The Maidstone

3.7
876 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

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The Maidstone is pleased to debut a casual and contemporary "Americana" restaurant that reflects the spirit of East Hampton, Long Island. Classic American flavors are updated with unexpected, seasonal twists.

The Maidstone features a 40-seat dining room, Relaxing Bar & Lounge with 2 fireplaces, a bright and airy sunroom that opens up to the property's outdoor, magical garden with dining and lounge seating.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service

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vipnqNY
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

No longer a great dining experience. We used to come to the maidstone frequently. The dinners were exceptional and so was the service. Apparently, the venue changed ownership/management and with that, so much has changed at the restaurant. The menu they are now calling gastro-pub. Not really. It's a mix of some paltry appetizers, a burger with no sides, a tiny strip of skirt steak with a pile of pickled onions, mushy Brussel sprouts and a few other forgettable choices. Those were the items we had ordered. They were so salted, they were barely edible. The types of alcohol available for coctails is extremely limited as is the wine selection. The only bright spot to the dinner was our waiter Marcos who was very nice and attentive. We always looked forward to coming to the maidstone for dinner, not anymore. Skip this place, the food is a waste of money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new more casual format is very nice and relaxing. The hostess and waitress were charming and welcoming. Good was great!

Wish there were more selections on the Wine list but it was good wine at a fair price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful garden setting. Kind and friendly management, reception snd wait staff. New menu is excellent. Lobster roll the best we ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant is under new management so it is now a bar menu. Service was very slow and the food was soggy and full of oil. Part of the meal that was ordered never arrived and we were charged. We have to ask staff to remove the charge for what we received. Staff seems very disinterested in providing good service and food was just awful. What a shame to see such a beautiful space go downhill. We will certainly miss the former Living Room at Maidstone.

The Maidstone
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. During this Covid-19 transition especially with the lack of staffing, we strive to accommodate all of our guests needs. Would love to know what you ordered so we can make adjustments in the future. We will most certainly do our best to create a space welcoming to both former guests and newcomers. Thank you. - Maidstone Management.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Overly salty, spicy, overpriced, glorified bar food. Service with an attitude! This place used to be great until they changed chefs. Won’t last in Hamptons. Save your money and skip this place!

The Maidstone
Responded on August 28, 2021

Unfortunate you did not have an enjoyable experience with us at such a magical corner here in East Hampton. Thank you for dining with us. During this Covid-19 transition especially with the lack of staffing, we strive to accommodate all of our guests needs. We will most certainly do our best to create a space welcoming to both former guests and newcomers. Our food is only getting better, Thank you. - Maidstone Management.

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vipWorldcouple
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Limited menu . Not the old Maidstone but a nice change from many of the stiff restaurants on the East End

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vipJoeT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

If you have eaten at Living Room in last years be aware (as I was not) that restaurant is under new manager with a very limited menu. The food was good but not the breadth or quality of Living Room, more bar type food.

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vipFoodWanderer
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this tucked away spot so much we came back the next night. So much going on …. Great music , celebrity sightings Emma Roberts and Paul McCarthy both separately eating and drinking so much fun. Food menu was limited this year due to covid 19 but food they had coming out was fantastic. Next time I going to stay for the week. Nothing like Hampton summer nights.

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vipRobbieV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad the Maidstone is back! Great service and simple, but delicious menu. Will be back!!!

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AntonioU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really nice quiet beautiful setting

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vipFoodWanderer
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this Hotel and Restaurant. We went to the Maidstone Thusday , I have been going to the living room their eatery for years. This year they have a small pop up from a famous NYC chef. The menu is small but the food is amazing the waffel and chicken is great !!! The inside outside dinning experince has swing that lights up , pingpong and a trampoline. So much fun this summer.

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vipJohnS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not for dinner

The Maidstone
Responded on August 28, 2021

The space is welcoming for delicious fresh juiced cocktails, classic drinks, extensive wine list, from light-eats to substantial dinner options, as our menu is continuously growing. Come on in and take a look! -Maidstone Management.

