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About Bistro 72 At Hotel Indigo East End

Bistro 72 is a casually elegant restaurant and lounge located in Riverhead, NY at the Hotel Indigo East End. Bistro 72 brings you a distinctive contemporary dining experience on Long Island's East End. Our cuisine seasonally showcases the finest locally-grown ingredients and regional wines. We offer farm to table dining using fresh grown herbs and produce, local seafood, and signature prime steaks cooked to perfection. As well as organic dishes and savory local duck and pork. Our unique dining experience is accompained by live music Wednesday-Saturday evenings. We feature indoor/outdoor and poolside/fireside dining sure to create a memorable experience.

1830 West Main Street
Route 25
Riverhead, NY 11901
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:00am - 11:00am;

Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,

Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
River Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 369-3325

Website:
http://www.bistro-72.com/

Entertainment:
Live music Wednesday through Sunday: Wednesday’s with Lydia Sabosto on the baby grand piano; Thursday and Friday nights feature a mix of singer songwriter, acoustic guitar and other performers playing the Blues, Folk, Jazz, and Rock; Every Sunday 6-9 pm - Acoustic Keith.

Parking Details:
Plenty of on-site parking available. Valet Parking available for private events.

Executive Chef:
Deborah Scherer

Private Party Facilities:
We are a full-service corporate and special events catering company. We feature custom menu creation by our Head Chef to match your unique vision. Food is our passion; we create dishes that are inspired, delicious and as memorable as your event. Our team of event planners, managers, bartenders, servers and kitchen staff will handle every aspect of your catered affair.

Private Party Contact:
Tiffany Tuzzolo: (631) 548-1204

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Sunday Brunch with Santa 11-3. November 26, December 3, December 10 & December 17

New Years Eve Dinner.


Bistro 72 At Hotel Indigo East End Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

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3.6

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Moderate

58% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fun, Happy Hour, Authentic
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Only had appetizers but all very good French onion soup was fantastic

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We dine at Bistro 72 quite frequently. We have always had consistently great meals. Today we tried the breakfast. We were very disappointed. The buffet selection was very limited. The Eggs were not very good. Sorry to say but we will continue to go for dinner but never again for breakfast!

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our waiter was excellent. Got a prefixed dinner, chicken was overcooked and dry. Salas and dessert was awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food Wonderful place to hang out with friends nice atmosp

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

it took at least 15 min before anyone came to our table. We ordered drinks & food
together. We asked for water also & It took so long to get wine.
A different Server brought just ONE Salad, they took it away when
I told her we both get one. By the time the salads finally came I had finished my
Wine. We needed a refill on water & the bus person serving the table next to us
Didn't even look at us as we were trying to get his attention. The rest of our dinner
became comical events of ignoring us,I wanted another glass of wine, & was afraid to
Order it because I wanted it WITH my dinner. I had dropped My steak knife & ended up sharing my husbands, wanted fresh pepper for my steak too, including wanting more water
(could they have given us a carafe of water?) impossible to get anyone's attention.
when she finally came back to our table to clear, bread plates, a butter knife, & other items were left on the table. She asked us If she could get us anything else. (This was restaurant week, so you get a 3 course dinner) I said yes we wanted the desserts & she had to go check what they were (3 choices) We again asked for water & none was brought, after desserts she brought the check & then asked if we wanted more water. We were looking to have a nice relaxing evening & it ended up being a big disappointment.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There is a tented area outside the restaurant which is lovely & heated,
outside of that They have an outdoor patio with a fire pit area. People were standing & smoking right outside the tented area (away from the fire pit where other people were siting) one person was looking in & smoke was coming in-- The manager said "sorry, they are allowed to smoke there". It was Gross, rude & just another annoying fact!
The LAW is 25 Feet Away from ANY EATING AREA. They are obviously understaffed& if you are looking for decent service this place is NOT it! Food was Not great, but good.
We will not be returning.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Must be said ...our experience was horrible !
Alexandra our waitress forgot to bring our drinks, never brought us bread, dinner took an hour and a half to come out !! $48 prime rib which should have been medium came out super well done!!! Drinks empty finally... waitress never came by to check on meal or see if we needed a refill! Horrible horrible horrible .....and so disappointing because I was so looking forward to a nice night out!

