Highway Restaurant and Bar

4.7
418 reviews
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Highway Restaurant & Bar in East Hampton is the kind of place where guests feel at home and can have a delicious, well crafted meal, whatever the occasion, any day of the week.

We offer a menu of seasonally inspired New American cuisine that gives nods to urban and global influences.

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Highway Restaurant and Bar is a low-key spot with good food and round tables.

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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We love Highway Restaurant. The food is amazing and the energy is great. Wondering if they are training a bunch of new wait staff because the service was not at all what it used to be. We had to ask many times for water refills and ended up pouring our own wine from the bottle that was on ice by the water service station. regardless, we will go back!

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LE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great, except the music was just a steady pounding.

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C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Pasta and Salomon a bit disappointing compared to earlier visits

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a chic but friendly atmosphere

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E
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Highway is always outstanding! The halibut was delicious--prepared perfectly!
The service was wonderful--the only negative--and it's minor--is that the noise level is a bit high.
But, we all love Highway anyway!

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AS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great evening in the Hamptons! Loved the food and vibe. Highly recommend it.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic from beginning to end!!! Not to be missed

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MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 1

Slow slow service but excellent food when it arrived!
Nice bus boys
Less friendly waiter

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AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Limited menu and were still out of my first three choices. The manager was walking around towards the end of our meal and asked how our experience was so we politely told him that we were disappointed. His response was unimpressive, something like “we try our best”. He was clearly just going thru the motions.

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A
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fennel gelato was fresh and unique, like a stronger green tea ice cream, still not too sweet. The overall sense of recipe preparation was that the chef was imaginative with his herbs and spices to the extent that we shared a delicious healthy mix of richly seasoned vegetables, starches, blanched peas, and perfectly cooked and spiced fish and meat. A wonderfully even and centered restaurant, pretty, well-run, great service, and just the right amount of glamor, comfortable space between tables, warm lighting, and not deafening noise. Dined late, so it was pleasantly conversational of the adult kind.

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DN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Waiter was nasty

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PD
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Sadly, it's just not as good as it used to be. Staff was very nice, pleasant, helpful. But, specials were sold out at 8pm on a Friday night. Salads were not as special. Dinners were good not, great. I'll be back but, I'm not running.

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v
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Waitress forgot to put in half our order... food came at different times... Condescending
Management, not enough staff. Even the vodka came back
wrong from the bar.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun, relaxing, great

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious with excellent service...great experience!

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a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The waiter did not mention the daily specials, the food was just ok, fatty steak. Last year was much better. I feel the quality have went down.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional service, creative menu. The Peking duck and Cod fish were exceptional and the Ice Cream Sandwich desert out of this world

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DU
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I have had in the Hamptons in years!

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SK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is what every local restaurant should be like (but don't tell anyone otherwise we'll never get a table).

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, Highway Restaurant has the most talented chef and best support staff in all the Hamptons. Their low lighting makes me appear ten years younger. The roasted crescent duck offered on Friday’s is super unique! The menu and specials are well balanced with many healthy choices. Thank you Highway for giving us a bustling fresh place to dine!

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E
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highway has become one of our favorite restaurants in the Hamptons! The food is always delicious and there are enough exciting options so that everyone is happy! We had such a wonderful waitress this time--she made us all smile every time she came over to our table.

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i
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff, service, food and drinks absolutely fantastic!!!

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l
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We always have a nice family meal here. From the looks of the outside, you would not expect such a cozy, cool restaurant inside. I love how comfortably casual the interior is & we consistently have good food.

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DA
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was terrible. The food was good. $50 corkage fee is high. $10 per person to cut a birthday cake is absurd. Had an attitude.

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RA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the vibe and location. Great food. Would highly recommend.

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GS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time there and i will be back many more times .the food was outstanding and it was duck night which they have every Friday night .It was the beast duck i have ever had .

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TC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is our 4th time visiting Highway in the past couple of months. We sat in a cozy booth in the main dining room. Our waitress was so warm and attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and specials. We had the "beyond delicious" pork buns, which have always been our go-to starter. The pork was tender and very flavorful and the red slaw that comes with it was citrusy and refreshing. The ceasar salad was very good, and the homemade croutons were excellent. For the main course we had the Peking duck and the rib-eye steak, both cooked to perfection. The duck was a little bit drier than we would have expected, but the skin was crunchy and tasty. Their merlot by the glass was a perfect accompaniment to another near perfect meal!

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s
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Asian night and the food was outstanding! One of the best ducks I have ever had!! Great recipe, great and delicious taste!!!

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OT
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, we always have a great fresh meal! Great service and friendly staff. :))

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

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m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time and we LOVED it!! 5 stars
We look forward to many,many more wonderful meals at Highway!!!!

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d
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, great Easter brunch! Service terrific, as usual.

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SV
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening - enjoyed a meal sitting at the bar. Cozy warm and inviting. We always consider the specials of the evening - inventive and tasty. Fun crowd.

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G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly, real good food. Easy and nice local place....

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l
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in the Hamptons. Food is always great. Service is friendly.

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SV
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The nicest people - the front staff, the bartenders, the service staff. Food uniformly good. The bar is large and spacious either for sitting or standing - lots of sports on the screen. Friendlier local crowd - the Summer folks are more intense. Highway is fast becoming a regular haunt for us.

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LI
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we loved it. I had passed by many times but it looked more like a bar than a fine dining restaurant. The inside is beautiful and so tastefully done. The service was impeccable and we enjoyed every minute. The salmon on the menu was fabulous and perfectly cooked. The presentation was also great. There was an orecchiette special with fennel seeds and sausage meatballs. The pasta was al dente and it wS delicious. I had a fabulous dessert special of a date cake, vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Best dessert ever! Very happy we stopped off there!

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R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was spectacular ulnar! Peking Duck appetizer shared by the 3 of us was so, so good. The Halibut main course that 2 of us had was fresh and very flavorful with spinach and puréed sunchokes. My husband had the spaghetti vongole and said it was one of the best he has had. Jim was our weighted and he was terrific, we will definitely ask for him the next time we are there. We love The Highway!

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SV
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun place - packed on weekends. Wonderful service and a solid, varied menu. It’s on our regular rotation.

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NF
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing dinner with my book club here the other night. The staff was very accommodating and attentive. The food was fresh, inventive, and delicious! The atmosphere was warm and very inviting. I highly recommend this as a date night spot or night out with friends or family.

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