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Spotlight at The Paramount

4.2
57 Reviews
$30 and under
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Spotlight at The Paramount is a restaurant, bar and art space that delivers diverse entertainment that resonates with people through all forms of art: on stage, on a plate, or on canvas. With a full bar including 12 taps, and now a full-scale menu created by executive chef Matthew Wagner, Spotlight provides a new innovative art center and art experience to nightlife in downtown Huntington. Located beneath the famous music venue, adjacent to the lobby, it is the perfect place to eat, drink and be inspired before and after a show. In addition to showcasing an evolving menu and hosting local and nationally-renowned musicians, the gallery focuses on Experiential Art and will display various exhibits for the public, stimulating innovation and creativity among visitors. By doing this, Spotlight offers a window into the talents and originality of professional and aspiring artists, and adds to the already robust culture of art in the Huntington Community.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 57 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
3.9
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmary
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I don’t know where to start. Tonight was a horrible experience. There was no management on site there were people dining who are smoking cigarettes and smoking pot and vaping at the tables. We approached the hostess and asked to speak to the manager we were then referred to the bar where they said there was no management on site. They then referred us to security we explain the situation to security who rolled his eyes and said he would address the situation. He went over to the table told him they couldn’t smoke but they could Vape he then proceeded to tell them oh we can move you to another table where they move them to another table where they continue to smoke cigarettes pot and Vape. We were made to feel extremely uncomfortable the server never apologize they actually laughed at us. What is going on how is this allowed how are people treated this way. We are a dining group and dine all over Long Island. Does Huntington and NYS allow this ? NO. We will not return and we will file a complaint to the town. I’m extremely upset about the situation. We had 2 guests that have had cancer and we want to feel safe when we dine. Unacceptable and not the dining experience we would ever expect. They need real management on site. Adults ! Don’t go !

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Katie
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at the Spotlight! Loved the live music and the atmosphere. Can't wait to come back again!

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vipRobertL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place !

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BarbaraP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good. Weird that they don’t give plates. Wish they didn’t use disposable cutlery, such a waste. Band was SUPER loud. Had to scream to be heard. Waitress got them to lower the speakers which helped.

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Rebecca
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food, but limited menu. A little pricey for pub food, but quality was there. Best chicken sandwich I've ever had, by far! Could have used more waitstaff in band room. It was tough getting our server's attention. As far as music goes, the band was fantastic--The Big Happy rocked the house! Wish they could have played longer.

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vipDinner
New York Area
316 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best burgers in town. Have gone many times and will continue to return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I am so disappointed! The ambiance of this place is incredible. I love the live music and the vibe but besides that it was terrible. We had multiple waitresses, no one could remember to bring back anything our table asked for. It took asking 4 different times and 3 different people for some water for the table. The water pitcher tasted like it previously had some margaritas in it and wasn’t washed so the water tasted like jalapeños. The food was completely bland and had no flavor. I really wanted to like this place. The hostess is also no where to be found. We waited 10 minutes for someone and ended up just seating ourselves. I love music and concerts but the music is so loud you need to scream to your friends sitting next to you.

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DaleR
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The singer Chelsea Takami was amazing! Great performer.

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Improviser
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

I didn’t eat. Just had a drink. Cool place. Improv night was great!!
The only think I was confused about was the bathroom sink! lol 😂

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vipco06
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

This was my second time there and it was awful. I was shocked seeing that my first experience was amazing! The service this time around was terrible - I had to ask the hostess and bus boys for service as our waitress rarely ever checked in. Our food took a long time to come out and our second round of drinks were forgotten. Once we reminded her, she brought out the incorrect order. Needless to say, I do not think we will return.

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DorothyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to see A Band in Ship. I would go there again. Nice place

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vipJohnV
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We ordered soup, an appy, and an entree ALL which arrived at the same time. Piped-in music was of poor taste (and we’re super flexible) and too loud. Unless your 18 years old, I’d pass if I were you.

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vipDinner
New York Area
316 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and Drinks always great. Music is a bit loud. Service due to the crowd was a bit slow but happy to see business getting back to normal.

Will definitely return soon.

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TommyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

I loved the Spotlight - And the Alchemist's were fantastic! More Please!!

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SeanK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great time. The improv group was fantastic. Next time I'll request a table closer to the action.

Also, I can't wear a mask for medical reasons. No one hassled me

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Samjanta
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We went to see a band. I didn't know they seat people in three different rooms, 2 which are not in view of the band. I'd have had a better experience if I could see the band in person and not on a tv screen. I was surprised the food was good as a friend told me it wasn't. We enjoyed the smashed fries, burger, flat bread and churros!

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JoAnnB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was not impressive. Mixed drinks not worth the price. Live Music was the best part

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great live music. Cool vibe.

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JoeG27
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to hear live music. Good vibe. It is loud but that is to be expected.

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BarbaraN
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great venue, so nice to be out and hear live music and feel safe. It was a Saturday night the performers were great.

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PhilipH
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

great time with friends and family , too bad libs and dems are screwing up our freedoms

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JustinC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the ambiance and I just overall loved the vibe that this restaurant gave me. It made me feel happy.

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KrisB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Do not come here for the food or service. We came to hear a band. Food was eh and expensive. Service not good. Seating not good.

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AnnR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The band DJ was fantastic. Looking forward to seeing them again at the Spotlight

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vipDinner
New York Area
316 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Music was a nice touch.

Tables were appropriately separated.

Great evening celebrating a birthday.

Will definitely return.

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vipDinner
New York Area
316 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Music was a nice tough. Tables were appropriately separated. Great evening. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They took our order and then forgot to give it to the kitchen and we never got our food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The Host’s was very rude while I was greeted with out of town friends. I don’t recommend ever speaking to her.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our server was fantastic!! Never had to wait more than a couple minutes for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was ok, the drinks were normal. The best part is the live music. We were seated at the bar, right by the door and my girlfriend became very cold because of the wind. If possible try to get a table away from the door. The waitress was very nice and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

THe smashed fries are amazing!!!

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Britt
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was great, atmosphere was fun, but unfortunately there was only one server working and she was very overwhelmed. Trying to get attention to order more drinks or close the bill took a while and we had to sit and wait, would be great if you had more then one server working! Poor server was running around and had some large parties too.

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JoannS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun atmosphere while feeling safe at the same time. Excellent service and food! Looking forward to going back.

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DECK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to hang again with good friends and good music!

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Wiliam1
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very tasty. The Rambo Burger was very good. I thought the food was slightly overpriced. Our waitress Rebecca was outstanding. She kept the pacing proper and was very personable. The musician, Brian Ripps was great. The art gallery in back is interesting. A fun night out. Can't wait for the Paramount to reopen. A first class organization.

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JamesC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating out since covid. It was a great experience. The service was outstanding and friendly. Tables were well spaced out with plastic panels to create a little extra safety between tables and band performers. I actually enjoyed the experience way more than expected being outside and just seeing people go about their business.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Honestly. The service here is horrendous. Hospitality is so important and you guys clearly don’t know the meaning of that. I get it’s tough times but you’d think you would try a little harder. I’m not sure if I’ll give it another chance but every time I’ve stopped by it’s been a disaster.

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MnMs214
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside since it was a gorgeous day out. The staff was fabulous, there were a few bees but the staff tried and rectified it quickly and went above and beyond! I recommend this place 100 percent!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food was great
Ambiance was great
Service was terrible!
We arrived at the restaurant, and there was a line. We had a reservation and we were on time, we asked an employee and they said to wait on the line. We waited for 15 minutes in full view of the hostess and when it was our turn she said we were late for our reservation and they gave our table away. Absolutely ridiculous!
This was on Friday at 7:45 pm

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vipBethH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We went to see our friends perform in an audition show for a chance to have a gig at the spotlight. I had made a reservation a week in advance. When we arrived we were first told that they had to rearrange some tables and we would be seated in 10 minutes. After waiting 10 minutes I asked about our table and was told there were none available. When I looked around there was a long table next to our friends that was empty that I asked about. They said it was for the owner’s daughters family and friends! Their daughter was one of the people auditioning. What a way to run a restaurant and how unfair for an audition!!! Overall a bad experience!!

FAQs

Spotlight at The Paramount does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Spotlight at The Paramount also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 637-1225.

Spotlight at The Paramount is rated 4.2 stars by 57 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.