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The Cove

4.3
480 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Cove is a perfect place for a romantic dinner, business lunch, office party, or just a fun night out.

Located in the marina, this chic, casual and comfortable restaurant charms guests with its perfectly balance menu, professional and friendly service and it's lovely ambiance.

The Cove also offers a delicious Saturday & Sunday brunch with signatures such as: local oysters, custom burgers and sandwiches, a variety of eggs, as well as Unlimited Bloody Mary's, Mimosas and Bellini's for $20.
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4.0
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4.5
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hellbanian1
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was attentive. The ambiance was great. The location is pretty cool, in a marina setting. The food was very good. However, be prepared for the fact that this is a very expensive place. We are talking high end Manhattan prices. It sits in a very wealthy part of the island, so it's to be expected. As long as you are prepared for that fact, you'll have a great time. If you are looking for a "Gyro place around the corner" price range, keep on looking. We enjoyed ourselves.

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Silviebear
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We selected the restaurant due to it being on the water. The drink was fantastic. The food was mediocre but definately loved the ambiance.
Brunch was displayed beautufully. The eggs were dry, and the fries were ok.

The Cove
Responded 12 hours ago

Thanks so much for stopping by and for letting us know about your experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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Salud
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining experience. Service was responsive and attentive. Look forward to returning!

The Cove
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much! We hope to see you again soon!

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BrownSwagggggah
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early dinner. Sister date. The hostess greeted us warmly and escorted us to our table. Our waiter Carlos was quite professional and informative. Food was amazing. Will be dining again soon.

The Cove
Responded 12 hours ago

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

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dee19
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attentive staff, lovely view, tasty food, good portions.

The Cove
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Loved the food.

The Cove
Responded 4 days ago

We're thrilled to hear you had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

retirement

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SiobhanB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

I first want to start off by saying that our waitress was absolutely marvelous.I’m incredibly disappointed in the cove. I’ve eaten there a bunch of times and never had an issue.I understand that the service industry is hurting right now and more patience needs to be had, but I’ve been eating out quite a lot and this was the worst experience I’ve had in a long time, maybe ever.Again, our waitress was so patient and felt horrible about the way things were going but was so incredibly understandable and helpful. It’s starts with the appetizer. We order it far ahead of ordering the entrees. It comes out and it’s great.But now we’re only 5 minutes into enjoying it and the bus staff comes over and tries to take away my plate to which I am clearly using and in the middle of eating off of because our entrees arrived.Never in my life have I heard of a lobster tail being cooked like that in less than 10 minutes.We ask them to wait for the entrees since we are still in the middle of eating the appetizer we only got 5 minutes prior.The bus girl comes back not two minutes later and tries to take away the plates again without asking. To which my mother and I say we are still eating and we were.Finally the entrees come.In the exact manner they were presented about 20 minutes prior.The sauce on the pasta was congealed and it was clear the lobster was sitting out.The lobster was cold, hard and inedible.The pasta was wildly over cooked and it was clear from the sauce that it was sitting out.I asked them if I was just sitting under a heat lamp until it we were finished with the appetizer.No response.I asked for butter to dip the meat in and got some kind of concoction that looked like butter but had onions in it.The waitress was also confused.The lobster tails were sent back and now it’s taking another 30 minutes to get them, which I found strange considering they came 25 minutes from when we sat down and about 10 minutes after we ordered the entrees.Nothing was comped.No apology.

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Frankiez49
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pros- Nice view, upbeat atmosphere, yummy cocktails (peach smash - subbed ginger ale for club soda = amazing), and very friendly / attentive staff. Can’t really judge the food because we only had apps which were good too. Shrimp cocktail big and fresh!
Cons-. Lots of mosquitos (they love Me) and smell of garbage at night (both not really their fault)
Overall would return

The Cove
Responded on July 22, 2021

Thanks so much for stopping by and letting us know about your experience! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I thought the Cove was a nice place, the food was very good. The wait staff with the water, etc was very nice…the waiter could have been a bit more attentive, had to flag down a couple of times…

The Cove
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thanks so much for stopping by! We appreciate your feedback and will use this to make a better experience in the future. We hope to see you again soon!

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SusanL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Unbelievably noisy. Couldn’t hear ourselves talk - and the service was so so. Won’t go back.

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MerylM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice waterfront restaurant in glen cove
Good service and food

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vipJoanneS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice lunch at the Cove. The food was good, the waiter was friendly and efficient and the ambiance was great. Our only negative comment was the noise which may be dredging or boats cleaning out their pipes.

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CDunks
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service was great until we were finished with dinner. We order one more round of drinks and the check and waited about 45 mins. We didn’t even want the additional round of drinks by that point.

The Cove
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for stopping by and letting us know about this experience. We apologize for the gap in service and we will address this with our staff immediately.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We ordered eggs and a Greek salad .
After 40 minutes, we asked the waiter to check on our food. He brought our food… the eggs were all cold and the salad was warm. We didn’t say anything because we were hungry and didn’t want to wait.
After 3 bites… there was a hair in my salad.
Will not go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a birthday dinner here, food and drinks were outstanding! The apps were small but so light, we did not feel too full for dinner and the portion sizes were just right. The food would immaculate, there was not one complaint for our party of 6!

The Cove
Responded on July 12, 2021

We couldn't be happier to hear this! Thanks so much for celebrating with us, we hope to see you again soon!

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marianam
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience4

Food was not good and they did not have many dishes available at the end of the night. I ordered sushi and it did not taste fresh. Overall I would go back for drinks and apps but not the best food for dinner.

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Lady
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely meal at the Cove. Our party of 3 sat outside. It was comfortable with a light breeze.

The Cove
Responded on July 8, 2021

We're so happy to hear this! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and fun! Food was good!

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ladibos
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I have been to The Cove many times and enjoyed the evening, not this time. Not sure if I will return, food was terrible.

The Cove
Responded on July 6, 2021

We're so sorry to hear about this experience. We wish you would have made us aware of these issues while you were here so we could have helped make this a better experience for you. We would love to have you back to show you the way things are meant to be experienced!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was beautiful & service was AMAZING!! Carlos took such fantastic care of us!! Thank you also to Kimberly & all the girls running the desk who took our call when we were running late & then seated us at one perfect table!!

The Cove
Responded on June 28, 2021

We're so happy to hear you had a great time with us! Thanks for leaving us a review - we hope to see you for another visit soon!

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vipGourmant
New York Area
353 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. Meaghan the hostess wonderful. Great service and good food Oyster very good and seafood pasta good. Muscles were way to scrawny. Stick to sushi. Cove is good bordering great all around outdoor venue.

The Cove
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you for stopping by and letting us know about your visit! We appreciate any and all feedback to help us become better and hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I frequent the Cove often. Locally it has become a great go-to spot in the summer. Set on the inlet it is a very pretty place to go to sit outdoors and enjoy the weather and the views. The staff is very helpful and friendly, the food is prepared nicely and plated with care. I personally enjoy the sushi that they serve here.
I recently had a birthday celebration here last Sat night. It was all I wanted. We took an area in the lounge/bar area. there was a DJ from 730 on. We had an open bar, passed appetizers, and many platters of food plus dessert.
All 20 people remarked how nice the party was. The food was excellent with a sampling of almost every appetizer. chicken skewers, coconut shrimp, crackling shrimp, sliced steak crostinis, chicken kabobs, vegetable skewers, sushis, etc all wonderful.
many thanks to "coco" for helping to arrange the night (he is the manager) and Arturo for being an excellent waiter.
I highly recommend the Cove for lunch or dinner.

The Cove
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you so much, Wayne! We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!

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Mdk29
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on a beautiful day. Wonderful water view. Umbrella over table kept it shady and nice. Food was delicious and service was good.

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Happydiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The Cove has a wonderful covered outdoor seating area right on a picturesque marina with good social distancing. The food and drinks were really good. We opted to share a large selection of appetizers to sample more items on their menu. Everything was really good. There was an interesting mix of seafood, Greek food and sushi so everyone was happy, even our 2 young kids. We will definitely return and recommend it highly.

The Cove
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thanks so much for this review! We're so happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food and service doesn’t even deserve a star but the water and marina views are nice.

The Cove
Responded on June 24, 2021

We're so sorry to hear about this. We wish you would have spoken to a manager while you were here so we could have made things right for you during your visit.

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vipMSMLI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Drink had zero flavor, food was under seasoned and cold, and wait staff was clueless.

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Friends
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was good and the view was great. The wait staff was attentive but did not rush you letting you enjoy your dinner.

The Cove
Responded on June 21, 2021

So happy you had a great time visiting us! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipJojoe
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

A beautiful spot to dine but my medium rare burger arrived about 45 minutes after ordering and very dried out. I was already very hungry so ate part of it while waiting for the waiter to return. He agreed that the burger was way over cooked and sent a free dessert after I complained. I have dined in this restaurant before and was extremely disappointed with my lastest experience. Not sure if I will return

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Wow. Where to begin. Made a standard reservation. Didn’t know that meant inside. My bad.

Sat for 15 minutes before anyone showed up. Ordered drinks. Another 15 minutes before they arrived. We figured we better order. Unless you ask for any specials / additions to the menu you will not be told (seemed like a secret). We ordered a few things to share and some at the table ordered three appetizers instead of an entree. We tried to make it clear as to what order things should come out.

30 minutes later couldn’t find the waitress. No bread. No refill on water. Could not order another beverage. Two guys next to us left as the wait was extraordinarily long.

Appetizers arrived. Do did the main courses / entrees (at the same time). Food was excellent. Service was not. When we were nearly finished the waitress came over and asked if we needed / wanted anything else. Before we could respond she said great! and left.

Was very expensive ~ $300 mostly for appetizers and one round of drinks

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Lawrencef
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

After 2 disappointing dinners last year we thought on a beautiful night we would try it again but incredibly things were worse this year -food never arrived after 40 mins (salad) and no mussels at 6:30-can’t review food as we left ! Very sad as a great location !

The Cove
Responded on June 21, 2021

Lawrence, we are very sorry to hear about these experiences you had while visiting us. This is not the way we ever want anyone to feel while they’re here and we will be addressing this with our staff immediately. This is unacceptable and we will be sure that they know this.

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vipstillhungry
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our service was horrible... waiter looked directly at us and never came over - he was too busy pushing alcohol on the table next to us. We waited over 90 minutes for a burger and decided to get up and leave. I've never done this in my life but they couldn't even tell us when the food would come out. Beautiful atmosphere, terrible service.

The Cove
Responded on June 21, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about this experience. We never want anyone to leave our restaurant hungry! This is unacceptable and will not be tolerated – we will be speaking with our entire staff about this so it’s clear across the board that this is not acceptable.

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MelissaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The waiter was short tempered and multiple items in our order were undercooked. I enjoy sitting outdoors, but not being eaten by bugs.

The Cove
Responded on June 17, 2021

We’re sorry to hear about this mishap during your recent visit. We will make sure to use your review to look into where this happened so that your next experience is 5-star.

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RosaO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall we had a nice time. The food could have been better for the price. The restaurant is too expensive. I guess you pay for the view which wasn't anything yo write home about. The drinks and apps were the best part of the night. It took them almost 30 minutes for someone to take our orders. I was not happy about that. But a waiter took over our table. He was very nice.

The Cove
Responded on June 14, 2021

We appreciate your feedback Rosa. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipnewplaces2eat
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Awesome for outdoor dining. The only thing that needs to be improved is service. The waiter was a little slow and not very friendly. Definitely will return.

The Cove
Responded on June 14, 2021

We're so glad you had a 5-star experience with us!

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DonnaH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place but….. they have an all day menu and a brunch menu. When you go on Saturday they only serve the brunch menu. We were looking forward to the food on the all day menu. We called before to make sure they serve the all day food on Saturday’s and was told yes.

The Cove
Responded on June 21, 2021

Donna, thanks for stopping by! We're sorry to hear about this miscommunication - our brunch menu is available until 4 PM on Saturdays and then our regular menu begins. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipgeorgeabi
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Its a Beautiful restaurant on the water, the service was good, the food was very good, but we felt it was a bit pricy for equivalent restaurant in the area.

The Cove
Responded on June 14, 2021

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

They booked a large party and we had to wait for everything drinks and food .
Our dinner for two without dessert was over two hours.
Order drinks 15 minutes
Order app 20 Minutes
Order dinner over 1/2 hour
I don’t think I’ll be going back

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vipCathyP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very nice. One of our favorite restaurants.

The Cove
Responded on June 10, 2021

So happy to be one of your favorites!

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ANNAY
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

poor menu, services is not good, i will never come back. We spend a lot of money with no fun.

The Cove
Responded on June 10, 2021

Annay, we're so sorry to hear about this. 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 have you back again for a better experience soon

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FAQs

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

The Cove is rated 4.3 stars by 480 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.