Cove Hollow Tavern

4.3
324 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 324 people are saying
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4.2
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4.1
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3.9
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Noise · Moderate
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CatherineC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. We made reservations to sit outside but it started raining. Hostess was delighted to make an adjustment. Ambience is cozy and warm but classy and tasteful. Halibut was cooked perfectly. Would have liked a little more carrot purée and fennel. My husband had the pasta with sausage and the sausage tasted homemade. Wine and beer selection were excellent as well. Wish we lived closer so it could be a regular night out. Highly recommend!

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viplornie
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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vipShelleyC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always reliable, friendly spot. Fairly reasonably priced (for the Hamptons) and a great option for a casual meal.

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vipR1234
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The tuna in the rice bowl was inedible

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Dinner with the kids over a long weekend. Kid friendly food and drinks but plenty to offer for all taste buds. We ate outside. Heat lamps were great! Loved the atmosphere and rustic country vibe.

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mmk3
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined outside, plenty of heaters, we were very comfortable. Everything was delicious. Only drawback is the placement of the outdoor area - right next to both the highway and the parking area. But we would certainly return even given that.

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vipMyronK
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food& nice staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!

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Theaterregular
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant meal because restaurant was not full. Food was good and it was quiet.

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vipMichaelC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit to Cove Hollow. We liked the medium sized indoor space, and the food was very good. Our waiter was a little new to the job, but he had a great attitude.

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vipNicholasC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipHuntingtonFoodieGirl
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
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
81 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
85 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
2 reviews
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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vipMarlene
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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vipJill
New York Area
20 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
7 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
19 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
120 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
131 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
133 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.

FAQs

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

Cove Hollow Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 324 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.