The Living Room @ c/o The Maidstone
The Living Room @ c/o The Maidstone

The Living Room @ c/o The Maidstone

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.themaidstone.com/the-living-room/
  • Phone: (631) 324-5006 ext. 2
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 8:00am - 10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Scandinavian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mathias Brogie
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Living Room is available for private receptions and dinners. Please contact adam@themaidstone.com
  • Private Party Contact: Adam Lancashire 631-324-5006

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mill HIll Lane
  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Living Room @ c/o The Maidstone
At the Living Room, we identify the freshest and most naturally produced foods, creating world-class menu selections from what can be purchased through local, organic producers. This is the slow-food philosophy at work, and we believe it makes for the best-tasting meals in the Hamptons.

Our chef uses the slow-food process to "cook with the seasons", coming up with mouth-watering menus of cuisine he calls "new American with a Scandinavian twist". Signature dishes include Scandinavian classics like Toast Skagen and exquisite desserts like Spring Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with homemade honey vanilla gelato and Catapano Goat Cheese Tarte with homemade lingonberry sorbet.

To complement, you can choose from more than 200 vintages from our extensive wine cellar. From local Long Island varietals to organic Oregonian boutique blends and standards from Europe, there is a wine for every mood and food at The Living Room.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Living Room @ c/o The Maidstone reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (42)romantic (29)special occasion (29)neighborhood gem (25)good for groups (15)vibrant bar scene (12)notable wine list (12)great for brunch (10)great for lunch (10)great for outdoor dining (10)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (6)late-night find (6)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Wait
    bigjuleVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Waited 40 minutes for our reserved table. Different staff members gave different wait times (5 - 30 minutes). Service very slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Jmm364
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Went there for restaurant week and the meal offered was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice meal, cozy setting
    NJB1165
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had a nice meal here during restaurant week. The restaurant is part of a bed and breakfast on Main Street in East Hampton, overlooking a quaint pond complete with swans. We were given the choice of the main dining room or the cozy lounge and opted for that given there was live music in the main room. (The music was a nice touch,) We both had Beef Bourguignon with mashed. The meat was a little dry but overall, pretty good comfort food. My fall root veggie salad was very nice but my partner's herring dish was just ok. Our desserts were stellar---date toffee cake with vanilla ice cream and a mixed berry compote with ice cream. Wines by the glass were reasonably priced. Service was fine. We will definitely come back
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  • unique and relaxing
    JMcG
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food here is unique but well prepared and delicious. The cod with the mustard sauce was outstanding, as was the date cake with the ice cream. Even the herring appetizer was perfectly prepared. The roast chicken was heavily spiced, but tasted good. Inside, the lightening is just right for a quiet, romantic dinner or a relaxing dinner with friends. We didn't feel rushed at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming Dining
    Willie
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food is above average and creative. The inn and dining room have a warm, welcoming early american atmosphere that enhance the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • quirky and charming
    pickydiner
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Brunch is one of my least favorite meals, and the menu here is short. But the savory and sweet choices were perfect for a middle of the day meal. The tarte flambee was excellent, and the service unhurried. The dining room, bar room, and porch are quirky and original in design, and you almost forget that you are in a hotel environment. It really does being to feel like somebody's country house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You Pay For The Charming Setting
    JordanVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Been to the Living Room many times as we enjoy the warm, charming chic setting, especially the barroom. But, when we eat there, we often remark that the food is unexeptional and overpriced. We tried it again for brunch with out of town friends, and again, the food was unmemorable and small portions. So small, in fact, that the waiter said so when we ordered and so we ordered another dish for the table. The dish, Swedish-style "platte" pancakes, were roughly the size of silver dollars, as they should be, but were tasteless and cost $14 for 6-8 thin pancakes. I certainly don't mind paying $14 for food, but we all remarked how unsatisfying they were, even with condiments, and wondered about the markup for dollops of flour, milk, and egg...?
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  • Sweden on the North Fork
    SacmanVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    To my surprise the menu was Swedish from the meatballs to the thin-silver dollar sized pancakes served with cranberry sauce. The decor also had the Swedish Ikea feel with bright colors mixed with grey walls. The bar was hosting a baby shower and it sounded like everyone was having a great time. The outdoor gardens are lovely and they often host art exhibits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great dining experience
