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“Nice outdoor patio and decent food”
Review of Driver's Seat - CLOSED

Driver's Seat
Price range: $0 - $30
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
New York City, New York
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161 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Nice outdoor patio and decent food”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Food is good but a bit overpriced for some items. You can get pub fare ( burgers, salads) or full meals as well ( steak, fish, etc.) They do have a kid's menu. Convenient location in Southampton and a nice outdoor deck for dining in the warmer weather. Outdoor bar area can be fun - especially on summer Fridays when there was live music for entertainment.

  • Visited September 2012
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Huntington, New York
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368 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great outdoor fall lunch!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Went to Driver's Seat for an outdoor lunch on a beautiful fall Saturday....not only was the weather nice, but the food superb and the service even better! We brought our little pug as the place has a special "pet friendly" outdoor area....the salads and dressings were excellent and so was the lobster roll...our waitress was the best- a bit pricey- but this is Southampton....overall excellent lunch experience!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank drjeff77
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A Good Find”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Good service and food, great location. Staff friendly and wine list reasonably priced. Portions are good and the Fillet Mignon was excellent.

Visited September 2012
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Thank laurence_kevin
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North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Loved the orchids and charming back deck, food is just fair.”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Pros: average American fare. I enjoyed a decent garden salad with grilled chicken. Nothing over the top, but adequate. My dining partner at that meal was an active anorexic -- she ordered a side of broccoli, ate two florets and left the rest over. She was not happy with the broccoli, she thought it was overcooked.

I'm giving The Driver's Seat three stars for the ambience -- loved the ambience - live orchids everywhere, beautiful lighting, outdoor seating on charming decks in front and back. The iced tea comes with free refills (that was a surprise!) Nice place to meet for a drink. Again, the food was just fair, so foodies beware.

Cons: Street parking is limited and the Driver's Seat does not have a lot. I did park in a parking lot a few blocks away, not a problem. If I was with someone with an impairment, I'd drop them off first.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank VistaGirl39
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Sag Harbor, Ny
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263 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Disaster at The Driver's Seat”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

The food was truly awful and they have changed the decor to some strange mix.
I will not go back for a very long time and then only when I have had a good report from someone that things have improved. It used to be a great place for a salad outside or a great burger.

Visited May 2012
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Thank SagHarborAlice
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