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Expected better service and better food.

Ordered a London Lemonade, which was supposed to have raspberries, but had blueberries instead. Not a big deal, but it should have been mentioned ("we will be substituting blueberries for the raspberries...is that OK?")...that's all. One person at the table ordered a Panzanella salad, which was supposed to have roasted beets and pistachios on it, but didn't. When we told this to the server, she said, "this is the right salad, but I can see if the chef can ADD beets and pistachios for you." Since the person who ordered the salad had eaten a heavy appetizer, she just sent the salad back and asked it be taken off our bill.

Everyone else's meal was just OK. The pork chop was a little overcooked. Mushroom risotto was very nice. Scallops were good. Burger looked like a Bubba burger or some kind of pre-made frozen burger.

Desserts
Deconstructed sundae was disappointing. Heath crunch was stale and not crunchy. Bacon was not crispy.

Hazelnut Gelato Chocolate cake was yummy as was the Caramel Apple Cobbler.

Service
It seemed all night we could not get our server's attention. She would not make eye contact. And at one point, we literally had to go get her. When we finally got the check, the salad that was supposed to be removed was still on our bill. We called the manager over and explained and asked her to take care of it. Instead of taking care of it herself, she sent the server back with the updated check with just a "sorry." No offer to comp a dessert or maybe an offer of a free app for our next visit. Totally not necessary, but making mistakes on a $200 check and having a customer complain should have at least been handled by management.

One member of our party had recommended this restaurant and was quite embarrassed with the whole experience.

Oh, and live music ( a guy with a guitar) was way too loud and very repetitive.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food is consistently good. Had the seafood bisque this visit and it was amazing! Never had a dish I didn’t like. Staff of great and attentive, would highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Late-night Find, Organic, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

The entrées were excellent. The salads were strange and that they had large chunks of bread in them. The soup was very good, and the desserts were outstanding. Our biggest complaint was that the service was very slow.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Service was attentive, soup good ambience non existent. Food manager, (or whatever his title was) was ridiculously pretentious... its a freakin holiday inn for Gods sake!

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Delicious three course meal - every course was perfectly prepared and the service excellent!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

As a frequent patron, the "feel" of the venue has changed. I go to enjoy the live music, so the overall experience was good, just felt "different." I will return but hope things will go back to the way they have been for the last several years.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

This was our first time dining at Bistro72.. our waitress Tina was attentive.. the manager Aaramis was professional and friendly.. immediately we felt comfortable.. we began with a cheese plate and drinks.. there was no rush .. we were able to digest and enjoy .. then our delish dinner was served.. we will definitely be returning!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service was very poor, waitress seemed very inexperienced, was busy flirting with the bartender, etc. Food was mediocre, both in conception and execution.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Terrible service. Poor management. Understaffed. Such a shame. Nice music.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Beautiful outdoor dining with great menu choices. Excellent appetizers.
Great local gem.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

The waitress was rude, she messed up our entire order. Walked away from us becuase she messed the bill up so much she couldnt listen to it anymore. Our main dishes we overpriced and not good. Very upset about the overall experience.

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Bistro 72 is a great place for a business lunch. Their dinner menu is superb. I highly recommend the rack of lamb.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Its is unusual to have great food at a hotel restaurant but when we knew we were staying here we heard great things and they were right. Wonderful farm to table cuisine. The shrimp over pappardelle was great and highly recommended by our wonderful waiter was awesome duck, (right from his cousin's nearby farm).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Went 2 years ago my husband and I were beyond happy we went back this year for my husband's birthday we weren't as happy as we were last time. We ordered a mojito that was recommended from the host a blueberry Mojito it had no alcohol in it tasted like club soda, told the waiter he said when I bartend a make it so much better instead of offering us a new one.. I ordered filet mignon medium well as the waiter told me there was gonna be no pink in it needless to say it was more medium rare and lots of pink in the center . Went there with a Groupon that I couldn't even load tried the Wi-Fi the waiter mentioned never got it to load and now I have to go back because I wasnt able to use it considering I wasn't even happy there