    123abcVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Wonderful experience from start to finish. The food is superb and the service exquisite and relaxed. We look forward to returning. One of the best spots on the East End.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SM12VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Creative use of quality ingredients makes for a wonderful meal. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We keep going back
    Artistwriter
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Living Room has become one of our favorite dining experiences. While the recipe for the Kottbular has changed, we are always discovering new dishes. This time the duck was amazing, the chocolate ganache cake was a slice of fudgey heaven. The fun part is meeting new canine friends, yes dogs are invited and even have their own menu. As you walk by the fur throws covered rocking chairs on the front porch, then by the fireplace in the lounge, you realize this is going to be an experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were seated in the enclosed porch which has a much more casual feel. The dogs of inn guests are allowed in that room which diminished our dining experience (not to mention the very loud drunk woman at another table.) One large dog was literally eating off of his owners plate on the table top which was off-putting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NicknamesarestupidVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were treated like royalty and they let us leave our car.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A must in the HAMPTONS
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is a special restaurant with a talented chef and committed management. The environment is charming and reflects the SWEDISH origins as does the menu. Each dish is given attention to taste and presentation. The dining areas are diverse and beautifully appointed both outdoors and the interior spaces. THIS IS A GEM!!👍🍴🍴👏👏👏
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall good
    ragstoriches
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Am working on eating less fish and meat. Lentil dish was very good and delicious salad, Drinks were very expensive and not good. Asked for absolut vodka and was offered opened bottle of other and glass of wine was terrible. Desert was interesting. overall good. We will return, but not order drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable and pleasant
    CheckPleaseVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    One of the best dining experiences in the Hamptons. Friendly staff, solid and changing menu, and an vibrant but elegant ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific!
    GW44VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food and service was terrific. Dining in the garden was ideal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place in the Hamptons
    sthrngrlnycVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This place gets it right. Great food, great service, and a beautiful setting. The seafood bruschetta shared appetizer is fantastic, as are the tacos and the special oysters. Go, you won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My fav in eh
    PressbureauVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always delightful!! Every room & garden, front porch invite you to a divine evening or sublime luncheon/brunch, food, service is beyond expectations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time with close friends
    AndrewLVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent experience overall. Have been at The Living Room a few times but this one was the best one by far. Upon arrival we were promptly seated in a round table (group of 6), we were offered beverages right away and those arrived in a matter of minutes... Menu, if you are into Scandinavian food, is delicious; few selections but all very well prepared and presented. Service was very good. Replenished water and drinks constantly, appetizers and entres for the six of us arrived at the same time (no one had to wait to start eating). We didn't get to try the deserts but I'm sure those were delicious as well. Highly recommend this place if you are looking for a cozy, romantic, charming place to grab a yummy bite.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Bartender
    FoodieEastHampton
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Leo the Bartender EXCELLENT and personable the food was great loved the rack of lamb my starter was also amazing the cold lobster salad I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and beautiful atmosphere
    CmrestreviewsVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great place to have dinner with friends! Lovely table, great salad, fluke--beautiful place
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Sure
    Kgcooks
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My wife and I had not dined at the living room for about one year. We are out often in the off season as well and we eat out quite often. There has been a change of chef and we both thought that the food was quite good, but not spectacular. We enjoyed our apps, while our main courses were really not up to par. The problem we had was that the restaurant was overwhelmed in the parking lot and dining room as well and it seemed as if they were not ready for a busy midsummer Thursday night. It should not take 15 minutes to valet your car with traffic backed up into main road. We thought the dinner service was not attentive and prolonged. Not sure if I want to pay these prices again for totally forgetful night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 368 reviews are from the The Living Room @ c/o The Maidstone reviews archive.
  • Excellent food
    dslv
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Had dinner and brunch there. Beautiful room, top-notch food. Only downside is that the service was fair. Often we had to chase down the waiter-waitress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rib Eye Rocks
