Overall great food and table service. Getting our table was delayed about 20min., but once seated the service was great (this is why I rated only good on the service). Food excellent. Definitely a very young crowd (Labor Day weekend) and very loud although this was a 9:00 reservation. There was a DJ playing etc. I would recommend the restaurant for sure and would try again earlier and less festive weekend:)
Great place to kick back and relax with friends.
Overpriced mediocre food. Nice atmosphere. Good for drinks not dining.
Where to begin....an unexpected surprise occurred when we found out that Tuesday was "Burger Night", and they had brought in a guest chef from a restaurant in the city to make their specialty burger, we were sold from the beginning and the rest of the experience was phenomenal, including the burger!!!! Will definitely make the hour drive to go back!
Excellent food, nice atmosphere, a great restaurant visually. Although food was slow to arrive & extremely expensive for what it was, but would definitely go again & recommend it.
The server and the barmaid we not the friendliest. But the food and ambiance had made up for it. We looked the food.
Overpriced. This palace used to be fun but the prices for the food and drinks are outrageous!
I went to dinner with my husband, we had an 8pm reservation on a Friday night. Good experience overall. After 9pm it was like the floodgates opened and the bar scene errupted
Waiter tried to charge us $4 for 3 pieces of bread. Food is decent but overpriced. You're better off only going here for drinks at the bar.
i have been here plenty of summers but this time was horrible. There were dead bugs everywhere around us. The waitress was nice but had no idea about anything on the menu. And the food took so long despite only a few people in the restaurant. Definitely not as good as it used to be.
Drinks were good but on the expensive side. We were asked to order by a certain time and asked to take care of the bill in order for them to turn the table over. The restaurant was very loud with several large parties. Fun for a group and celebrating with friends.
We came especially for Tuesday burger night. The burgers were absolutely delicious. We requested bacon on our burgers but were told that that restaurant did not have bacon. The side dishes of onion rings and fries were also great. We did not drink alcohol with out meal but did notice that the drinks were on the expensive side. Overall, great meal.
Went here for "burger" night
Burger was real good
It was early in the evening and everything was real nice
Food was decent, but overpriced. The bar is definitely a meat market for out-of-towners.
Waitress was amazing. Food was good but the restaurant has major issues regarding attitude and arrogance. First, I tried like hell to get in touch to change our reservation to a later time but they don't answer the phone. We had to rush home and race to the restaurant to find it completely empty with the friendly host sitting next to the phone readying for the night. I couldn't help to think, "how about answering the phone or returning the numerous messages." Ok. So We ordered a clam pizza and, well, there were no clams!!! And the pizza was SMALL. We were then informed it was burger night. So, nothing but burgers, really small really overpriced burgers. Fries are extra. And, in our case, come after the food is half/eaten. My elderly parents picked up the bill and were mortified by how expensive. Me, personally, spend about 150k a year on dining. I'm used to this type of dining disgrace. However, it hurt knowing my parents (thinking they were picking up some burgers and fries and a pizza) had to foot almost a 300 tab.
I write to you folk, a first ever review, because places like this need to be extinct and they need to learn to lose the attitude. It's just food. You're in the service industry. Our waitress got it, sadly the others don't.
Server was knowledgeable and gave great service. Food met the expectations and more
Service was great, manager very accommodating but need to improve upon food served. Menu items sound good from the menu, but the actual food is not very good
The main pasta dish was $26 and included 5 small bite sized pieces of pasta. We asked the waitress specifically if it was a normal sized portion and she said it was for one person. It was obviously an appetizer size. Our reservation time was not honored, waited 40 minutes and had to follow up regularly while others were sat to eat promoter style and other tables were empty. Hostess had an attitude. It was better in previous years.
Even though we had a reservation we were made to wait almost 1 hour while others breezed in and we're seated immediately. The food was awful and not particularly memorable.
So much fun! The food is great, service very good and the place is always energetic.
