The Inn Spot on The Bay
The Inn Spot on The Bay

The Inn Spot on The Bay

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theinnspot.com/
  • Phone: 6317281200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Closed Monday - Wednesday from Labor Day through July 1st.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Cheffe Colette
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Inn Spot On The Bay is available for all types of catered events. We offer tented waterfront lawn events for up to 300 guests. All menus are designed around your desires, and customized for each client. Please email us for date availability and detailed information.
  • Private Party Contact: Pam 6317281200

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dune Road
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self parking is available in front of restaurant, valet parking for special events.
A word from The Inn Spot on The Bay
Waterfront dining at it's best! A beautiful Victorian Inn with outdoor waterfront seating on the wrap around verandah. The unrestricted Bay views and sunsets are unrivaled. "The food is as impressive as the view" - New York Times 2007. This award winning restaurant boasts the Hampton's first Platinum Chef, a title Executive Cheffe Colette took home in 2005.
The main building is circa 1850's and has been restored to it's optimal elegance, featuring the original carved molding around doors and windows in the dining room, and Brazilian cherry floors throughout. There are guest suites above the restaurant as well as individual villas on the property that are available by the day, week, or month. Our seafaring guests are welcome to arrive by boat and try up to our floating docks.
Both the restaurant and the inn are open year round.
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The Inn Spot on The Bay reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating3
  • Food2.9
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
27% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (15)great for outdoor dining (14)special occasion (6)neighborhood gem (6)romantic (6)fit for foodies (5)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Wonderful, well prepared food, served with care at a great location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service and ambience!
    GatsbyVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The Inn Spot on the Bay is the first restaurant we visited when we started vacationing in the area three years ago and it's still one of our favorites. I was disappointed to notice the recent negative reviews while booking our recent reservation; however, I was pleased that our dining experience that evening was on par with our enjoyable past visits. We were personally greeted by Chef Colette upon arrival and she checked in at every course. Our server (I feel bad that her name escapes me) is the same we've always had and she is wonderful...always recommends a fantastic bottle of wine and warmly engages with my wife and me as well as our young children. Our seafood dishes and the bread pudding special dessert were delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unfortunate experience
    jayb123VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Unfortunately we NEVER GOT SERVED. That's right. When we were shown to out table, the table wobbled as sometimes happens. When we pointed that out to the hostess, she stood there and watched as I got down on the floor and tried to fix the table. No help or call over a busboy to fix it. We ultimately told her we needed to move to another table. The waiter came over to ask of we wanted tap or bottled water. That was the last time we saw him. After 15 mins I went to the hostess to tell her we haven't seen the waiter and he was nowhere in sight, she apologized and said she would take care of it. Still never saw him. So we left and combined again. As I did this, there were 2 other tables complaining about the same terrible service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They need more help
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went on Saturday 7/26. First, they did not have enough wine list to go around and we had to wait 10 minutes to see it. When we finally ordered the wine we waited over 25 minutes for the white wine. I had to go ask the bar tender to bring it. The waiter kept asking to order our food and we did not even had drinks yet. My husband ordered the fish chowder and I the house salad. My salad came out 10 minutes before his soup which was very bland. We order the specials salmon and sea bass. I didn't think they were worth the money. Finally, we order an espresso and I tea. I Know they have different varities and the waiter brought out regular tea in a mug. I wanted mint. I saw many people leaving with compaints.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing to recommend here!
    ctex55
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    One of my worst dining experiences ever at what is supposed to be a fine dining establishment. Our waitress was impossible to find. The lobster bisque was lukewarm. We had to ask repeatedly for more water and another bottle of wine. When my entre arrived, striped bass on a bed of risotto, it came on a bed of COLD(actually chilled) rice! The room itself was over-bright, not what I would call a romantic setting. Thank goodness we enjoyed our friends company or the night would have been a complete loss. Just awful!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Service was exceptionally slow, due to lack of staff and a slow kitchen. Beginning salads were tasty, but duck and salmon dishes both came out dry.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spot Off
    vhadland
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Lovely place, we arrived one hour early for our reservation and they were able to accommodate us. Unfortunately the chef was at a charity event. We waited over an hour for our appetizers, and they were just ok. Crab bisque was tepid, my oyster sampler was good. Our entrees seafood pot pie was also tepid, overly creamy and not very good, the Curried shrimp too was barely warm but had decent flavor. Certainly not the meal we were expecting. Very overpriced for this quality. This Inn Spot was Spot off.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OnthetownVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had been here before and was quite pleased. This time came with friends and was disappointed, especially by the service which put a damper on the evening. There was no effort to accommodate any requests that diverted from the exact preparation. The server's responses to request for well done, or other requests regarding preparation were sarcastic and bordered on mocking and rude. Main courses were delivered over a period of 10 minutes so some either waited for food to get cold or were eating while others waited. Dessert arrived as a mess on the plate. Those asking for assurance that the coffee was indeed decaf were given a lecture. Too bad because it is a restaurant one wants to love. Not sure if we will give it another chance or not.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • marie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We tried this place 2 years ago and had a pretty awful experience with bad service and so-so food. Thought we would give it another try. Big disappointment. Service was really bad and the food was just so-so - a lot of "weird" dishes. The wind was blowing really strong that evening and they didn't close the door until we asked. Everyone was freezing. They should get a fireplace. We will not go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buonaterra
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Situated with a beautiful view of Shinnecock bay, this intimate restaurant provides very personal service combined with owner/chefs that have travelled the world bringing back dishes that they have fallen in love with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • cold tasteless food
    smb7777
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We have now eaten here for our 5th and last time. The two women who own the place are very nice people. The setting overlooking the bay is breath taking which is why we have gone back 5 times. At our most recent meal this past Sunday, even though the Inn Spot was not crowded all of our food was a major disappointment. To start with our guest's crab soup tasted like oat meal. Our main courses were all served cold. My fluke was tasteless. The duck which on another occassion had been quite good was not crisp and lacked appeal. Sad to say while the Inn Spot has a great view, the kitchen is quite inconsistent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Intransigent.
