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Bay Kitchen Bar
Bay Kitchen Bar

Bay Kitchen Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.baykitchenbar.com
  • Phone: (631) 329-3663
  • Hours of Operation: Opening: April 17th 2014

    Dinner Served Friday, Saturday and Sunday 4:00pm -11:00pm
    Happy Hour: Wednesday thru Sunday 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Memorial Day to Labor Day:
    Open 7 days a Week for Lunch and Dinner from 11:00am to 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Eric Miller
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Full Service Caterers
  • Private Party Contact: Jacqueline LaBorne/Food and Company (631) 252-5956

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3 Mile Harbor Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bay Kitchen Bar
Spring in the Hamptons means warm air, daffodils, and of course a crop of new restaurants. The latest is Bay Kitchen Bar, set to open Memorial Day weekend in the former Andrra space. The latest venture from chef/owner Eric Miller (of Food & Co and Miller's BBQ fame) and co-owner Richard Silver. The restaurant will offer fab waterviews, indoor/outdoor seating, marina access for boaters, and of course great food. Eric Miller will rely on his relationships with local fishermen and baymen to source the best possible quality ingredients.

Sample menu items include a raw bar menu with local littleneck clams and dishes such as Dayboat sea scallops with sweet pea risotto and roasted pepper vinaigrette or spit-roasted Long Island duck. A series of public special events is in the works, including clambakes, barbeques and whole animal roasts in Miller's BBQ smoker. We can't wait to check it out this summer.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Some of the best food I've had in a long time. Simple and elegant fresh food all cooked perfectly. Grilled octopus was tender and had great flavor. Beautiful fresh greens piled lovingly on top of fresh simply prepared fish. Amazing key lime tart for dessert. Best thing was that there wasn't any truffle oil on the menu!! Place was packed but we had a reservation and didn't have to wait long. Service was attentive and fast. I would definitely go back.... soon!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Overall pleased with the experience. Amazing view with great service. Our fish was over cooked. We didn't say anything, so perhaps our fault! Still enjoyed dining there overall."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "the food was excellent, we enjoyed every dish we ordered, the service however was friendly but not experienced, dinner plates were cleared while one of us was still eating, water never was refilled, coffee cup had lipstick on it. I hope they will improve."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Beautiful setting and table was ready within 15 minutes - did not honor my special Open Table request for a window table but it was busy. Wait staff made an effort but could not keep up at all- food slow, service slow. Everything we ordered except kid's fish and chips had some sort of marinara sauce involved (even the bread basket) - lobster ravioli was tasteless, had to request check from manager when our waiter disappeared. Bar area is lovely - would go back for a sunset drink but not dinner. Disappointing evening especially since it was a birthday celebration."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Best restaurant , ie , food , in last few years-- previously it was a different restaurant every year. Staff, from owner to wait staff, trying hard to please. Looking forward to dining again. p.s ... And the beautiful sunset didn't hurt either!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Five stars. Even on a misty evening when there would obviously be no spectacular sunset the view was lovely. The staff, from hostess to waitstaff and bus-staff were friendly, informed and helpful. And then there's the food.....creative recipes, nice presentation, generous portions and dangerously delicious desserts. If only someone could find Georgette (of Georgette's at the same location about 30 years ago) and beg her for her recipe for frozen lemon pie.....then I'd say six stars."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We learned of Bay Kitchen Bar from a July 13 NYT review by Joanne Starkey. She gave it an "Excellent" rating. My wife and I don't always agree with Ms. Starkey's reviews but this one was spot-on in every respect; from the ambience, friendliness of staff, food and more. The general manager was particularly friendly and efficient. Our only criticism is that the name of the restaurant is neither interesting nor memorable."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Food was memorable, service very good, wonderful views of Three Mile Harbor as you dine, loved the $1 oysters during Happy Hour"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Absolutely great view at sunset. Service was very good. Food was just slightly above average."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Expecting more after NYT review. It was really nothing more than a "crab shack"."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Had a lovely sunset dinner. Smart menu and all was tasty."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "a lovely view of three mile harbor--reserve early--and a nautical theme with polished mahogany rails and navy blue cushions and mirrored end tables...an incredible chef Eric Miller-- great oysters, swordfish fresh from Montauk, and warm breezes from the bay. incredible educated waiter who can help choose from the mostly fish menu....an excellent choice anytime"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "So many restaurants in East Hampton come and go, but as a full time resident it's great to find a new place with really good food in the season. Also, as a full time resident I hope it stays open in the winter and continues to deliver the quality that we enjoy in the summer.The view is great and overall our dinner at Bay Kitchen Bar was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This was a Great Meal, and Evening, which will continue to Bring Me Back For More Beautiful Evenings, we were so Comfortable"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Had a lovely dinner - everything very fresh! Enjoyed it immensely - would go back in a flash!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The meal was excellent, but there was too long a wait and the restaurant was overcrowded."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "So noisy. We were 6 and couldn't hear ourselves speak. They served one dinner to another table and barely apologized. We didn't have to wait but we met friends who waited over 30 minutes to be seated for a 7 o'clock reservation. Food was adequate. Waiter was very pleasant and accommodating but wasn't there when dinner was served to the wrong table"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We called in the morning to adjust our reservation from 6 to 8 and never got a response. When we arrived we were told by the hostess that she had 43 voicemails and couldn't respond. As a result we were jammed into a small table. The waiter was clearly overwhelmed. We had to press him to check with the kitchen with regards to a food allergy. That being said, the food was very good and we will try it again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This restaurant benefits from being right on the bay. But this cant make up for the poor food quality. Ordered lobster. Overpriced for the amount of meat. Clams and linguine was inedible. The clams were fishy and tough. Ordered fish and chips and the batter was soggy. Overall a big disappointment!