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Love music, yummy food. Got bit at least 7 times by mosquitos. Never thought about bug spray at a restaurant. Overall good time.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We have been here many times and have always enjoyed the food and setting. We had some issues with the service being very slow this time. The manager was very apologetic and did comp the drinks that my friends had to wait 30 minutes for. The waitress also apologized and did check back a number of times to see if we had what we needed. We had to wait for dinner however they did warn us the kitchen was backed up so we understood. The food was all very good. We hope this was just an off night for the service staff.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We hadn't been to Bistro 72 for over a year and this time the catalyst was to listen to Danny Keen, a very talented musician. As he was playing outdoors on a beautiful Sunday evening we chose to dine outside,

The patio is extensive with tables fully undercover plus some with umbrellas..

The menu looked interesting and we decided to stay with two entrees. The scallops were generous in portion and perfectly cooked. The salmon also was a good portion and again perfectly cooked.. Both dishes had a selection of local vegetables that fully complemented the main ingredient.

The wine list is a bit overpriced overall.

Service was very good.

Also liked the menu listing the suppliers of the ingredients and suggesting a wine pairing.

We both agreed that the food was very much better than on previous visits - was told that kitchen is now under previous sous-chef.

Certainly looking forward to return. The outdoor setting is very charming if weather is good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food combined with great service. I had the special lobster roll for dinner. It was great. Chunks of lobster. There was live music as well. Overall the experience was a winner. We will be back soon.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Serivce has gotten really bad here changed so much

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

First time eating here after a day out east. We sat outside on a lovely evening. We shared a salad which was graciously split for us. For the entree had the scallops which were perfectly cooked and juicy accompanied by fresh seasonal vegetables served tender crisp. My husband had the grilled salmon which he said was moist and seasoned perfectly to let the salmon shine through.
I enjoyed a glass of wine and my husband had a beer while listening to the song and soft guitar music on the patio. The outdoor fireplace was lit and the evening was perfect as was the service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

My meal was prepared as requested and perfectly done. Our server, Lenny, was attentive and gregarious.

As always, I choose the venue first for the music, and I appreciate several of the talented local musicians that perform here.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

They were having a Rose tasting and had a Jazz band too. What was not to like? It was very good. Had the shrimp cocktail to start, (lots of horseradish in the sauce) and a burger as a main course. (They missed the mayo on the burger at first. Had a new waiter who was fun and energetic, got a bit slammed but handled it very well and he brought the dijon mayo dressing. Fries were good. Loved the fact we could get a decent Rose for $6 a glass. In my town it would have been $16. Patio dining was great although the hostess tried to seat us (for dinner) on a table that was below my knees and about 18" square. I couldn't imagine eating a full dinner with 2 plates, 2 waters and 2 wines, bread etc etc. I might have misunderstood her because she asked if we wanted to be on the grass with our dog and I said "sure" but there was no way we could have comfortably eaten at that little box. So we were seated on the patio and it was lovely. Very good value for the money and well worth the drive from Southampton.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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·Dined on July 18, 2017

The food was fresh and excellent, The service was well above average and friendly. The outdoor patio is great for summer dining. Try this spot, especially if your a seafood lover!

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on July 16, 2017

Our waitress Rachel was great. Very knowledable about the menu.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 15, 2017

Eating outside was the right choice. It was very quiet & relaxing. The live music was soothing. Julia the server was excellent.

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·Dined on July 9, 2017

Barbecue steak tips appetizer very good muscle appetizer was tasty but was not hot and added cream not typical white wine sauce as described Duck with risotto was excellent Shrimp scampi with pasra the scampi sauce said butter and white wine and did not mention any cream so it was a thick white sauce did not care for it not a typical shrimp scampi And the waiter did no compensation . Very nice outdoor atmosphere but I would question the greediest on the menu items if you have food preferences or issues

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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