modern cottages and all show off Alexandra Champalimaud’s exacting style, from the wide floorboards and custom mahogany chests to the iron frame four-poster beds and pillow-strewn window seats (in some). The walls are painted in shades of gray or daubed with floral wallpaper, the linens are by Frette, the colorful rugs were designed by Madeline Weinrib, and there are iHome docks, as well as iPads in place of newspapers. Unusual for a boutique hotel, all soft drinks and the bumper basket of snacks (North Fork chips, Mast Bros. chocolate, Tate’s cookies, organic dried fruit and more) are free. The modern bathrooms have over-tub showers, Matouk towels and gorgeous Naturopathica products.
While weekend trippers are still getting acquainted with the new guest floors, Hamptons residents have been filling the seats of the farm-to-table restaurant since its debut in October 2012. It’s spread across the art-adorned main dining room, the more casual bar and lounge and, in the summer months, the wraparound porch, with the emphasis on American seasonal cooking; many of the ingredients are grown on the hotel’s own one-acre farm. While Colicchio devises the menus, it’s his chef de cuisine, Kyle Koenig, who crafts the delicate dishes that change with the seasons and whatever’s available from the garden, nearby ranches and farms. The wine list also showcases local vineyards and North Fork favorites including Bedell Winery, Sparkling Pointe and Shinn Estate. Beyond the restaurant there’s a petite spa, a fitness center and yoga in the new event space, a second-floor library for afternoon lounging, and cruiser bikes for rides to the beach or into Bridgehampton.
In the Area
Art lovers shouldn’t miss a trip to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, where some of Jackson Pollock’s most famous works were produced, or keep things cultural with the Guild Hall’s year-round slate of plays, concerts, readings, films, special events and art exhibitions. Hit the shops along Main Street in East Hampton, including the Ralph Lauren East End Polo flagship, John Varvatos, Blue & Cream and Elie Tahari, or hit the trail and explore some of the South Fork’s surprisingly diverse hiking routes. Oenophiles should schedule a tasting at Wölffer Estate Vineyard & Winery, located less than two miles from the hotel.
How to Get There
Beautiful destination for dinner, particularly if the weather is nice and you can sit on the porch. The bartender is wonderful! However..... the service was pretty sub-par. No water refills, no wine pouring, no explanation of food. No asking how anything was.
That said... the lamb is among the best I have ever had. All the food was spectacular. Too bad they can't get the service to match the food.
Stayed for 3 days at Topping Rose House. Boutique Hotel with 5* service. Jean George their superb restaurant one of the best in the entire Hamptons. Rafael and all the staff at Topping Rose House made our stay very enjoyable and comfortable.
Our room was exquisite hlwith enough space for 2 children in the largeiving room with 2 bathrooms.
Perfect Stay thank you for everything.
To get away from it all in the middle of winter, three friends and I decided to do a long weekend out on Shelter Island. As we frequent the Hamptons quite a bit during the summer, we decided to venture out and do dinner at the Topping Rose. Fantastic decision. First and foremost, the restaurant is nicely appointed and has a great ambiance and atmosphere (The restaurant was not crowded as it was February so it was really nice and easy to engage in a conversation). We started with cocktails before dinner and I enjoyed a perfectly made Manhattan (Which seems to be a lost art these days). For my main course, I had the prosciutto wrapped pork chop, which was quite possibly heaven on earth with a side of the most perfectly whipped potatoes I have ever had. Did not enjoy desert because there was no room, but I will be going back to Topping Rose for dinner in a few weeks and cannot WAIT!
Upon discovering Topping Rose House two years ago, I finally fell in love with the Hamptons. Previously, the Hamptons were reminiscent of bad traffic and over-priced hotels and mediocre food. Until the Topping Rose House provided me a true sanctuary of respite in the gorgeous summer months. The Hotel is suited in the town of Bridgehampton close to Sag Habour and East Hampton. The main section of the house is the original structure, annexed with contemporary guest rooms. The rooms are spacious and the master bathrooms have shower and a soaker bath with sliding doors directly open to either a terrace or the private property. All soft drinks in the rooms are free and the breakfast a-la-carte is complimentary during the stay, which is amazing. It's all cooked by the kitchen and is one of the things that I love about the hotel.
The on site Jean Georges restaurant is the true gem. The menu changes seasonally and the kitchen tends to source local, dining on the terrace in summer evenings is a truly beautiful experience. I will be sure to return many summers after.
We had a wonderful meal here. The tasting menu was great. We were so glad we tried the restaurant. They could have explained their dishes a little better when they presented them. For example, I had the cookies for dessert and if they had explained what the cookies were I would have appreciated them more. But everything was presented well on the dish and it was all delicious.