Maldon & Mignonette

4.3
52 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Maldon & Mignonette is an authentic American Bistro with a seasonal rustic flare. All dishes are “SEASONED WITH AUTHORITY”. The menu provides all customers with a chance to appreciate seasonal cuisine showcasing what the island has to offer. Chef Occhipinti creates his menu of classics, with an emphasis on seasonality, simplicity, and flavor. Here at Maldon & Mignonette we pride ourselves on authentic food and chic ambiance. The next best thing about eating food, is talking about it.

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GlorMags
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined at M&M on Friday and had a wonderful experience. The bartender made a perfect martini. It was icy cold and the blue cheese olives were delicious. We ordered three appetizers and then split a pasta dish and everything was fresh and well prepared. The octopus salad was tender and tasty. It was a real treat. Also loved the buratta and caponata everything with broccoli rabe pesto. It was a great pairing and the caponata was better than I’ve had anywhere else. All in all a wonderful meal with friendly and attentive service. We will definitely go back to try their Fall menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! The Brussel sprouts and homemade pastas are to die for!

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RoMac
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Don’t miss the sampler platter. Unique tasting plate including refreshing crab cake of fresh crab topped with its breading, scallops, bacon , fried avocado. Well done! Met the owner chef- tried his homemade pasta. Delish. Lobster roll was stuffed. Coming back again with big expectations

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vipAudreyA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

A disappointment. The food just wasn't good. We ordered a few appetizers for the table. Artichoke hearts were soggy and really salty, buratta was good but the side salad was bland, the M&M sampler was eh. Only appetizer we liked was the octopus - which was very good. The lamb chops (which came highly recommended from the waiter) were barely seasoned and the slaw was pretty gross. The pork loin was actually a dry pork chop. Two people had the tortelloni which was also pretty bad - the peas needed to cook longer and the dish was bland.
The restaurant was almost empty yet it took us almost an hour to get our appetizers. Overall the service was very slow the entire night. Was excited to try this place but it just wasn't good.

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vipurbanphil
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Food was terrible. When asked why the person got defensive then why ask?? Dont waste your time there was no taking off of anything on the bill in spite of the fact most of the food was NOT eaten.

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vipajpaltro
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Understaffed and underwhelming. We were really excited to try this place out but it missed the mark. Cocktails were poorly made (glasses were not cleaned), appetizers were amazing, main courses were above average. Ambiance was really below average and pacing of meal and service was poor, mainly due to only 1 person doing all the front-end work of the restaurant. (Host, bartender, server).

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CliffS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Chef consistently turns out outstanding food.
A gem in Sea Cliff!

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SeanM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, the staff and food were amazing. We're looking forward to coming back.

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StephanieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nowhere else on Long Island where you get this quality of food - I love that the menu is seasonal. The take on your menu items is just as fresh as the ingredients - I will always keep coming back for more.

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vipRoodytootoot
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time there, greeted by a really friendly staff! Service was great, menu was interesting but not too contrived - definitely something for everyone. Husband had scallops that he loved and I had two apps - crab cake and grilled octopus which were outstanding! Will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Would definitely be coming back!!

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vipRosemarieC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Robert is creative- blending flavors unexpectedly to the delight of the pallet! Music is great. Service was stellar from our favorite server, Hector.

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vipfmast342
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took the kids with us and everyone had a great meal - the food is really good, great service and overall a very good night out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Valentine’s Day. Walk in the door. We have reservations. But, alas, they over booked and had us wait at the bar. 5 mins go by, they over us a drink menu to look at, 10 mins passed, they still haven’t addressed when we will be seated or even ask for our drink orders, let alone offer to buy us a round for the awful inconvenience of making us wait almost 30 mins after our reservation on Valentine’s Day. Good thing my partner was understand. We thanked them and left before we could put up
with any more. We were excited to try this restaurant and heard good things but I can help feeling very slighted by them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Meat was too fatty. Desert seemed supermarket bought. Cappuccino cold. Service slow.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the server was polite and attentive

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vipSteveG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves ... The lobster bisque was the runaway winner!

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JulianaC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very poor quality food
Expensive dishes
Gnocchi super salty, not able to eat it

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Pauly
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful hidden gem in Sea Cliff. Restaurant is clean and the food is excellent. Menu is seasonal so you always want to come back and try new items. The bacon and peanut butter sounds odd but is a favorite. Staff is super friendly as well. Must try!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best quality food experience in the area. Every item on the menu is prepared to perfection. Equivalent to a NYC attention to quality and detail in our own backyard. Great go-to alternative to the sceny regular spots in Roslyn / Manhasset areas. Good to switch it up once in a while (and support a real small business).

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marions
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this restaurant on Opentable and decided to try it because of its seasonal menu. It was fabulous!! We were with friends celebrating my husbands birthday and everything from the apps to dessert was so delicious!! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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SantinaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious tasting food & presentation. Very unique variations on traditional dishes. Great service

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vipdeb59
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are happy they are still open during this difficult time..... best branzino I ever ate! support local businesses!!

