Claude's

4.2
35 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Join us for Long Island Restaurant Week, January 27-February 3! Come experience for yourself why Claude's is Dan's 2018 Best of the Best! Enjoy for breakfast, dinner, and Sunday Brunch, and $30 Prix Fixe all night Sunday through Thursday and 5pm-6:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Award-winning Chef James Carpenters menu includes local seafood, farm-to-table dishes, seasonal favorites and yummy desserts.

Draft beer, local wines, craft cocktails, full-bar served.

Catering, banquet and event requests welcome. Email events (at) southamptoninn.com
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular. Oysters and lobster bisque for starters. Muscovy duck with perfectly cooked vegetables. And red velvet cake and a molten chocolate cake for dessert. It was prix fixe at $30 for the three courses! Nice wine list also. We will return

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KA
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

This place has a problem...it is in the basement of a hotel that is outside the central Southampton Village core (lousy location), the hotel is very understated, and the restaurant itself is completely devoid of ambiance, and thus devoid of customers. On a Saturday night, there were only two parties there the whole night.

We decided to risk eating at such a deserted-looking place, and the meal itself was fine. Food was fresh, preparation was fine and presentation was fine, service was polite and well timed. The whole problem is that despite some advertising in the local paper, the place has zero reputation and zero awareness. It cannot survive in this state. There was a piano on a stage, but if no one was playing on Saturday night, when would they? Can't recommend this place.

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K
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A true hidden gem right in the village. Food is outstandiing

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n
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome meal and great service during LIWR

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LI
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Claude's during Long Island Restaurant Week and we were very happy with our meal. The restaurant is very pretty and it's a great spot for some quiet conversation. The salmon was delicious and we look forward to another meal there soon.

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K
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had no idea that Southampton Inn even had a restaurant, let alone outstanding food. We had an even nicer treat when a well regarded pianist put on an ad lib show during our meal. It's a secret worth spreading.

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

Claude’s is such a beautiful restaurant! We were seated quickly and the setting was intimate, cozy, and modern. My pumpkin gnocchi was the best meal I’ve had at a restaurant in a long time! We will definitely be coming back here.

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DD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

The help seemed very confused & discombobulated! Service was poor.Appetizers were good .Main courses fair .My husband’s pasta special was too spicy hot to eat .Waitress should have mentioned that when describing dish. He couldn’t eat & we were charged anyway ! Desserts were major disappointment. Carrot cake is one of my favorite desserts - this came out hard & like it was defrosted & not good ,Apple crisp bad . Would not go back here!!!!

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SK
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We waited a 1/2 hour after we were seated before someone came over to take our order. We signaled the server several times trying to get his attention, but there was a large group in the meeting room and the staff all seemed to be preoccupied with them. We also had to ask three times to have our coffee cups refilled. I finally complained to the manager and still it took another few minutes before we got our refills.

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SI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

This was miserable. You, OpenTable, advertised this as a public restaurant, and it most definitely is not. This is inside a hotel and you can barely find the place. The servers had no idea that someone could make a reservation, let alone one on OpenTable. It took forever for us to have our order taken and to just get some water. The food took so long to get, and one person at our table didn't get their food till 5 full minutes after everyone else got their food! I had to go up to the counter to refill my own coffee. At the end of the meal I had to search to find the waiter to pay our bill. This was supposed to be the brunch to end my best friend's bachelorette weekend and what a truly miserable way to end the weekend.

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NK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Not crowded. Looks like no one knows it is open this time of year.

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

A sweet place to east - Food and service was great! = The Halibut is exceptional.
Staff was very attentive -
THey should work on the Ambiance - as the overhead lighting and barren walls make you think you are in a finished basement-
Lots of potential to be a Hot Spot!

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V
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

The place off season is really bad.

The food was old and not made well. Enough oil to swim in!

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

this is my second time at Claude's and it was even better than I remembered.

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LI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was terrific. All four of us raved. We had fluke special, mussels and halibut. Salads and crabcakrs for starters were also exceptional. Michael our waiter was excellent. Great time.

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C
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great find. Food is very good. Well presented and tasty. Atmosphere is more casual outside and more formal inside but both are delightful. Service is very accommodating and attentive. A very enjoyable experience.

