The Halyard

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286 reviews
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Rediscover your favorite American dishes at The Halyard restaurant at the Sound View Greenport, where classic New England cuisine meets North Fork bounty. Featuring local fish, produce, and wines, showcasing what has made this region a dining destination for generations.

With a menu of Coastal New England-inspired cuisine and re-imagined American classics at The Halyard restaurant, located at the Sound View Greenport on Long Island’s North Fork. With a heavy focus on local fish, seasonally-driven, farm-fresh produce, and wines sourced directly from our neighboring vineyards, our menu showcases the diverse bounty that makes the North Fork one of America’s most unique dining destinations.

Our bar is open until late evening, offering live music, signature cocktails, local wines, and a selection of appetizers and snacks, a seasonal outdoor deck with panoramic views of the Long Island Sound bring the expanse of the sea

Specials

Golden Hour

Join us nightly for Golden Hour, our version of Happy Hour, in our Lounge and Piano Bar from 4-6 PM. Grab a seat before sunset and try one of our specials - $7 specialty cocktail of the day or select wine, $5 select draft beer, and $12 burger.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 2, 2018

Ends: September 3, 2117

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-6:00PM

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view and restaurant. Food was excellent. Very relaxing atmosphere. Will definitely return.

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s
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

As always, great view out the windows. But the room is far too noisy (too many hard surfaces). And the food was surprisingly ordinary, given that Steven Bogardus is now the chef. The Irish soda bread was quite good, but most of the rest, while certainly acceptable, didn't match up to Bogardus' reputation, or his food at North Fork Table.

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e
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 29th anniversary here last weekend. We found the service, food and ambiance all to be outstanding. My husband ordered the strip steak and he just loved it- and he can be quite picky. I am vegetarian and ordered a pasta dish that was absolutely delicious. The sunset outside the window was breathtaking and romantic. After dinner we stopped into the bar on our way out and listened to some great live music- everyone at the Halyard is very friendly and inviting. What a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary! I 'm glad I picked this place and we will definitely be back to the Halyard.

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NY
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The new chef is fantastic! Our food was great and our waitress was very nice.

They do need to have some French bread for the terrine, however. Flavored crackers don't really work.

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M
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sat at low table overlooking water. Our favorite dining experience on North Fork. Relaxed and mellow. Great food and service.

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n
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

So disappointing. We were excited to try The Halyard with new chef Bogardus. But the food was not good. The prices were high. Not sure what is going on with this place.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Chef bogardus is a great addition to the restaurant. We look forward to more of his special dishes

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UO
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Our meal was spotty, but to be fair this restaurant isn’t really open. The menu is still being tweaked, and I get the sense that they’re still trying to figure out who they are. At our dinner some of the food was great, some was so-so, and some was awful. I wish they had worked it out before opening, or told us they were in a soft-opening state.

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OT
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 3

Was never a fan of this chef at North Fork Table, and after tonight’s lackluster meal, still not. However, the bartender Lindsay and our waitress Rebecca were wonderful. Still the same dirty windows facing the LU Sound—-place was pretty empty, not sure why anyone comes here.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was professional and friendly and gave her truthful recommendation when I asked which appetizer to get (she didn’t just pick the most expensive item on the menu). I got a salad to start and the duck entree with rice & roasted brussel sprouts. Hubby got the oysters and lobster roll. The food was prepared perfectly and tasted phenomenal. Though a bit pricey, I assume it is on par for the area, but definitely worth it overall. The view is certainly worth every penny. I had brunch at the Halyard when I stayed at the Sound View last year and we all enjoyed our meals (duck confit hash was amazing!) so I knew dinner had to be great as well.

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FG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was rude, uninviting, rushed and chaotic. The food was less than average and a terrible value for what we paid for dinner. They were out of ingredients for two dishes (and we weren't even eating late) and the menu is already limited as it is. I've been there several times and the space is beautiful but there are way too many great places on the North Fork these days for me to want to go back there any time soon for anything other than drinks.

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H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

You are paying for the views—not the food—extremely overpriced and very very small portions — the wait was very long — not impressed —

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BC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The setting is one of the best on the north fork of Long Island! Our lunch was delicious - the only complaint I have is that my lobster roll was on the small side. It could’ve been twice the size but delicious nonetheless. Our server was delightful and the hostess was kind enough to let us move our table to the corner with the most spectacular views of the LI Sound. It was a delightful Sunday afternoon treat.

