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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice meal, cozy setting in East Hampton

We had a nice meal here during restaurant week. The restaurant is part of a bed and breakfast on Main Street in East Hampton, overlooking a quaint pond complete with swans. We were given the choice of the main dining room or the cozy lounge and opted for that given there was live music in the main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2014
NJB1165
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Brooklyn, New York
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English first
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I was there during a slow time in April. The service was just fine but the food was the same. I really cant recommend or not it was just ok.

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New York City, New York
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108 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Set up like various rooms in a house the restaurant feels cozy and homely. You do not feel on top of other guests and waiters give you time to relax and enjoy. A good menu selection. I had grilled oysters followed by fluke with roast potatoes. Would recommend going here. Although it says Swedish there are only a couple of... More 

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New York
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45 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Bellini martini is heaven sent and if you try nothing else, don't miss the potato pancake with caviar.

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The Living Room has a Swedish theme - in the charming and colorful decor and in the menu items. The food ranges from delicious Swedish meatballs to a whole spring chicken with spring vegetables. I love the staff, especially Leo and Henry. They never are welcoming, professional, efficient, and always there when you need them but don't constantly interrupt to... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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79 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had a nice meal here during restaurant week. The restaurant is part of a bed and breakfast on Main Street in East Hampton, overlooking a quaint pond complete with swans. We were given the choice of the main dining room or the cozy lounge and opted for that given there was live music in the main room. (The music... More 

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Hamptons. NY
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74 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We again took advantage of 'restaurant week' in the Hamptons. We judge The Living Room and Topping Rose (both hotels, by the way) to be the best examples of fine dining in the East Hampton/Bridgehampton stretch. Having enjoyed 'Topping' two days earlier, it was time to anticipate excellent fare at $27.00 per head at this Swedish-inspired adjunct to the Maidstone... More 

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brooklyn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Living Room is my favorite restaurant in East Hampton, but the service was off the last two times I was there (last week, and in late August). We were greeted warmly, got our drinks orders in and were handed menus in a timely fashion, but then we…waited. On both occasions one of us had to flag down a waiter... More 

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Special special thanks to Adam Lancashire who is a gracious host....and made our evening incredibly special . We had dinner at the Living Room tonight. Our service was excellent. My husband's sea bass was the best he ever had. There were so many good choices on the menu it was hard to choose what to have. The Arctic char was... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

swedish heaven in east hampton! great meat balls, and lamb shank! dont miss it. he service is superb! they also have a dedicated dog menu ...really special ! a little pricey, but so is the real estate. btw they also have a garden where you can dine. the only criticism is on the decor.. the wall paper in the main... More 

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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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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: 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?