I have never been so aggravated from the lack of "customer service" from a place in my life. I called well over 48 hours ahead of my reservation to speak with someone regarding my reservation. I had two friends flying in town from LONDON to spend the long weekend in the Hampton's over Memorial Day. I wanted to take them to Ruschmeyer's because it is one of my favorites.
The flights were postponed out of London due to the rain first thing Thursday morning, so I knew I had to change or cancel my reservation, knowing their strict $20 a head charge of missing the reservation, I wanted to ensure that my credit card would not be charged. Over the course of 48 hours, I called their 800 # listed on the site, as well as their affiliate Hotel in Brooklyn, the hotel phone number associated with the Ruschmeyer's, AND the actual restaurant number OVER 150 times. I also e-mailed them with two e-mail addresses their hotel room booking agent provided me via the 800 #, and submitted 2 forms on line for them to contact me. Nobody ever answered the phone, the calls never went to voicemail, and no emails were returned. I have yet to hear from anyone, and will never go to Ruschmeyer's again.
My friends in London have told their friends in NYC as well as London that if they go to the Hampton's to never visit here, and head straight to Surf Lodge where we were welcomed even due to the last minute timing of the Holiday Weekend.
Fried Chicken was delicious
Went early Labor Day weekend -- lovely decor and outdoor bars and Veuve was having a promo party there Friday night so yay for champagne. Definitely a scene and so loud I could hardly hear my friends across the table. Tres preppy white and 20- 30-something. Even by MTK standards its on the pricey side for good (but not amazing) food. We had the grilled shrimp and pizza and rosé and kale salad and roasted potatoes. Service was accommodating, we were seated promptly. Bottom line: go for the party.
Very fun place and great food! And some of the servers are very good.
What an amazing brunch experience we had here Sunday morning! We had a decent size party but it ended up being a great experience. Service is good and good is awesome!
Cool vibe- Shared a pizza and few drinks with the grilled octopus for appetizer. Food was tasty..the bread pudding French toast dessert was out of this world. The service was great!
The place was nice, the food didn't impress me.
We had the boil, which was a little to spicy in my opinion and dry. The lobster was delicious but since you are in Montauk I will like to have a little more class and not just give you a can with plastic bibs, hand towelettes that keep you hand sticky.
The wine was good, and the skewer ok.
The restaurant has appetizers and pizza, nothing more.
The dessert was good and I am not a sweet person, plus with my burning lips I needed something to calm them down.
My first trip to Ruschmeyer's in May was amazing (the tilefish dish is a delight) and prompted me to make another reservation when I was back in Montauk this past weekend. However, Ruschmeyer's had completely changed their dinner menu and the result was disastrous. I ordered the organic chicken dish and I am not kidding when I say that the plate is made up of 4 large pieces of chicken and nothing else. Nothing, nada, zilch. No vegetables, no small side, nothing but chicken. Almost ridiculous that the chef thinks that this is an appropriate dish to serve. My 2 friends ordered the monkfish and wagyu steak. While their plates had some veggies to even out the plate, the monkfish was smaller than 1 piece of my chicken and they swore that the steak was not wagyu but a simple skirt steak.
This place is not worth your time for dinner. The cocktails and ambiance are good though so definitely come here only for drinks.
I took my family to dinner at 6pm on a Sunday- we've never been there before. The restaurant is nicely decorated and very inviting. However, we were the only ones in the restaurant. Apparently, the outside deck area which I was not aware of, we more crowded. Despite being the only people in the indoor area, it took about 40 minutes to get our appetizer (a dozen oysters!!) and the waitress had no idea about any question we had- we asked if they could make plain pizza for our kids and she said she didn't think so... really??? When she checked, it was not a problem. Even though we ordered that first, took forever!! I think this is more of a place for late night and adults who want to be seen!!