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Sort of feels like the cafeteria at camp, but with much more expensive food. Servers are very friendly and sweet, but impossible to flag down, and food is mediocre at best. Had really hoped for better given the other reviews.

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b
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VERY SURPRISINGLY EXCEPTIONAL FOOD AND SERVICE. NICE QUIET ATMOSPHERE

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went for my daughters birthday. The staff was super nice and the food was great. Not a great setting. The outdoor dining is closed in and indoors is dark.

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C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Showed up for a reservation for brunch, was told they were switching menus from brunch to lunch, and was basically made to feel unwelcome, and no effort to get us to stay.

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A quiet getaway from the bustle of the Hamptons. We ate in the outside seating area and loved it. I had the cold corn chowder with crab. Excellent. The Lobster Mango salad was a surprising burst of flavor and the hanger steak perfectly done. Prices lower than most Southampton eateries. Great value. Definitely going back.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a wonderful addition to the food scene in Southampton! Not sure why it isn’t packed. The waitstaff is fantastic, and the food is absolutely delicious. Maybe not enough o a “scene” but we will definitely return!!

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S
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent and fit for foodies. Service was excellent as well.

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CU
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a nice gem for us ‘locals’
The staff was so friendly and the food was delicious.
I will definitely be back with friends

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EA
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a good meal there last week that we went back again this week. The food is delicious, the service wonderful and it’s QUIET! That is very hard to find in a restaurant. Outdoor tables are so nice at lunch or dinner. I recommend the halibut and the grilled salmon. Start with a mojito. And, have dessert! It’s under new management this year, I believe, since the name is changed. I’m glad we tried it.

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LL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellent food. This place is a hidden gem. We were the only table in the whole place on July 3rd. The food was just excellent. The service was top notch.

Do not be fooled by the fact that it is a restaurant in the basement of a hotel.

Perfectly cooked meal. Just amazing!

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CW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were fantastic. It isn't clear the restaurant is INSIDE the inn, so it's difficult to find. Also, it's not in the main "heart of Southampton" so if you're on foot, you'll have a bit of a walk. Would definitely go back.

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D
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Nice al fresco dining.

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MN
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Fathers Day brunch out by the pool. The food was great and the live music was excellent. My kids liked that they could get up and play ping pong.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friends and I had a wonderful time at Claude's catching up. The food was excellent and catered to our specific dietary restrictions. The menu includes Alpha-Gal meals (noted with an Alpha-Gal label) for my friend Terry who cannot eat any mammalian products. The specific foods for Alpha-Gal, which is becoming more and more common especially out in the Hamptons, was a refreshing change from the norm and really helpful in our decision making. All of the food was exquisitely prepared and plated, and we will absolutely be back!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The chef didn't actually show up, so we can't rate the food. The wait staff seemed at a loss about what to do.

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HG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation and when I showed up the restaurant was closed. I was told they decided to close for the night. It was a Friday night. They never contacted me.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

So refreshing to dine somewhere where they actually cook the food instead of heating up prepared meals from a food service company. The outdoor area is pleasant, the staff is attentive and knows the menu. Nice selection of cocktails, and they certainly don't skimp on the alcohol!

A really solid place, and reasonably priced (for Southampton, anyway). Easy parking, good location.

Recommended.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

After making a reservation the day before via Open Table, My husband and I went in at 12:30 on Monday this week for lunch. Not one patron in the place & it is located inside a charming hotel. When I commented to the waitress the place was empty she responded "well we were busy for breakfast." When I asked to be seated at a outside table, she said no because she was the only waitress around! We left immediately, will not return nor recommend.

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AS
Los Angeles
416 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Having read some of the reviews, I was really expecting more of an upscale restaurant experience. Cafe Klyde is a nice coffee shop in a very pricey hotel. The staff were all friendly, but didn't seem very engaged with food and wine. At several points in the lunch, we had extended waits for utensils and requested condiments. The lunch started nicely with a charred Montauk calamari, which was garnished with avocado and cherry peppers. It was flavorful and well presented. The lobster roll was somewhat of a disappointment. It was served open face up on a thick crusty piece of bread, which overpowered the delicate flavor and texture of the lobster. My friend ordered the burger, and said it was very good. All in all, it was a satisfactory dining experience, but I wouldn't rush back anytime soon.

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