Highway Restaurant and Bar

4.7
394 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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RA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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GS
New York Area
3 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
24 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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m
New York Area
5 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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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

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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
31 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
31 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
31 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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MR
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great booth and delicious dinner.

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TC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time this month at Highway. Although it’s off season in the Hamptons, you’d never know it at Highway where the level of attention to detail when it comes to food and service was impeccable. From the affable hostess, to the attentive waiter, to the perfect dinner...the evening was a joy! Their red snapper and bay scallop ceviche was fresh and spicy, the pork buns are a must-have! Their special frisée and radicchio salad was so unique and delicious, and their ribeye steak was perfectly cooked and seasoned with a lightly creamy peppercorn sauce. Their special warm date cake dessert with banana ice cream was beyond delicious and the perfect way to end the evening. This place is the best kept secret in the Hamptons!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious

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FW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice food, enjoyed the pork buns and scallop cerviche. My husband enjoyed his chicken entree but my salmon was rare, not the “medium” I ordered, and was otherwise mediocre. Service was excellent, our server was attentive, friendly and efficient. When we arrived the dining room was empty except for one table, but we were seated close to the kitchen near the sushi bar and my husband’s legs would not fit under the table. The hostess next seated us at an awkward table wedged into the wall where we were very uncomfortable but at least fit. We may try again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and drinks every time.

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FS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and love the atmosphere...great energy

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D
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints, food is well sourced, creative, flavorful and sufficient for the cost. Service is always friendly and attentive.
Menu has specials, and certain nights have fun and different but consistent steady specials.
Some folks are still fooled by the outside, or remember all the places that came before, but this highway has a long and clear road ahead of it.

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OT
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't say enough good things about this place. Nothing else in the Hamptons compares.

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L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Been here several times and always the same result...food is average, service needs serious improvement. I will not be back to this restaurant when there are so many better choices for the same money...

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

The food and service was great. I made a reservation on Monday. This was my first time coming to the restaurant. I came in and they put us at a booth on top of the bar. If I wanted to sit at the bar I would not have made a reservation but would just walk in.
The experience was ruined for me.

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OT
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delivers on its reputation as a Hamptons gem...the menu has something for everyone and Chef Justin and crew always come up with great specials and additions to the old standbys. Our latest obsession - Friday night Duck!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! The most consistent restaurant in the Hamptons. The service is always attentive, pleasant and focused. The food and drinks are second to none on the East End of LI. Highly recommend a visit if you haven’t already. It will become your new “go to”.

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PD
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highway Diner delivered on one of the most difficult nights to please -- New Year's Eve. Food was great, service was excellent, servers were upbeat and happy to be there. Menu was an enhanced version of normal -- few extra items including, champagne. Appreciated that pricing was NOT "enhanced" for the special occasion! #WINNER

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d
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food, as usual! We had New Year's Eve dinner, and food was terrific!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and. great atmosphere

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KB
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and great unobtrusive service. The only compliant is that the menu is on the boring side

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NH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Asian Night was outstanding Especially the crispy duck with pancakes. Great specialty cocktails as well.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Highway is a wonderful dining spot out east. Food and service are always great. Wonderful cocktails, many delicious standards on the menu with nightly specials. Worth a visit

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. A bit overpriced. Overall a nice experience

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Always delicious and inventive. I crave their kale salad.

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GS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We like Highway ..but for the first time we had a disappointing meal. Plus glasses of American Chardonnay at n8neteen dollars a glass is frankly nonsensical. I did write to them but no reply

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The instructions for a birthday candle on Open Table were perfectly followed out and the food was delicious. Service was very good too.

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d
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service! The Hummus is amazing, and the chicken and rib-eye were delicious. We really enjoy this restaurant.

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CB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Most table sizes are round tables for six so if you are four people the tables are too large for communication.

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