Hamptons 818

3.9
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$30 and under
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American
The name itself should tip you off to what this place is all about: year-round summertime vibes set into the San Fernando Valley, with a breakfast through dinner appeal. You’ll find everything from granola to eggs to pancakes on the morning menu, with options for charcuterie, salads, sandwiches, and mains as the day moves on. Dinner includes feta-topped fries and spicy wings, plus everything from a burger to lobster mac. As for drinks, there’s a full bar happening at Hamptons818, with wine by the glass and craft beer as well. The place is mostly set up as a lounge, with a wide cement-poured bar backed by a working stone fireplace, plus communal seating out and lots of patio room.
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.0
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3.8
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3.8
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3.9
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The hostess never checked open table from the time we made our reservation and when we arrived 30 minutes later and was surprised when we got there expecting a table at our reservation time. She said some nonsense that open table doesn’t guarantee you a reservation. We explained that the point of open table is to make a reservation in real time without having to call the restaurant and that it shouldn’t show available reservation times if they aren’t actually available. Her manager was equally lacking common sense. Their yelp page says they’re “good for kids” but we got the feeling that they didn’t want us there with our kids. We saw that there were tables available that they could have made accommodations for us but clearly weren’t willing. We left and went elsewhere. I’ll never return to this place, with or without my kids.

DB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The sad truth is I never got inside the restaurant, so the scores reflect that I wasn't there. The internet said that they have lunch and dinner valet parking. That was important to me. I pulled up and didn't see a valet. I called the restaurant and asked about valet and he said there is free parking in the back. So I drove around the block, got to the back of the restaurant and there was one spot left in the lot and people were parked tandem with one car parked behind the other. My friend who was not far away could not have parked. So I went to the restaurant across the street and called to cancel my reservation. This section of Sherman Oaks is very crowded and parking is problematic if the restaurant doesn't have its own parking lot or a valet attendant.. I counted on the information shared on the internet, and it was incorrect. I wish them the best, he was nice on the phone, but it didn't work out.

BH
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we went for an early Sunday morning breakfast...9 of us had the place to ourselves!! food was awesome...can't wait to go back for lunch!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Service could have been much better

SS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The restaurant looked nothing like the photos online. It was strange and smoky. None of my party would return.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

They need to approach the tables more often. Service was one of the worst I have ever encountered.

AS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joanne is the best waiter and the ambiance was chill. Great brunch or breakfast spot. They have valet so don't worry about searching for parking.

B
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super cute place, but it’s like an enclosed patio (that’s where we were seated, anyway) so it was a little cold. Service was attentive, menu had lots of variety, and the food was great!

f
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place for yummy food, fun atmosphere, and the best unlimited mimosas I have ever had.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Very slow, disorganized service. Took over 15 minutes to get cups of plain coffee for three people. Food for the table came out at different times. Their prices say high end, the $7 valet says high end, but the service & timing fell very short.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited for an order and the kitchen still had not put our order in. Never going back.

VH
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Didn't realize you could smoke the long pipes there.

N
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's like sitting in someone's backyard. Even though the restaurant is under cover, it is basically an outdoor space with awnings and propane heaters. We shared an order of buffalo-style wings and then I had a lobster roll. It was excellent; butter-poached lobster claw meat in a traditional grilled hot dog bun served with a generous portion of seasoned fries. My lunch date had the mussels. She was expecting a white wine, garlic sauce; instead the mussels were in a tomato based sauce which she enjoyed. They were served with a generous portion of frites.

The menu has a page devoted to lobster dishes and includes daily specials. There is an extensive beer and cocktail list. I recommend it and will visit again.

E
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

While the food was great, and the hookah was decent, the service wasn’t as good as I’ve experienced before. We still had a good time with friends, but our table of 4 needed water, and hot water for teas long before our server came to check on us. We were approached by our server only twice during our 2.5 hour stay.
It would have been a much better experience for us all if the service was better, and it didn’t leave us feeling forgotten by our server.

M
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our server was nice, but my meal came out incorrect and had to be redone. The ambiance is very lively and the food is good. The one thing we really didn't like was that it was way to hot and we were sweating during our brunch.

SC
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It could be better. Tables were wobbly and the service was just okay. Over priced drinks for what you get.

