Navy Beach

3.9
262 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Dubbed a “perfect destination for summer dining” by The New York Times, Montauk’s favorite beachfront restaurant Navy Beach is a laid-back, family-friendly waterfront venue offering a memorable dining experience in a beach setting with casual coastal cuisine and breathtaking sunsets.  Positioned on a 200-foot private beach, Newsday named it on of the top five water view dining spots on the East End. Boaters are welcome to anchor in the protected waters of Fort Pond Bay (41° 02′ 45.11″N, -71° 57′ 44.88″W), which was once occupied by the US Navy, and where two Navy piers are still part of the water landscape.
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3.9based on all time ratings
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food
3.6
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4.2
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3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops were heavenly.

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MargaretA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got there early and were seated early, the waitstaff was perfect the food was delicious. The view was beautiful. We plan on going back again and again, even though we live an hour and a half away.

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SarahW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was excellent

JD
vipJDwosk
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The food is excellent, but our waiter was inattentive.

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vipHawaii5o
New England
35 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had set a lunch reservation 2 days previous to our arrival. The reservation was for 12:30 & we arrived @ 12:15. The restaurant was packed due to the World Cup final. Right @ 12:30 we were escorted to a very clean white picnic table that was decorated with fresh flowers & facing the ocean. The waitresses was lovely along with the service being top rate. Food was delivered quickly & was perfect. We had a couple of cocktails & sat for a bit after we finished our lunch with NO pressure from anyone to move along. Can't beat the ambience (ocean) along with local area. Cannot wait to return.

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Pattimac
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! Nothing like eating waterside with your feet in the sand

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Jenny
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Had 8:45pm reservations on a Thursday night. The vibe was very different than last time we visited- not family friendly, but club-like. There was a long line to use the ladies room. As soon as we sat down the server immediately announced that the bar was super busy and getting mixed drinks would take awhile so we ordered wine. He then stated that a bottle of wine would be quicker and easier because he could grab it himself. We took his advice, not knowing the bottle of rosé would cost $50. The only glassware provided for the wine were clear plastic cups. Right before our meals were served it was announced that there were only two swordfish left (we ordered three). One member of our party, not wanting to be difficult, changed her meal to salmon. A moment later everyone at our table was served except for the person who ordered salmon. We complained how rude it was to serve everyone at the table except for one person. Five minutes later the salmon was brought to the table. Even though the sunset and ambiance is fabulous, the service has gone downhill. Definitely not up to Montauk dining standards. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We went on a Thursday night. The restaurant was pretty much empty. Our server barely came over to refill our waters. The food was terrible. The scallops were extremely sandy and my husband got the chicken which was in a puddle of grease. I am expecting and wanted a ginger ale..it cost $5 a glass. For the price you pay you would expect excellent food and service, but sadly we didn’t receive either.

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vipTmb24
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Navy Burger, the calamari and fried chicken are a must. Have a bottle of rose and enjoy the magnificent view. Amazing service. Domingo is the best!! Great time always!

CM
vipCarolineM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in the world with wonderful food and a lovely setting.

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vipLorna
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We arrived after Labor Day..things shutting down...but beautiful location..lots to eat..fun and charming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation lunch! Loved the grilled artichokes and the grilled avocado with shrimp! Scrumptious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around amazing experience. Come here during the week for a relaxed vibe. The views are amazing, awesome coastal decor. #rosé sangria is a slam dunk...as is the Montauk watermelon ale

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vipEmik
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just OK. View is very nice, but service slow and food overpriced.

JB
vipJodieB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My daughter and I wanted water views with decent food and thats what you get here. Beautiful, serene and delicious food.

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vipPsmith
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Can only get a reseveration with two weeks and are told you have to wait an hour to sit outside
Good for the young set

JK
JenniferK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely back!

We went to navy beach during a vacation in Montauk for a date night. It was a week night so it was still busy but not too packed. The outdoor seating is relaxing and welcoming, the views are great of sunset, and the food was really good. We had the crab cake and salmon for dinner, with two of the cocktails from the menu. All was delicious.

Our waitress Kerry was great! After a long wait, she realized our crab cake was delivered to the wrong table and made sure our food was delivered quickly. She also offered a round of drinks to compensate. Definitely made navy beach a great experience being so honestly and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Was expecting way more from this place. Food was average. Overpriced. However the atmosphere is nice, right by the water.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Not sure why it's so difficult to get

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vipTmb24
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time at Navy Beach and it was wonderful!! Our waiter from last summer remembered us. That says a lot about the friendliness of staff! We spend the entire day there, had lunch and a late day snack along with a few bottles of the Sancerre Rose! AMAZING!! We dined on the Short Rib Tartare, the PEI Mussels (so good!!), corn on the cob, truffle mac and cheese, lobster roll and the edamame. Not one complaint. We had a lovely time, we were not rushed out at all. We can't wait to go back next summer!

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vipBobW
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great. Seating is odd for a pity of two if you want outside. Communal seating if you want that sorry if thing.

Service was prompt. Food was flavor town.

I'd go back. A bit pricey for the bar

JD
vipJDwosk
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Best fish in Montauk. The view and atmosphere can't be beat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2016
Overall4food3service2ambience4

It's all about the seating on the bay! Great for day-drinking and sunset cocktails.

