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“Lackluster food, great Patio” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Driver's Seat

Driver's Seat
62 Jobs Ln, Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-6606
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Ranked #33 of 69 Restaurants in Southampton
Price range: $0 - $30
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Long Island,New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
“Lackluster food, great Patio”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I was drawn in by the beautiful outside patio which is private and cozy. The patio is surrounded by climbing flowers and lattice , great atmosphere. The problem was the food. I ordered the mahi mahi special which was described as being grilled and served with pineapple and rice. The fish was overdone and covered in soy sauce; there were about two tablespoons of bland rice and a teaspoon of canned pineapple . Very disappointing.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Weston, Florida
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316 reviews 316 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 122 cities Reviews in 122 cities
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
“So Good, We Went Twice for Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Not quite a diner, not quite a bistro, rather a very delightful place with a very pleasant indoor room with fun artwork and a lovely outdoor area ringed with beautiful flowers. The food is quite decent, the service very pleasant and the prices are a real value compared to other places in the area.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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65 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Love the outside space -- in the back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Food is fine, but the fun spot in the outdoor space in the back. Under a covered awning, the space is outside, but not too hot or too cold.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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NYC
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344 helpful votes 344 helpful votes
“Getting better .... but still room for improvement”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

It's been a little over two years since my last visit to The Driver's Seat. My earlier comments as well as suggestions made by others must have been heard. The menu is vastly improved as is the quality of the food served. The portions are however quite a bit smaller than what most restaurants serve and the prices have increased. If the weather permits, take a table on their patio.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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dublin
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Bland food. No atmosphere.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Stopped off for a quick lunch and were very disappointed with both the food and the atmosphere. We had 4 different dishes all of which were bland and unexciting. The service was efficient but the staff but cold.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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