Race Lane
Race Lane

Race Lane

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.racelanerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6313245022x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: From 5pm : Open Everyday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, 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
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Rowaida Plumeri 6313245022x

Getting there

  • Public Transit: East Hampton L.I.R.R. stop. We're just around the corner.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Race Lane
Race Lane is a comfortable, casual upscale restaurant, with beautiful alfresco dining available and a hand crafted cocktail and wine list.
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Race Lane reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (50)neighborhood gem (40)fit for foodies (35)good for groups (22)special occasion (21)vibrant bar scene (19)romantic (13)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (7)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (5)late-night find (5)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Got a reservation
    weyrock
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    They were very accommodating last minute. I had a great dinner with my parents. My mom and I both ordered the swordfish and it was cooked perfectly. The waitstaff took care of us perfectly. I look forward to returning and bringing friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    Amagansett2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    One of the best restaurants out here. Food, staff and service are top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Divamom1984VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    All of our meals were mediocre and over priced. My scallops, all four of them came cold. The restaurant was not busy so I wonder what was happening in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • db5469
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    very nice menu; great service; casual and relaxed. very much enjoyed our dinner
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • St
    Syc723
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The restaurants is very pretty especially the outdoor area. The food is average. We enjoyed the outdoor dining area very much!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would not be my first choice
    Lynne
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was good but I think it was expensive for what we received.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was really good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The location is out of the way but the food and atmosphere is very good and well worth the trip - we were a group of eight and everyone enjoyed their meal. The service was adequate to good on account of some grief about a side of spinach - there were some very good prices on quality wines and a decent selection. We'd go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Thirty year veterans of East Hampton dinning, just having spent four weeks enjoying restaurants in the area. In our experience RL consistently at the top of the list. Food is fresh, inventive and well presented. Atmosphere is relaxed and the service attentive. In addition to the main course specials particularly enjoyed the Octopus tomato confit, Foie Gras with rhubarb chutney and the Sea Scallops with parsnip puree. If not addicted to celebrities and pretension, very highly recommend Race Lane.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fiesta65
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was very good and service was fantastic considering we had our two year old grandson with us. They were so willing to please the little one making our experience very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in East Hampton
    mbd3VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I am never disappointed by Race Lane, except when I can't get a reservation. That is never a problem on weeknights, though, when it tends to be quiet and therefore even more fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KAM1
    KAM1
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The papardelli, pork chop and lobster mac n cheese were great although I prefer a larger mac noodle in my mac n cheese. Our server was terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carol
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was very attentive and accommodating. Only drawback was out door dining was not terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent choice in East Hampton
    CardiacKidVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Successor to the original East Hampton Laundry, Race Lane offers reasonable prices for well-prepared food. As is common on the East End, wait staff is enthusiastic but inexperienced. Our party of 4 waited 30 minutes past our reservation despite many many unoccupied tables.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great non-scene experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    While all the other hot-spots in town were packed to the hilt on a Tuesday night, this restaurant that is slightly off the main drag provided a calm and serene dining experience. The meal ended up being one of the best we've had in town, from the oysters to the salads to the chicken, pork, and Brussels sprouts.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge disappointment
    dissapointedfoodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    High expectations. Ambience great but it ended there. Tuna tartar doused in soy sauce and included mini pasta pieces. Inedible. Octopus app (not grilled as the waitress said it was) As a results the fat on the skin was left inedible and had no flavor. Chicken entree also bland. Check one East Hampton restaurant of our list and all of our friends lists.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Goodeats
    Goodeats
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I've been going to Race Lane for many years and have enjoyed it. I love sitting in the outside garden in the summer but the inside ambience is nice too. I generally enjoy the food but on my last visit, I ordered the risotto with scallops. It was bland and awful...the risotto looked just like the scallops...white and boring. I was very disappointed in that and sent it back. To their credit, they didn't charge us for the dish. However my boyfriend's dish, veal bolognese, was delicious as well as the macaroni special. I will still go back to Race Lane even though I wasn't totally pleased this time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • choosy
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Had dinner with friends and we all liked our dinners however, my husband and his friend asked for braised ribs which were on menu but waitress said it is not being offered anymore.Very disappointing that it still shows on the menu.The supplement price for an entree was $10 which was not worth it since the entree was already $33.In spite of this, overall experience very nice and would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Palettepal
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    A very well balanced menu & tasteful wine list. The outdoor seating shady and cool after a hot day and the wait staff nice and friendly. We enjoy the steaks here very much - better than any steak house I've visited. Juicy & flavorful with truffle butter. We will surely come back for a third visit very soon. Excellent Wines by the glass which is appreciated ....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Palettepal
