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

The Restaurant at The Surf Lodge Details

  • 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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Waited over an hour even with a reservation .. Poorly operated seating system .."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food is average and service not great. Crowd and view make up for it."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "decent food for what you'd expect to spend at a Hamptons hot spot"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "Really enjoyed dinner recently at Byron. Very friendly and attentive service. Well prepared food. Good choice for Montauk dining."
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "Great ambiance. Food lacked flavor and seasoning. Hopefully the menu gets a makeover."
    Dined on 8/8/2013
  • "Great view on the water and lively ambience but food needs improving."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "Has a good vibe, but the food was not great. Small portions for brunch."
    Dined on 7/6/2013
  • "Setting and food outweigh the often snobby staffers, thanks for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 7/1/2013
  • "I've always loved the surf lodge but after the last change in management or menu, the expensive restaurant became ridiculously expensive. My dish, I can't lie, was great. I had the tuna and my mom had the fluke. Her dish was okay- too overpowered by the sauce. We both agreed that we would not get it again. We both had entrees, a glass of wine and we had one dessert and I had a cup of coffee. All together, $156. After careful inspection of the itemized receipt, we noticed that the waiter had charged is for two rounds of drinks (something that I'm sure he's gotten away with before). After confronting him, he responded with a, "I'll see what I can do about it." YOU'll SEE? Fun atmosphere, but way too pricey and service was disappointing."
    Dined on 6/13/2013
  • "Great food. Delicious "Paraiso"cocktail. Friendly staff. Hostess was lovely. Would have appreciated perhaps 1 or 2 more non-seafood options."
    Dined on 6/10/2013
  • "We dined at the surf lodge on a Monday evening. The place was quiet and we had a great table. The food was excellent but I though it was overpriced for the size of it. The main course was the size of an appetizer almost. Other than that everything else was great. The boho chic decoration is amazing and the staff was friendly"
    Dined on 8/27/2012
  • "Mediocre service (waiters not listening to the answers to their own questions). Smallest oysters known to men. Mediocre and overpriced food. And small portions too. Southfork Kitchen is WAY better. Nick and Tony's. Fresno. The Living Room. Anything, bu this one. Decent drinks, though."
    Dined on 8/27/2012
  • "The restaurant was not prepared to handle the number of guests in the restaurant and the number outside in the backyard watching a rock band. They served warm water with no ice. They did not have any more martini glasses. We sat inside in a hot dining room even though we had reservations to sit outside. The food was good but I will not return here."
    Dined on 8/23/2012
  • "Very fresh food. Really nice wait staff. Great scenic view even though we were there during a major storm. Would go back in a second"
    Dined on 8/15/2012
  • "This place is douchebag central. Good for people watching, if you get a kick out of watching self-important blowhards and the women who blow them. Otherwise, avoid it like the plague."
    Dined on 8/9/2012
  • "I took my family for a brunch and was surprised by the authentic selection on the menu. It wasn't a long list, but all we orders was outstanding. What surprised us most was the specialty juice selection. It's an individually packaged glass jars of healthy combination of ingridience, each listed the health benefits. They said they order them daily from some place in Hamptons. We ordered 3 different types of those juices,- all were above any expectation. Kids loved Mars the most."
    Dined on 8/4/2012
  • "After hearing very good things about this spot it was a must do on my list for this summer. The food was delicious and the views were amazing. It had a good chill vibe , its also kid friendly so I can now see why everyone had good things to say about it. After dinner you can head out onto the beach and have drinks by the fire pit . I would definitely recommend this place to a friend and I plan on going back for years to come."
    Dined on 7/27/2012
  • "With the new team the food is better than last year. Our server Daniel was informed, helpful and fun. Sitting out on the water always makes it a special occasion. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/23/2012
  • "Great atmosphere, delicious food, but unfriendly female hostess who was borderline rude. I have never been to any restaurant where I have a reservation that I am told by the hostess to check back with her in 5 minutes to see if we can be seated, she would not come a let me know if our table was ready and we were standing 3 feet from her within eye range. Checked back with her several times and did not get an apology for the delay or anything. other than that our server was so nice and pleasant and attentive, but a few kitchen mishaps and communication issues with server and kitchen left us waiting for items we ordered. our server could not have been more apologetic and accomodating though and again the food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/22/2012
  • "The food was excellent, a lot of different unexpected flavors, however WAY overpriced. The ambience was great and just the right amount of energy. What spoilled the whole experience was that pure waiter rushed us to put in our food all at once and upsold us on our maragaritas without telling us, then lied about the breakdown of charges, saying there was a dollar charge for ice. The drinks were good. We ordered the duck, scallops, oysters, crab and tomato pasta and banana bread dessert. oh, and the candles were so dim you needed a flashlight to read the menu."
    Dined on 7/13/2012
  • "The food and service are MUCH better than in the past few years. New chef, new management are really doing well. Our dinner was delicious, and I can recommend the food highly."
    Dined on 7/4/2012
  • "this was a pleasant dining experience all around and i think the new management is making a grand effort to please it's customers."
    Dined on 7/2/2012
  • "Amazing. A must while visiting Montauk. We ordered appetizers and soup for our meal and shared everything. This way we got a little taste of everything. it gives one a better perspective. It was a wonderful culinary experience. The food was innovative and prepared with unexpected but great results. Corn shower soup was out of this world. Highly recommended. The service was attentive but felt that they should have brought the apps in stages. We were overwhelmed by having all brought at once. Not to deter from the culinary experience. That is just a training issue ...which I am sure they will resolve. Desserts were superb."
    Dined on 6/27/2012
  • "Food was good but very very expensive. Not a great place to bring kids."
    Dined on 6/27/2012