Cove Hollow Tavern

4.4
314 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We are a New American Restaurant that serves rustic seasonal fair. We use classic cooking techniques without cutting corners. We get our ingredients from local and regional sources. Our service style is neither pretentious nor fussy. We try to always be hospitable, knowledgeable, and kind.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 314 people are saying
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vipNicholasC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Everything was just right, food, ambience, noise level

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vipHuntingtonFoodieGirl
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love, love, love Cove Hollow Tavern! Great drinks and food. Wait staff is very friendly, although as the high season just ended they were training new staff and service was a little slow. Great bar seating and TV for sporting events, nice semi-private booths for date night, and ample seating for groups both indoors and outside (with heaters). This was our second time here and we will be back!

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vipcarollv
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice ambiance. Good menu w/ a few good choices. We had the ribs and the bass which were very good. Nice dessert too.

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JuliaC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great space, good vibes. I thought it was quite pricey for portion size. Will be back though!

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vipJaes
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good food & service - the ribs, & pleasant outside ambiance on the side of 27.

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dawnk
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything we ordered was very good. Would definitely eat here again

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NORM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Noise level unbearable

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viprws1610
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service very attentive. While the prices seemed a tad high, though not for the area, the portions were generous. It was quiet and easy to park, all a plus in this area.

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vipDKGBHPW
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sadie is the best waitress.

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vipFridaynight
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Surprisingly good

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Muthaigal
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent (oysters and fresh bass) and so was the desert (profiterole).
Service was very friendly and not invasive.
Of course, it being the Hamptons, the meal was extremely expensive. But if you know what you’re getting into, it is totally worth it.

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vipJosephB
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful small restaurant with excellent food, service, and drinks.
I recommending highly!

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kac923
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family and I recently ate at Cove Hollow in East Hampton. We loved it, just as we love their sister restaurant Vine Street. The "toast" with mozzarella was delicious, salads and shrimp bowls great and entrees, especially the scallops and garganelle with mushrooms excellent! Our server was lovely, very attentive and professional. Would not hesitate to return to the restaurant!

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vipRuthieF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Waiter who came to take our order never came back to table even after we told him we were ready to order. Thankfully we caught a different waitresses attention who was fabulous and took our order but first guy was so rude

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Zadie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was off from normal fabulous level - may have just gone to late

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vipMarinaFoodie
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent though we ate inside as outside was noisy. Our waitress Hilly was great. The arugula salad was fantastic.

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Marlene
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good was just fair. Wedge salad was almost tasteless, steak was tough (@$50), ribs were dry. Only one waiter serving the entire outdoor diners.

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Jill
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is eclectic and very good! like the vibe as well. Also great wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Very loud, could not hear the conversation and had to speak loudly for others to hear what I was saying. The salad had brown lettuce, the potions were very small and not worth the price.

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vipFoodie100
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Also cocktails were amazing! Love this place!

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EleniStudio
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very dining experience here is amazing. Had the lobster ceviche and salmon bowl yummy!!

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vipLaurieO
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was outstanding! As always, the firecracker shrimp did not disappoint. The seared scallops and lobster and shrimp orchiette are also quite tasty. As with most restaurants these days, the service was fair at best. Waitress did not know about anything on the menu and forgot several of our plates. All in all though, I would still recommend Cove Hollow. It's one of our favorites.

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vipMrsS
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our first time at Cove Hollow after years of hearing about it …we are regulars at sister restaurant Vine Street Cafe. The food is good and a nice crew ..
Suggest skipping the hunks of bread described as “toast” on the menu with various spreads . Bowls are a good pick and the lobster and shrimp pasta is a standout . Staff is very nice and welcoming - Service was slow but that seems to be par for the course at Hamptons restaurants in the post-pandemic opening phase with staff who are undertrained and overwhelmed .

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vipfoodie
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Most disappointing meal we have ever had at cove tavern ; limited menu and food mediocre :(
We have always enjoyed our times here

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vipfreshfields
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The description on the menu for my lamb burger entree did not resemble what was served. The ribs were ineatable. And when a request was made to have the head removed from the branzino we were told that they could not do that but would bring us an extra dish so we could do that ourself!
Our waitress was delightful - she was the highlight of the meal!

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vipKathyI
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Server was new and wasn’t trained. Food overpriced.

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vipStevenG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the disappointing experience we had at Cove Hollow last summer, we decided to try them again this summer, and we were so glad we did!

Management significantly improved all aspects of our dinner—food, service, ambience, and value. We’re so glad to see the original CHT quality back again!

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vipNeilH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Everything is nice about this restaurant except a deafening noise level. Not even a lot of people and you can't hear people at your own table without a struggle. Unless they were to change something to alleviate the noise, I would never go back there.

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vipmathewm
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual.

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hamptondining
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything is very fresh with some very interesting offerings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was pretty bad. It was slow and they forgot things. I ordered the toast to start. They forgot it and then burned it. I ordered a Kettle One cosmo martini. I was served something that tasted like juice, no alcohol. 3 people are our table tasted it and agreed there was no booze it in. When I sent it back, the bartender brought the cocktail back to our table on a tray and told me it was prepared correctly. He said they make their cosmos with Absolut Orange. This drink isn’t even on the menu and I ordered a Kettle One martini so it doesn’t even matter. I’ve never had a bartender come out to a dining table to bring a returned drink back again and tell me I’m wrong about what I asked for. It was wild. We overheard the table next to us complaining about something too.

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vipAbbeyK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

There was a mixup with my daughters order. The ribs were very dry and unappetizing.

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vipDrewBee
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The only problem with this place is the food, but it's a major problem. They make a point of saying the bbq ribs are cooked "low and slow," but mine last night were dry as a bone. My husband didn't like his chicken, and his salad was just okay. Also: the menu hasn't changed much in the 3 years we've been living out here. I think after last night's meal, we won't be back. It's a real shame, because the location is convenient, the room itself is really lovely and cozy, and the service is always delightful. But at those prices, there is just no excuse for consistently mediocre (or worse) food. I hope they change things up in the kitchen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was best ever. I love the outside seating! I look forward to going back.

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vipR7898
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely meal. Lovely gal at desk. We will be back -happily!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We love this restaurant, but last night it was not at its best. We did not have a waitress for the majority of the meal, despite asking for one. A lovely woman came over to help us- she was also servicing the other tables in the room. Our appetizers came out 50 minutes into the meal, and the main courses 40 minutes after that. I will always go back to this place, but last night wasn’t my favorite experience there.

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vipRMC92
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Father’s Day

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foodie
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Went here for Father's Day and it was a hit!

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ReeJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding staff and great food. This place has become our favorite it town

FAQs

Cove Hollow Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 527-7131.

Cove Hollow Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 314 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.