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Ruschmeyer's

3.8
79 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The NEW Dinner Party at Ruschmeyer's is an immersive dining experience that provides an exciting party atmosphere! Special occasion? Just happy to be outside? Celebrate with us for an unforgettable Ruschmeyer's Experience!

If you are looking for a delicious, relaxing meal, we recommend taking advantage of our amazing specials that run from Sunday - Thursday.

We are excited to bring you Montauk's ONLY LOADED LOBSTER ROLL!

There is no greater priority than the health and safety of our staff and guests. All tables are outside and spaced over 8 feet apart – with a maximum occupancy of 10 per table. Masks are required by all staff and by all guests when not at their reserved table. All table seatings required advanced reservation via our website. No other admission to the restaurant will be permitted. We kindly ask our guests that if they are not feeling 100% or believe they may have been in contact with a positive case, to remember the big pic

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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 79 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.8based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.8
service
3.9
ambience
3.1
value
Noise · Moderate
66% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JennaM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I drove all the way out there and it was closed. I was even sent a confirmation the day before to ensure I’d be there- obviously an automation. It was really disappointing and completely ruined plans for the night since everything nearby was booked solid.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant completely closed. Do not book!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a horrible experience. They let me book an OpenTable reservation even though they weren’t open. My daughter is in a wheelchair and getting her in/out of the car is difficult. Imagine showing up at the door and it’s shuttered. Then they have the nerve to thank us for the dinner through an OpenTable email with points for the visit! OpenTable then blocks us from making another reservation that night because we can’t actually cancel the first one!

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vipLisaroma
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great for kids if you go early. Outdoor dining on picnic tables and lots of outdoor games to keep the kiddos occupied while you sip your Aperol Spritz. It’s a Godsend. Great vibe and setting. Very friendly staff. New chef and amazing food. The prices could be a little lower. Afterwards it turns into a scene. It’s a place for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

It’s unfortunate to have to leave any negative review during such tough times for restaurants, but with so many businesses making an honest effort to deliver a proper menu at the same prices as before, Ruschmeyer’s blatant price gouging and cheapening of

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vipSarahbeada
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Super crazy expensive- I couldn’t get over it. Active audience in Montauk I guess

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LaurenL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

very expensive for the quantity and quality. good for large, young groups who are happy to be overcharged but want a sceney environment

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

outdoors: no space heaters, poor service, hardly any light to see food . inside very large rec room style. no atmosphere poor attention from staff. food very average.
on a warm night and earlier with light and music might be fun

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Average food and very noisy. People were smoking next to us and the stuff didn’t do anything about it.

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JohnG
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Had been to Ruschmeyer's many times over the years and was disappointed with the overall experience. The menu was not available online so was unaware of pricing (OK glass of wine $20+, OK burger $30+) and service charge (23.5%)..

Most people sat at picnic tables outside but we chose indoor which had wooden tables and chairs. Music was more "club" than "fine dining." Staff was personable and did a very good job adhering to COVID measures (QR code for menu, temp check to enter).

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vipAL710
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really disappointed in this place. Perhaps because we went after Labor Day it was such a poor experience. Service was beyond rushed; boxed up our meals before we were even finished. Very expensive for the quality. Will never return.

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viplisat1962
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Arrived on time, seated immediately outdoors as planned. Sat at picnic table which was a bit uncomfortable. Service was ok, they seemed a bit scattered that evening, no one seemed specificity assigned to a section or table. Food was underwhelming and a bit pricey for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Food was insanely overpriced & underwhelming. Nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Our dining experience at Ruschmeyer’s was disappointing. We were a party of nine. The food and cocktails were very expensive and for the most part subpar in quality. This is not a restaurant for families with young children. Found drug paraphernalia under our table and reported it to the waiter. Overall, Loud, Expensive and poor quality food and drink.