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AngelaM
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic gastro experience!!

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ClaudiaR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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CynthiaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. The M and M sampler is a must try! The gnocchi was out of this world... I will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my mom here for brunch after being a few times for dinner. We both ordered the biscuits and sausage gravy which was absolutely delicious! We also started with the honey ricotta toast which was very flavorful and tasty! Overall great experience and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not my first time dining at Maldon & Mignonette and as usual , the experience was beyond my expectations. I love that Chef Rob changes the menu each season, there are so many new tastes to explore.
I have been very nervous about ordering take out or eating curbside since March. Chef Rob has adhered to the CDC guidelines without fail and because of his commitment to his customers health, I went there first.
I ordered take out lunch of his amazing lobster roll, my friends got cheeseburgers and grilled cheese sandwiches. They were all fantastic.
I realize that we are all living through this Covid nightmare and we all need to understand and demand that restaurants have a big responsibility to keep their customers safe.
Maldon & Mignonette has followed and exceeded the CDC guidelines . I was there again for brunch outside last week and we feasted on French Toast , seasonal frittata , and egg avocado toast, it was presented well and tasted amazing. We even got to try the vegan chocolate dessert(you should try it!)
I obviously love this restaurant, the workers and especially the charismatic , talented Chef Rob. I’ll be back to try out your entire fall menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I typically do not write reviews but after my experience I felt compelled to spread the word.
First I would like to say, the owner Rob was amazing! He is also the chef who made a point to come out and greet every table at one point in the night. He was so personable and a delight. The staff was extremely attentive and knowledgeable about the food and the wines. Our dinner was unique and spectacular in taste and presentation. I was told the menu changes seasonally, which I love! The wine list was also as wonderful, not the same everyday stuff you see in stores. The restaurant itself was warm, cozy and so tastefully decorated. This is now my new favorite place, this gem of a restaurant is tucked away in beautiful sea cliff but so worth the drive.
Thank you for a memorable evening!!

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StephanieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s so wonderful to see a restaurant of this caliber really caring about guests during this Pandemic. The restaurant was so clean, I felt safe and valued, and my meal was truly incredible. I love the vibe of this place and my husband and I were able to enjoy ourselves (at a safe appropriate distance from other guests) and our meal in a carefree way we haven’t been able to in months. That bacon appetizer 🤤 I already want to come back for more. Love that the menu changes through the seasons, gives us a reason to come back again and again.

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Woody
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at the restaurant and this Saturday was a return visit. Chef Robert and staff deliver creative & exceptional food.

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vipRobertB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice ambience. Inconsistent service. Appetizer served before drinks. No bread provided until first course served. Staff seemed confused. Very limited menu but interesting selections.

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vipdeb59
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love this place— the preparation is not “traditional “ - he puts his own spin on things- so you may need to try a few different things.. the pork chop is amazing (and i don’t like pork) but made my husband share... the scallops were out of this world! Now I’ve previously had the lasagna- and really disliked it.... i am so glad we came back— we are coming back again in 2 weeks with friends!!

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vipMelaniem
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food started great. The bacon and peanuts were to die for. The steak tartar special was delicious. My wife and I both had the duck. The breast was overcooked and a little dry. The leg tasted and looked like boiled chicken. It was soggy and tasteless. The desert ginger cake, cookie and ice cream was good. The cake would have been superb if it had pecans or walnuts instead of raisins. I like raisins but they were way too heavy and chewy for such a light cake. Service was lost. It seemed like one waitress for the whole restaurant. They were counting on bus boys and the chef to do a lot. I ordered a glass of wine. When I finished it the bus boy took the glass and I was never offered another. I was finally able to track down the waitress and ask for another. When that was finished the same thing happened. I was going to get a third, but didn't. Not going back. Doesn't seem worth it.

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MeaganM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot stop thinking about the duck that melted in my mouth like butter. Unbelievable.
Mike was our waiter and excellent.
Criminal Minds was on at the bar and that was pretty great.
Cannot wait to return!

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vipArtP
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated right away, food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Sadly main meals and desserts were a disappointment. Pork chop was on the fringe of cooked. Homemade ice cream was gluey. Salad and Steak Tartare were good.

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vipLinda
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a delicious dinner this evening from beginning to end and thrilled to find a new restaurant close to home. The atmosphere is cozy and casual with a fresh upscale menu. A perfect combination. Our server Mike was welcoming, happily answered our questions as we selected our meal options. We started with the lobster bisque and bacon and PB appetizers. Definitely forget about your cholesterol and have the bacon appetizer; such a unique combination and delicious. The lobster bisque was fresh and I regret not taking a bowl to go for lunch tomorrow. Main dishes were pappardelle bolognese and tender duck. Dessert was orange creme brûlée and white, milk and dark chocolate mousse. We learned all the pasta are made in house and the fresh ingredients are evident for all the dishes we enjoyed. The chef did make the rounds and it is always nice to meet the person behind the creations. Looking forward to repeat visits!

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Maldon & Mignonette is rated 4.3 stars by 52 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.