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The Living Room

The Maidstone Inn, East Hampton, NY 11937
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Ranked #11 of 52 restaurants in East Hampton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Swedish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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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77% Recommend
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English first
Montauk, New York, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Had the pleasure of eating here during restaurant week. The dining room is small and intimate. The building is beautifully decorated in the Swedish flare. Love all the colors! The food is delicious , from the mussels , beet salad and steak you can't go wrong . Save room for dessert! Make a reservation before going. I can't wait to... More

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New York
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132 reviews 132 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Loved this cozy restaurant with low ceilings and Scandinavian style furnishings. This is part of the c/o Maidstone and the Living Room hotel. We participated in the restaurant week menu which had a small selection of the a la carte menu. As it was a chilly evening I decided to order the moules ( mussels ) which came with a... More

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New City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The Living Room is not only as Comfortable as sitting in a Plush, well decorated and softly lit "Living Room", but delivers Top Service, a good Drink, and the Best Dinning Experience in East Hampton......A quality Menu, with choices for everyone

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East Hampton, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

When you want to get away from the maddening scene in East Hampton, head for this Swedish owned inn facing the Town Pond. Quiet elegant service with no bar scene. Menu can be quirky at times (lots of root vegetables on everything in the fall) but you will always find a variation of Swedish Meatballs available! Extensive and expensive wine... More

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New York
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7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We went here early one evening, and only a few other tables were taken. Despite that, the service was very slow. The appetizer took at least 30 minutes to arrive. The entrées (fish) were OK ,but not great. There are better places in the area.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Over the summer, my husband, daughter and I had one of those rare chances to vacation together. I was honestly appalled at the attitude of our waitress. Once she realized we would not be running up a bar bill, she couldn't wait to get us out of there. While the food was very good, I would not return. I have... More

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New York City, New York
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136 reviews 136 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We dined at the Maidstone restaurant on a Friday night in August. The atmosphere is pelasant, and it is nicely decorated, yet tends to get a little busy when you are too close to the bar and fireplace, where people just come to lounge. Everybody in our group of 4 liked the appetizers. I particularly loved the Herring sampler. The... More

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New York City
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

What surprises me is that the martinis are always served in a plain coupe de glace stemware and not a proper martini glass. Drinking a martini from a thick rimmed coupe de glace (usually for ice cream only) does not do any martini justice. It doesn't drink well. Again, they are trying to be special, but it doesn't work. The... More

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New York City, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

My wife and I were totally blown away by the beautiful Living Room restaurant at the Maidstone Inn in East Hampton. The Inn and restaurant have been completely renovated, redecorated and are stunning and chic. The Living Room serves a swedish influenced menu featuring wonderful seafood dishes both hot and cold along with traditional swedish fare (i.e. swedish meatballs). Every... More

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Hewlett, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We were a group of six and were disappointed in our dining experience. The appetizers were good, nothing amazing, but the entre's were just average. Two had the meatballs, which they liked, think they were swedish meatballs,(at least thats what i thought they looked like), two had the rib eye, which looked like an inexpensive piece of meat and just... More

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