Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East

4.3
279 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
The Backyard Restaurant and Bar, is an award winning restaurant located in the beautiful gardens of Sole East Resort.
It offers Mediterranean influenced farm-to-table dock-to-dish specialties. Sip cocktails in our heated swimming pool with poolside service, or on our oversized St. Tropez lounge beds, expansive manicured gardens, with DJ's and live entertainment.

We also offer indoor meeting spaces, outdoor wedding ceremony and reception sites for up to 300 plus guests.
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vipAdibcody11
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The worst service I have ever witnessed. Disaster! Waiter ignored us and 4 other tables when we would call him over he would say hold on. And than after over hour took all 4 of his tables order at same time and put orders in at once.

The worst. Food awful service was the worst I have ever seen

Stay far away

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for everything. Just remember at night the seats are getting wet

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vipWineNdine
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I’ve ever been to! Ambiance, food, service and music. All top notch!

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vipdiane
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside dining w friendly & accommodating service.

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vipJustokay
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This has become one of our Montauk favorites. The food has been consistently delicious and we love the ambiance. The service was a little off this year, but I understand COVID has left a lot of places understaffed. We’re definitely keeping this place on our list of favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Expected to have a nice dinner , unfortunately their pool is literally in the middle of the dining tables outside so the entire time there were kids jumping in and out and screaming. Their were black flys all over the place , need to set up traps or buzzers. Just a confusing vibe with high end food and price point but a pool with kids in the middle. Not too relaxing

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ReginaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

As other reviews said, the service is very disorganized. It took forever for them to figure out that they had no waiters on the pool side of the restaurant. So if you go, insist on sitting on the main side of the restaurants. The service there seemed on point. The food is pretty good, though extremely overpriced. The drinks are even more overpriced. It does have a great energy and seemed like a place a lot of single people go to mingle.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service wasn’t excellent but I did enjoy the food and scenery

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening, very romantic under a tree with lights.

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vipMikeyinBC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Felt rushed in the beginning a bit had to tell the server we are here for the first time and are on vacation and want to enjoy the evening. After that things turned around.

The food was mediocre and not really a place we will ever go back too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food was great, all of the staff were great and the garden is beautiful

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ChristineM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful relaxing location. Nice mix of couples and big groups. Food was yummy. We would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience

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vipKathleen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

While the set up is absolutely adorable, the food isn’t very good. The buratta wasn’t creamy and instead was just basic mozzarella. The meat and cheese board was also over priced for what was offered. Finally it took 45 minutes to get our drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Hostess forgot about seating us after told to wait at bar.
Appetizers took over 90 minutes to get. People seated after us got there food before us. 2hours in we still hadn’t received our entrees. Disappointed.

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quinoa
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The food is low quality. The chef needs to up his game if he wants to stay competitive in Montauk.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

After taking our order - we waited over an hour to find out our entree choices were unavailable. woefully understaffed and not able to handle a full Saturday night crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience! Staff was amazing. Such a cool atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alfonso was an awesome waiter. The food was delicious and the setting was beautiful. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great time at the restaurant for a girls vacation! Great ambiance! Loved the outdoor scenery and vibes! Food was delicious. Pricey, but worth the money.

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HamptonsSummer2021
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The ambiance is great but the food is only slightly above average. For the price you are paying, the service is disorganized and disappointing. Best to come here for drinks and enjoy their lovely patio area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Second time trying, first time food was not great at all. Thought I’d give it another chance. Food was horrible second again. Will not be returning.

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JosephR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We were vacationing in Montauk. Beautiful Restaurant, decor and great food. Service could have been a bit better. Overall great place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodated our large group of 16. Great dinner and service!

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vipZadyP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were turned away because they didn’t have any more tables

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vipDougD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Vacation! Excellent waitstaff

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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vipLarryT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

A few issues: 1) the restaurant had no heat. I had my 80+year old parents with me celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Obviously, this put a damper in things. The staff made an attempt to put heaters near us, but they didnt work so well. I wish we got a call before I drove 2 hours to Montauk. It's not like they had a lot of calls to make, for a time, we were the only people in the restaurant.
2) There was a limited menu. Only a choice of 4 entrees. Non of which were appealing.
3) We asked what they had for desert and they informed us they had no deserts!

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THOMASW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service was excellent can't wait to go back in the summer

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RachelB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor space in nice weather. We sat under a tree and had a very nice meal for my husband's bday.

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vipEATS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice ambience, good food, average service, overpriced.

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KatieB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner by the pool. Enjoyed the bonfire area after dinner with the kids.

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EmilyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our night was perfect - the food, atmosphere, and the service - our server Alfonso made the whole evening feel really special. Thank you!

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vipKerryO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Sole’s Backyard and have created so many wonderful family memories gathering here and at the fire pit roasting marshmallows. Alfonso is a dream and never disappoints delivering the best service and his warm and friendly personality as well as his menu recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. Took my mother here for her birthday dinner. Took thirty minutes to finally get a waitress over to order drinks. Service was terrible. Long story short, we ended up having to leave the restaurant and never received our dinner. Will never return- they ruined my mother’s birthday.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
185 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting; enjoyed the delicious bread , greek salad and tuna which was done perfectly. Very good service.

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RichB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Staff was attentive and courteous.

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Clark
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a wonderful dinner! My wife and I got married at Sole and love coming back to eat the incredible food!

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LiudmilaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great setting, drinks were delicious,food was average and service was ok.

EJ
vipEricJinCT
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Great drinks. Great ambiance.

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Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East is rated 4.3 stars by 279 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.