Sandbar

4.6
677 reviews
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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.
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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good healthy options for children. Beautiful place!

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Took advantage of early bird special. Lots of offerings to choose from. Attentive servers, delicious food, beautiful decor. A favorite.

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DH
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food is great. Waiters and bus boys needed. 2 hour lunch on Sunday not exactly what I hope for with 2 kids at table under 10. I like the restaurant a lot though. Nice fire and decor. Interesting food choices on menu. The Chickpea fries are a must. The avocado toast was also amazing. Great salads, fish and burgers. Just wish they had enough staff.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with my wife was extra special thanks to the wonderful service and food at The Sandbar

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FM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there for an anniversary dinner and enjoyed our meal immensely. Our main courses were veal and duck, and it was worth every penny. We had tiramisu and the donuts for dessert, both were excellent. The service was great too. They should add a little lighting; more than one patron had to use their cellphone to see the menu.

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E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous NYE dinner. Everything was awesome -- both entrees, swordfish & filet mignon, were cooked to perfection. Tried a new appetizer, chick pea fries. Very tasty!

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IG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was ok but the service was good. It was for a NYE dinner but the fire alarm kept going off as someone was apparently smoking in the toilet!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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m
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always the experience met expectations. James’s team is buttoned up and tended to the important details of how a restaurant should be run. Always leave there completely satisfied

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PP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. The best part of the meal was really how warm you felt when at the restaurant. The staff was so friendly and genuine. The town and restaurant was beautifully decorated for the holidays. It truly was a one of a kind experience on Long Island.

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KM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went tonight for my boyfriends birthday. When I made the reservation online I had mentioned it was for a birthday. The service was great and before we left the owner surprised my boyfriend with ice cream cake and a card! I thought it was extremely sweet and thoughtful for them to do so. The food is always great and the place is beautiful. We will defiantly be back again soon!

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JW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The swordfish was delicious; perfectly cooked. Waitstaff were all very pleasant and professional .

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MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, really nice ambience, polite and good service.

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k
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Generally excellent. Food was excellent,but appetizer (Octopus) was not up to par.

Service was excellent and professional, but no recognition was given to the special occasion.

Ambiance is warm and welcoming.

Overall one of our favorites

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and good service Noise level made it hard to have a conversation with someone across from you especially if they are using hearing aids

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Server was slow and not attentive. The manager was nice to address situation but after 90 mins of waiting for our entrees it was a bit late. Steaks were delicious but the Bouillabaisse was worst I have ever eaten, but maybe that was because my expectation was for a light tomato based broth and this one seemed to have a dark wine flavor. Would try again because locals like it but we were very unimpressed

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Ordered a burger well done and it came out to the table still red on the inside. I’m pregnant and have to have my meat cooked through so had to send it back. Also, one of the waitstaff spilled an entire mimosa on me and didn’t even apologize. There was no compensation for the poor service on the bill. I left sticky and unsatisfied. The restaurant is very nice, but I don’t think I will be rushing back for another expensive brunch.

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JL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

the restaurant had a very considerate staff who accommodated my walker and my difficulty in sitting down easily by giving me a corner table with plenty of room.

the food was delicious especially my swordfish,, thewaiter was very efficient. we will definitely come again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating wife’s Birthday, great time!

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and great food! The service was among the best my wife and I have ever received (it was genuine and attentive)

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OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

It must have been 80+ degrees the night we were there. Very uncomfortable. Men and women were taking their sport coats off. We cut our meal short because a guest at our table was having continual hot flashes. Outside of that, the food and service was spot-on.

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JJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and great service. Always enjoy eating there and do so with some regularity.

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and cuisine is consistently very good to excellent!

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G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were at the restaurant on time but told our table was just ordering deserts so there would be a short delay, sat st the bar and ordered drinks, 15 minutes later the update was that dessert was being consumed, the GM came over and thanked us for being so patient. The next update was that they were preparing our table. 35 minutes lat. Had an excellent meal and VG service received the bill and every charge was there. I mentioned our situation to our waiter. He was unaware. He spoke to the GM who allowed him to comp us the dessert that we had shared. I should not have had to ask. They made a point of my being on time and that they try to adhere to the times.

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EB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food, ambience, service was just what we were looking for. My date and I enjoyed all and like being able to talk and enjoy ourselves

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P
New York Area
178 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time eating at Sandbar. It was great. Went for lunch the had the lunch special. For $18 we had soup and a burger.! Food was excellent as was the service. Will definitely go back

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing the staff made us feel very welcome to be there the service was spot on

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MT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Good food but..... way too noisy. It made dinner unpleasant and we opted not to stay for coffee and dessert. Don’t go on a Friday or Saturday if you enjoy talking with your friends.

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

Great meal. Attractive decor. Attentive service.

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N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Been here numerous times. Always excellent.

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G
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambience combined with carefully prepared food made for a wonderful experience. Everything from the bread to the dessert was just great. Our waiter provided just the right amount of attention and all in all it was one of the best meals we’ve had on Long Island in a long time! Can’t wait to return.

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v
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated promptly near the fireplace, a premium for this cold Thanksgiving day! Everything was spot on, warm bread, delicious salad and amazing duck (for me) and prime rib for the husband. Service was attentive and efficient.

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BO
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Sandbar for Thanksgiving Lunch. Our group of five all enjoyed our meals which went beyond the Thanksgiving Turkey special. Wait staff were very accommodating and took good care of us. Having not been to this location since it was a different restaurant many years back I could not believe the transformation. Spectacular job. Would go back when we are back for a Long Island visit.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff! Food quality and presentation phenomenal! Our absolute favorite!!

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KB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved Sandbar -- such a great find. Cozy, delicious food in a lovely village. We'll go back again!

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HM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We love coming to sandbar, the restaurant itself is beautiful and we always have a good experience. While our food has been excellent during other visits, this time we thought it was just mediocre. We will definitely go back though to give it another try, as we have had many positive experiences before.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had high expectations of Sandbar prior to going and it lived up to and or exceeded every one of them. Plenty of public parking. The host greeted us promptly and took our coats. We were early so we sat and had a drink at the bar - which we were happy to do! The bartender was able to Garner our tastes and made the perfect spiced old fashion for me and a gingery winter mocktail for my pregnant wife. The main dining room was beautifully designed with vaulted ceilings and just the right amount of spacing between tables to give it a "quiet buzz" vibe. Our waiter was perfectly attentive and able to answer all our questions thoroughly. The chickpea fries lived up to their hype. My pork chops were perfectly cooked and my wife loved her duck. From beginning to end our experience was perfect. Sandbar was exactly what I hoped it would be and we hope to be back there soon!

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s
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff and great food you will not be disappointed

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trying Mahi Mahi, and it was delicious!

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s
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful fish, great grilled octopus,. Very tasty. Great ambience. Not cheap, though!

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