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The Living Room

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The Maidstone Inn, East Hampton, NY 11937 (Mill HIll Lane)
631-324-5006
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: At the Living Room, we identify the freshest and most naturally produced...
At the Living Room, we identify the freshest and most naturally produced foods, creating world-class menu selections from what can be purchased through local, organic producers. This is the slow-food philosophy at work, and we believe it makes for the best-tasting meals in the Hamptons. Our chef uses the slow-food process to "cook with the seasons", coming up with mouth-watering menus of cuisine he calls "new American with a Scandinavian twist". Signature dishes include Scandinavian classics like Toast Skagen and exquisite desserts like Spring Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with homemade honey vanilla gelato and Catapano Goat Cheese Tarte with homemade lingonberry sorbet. To complement, you can choose from more than 200 vintages from our extensive wine cellar. From local Long Island varietals to organic Oregonian boutique blends and standards from Europe, there is a wine for every mood and food at The Living Room.
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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food is good but that's it

We dined here for Thanksgiving and paid $85/person for 4 courses. The food was good, but I don't think I'd return. Service was slow and was no better or friendlier than what you'd receive in a diner or fast food place. We dined in the lounge because it is dog friendly, but the furniture was very... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
Stephanie C
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Baltimore, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have driven past the Maidstone Inn a million times and today we made the decision to eat lunch there. What a mistake. The menu for lunch on Sunday is pretty limited. If you aren't interested in breakfast - we weren't - it was 1:30pm - choices are pretty limited. We both opted for the burger which at $27 one... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a party of three for a Saturday night with a reservation at 7:45 PM. we arrived on time and were told that we were the next open table and it would be a few minutes more. After 25 minutes a table that was for 4 people but had a party of 2 sitting left. I assumed that was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a groupon for afternoon tea so we decided to check it out. Even at %50 off it was still a rip-off. It was the worst tea sandwiches and pathetic assortment of inedibles I have ever seen. Only the actual tea was good. Absolutely the worst!

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Thank bernadette p
Massapequa Park, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

My daughter Erin and I enjoy having a proper tea out , so when I saw the "Groupon' listed for a Tea at The Living Room, the restaurant in Easthampton's Maidstone Inn , I was eager for a visit. The Sunday after Christmas found us driving under cloudy skies to Easthampton , a charming village on Long Island's East End.... More 

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2 Thank susangill
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We dined here for Thanksgiving and paid $85/person for 4 courses. The food was good, but I don't think I'd return. Service was slow and was no better or friendlier than what you'd receive in a diner or fast food place. We dined in the lounge because it is dog friendly, but the furniture was very outdated and dirty. Maybe... More 

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Thank Stephanie C
Brooklyn, New York
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355 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The Living Room is located in a beautiful historic building on the Main Street of East Hampton. The dining room is a little dowdy but the bar and lounge areas are quite nice, especially when there is a fire in the fireplace. Service was ok. The cuisine offered has a lot of Scandinavian influences. The breads are really, really poor.... More 

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Thank NJB1165
Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

It's not a trip to East Hampton without stopping at The Maidstone! The Living Room (the restaurant on the property) is cute and charming and even provides an romantic ambience!

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Thank AC1015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

First to say the place is very charming, but the service a bit slow. We had to ask for drinks a few times. We were a party of 8 so that does slow it down. I read other reviews about the swedish meatballs which is a signature dish. I warned the others in my party what I had read and... More 

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Thank lih20rat
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Classic, low-key, upscale restaurant with seasonally-changing menu. Features local fish prepared Scandinavian-style, farm-to-table fruits and veggies, vegan dishes, and unusual snacks. Serves brunch; some music Friday night. Children welcome.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My family is Swedish and we spent a few days on Long Island/Hamptons. We just happened to drop in and were appreciative that there was room for 7 of us, which in itself was interesting since everywhere else was pretty busy. Let me supply the good, the bad and the ugly. The GOOD- upon entry the valet were pleasant and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Maidstone Inn, East Hampton, NY 11937
    (Mill HIll Lane)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  East Hampton
  • Phone Number: 631-324-5006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: European, Swedish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

At the Living Room, we identify the freshest and most naturally produced foods, creating world-class menu selections from what can be purchased through local, organic producers. This is the slow-food philosophy at work, and we believe it makes for the best-tasting meals in the Hamptons. Our chef uses the slow-food process to "cook with the seasons", coming up with mouth-watering menus of cuisine he calls "new American with a Scandinavian twist". Signature dishes include Scandinavian classics like Toast Skagen and exquisite desserts like Spring Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with homemade honey vanilla gelato and Catapano Goat Cheese Tarte with homemade lingonberry sorbet. To complement, you can choose from more than 200 vintages from our extensive wine cellar. From local Long Island varietals to organic Oregonian boutique blends and standards from Europe, there is a wine for every mood and food at The Living Room.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?