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The Cove

4.2
534 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Cove Restaurant and Oyster Bar is a perfect place for a romantic dinner, business lunch, office party, or just a fun night out. Open all year round with a beautiful indoor setting.

Located next to Brewer's marina, this chic, elegant and comfortable restaurant charms guests with its perfectly balanced menu, professional and friendly service, and it's lovely ambiance.

The menu features some signature items such as: Lemon Chicken, Whole Mediterranean fish, Oysters on the half shell, and seafood pastas!


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vipfreqdiner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hi forgot to check in but it was two of us outside. Bill was 142 plus tax snd tip. $80 each Please log it in. Thanks

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Micky
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was mediocre, both the salmon and the chicken; I wouldn't go back there.

The Cove
Responded 4 days ago

Micky, we're sorry to hear about this experience! We wish you would have brought this to our attention so we could have made things right for you during your visit. We would love to see you again soon!

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Lana
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Great vibe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Cove
Responded on October 14, 2021

Could not be happier to hear this, Lana!

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TammyR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The cove has great ambiance and succulent food. Everything we ordered was delicious. From the hummus dip , fried calamari. Main dishes baby lamb chops ( mouth watering) salads pasta seafood and chicken dish.
I will definitely go back to eat outside when warmer. Such nice views.
Inside was beautiful but the music was so loud it was hard to have real conversations. But next time I will eat outside where it’s not so loud

The Cove
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you so much for this review, Tammy! We're so happy you had such an enjoyable time with us and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little expensive but I continue to pay up. Great apps, great atmosphere and cocktails. Service getting better and better - sit outside, it is worth it.

The Cove
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for being part of The Cove family, we can't wait to see you again soon!

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viprgbrody
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

tasty food, excellent service and amazing view

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ElizabethA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food came out cold. The service was painfully slow and the management and the waiter could care less. Very disappointing. Usually I’ve had a good experience here but last night was very bad and the staff and management were not accommodating or apologetic.

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vipBiglouie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Food was excellent
Great location
Came by boat, limited dock space

The Cove
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for stopping by! We hope to see you again soon!

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BeatriceR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful outdoor dining. Disappointed when they ran out of Froze'.

The Cove
Responded on October 4, 2021

We're so sorry we ran out of Froze - we hope you were able to find something else to sip on! Thanks for joining us!

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JamesL
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Seafood dishes for party of 7 all very good.

The Cove
Responded on September 30, 2021

So thrilled to hear this, James!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels like you’re in Greece. Great outdoor seating area. Excellent food. Very pleasant experience.

The Cove
Responded on September 27, 2021

So happy you had a great time with us, we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Servers ignore us literally for 40 min. I raised my hand and they look and walk away.

The Cove
Responded on September 27, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about this experience - this is never the way we want anyone to feel when they're here and we will be addressing this immediately with our entire staff. This is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. We hope to see you again soon for a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We came here to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday. The drinks were great! Service was good. Food was mediocre. I got the Tiger Prawns and it was such a disappointment. They clearly burned it! It was flavorless, tasted like II was eating charcoal. There was no seasonings. Horrible! Never again.

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SusanneG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The wine, the food was made for less, lighter wine poor, less clams in spaghetti,
less Tuna or salmon than usual in a sushi roll for the money they charge for the entree ordered. It is very obvious and not very welcoming to return.
No bread served before an entree.
The ambience and location was great and it was quiet.
The best of the place was the servers smile.

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vipDiner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Beautiful place with great food
Pricey , Music was a bit loud
Service a bit slow but overall a very nice experience and we would go back

The Cove
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you so much for stopping by! We hope to see you again soon

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Shorty
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Our reservation was for 12:00 and the kitchen opened late. Also, we couldn't order items from the "All Day" menu. What gives???

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vipGourmant
New York Area
358 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great weather great service great sushi

The Cove
Responded on September 20, 2021

We're thrilled you had such a great time with us! Come back soon!

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vipMarty
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was poor top say the least. Long Waite. Despite several complaints, bread not served until almost dessert time and I am still awaiting the butter to go with it that never came after three requests.

Notwithstanding such poor service, no offer was made by management to atone for the poor service.

Will not be returning!!!!

The Cove
Responded on September 20, 2021

Marty, we regret to hear about this experience you had. This is unacceptable and never the way we want anyone to feel while they're here. We will be addressing this with our entire staff so they know that this will not be tolerated.

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vipDoctorDad
New York Area
254 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great location for summer ! Always relaxing with very good food. Service is a bit strained like may restaurants during the pandemic. Aside from the iffy service , it is always a nice meal

The Cove
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thank you for letting us know about this experience! We appreciate you letting us know about your visit and hope to see you again soon.