    Diner860VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Chef is overconfident and refuses to make any adjustment i.e. diner cannot request tuna steak to be "medium rare" or "warm inside". Won't tell ice cream flavors (3) until served - they do not want guests to have a choice. Great pride in greasy tapioca served in place of bread. Bread can be ordered at extra cost with long delay. Not a place for anyone with food allergies or any special food need. Arrogant chef prepares tough, tasteless food. Beautiful view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 108 reviews are from the The Inn Spot on The Bay reviews archive.
  • Wonderful
    PatnFred
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We enjoyed their International Swiss dinner night very much. Quality of food superb!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was slow at the start
    RFSINSPECTOR
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Service was slow at the start of the meal. Seemed as though they were not ready for the 'early' arrivals ( 7:30 early???) after waiting an inordinate time to see anyone after we were seated the meal /courses paired with wines was off to a bad start. We were finally were served the Rose Procecco and finished it long before we got the appetizer that it was to be paired with. This went on for the next two courses then they, kitchen & servers, finally 'caught up'.. Needed more servers or better coordination considering the prices. . Not sure if would recommend to anyone, but will try again.
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  • What a great surprise!
    RobLVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Decided to finally go to The Inn Spot after passing it many times over the years. I am so sorry we didn't stop in sooner. On a Snowy night, we were surprised by Russian night. Little did we know that Cheffe Colette has put together a world tasting tour over the offseason. At first we were unsure of the menu, but feeling adventurous, the four of us decided to try everything! The appetizers were all well prepared. The main courses of beef stroganoff, chicken Kiev, dumplings and a Wellington style salmon and whitefish each were intriguing. A quiet night due to the snowy weather ended up a great evening with our old friends and our new friends Colette and Lucy. Can't wait for our next visit and the opportunity to dine alfresco this summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food! Committed, creative
    Sag4
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Superb food! Committed, creative chefs. Extraordinary setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Evening
    DiningDocVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    My wife and I enjoyed an extraordinary evening of great food and fine wines when we attended the Inn Spot on the Bays fabulous Chocolate Dinner. We were served a tasting menu of seven different courses, each prepared with chocolate as one of the ingredients, each paired with a different wine to complement the compiex flavors of the food. The end result was a meal to cherish. The Inn Spot is our go to restaurant when we want a special meal. We have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprized
    dinAround
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We were pleasantly suprised by this quaint "New England Type Inn". The informal atmosphere belied the cheffe's ability to turn out a gourmet meal. Be ready to relax and not be rushed. You may need to wait in a small bar area.Worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    Boatergirl
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    My husband and I were lucky enough to have dinner here the other night! The service and food are excellent. If you are ever in the area-this is a must see!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were disapppointed by our
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    We were disapppointed by our entrees - both the duck and the salmon were rather dry and not very tasty. The sides were certainly uninspired. The chowder was boring and the wine list was limited.
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  • Our visit was based on several
    PickymeVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Our visit was based on several reviews that we read on Open Table. The venue is charming, though a bit worn. Service was pleasant and attentive. What came out of the kitchen was a huge disappointment. Chalk it up to the fact that anyone can have an off day.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another wonderful dinner
    JakeVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    We have eaten at Inn Spot many times but the tuna tonight was exceptional . The service was its usual friendly and warm self. The ambiance of an old waterside inn is charming. The sunset view is magnificent from all tables but especially the outdoor tables on the porch.. It is one of our favorite spots. And never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    HilNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    We went against the advice of two other families that said this restaurant had poor service b/c wanted to give it a chance for what was a special occasion. Now, we wish we listened and dined elsewhere. The table right next to us was being served and all it would take is for the server to turn 180 degrees to see if we needed anything. With the lack of attention, we changed our minds on more drinks and dessert after dinner. When we mentioned this, we were actually shocked the server only said "well, we're busy and we get to you when we can." BAD ANSWER. Especially since there were multiple servers & the restaurant was hardly full. Disappointed and won't be recommending.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not to be missed at sunset!
    HungryJacquiVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Gorgeous bay views. We ordered the fried calamari (very fresh and light), the crab bisque (rich and tasty) and the escargot puffs (nice and buttery). For entrees, we had the pork chop, which had a great pineapple sauce. The pot pie was nice and has a creamy bechamel sauce. The shrimp curry was definitely the hit of the night. The only dud was the cod, which wasn't well seasoned. The other sour note was the tapioca crisps that the restaurant serves in lieu of bread; I've never been here with anyone who actually likes them. Once, my companions ordered the bread (which you have to pay for) which took so long to prepare we were consuming it with our meal. In all the food is good, not great, but the views more than make up the difference.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Great location, excellent service, and delicious food. Try the clam fritters.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Wonderful food. Excellent service and u can hear the conversation at your table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Place
    TheKath
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    Food is delicious, staff is attentive, chef Collette is amazing! Wonderful atmosphere- you can enjoy a beautiful sunset over the bay from the back porch or you can do what we did. Had a lovely glass of wine on the back lawn while our dinner was being prepared. Definitely worth the money!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal View, Food & Service
    smb7777
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    The food is outstanding, the service professional and the setting out of this world. Whatever you order it is a taste treat! Excellent wines too; and at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    My friend and i unexpectedly stumbled upon The Inn Spot - and we are sure glad we did. The coconut curry shrimp were divine, and the oysters on the half shell some of the best I've ever had. Top that off with truly exceptional service and breathtaking view...and there really isn't much more to say. Everything-the cuisine, the decor, the service, the drinks-was somehow infused with kindness. -chase
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Heaven off the beaten path
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    We were so happy to have found this wonderful restaurant. The views are fantastic and the food was simply exquisite! Compliments to the chef and our wonderful server, who was attentive, friendly and very knowledgeable. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem.
    NYCBCVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    We have driven past this restaurant hundreds of times, had no idea it existed. What a great little place- delicious seafood, right on the water with an excellent view of the bay. The best part was sipping our drinks while watching the view from the Adirondack chairs.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Shelf
    Charlie
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    If you want the best of the best, this is the place. Fresh Seafood . You want to spend a Romantic evening, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love the Inn Spoton the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    We love the Inn Spoton the Bay as the proprietors makethe experience delightful.They can create a new dish for you right on the spot and if youhave specific dietary wishes, you need only call when reserving atable and describe same.Someday, we hope, they will have more vegan options right on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Put it on your bucket list.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    We ended up being the only ones in the restaurant (it was a bit later and off-season) but the owner Colette was more than welcoming. She spoke at length about her experiences and approach to cooking, and we had a great time just talking to her. The food was simply outstanding, it was simple yet elegant, unpretentious yet creative and full of flavor. The fact that everything is organic also helps. This place is a MUST.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular bay views; friendly
    RiverheadDestinationVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    Spectacular bay views; friendly accommodating service. An exceptional experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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  • The proprietors of Inn Spot
    Cath
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    The proprietors of Inn Spot periodically do theme menus and this past Friday was gluten-free. The choice of appetizers and main courses were varied enough for red meat eaters and vegans alike. Creative and delicious dishes were lovingly served. The staff is very attentive and will circulate through the dining room talking about the menu, specific dishes and the wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Sunset was absoutely amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    The Sunset was absoutely amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed the setting. The food was very good as well. I had the Sesame Crusted Tuna which was a great choice and was prepared wonderfully.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome little spot. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2012
    Awesome little spot. Food selection was exciting. The location alone is worth the visit...
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Perfect in every way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    The Inn Spot On The Bay has all the beautiful & delicious qualities to be pretentious, but it is not...this restaurant is levels above.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Hamptons Gem
    NYChick
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    My husband and I just enjoyed a lovely anniversary dinner at The Inn Spot on the Bay. I had passed this place so, so many times over the years, going to the beach, the fish store next door, but never tried it out. What a gem! I had made the reservation via Open Table, noting that we would love a nice table for our anniversary dinner. We were seated by Cheffe Connor, who gave us a table with a lovely water view, stating, "You would like a romantic table..."--she had actually read and considered my Open Table note! The food was delicious, fresh and perfectly cooked. The service was friendly, attentive, but unobtrusive. Lovely views. This is not your typical Hamptons, overpriced joint. Wonderful place all around! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet