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

The Inn Spot on The Bay Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.TheInnSpot.com
  • Phone: (631) 728-1200
  • 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: Contemporary American, Seafood
  • 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 (631) 728-1200

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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We enjoyed their International Swiss dinner night very much. Quality of food superb!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Superb food! Committed, creative chefs. Extraordinary setting."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/12/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/15/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Great location, excellent service, and delicious food. Try the clam fritters."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Wonderful food. Excellent service and u can hear the conversation at your table"
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/29/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/17/2013
  • "Spectacular bay views; friendly accommodating service. An exceptional experience."
    Dined on 2/10/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/26/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/15/2012
  • "Awesome little spot. Food selection was exciting. The location alone is worth the visit..."
    Dined on 8/22/2012
  • "The Inn Spot On The Bay has all the beautiful & delicious qualities to be pretentious, but it is not...this restaurant is levels above."
    Dined on 8/5/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2012
  • "Beautiful setting. Disappointed by the food. Very mediocre."
    Dined on 8/1/2012