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About Race Lane

Dine on American and Mediterranean fare at Race Lane. Its warm setting features a fireplace and comfortable seating for guests to unwind while enjoying their meal. Executive Chef Nimesh Maharjan showcases his culinary skills with creative dishes prepared with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Guests can begin their dining experience at Race Lane with a fig and goat cheese tart, foie gras with rhubarb marmalade or curried butternut squash soup. An entrée of braised short ribs, organic roasted chicken or filet mignon with truffle-whipped potatoes will satisfy the appetite.

Race Lane features a garden patio with a bar area for guests to dine. Its doors are open Monday through Sunday. This restaurant also provides take-out services for individuals wanting to enjoy their meal at home.

31 Race Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: From 5pm :Thursday-Monday

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 324-5022

Website:
http://www.racelanerestaurant.com/

Public Transit:
East Hampton L.I.R.R. stop. We're just around the corner.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Race Lane Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
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4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (478)
Great for Outdoor Dining (458)
Neighborhood Gem (383)
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Good for Groups (299)
Special Occasion (207)
Vibrant Bar Scene (204)
Notable Wine List (157)
Romantic (147)
Hot Spot (142)
Kid-friendly (81)
Late-night Find (35)
Great for Brunch (20)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good for a Date (5)
Scenic View (5)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Authentic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2016

So sorry to see them close They were good, friendly with super food presentation and attitude

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Unfortunately they are closing permanently . Will miss them!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2016

We've been here a few times and have always enjoyed

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Excellent as always. Burgers are the best in town. The bacon Is special. The pasta bolognese is terrific

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2016

While the food tasted very good I only rated it good because it took a long time to come out and when it did it was more cold than hot. Rather than say something and send it back, we ate it because we waited so long and were hungry.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2016

All terrific ! Garden was lovely !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Started off good then service got slow and it was warm in the restaurant. Presentation was good BUT both Pork Chop dishes had to be sent back as they were overdone and dry. They replaced them and the ensuing dishes were very good. Good BUT they need to pay attention.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Great experience. The food was delicious and the service impeccable .

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2016

Took 1 1/2 hrs to have the appetizer brought to the table. Too much sugar in the parsnip puree. Scallops were good. The kitchen has got to speed up.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Good food as always. The best burger in town! Always friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2016

There was a hair in our brussel sprouts. the lamb came out pretty raw. The cocktail was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2016

Long wait time for the food but the restaurant was very nice about it and gave us free deserts.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Waited 1h to be served. Not a crowded night. No apologies. After 1h, the food was ok. Nothing exceptional.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2016

I love Race Lane! I have dinner there at least twice a week. The food is amazing. I usually have the Hamachi as an appetiser when it's a special then the Salmon entree. It's amazing! So is the house salad. I go with friends or bring the kids. The lobster mac n cheese is always a hit with my kids along with the burgers! The service is very attentive.. It's a true gem.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Great meal on a busy Friday night. Our party of 6 was seated promptly and the food was delicious. Service was excellent. I would strongly recommend it!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Excellent food and attentive service. We love Race lane and come often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2016

Always good food, and good service. The best burger in town

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Have been dining at Race Lane since it opened, and the new owners are just the most hospitable and welcoming people. Very attentive! Eric, the owner, made sure everything went smoothly for our party of 5 which was a friendly get-together. We sat outside in the lovely garden which was quiet. Have sat inside where it's moderately noisier, but not at all intrusive. Bar area is large and inviting; great to stop in and have a cocktail. Can't go wrong with Race Lane. Always a lovely evening out!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2016

We were celebrating my friend's Bachelorette Party and Race Lane was amazing! Our server Jessica was SO great, and the entire staff was very sweet and attentive. The food was out of this world (the burger and bolognese were both to die for, but everything we had was unbelievable) and they even brought out a special sundae dessert with a sparkler for the Bride! We had never been to East Hampton before and we had a fabulous time thanks in part to the great staff at Race Lane!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Wonderful and unhurried

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Always steady. Food is consistent. Won't blow your socks off, but never bad.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Consistently great quality food and service, never disappoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Entrees take far too long to come out of the kitchen. Shouldn't go on thursday, friday or saturday.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Great service, very warm & professional. Hamburger is terrific.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2016

We had a wonderful experience at Race Lane. We sat outdoors and thought the outdoor seating area was very cute. The food was delicious and the service was good as well. An all-around great experience!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Always find this restaurant a pleasant experience and this visit was consistent with that.
Seated upon arrival on time. Excellent service and great specials.
Overall an excellent experience in a difficult town especially on a weekend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2016

