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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.
Riverhead, NY 11901
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Plenty of on-site parking available. Valet Parking available for private events.
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
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
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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