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vipPALM4Kids
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was great. I eat at a lot of steakhouses and I really enjoyed this one. It was much different than a steakhouse steak but better in a way because it wasn't soaked in butter. Wait staff was great ambiance social distancing etc. great time and experience. Salad and tuna apps were great too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Experience was terrible. The pasta was clearly from a box, the wine was super cheap but way over priced, and the chicken parm was $42 and it was very bad and didn’t even come with pasta. On top of that there were mosquitos everywhere so we basically just stuffed our faces and left as fast as possible. The waiter was nice enough and responsive, but other than that the whole experience couldn’t have been more disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor atmosphere

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vipOpenTableDiner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The only reason to visit this restaurant is for the vibe and atmosphere. Very nice set up and good social distancing guidelines, but that is pretty much where the positives end. Calamari was bland, "homemade" pasta was inedible, and the cheese on the pizza congealed after the first bite. Drinks were fine but everything was overall overpriced for the quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We waited forever for our drinks and then food. They also tried to not let our 25 year old friend in because he didn't have his ID on him. Didn't realize we couldn't eat dinner unless we were 21. It was ridiculous.

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vipTriciaL
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

One and done! Very over rated & over priced. We were seated in the back room - not the main dinning room. Was not happy. Room was very very dark, it was like eating in the storage room. Steak special was OK and service was good. Everything else was Eh! Not worth the $ or time! Regret using a night out on a weekend get away in Montauk for this place!

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JennyG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made our date night. Massive shout out to our server Alex for getting us food right in the Knick of time! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

As per other reviews, the restaurant struggles with food quality and service and is therefore overpriced.

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vipDanielle
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girl friends and I visited Montauk for a few nights

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great experience between the service and quality of food! Fun music and great ambiance. Will definitely return again. Our server was amazing although I forgot his name

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Isabella
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best vibes ever!! and even better food! weekdays are more family friendly for sure.

JG
vipJoyG
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor atmosphere, perfect for social distancing.

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Dizzylizzy
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance the setup the food and our servers!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

drunk people dancing on tables falling all over the place vaping throughout meal and screaming curse words. i had my kids and it was a birthday dinner . bouncer did his best but they should have gotten the boot. i ordered tuna app and it was served with stale lays (like) potato chips . i’ve had plenty of great experiences here but this wasn’t one of them. my server was extremely nice and did her best.

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vipLily
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Incredibly disappointed to see the recent changes in Ruschmeyers. This used to be one of my favorite places for dinner and drinks due to the amazing menu and incredible atmosphere. There is clearly new management due to the revised menu with all the crowd favorites removed. The waitress didn't even know what the iconic Ruschmeyers drink was...no longer on the menu. I had a bland rigatoni with a meat sauce that definitely came out of a can. My boyfriend had the baked ziti - which was not baked, had no meat (like the menu stated) and was a bowl of bland penne. Overall so incredibly disappointed. Will not be returning.

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vipMichaelW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great time!

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valeriel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Too expensive!!!!

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JoieP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We were very excited to go to Ruschmeyer’s again as we loved this restaurant last summer. The menu has changed since then, which was disappointing as we had our heart set on the dishes from the last time. The ambience was nice at first but turned out to be very buggy. It’s hard to enjoy your meal when you’re dodging bugs. The service was fantastic. Our waitress was very friendly and sympathetic. The wine was very overpriced compared to the same bottles elsewhere in Montauk.

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CatherineW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Insufficient outdoor lighting. Food was good but ridiculously over-priced. $18 for a mediocre glass of wine. They included a 24% Pre-tax service charge in bill without mentioning it and still add space for tip. Service was fine, food was slow to come out. We would not return.

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vipCybergourmet
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Prices are ridiculous

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TinaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time! Service, aesthetic, music, and food were all incredible.

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vipWayneT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Over priced ... limited menu.... one and done for me. Food was average at best. Feels like fun venue for drinks and socializing, but not a destination for good food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it so cute!!!!

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vipLeighAnne621
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was poor and food was totally overpriced for the portions and quality. Our server was not friendly and mixed up part of our order. When my husband politely mentioned it to the waiter he said “no I didn’t I wrote it down”. To top it all off they automatically include a 23.5% tip! You’re better off finding another restaurant in Montauk.

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vipIlyse
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was a nice spot for outdoor dining, but was expensive for what it was.

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Miles81
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and the service was impeccable. Food was good, just way over priced for what you receive.

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Ruschmeyer's is rated 3.8 stars by 79 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.