This place attracts a mostly younger crowd that shared many of the tables. The noise level from the music combined with the numerous groups of diners was nearly staggering, which is how I assume the restaurant likes it. The chick-pea and yogurt appetizer was innovation and tasty; the clams casino no better or worse than other places. The $34 lobster roll was perhaps a bit larger than you find at other places that charge $20, but not that much larger and certainly not better prepared than, for example. St. Peter's Catch down the road toward town. The Sea Bass was tasty and well-prepared though not really memorable. We did not have the signature pizzas, which, based on the tables around us, is a popular share. Basically, this seems like the type of place where you go to have a typically expensive Hamptons meal, then circulate at the activities and bars and see who you can befriend. Not a bad place, really, aside from the noise level. Just not that special, either.
Very disappointed with the preparation of food. Bland, under seasoned, overseasoned, doughy pizza and expensive. Would only recommend drinks at Raschmeyers.
Great for dinner and drinks but come 10-11pm it gets packed with people who think they're in the Hamptons. Too small of a dance space for the amount of people. You can't move & it's too hot. Definitely recommend for dinner but I would go somewhere else late night.
Food was nasty n they didn't have half the stuff on the menu
The server was great, the ambience was lovely, and we had a great table. But the biggest disappointment was my entree. I ordered the free range organic chicken, to be served with salsa verde. A $30 chicken. The chicken was well-cooked, salty- possibly due to a lengthy brine, but ok. it was served bare on the plate with some drippings of salsa verde. A complete entree should come dressed with some grains, trickles of vegetables, ANYTHING! But some drippings to alleviate the salty bite? We ordered the a side of collard greens to assist, but was quickly disappointed with the abundance of overly dressed sweetness. Overall, you go to a restaurant for the food. Not the scene, the ambience or the service. The food was ok, but starkly disappointing. We did not stay for dessert. We will not be returning.
Great spot for dinner before a night out with friends
When heading to Ruschmeyers we were anticipating a great start to a night full of great food, drinks, and laughs. Well. what a mistake that was. We arrived for a 10 PM reservation which was pushed back 15 minutes, then another 15 minutes and another and another until it was 11PM and we were finally seated. We were upset, but still in good spirits as the hostess informed us she had our first round of drinks. I guess she must be in some kind of work program because when our waitress asked the hostess about our free drinks she went Rainman on us and pretended like she had no idea who we were. We were brought the wrong drinks in which the waitress asked "what do you want me to do about it" Idk how about go grab the correct drinks, Toots.
food was overpriced and not good. service was awful and waitress actually mouthed off to my friend. Reservation was at 10pm and didnt get sat down until 10:50. ill never be eating there again.
Upon arrival at the reserved time of 6:15pm, I was told that the restaurant would need to have the table back by 8:15pm. I'm a part-time resident of Montauk and I've probably been to almost every sit-down restaurant in the hamlet. I've also traveled extensively over the past 35 years, and I've dined at a multitude of sit-down restaurants in more than 35 states and 30 foreign countries. These have included urban restaurants, rural restaurants, Michelin 3-star restaurants and casual restaurants. Until the visit to Ruschmeyer's, I'd NEVER been given a dining deadline. The demand was an outrageous abdication of the restaurant's responsibility for structuring its reservations, and it cast a pall over the entire dining experience.
THE RESTAURANT IS REALLY NICE IN TERMS OF DECOR AND STYLE THE FOOD IS REALLY GOOD AND GOOD QUALITY/PRICE VALUE.
UNFORTUNATELY THE NOISE COMING FROM THE BAR AND THE LOUD MUSIC MADE IT TOTALLY NOT WORTH IT.
i DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY WANT TO RUIN SUCH A SOPHISTICATED PLACE WITH CROWDS OF NOT SOPHISTICATED PEOPLE AT THE BAR THAT THEN ARE INVADING THE RESTAURANT WITH THE NOISE AND THE MUSIC LEVEL.
i THINK THE MANAGEMENT SHOULD SEPARATE THE 2 THINGS OR AT LEAST TRY TO KEEP IT ACCEPTABLE FOR THE OTHERS THAT JUST WANT TO EAT IN A COOL BUT PEACEFUL MANNER!