Nicest place in Sumter.Hamptons in Sumter, SC is a very nice restaurant for the area. The food was excellent, staff was courteous, wine list extensive, and overall the experience was pleasant. The restaurant is, however, short of a 4 or 5 star rating compared to other 4 or 5 star restaurants. I noticed that the glass windows and partitions had not been cleaned in quite some time and the water was straight city tap water that had a distinct chlorine taste. I have filters at my house to alleviate this problem and I would think that a restaurant of this caliber would do the same for it's patrons. Another thing I noticed is that some of the lights were burned out and one appeared to have been actually on fire at one time. However, as mentioned, best in Sumter!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWaitressI don't remember her name but Wow other than the food she was very nice and professional. You guys need to make sure you keep her. :)5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNever Disappointed!Hamptons is consistently some of the best food I've had in a long time! They're southern flair on classical cuisine is a welcome change to the run-of-the-mill restaurant. My most recent meal was maple glazed duck served on creamy grits, mustard greens and lingonberry sauce. It certainly hit the spot! Every bite was as good as the previous one. Hamptons is a great reason to travel from anywhere in SC to Sumter. We are about an hour away and it is worth every cent.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT!!!The food and service is unbelievable. Without a doubt, The Hamptons is the BEST restaurant in Sumter, SC. While the menu is pricey, you get what you pay for. The food is well worth the price. Upscale dining in a not so upscale town!! We will go again...and again...and again!!!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat DiningWe celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary with dinner at the Hamptons. Everything was outstanding. The beef tenderloin & shrimp pasta dishes were delicious. The service was friendly & prompt. Other than being a bit noisy, the evening was terrific. We've been there before & we'll go there again.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect eveningAmazing service, great wine, incredible dinner, delicious dessert!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love the Hampton's!Dinner was fabulous, as usual. We had the seared scallops for an appetizer and they were amazing. Dinner was wonderful, as was dessert. We couldn't decide so we ordered the 'sampler plate' of desserts. Katie was our waitress and did a fabulous job. The Hampton's is always an enjoyable experience and we look forward to going back again soon!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAnnual anniversary destinationThis is our favorite special occasion dinner destination. It has amazing wait staff and amazing food! It just an all around perfect dining experience!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIn a class of its ownI haven't been in Sumter long, so maybe there are any number of gems left to discover, but this is the only place I've found that could hold its own with big city, fine dining establishments. Outstanding wine list, eclectic as can be, priced mostly on the moderate side of the median, but with a few well-known superstar names at the top if that's what you want. Food is imaginative, local as they can manage, and changing pretty much every day to take advantage of what's available.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIt took us two years to finallyIt took us two years to finally plan on going and finally make reservations. Boy did we miss out on those two years! Although we went at early (6PM) it was still a very nice atmosphere and the entire staff was tremendous. The food was so good we are now going to go back on a regular basis; something we haven't done at any restaurant in this state before. Thanks for a great evening!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Anniversary MealOutstanding food with great service. Appetizers were great, steaks tender and flavorful, desserts excellent, and service wonderful. I will definitely eat there again and this is the best restaurant in Sumter. Why drive to Columbia for an exqusite meal when you can Hamptons in Sumter.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExquisite food and attentiveExquisite food and attentive personal service, as always. It is more than worth driving an hour and a half for a fabulous restaurant like this.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BrunchFantastic Easter brunch. I look forward to more brunches in the future.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved everything about theI loved everything about the Hamptons! The food and the atmoshere was exactly what my daughter wanted for her Bachelorette dinner. Thank you for a wonderful night!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Dining in SumterExcellent service and food. Best food in Sumter. Used to live here when the best restaurant was the Outback and had to drive to Columbia for this type of dining. Hopefully Sumter will appreciate and Hamptons will be around on my next visit to Sumter.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend always chooses HamptonsMy friend always chooses Hamptons for his birthday dinner. My grouper dish was very good, but the cookie and ice cream dessert was amazing! Service was excellent.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!We went here for our Anniversary and the food was excellent! The service was awesome and they treated us like roality! They made us a specially printed menu with Happy Anniversary on it and gave us a compamenty dessert! We will definitely be dinning there again! Amazing!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you it was great! WeThank you it was great! We had a wonderful time. The bills came in wrong and the time it took to get a corrected bill and pay was too long. You should have brought us all a cordial or something for that long time.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food in SumterTop of the line service from entrance to the completion of the meal. Chef changes the menu daily so it's creativity at it's finest. Staff very knowledgable of each dish. House wines are above average and moderately priced. Seating is comfortable and well spread out not to seem claustrophobic. Ok, here's what we had: RIb eye steak - perfect! Veal wrapped with prosciutto - Awesome. First course apps were just as good - squash filled raviolis and tuna tart-tare. Parking is in the lot around back. Its an unassuming place that has a pastel yellow storefront. Also, the Alleyway which is part of the the the Hampton, coolest place to enjoy some local music and drinks. Very casual both rest and alleyway.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect evening by the outdoorPerfect evening by the outdoor fireplace. Great atmosphere, service, and food. Can't wait to come back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful MeanWhat a wonderful experience. It was my first but will not be my last. We are already planning on driving from Columbia for dinner.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMQuite unexpected valueWhat a surprise! Had heard the Hampton's was a lovely place to dine and that the food was spectacular but far exceeded my expectations. Can hardly wait to go again though it is a 40 minute drive for me due to a bridge being out between Florence and Sumter. This fact does not deter me. Though this restaurant is nestled just off of Main St on Hampton Street, thus the name, the owners have created an ambiance through a garden al fresco dining entrance with a roaring massive fireplace for cooler evenings.
This restaurant rates excellent in all areas except the few I left unchecked due to lack of knowledge being my first time there. They have a lovely web site so more in depth info can be easily accessed and Open Table is a plus.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMIt would add a little moreIt would add a little more class if the restaurant had beer on tap. It takes away from the ambiance seeing patrons drink from a beer bottle.2/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA memorable anniversary dinnerWe were treated as a priority. Our flower order was already arranged on the table, complete with personalized menus, and a complimentary desert after our meal. Initially, there was a misunderstanding on my part as to the day of the reservation, and I only remember casually mentioning it was our anniversary dinner.
So, the red carpet treatment we received was especially unexpected and special. The manager must have picked up on my disappointment over the phone at having to reschedule our anniversary dinner--that's service that goes above and beyond the call of duty. In the end, it was an amazing dining experience we'll not soon forget.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary Dinner36th wedding anniversary dinner. Was treated with specially designed menus that had our name and Anniversary written on them at the top. A definite treasure we will cherish forever. Very classy establishment. Staff very attentive without being annoying. Easy to talk with and informative about the meals and the wine.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe travel extensively in smallWe travel extensively in small towns across the US and love finding memorable meals. The Hamptons have been added to our list of places to return to on purpose. Excellent in every way.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AM