In 2001 Jason Weiner and Eric Lemonides opened Almond. Almond quickly became the “un-Hamptons” restaurant the Hamptons desperately needed. Jason’s commitment to straight forward, locally sourced cuisine and Eric’s commitment to being nice to people soon garnered a fiercely loyal following for the restaurant. Almond quickly became a go-to spot in the Hamptons for locals, celebrities, tourists, and fellow restaurateurs. The critics caught on as well.