    ADevilLayHere
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I had the arctic char, which was delicious. But I had trouble enjoying it after tasting my friend's rib eye. Restaurant is beautiful, quaint and intimate. Service seemed bit harried, but super friendly, and we got everything we needed. Very happy. Look forward to coming back here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Wonderful
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was outstanding -- and perfect for celebratory lunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable Service and Food
    maven4026
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The more I eat at the Living Room, the more it becomes my favorite restaurant in a town that had many top eateries. The food is great and innovative and the wait staff is at the top of of the list.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place is a gem
    idontwritereviews
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I love everything about this restaurant. The ambiance and the food is creative, lovely and quirky yet sophisticated. The staff is friendly and unpretentious which is saying a lot in this neck of the woods!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always love it here
    mbd3VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My only complaint was that our friends chose to sit outside this time and we found it a bit too buggy - not really the restaurant's fault.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise!
    24dinner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We used to spend New Year's in EH and always came to the Maidstone for NYear's Day Brunch. We now spend winters in Florida and haven't been to the present restaurant for many years. It was so lovely. The food was delicious. Our waiter was adorable and very helpful in describing various dishes we were unfamiliar with. Who knew Swedish meatballs could be so fabulous with lingonberry jam? Well, now I do. I could have eaten a dozen more of the special oysters, as well. The wine that our waiter suggested, white for my husband and a red Pinot Noir for me, was so smooth and affordable. All in all, it was one of the best meals we've had in the Hamptons and will surely go back with friends. It was a true dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitchen too slow
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Took an hour to get our lunch. They ran out of salmon and waiter got our order wrong. And, restaurant was half empty.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Always a good choice for dinner. Bring guests often.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    memccullyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Delicious. Group of 9 celebrating my mother's 81st birthday, a lot of different tastes and we were all happy with what we ordered. no Stinkers. It's pricey though, $16 salad and $39 entree is the norm. Also if you are with older folks, request the dining room. They often seat you in the bar area, my mother wouldn't have been happy with that long table !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in town
    foodrebVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    If you are looking for excellent food, terrific and attentive staff, and a unique atmosphere that perfectly balances old world and new, then look no further than The Living Room c\o Maidstone!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Place, Fussy Food
    djjayVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I love the room and the overall ambiance of the Living Room however the menu is complicated and fussy. While it claims some Swedish DNA you will not find the straightforward and hearty cuisine as you might expect. Portions are small and prices are high, the seafood skewer for example should include 2 for the price being charged. I suggest a lesson be taken from other local restaurants like Fresno, which is right around the corner, and simplify the menu while retaining the high quality of service (which is a bit too fussy for my taste) and lovely atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lequipe
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I wouldn't rush back. Went with a Swedish friend who was looking forward to gravlax, no joy. We thought the food selections were very limited.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I had the whole bass which was excellent with the roasted vegetables, however my guests had rack of lamb that was tough. The potatoes were too much 'bulk' and none were eaten. They would have preferred vegetables. The candle was too high so that we had to move it to see across the table, and ultimately we had to move it and then the table became too dark. These are details that you will work out. At no time did the waiter come to us to follow up on whether we needed anything so that when we did need assistance, for instance the mussels (which were excellent) were served without a soup spoon, and the plate to put the shells on was too small, and we had to ferret out someone to assist us.
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  • Decent food at decent prices
    EastHamptonDinner
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is a lovely place in East Hampton. It has a great limited menu and excellent wine list. The food was a bit pricey but worth it while you are in the Hamptons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful dinner at the living room
    donnab333
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My friend and I enjoyed a fantastic dinner at the living room in Easthampton. We especially enjoyed the live music of Alfredo Merat, with Jay Schneiderman on to bongo drums! The food was exceptional - we will return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    ldSprings
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had such a wonderful evening and continued to talk about the ambience, service and food the next day! Thank you
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.