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MandM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Went on Thursday afternoon for late lunch with reservations. The place was perfect. Easy. Summer. Montauk Beach. The food was overall good, but with some misses (A well done cheeseburger, instead of a medium well hamburger that was requested). The service however was lackluster. Had to request same item a few times, no one asked how meal was, had to find waiter for additional drinks. I get that it wasn't prime time, but we felt like the fact that we were there was pointless. Not how I want to feel when I'm spending my money...

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vipJasmineH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta and cocktails! Beach location - ocean views!

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chuck
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Great place to watch the sunset but I would not go back for dinner.
Noise level was loud.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Apps were great we had the mussels and fluke. Dinner was good we had the scallops the sauce was delicious and the lobster bake which was ok the lobster was slightly over cooked. The service was awesome and the view was great! We sat somewhat counter top staring out at the view it was the perfect kind of table for us! I also loved how they add money to the bill for the Navy Seals! I also suggest dining and hanging out to watch the sunset. We will definitely be back next time we are in Montauk!

JC
vipJC35
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The fluke Crudo was pretty bad. The pickled vegetables vs fresh ones didn't help. The whole dish felt very stale. We went on a Friday afternoon and while there were plenty of people there, the place really lacked vibe. There was no music playing and the tables were either too far apart or communal. Odd setup. The place has real potential given its location. We enjoyed watching the boats go by. Not a bad time but a bit of a let down. Not as riviera-esque as I've heard it been described.

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vipManhattan
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a wow place (I can only speak for lunches, as we have never had dinners at Navy Beach). We love the nautical decor and the beautiful waterfront view, but the biggest wow factor at this restaurant is the food - truly mind-blowingly amazing, Navy Beach's dishes are up there with some of the best Michelin starred seafood restaurants in the city - love love love Navy Beach.

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vipccdouble
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Afternoon lunch in September, so we had an entire sectional on the beach to ourselves. Service was not really with a smile, but it wasn't rude either. Everything we had on the menu was tasty and presented wonderfully for the setting. Not crazy about the yuzu butter take on edamame, but it wasn't terrible either. Love this place and would go back.

KB
KatyB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After seeing raving reviews about the sunsets at Navy Beach my fiancé and I decided to make reservations for the one night we'd be spending in Montauk. We weren't sure about the food, as the views seem more noteworthy in most reviews. But we hoped for the best.
We got salmon tartare, the tilefish dish, and the Montauk seafood Moqueca. Everything was amazing! We ended the night by sitting on the couches with our wine and watching the sunset. In our 5 years together this was definitely overall our best/most memorable dining experience. I cannot wait to visit again!

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gogo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Been coming here every year since they opened. I will continue to as well. We brought our 6 month old w us and even she loved it. Not to miss on your montauk visits

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Lola
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Dining ON the beach with your toes in the sand makes this a truly perfect Montauk spot. Small plates or more, we, family with two teen boys enjoyed amall plates of sweet mussels, beet salad, and spicy margaitas, ribs and fresh lemonade for a pricey 140 without gratuity.

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vipPrincess7
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2015
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Our last lunch experience on a friday afternoon was less than divine. We had a reservation but they could not seat us outside...although most of the outdoor tables were empty. Hostess was incredibly rude....Maybe we were not hip enough? We sat inside in the bar area...window seat....took forever to get service. Salads were horrible. We paid bill immediately and left....to eat at another favorite MTK lunch spot. I have been dining at NB since its opening....and have never experienced anything like this. Hoping it was just an off day.....and does not mean we will not return. Still a local rotation for us....for girls lunch....group lunches....and bringing our kids. Although the crowd has gotten a little too risqué on the outdoor beds....so not sure how kid friendly anymore.

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vipMarissa
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place. The fish is incredible and the atmosphere/views are even better!

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Nanc
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot on the beach forca lunch and goodpeople watching. Funky setting with unique settings for dining. Food was great

BB
vipBrookeB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful views so worth going! Food is not great but good. Will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanks again to Martine and the crew for another great night of food, atmosphere and fun.
See you again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2015
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Was very upset with the drink selection!! The mix drink I ordered was pre mixed!! When asked to put some pineapple juice in it I was told they have none!! Found that very strange for a fully stocked bar! The food was ok but the sunset was amazing!! I would recommend getting there late so you can enjoy the sunset!! It was a must go to ...... At least once!!!

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george
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2015
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Navy Beach has a location for the best sunsets around. But, except for that, our experience was terrible.

Our waitress never introduced herself and rushed us through the night. The food was average, not bad, but really not great. Don't visit Navy Beach when you are hungry, because the portions work well as appetizers. That would have been easier to take if the place wasn't so overpriced. This night turned out to be a $300 disaster.... With only 2 drinks!!

Let's see....what was my favorite part of the night? It was either when they brought in a hand truck and wheeled a full garbage can through the ding room......or when they began to reset our table before we received our check..... Tough call.

We are regulars to Montauk and we go everywhere to eat. Some places are great, others, not so much. Fine dining, dive bars...we like them all. Combine the horrible service, lousy value, and general rushed feeling, and this would rank as on of our worst experiences in Montauk.

If you feel the need to be seen, fine. Otherwise, you can do better anywhere else.

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Navy Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 668-6868.

Navy Beach is rated 3.9 stars by 262 OpenTable diners.

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