The Halyard

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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
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NM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Bar area is cozy for winter but piano player had to compete with music from private function in next room.

Dining room lacked interest although tables were spaced a nice distance from one another. Our table was by an exit door which was my view. With the sun down and no view of the water, the room is just dark and lacks any visual interest. Contrary to that, the tables outside the dining room that can’t be reserved are far more inviting with cozy cane couches.

The food was very good as hoped so will be back, but will wait for one of the tables outside the dining room.

CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was absolutely wonderful. Drinks were strong and carefully crafted. Food was impeccable and every single one of us in our group (8 people) loved their meal. There was a slight wait for our table reservation (which we didn't mind) and so we went to the bar and because of the wait, the bartender had our first round of drinks comp'd. Waitstaff was awesome for dinner and food came out timely, warm, and delicious. Highly reccomend!

DL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Bogardus and his staff were wonderful! The tuna tartare, the tagliatelle with white truffles, the monkfish, and the gumbo were great!

The Halyard
Responded 5 days ago

Dear David Thank you for the great review! Cant wait to have you back Regards Derrick E

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M
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffle pasta was incredible.
The service is always great, the views are spectacular.

The Halyard
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Mikey Love to hear you had a great time and come back anytime! Regards Derrick E

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great views of the sound - go at sunset to enjoy. Cozy piano bar with karaoke, which we enjoyed after dinner.

The Halyard
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Margaret Thank you for the good rating. Look forward to having you back! Regards Derrick E

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RH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only thing that would have been better was the weather

The Halyard
Responded on October 21, 2019

Dear Rick Thank you for the great rating. Trust me we wish the weather could be better too! Cant wait to have you back. Regards Derrick E

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2
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect weather...perfect table...great server and staff...all told, an A-one experience.

The Halyard
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thank you for the great rating! We are so glad to hear are staff took such good care of you. Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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DD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View is magnificent. Food exceptional. We love the whole atmosphere and different rooms. The old time Piano Bar is so quaint. I knew the Soundview for many years. I’m so happy to see it’s renaissance!

The Halyard
Responded on October 17, 2019

Dear Deborah Thank you for the great rating! So glad you had a good time. Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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JM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great view and venue. Food was very good also- lobster roll and the gumbo were great.

The Halyard
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thanks for the great rating!! Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service anazing! Fantastic views, a hidden gem.

The Halyard
Responded on October 12, 2019

Thanks for the great rating!! Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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KH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I did love the decor, the service was good and the food was good (not great). I felt it was over priced. If I am going to spend $200 (including tip) on dining out, I expect better food and a more formal experience.

The Halyard
Responded on October 5, 2019

Thank you for the feedback Kimberly. We will be addressing the issues you brought up with our team. Hope to see you again. Regards Derrick

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BT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our time here! Fabulous cocktails, amazing sunset, delicious food and our server Lorenzo was the best! Can’t wait to come back!!!

The Halyard
Responded on October 5, 2019

Thank you Brenda! Hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Hostess was wonderful! Allowed us to move from an inside (where it is quite noisy) to an outside table. Wonderful warm evening with LI Sound gently hitting the rocks below. Food was typically wonderful; the whipped ricotta is a must! The chicken/shrimp gumbo was delicious, as were the swordfish and sea scallops. The desserts looked terrific thought my party was too full to enjoy them..
A reliable spot to entertain our friends..

The Halyard
Responded on September 22, 2019

Thank you for the great review!! Cant wait to have you back. Regards Derrick E

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OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Limited lunch menu

The Halyard
Responded on September 22, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, we are always striving to improve all aspects of guest experience at The Halyard. Hope you will give us another try. Regards Derrick E

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DR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to The Halyard for lunch and it was a great choice. The food was great and we enjoyed the view. We will definitely visit again when we are in the area.

The Halyard
Responded on September 22, 2019

Dear Donna Thank you for the great rating and review, we cant wait to have you back!!! Regards Derrick E

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Place looks beautiful inside. We sat outside for dinner on the most perfect night. Service was excellent. Only issue was our credit card being charged an additional $425.00 by mistake then canceled but somehow the funds were caught up in the system somewhere for nearly 4 days. The managers were very helpful and pleasant trying to rectify this though but it was a bit of an inconvenience.

