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The Living Room

The Maidstone Inn, East Hampton, NY 11937
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Ranked #10 of 55 Restaurants in East Hampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Swedish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mill HIll Lane
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.
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English first
New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I went here to celebrate a family member's birthday and my mother and I both agreed that it was one of the best meals we've ever had. It is considered fine dining so it's dressy, not sure if it's formal or not (I don't think so). It's expensive and portions are small, but they taste so good. My mom and... More

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amagansett, ny
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Scandanavian owned, the restaurant reflects the tastes of the owner, but with a Colonial twist. There are little coves where small quiet dogs are allowed to accompany dowager types. You will not regret viksiting here

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New York City, New York
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120 reviews 120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Living Room restaurant at the Maidstone in East Hampton is one of the finest and most delightful restaurants in the Hampton's. All the Hampton's have a charm all their own, but East Hampton has a unique, youthful, exciting,and energizing aura. In many ways East Hampton is a combination of Beverly Hills and The Riviera. Gorgeous people, the magnificent Atlantic... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We made an early booking and arrived just in time to enjoy pre-supper happy-hour cocktails at the bar: I can highly recommend their Bellini Martini (vodka, fresh lime juice, white peach purée topped with prosecco) which hit the spot. The eclectic decor is both interesting and comfortable and makes for a welcoming atmosphere whatever your age or attire. The restaurant... More

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Okatie, South Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Four of us had dinner last night at this Swedish restaurant in the Maidstone Inn. The cocktails were creative and very week constructed. Food such as Swedish meatballs and herring was good. Our three dogs joined us for doggie treats. We arrived at the time of the 5pm happy hour with 50% off. We think the bartender made our drinks... More

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Galway, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Food is always spectacular. Menu changes seasonally and the chef loves to make market fresh, light and delicious! I love their oysters. Pizza order at the bar is homemade, light crunchy and tasty. Salads are always seasonal and full of flavor and crunch Local fish is always a great choice. Lamb is spectacular. Chicken is juicy tender and so comforting.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My wife and I spend the 4th of July weekend in East Hampton every year. Last year we intended to try The Living Room but never made it. So this year, we went there our first night in town. I am going to preface this review by stating that it is a VERY expensive restaurant. ($48 for a relatively modest... More

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Wanted Brunch on a Saturday. Nick n Toni's up the road, Sunday only.....hmmmm a little research led to the Maidstone Inn in East Hampton....great little find. Drinks great....try the "punch". Salad w/salmon fantastic.....Swedish meatballs great....and desserts were delish! Go !

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My husband and I came to the Living Room @the maidstone inn and loved it. We had the meatballs which were amazing and the seafood bruschetta which was so so good and a bottle of the Chateauneuf de Pape. . It was a Friday night and we moved from dinner in the main room to getting drinks in the bar... More

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North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This eclectic Scandinavian cozy styled restaurant offer a American/Scandinavian menu that is fantastic. Pare the food with some of the best local wines and you are in heaven. Save room for dessert and book your table in advance at this popular place.

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