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85 Montauk Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937-2802
631-324-2004
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
east hampton restaurants

very good reliable food at reasonable prices. This is a small well run restaurant. The booths for two adjacent the bar are quiet and very comfortable. Weekly prix fix is amazing. You can't beat the soup. And if you like liver,this is the only place around that has it on the menu. Deserts are yummy

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
george g
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very good reliable food at reasonable prices. This is a small well run restaurant. The booths for two adjacent the bar are quiet and very comfortable. Weekly prix fix is amazing. You can't beat the soup. And if you like liver,this is the only place around that has it on the menu. Deserts are yummy

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Always wanted to try and finally we stopped in during the holidays while we where out east.I was so surprised how lovely it was inside since the outside is very small. Wood paneling,nice lighting not to dim and a very cozy bar.We ordered off the pre fix since it had a diverse menu. We got the soup of the day... More 

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Thank rose_0124
Hamptons, New York
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60 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Been here many times and I always say why do I go back! If you had a rating between poor and average, I would say that would be more accurate. Wait staff is good; food mediocre at best. Prices ok for the Hamptons. I have lived in East Hampton Township for well over 20 years and I can count on... More 

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Thank marilyn n
Weehawken, New Jersey
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We have been passing this restaurant for years, and I have always wanted to stop, but as we are based in Montauk, getting back to the far side of East Hampton often seems daunting. I WISH WE HAD DONE THIS YEARS AGO. The staff in this small family friendly restaurant is welcoming and attentive. We had the green salad with... More 

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Thank 1hbs1961
Merrick, New York
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

A small restaurant to visit when leaving East Hampton right on Montauk Hwy. Good food with price fix, pleasant atmosphere, and good service.

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Schenkon, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The service was excellent. I was pretty early that day but the restaurant was already occupied. I had a nice table and really good scallops. Was a delicious meal for a good price.

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Thank NRWler
New York
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We've been eating here for over 20 years in September while we are in Montauk. We were there last Friday and once again totally enjoyed our dinner. Excellent fresh seafood and great service. We'll keep going back.

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Thank Michael C
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I had driven past this place for years on the way to Montauk and never stopped in. Tuesday evening, I finally went. The hostess was very attentive, and I enjoyed the food. The prix fixe was a good deal. Clams were large and fresh, with the perfect briny tang. As a main course, I ordered liver with bacon and onions--maybe... More 

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Korea
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went there with a family member for dinner one night. We got there when it opened and were the 3rd group seated but by the time we left the place was packed! The food is good. I had the tuna sashimi and the soft shell crabs. The crabs were excellent but the tuna had this nondescript mound of chopped napa... More 

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Friendly, attentive service. The food was perfectly cooked and delicious. Seafood was great. The sole was excellent. Desserts were terrific and prepared in house. Decor comfortable. Prices reasonable for the Hamptons. We'll be returning.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 Montauk Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937-2802
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  East Hampton
  • Phone Number: 631-324-2004

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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