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great dinner on a busy weekend! Yet still they were able to deliver great service (ask for alex) and excellent food. Try the whole fish (stuffed with fennel & lemons) & the oysters with granita are a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No wonder it's easy to get in here
    MboenVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our reservation was for 9:00pm. Were there on time, but were sent to the bar for at least 15 minutes to wait without any apologies or complimentary drinks. At the table, finally, we had slightly better service, but not by much. We were left alone for longer stretches of time than would have been acceptable elsewhere. My Portobello Antipasti appetizer was bland, and while the burger I ordered had good flavor, I ordered a side of fries from the waiter, but wasn't told my burger already came with fries.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem
    rosebud
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great atmosphere, good food, good wine, relaxed and non pretentious yet totally cool.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday night dinner with friends
    meme
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We decided to come out to East Hampton on short notice and none of our familiar haunts were available for dinner our first night. Race Lane had an opening at 8pm and we decided to take a chance, even though we really didn't know what to expect. The three of us were pleasantly surprised in not only the ambience and service, but the food was delicious! We will definitely be spending many more dinners at Race Lane and have already recommended it to many of our friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An off night but still great
    EastEnder
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I've been to Race Lane quite a few times and it has always been amazing. This past visit was an off night for them. Food was at it's usual best but the risotto special (vegetable) was not good. The vegetables were raw and seemed to have been just thrown in. Really very bland and disappointing. All the other dishes where great though. Service was also a bit slow this visit as well. We waited for our main dishes for about 45 minutes. I asked if they were short handed as the service has never been this slow and the waiter said there was a large party outside slowing things up. Not sure if that was the case but something was up. Despite this I would still recommend this great East Hampton restaurant. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Race Lane is always consistent in food and service and atmosphere. Always very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Good food and service. BUT Blaring music. Not conducive for a nice evening out
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Convenient
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This neighborhood restaurant is good for a last minute night out without the stress of getting a reservation. Food was good....not fabulous.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food was very good if a little pricey. The restaurant was not crowded when we were there last Fri nite. Service was friendly and informative
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    MikeNYCVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Race Lane is a superb restaurant. My wife and I loved the creative and delicious menu, very welcoming and professional service, and charming ambiance (love the fireplace!). Our favorite in the Hamptons by far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Pick
    Ehampcook
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Haven't been there for a long time. Very pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner!
    TruefoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    I really enjoyed everything here, the server is very nice & attentive, the food is excellent, and nice atomosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Walk to pleasure
    UncleBuggy
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    It is a bit off the beaten path but not too far to walk in you are staying in town. We picked a particularly quiet night but the service was sharp and attentive but not intrusive. Food was presented well, tasted great and there was plenty enough to get a doggie box. We would clearly go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good dinner
    RobA
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a very good dinner with terrific service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    tn86
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Went for special occasion. Food was awesome! Will definately go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Treat your tastebuds to fabulous!
    MadameKatVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    What an enjoyable evening we spent at Race Lane! The food was absolutely delicious, and beautifully served,and reasonably priced. I had the steak special with truffle butter, and it was done to perfection. Their beet salad, and fish entrees were made everyone smile. I particularly enjoyed the attention from the wait staff, and their knowledge of their wines. The ambiance is perfect for a night in East Hampton, and should not be missed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All time fave....
    foodieking
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    LOVE this restaurant ... food is fab, especially the bolognese & must try the burger. Best ever. The outdoor seating is also a must if you can score a seat outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Multiple visits
    Rocco
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    And the food is consistent - Fresh, delicious, and the gang there always remember how I like my martini - 5 olives & made the right way - with a splash of vermouth!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 58 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 345 reviews are from the Race Lane reviews archive.
  • Good but overpriced
    Matt
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Again I had a wonderful meal at Race Lane. And again, I was stunned by the prices. Even within the context of East Hampton, the food is overpriced for what you get, especially considering the small portions and expensive plain salad starters. If money is no concern, you will have a good meal in a nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really nice EH restaurant,
    KKNYCVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Really nice EH restaurant, Welcoming, warm service. Lively bar. a bit pricey on the regular menu - restaurant week menu was a fine value but very limited choices.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a pleasure to join
    GW44VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    It was a pleasure to join Race Lane for HRW. The food and service is good. The outdoor patio is great as it is uncovered and the outdoor feeling is not compromised. Children were unsupervised and running and yelling thru the dining room much of the evening. I look forward to enjoying the regular menu and patio soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • From laundry to race
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    It is terrific gem. Owners are young and sweet and caring. Food preparation and appearance outstanding as is the taste I would highly recommend Race Lane
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet