Sandbar

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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.
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j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

On Thanksgiving I ordered a turkey dinner. My plate came out with the food cold. I sent it back to be heated, and the second time, it came out cold, as well.

I think this dish should have been taken off the check, but it was not. Surprising, as most restaurants would have done this.

Otherwise, our dinner was very enjoyable, and our waiter excellent.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Restaurant never acknowledged our anniversary even though it was on our reservation . Restaurant was empty and this was quite disappointing given the price point and just ok food.

OT
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

each time we go to Sandbar we wind up returning a dish. Due to overcooking or other reason.
Atmosphere and service is good, hamburger is excellent.

P
New York Area
206 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch and as usual everything was outstanding. Tony the waiter is the best. Food is outstanding. Great Cobb Salad!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was pleasant

HA
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot!!

RO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful bar area. Excellent food. Impeccable service. Terrific wine list. Fried chick peas are a must as an appetizer. Plenty to share. Can’t wait to go back!

J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby and I had an amazing dining experience at Sandbar for restaurant week! From the moment we walked in , bar area then sitting for dinner in the main dining room! The hostess was very accommodating by taking our jackets, to sitting at the bar and had an amazing drink. Once we sat for dinner the waiter was very alert. The food was outrageous! Overall, had a wonderful experience. Hope to go back sometime soon!

DW
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I thought the menu at Sandbar looked good so we tried it for restaurant week. So happy we did because we enjoyed our meal and will return. We both had the Berkshire pork chop which was delicious. I had the house salad and my husband had the beet salad, both delicious. Our waiter suggested a pinot noir and it was perfect. We arrived later in the evening and they were out of the Ginger Tarte dessert that was my husbands first choice. I thought he would have to choose a selection from what was left on the restaurant week menu, but no. They told him he could have the Creme Brule from the regular menu! That was great too! Beautifully decorated and wonderful service! I definitely recommend!

AW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The menu for Long Island Restaurant featured several outstanding items - the first was the beet salad that was a wonderful combination of beets coupled with sweet and sour provided by a wonder creamy goat cheese; next was the wonderfully prepared steelhead trout accompanied by small baby Brussel sprouts accompanied by a pureed root vegetable. The fist and second course were outstanding!! If you haven't been for restaurant week - this is your chance - don't hesitate the dinner was worth the drive and the price!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess and staff were great. Food was great. Scallops and Trout were awesome.

B
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I really like this addition to cold Spring Harbor. Probably the best that ever occupied this space. Menu great, food delicious. Staff was extremely pleasant but a little scattered and inexperienced. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back again.

S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week menu was varied and extensive. Food was delicious. Service was attentive. Restaurant was packed but not noisy. We were able to hear our conversation with no problem. Definitely want to go back.

JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. The restaurant is beautifully laid out. High ceilings with great lighting. Really

upscale but not pretentious. Service was excellent and food is top notch. You will not b disappointed. Highly recommend.

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I'm a big fan but last night was off. The service was very slow and the pork chop was very tough. A table of women celebrating birthday were next to my table and they were loud and rowdy
I had to ask for bread
I usually feel very special when I dine here
It's a shame because it was my girlfriend's 1st experience
Also with restaurant week they ran out of the flat iron steak which was my choice

GM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was delicious, will definitely return!

MB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a top notch experience with food, service, decor that's just wonderfully executed. Wish I lived next door.....

B
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time and I would definitely recommend it to a friend. The food and the service were great. I will be back.

H
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good. Regular prices are quite high. Good buy during restaurant week.

EA
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Sandbar, 2nd time for our friends. The reservation was honored and service was excellent. For a high space the acoustics were pretty good for conversation without shouting across the table at one another. We shared two appetizers - avocado toast and the chick pea fries - generous servings to share for a light appetizer. Since this was a late lunch or early dinner we selected entrees from the lunch menu all were delicious - cob salad, shrimp sandwich, duck hash and trout. Just to try a desert we shared the almond ginger tart with caramel sauce. Forgot to mention we started with some cocktails - don't recall the names - one was a bacon infused bloody mary and the other was a grapefruit citrus with Tito vodka - we both would order these again. If you have never been definitely worth a visit for a special get together or if you budget permits a splurge.

l
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an early reservation and were able to get a quiet table, which we had requested. The service was amiable and attentive. The food was quite delicious if a bit pricey, but worth it. The ambiance perfect for friends who hadn't seen each other in a while and had a lot to catch up on. By the time we left, the place was packed and energetic but not overwhelming. I highly recommend this place. (It was our second time there in as many months. A good find.)

R
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing- great food, service and hospitality. A family favorite.

F
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service very good as always but food Very disappointing. We’ve been here many times.
Guess the kitchen had an off night.

ME
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Why do you insist on playing music in the restaurant so that folks are forced to talk loudly.... which theN means you can’t hear the person on the same table as you. I expect a fine dining experience to be more relaxing if I wanted a night club / bar vibe, I’d go to a sports bar for beer food.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. Our favorite spot

j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our first dinner at Sandbar so much, that we made reservations for Thanksgiving dinner.

Just delightful. Food, service and ambiance were very good.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant always consistently delivers great service, delicious food and a special ambiance
featuring beautiful art and elegant interiors.

Menu highlight are the ricotta doughnuts for dessert & their seafood dishes are sublime.

If only it was open for breakfast on weekends, I'd dine all three meals here !

DD
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best. My wife and I dine here on a regular basis and the food, drinks, and ambiance can't be beat. Chef Guy Reuge is a master of his kitchen and James Olsen and his entire staff couldn't do more to make our dining experience nothing less then exceptional Without a doubt the Sandbar is our favorite restaurant.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience5

First time dining at the Sandbar. Great food and service. A top dining spot on the Island. Highly recommended.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around! Great menu.

DD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, atmosphere and service . Bartender Dan an incredible asset to the establishment . Real professional Bartender with fantastic personality . Had lunch there 3 x last week can’t wait to go back . By far the best restaurant in Huntington Spring Harbor / Huntington area. Amazing creative chef and bartender.

CE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Good food. But for the price point expected better. Solid choice if local but wouldn’t go out of way for it.

b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant place to have lunch or dinner. Excellent food , seems and ambiance.

v
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

A “Chopped Salad” appetizer that was devoid of anything resembling bacon, though it did have an abundance of torn lettuce and an overabundance of red onion. In truth this could have been served as a side salad in any of the better diners that proliferate Long Island and I wouldn’t have known the differences.

The Chocolate Pot de Creme was made hours in advance of serving which was clearly reflected in the chalky taste of the cream as well as the hardened consistency of the over refrigerated chocolate. Again, this could have easily passed for any dessert pudding in any diner you’ve ever been to.

All in all Sandbar is a very decent diner.

FA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING BRUNCH MENU - Decor is beautiful as well!

RP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first time there. A beautiful venue with above quality food. They had an extensive wine list as well.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A good surprise

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k
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren the host was very accommodating . We appreciated her honoring our request for a round table for our party of six !! Thanks
Service and food were excellent .

b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent ly good food and service. Pleasant decor. On of my favorites!

AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The skate that was a special was phenomonal. The restaurent is very attractive with high ceilings and great lighting.

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