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vipRichard
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Very disappointed, terrible service, very amateurish, appeared that no one was in charge, limited menu, market salad was inedible, lobster roll and Brussels sprouts were delicious.

The Maidstone
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you for visiting us at the Maidstone, Sorry if we did not reach your expectations. It has been difficult staffing and filling all the normal roles due to covid-19 and the lack there of staffing. Thank you for dining with us and we are striving daily to improve our service and the quality of our food. Thank you for your honest feedback, for that's the best way to improve. Hope to see you again! - F&B Management

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Food was good unfortunately they have a very limited menu and they don’t state that on the website. So do not expect a large selection of entrees.

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vipGumby
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dinner menu only had 3 items on it, burger, tacos and lobster roll. It really is only a bar menu and should not be billed as a place to make a reservation for dinner. It’s not set up with proper tables and we saw 2 different couples walk out after looking at the menu. It’s a far cry from the Maidstone we have enjoyed in the past.

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vipGailG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant, previously a delightful dining experience, is having a bit of a post pandemic identity crisis. The food, while well prepared, offers little variety. The servers were professional and polite, but likely short staffing led to long preparation times. Hopefully, once it settles on a chef and menu, the restaurant will return to its pre pandemic excellence.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

It’s a bar not a restaurant

The Maidstone
Responded on August 28, 2021

Unfortunate to hear you did not experience the full service of our new and growing restaurant. Our bar is only part of our special spaces, including the garden and multi-room dining room and lounge areas. Our menu is growing and changing to cater to the needs of our wonderful community. Hope to see you again! - F&B Management.

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vipAlma
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with family and our 2 dogs!

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vipDanielleM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live music was lovely and service was super accommodating. the food was also delicious!! very nice evening.

The Maidstone
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for the great review Danielle. We are so happy when you're happy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Called restaurant early is day to ask about the Prix Fixe. Sunday special. They assured me it was in effect. Couldn’t wait because we are not often in the area on Sundays. When we got to our dinner, they told us it was not this Sunday. Pretty annoying.. I came specifically for that and I could have selected a dozen other restaurants. No apologies or compensation was offered when I asked them about it. Wouldn’t go back for their arrogance and lack of integrity. Food average, btw. Wedge salad overdressed, veggie bowl bland and not special. Wine was good.

The Maidstone
Responded on March 9, 2020

We are so sorry that this went so wrong. We don't know what could have happened being that we provide a price fix menu Sunday-Thursday every week. Please let us know if we can possibly make this up to you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

50 min wait...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

45 minute wait for 7pm res. No apologies. Obviously understaffed. Food came cold. An expensive underwhelming experience.

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SherylH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The Maidstone is warm and inviting, service great, but menu and kitchen needs an overhaul
Vegetables good, duck inedible, salmon undercooked, bread stale.
We still enjoyed a lovely time, but would only order apps and drinks next time.. at bar room, or as group to share.. more success with salads and sides.

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JosephB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Seated on porch, which was freezing, with other people’s dogs.

Hard to get a second glass of water.

Parking terrible. Valets incompetent.

Food was great. Chef needs to find new home.

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ThomasF
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Would definitely return again.

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PamelaM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The food came out sporadically. I ordered veg chili and I emphases I did not eat meat. The order came and after I had a few bites I realized there was meat in it. Also the ice burg lettuce was soggy. The noise was almost unbearable but in fairness it is part of an evening hang out so buyer bewhere

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AmyZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, the service and the atmosphere! We are gluten free and there are plenty of choices.

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vipYoungnesters
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live locally year round and have found the Maidstone offers a romantic setting without much of the hype and “see and be seen” stuffiness of its local, very nearby competitors. Service and food quality was also up to snuff. This occasion was Valentines Day, and it was a delightful evening. In the winter months, I would stay away from the annex dining area, as it’s poorly heated. Aside from that, we have found it difficult to go wrong choosing the Maidstone

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The worst meal I’ve had anywhere in the last 5 years. Salmon was OLD and overcooked and smelled fishy, oily and tasted gross. Salad was ordinary and uninspired, bacon was sparse and not fresh. It’s pricey and the quality of the food is terrible. Don’t bother. Too many other fabulous restaurants to chose from in the area. A waste of time and money.

