Hunter The Restaurant

4.5
125 Reviews
$50 and over
French
*** WE ARE CLOSED ON MONDAYS***
An innovative bistro that’s bringing a new twist to classic French and Spanish Mediterranean cuisine to the table. Our chef driven menu, amplified by market inspired specials, transforms contemporary ingredients into modern expression.

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
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 125 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChowsRegular
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food. Recommend the veal sausage starter

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vipluv2eatgoodfood
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food is good. The service was fine.

It the post “Covid” pandemic, where things are only now starting to open up, i was disappointed with the salt shakers. Yes, salt shakers. They have a fancy shaker that requires both hands. Hands on hands on hands. I was so filled with anxiety, i ran to wash my hands after using the salt shaker.

The staff is nice. The food is good.

But we all still need to focus on safety while dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Will definitely be back soon.

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vipAlexA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such wonderful service and food. Celebrated my mom’s birthday and they were so attentive (even brought champagne over to do a toast). The food was fresh and flavorful. Looking forward to returning soon!

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vipJudy
Miami
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food weird Kroger forgetting to give us silverware or serving spoons

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PatriciaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT Kale Salad, and AMAZING Halibut 😊. A perfect birthday dinner.

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vipAlyssaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Hunter, as always, was incredible. Typically we order off the regular menu, but last night we decided to try all special items. Hunter never disappoints!

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MrsZ
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the first real “date” my husband and I had since covid so we wanted it to be special. Hunter did not disappoint!!! The food was beautiful and delicious, the service was OUTSTANDING! If I had to make a criticism it would only be the noise level was pretty crazy but I think it may have just been the table next to us was having the best night of their lives!! Lol. All in all, a great evening-thanks Hunter!

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vipBonnieF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious meal starting with a deconstructed Caesar salad and their Coup de Mer fish. The fish was sheer perfection, crispy skin with a moist inside. My husband’s Duck a la Orange was also cooked perfectly, without any fat or gameiness. We all shared their snap pea greens which were unusual and very tasty. All our cocktails were generous pours. The waitress was attentive and the atmosphere was very chic. I loved the lucite partitions for privacy and safety. Our table of 4 all agreed we can’t wait to come back. This place is a winner!

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ChristeyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good outstandingly. Attention of staff excellent. The wait between first and second course was extremely long.

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vipAndrewR
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another fabulous dining experience at Hunter. The specials sumptious, elegant truffles a must try. Fish outstanding as was everything we tried.

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vipemerald
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special place to dine in the neighborhood, delivering great service and quality cuisine .

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EleanoreB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A beautiful spot but it needs a lot of work when it comes to food and bar service. Also, it's confusing as the place is high end and yet customers are coming in dressed for McDonald's!!

Wish them good luck as so much as gone into it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The service was terrible. The majority of the food was subpar. I have no idea where your chef learned to make paella and I doubt that the chef has ever eaten particularly good paella whether it be anywhere in Spain or even a New York City restaurant. It was ridiculous to call that Parlla It was disgusting. The huge pieces of fish, the lack of clams or muscles the lack of visible sausage etc. The tuna tartare was filled with some sort of fried crispy whatever mushed inside of it. None of it was particularly good and it’s a shame because the space is beautiful. The waiter left us alone for 45 minutes after we finally got our drinks and we had to request getting somebody over to take our order

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. We sat in the middle so the high ceiling made our section a bit loud. Next time I will ask for side or back table. The waiter forgot to point out the specials, but made up for it by giving us all a taste of the soup. It was a great dining experience overall. We look forward to going back!

