Fresno

Fresno

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fresnorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6313248700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Gretchen Menser
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: We are located two blocks west of East Hampton Train Station.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available in our private lot, on both sides of Fresno Place. Additional public parking available @ East Hampton train station.
A word from Fresno
Veteran restaurateurs David Loewenberg and Michael Nolan teamed up to open Fresno in the spring of 2004. The New American menu emphasizes simple yet sophisticated preparations of local fare. Located on the edge of the village of East Hampton, the space is an airy, sky lit room featuring a wall of French doors overlooking a landscaped patio with a fountain where one may enjoy outdoor dining under a pergola. In the dining room, there is a long upholstered banquette along the opposite wall and a sleek zinc bar on the back wall anchors the space.
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Fresno reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (35)fit for foodies (32)great for outdoor dining (32)special occasion (19)vibrant bar scene (17)romantic (12)notable wine list (9)good for groups (9)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • so good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was so good! All the dishes everyone had were delicious. I look forward to going back again real soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generally good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was good although my veal when served was way under done... I asked for medium and it was more black and blue.. They happily took it back and brought it out again properly cooked...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth it.
    Terrib
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Three of us in the party and we all loved our meals. Appetizers of fried calamari, antipasto, and chipotle chickpea hummus were all a hit. Our entrees were a halibut special, hangar steak, and the spaghettini with crab were excellent. The service was very good, attentive in the right amount. On the cocktail side, the drinks were inconsistent in the taste, probable made by different bartenders. Although the halibut was very good, if it. Was a little more moist,it would be better. Overall,it is a restaurant to which we will return. Another plus is that they talk reservations more thanaweek ahead which helps one's planning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice and good food
    erp2
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food is very good and they have some unusual items. I had poached halibut in olive oil which was excellent. 4 stars because 5 stars are reserved for my friend Louise's "chef -ing."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy but lively
    RestaurantmavenVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    If you want an intimate conversation, this is not the place to be. But it was bustling with a positive energy and the waitstaff were friendly and accommodating. The decor is simple but inviting. The food was good but nothing was a cut above average. Still, we would return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasurable Evening
    GW44VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Fresno is always delivers a pleasurable evening. Great food, friendly service, and terrific specials on the menu. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restarant In Hamptons!
    JTJT
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Fresno is by far the best dining experience in East Hampton. The staff is wonderful, the chef is a genius and the ambiance makes you want to stay all night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapponting
    Foodies1nycVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Have had many dinners there. Service was very friendly. Two of us had dinner. After a very long wait for our main course, the tile fish entree was served nearly raw. Sent it back, waited over 15 min, while the other entree sat on the table getting cold. Wasn't even that crowded.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was excellent as well as the service, we sat at an outside table and it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • broocVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We dined in the garden, lovely setting, quiet, could actually talk to dinner companions! A big plus.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    missaustralianballet
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    What a find. We had such a nice dinner. Service impeccable and food divine. Definitely coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best outdoor table in East Hampton
    MSchenkler
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The most spacious and comfortable outdoor dining area in East Hampton with a solid kitchen and a good prix fixe before 6:30.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner!
    Linda
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We ate here last night, a Thursday. They had a Prix Fixe menu and the choices were very good. The tab was $50/person without drinks, inc tax and tip. Good food, nice atmosphere, and great waitstaff, even during the crazy summer!!! Go!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliably good
    Northeasterner
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Fresno is a very nice restaurant with very good food. Prices are a little high, but that's normal for The Hamptons. If you live here and can avoid going out during the high season, you will enjoy it much more. The noise level inside was deafening and made conversation very difficult. Outside looked lovely and would have been quieter, but there was a large group occupying virtually the whole garden.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresno Redux
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We hadn't been to Fresno for a while and it's definitely much nicer than it was. The space has been nicely renovated, the outdoor area is lovely, and the food is a notch up. Everyone was very eager to be gracious and helpful. This isn't a top-of-the-line, fab for foodies place but it is a delightful way to spend a casual evening with friends and good food. We had salads to start, salmon and sausage for entrees, all fine. Personally I think the restaurant would benefit from a few higher end wine offerings but that's a minor quibble. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A perfect summer evening
    megenVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We have been to Fresno many times and each has been delightful. We were there with friends this past weekend and, once again, had a great evening: food, wine, service, ambience perfect for a relaxing get-together. Certainly will return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to Race Lane
    Wstcstrfoodie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Go to Race Lane instead; the upfront staff is so much more pleasant. The beastly shrew who sat us was short tempered when I mentioned my open table and phone pleas to be seated in main dining room--as if news to her. Waited 20 mins for seating, in cramped entry (happens EVERY time), then led to a cramped table for two ( we were three), patio's edge, a feast for bugs that chewed on us during dinner. As for my request, she snapped threat of unending wait to get to main dining room. After awhile, asked if any of their abundant lighting was bug repellant and waitress brought us smelly lotion for us to apply to ourselves- what a treat! The food is unremarkable; not worth the nastiness. Plenty other lovely places to enjoy your summer dining.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply great
    Princeofbelair
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The outdoor seating is great, the food is excellent (had the Indian style white fish, awesome) and the service is hors-pair. The waitress was so nice with the kids !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • southernfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We dined on the early side, so it was quiet. We shared the salad wedge- it was delicious. Two of us had the roast chicken which was excellent with the crisp accompanying green beans, and mashed potatoes, infused with garlic. One in our party had the pork chop with a nice sauce, that was just sweet enough. The service was efficient and our waiter, very nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and pleasant
    GW44VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Very good food, and a super friendly staff made our evening a pleasure. World Cup Fever was running high! The outdoor patio is more of an indoor experience with its plastic walls and roof closing it off from the garden dining experience of the past.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable
    SusieVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We have dined here many times over the last 5 years or so and everything has actually improved over the years which is not the case for many Hamptons places.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great !
