Sandbar

4.6
623 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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 623 People Are Saying
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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F
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant great atmosphere. Delicious food we loved everything. Service was perfect and don’t forget to try the grapefruit cocktail. I forget the name but they are famous there for a really good reason! Will go back for sure!!

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N
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. Great food, service, and ambiance. We were here two weeks in a row for special occasions.

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M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place ❣️❣️

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s
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good, food great service attentive highly recommend

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here many times. The meal is always outstanding. The bar is a great place to grab a drink before dinner. It has a great vibe, no matter what day of the week.
Friday and Saturday the noise level is a little high,but the food will keep you coming back.
Cold Spring Harbor is such a great Northshore town and it’s luck to have such a restaurant gem!

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d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Been meaning to try out Sandbar for a while now, and my wife and I made it over there this past Friday night for dinner. We made a reservation earlier in the day which was probably a good idea considering how busy they were. There’s a bar area and a restaurant area. The décor in both is really nice – nautical North Shore in keeping with the town it’s in. We were seated quickly and our waiter was great – attentive, there when you needed and kept the pace of our meal just right. We tried the chickpea fries and charred octopus appetizers. We’re tough to please when it comes to octopus, having had it first in Portugal, and finding that many places tend to overcook it. This was nicely done with a little char but tender. The fries were good as well (I liked the sriracha aioli). My wife enjoyed the baked apple old fashioned with her dinner and I had one of their draft IPAs from a good selection of beers.

Dinner was the grilled swordfish for me and roasted salmon for my wife. The fish was cooked nicely for both dishes and really fresh. Vegetables and other sides accompanied the meal well. We split a slice of cheesecake that we really didn’t have room for but enjoyed just the same. We had a table for two by the window with a nice view of the town. A few tables outside looked like a nice place to eat on a warmer night, but it was already too cold for that.

There are televisions in the bar area which is noticeably louder, but the dining area isn’t overly loud which was nice. A real nice experience. We’ll be back again.

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WC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The is the 2nd time we've been at Sandbar for special occasions. We like their appetizers a lot. Dinner entree not so much. Service was great! Restaurant is nice, elegant, and comfortable. A tiny bit on the pricey side. We will certainly go again for special occasions.

We got there really early at 5:15pm so the restaurant is quite empty. Strangely, even we are the 2nd table in the entire dinner room, they seat us right next to the other table. Since the restaurant is empty and quiet, our conversations were kind of bothering each other.

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LZ
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice hostess and server (Kelly). We hit major traffic due to the Fall Festival and the hostess was very accommodating. Our server was professional, friendly and attentive. We liked the food, too, and will be back.

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R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Subpar. Don't order the seafood tower. Very amateurish & low quality. Had high expectations. Will not return.

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A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately been there a few times, but definitely disappointed with service this time around. Waitress was very very unaccommodating during our Brunch with Kids.

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T
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food, service and ambience. Highly recommended.

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Good service. The fluke ceviche was amazing and the salmon was perfectly cooked.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! A little pricey but very delicious food

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Great food and service. The chick pea fries are the best!!

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HC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upscale beachy atmosphere. Great service. Delicious fresh seafood! Amazing overall experience and would highly recommend. Duck tacos and tuna entree were a must

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MP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, our server Edwin was fantastic...we will definitely be back very soon.

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f
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was very slow the night that we were there. However, the server was wonderful when she was available

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R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time dining at The Sandbar. We celebrated a birthday this time, and booked that on open table. Our birthday girl did not receive a candle. Dinner was wonderful and the service fantastic as usual. But a candle would have been a nice touch at the end when we ordered desert. We will visit again.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place, great wine list and very good food

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BB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Wait staff was knowledgeable and the right amount of attentive. Nice surroundings. An altogether enjoyable meal.

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LD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with great food and service. Will definitely be back!!

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HG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, cooked to my liking. The service was Great above and beyond, attentive but not annoying.
Good with refills, the tuna was very good. Will return, and recommend. Park across the street plenty of spots on a Sunday evening @ 6pm.

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r
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Comfortable seating.

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R
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Our family went to Sand Bar for a birthday celebration. The birthday celebrant had been to Sand Bar before and previously had a good experience. Ours this evening was not great. Food taste was very average and one of our party felt her chicken was gamey and difficult to cut. My tuna was bland. Service was acceptable. Overall, the price was extraordinarily high for a very average to even below average meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!!

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b
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place . Good food . Attentive staff

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L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our Anniversary. Dinner was excellent as was the service. The duck was juicy, the tuna cooked perfectly. Dessert was of course superb. Definitely our favorite restaurant.

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Q
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

We usually enjoy this restaurant but this was a disaster. Both my wife and I became ill afterwards. It started during the meal when my Cajun chicken tasted as if it was not cooked correctly. We informed the server who did nothing other than to clear the table and ask about dessert. I asked for the bill and had to leave the table. No adjustments so rather than make a stink my wife paid it quickly and left to find me.we drove home and later that evening she also had stomach problems.

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SD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food preparation excellent. Problem with the clam chowder was a lack of clams and the duck offering was breast and leg but lacking the thigh.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Pretty place.

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K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff accommodate if changes in reservation

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c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service with a really nice atmosphere.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service! A fabulous birthday celebration. Loved this restaurant last year, even more now!

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BE
Denver
106 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant in Cold Spring Harbor. James is an excellent manager. Appetizers are delicious. White gazpacho is a wonderful cold summer soup. Fluke crudo is fresh and flavorful. Swordfish is fantastic and so is their medium rare salmon! Lobster dish is generous with an interesting melange of veggies. Don't order the $15 berries though

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great

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MT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely place but it was understaffed and took way too long. Food quality suffered. We were treated to desert which was very nice.

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W
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual elegance and delicious food Attentive wait staff made dining here comfortable

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ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always wonderful as is the food. We will continue to come back as it is one of our favorite restaurants

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an unbelievable experience at the Sandbar for my girlfriend’s birthday. Food was amazing and the staff were so gracious and knowledgeable. We will absolutely return for another great meal.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Amazing! Inventive and fresh!!!

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