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vipRoseS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a Birthday dinner. We sat outside. It was so nice. The staff are very polite and attentive. The food is extremely good. Everyone loves what they ordered. The shrimp are huge and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, beautiful ambiance, and delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner tonight was absolutely wonderful. We had the most delicious plumpest largest clams to start in Garlic and butter. A fennel salad that was bright and light with mandarin oranges and olives. My husband had the tagliatelle pasta. Perfectly cooked. Al Dente. I had the salmon it was prepared to perfection. For dessert I had the chocolate cake so moist. My husband had the profiteroles. Light and airy. We felt like we were dining in a Manhattan restaurant without all the traffic. Place is so elegant but yet simple. A complete delight. Can’t wait to return. The chef and owner came over and spoke with us for a while. What a lovely young man. I wish him all the best and success with his place

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vipfrancinep
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very pleasant dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Nothing that special would not return

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Foodie18
Caribbean
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Waiter got drink order wrong. Half duck was overcooked half duck was undercooked. Grouper fish tasted old / fishy. Salad was wilted. Felt rushed to order and we arrived early for 545 dinner spot. Overall disappointed.

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vipmark
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant accommodated us for a group of 7 after we previously made a reservation for only 5. Very appreciative. We have dined here a number of times and have been consistently pleased with the food, drinks, atmosphere and service. Consistency may be the toughest challenge for restaurants and kudos to Hunter. Everyone at the table was likewise very pleased.

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Laf94
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Ambiance and decor excellent.
Would recommend!!

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Matthew
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest additions to Oyster Bay in recent years. No longer do I need to drive 1.25 hours to the city to experience beautiful decor, a charming and personable waitstaff, and elegantly prepared food. From someone who treats myself at Michelin rated restaurants frequently, Im happy to put Hunter up there with the one of the best experience and service that Ive had on Long Island. A+++

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vipgleny
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

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Blackbeard
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience5

Service did not match food. Ordered pork special that came out rare at best. Waiter disappeared and did not return for some time. My wife waited, her food got cold while they cooked my dish further. No one checked in on us.

We are unlikely to return.

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vipSammy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The place is beautifully designed and decorated.

We both ordered the seared Foie Gras which was very tasty but served too cold for a seared dish.
The main was the Duck and the fish which were both delicious.

This is a 3 star review because the various servers kept rushing us throughout the entire meal and i feel when a meal for 2 people is $300+ we should not be rushed especially when the place had additional empty tables available.

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joelb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was slow, took quite a while to get a drink. Then did not have much of a selection of vodka. Ordered a piece of cod fish, portion was tiny and did not come with a side

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a truly beautiful restaurant with exceptional food and a menu that has many dishes I was interested in. I will certainly look to come back. The prices are high but not extreme and the portion sizes were good, so although I wouldn’t call it value for money it was certainly fair for a high-end meal. The only small criticism I have was that service initially dragged, but staff was very nice and the experience overall was good.

Special pork chop was off the charts. Strip steak also excellent. They even included a comped dessert as there was an anniversary at the table.

One of the most elegant meals I have enjoyed outside of NYC. Bravo.

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vipelainet
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The service in between courses was a little too fast and it was hard to hear

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JodiR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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PeterL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was very good until we left. There is a dangerous low step with a 2" raised edge which one of our party tripped on and fell flat on his face into the parking lot. There should be a railing to direct people to walk down the ramp to the left instead of stepping off the area into the parking area.

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vipMarkPetro
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, Peter our server was excellent

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vipAndrewR
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another superb experience, each course was fabulous and service spot on. Hunter is the highlight of the week for all of us.

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HussainR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Compliments to the chef. The food is a revelation but the overall experience is outstanding. It all began before we even arrived with a request for French Rosé Wine we made and selections were waiting for us when we arrived. Kat our server knew her wines and the food. Provided great dessert recommendations to round out a great meal. Highly recommend the Foie Gras, Veal Chop and Pistachio Parfait. Will be back again this place rivals any top restaurant in NYC. Reservations recommended.

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vipRonM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food a d service are excellent-think relaxed fine dining. We enjoyed two salads, the cod, and the steak. Excellent wine choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and prepared perfectly. The staff were amazing. The chef came to our table and introduced himself! It was an overall fantastic experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Small portion
Waited long for food to arrive

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vipMarco
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Fish fresh and perfectly cooked and dressed with a delish sauce. This place was NYC quality out here in East Norwich. Just amazing.

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JennaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. The service and food are both incredible.

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You can order delivery directly from Hunter The Restaurant using the Order Online button. Hunter The Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 624-8330.

Hunter The Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 125 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.