The Halyard
Responded on September 22, 2019

Dear Jessica Thank you for the great rating. I do apologize for the inconvenience caused with your credit card and glad we could get it resolved. Cant wait to have you back!! Regards Derrick E

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DT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We will go back for a glass of wine and the view and nothing more. The food was all soo salty it was barely edible. So disappointing.

The Halyard
Responded on September 22, 2019

Dear Donna Thank you for the feedback, we are always striving to improve all aspects of guest experience at The Halyard. Hope you will give us another try. Regards Derrick E

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous in every respect. It’s a “must dine” restaurant.

The Halyard
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for the great review, and great compliment! Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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LA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first meal at the Halyard, about a year ago, was wonderful. Spectacular view, food, and service. The last two times haven't been nearly as good. Our most recent visit on a Friday evening was disappointing once we got past the buttery, salty biscuit basket. We were early but were denied any of the several open tables by the window on the grounds that they were already taken, even though that hadn't been listed as an option when we booked our table. The oysters were fine; the fish tasted good but the sauce (broth?) with vegetables was very watery. The steak was so gristly that my husband (a bonafide carnivore) ate only half of it. We may go back for lunch some time on a beautiful summer day, but that will be about all.

The Halyard
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for the feedback. We have addressed the issues that you brought forward and hope you will give us another try. Regards Derrick E

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KH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was cold; no clean silverware after appetizers; was never offered choice of table when used open table; fish and chips was not tasty something go off about the taste; no refills on iced tea-really??

The Halyard
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for the feedback. Staff training is an ongoing practice for us, we will use the feedback given to us to improve every aspect of guest experience. Regards Derrick E

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AK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Stephan's menu is outstanding. Had the scallops for the fifth time this summer. Yummy.

The Halyard
Responded on September 7, 2019

Thank you for the great review! Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the moment we walked in the door until we left. The ricotta with truffle honey was beyond amazing! Will definitely be back!

The Halyard
Responded on September 7, 2019

Thanks for the great rating, we look forward to having you join us again. Regards Derrick E

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DG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit since the new, young chef took over, and we are thrilled with the food , the service, and the ambiance. The raw hamachi salad with watermelon was a wonderfully cool summer starter, and my swordfish was perfectly grilled, with a soft green sauce on top. Homemade agnolotti were excellent, though my partner (not me!) thought there was too much truffle on them. Service was attentive without being pushy.

My only complaint is that we were seated next to a table of eleven people that was pretty noisy. (How could it be otherwise?) If the restaurant is going to accommodate such big parties, they should seat them some distance from other diners.

The Halyard
Responded on September 7, 2019

Thanks for the great rating, we look forward to having you join us again. Regards Derrick E

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view is just spectacular

The Halyard
Responded on September 7, 2019

Thanks for the great rating, we look forward to having you join us again. Regards Derrick E

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GA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Unfortunately we had such a bad experience from start to finish.

The Halyard
Responded on September 7, 2019

I am sorry to hear, that we did not live up to the expectations. We are constantly striving to improve all aspects of guest relations, and your feedback will be used in improving all aspects of The Halyard and staff training. I do hope you will give us another try Regards Derrick E

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JD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

This is my second time at the Halyard and it was disappointing compared to the last. There were a lot of issues with the hostess stand and we didn’t get seated for our 8:00 reservation until almost 8:30 even though I checked in at 7:30 for our party of 6. The hostess assured me that she’d find us at the bar when our table was ready but I went back to the hostess stand 3 times and each time, she had forgotten we were there. Meanwhile, multiple other parties were being seated. I finally had to stand over her until she found us a table and even then, she was trying to seat us in the library which is a back room without the ambience.

Food was good but there was a very long wait after we ordered and mine was not hot when it came out indicating it had been sitting for awhile. There seems to be an issue with staffing and service that I hope they get straightened out. The food and ambience have the potential to be the best on the East End. It’s unfortunate that this experience was mediocre at best.

The Halyard
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for your feedback and the issues you have brought up are currently being addressed. I believe that we did not give you our best showing, I do hope however that you will give us another try. Regards Derrick E

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HL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the scallops and the fish & chips! Stunning views all around!

The Halyard
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for the great rating Hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday celebration

The Halyard
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for the great rating Hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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SM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Extremely disappointed! Overly priced food with no flavor! Kids hot dog came to our table burnt, including the bun! Service was inadequate! Would not recommend!

