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“In the world of hit or miss, its a miss”
Review of The Living Room

The Living Room
Ranked #34 of 69 Restaurants in East Hampton
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Swedish
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
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 was fine, nothing worth the expensive price, one had the halibut, which was very dry, and one tried to have the lamb, but the chef couldn't cook it correctly, first rare then well done. The best thing was the dessert, sticky toffee pudding. Our friends had eaten there previously and enjoyed, now they said its off the list for the rest of the season.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Lovely restaurant with everything you would expect for 5 stars but it let itself down in a couple of respects.

It has a comfortable feel and the waiting staff were excellent.

Our issues were the speed of service and the inconsistency of the quality of the food. We finished appetisers, which were excellent to then have our main courses arrive almost immediately. If we had been in a hurry this would have been great but it felt like we were being rushed to free up a table.

For mains, Two of our party ordered Halibut - one was excellent and the other tough and disappointing. Both plates came from the same kitchen at the same time - presumably cooked by the same chef ! We were given a credit for the disappointing meal but that didn't alter the issue that if they can get one halibut right, then they should have been able to do two !!

Maybe worth trying again

1  Thank PeterR931
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Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

The Living Room and The Maidstone Inn combine several seemingly unrelated elements in a way that results in a charming and stylish experience with good food and great drinks. First off, don't come in you are in a big rush. It's relaxing here. The decor combines antique American farmhouse architecture with Swedish modern, bright color and old (Swedish) Hollywood accents. Somehow it works beautifully. The food menu is mostly Swedish and delicious. You can always have a great salad if you're not a fan and the cocktails and wine list are very good. It's also great for tea with a formal tea served on the weekends. Service is not fast but I think that's by design. It doesnt seem as if they're in a rush to get you in and out , which is so nice. You have time to decompress and take in your surroundings as your meal is being made. Your meal arrives having been carefully prepared. I think the owners have more in mind than just the bottom line and wanted to create a special and truly unique retreat. They did. Beautiful flowers and gardens are also a treat as is the fireplace - on even in July.

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Had dinner at the Living Room tonight with my husband & 2 teenaged children ,we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal the kids enjoyed the sea bass & meatballs & we enjoyed the lemon risotto & halibut , starters were great ,scallops , salmon ,oysters & roe ..... We shared the sticky toffee & it was all good !!staff were lovely & good humoured ! There was a full house but no pressure on us to leave our table , great evening !

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Thank orla_8
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Had drinks and appetizers here. Wonderful atmosphere and great good, a little pricey but that's to be expected in the Hamptons' premier restaurant.

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Thank Felix S
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