    Ilene
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Fresno is our go to place for pre theater. The food and service never disappoint. The ambiance is perfect for chatting with friends. These people know how to provide an overall excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just eat here
    djjayVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great place. Very good food. This is a place where the vibe manages to be casual and well dressed at the same time, so you can be too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Village Hot spot!
    fortlauderdalefoodyVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We love this place! The food is great, the atmosphere is wonderful and the staff are outstanding - Erin is friendly, warm and witty. Diego is great at the bar! and Javier is great too! We will definitely frequent this place a lot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresno restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Excellent food, very friendly and attentive service. We would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underrated
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    What isn't right at Fresno? The staff is friendly, acknowledges you. The food is really excellent, consistent, fresh. The wine list has good options. The bar scene is ALWAYS active and tells you that this is a crowd that comes back. Last night we had the fresh catch (striped bass), pasta, the Veal chop special and my favorite the pork chop with spicy dressing. Octopus appetizer, beet salad, a fresh pea soup all are great and we return month after month and year after year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MSchenkler
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    A great place for outdoor seating -- roomy, pleasant and good food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gem in East Hampton Village
    fortlauderdalefoodyVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We love this great neighborhood restaurant. It has a wonderful, warm atmosphere, great food and very pleasant staff. The bar scene is fun and welcoming. It is right in the heart of the village so convenient to everything. Really a great place for a night out!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining is a pleasure
    feedme2
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Always a vibrant atmosphere, friendly smiles, a stiff cocktail, delicious food and a changing palette from the chef that excites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, service poor.
    GW44VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Fresno delivered a fine meal for our party of four. One member of the party is medically unable to eat starch and the waiter boldly stated that no subs would be considered. We had to delete the starch option and add a vegetable as an additional charge side order. This was a first at a fine restaurant in East Hampton/Manhattan. The petty policy was unexpected in a non diner like setting. A party of four, ordering drinks, and multiple courses should be considered a fine time to bend policy and help those with medical dietary issues meet their needs. Making them stand out in the party is never a class act. Management should consider the direction they appear to taking the restaurant when petty policy becomes the standard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Early diners
    HD16
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    For Friday evening dining it's best to get to Fresno by six thirty. Not only to be able to enjoy the pres fix dinner but to be finished by the time the younger folks arrive that inevitably fill the restaurant, including the bar, and make it quite difficult to carry on a conversation at tables for six or more patrons.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 197 reviews are from the Fresno reviews archive.
  • One Hit One miss
    SagHarborAliceVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The organic baby greens, pear and Manchego cheese were excellent. My friend had the pork chop which was very good. I unfortunately ordered the tilefish.. not my favorite dish as it turns out. I didn't send it back...just would never order it again - it was like a big stew with a slab of tile fish on top....somewhat Indian, but not enough so and the fish tasted a bit fishy.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    barrd23
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    It was my first time going to this restaurant and i really enjoyed it. The food and the people were really good :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    I love Fresno! Great service, we couldn't decide which red (wine) we wanted so our server brought us over a small tasting of the two to help us out!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresno Rocks!
    GW44VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Fresno's participation in Hampton's Restaurant week was a very special treat. Fresno included it's full menu in the HRW promotion with reasonable add on fees on some dishes. The food was terrific and the service was very good. The restaurant was busy and very well managed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous meal!
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My husband and I had the most memorable meal at Fresno. We were greeted by friendly faces and were seated immediately . The service was outstanding and the food was fabulous !!! I had a Scottish salmon like no other ..and my husband's swordfish was prepared perfectly with a delightful sauce. We will return...our new favorite in the Hamptons!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific
    GW44VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The food is better than ever before. The service is good, the mood is festive. The best outdoor patio in East Hampton is no longer true as it has been covered. The light and views of the magnificent tree branches above the tables are no more. A clear patio cover or a removable roof should be considered to regain the outdoor dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent !!
    Claudia
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The flavors in every dish are absolutely phenomenal . This is my go to spot for quality and value. The chef, Gretchen, is a true food genius !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What we love about this restaurant
    Tucker
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    What we love about this restaurant is that the menu changes with the seasons. The vegetables accompanying the dish are always those that are in season so that they are fresh. In addition, we frequent the restaurant to try different dishes and we are never disappointed. The staff is friendly and attentive. In warmer weather, we delight in sitting outside on the veranda and dine al fresco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresno is Fabulous!
    oxfordoarsman
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    What is normally a favorite in summer becomes a hot spot on Saturday nights in the winter. The dishes are amazingly flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.