Sandbar

4.6
1138 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1138 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CONNIEM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and first visit celebrating a birthday. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. This restaurant has a clean, beachy feel, elegant but not stuffy. The drinks and drink selections are great. The service staff is truly outstanding. We had appetizers, dinner and dessert. They brought out a dessert with a candle for the birthday celebration and that was so nice. Even when the dining room was full it was never noisy. We really enjoyed everything about it and would recommend it highly. Cold Spring Harbor is also a lovely little town with shops that mostly close at 5 pm and there is a small beautiful really green park that looks out on the harbor!

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vipJazzy
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious. The servers were attentive.

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DonnaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal especially the tuna tartare and seafood tower! Everything was delicious

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vipDougD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant!

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MarieK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful inside, great service, delicious food! Will be going back soon!

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TarynK
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Great ambiance and even better food. Turkey Burger and chickpea fries are a must try.

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CSHResident
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sandbar is always a great choice. We had the special and sat inside the beautifully designed restaurant highly recommended!

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vipMICHAELA
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and good food. Looks like a restaurant in the East of LI

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MichaelC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sandbar is great, it’s never disappointed me, ever ! Go and enjoy

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vipAnna
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Some elements of the meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We enjoy it, but the service is terrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. Drinks are amazing . Oysters, shrimp cocktail, and chickpea fries to die for. Don’t think you can go wrong here!

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vipBrizo
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Ate at the bar because table wasn’t ready which was fine. We like eating at the bar. The bartender women was rude and miserable and wanted everyone to know it. I couldn’t get out of there fast enough.

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vipbrianG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was poor. The waiter reached across and wiped my nose as he served by wife. Waited over one hour between bussing appetizers plates and entree delivery.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was overpriced and not great. Great cocktails though

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vipSundance
Jackson Hole
25 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Appetizers were very good — duck tacos and margarita pizza - but the main course of red snapper was poor…..lacked taste and needed seasoning to give it taste. Normally the food has been great. Yesterday was a disappointment.

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vipJazzy
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I had fish Tacos and sweet potato fries. We ate outside under an umbrella. The waiter was very attentive and courteous. I look forward to eating there again.

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vipmichaelg
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with another couple and had an incredible meal. We shared chick pea fries, duck tacos and a salad followed by turkey burger, scallops, and two tuna tartare appetizers as entrees. Finished with the hot donuts. Cocktails were delicious as well. James runs terrific restaurant

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vipBlade
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely would recommend the fish tacos. Service was exceptional. Sat inside as I don’t trust the traffic so close to the outside tables

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vipConstanceM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and great service

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VaishaliS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was good. Desserts- mostly good. Tiramisu was missing sweetness.

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LenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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PhyllisK
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always an enjoyable meal at this restaurant. Service was very good. Menu is slightly limited but choices are good.

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vipritam
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Duck and it was beyond delicious. Started with the chickpea fries..amazing!

Too full and ordered the ricotta donuts to take home..Also, amazing! Been there before and would go back tonight!

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Jill
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Foods are ok, the scallop is amazing however the side dish snap peas were really stringy, hard to swallow.

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vipAlisonR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was Mother’s Day and as luck would have it the sun was out so we were able to sit outside. My mom enjoyed it and so did in. My only call out would be to offer other menu items in addition to the price fixe or update your website to have accurate info on the specific holiday .

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vipAllyB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints! Great food, interesting and creative options with lots of variety. Cocktails also fantastic. Perfect service. Warm and cosy ambiance.

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ClareZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although dinner was terrific-I may skip dinner next time and go straight to dessert. We ordered the milk and cookies and the doughnuts with two dipping sauces. To die for. Service was impeccable.

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NGMR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was an issue that they did not have my open table reservation but we’re still so kind and had a table for my party of two. The drinks were great and amazing ambiance on the rooftop. Loved the nautical-beach vibes. I will return again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was fair. Nothing special.

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PATRICIAS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at The Sandbar.

I brought a friend from out of town to The Sandbar and she thought it was one of the best restaurants she had ever been to.

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vipFrequentDiner
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We have been to the restaurant three times. The first time was pre-Covid and service was fine and the evening was fantastic. We came back pre-Covid, for my daughter‘s birthday in July 2019. Food was excellent service was poor. We chose not to go back because service was so lacking.
Last night, the food was again excellent, the atmosphere superb, but the service from the bar was particularly bad.
When we sat down, we ordered a round of drinks and asked for tapwater. Five out of the six guests got their drinks and water, one person got neither. We had to wait a good 15 minutes before it was even addressed and then another five minutes to get a simple glass of Chardonnay from the bar. It was very annoying.
Service from the bar for simple items such as a beer or a glass of wine, were extremely slow. Our waitress was very polite and very nice, but if the bar doesn’t put up the drink she cannot deliver it. This continued throughout the meal.

I ordered a beer with my food was delivered, and The beer did not get to my table until after everyone was done eating, including myself.

I did ask for a manager, but I got neither an apology nor an explanation, just a comment, that shouldn’t happen.

All in, it’ll probably be another year before I go back. If you check my profile on open table you will see that I go to many restaurants in the town of Huntington, and such poor service cannot be tolerated when restaurants in the village pride themselves an excellent service and excellent food and an excellent ambience.

Hope these are looked at by someone in Lessings’ corporate office because you do have an issue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always excellent!

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vipwc2020
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ordered a few appetizers. They were all good. But main menus were not.. the scallop risotto.. the scallops were old and when bitten 3 out of 4 (decent size) pieces smelled acidic and sour. Squic ink pasta was over cooked and flavorless.
Drinks were good and decent wine by the glass options.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, beautiful ambiance and delicious food

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jdlpj
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful place to meet with friends. Especially enjoy the "virgin" cocktail prepared by the expert mixologist.

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CindyC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our absolute favorite restaurant right now! Perfect for date night, a celebration or just a weeknight escape from the kitchen! Delicious food, amazing service.

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vipReginaN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great food and great staff!

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CindyM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was very good and the view is amazing from the patio. Delicious food. A wonderful treat!

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MichaelO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, excellent drinks.

FAQs

Sandbar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sandbar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 498-6188.

Sandbar is rated 4.6 stars by 1138 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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