Bistro Ete

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$31 to $50
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French
Bistro Eté, now located in a permanent-year round location, is everything you long for in a restaurant tucked away in a quaint spot in The Mill Center. Transformed by Interior Designer Karen Gorman to reflect an understated chic and comfortable style that transports you to the Coast of France. This unpretentious dining experience celebrates food and wine in a setting for all the senses yet does not compete with the flavors.

Chef Arie, inspired by his Cypriot heritage, formal training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and his years working under Two Star Michelin Chef Philippe Da Silva in Provence, presents cuisine reflective of this coastal style. Longtime customers can still indulge in his classic dishes such as escargot, striped bass with champagne truffle sauce and his own dry aged steaks. Of course Chef Arie’s menu will include many mouthwatering vegan and vegetarian dishes driven by altering his favorite recipes for his vegetarian wife.
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LS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly creative food in a great atmosphere. Highly recommended for interesting foodies.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We were served overcooked duck confit and too much pepper in the cacio Pepe. It almost seemed to be done purposely. A $200.00 bill for poor at best food.

EM
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed everything about the restaurant. I had called to inquire about GF dessert options as it was our daughters bday and she can’t have gluten. Hostess & staff were extremely accommodating. Food was delicious and everyone cleaned their plate. Loved that they had Stoli Elite for martinis. Special soft shell crabs were cooked perfectly. Definitely recommend

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again a wonderful dinner. They were very accommodating 2 extra people in our party(even though they cancelled last minute-so sorry). Food was delicious and great service. Thank you!

OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Tough to imagine a better place to spend a Saturday night on the South Fork. Started with a warm welcome from hostess Liz and a spicy margarita at the bar. Grilled octopus was perfect - crispy and tender, and soft shell crabs were best I had all summer. Finished with the homemade mint iced cream. Wow. Just wow.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as usual! Thank you Liz and Chef Arie!

EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and service in a relaxing environment

F
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently Execlent

a
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is quite the special spot in the Hamptons.
Continues to deliver an outstanding creative dining experience.
Chef Arie and Liz are experienced seasoned restauranteurs,
Always exit feeling contentment.

SH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best menu, food and service. Chef and his wife are so friendly. The restaurant is beautiful. I love that I can reserve seats at the bar.

F
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good as it gets
Not to be missed

MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food, very nice ambiance and chef and wife are really nice!
We enjoyed this place so much!

AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing flavors. Great service. Perfect for date night.

m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best restaurant in Southampton. We have dined at Bistro Ete several times nd the food and service are always excellent. The staff is warm and engaging and the room charming. The specials are interesting and seasonal and there is a great wine selection.

LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing - best meal we've had in a while, especially out east in the Hamptons area. Entire staff was so friendly and professional. The entire dinner was an experience in and of itself, starting from the large fruit-infused ice cubes for your water, down to the overall interior and exterior aesthetic of the restaurant ie.) dried orange peel, lavender & other herbs hanging from the ceiling, cozy nooks as table settings (very *hygge*), and adorable hanging lights outside the restaurant which made for a great post-dinner ~photoshoot~ with friends. Keep up the great work, and can't wait to be back!

R
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want a fabulous dining experience the go to Bistro Ete.

a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding all around
Terrific preparation and presentation
This is a family owned restaurant and they care and deliver satisfaction

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

Jonathan was great. Very attentive and apologetic when our order was lost. One of our favorite restaurants. ALWAYS surpasses expectations

OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arie and Liz run the perfect Hamptons restaurant. Michelin star quality food served in a comfortable cozy venue that feels like home. This visit we tried the spicy margarita, the escargot, and the pappardelle - like hitting Oaxaca, Paris and Rome without leaving the south fork.

Homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream (freshest mint I’ve ever had) was stupid good. Perfect finish to close a perfect meal.

Bravo, guys.

GT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service
The place to be!

H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

I would like to say that Ete was a bad experience so I do not have to hear that only 5:30 and 9 are available, but that would be a Big LIE!
There are so few establishments left that strive for quality with food, service and experience. This is the only restaurant that would NEVER attempt to remove a dinner plate until EVERYONE has finished eating.
The food is exceptional and always prepared with care. The chef gives his all to give you fresh food and cocktails/wine to compliment the meal. The staff is a family dedicated to bringing you Ari's vision. Thank you

CG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is different than the usual Hamptons fare. Very tasty. Everyone in my party thoroughly enjoyed their meal.

D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I’m reluctant to be too enthusiastic because it’s difficult enough to get a table but Ete is IMHO the best restaurant and certainly the best value in the Hamptons.

AZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One finest establishments I have ever eaten. Ranks above Manhattans top eateries. Bravo Chef Pablo!!!!

TH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We recommend Bistro Ete without hesitation. We love the small plate options. Nice Mediterranean selections (Grilled Octopus, Ceviche in a Half-Coconut and Grilled Brussels Sprouts were all apepaling small plates and the Crispy Soft-Shelled Crab and Sea Scallops Main s were excellent. We loved the Warm Chocolate Cookie with Brandy-Black Rasberry-Chocolate Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream (with a hint of cayenne) as well as an order of Coffee Ice Cream Affogato with Decaf Coffee. The Creme Brulee was nice but not the absolute best we ever have had. But best of all was our wonderful, happy, helpful server...we wish we could remember his name. He made the evening especially memorable.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My best dining experience so far this season in the Hamptons. Service is a little slow but the food quality makes up for it. Loved chunky water ice cubes with fruit and herbs. And check arrives with ice cream and candied oranges. Delish and sweet.

D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Perfect experience in Every way . Ari and Lisa are the most Wonderful hosts !!

V
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in the Hamptons.

Great drinks (you should try the grapefruit cocktail ) good food and good service.

The prices are a little high but not unreasonable given the quality of the food and service.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall, an excellent experience. Prices were Hamptons reasonable and food was great. A very good experience and I would return anytime.

D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at Bistro Ete was an all around Perfect experience. The food was . The Zucchini Spaghetti was in a class of its own . We finished the meal off with the Perfect Apple Tartan. The Chef / owner and his wife were incredibly charming from the moment we entered to leaving their restaurant. We Loved it soo much that we booked a 2nd visit this week .

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time. First time we had a table. This time we did price fixe at the bar. We had a 6:30 reservation, the latest we could get until 9:00, but there were only two other people there. If you are thinking about the bar price fixe option, it might be better to call than to rely on open table. We had the corn chowder, tasted like dessert, escargot, fluke, duck leg, all good. We have yet to find something on the menu we would not recommend. After we ate, we found out Friday was foie gras night, so we had some for dessert. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance!! Chef can mix flavors and the service was
Superb

B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We love this restaurant. It has a homey feel due in part to the warmth of the owners who greet you at the door and check in on diners throughout the night. It has become our go-to spot!

MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, so pure, so tasty, so perfectly cooked. 2nd time we were there, just absolutely lovely. Love the low key nature, and freshness of ingredients.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service.

CG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was delicious. The menu is varied and not the usual Hamptons fare. A very welcoming atmosphere.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply excellent in every way

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zucchini blossoms, striped bass and duck were all excellent. Soft shell crabs were tempting, looked great on our neighbor's plate. Table was ready on time, and the staff was very friendly. We sat at a table, but the price fixe at the bar looked like it could be fun too.

L
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Celebrated our anniversary there. Wanted good food with casual atmosphere, nothing fancy and it delivered!

OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. Just wow.

Right now, the single best restaurant in the Hamptons. Period.

An amazing spicy margarita to start

Brussel sprouts with halloumi

Octopus with grilled romaine lettuce

Perfect dry aged steak frites

Just perfect.

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