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Hubie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Waited 20 minutes for cocktails. At the beginning of dinner order wine to go with meal; and we received it when the meal was finished.
When you asked another waiter, about what happened to our drinks: he replied I am not your waiter.
Disappointing...Good service is an integral part of a dining experience.

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vipbettyd
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We weren't seated immediately with a reservation and there were many open tables. The service was horrible, lunch took over 30 min to arrive, and the food was also below average quality compared to many other times that I have been there

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vipLocal
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Today’s dining experience was very poor. I’ve visited The Cove many times, but today was much worse than usual. The plates and glasses on the table were noticeably unclean, with lipstick marks on two of the glasses and un-rinsed food still stuck to all the plates. We asked for everything at the table to be replaced, but the new plates and glasses were still unclean. All of us started to lose our appetites but we thought maybe the food would makeup for the unsavory experience. Unfortunately, the food did not live up to our expectations or the quality of food we have enjoyed before at The Cove. The vegetables in the Greek salad were all over-ripe and soggy/mushy and the margarita pizza was overloaded with cheese, lacking tomato sauce, and in much need of an extra few minutes in the oven. Our waiter was also much less attentive than usual (we’ve been waited on by him several times). He only approached our table to take our order and to get us the check. All in all, the experience was disappointing. Unfortunately, I don’t think I will be returning any time soon.

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vippollytiap
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh fish! Great ambiance outside !

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MargaretK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

The restaurant is beautiful and located in amazing scenery. Everything we've ever tried on the menu is outstanding. Good size portions and reasonably priced. The wait service is horrible. Not the employees that seat you or bring you water but the waiters and waitresses weren't friendly and we waited over 25 minutes to be asked for a drink order even after we mentioned it to the hosted 10 minutes before that. Then we waited over 10 more minutes to actually get our drinks. The rest of the process was the same. It was a shame because it was an excellent meal but it kind of got ruined by the service. They were appropriately staffed so that is not what caused the delays we experienced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

The Cove
Responded on September 10, 2021

So happy you had a five star time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Mussels were tasteless. Shrimp sushi pieces were large.
Waiter Carlos was very good.

The Cove
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you for stopping by! We wish you would have let us know about your issues with your meals during your visit so we could have made this right for you. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipMarcelaConti
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as usua

The Cove
Responded on September 10, 2021

Couldn't be happier to hear this!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food!!!

The Cove
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thanks a bunch! Come back again soon for another visit!

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TBOT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Good was bland and uninspired. Expensive for the quality. Location nice. Ambience nice.

The Cove
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you for stopping by - we regret to hear that you didn't enjoy your meals! We wish you would have let us know about this while you were here so we could have made things right for you during your visit. We would love to see you again for a better experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance. Wonderful experience.

The Cove
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for this wonderful review!

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Fanny
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary of when my husband and I first met.

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Joe68foodie
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at the Cove. Pleasantly surprised. We will return.

The Cove
Responded on August 30, 2021

Welcome to The Cove family, Joe! We're so happy you had such a great time with us!

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pdiddy
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very average food for the price. Tastes were bland. Cocktails were similar. Service was fair.

The Cove
Responded on September 2, 2021

We regret to hear that you didn't enjoy yourself while you were here. We wish you would have let us know about this while you were here so we could have made things right for you during the visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Evening!! Carlos was our waiter and he was fantastic along with the rest of the wait staff!! On the money with everything food amazing!!

The Cove
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you so much!!

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ilsem
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful setting but when many tables occupied noise level not great, even outdoors. Loud music blasting doesn't;t help situation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and service excellent.

The Cove
Responded on August 30, 2021

We're so happy you had such a great time with us!

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vipJonF
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor spot. Great cocktails, friendly staff, good food and views.

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vipFreudianslip70
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

They had a dj in the dining room. Music and noise loud. They did move us in from the rain. Waiter didnt get us things we asked for like a side of brocolli ordered and paper napkins. Never introduced himself or checked on table. Had to ask for water. Acted like he was bothered. Had to get him after some time to pay bill. Had to go to bar to get the paper napkin. Meals and drinks over priced for what was provided (e.g., a small fleeting amount of spinach in a dish that said comes with spinach mostly grape tomatos). Perhaps it was an off night, but very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great management and great food. Savvas is a true gentleman and a great personality. Will definitely be back soon.

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vipmrmanli
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seated promptly
Good service
Food was very good
Nice atmosphere

FAQs

The Cove offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 676-1211.

The Cove is rated 4.2 stars by 534 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.