The Restaurant at The Surf Lodge
The Restaurant at The Surf Lodge

The Restaurant at The Surf Lodge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thesurflodge.com/restaurant/
  • Phone: (631) 483-5039
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm -11:00pm

    *Deck menu available on Monday and Wednesday from 5-10pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Australian
  • Executive Chef: Chris Rendell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music every weekend.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Edgemere and Industrial Rd
  • Public Transit: The Hampton Jitney stop is less than 1 mile away. The LIRR is 500 yards from the property.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Restaurant at The Surf Lodge
Acclaimed Australian Executive Chef Chris Rendell is heading back to the beach, creating a menu following his much loved Aussie Cooking Philosophy. The Restaurant at The Surf Lodge will be offering a simple, clean, fresh, local and organic market driven menu with a focus on daily caught seafood.

The restaurant was inspired by the culture and lifestyle of Byron Bay, one of Australia’s most authentic surf towns.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
The Restaurant at The Surf Lodge reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (29)hot spot (29)vibrant bar scene (28)scenic view (25)good for groups (18)great for brunch (11)fit for foodies (11)great for lunch (10)late-night find (8)special occasion (8)neighborhood gem (6)romantic (6)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Anniversary & Sunset
    Scarlett1
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We picked this restaurant literally out of a hat! Celebrating our anniversary Aug.21 2014. It had been cloudy and raining most of our beach day and we were debating wether or not Surf Lodge seemed appropriate given the lack of sun. We decided to go anyway and "Surf Lodge" treated us like royalty. From the first moment we knew we were in good hands. A lovely hostess sat us near the water view, smiling wishing us a happy anniversary. She added, "you may get a sunset", it's clearing up out there. She was right! The food was amazing, the sunset Wondrous, our waiter charming. They surprised us by sending a delicious dessert complete with a candle for us to make a wish on, and 2 glasses of champagne. What a night! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond divine!
    Princess7VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I often have brunch at Byrons @ the Surf Lodge, but rarely dinner b/c such a scene. However, my daughter and i dined there last minute the evening before they closed for the season and the entire experience was beyond divine! Food was delicious. I had the steamed Fluke and it was honestly one of the best/lightest most delicious fish dishes i have ever had (coming from a foodie). Service lovely and friendly. Atmosphere inside also lovely. Outdoor dining was crowded....indoor was fine when we arrived and packed when we left. Perfect way to end our summer in MTK. Highly recommend for brunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    dineinnyc
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Amazing service, gorgeous view, excellent food and great atmosphere! I cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late season winner
    dougandmary
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Dined at the Surf Lodge with a party of 8, including two 10 year old kids. The setting is upbeat, gorgeous in styling, beautiful at sunset and all enjoyed it. The food seems a bit precious, and quite pricey for the location, selection and quantity. Yet it was tasty and I appreciated that they had a childrens' menu for the younger ones in our party. The service was a bit slow and the waiter rather self absorbed, but all in all it was an enjoyable evening. Parking is a nightmare and I am convinced we got a table on a Saturday night for our large table only because it was the end of the high season--seems to be THE hot spot at Montauk these days!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A total scene and great food
    FLvisitor
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Loved the scallops and my friend loved her tuna. Labor Day Sunday was a mob scene but the restaurant part held it together. A favorite spot year after year, despite the craziness
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful view and tasty brunch.
    Margot
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Came here with a group of 6 and really enjoyed the beautiful seating right on the water. We came before the party with the DJ really got started, but was nice to enjoy the scenery along with good drinks and tasty good -- brunch, however, was on the pricier side.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RUDENESS PERSONIFIED
    Hdm46VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    ARRIVED 10 MINUTES LATE FOR A 9:45 RESERVATION. COULD NOT FIND A HOSTESS, BUT FINALLY APPROACHED A ?MANAGER? SITTING IN THE IN SIDE DINING ROOM,ADDING UP CHECKS. HE BARELY HAD THE ENERGY TO LOOK UP AT US AND TELL US THAT THE KITCHEN WAS CLOSED. THE OUTSIDE DINING ROOM WAS FULL AND FOOD WAS STILL BEING SERVED. I DO THINK THAT WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SEATED AND SERVED.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • akuavi
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Still the most appealing place to be in the area. Nkthing out in the Hamptons beats their dining al fresco ambience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make sure
    Bulfoni
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The only reason one would go to the surf lodge is the view on the water. When we reserved they don't specify that they only had seats indoors and the room has a bad fish smell. The service was terrible, I had to ask for olive oil for my salad 4 times and it took over 15 minutes to get. No exaggeration. The food was less then mediocre.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trendy and Tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The place was great once we sat down, despite the fact that the servers were a bit uptight about sitting our whole party together and on-time and a bit obnoxious. Great food and fun atmosphere! The bartender was a total jerk but the drinks were good though overpriced. The place was a bit hectic but the sunset over the water was gorgeous and the music was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food getting better!
    hungryVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food has definitely improved here over time, both in the quality of the actual food, and the way it's prepared. The service is still decent at best. The staff is a pompous, but then again, people are a little crazy there so you can't be shocked. The main host (possibly manager) could be the most pretentious person in Montauk. We all understand it's a hot spot for sure, but there is no reason to stand so tall only to look down at paying customers. Overall, will continue to return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine for a scene, but go early
    Itsgoodnow
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our dinner reservation was very late, service and food were fine but just prepare for the rowdy crowds
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go for sunset not food or service
    tloloVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Pretty setting, lovely sunset, distinctly average food. Over priced for what it is and service dubious. Started off ok then waiter just disappeared. Had to almost beg someone to get us the check. Had lobster roll, dry and sparse. Heirloom salad started better but not great. Friend enjoyed fried fish basket but heh, it's fried fish so hard to dislike. Pasta with crab, not great. Won't be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stopping by here is worth it.
    Quaintyetupbeat
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    If you're in the Montauk area, I would definitely stop by this place. They have a great brunch menu. Better yet, they take classical things that you would make in your home, and amp them up with their variations and flare. The B.L.A.T. is always a favorite. The scrambled eggs on toast with avocado and bacon is delicious. Their juices are great as well. My only complaint about food was that they had ended their partnership with the juice company that has been supplying them in previous years. It was some company down long island that made exceptional juices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service2.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 44 reviews are from the The Restaurant at The Surf Lodge reviews archive.
  • Lost it's flare
    TheTrueTaste
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I'd been to the surf lodge about 4 years ago and it was awesome. It's definitely gone downhill since
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Keeps getting better
    FLvisitor
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    They've taken the live music up a notch this year and it's incredible. Also the food keeps getting better. I had the whole fish sea bass which was perfect
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great scene, good food
    hungryVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Surf Lodge is an amazing spot. I wouldn't go back if I simply wanted an amazing meal. It's a scene, and the food is good enough for them to charge what they do. the service was sub par.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still my favorite...for now...
    CMRNYC
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Surf Lodge has always been my favorite. The chill beachy atmosphere, the fun outdoor set-up overlooking the lake, and the great music. However at the end of last summer and now for this entire summer it's been a complete sh*tshow to even get inside the door...WITH a reservation! I hope that they will make an investment during the off season to increase the capacity AND to renovate the ladies bathroom! Still can't beat the view of the sunset though
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place but terrible service
    Tinjan
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This is where young people hang out on weekends in Montauk. Great place and great music. Just, with only few exceptions, the service is really bad and with bad attitude. They need to work on that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MTK favorite for brunch
    Princess7VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    A favorite destination for brunch with friends. Inside and outside has a great vibe and staff/service is great. Food delicious. Poached eggs/avocado, BLAT and Lobster roll are a few of our favorites. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Idrinkandeatwaytoomuch
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is a true hotspot and have eaten here a few times before. Food was good but hard to remember because ... had to wait over 3 hours for a table for 2, you were forced to order apps, dinner and desert at one time and then they preceeded to bring all 3 out at the same time!! then the waitress disappeared in the meanwhile we were 3 bottle of champs deep and at that point didnt really care what was happeneing... Moral of the story, do not go there prime time weekends (fri - sat, 7-11pm) and you could actually enjoy it
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Waited over an hour even with a reservation .. Poorly operated seating system ..
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Try during the week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We went on a Monday night and had no problems whatsoever with getting a table. The food was delicious and the service was friendly. I can understand it's probably nuts at the weekend, but we had a very romantic and lovely dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rejected OpenTable
    FoodieNYC
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Bottom-line is Surf Lodge is not just a night club, but a parody of itself. They decided not to honor OpenTable reservations, instead keeping the restaurant closed to better prepare for an upcoming concert. I stood alongside many other frustrated patrons. We asked if we could at least eat and then clear out (after all the concert wasn't for another 5 hours). They said sure. We said okay. They said, well actually that's not going to work. A large group said they had spend considerable money on taxis coming for various parts of the hamptons. Surf Lodge offered to reimburse the funds. When taxi receipts started surfacing, the lady from surf lodge balked at the amounts and said can't help you.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Go only for the drinks and music!
    IonlyspeakthetruthVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The appearance of the food is dull and colorless. I was so looking forward to the visit but got sooo disappointed! To even mention this place and Acme in the same sentence is a disgrace.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced for the portion size
    Seafoodie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    For the price, the entree was tiny and left me starving. I had the fluke filet with ginger salad. It came drowning in a soup of who knows what and there was no salad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good crowd
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food is average and service not great. Crowd and view make up for it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Montauk668
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Pleasantly Surprised...Friendly Global staff serving fresh local seafood, seasonal vegetarian friendly fare and nice edited wine selection. Water front open air dining room, close to the happenings but the perfect distance to enjoy the food and company.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Door policy is out of control
    SunandSurf
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Don't be late, in fact- be 15 mins early. The surf lodge door policy is out of control. We had an early dinner reservation and arrived on time. There was a line to get past security outside with random bar goers pushing to get to the front. By the time we passed security (15mins) and arrived at the host stand we were greeted with another line to check in- 20 mins later from our first arrival I was finally giving the hostess my name and we were told we were too late- a strict 15 min late policy... after pleading my case about the security line - the hostess decided to offer me a table but it would have to be inside as she'd given up our reservation. My suggestion to the restaurant- have a separate check in for restaurant goers.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A favorite brunch spot in MTK
    Princess7VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I am a New Yorker and have a home in MTK....and i have seen the Surf Lodge through its various owners and stages...way before it was the Surf Lodge. Ha. It wasn't until SL offered TRX last summer that i rediscovered it (as a place to exercise that is). Then we discovered Byrons brunch and it became our "go to" weekend brunch spot. Food divine (my favorite eggs/avocado....but they also make a great lobster roll and have a great Rose).....service is friendly and lovely....atmosphere (outside my preference....or inside) is beachy and lovely. SL crowd/scene is not my thing.....but Byrons is definitely worth it. It is now a weekly brunch spot for me/friends and "sometimes" our kids.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • staff
    shepp
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    this is the worst experience i have even been through. the staff were rude and treated us terribly. i will never ever go back to this place.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    After arriving on time for our 8:30 reservations for a party of 8, we were told that a table should be ready in 30 minutes. Once 9:00pm hit and we were still not seated, we asked the hostess again and were told that they knew who we were and can't control when tables get up and that we'd have to wait since they were "the only game in town". We were seated over an hour late and received terrible service for mediocre at best food. The bathroom line was 30 minutes long and it didn't matter to the staff that we'd miss the appetizers that we ordered while having to wait in line. Despite the great views and what was once a fun atmosphere, I will never be returning after our party was treated so rudely.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • didnt like the food
    nyc321
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The Surf Lodge came recommended by many but unfortunately the food for me was not impressive at all. We had a 945 reservation and didn't end up sitting until 1035 which was alright because my friends and I were having a good time at the bar. Our server was not very nice, and when we complained that our food was nothing special he told us that "we ordered late and that we shouldn't except the best food because well this is Montauk." I thought that was a horrible thing to say especially because he is representing your restaurant. Also, being that this IS Montauk, I would expect nothing but good food (especially because we all ordered seafood) OVERALL I would only go back for the drinks and and bar scene, nothing more.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great atmosphere
    KTRX
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    decent food for what you'd expect to spend at a Hamptons hot spot
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joke
    foodie4lifeVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Made a res a few days before through opentable. Get an email an hour before that there was a glitch and they can't honor 8pm res but can walk in. We show at 830 and explain to hostess and she tells us that they would have honored res but we are 30 min late so we need Togo on waitlist for 2.5 hour wait. We walked over to waiter asked if we could take a table in lounge instead. We ordered. Worst lobster roll in Montauk. By far. Terrible seaweed salad... The kind that would grow in Jamaica bay. This place is a joke.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Made a reservation at 8:45pm
    dinnerwait
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Hostess offered us a table outside immediately where it was too cold to sit out (no one was outside). Said a table inside would be another 30 min wait. Hostess text at 10:10pm to offer us a table. When a reservation is made at a certain hour we expect to be seated promptly in an area that is reasonably fit for dinning. Will not return to this venue again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only for the scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    The food was not good at all the service was poor they completely rush you but the scene is fun. I wouldn't eat there again just go to bar for a drink.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super
    CbellaVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    Really enjoyed dinner recently at Byron. Very friendly and attentive service. Well prepared food. Good choice for Montauk dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ambiance. Food lacked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Great ambiance. Food lacked flavor and seasoning. Hopefully the menu gets a makeover.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surf Lodge
    Dani
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Great view on the water and lively ambience but food needs improving.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.