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The Living Room

Swedish, Scandinavian
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The Maidstone Inn, East Hampton, NY 11937 (Mill HIll Lane)
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hong Kong, China
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Maidstone Inn for dinner and were captivated by its quaint environment, lovely porch and outdoor garden and food. The bar was quite busy when we arrived and it's pet friendly. Cute little decorations all around the Inn made it homey but not too busy. We ordered some oysters for appetizers (both the crispy peconic bay oysters and... More 

Thank Kevin J
Stone Harbor, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful meal with food that was creative and locally sourced. Still dreaming of the kale salad, the terrific coffee and the donuts! Chef is amazing and the menu is varied and they can accommodate many different diets.

Thank daytripper10175
East Quogue, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Entrees served before starter finished,taken back to kitchen, reserved ice cold-3rd time no taste. Crab pappardelle was tasteless. Waitress disappeared often. No serving coordination. Also, noisy and very expensive.

Thank Susan R
East Hampton, New York
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

A nice restaurant in a lovely inn with a picturesque setting. The food and service are excellent. American food with Swedish specialties.

Thank SPRINGS2013
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73 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We recently went here for dinner. We sat outside with our dog and had a few drinks first. The drinks were both just bar drinks so nothing special. We then had the cheese plate. It was good, but was odd in that contained three soft cheese and no hard cheeses. We also had the fresh bread they provided, which was... More 

Thank Jeff S
Sag Harbor, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We were there a week or so ago for my Fiance's birthday. The pros- Food was great. We had the Frisee salad with gorgonzola, apples and walnuts and it was perfect. Not swimming in dressing but just right. The entrees we chose were the black bass and the duck breast and both were absolutely delish! Not over seasoned or over... More 

Thank dawnskye
East Hampton, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I am a local resident and have been to most of the many restaurants in the area. The living room, which is expensive, offers very few choices, small portions, and quality is only fair. Instead of herbs and seasonings, everything is drenched in butter or some other kind of fat. The main room offers hard uncomfortable seating and wobbly tables.... More 

Thank Suzanne R
Longwood, Florida
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

The Maidstone Inn is a staple for East Hampton. The living room's food is terrific, very friendly staff. Best of all are their desserts. Normally one is shared, but not on the night we dined there. We each had our own.

Thank Mark M
Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I've been to the Living Room several times and the food is just not good. Pork Tacos as an appetizer were bland & shrimp salad was not fresh. The main course of duck breast lacked flavor but a sea bass dish was better. Toffee Cake was good but ryun-of-the-mill. A strawberry shortcake has a biscuit that was so hard, we... More 

Thank NJB1165
East Hampton, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Had dinner with a friend. Food is supposed to be "new Swedish", but actually isn't. I had Swedish meatballs, but nothing to write home about. My friend had duck, which was prepared French style with an orange sauce. His dish was better.

Thank lola j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Swedish, Scandinavian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?