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RA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere was great. I only wish the fireplace was on (it was February).

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MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The new chef is a welcome addition to The Halyard. His talent is going to take a restaurant which has amazing views to the next level and make it a culinary destination in the North Fork. I would suggest that the dining room be made a little more charming and cozy as it feels a bit like a large food hall, particularly when it is dark outside and one cannot sea the Long Island Sound views. This aside, the food was spectacular and the service great. With Chef Stephan at the helm the Halyard is poised to be a hot destination for all living and visiting the North Fork. Welcome Chef and we will be back soon!

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MI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We were very disappointed in the menu. We really thought that the new chef would want to make a statement.
Unfortunately it was just a lunch menu including an omelette for dinner.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Valentines dinner with my husband.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Please bring the old burger back!

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PG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice North Fork location. Was the first day with new Chef, so we kept our expectations in check. I believe that this restaurant will improve as the new chef but his stamp on this location.

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R
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentines

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Y
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed with a large group of friends. Sometimes, when you have a large group, service can be challenge and sure enough I received the wrong entree. The server corrected it in short order. The food was exceptional. At dessert time, I never did get my coffee I ordered and we were billed for it. We were seated in the larger of the dining rooms which I imagine they use for events when not in dinner service. It took a little from the intimate dining experience as the room felt a little like a cafeteria. I would think if they rearranged the tables into groupings, and split it up with service carts and tall plants...it would give it a more warm feeling. Overall, it was much more enjoyable than the first time we ate there. I can't wait for summer, when I hope they'll be more fresh fish on the menu!

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ST
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and thoughtful. The service was friendly, helpful and not intrusive. The ambience was comfortable yet elegant. Our table of six was able to converse without having to speak loudly. All in all a wonderful dining room experience headed by a remarkable chef.

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OT
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A delight! So happy to be able to recommend the Halyard now that this fine young chef is there. We had eaten here once before and found the food deplorable. But tonight it was excellent. We had baked clams, salad, mushroom pasta with parmigiana foam on top. We also had cod. Very fresh and not Greasy at all. French fries were average. All in all a very good start and we will be back again.

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GD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This will be my new go to place! Gorgeous beachfront setting with forever water views - perfect place for sunset cocktails. The world class new chef, Stephen Bogardus, will take this amazing place to another level of dining experience.

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D
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I came because I heard about the new chef who came from North Fork Table and Inn. I was disappointed to see he hadn’t started yet. The menu was limited and uninteresting. We drove quite a distance to done here but were very disappointed. The service was good and the restaurant has a wonderful location. I look forward to a new menu with fresh local foods.

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KB
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most beautiful views on the North Forth. Some seats in the dining room are right on the Sound. The staff is lovely and professional. The menu is varied with enough choices for all palates. And the food is terrific.

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LL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We went to the Halyard this past Saturday evening in January. The atmosphere is pleasant with a modern yet laid back beach feel. The menu has limited choices.. about 5.. my husband got the fish and chips and i got the skirt steak. We each had an appetizer, he a cream soup and I got the baked clams. My clams and steak were good but not great or even really good. The steak had a little over burnt or seared taste and my baked clams too were just good. Since it is a great location on the water i think I would come back but only in the summer for a sunset. Staff was friendly and service good. But the limited menu and not great food would not have me running back in the winter.

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WT
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time at the Halyard off-season. Of the Greenport restaurants, the Halyard always ranked behind Barba Bianca (in the summer) and Frisky Oyster. Since both Frisky Oyster and Barba Bianca were closed, we decided to try the Halyard again. At night, spot lights light the Sound so if you are seated at a water view table you can enjoy. During the winter, they close the large main dining room (which always feels like a summer camp mess hall) and serve in the lounges - the Library and the Lounge. Both are much cozier on a cold winter night. The food - burgers for the kids, roast chicken for the adults - was great. The price was very fair, especially given the quality. Definitely worth a trip.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the revolving menu! Old favorites and new to be discovered!

