Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East

Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.soleeast.com/
  • Phone: 6316689739
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 8:00am-11:00am
    Lunch: 12:00pm-4:30pm
    Dinner: 5:30pm-9:00pm (Sunday-Thursday)
    5:30pm-10:00pm (Friday & Saturday)

    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Larry Kolar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Beautiful manicured grounds and Zen Den for private dining options.
  • Private Party Contact: Christopher 6316689739
  • Entertainment: The Backyard Restaurant at Sole East Resort offers Live Entertainment on the weekends and select holidays.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montauk Highway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Lot and street parking available.
A word from Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East is inspired by a healthy approach to diet and lifestyle – but not obsessive in its goal. We are all about good, wholesome, fresh, natural ingredients and sources (organic meats and vegetables from the local farmer's markets, fresh catch from the local fishermen). But we can make a pretty nifty drink too.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (32)fit for foodies (17)romantic (14)vibrant bar scene (10)good for groups (8)hot spot (8)special occasion (6)neighborhood gem (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (4)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Overall View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was very good...although I can only vouch for the appetizers. My husband I shared 5 appetizers...which seemed more interesting than the main courses. Enjoyed all of them. Fun spot...loved eating outdoors in the backyard. The service was awful. When I asked the waitress if they were understaffed that night, she said no! She kept apologizing through out the night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent all around!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurant was very busy and a weekend in August! They did it, made a memorable meal and experience for our table of 7. Very accommodating, dinner, setting & service was all superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    emily
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Waiter was kind of clueless, but the food was amazing! Clam chowder was delicious, fluke ceviche was super fresh, the sea bass was cooked perfectly and the skirt steak was so tender and flavorful. The dinner was very fast however and I felt they could've paced the meal much better. Overall great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    missyp84
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My boyfriend and I had a very nice romantic meal outside under the stars. The cocktails were tasty and summery, and the food was wonderful and inventive. Even the bread and dipping oil/butter at the beginning of the meal was great. Service was friendly. We ordered four appetizers for the two of us as our meal. My only complaint was that the food all came out very quickly, with all four appetizers coming out at once and before I had two sips of my cocktail. We didn't think to ask to have the food staggered, but I wish the waitress had asked us. All in all, I would certainly come back, but I would ask that they slow down the food service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A beautiful garden,
    Woodlandite
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The backyard had a beautiful garden, our food and service was excellent! The atmosphere very nice! It was a good place to eat in Montauck ! We enjoyed it very much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst Value in Montauk
    mtkfan25
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was good but way over priced and smallish portions. It's in an overly pretentious hotel with several entrances and kids running around. Small drab decor with little room between tables. The drinks were small, weak and Manhattan priced. Our waitress was okay and the service was fair.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet Brunch
    denimgirl
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Pretty outdoor space, bossa nova music with the singers created a very relaxed vibe. Menu was not too creative. Ordered poached eggs with bernaise and when it came out there was no bernaise sauce. Server should have been aware of this before and informed us, dish was boring as just some poached eggs with potatoes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie3
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    2 thumbs up:) going back again in a few weeks! It's my favorite outdoor restaurant in montauk!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like a good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    food is excellent, but the service is not in line with the prices. At that price a table of 4 should not have a food auction with every course. The runner has no idea what table gets what food and once the runner finds the table he has no idea which person gets what dish. Not my idea of service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • firsttime99
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    It was our first time. The food is OK, the service is one of the worst (and we do travel all over the USA). No just we had to wait a long time before being served what we ordered, but in order to ear our soup the 4 of us had to ask for spoons. they were ready to serve dessert, meanwhile we were still waiting for our main course. For sure I will not refer anyone. We would have accepted the price if the service was good. We can get better food/service at other restaurants. I felt bad for the guests that we were with.Sorry never again....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Picked a bad night for a romantic dinner, Maxxi Priest was performing and the place was jammed. So the service was understandably slow and it overflowed into the kitchen as well. Wasn't impressed with the menu and the food was marginal. Beautiful ambience for dining al fresco.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very fresh fish
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner very much. Food was fresh. Dessert was strawberry rhubarb crumble - very delicious! We would go back,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful sunset, great food
    wineandine
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food and wine was delicious! What a beautiful hidden spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sole East
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had dinner in their backyard space, on the side lawn. The food was excellent, and the environment was very relaxing and cool.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Fresh Food
    TeeK
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Amazing food - everything was of the freshest ingredients and the staff was very pleasant. Would definitely go back the next time I am in Montauk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a breakfast spot
    LauradVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We made the mistake of looking at the breakfast menu online. When we showed up it was a continental buffet and you could add a very specific ommlete for $4. It was fine, just not what we wanted. Lunch menu looked much better but we were too early. Great ambiance though! Adorable spot, just not for breakfast
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love
    Besito
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Love this resturaunt. Waiter was new and things were a little slow but we had fun and enjoyed our time
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice date spot
    Jricca3
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My girlfriend and I had dinner outside by the pool. The food was pretty good, but let me add that the chefs had just finished a wedding so they may have been a little off. I will tell you this, the truffle pommes frites are not to be missed. I will suggest you apply bug spray prior to dinning, it would be great if the restaurant placed fans near the tables to help keep the mosquitoes at bay. Other than that it is a very romantic setting and the wait staff is great.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Molto Delicioso!
    8itallup
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    A lovely restaurant with wonderful food and attentive service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 47 reviews are from the Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East reviews archive.