EA
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I wish I had read the reviews and not just looked at the pictures and description at the top of the page. This is essentially an outdoor venue with a roof on it -- NOT AIR CONDITIONED, and only standing space heaters. On a 96 degree day, I never would have picked it if this were mentioned up front in the description!
Service was very very slow, people at the table next to us had a large dog that lunged at everyone who came in with a dog (which was lots of people -- maybe why it was busy on such a hot day?). I love dogs and don't mind eating next to them, but they need to be well-behaved. Also it was very loud - could barely talk to my companion across a small table without having to shout. Food was good, but not worth all the negatives.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

it was very hot-misters were not working that well, i was melting-not only that but the service was very slow, not friendly & the food was awful. I had steak & i literally couldn’t even eat it was so dry. horrible experience. i loved this place but today was very nad

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. The servers were a bit overwhelmed, but that’s probably due to the brunch rush. Great little getaway in the Sherman Oaks area.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Had a reservation for brunch, but they still made us wait. Only gave us one menu took 10 minutes to bring a second one. Food was ordinary and unlimited Mamosa‘s were pre-mixed with not a lot of champagne. Will not be going back.

CJ
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was good and the ambiance was different but the service was a little slow. We wanted bottomless mimosas but the time was up by the time they got back around to us.

JS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Honestly I feel very misled by both the menu and especially the pictures of this eatery. Everything felt thrown together, outdated and sad looking - including the menus and cleanliness. Extremely disappointed.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Weird decor / Didn’t realize it was a hookah bar.

BB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

There is no air conditioning it felt like 100 degrees, poor service, bad food

KE
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a really cute restaurant. Exterior doesn’t do it justice, very cute funky open floor plan and vibe. It was a bit warm, even with myst machines and fan. The food was really delicious and the service was great.

v
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

The food was cold and over cooked.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is more low key Cancun than Hamptons. I think if I’d had that expectation I’d be more inclined to rate it better. Wasn’t the vibe I was looking for, but if you want an interesting outdoor, beach dive experience in the heart of the Valley, give it a shot.

MM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

awesome athmosphere in a beautiful bar setting outdoors lover

K
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, wonderful service. Would come back again in a heartbeat.

MW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We used to love Hamptons 818 but our recent visit greatly changed that impression. We made the reservation through Open Table and then also called to request that it NOT be a high-top-since we had my father with us. When we arrived, the only had the high-top so we waited "a few minutes" for our table -it was 45 minutes! Then, 4 of the 8 people did not get their food and watched as tables that were sat later than we got served. Barely an apology. Finally, we realized that the turkey bacon that had been requested was NOT and a person was given bacon despite food restrictions. They took off that meal and maybe one other but really did not care. Sad because we chose this place often for brunch.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We made reservations here for brunch and the restaurant said they never got confirmation of our reservation. May want to check in with this location via phone if you make reservations via Open Table.

G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable lunch! Very friendly and accommodating experience. Definitely return.

R
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Had no idea when we booked the res, that this is a HOOKAH LOUNGE. Every table around us was smoking from the Hookah and it was quite nauseating.

MH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nothing much to choose from food wise if you’re vegan. Had an avocado toast that was super lackluster. Basically just regular sourdough bread not even toasted with some avocado mashed up on it. It was fine but wouldn’t go back there. My family said their food (egg dishes and such) were ok. The ambiance is relaxing so that was nice. Just nothing for a vegan to do there. Always a challenge to find places that everyone with their dietary restrictions can eat at and equally enjoy the food.

SH
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This was the first time I ate at this restaurant. Service was great but the food was nothing to write home about

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fun, lively indoor/outdoor place.

PL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The inside of the restaurant looked like the remnants of a worn out nightclub - definitely not somewhere I want to go for brunch. There were very few patrons there when we went and still service was really slow. Won’t be coming back here again.

H
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside of an initial problem with our reservation, our Sunday brunch was great. There were plenty of heaters so the fact that it had rained was not a problem as far as staying warm. The food and drinks were great - especially the Corn Flake French Toast and the Mango Smash. Our server was great - attentive and right on top of things but not overbearing. First time there for 3 out of 5 of us and we all agreed the we would definitely go back without hesitation.

JA
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Parking is hard to find. Has to park in the back and my friend had to park on the street. Service was a little slow especially for us being the first ones there.

KM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wayyy to dark for dinner. Could desperately use candles.

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