We enjoyed a delicious Mother’s Day breakfast at the Bistro. Food was great as was the service. The only issue we had was the temperature in the room. It is a chilly May and they were setting up their tables at the enclosed patio area, but its unheated and each time the bus staff opened the door there was a blast of cold air. Since we were seated close to the door it got uncomfortable. Despite this I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Slow service for breakfast, eggs overcooked by the time food came out. Overall just a fair experience. Would chaise another option for breakfast next time
The restaurant is welcoming and tables are well spaced . They have music several nights. Chef Debby Schaffer produces some excellent dishes, well cooked and plated. Among the best are the Tuna tartare appetizer and her Rack of Lamb , full rack perfectly cooked to order with a delectable au jus, is as good as I've tasted anywhere across the world, including New Zealand Australia, Ireland and the UK!!
This really is a hidden gem!!
We were really hoping the negative reviews were wrong about this place, as the menu & photos looked amazing! But sadly we experienced the same poor service and disappearing waitress that others wrote about. She took our order, but it was about 20min before we ever saw her again (and we needed sugar for our drinks so that was a very long 20min!), then our food took approx 45min when there were only 2 other tables and another waitress on Duty (who we actually saw frequently and almost requested SHE be our server). Our food was just ok. Definitely overpriced for the mediocre quality. This was not worth the drive or the amount of time spent there. Would not recommend and definitely won't be back.
Sunday's special menu is great value. Salad and salmon were delicious. Everything fresh and crisp. Dessert also very special.
Don't go here if you have a gluten allergy
We thought the quality of the food was very good and the service was equally as good. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a good meal and very good service.
Excellent! The salmon was perfect! Jenna the server and bartender were delightful! Definitely check it out!
The food for restaurant week was horrible this week. The chicken carbonara should never be called a carbonara, the pasta was overcooked, the sauce was bland, felt as if I was eating pasta with "creamed chicken broth". The kale salad.... had NO kale but instead an oily spring mix. The cheesecake wasn't even unthawed, completely frozen throughout. A total disappointment. This was one of my Husband's and I favorite restaurant two years ago.
We have dined at Bistro 72 many times and we have not been disappointed yet. The food is outstanding. I definetly would recommend it if you like quiet spots with live music and delicious food. They have a. happy hour at the bar with plenty of space at the bar. There is outside seating in the warmer weather with a lovely fireplace to sit by with a glass of wine.
Salmon (recommended by my waiter) was excellent! Prepared and cooked to perfection. Service attentive and thoughtful.
Look fwd to return.
This restaurant is clean with a nice bar area with televisions. The food and staff are excellent. They have a good variety of dishes on the menu. They have live music. They are on our short list of mainstay restaurants. Looking forward to our next meal at Bistro 72. Well Done!
What an amazing meal! Scallops risotto was delish and so as the steak! Our waiter was outstanding - we can not wait to go back!
I had put in the OT reservation about 3 hrs before we had arrived & had requested the table by the fireplace.When we got there,we could see that 4 diners were already sitting there. It was obvious that had only been seated about 15 mins before we arrived.There were no other diners present.So,it seemed that making the reservation didn't mean anything to the staff.Naturally,the hostess sat us next to that table;place was empty but they had to crowd us together.We waited about 10 mins for the waitress to stop by our table.She was a different waitress then the one that was taking care of the table next to us.She took our drink & dinner orders.When she came back with the drinks,mine was wrong.After delivering the drinks,she seemed to hide in the back.She never came out to check on us.A single diner came in & was seated about 4 tables away;surprised he wasn't on top of us.Yet a different waitress was taking care of him.We had to ask the hostess to find our waitress so that we could get drinks refilled.When our waitress came out from the back,she went to the lone diners table to take his order,something that another waitress had already done.Another member of the staff brought my dinner.He didn't know anything about my wife's dinner.Again we had to flag down the hostess.Our waitress finally came out from the back & you could tell from the expression her face that she had forgot to place my wife's order.She went back inside & then came out a few mins later.She said that the chef didn't like the way that the sauce had come out & was making a new batch.Well,20 mins later my wife's dinner was served;it doesn't take 20 mins to mix a sauce.I had long since finished mine.Another couple that was just seated next to us right before my wife's dinner was brought out said that the server has gone downhill over the last year.We agreed, we had noticed it before.They gave my wife a free glass of wine & desert to try to make up for the late dinner.Despite asking,we never found a manager.
Bistro 72: when its good, it's very good - and this was one of those very good occasions. The food here is never in question, but haphazard service has often undermined the experience. On this lunch visit, the restaurant was quiet and the service attentive and professional. The result: good food, served promptly and piping hot.
A complete disappointment. It took about ten minutes to hunt down the hostess to seat us. Dining area was just a few tables in the bar area. No table linens at a restaurant with these prices! A score of power line workers at the bar detracted from the dining experience. Only one waitress to serve all of the tables. At least the food was good. This is on my list of "never agains."
Food was ok. My dinner was over cooked and the ambiance kind of felt like I was at a chain hotel. The server was good and attentive. We have eaten here before and hoped it improved since we see the parking lot always full. It was a mirage, the restaurant was basically empty.
It's a hotel restaurant, need we say more
Very disappointed. We usually love everything about bistro 72. However, this experience was not a good one and quite embarrassing since we brought friends. Waitress was extremely rude as she had no patience. She also insisted that the meal was done properly when in fact the food was not prepared as requested. Perhaps there was a different chef sine it was the night of the nor’easter. Duck was over cooked, scallops were hard and risotto was like wallpaper paste.