The Halyard
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for the valuable input, we will use the information provided to further improve all aspects of guest experience . We do hope you will give us another try. Regards Derrick E

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AR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an entirely lovely early dinner with our two school-aged kids. The service was warm and attentive, and everything we ordered was perfect, from the shrimp cocktail (plump, fresh, sweet) to the oysters (gorgeous), to the seared scallops on a bed of corn, chanterelle mushrooms, and greens that was an incredible flavor punch. My daughter's burger was slightly overcooked, and replaced swiftly. All in all, delightful.

The Halyard
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for the great rating Hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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DW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Incredible views, beautiful ambiance, really delicious fresh food. Only criticism is the service... staff seemed really disorganized. We had a 7:30 reservation and weren’t seated until 8 when there were plenty of tables available.

The Halyard
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for the valuable input, we will use the information provided to further improve all aspects of guest experience . We do hope you will give us another try. Regards Derrick E

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KJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I had the best tasting swordfish I have ever had..different fresh-tasting flavors, perfectly paired with a delicious risotto. Dessert of peaches and blueberries topped with a creamy 'something' on top.mmm..just delicious. Would definitely recommend the Halyard. I with two other people who enjoyed what they ate just as much as I enjoyed mine.

The Halyard
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for the great rating Hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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H
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous views of ocean location is amazing food was delicious definitely going back !!!

The Halyard
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for the great rating Hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food - excellent
Service - great server and host. Bartender - lack of personality and knowledge. Otherwise, very friendly staff.

The Halyard
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for the great rating Hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was horrendous, hostess was unpleasant.. our second time there will never go back

The Halyard
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for the valuable input, we will use the information provided to further improve all aspects of guest experience . We do hope you will give us another try. Regards Derrick E

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R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and piano bar. Bar not as well stocked as it should be.

The Halyard
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for the great rating Hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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RI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

VIEW IS GREAT, SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING. FOOD WAS VERY GOOD.

The Halyard
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for the great rating Hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A place we like to frequent

The Halyard
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for the great rating and we hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so excited to be at the Halyard again . The view of Long Island Sound is unmatched and that’s just the start. The food is excellent and there is always something new and exciting to order. The service is great and the drinks are super! Overall a destination for all food lovers who like the freshest local ingredients prepared to perfection! Don’t miss the Halyard!

The Halyard
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for the great rating and we hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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F
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The physical restaurant is very charming and inviting and the views are spectacular, but you can’t eat a view! The food was very disappointing and uneven. We tried several small plates for the table and there were problems with each one we sampled. The plating of all the food we ate was sloppy and unappealing, no better than what you’d get in any diner. First off, whatever they are baking as biscuits for the table, should be replaced with decent bread. These biscuits were greasy, tough and under baked. The green chickpea hummus was under-seasoned and too coarse, and served with store-bought taro chips, very boring. The four of us didn’t even finish it. Our heirloom tomato salad was ridiculous - unevenly cut chunks of tomatoes (some of which were smashed) piled in a soup bowl with barely a flavor of basil and no taste of summer savory or sherry vinegar to be recognized. The marinated Spanish olives were neither marinated nor Spanish, tasted of the brine from the jar they were scooped from. The whipped ricotta was drowned in honey and what passed for truffle was nonexistent. I ordered the fish and chips, which was a mistake. The fish was heavily salted before battered and fried, and the fry was soggy and greasy, not crispy. The two pieces of fish were plopped on top of a pile of fries that were so overly salted, they were inedible. I sent the fries back and requested a larger plate to put the fish on because you couldn’t cut the fish sitting in atop fries in a small metal bucket. I only managed to eat half of one fish stick (the actual fish was mushy). Another guest had the chicken paillard and the chicken was gray and dirty looking from a dirty grill. The remaining two entrees were acceptable, the scallops and the monkfish. Chef Bogardus’ mentors, the late Gerry Hayden and his pastry chef wife Claudia Fleming, would not have approved! At these prices, I expect better. Otherwise, they should just serve standard beach fare of burgers and tacos and call it a day.

The Halyard
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, we have address the issues that you have brought forward. Guest experience is something we take very seriously and are constantly striving to improve. We do hope you will give us another try Regards Derrick E

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