This was my first experience at Race Lane.We were warmly greeted at the door,found the food to be delicious,enjoyed the ambiance ,but felt that our waiter came from the land of "no".
When asked for the daily specials he told us he'd let us know when he brought the drinks.
At 6:10 when we were ordering the prix fixe he told us it was over at 6pm. When I showed him that 2 of our menus clearly stated 6:30 he again insisted it was over at 6pm.When I asked to speak with the manager he answered in a condescending voice that there was no manager but he'd get the owner.Luckily he did because the owner graciously came over and said she'd honor the 6:30 time. Because of the owner we will be returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Probably the worst dining experience I can remember. From the moment we walked in we were rudely greeted by hostess - the owner's wife. We had a dinner reservation there on Saturday ( July 2nd ) for 8.15pm and we were seated at 9.10pm. We were disappointed as we booked this reservation weeks ago. Owner's wife - hostess was extremely unprofessional and rude as well as her husband- manager. Owners could at least offered us some comp drinks or simply apologize for the inconvenience. Instead of apologizing, the owners acted like an arrogant, pompous jerks who does not understand how to run an establishment or anything about customer service. We were finally seated after 9pm. We waited for our food for an hour after we had eaten our appetizers. It was getting so late and we were very upset and wanted to talk to owners but they simply ignored our complains. Our waitress asked them 2 times to come to our table but they never did. She knew how bad we were treated entire time and was not able to offer a drink or two ! Instead she advised us to talk to them after paying the bill to see if they could do something for us. We left the restaurant at 10.30pm. We have been to some of the finest restaurants around the world and we are not difficult people at all and we have never been treated like this before. I'll be not returning and will be advising family and friends not to go there.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Race Lane was, unlike other Hamptons restaurants, widely available for the Saturday of July 4th weekend, and I now understand why. Although the waiter was perhaps not at fault, the service was poor. A salad I explicitly ordered after being assured that I could get it without cucumbers had cucumbers. The burgers ordered medium rare were medium to medium well. And there was a long delay before our drinks were brought out, before the appetizer was served and before the main course was served. The waiter, called over by us, said the restaurant was full (as were almost all Hamptons restaurants that weekend), and they were doing their best, and he did provide separate times half glasses of wine as compensation.
The food is Hamptons expensive and the salad undistinguished and the burger dry and overdone (the bacon on it was very good).

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Restaurant had the worst possible working conditions the night of our dinner (torrential downpour, power outage, etc) but did not effect the entire team or level of service. Food still came out delicious and our waiter maintained an upbeat energy the entire time. Can't wait to return!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Food is always delicious. Even with huge crowd tonight dinner was still wonderful.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2016

Excellent food, fantastic service and many reason we continue to return to the great East Hampton eatery.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Loved the knowledgable waiter and great choices! We thought the entrees could be more spices i.e. Bolognese salt or pepper..: ? Burger perfect and yum! Scallops the vegetable sauce was heavy and needed more taste.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Pros: good food, readily-available reservations, great service
Cons: nearly empty on a Friday night in summer, overpriced (like everything in East Hampton)

The pork chop was fantastic, as was the salmon. Brussels sprouts were a bit too oily.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 28, 2016

A pleasant, neighborly spot, with good food (Scottish Salmon is always a solid choice); the staff is helpful and often engaging; the outdoor seating area is a definite plus; the wine list is certainly adequate; they give you time to "dine"--they don't rush you out and you can actually hear yourselves talk. Overall, a good experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Delicious food, pleasant waiter ... Although the woman behind the bar could benefit from being more friendly. A great evening

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2016

Amazing burger, excellent salmon and the octopus appetizer is also incredibly delicious. Don't skip dessert either. One of our favorite places to eat in the Hamptons, Race Lane never disappoints. Great atmosphere and local feel. Can't recommend highly enough.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Excellent preparation of fresh and flavorful ingredients in a great atmosphere. Fortunately, at this time of year, the crowd was small and it was easy to enjoy conversation and a great meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2016

This was our first visit to Race and it was an excellent choice. The service was outstanding and the restaurant was lovely. There was a roaring fire going and it made it so romantic. The soup special was a carrot and squash soup with cashew nuts. It had a bit of a kick and was delicious. The sea scallop entree was another winner. It was beautifully plated with parsnip puree, mushrooms, and zucchini. It was truly a work of art!
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2016

Race Lane in the winter is cozy and charming with a roaring fire adding to the ambience. Food is excellent and service outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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