  • "reservation was messed up"
    KeithVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    too bad they didn't honor reservation time or notify us!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a nice evening!! Going
    foodie3
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Such a nice evening!! Going back again this weekend! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sketchy
    dineoutVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    This is my third time at Sole East over the past year. Each time the service seems to deteriorate a bit more. Went on an August Sunday evening and though the outdoor seating and ambiance was very nice, the service was amateurish at best. It took a long time to get anyone's attention for water, bread, the basics. Once the meal came it was less than inspiring. Food was only luke warm and presentation, taste, preparation, was below average. Not sure that I will give it another chance until I hear much better things.....a commitment to not just charging Hampton's prices for a substandard experience. It could and should be a wonderful experience but the attention to detail and service is sorely lacking.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hip and happening!
    MiMo594
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    We went for a family dinner but stumbled into surf movie night. Lots of people but great energy and lots of fun. Our dinner was lovely. We were seated inside (where it was a little quieter) by the fireplace. We ordered a variety of appetizers, all very tasty especially the tuna. For dinner, I had the scallops which were grilled to perfection. I also sampled some of the steak from my fellow dinners. That was also delicious. White sangria was light and refreshing and really complimented the meal. All around a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but overpriced.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    The food was delicious and the service friendly and attentive. However, we - who are long accustomed to the prices in New York City - all felt the items on the menu were 30 - 50% overpriced. Given that Montauk is not lacking for good seafood restaurants, I see not particular reason to recommend this one.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice
    Taylor
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    Low key and elegant atmosphere. Food was delicious. Could use a few more vegitarian options, but overall great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointed in Montauk
    hebattyVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    If you are looking to party and drink - great place - if you are looking for decent food - in a workd Sole East is feh - much better places in montauk - you can skip this one
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Food
    Lisa95
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    The menu at Backyard Restaurant is very limited. The meal I ordered was a bit bland, to be honest. Overall, I enjoyed the scenery and location, but not the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    Ella
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    I looked forward to Backyard restaurant's Brazilian brunch which sounded delicious and fun. However when we arrived there was nobody to guide us to the table and after a while we asked the bartender whether we could just choose a table. She said we could sit wherever we wanted and take brunch from the buffet. We sat down and got some food and coffee from a messy and half-empty self-service table. Nobody came to our table for good 15 minutes. When we finally managed to stop the only waiter around he told us that the buffet was just their breakfast and the brunch would start in 30 minutes. We got to see the menu after sitting for more than an hour and were extremely disappointed of the food which was overcooked and dry.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Favorite Montauk spot
    MTKsummer
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Amazing as always!! A spot we always come to! Never ceases to amaze us. Will be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The place was very nice but
    Faceman
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    The place was very nice but due to the very limited menu, I cannot rave about this restaurant. This is not what I would call a Mediteranian type of menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ranked this our best of the four
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    places we ate dinner over July 4 weekend. The food was delicious and the ambience perfect for a beach getaway. There was a trio playing which increased the noise level, but we were still able to have dinner conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    You don't have to deal with all the nonsense the other restaurants put you through in Montauk. Food is really good here and we didnt have to wait an hour to get looked at.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting location and decor,
    SouthStreetMikeVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    Interesting location and decor, but the service needs improvement. Pasta dishes were far too salty, not sure if it was the pasta itself or the meat/sauce with it. They were sent back and another pasta dish was brought. They too were very salty. The server could not explain it. They were taken off the bill. We were given the choice of inside or outside seating, but were told the mosquitoes were bad outside. Why? do something about the mosquitoes or don't offer the outside seating.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive but good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Beachy atmosphere is very relaxing. While the food is fabulous, it is very pricy for what you get. (Not unlike the rest of Montauk.)Not sure if we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    We waited over an hour for our meal and when it arrived everything was cold. The food and beverage manager came over when we complained and she assured us she "personally checked our food and rushed the kitchen" herself and sort of looked at us like we were crazy. She did not offer any compensation, we had to literally ask for free drinks or a discount on our meal. We were a group of 6, and none of us are planning to return. It's a beautiful location but with service like that its hard to return
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    JBJB
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Great spot - sort of a hidden gem A little pricey but over all very good food. The portion size was a good amount. Drink Specials were great! Wish the wine list was a little bigger / had more options to get by the glass instead of bottles...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great music and food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    This place is a hidden gem for a relaxing Sunday brunch. Amazing live Brazilian Jazz, great service and food. Incredible lobster roll with just a hint of mayo. From the jalapeño Bloody Mary to the breakfast bar-what a great time!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • restaurant was cold but they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    restaurant was cold but they left the door open. Staff was disorganized. Pulled pork sliders were way to sour. Restaurant is trying to be hit, but better to go to Ruschmeyers up the road.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go for the late-night bar
    CMRNYC
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    My friends and I stayed at the Sole East Resort this weekend, and had made dinner reservations for our first night Friday. Our server Ira was fantastic, very accommodating, and funny too! The food was pretty good, and for opening weekend, the kitchen was quite efficient. They had a live band inside the restaurant, and it was so loud you couldn't talk to people at the table. Then they turned down the lights so dim that you couldn't see your food. For dinner, it was Ira who was the standout here! Then we came to the bar late-night on Saturday night, and it was so fun! The bartenders are nice, the drinks are good, and the DJ was EXCELLENT!! And no one had to worry about getting home bc we were just upstairs.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • off season
    SidneyParade
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    it's a little bit out of town but worthwhile. Not very busy but the table beside us were locals. We were there 3 weeks before memorial day so probably completely different during the season. Food was better than expected with a lot of it (claimed as) locally sourced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.