Sandbar

4.5
578 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
This gem located in the heart of the village in Cold Spring Harbor, features a polished coastal-casual ambiance that creates a sleek backdrop for elaborate American cuisine from both land and sea. Executive Chef Guy Reuge has combined local fare, tavern favorites and seafood specialties to create a menu where classic comfort foods collide with modern opulence.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00am
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(631) 498-6188
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Guy Reuge
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Catering
Off-site catering is available. Custom menus to accommodate all parties.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Large municipal lot located just a short walk from the restaurant.
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Public transit
Cold Spring Harbor train station is 2 miles away.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 578 People Are Saying
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food
4.4
service
4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Yeah immediate smell of truffle oil as soon as we entered was a bit overwhelming (a strong personal dislike). Our server was very friendly and professional but the restaurant was understaffed for a busy Friday night. He was covering multiple tables and didn’t get to ours too often.

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OT
4.0Dined 3 days ago

Very relaxed feel and great food.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The food was very good. I enjoyed the intimate dining room. Our server was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant

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TL
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Love , loved the decor & friendly confident Sincere service from start to finish .
Beautiful & tasteful presentation of food .
Clean, bright and welcoming space, decoration current & inviting.
Loved the food, the service & all the beautiful Art on the walls!!

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OT
4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Met a friend for brunch. We shared the salmon toast, breakfast pizza and chickpea fries. Everything was delicious. Mentioned to the waitress that we thought there was supposed to be egg on the pizza and she realized they forgot it. She took our dessert off the bill which was very nice and not expected. They brought frothed cold cream for my iced coffee and complimentary little pastries. The décor is beautiful. Highly recommend

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D
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Menu was enticing and did not disappoint. Service was excellent, dessert delish. Would definitely visit again

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LT
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Absolutely loved this restaurant - the food was beyond delicious. The ambiance was lovely and the wait staff could not have been more accommodating and nice. Definitely cannot wait to go back.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We had a great time!

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S
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Just excellent all the way. Fish drinks and service a ten

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J
4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Started at the bar for a few cocktails before sitting down in the dining room for dinner.
Apps of oysters and salad was very good. Our 2 dinners were grilled swordfish and roasted chicken and both were very good!

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TM
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Excellent time at Sandbar. Food was excellent! Will be back.

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F
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Outstanding food and atmosphere. The waiters are marginal. Have had much better in the past

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OT
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The restaurant was lovely, it was not very busy, we went for lunch and it took 35 minutes for a burger and flatbread pizza.

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OT
1.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We sat at the bar and the service was sub-par.

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m
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

This is consistently one of the best restaurants on Long island.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great experience

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OT
3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Four of us went on July 4 th for brunch. There were only a few tables occupied and we waited a very long time for our food when others who came after were served first. We had a female server who started out getting the drink order incorrect, never smiled and we felt we were bothering her. She was not attentive especially with the long wait. It was our first time there and although the food was good I don’t believe we will go back

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M
4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Overall a good experience, however I specifically mentioned it was our anniversary in the reservation and they didn't mention it at all.

Kitchen was also very slow for a Sunday night with only 2 other tables.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Our server was great and the food was delicious as usual. We love it here and will definitely be back!

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B
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food and service was very good. Ambience is nice. Restaurant is noisy but conversation at table was not strained. Problem with a dessert which was handled to my satisfaction by the waiter. I would go back again

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Another great experience at Sandbar. Wonderfully diverse menu with something for everyone. The price fixed dinner from 5-7 Monday through Thursday at $32 is a great value. Service is very friendly and attentive. Great cocktails and a superb wine list. Preparation is lovely and the portions are well sized while still leaving enough room for dessert.

The chickpea fries and the burrata great appetizers. The grilled eggplant, the salmon, and the swordfish are all beautifully done. Interesting and tasty side dishes as well. for dessert, the triple sorbet is a great palate cleanser, but you must try the Cinnamon Sugar Ricotta Donuts chocolate, mixed berry sauce. This should be a controlled substance.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Made several requests in advance for the chef to stop by our table and greet our guest. Did not happen. Service was slow and somewhat diner like. The roasted eggplant was mediocre. The duck was perfect and the scallops were good. Would try again, but disappointed after all the calls were made.

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S
4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Good service, knowledgeable wait staff. Menu has veggie options. Food was well cooked and delicious. Would return again. Worth trying.

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ML
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Food was terrific. Outstanding dishes included the Peeky Toe Crab ,Oysters that tasted like they came out of the sea that day and the Lobster entree . Wine list was greta. Had a tasty Turley Zinfandel Service was spot on . Great for date night. Will be back!

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BE
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Excellent, refined food, service and ambiance. From our host James to our waiter Marco, we we felt welcome and appreciated. The seafood we had was excellent and on par with some of the best restaurants we've dined at in Manhattan. This is a gem in the CSH/Huntington area and one we plan to return to often. One of our new favorites.

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KW
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Service was great- didn’t have to wait long for food and it was Fathers Day! Juan was great!

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MR
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Food and service was excellent

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C
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

It was fine but overpriced for what you got. The server was attentive and courteous.

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OT
2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We gave Sandbar a try for a late Friday dinner and it was our first time. Unfortunately I don’t plan to return! We did not love the food, and the service felt frantic. We are happy to spend for good food but dinner was a rip-off. It cost $20 for four shrimp in the shrimp cocktail and they were just medium sized. The tuna entree was decent but in a heavy cream sauce not necessary for summertime. The gnocchi was bland. They even charge for iced tea refills. Cold Spring Harbor is so charming - I wish this cute local spot had better food, value and service.

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LO
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We know the chef from Mirabelle. We were visiting from Florida, and were so happy to enjoy a fabulous meal!!

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F
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The food and service were great

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LB
4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Had a nice experience at sandbar- enjoyed the scallops, burger and roasted eggplant. Menu offerings look tasty. Not an every day place so we came to celebrate our upcoming nuptials with my mother. Had a nice time, thank you.

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M
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Every time I go to Sandbar, I leave thinking the food was good, but the service was not. Their servers need to be trained in finer dining. I shouldn't have to look for the server to fill out wine glasses. If they can get the service to the level it should be, this would be a good restaurant.

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JD
3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Unfortunately we waited quite a bit past our reservation time to be seated and were not served our appetizers until 1 hour past our original reservation time. We were also seated just outside the kitchen. Overall it wasnt a great experience.

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M
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We always enjoy our visit to Sandbar. The food is excellent and there is always something different on the menu to try. The service is excellent and everyone is so friendly. It is our favorite place now.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food and service was excellent!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. However, I still think it it was somewhat overpriced for the type of food and ingredients used. We will be back, but maybe for a special occasion as opposed to a regular date night dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Staff is spectacular- informative, kind, attentive. They aim to please and I have never been let down. Chef is incredible... menu changes just often enough. I highly recommend for lunch, brunch or dinner!

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FH
3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The service was great, but I left again not wowed with the food. I had the lobster - the vegetables were over cooked and not much flavor overall. My husband had a great steak. For the price, I’m not sure it’s worth it. This is our fifth visit. I’ll stick with Prime to be honest.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised when we
had lunch here. upon entering there is a very inviting bar flanked by a casually elegant
dining room. food and service both fit the upscale décor.
highly recommended.

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