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great seafood and seaside dining at the mouth of Three Mile Harbor...these alone, along with the sunset, have always made this spot worth it. I had a perfect Striped Bass plate. The $14 mojito was awesome, but I expected to be billed 50% for happy hour but I guess that doesn't apply to the specialty cocktails?In general, its an overpriced place, but to be expected. That said, can't beat the Happy Hour $1 Oysters and Clams on the half shell. Well worth a visit."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Unfortunately, the owners have under-invested in help. Too few wait staff, poorly trained bus staff...lots of things like asking if I want more water whenever my water glass was empty, but without a pitcher in their hand. Happened every time I emptied the glass. Just fill it up for Pete' sake! Service was never ahead of ball...always playing defense, terribly inefficient. The hostess was completely stressed and let it show...our table was 40 minutes late. Never saw a manager on the floor, which is what this place desperately needs to keep staff moving. That said, the food was decent....striped bass was great.. the seafood platter however, was very disappointing...stingy and expensive."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Very good food and Lovely until noisy people sit next to you."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "great place but needs to get its act together re service"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Excellent view, excellent food, disorganized and generally poor service . Waiter OK except for forgetting some drinks, runners totally incompetent. Brought wrong food at first, then 6 dinners arrived in 3 batches of 2 at least 2-3 minutes apart!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The most impressive thing about this restaurant - over and beyond the gorgeous views of Three Mile Harbor - is the service. Rather than one waiter assigned to the table, everybody seems to cooperate. You never hear the stock answer "Let me get your waiter". The difference is HUGE"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Beautiful sunset ... pity the service was so inconsistent."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Request a table outside, great views of the marina.bar was happening on Friday night when I dined. Seafood is great"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "WHAT MORE CAN BE ASKED FOR? FRIENDLY SERVICE, TOP NOTCH CUISINE AND BEAUTIFUL ENCHANTING WATER VIEW"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a good meal at Bay Kitchen. Avoid the duck which was way over cooked. Great service. Worst part- way way too loud. Had to scream for the entire dinner."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Beautiful spot, delicious food and fantastic service. Looking forward to going back!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My 4th time at the Bay Kitchen Bar and the food continues to be great, although a little more pricey since it first opened. While we were greeted nicely, service is still spotty. We were given menus and water right away, but had to flag down someone for bread and did not see a waiter at our table for over 20 minutes. Obviously the waiter did not know he had our table. Seems to be lots of staff, but they need to be more attentive and get priorities straight."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Fairly expensive, with wine pouring on the skimpy side. Good, but not great food. Service friendly, but seems harried. But, spectacular view to water and wetlands. Amazing sunset."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It's hard to describe the service...not just bad (which it was), but weird. Most annoying though was that they were out of our entre which they didn't tell us until the appetizers came. The classic good food / bad service place."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Really good food-everything was well prepared and presented. However the service and ambiance were way too frenetic; it was hard to enjoy our meal watching the staff teetering on the edge of meltdown amidst the chaos. Needs a good front manager so diners can enjoy the serene view and the great food."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Very good fresh fish and shell fish. We loved the ceviche and the crudo, as well,as the raw oysters. Open air dining with water and sunset views. Delicious cocktails. Overall a delicious fun spot."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "A couple of issues at the restaurant, which used to be our favorite from its Bostwick's days. First of all the place has never looked better- Just some management issues. We made a reservation for 4+ a high chair. We got to the restaurant and there were no high chairs available. We then order two salads and fried clams to start. It took more than an hour for this to be served! Managers were all over the restaurant, but no one came to apologize for our wait or check on our order. The shame is that the food was sensational- the duck, swordfish, and soft-shell crabs were great. About 2 hours was too long for us to order dessert. Beautiful views and great food, but service has to improve in a big way."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We didn't have high expectations because every restaurant in this location has historically been bad. We were impressed with the food. Tasty and the service was on par! We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The bay kitchen is special. The staff immediately makes you feel welcome. The food is fabulous and the portions generous. They have several non fish dishes so even a carnivore can share the experience. The view over the bay is the perfect setting, especially for sunset. We have already been there three times and everyone we have taken has loved it! I would say it is a hidden treasure that is quickly being discovered"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Overall we enjoyed our dining experience. The service was good and the food was priced well with interesting choices. The steward was able to suggest and allow us to taste the wine before ordering the bottle. The duck and striped bass were wonderful but the soft shell crab was disappointing. The dessert with ice cream and fudge seemed not to have ice cream! We were not rushed and we were able to enjoy our evening until the sun set. We would recommend it even though it was pretty loud for good conversation. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Awesome experience. The grass-fed chicken with the squash and mashed potatoes were super flavorful. The skin was cooked the perfection (browned and crispy). The chicken was moist, and the addition of squash perfected the dish. The tuna ceviche w/ avocado was a refreshing foil to the chicken. Light and not fishy at all. I ordered a French martini (classic and well-made), and my boyfriend ordered the blackberry julep (tasty & strong with a nice presentation). The maître d Kathy did everything in her power to get us the best seat in the house. When we made our reservation, she was sure to note a food allergy. Our server Anthony was very attentive to that as well. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014