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BarbaraR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Maidstone dining experience will be most memorable from the time we entered the iconic establishment until the time we left. We were graciously greeted by Kyle, the hostess, but we were early for our 7:45 pm reservation. She resourcefully asked us if we’d like to be seated right then as she had availability. We jumped at the suggestion and then was escorted to the beautiful welcoming Sun Room, where we were assisted by James. Even Greg (George?) the floor manager, checked on us a couple of times to see if everything was ok. The food was delicious from appetizer to dessert. We didn’t want to leave. Even after we had an after dinner drink at the bar we didn’t want to leave. All in all the experience was warm, welcoming & delicious. I’d recommend The Maidstone To Everyone. Everyone should have the opportunity of dining with elegance & decorum.

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HonestnFairReviewer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager is an extraordinarily committed gentleman who made sure that every detail of the night was not just right, but exceeded expectations, and that we and others enjoyed every aspect of the dining experience at The Maidstone Arms.
We encountered a small issue when we first arrived and he came to our table, asked if could join us and asked for our feedback. And this was after the Assistant Manager had already made accommodations for us.
I've never experienced such care and attention to the customer at any restaurant here or elsewhere. We even received a discounted, then completely comped bill. To say that management at the restaurant is competent, knows the business and truly cares about what the customer thinks and experiences is an understatement.
This all comes on top of the consistently excellent and creative fare and uniquely pleasant ambiance.
We are long time patrons of the restaurant and 28 years ago had our rehearsal dinner there. We can truly vouch that current management -- including the chef -- is doing a superlative job and has your best interest at heart.

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SirPoochala
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative and delicious!

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vipRJ1961
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience dining at the Maidstone. The food and service were great.. The chicken pot soup was great!!!

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vipMeganD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love it! Will return

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DAVIDW
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. One of tables near us was extremely loud. One dessert was excellent the other strawberries and lady fingers was hard as a rock.

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SandraV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. The staff was outstanding and the food delicious.

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Matty
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Place is very cute and quaint aesthetically from the curb appeal and inside is cozy as well. Gave me vibes of The Inn at Pound Ridge (if you’ve been).

However! The ambiance inside was all wrong. The music was club music or chic modern hotel vibe with fast beats and was far too loud. Because it was loud it forced everyone to shout and made having a conversation unbearable. There was an annoying electronic violin player going around fiddling away. If you’re trying to make a peaceful calm experience, that of which I expected from the reviews and style of the place, then bring in a real violinist and call it a day.

The food, appetizer was good enough but not great. The main course however, while portion size was perfect, lacked flavor. I’m pretty sure the chef forgot the use of salt completely on everyone’s main course. For the the Hamptons and the clientele that frequent the area, I expected more. Did I expect Michelin star, no...but I did expect a significantly better meal. Something that would be par for the course of the Hamptons with a higher standard especially for the price.

Redeeming quality aside from the curb appeal, and portion size was the wait staff. Sarah our server was very attentive and everyone was wonderful, couldn’t have been nicer.

So if you’re looking for a cute place with friendly staff, look no further. But if you’re looking for a great culinary experience, I’d look elsewhere.

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vipibarbara24
New York Area
169 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

First of all, there was about a 2 or 3 inch snowfall just before dinner time. You would think someone would shovel the icy walk as well as the steps leading into the restaurant. But no, no one did. There was just enough snow to be trampled upon over and over so it was an icy, messy hazard.

Second, upon entering the restaurant it was very busy with a Happy Hour group who were very, very loud and then a violinist circulating the bar area with a neon lit violin. OK... that’s fine if you’re there for Happy Hour. If, however, you wanted a nice dinner, it was obnoxious. Why, they opened the dining room right by the bar is beyond me when a quiet area below to the right of the entrance was empty except for one lone woman in the accompaniment of her dog!

I for one, would not return. I expected to be at a restaurant not a local bar!

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vippierref
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Our server was Sara and she was great!

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The Maidstone is rated 3.7 stars by 876 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.