The only good thing about the night was the guitarist and his wonderful choice of music and the company of our friends
Enjoyed the Live music
Will definitely return.
What happened to the calamari with the 3 sauces?
Excellent food, good service, great ambiance. Musician was entertaining.
Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Price Fixe menu was worth the price and the food was gourmet quality. Our server was excellent!
Alexandra was so professional and pleasant.
Nice athmosphere. The service was great. The food was delicious.
Ambiance and food were terrific!
Service was mediocre at best. Server did not know all items on menu. She did not check back for additional drinks and had to be reminded to bring coffee.
We love coming here. Amazing food, great music
Took advantage of Restaurant Week to find this local gem. I was impressed with the use of local ingredients and the wide variety of local wines. The salad was beyond delicious and they provided a nice portion (not just 3 leaves of lettuce and a tomato slice like other places). My husband and I enjoyed the Lamb entrée. It was plate-licking good! Our meal ended with cheesecake which was beautifully presented and very tasty. My favorite wines were not on their extensive list and they had a limited number of Rose wines so I opted for a blood orange Margarita, I HIGHLY recommend this drink. Hubby enjoyed a local IPA beer which he enjoyed. Despite the limited number of Rose wines, the only other aspect of our visit that was not very favorable was that the service was slightly disorganized, which can be contributed to the fact that they very busy since it was Restaurant Week.
This makes a great stop after a day of shopping in Riverhead or at Tanger. I look forward to going back on a summer evening to enjoy their outdoor dining option. Bistro 72 is a MUST TRY spot for local East-enders.
This restaurant is always a pleasure. Good food, good service, a fun place.
The service needs to be addressed. The food is good though.
We waited 1/2 hour to get our food order taken. I think they work shorthanded. The servers are nice though. I would give it another try.
They don't have a dress code. Some customers very sloppy looking.
REstaurant Week start - it was fantastic! We were seated at a nice table, food was perfectly done. The Bistro 72 salad and the salmon were my choices -- I was so happy the fish was seasoned just right, and not overdone at all. I like too that the menu tells you where they get the food from and a lot of it is local. Definitely happy to finally make it, we will be back!
My husband & I went out for date night. The food was really good. The three piece band was a little loud but good. The waitress was a sweetheart. The food was a little pricey but worth it. We will be going back.
My friend and I went for dinner to celebrate our birthdays. We had a drink at the bar which was great - service, crowd, music. We moved to the dining room for dinner where the service was also excellent. The appetizers were delicious, but the main meals (salmon and scallops) were grossly over cooked. I would go back to the bar again but would not return for a main dish.
We have been at Bistro 72 many times in the past and always found it delightful. Unfortunately, We went to dinner New Year's Eve and cannot say our impression remains positive. Whatever the reason(s), new manager or chef, etc., we were very disappointed. Restaurant freezing cold, menus ripped and needed to be replaced, soup was cold, salads were overdressed, if not for the bottle of wine, bread and the music ... the evening would have been a total bust.
We came here on Christmas day and was greeted by a somewhat cranky hostess. We were seated right away and the waitress came up to us immediately. She was very friendly and helpful. We ordered our food. They had a Christmas menu, but also offered a limited everyday menu if you did not like what was on the holiday one. It took a while to come, but the restaurant was very crowded that night and there were only two servers(which is completely the restaurant's fault) During the holidays, there should always be more employees on staff. The food was decent, not any better than any local restaurant in the area. The prices were high for the quality of food served, but that is not unusual for a hotel restaurant on Long Island.
was seated promptly but that was the only positive. waited 10 mins before being asked for drink order, had to ask 3 times (20-25 min period) for cream for my coffee; food was lack luster; while the staff were curtious and polite service in our section was very slow
This is our 3rd year coming for Christmas Eve dinner, we are never disappointed. Nice atmosphere, good service, good food and someone play light music adds to the experience. It's a bit of a hidden gem.
This was our second visit in a few weeks for dinner and it confirmed that Executive Chef Deborah Scherer is cooking at a very high level. Tuna tartare tower was large and filled with good sized pieces of perfect tuna and avocado dressed with a good wasabi mayo. Rack of lamb was a a full large rack of perfectly seasoned and cooked as ordered New Zealand lamb accompanied by mashed potatoes and asparagus and a delectable au jus.
The dining room is spacious with good room between tables and lighting is soft! The night we were there we were treated to great music from the very talented keyboard player and vocalist Danny Keane, which was an added pleasure. You can check the music schedule easily on their website.Overall, based on the quality of food, pricing and ambience, Bistro 72 can stand alongside any much better known restaurant on Long Island and hold its own.
Again, check their website for the various specials they offer each night
They also offer a very good Groupon deal, which only adds to the value!!
Definitely a must for lovers of good classically prepared food.
Only had appetizers but all very good French onion soup was fantastic
The tragedy of this place is that it could be exceptional but remains, at best, uneven. The food is superior - locally sourced, creatively presented and, when its best, absolutely delicious. The room is pleasant and light (although a few fewer television screens would be an improvement), but the service is unpredictable and, when at its worst, is truly awful. There appears to be a preponderance of management staff, but a skeleton crew actually serving the tables or at work in the kitchen. Tables are slow to be cleared, food is slow to arrive, and flagging down a member of staff is often a real challenge.
In short, Bistro 72 was worth the visit for the food. the rest is a hit and miss proposition.
All was excellent. Caught time for special price fixed meal a fantastic value as they don’t cut down on portions. Food was very good. Overall pleasant dinner experience even with large party of 20 in adjoining room.