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The Living Room

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European, Swedish
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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food in a traditional setting

Very much enjoyed our dinner here. The old country inn setting was pleasant, and the menu offered good choices. Chef Michael was accommodating to the vegan member of our party. Our server Aaron was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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New York, New York
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English first
new york
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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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Naples, Florida
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35 restaurant reviews
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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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Dallas, Texas
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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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nyc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has a beautiful outdoor space. Otherwise, the food was ok- nothing special, the service ok - inconsistent & slow. They were out of certain dishes by 8:15 pm. The waitress had no idea & 35 min. later no drinks & no appetizer. Pick another spot!

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New York, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very much enjoyed our dinner here. The old country inn setting was pleasant, and the menu offered good choices. Chef Michael was accommodating to the vegan member of our party. Our server Aaron was excellent.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Went with a friend for brunch, first impressions of the place are good, cute decor. We sat in the garden which was peaceful, but later a little better when we got some company from other diners. Food was yummy (scrambled eggs), very good cocktails and coffee. The staff seemed to disappear a lot and took us a while to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely birthday dinner with the attention of a excellent waiter. Apps of fresh, delicious oysters - three were just not enough! Also the red and yellow beet and goat cheese salad - wonderful. Main course of beautiful sweet scallops as well as a well prepared stripped bass. We finished with fresh and fruity sorbet - a wonderful... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We went to this restaurant today for lunch and everything was great ,the food ,the portions and the service.

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Dix Hills, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I went to the Living Room on Sunday for late brunch and ate in the lounge, there was a long wait for our food to arrive, in total it was 45 minutes until our food arrived. The hollandaise sauce was not on the entrée, english muffins were on the menu but we were told they were no longer served, at... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The meatballs were so good! A must to really feel Swedish while you stay there! Also I would highly recommend starting with a glass of rose or one of their delicious cocktails in the living room area before getting seated for dinner.

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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?