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PC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation for Brunch on New Year's Day, my wife's birthday. The hostess seated us at an interior table. My wife requested a window table; there were at least 6 open and unused window tables available. She was told "no, they are for parties of four". While eating our brunch, this same hostess seated 6 other couples at the open window tables.

Rude and unequal treatment; no explanation or apology from this hostess after we complained.

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TC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We went to the Halyard for NYE and had high hopes. I think the restaurant was too overwhelmed for the holiday. Our steaks were expensive and looked cooked on the outside but were not cooked properly in the middle. We had to ask anytime we needed something like a water refill or a steak knife. It also took forever to get a drink when we were sitting 15 feet from the bar and ordered a beer and glass of wine. Maybe it will be better on a non-holiday.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We were a party of four for New Years Eve. As an appetizer two in the party ordered Jumbo shrimp cocktail,
shrimp & cocktail sauce were served frozen. On to the Entres, Sea scallops were quick pan seared and could not find potato Gnocchi, slim pickings on vegetables. Grilled Crescent Duck was horrible. Chef should copy John Duck's recipe from Old Southampton restaurant (the best). Then on to two Spaghetti Pomodoro, tasted like it came from a can of chef boyardee, menu mentioned tiny meatballs and they were true to their word, served with corn bread which did not compliment spaghetti. Glass of cabernet was $16.00, over priced for house wine.
Very disappointed with the new millennial way and vowed not to go back to the Halyard.

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t
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for New Years Eve and was not disappointed! It was a a la carte menu with an array of options for both appetizers and main meal. Food was excellent high standard. I recommend the duck. It was served on a bed of sweet potato, confit pave, apple cider, spaetzle, frisee. And, we were not rushed...due to the New Years Eve crowd. They paced all their tables well.

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Y
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were 9 people in our party. The waitstaff was very attentive and courteous. I had the skirt steak which I thought was very good, but the strange, undressed greens that came with it were boring. We couldn’t taste any clams in the baked clams. Our friends said their food was nothing special. My husband had the chicken breast and said it was nothing special. Too bad because the location is primo! The bar was very nice and the piano player good. The lounge area, although we didn’t stay for an after-dinner drink, would be a great hangout. Spice up the menu and we may try again.

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was just basically poor.
I had a chicken club that was three pieces of toasted sandwich white bread, a smear of sauce,
a little mayo, a sliver of tomato, a few crumbs of bacon, a piece of wilted chopped lettuce
crowned off with sliced cold pre-grilled chicken breast meat from ??(No taste to meat)
Unbelievable to see at that level where they are trying to attract customers.
Dining room had several kids running around also.
Will not be eating here again. Will definitely not recommend.

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CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The Halyard is conveniently located if you are staying at the Sound View in Greenport. It is a spacious dining room excellent for large parties. There are no little nooks for smaller groups and consequently you can feel a little lost in there. The service was attentive, the food served in a timely manner. The offerings were locally sourced however a bit limited, and entrees are served a la carte. Tasty but not outrageous. Price point is good.

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SR
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Had Thanksgiving dinner: ordered from the price fixe menu. Food delicious but smallish serving. Vegetable was Brussels sprouts, and I got only 3 halves, and they were very cold. My husband ordered prime rib medium and it was rare. Never got my coffee and not enough milk for all the other coffees. It appeared they were very short-handed on the wait staff. However, I enjoyed the meal. Major complaint: there was a large dog at the table next to us. Was not a service dog. I love dogs, but not in my dining area. Isn’t that a health violation?

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PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The halyard is over priced for very average food. Service was poor since we were the only table in the restaurant! So many good restaurants out there please don’t waste money here.

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I
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I've been here three times. The food was decent, some of it even delicious. But the service was awful. They were fast out of the gate in greeting us, taking our order and getting our first drink. But inevitably, the server always disappears midway through the meal and we never get offered a second drink, a check in about how our food is, or whether we need the check. I've been here three separate months had two different servers so I can't attribute it to a certain person or a certain situation. The service just isn't good.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

We loved your scenic view and lovely bar room. The sound view is breathtaking. However, our dinner experience fell short due to the service. We waited a very long time for our appetizers and then our entree. The food server felt bad that the chef was so far behind. She gave us some free drinks and ice cream to go. Tables around us also shared the same experience.

I would not recommend your restaurant to a friend until I knew the service had greatly improved.

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