Navy Beach

4.5
258 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Global, International, Burgers
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Hours of operation
We reopen Friday April 29th for the 2016 season!
Please call or check our website calendar for our early and late season hours.
From then until mid June we will be open several days a week.
From Mid June through Labor Day we are open 7 days a week for Lunch at 12pm and Dinner at 5:30pm

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Phone number
(631) 668-6868
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Shore Road
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Parking details
Parking lot is available. On busier nights we also offer complimentary valet parking.
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Public transit
The LIRR Montauk Train station is a short walk away or a 5 minute cab ride.
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Special events & promotions
Navy Beach is available for private events including wedding ceremonies & receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate functions and private parties.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 258 People Are Saying
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J
1.0Dined on July 6, 2018

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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OT
1.0Dined on June 27, 2018

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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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

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!

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OT
5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

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

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L
4.0Dined on September 5, 2017

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

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OT
5.0Dined on August 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2017

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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3.0Dined on July 23, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2017

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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P
1.0Dined on June 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

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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3.0Dined on June 3, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Not sure why it's so difficult to get

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2016

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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BW
4.0Dined on July 28, 2016

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

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JD
4.0Dined on July 18, 2016

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

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OT
4.0Dined on July 7, 2016

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

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2016

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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JH
5.0Dined on July 4, 2016

Great pasta and cocktails! Beach location - ocean views!

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c
2.0Dined on June 25, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2016

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!

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JC
4.0Dined on June 24, 2016

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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5.0Dined on October 10, 2015

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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5.0Dined on September 27, 2015

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.

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2015

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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g
4.0Dined on September 19, 2015

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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NB
3.0Dined on August 26, 2015

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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1.0Dined on August 14, 2015

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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OT
5.0Dined on August 7, 2015

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

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N
5.0Dined on August 4, 2015

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

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BB
4.0Dined on July 17, 2015

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

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R
4.0Dined on July 12, 2015

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

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3.0Dined on June 29, 2015

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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2.0Dined on June 24, 2015

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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1.0Dined on June 23, 2015

The only positive it's on the beach with a gorgeous ocean view. Our waiter never told us the specials. My husband ordered the Clam Bake, his meal arrived on the wrong dish he needed a large soup bowl platter for his over cooked lobster and shrimp. Besides that they didn't bring him a sea sheller to crack his lobster claw open not the tiny fork to get the meat out from the claws.
My entree the Buttermilk Fried chicken was too dry and had syrup dripping all over the place since its in a fryer type of dish with just a piece of paper lining it which was all torn.
I would only recommend for drinks to see the gorgeous view.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2015

The atmospher is casual. The restaurant sits on the beach. They valet park your car, as the parking lot is small. Our waitress was very knowledgable about the cocktail and food menus. We ordered salad and appetizers only. I had the beet salad, which was very good and a dinner size portion. I also had the truffle Mac and cheese, which was also good, not great, but good. We started with a cocktail drink from the menu. They have a good selection. We ended our meal with key lime pie, which was good and large enough for the two of us to share. We were there on the summer solstice and the full view of the sun setting over the ocean on a mostly clear day was the icing on the cake.

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2015

Food was good but no bread at the table. Waiter was not attentive, disappeared after taking order and then after serving. Had no idea which order belonged to whom. Prices were high.

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P
5.0Dined on June 14, 2015

Loved it but for brunch too many college kids talking and yelling. But that's not their fault, it's montauk

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2015

Fried chicken and navy burgers were excellent. Beautiful view.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2015

The restaurant was open and airy with a lovely view of the water. The food was very well prepared and while pricey, it is Montauk so most places are. The service was friendly and efficient and we would definitely go back next time we are in town.

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