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Sandbar, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Sandbar

4.7
4.7
1369 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (631) 498-6188

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Guy Reuge

  • Catering

    Off-site catering is available. Custom menus to accommodate all parties.

  • Neighborhood

    Cold Spring Harbor

  • Parking details

    Large municipal lot located just a short walk from the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Cold Spring Harbor train station is 2 miles away.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,369 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food.
  2. c

    carlap

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar pub table. Fun! A lively restaurant.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    I have been there many times and my husband and I went tonight for our anniversary and there was clearly a problem with the kitchen!! We waited an extremely long time between courses and nearly 30 minutes for dessert. I understand that many places are short staffed but no one came to check on us or apologize for the delay. It was only after I asked to cancel the dessert, that when it arrived another 10 minutes later. That I got a oh sorry kitchens really backed up. Very disappointed at the lack of attention and the SLOOOOW service.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Avocado salad tasteless. Heritage tomato salad for $17 skimped on tomatoes and lettuce. Risotto with lobster and sun dried tomatoes (special) was only ok. Service was very slow
  5. BB

    BobB

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time for my wife and I celebrating our 44th anniversary. Everything from our appetizers through dessert was excellent.
  6. ML

    MichaelL

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overall, it has been a good experience at Sandbar but yesterday it was very noisy for our Friday night reservation, my wife’s salad had ingredients that did not taste fresh, and the food was extremely delayed in being served.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is one of my favorites. The food is fantastic and so is the service. Highly recommend. I have been going there for 7 years.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and wonderful service
  9. DM

    DanielleM

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service outstanding!! Best fluke around.
  10. M

    Michelle

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing, delicious meal. One of my favorite restaurants :-)
  11. L

    Leslie1

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely Lobster Benedict, Biscuits to die for and great service !
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Inside dining area is extremely noisy and not conducive to conversation
  13. M

    Monte

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Restaurant and bar were full yet it did not seem “crowded”. The space is nicely decorated and the food is good too. We were seated right away and earlier than our reservation. Service was just good. Wait staff could use a little refinement with the manner in which they handle guests, and food service was a bit slow. Staff was friendly. Definitely a nice spot for dinner. Dining room was a bit noisy but it wasn’t overbearing. Will eat here again.
  14. T

    Tammilyn

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was amazing - the restaurant is beautiful but we had to keep getting up to find our server
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service 🙂
  16. JM

    JenniferM

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit and loved everything from ambiance to food/drink selection and quality to waitstaff. Thank you for a beautiful night!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Sandbar the food is incredible and the service is wonderful. Can’t wait to go again
  18. m

    michaelg

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated for our dinner reservation within 2 minutes of arriving. The waiter was very professional in presentation of the specials and made note of the menu being just revised to reflect the summer season. We ordered wagyu pigs in a blanket- delicious; steamed mussels were very tender with a wonderful broth for dipping their great bread; halibut seemed like it just was caught-so fresh; Turkey burger with Tuscan fries. Two martinis and strawberry shortcake for dessert. A solid 10!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Everything quite good with few exceptions. Sweet lemon sauce on the halibut was off putting and ruined the perfectly cooked delicious fish. Outside dining service extremely slow. This was not waitstaffs fault. It seemed all the staff was excellent,attentive and dealing with an overwhelmed kitchen. Took over 1 1/4 hours for entrees to arrive. Unfortunately we were seated next to two entitled woman with friends/family who had drank too much and were loud and obnoxious.
  20. JH

    JfromHuntington

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    During a previous dinner at Sandbar, we were speaking with James, the owner, about caviar and that few restaurants on LI offer it. James graciously offered to get us some if we gave him a few days notice. So we told him we’d be back for dinner in a few days. True to his word, he provided us with two servings each of caviar as an appetizer, with all the accoutrements. It was fabulous!!! This is among the many reasons we go to Sandbar. The food is great, the staff is friendly, and the bartenders are skilled and fun to converse with. We’ve been to Sandbar for date nights, special family occasions and just late evening stop ins for a drink. Thanks again, James! And a special shout out to Kristan, Dan, Najda and Bennett.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious! We will be back for more!
  22. j

    johnz

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Ambiance is great, but service was slow on the night we were there.
  23. C

    Christine815

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the tacos and they were able to substitute the chicken for shrimp! They were delicious! The restaurant is so beautiful too. The service was great and the noise level was low. We went there for Father’s Day and it was very enjoyable!
  24. SA

    SaraAnn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall this was a great visit. I removed a star for a few reasons - the restaurant wasn’t very busy but it felt like the food took a long time to come out, the food was very good (not great - we had the lobster Benedict, power bowl and pigs in a blanket), and the prices felt higher than most places (and I live in NYC). Our waitress was incredibly sweet and the place was gorgeous.
  25. LE

    LENLEN

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food is just run of the mill especially the vegetables are frozen carrots and peas. They lost grip in overall quality .
  26. LD

    LaurieD

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Owner is very accommodating…we mistakenly made a reservation for 2 instead of 4…not only did he find us a perfect private table, but the service was impeccable & he kept checking in with us…made for a wonderful evening…thank you!
  27. KH

    KerryH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was fantastic. We had duck tacos and tuna for appetizer. You get 4 duck tacos- which were amazing . Tuna was very fresh. I had the swordfish with japanese eggplant dinner which was also great. Best eggplant ive ever had. There was so much food i had to leave half to take home. When the waiter brought the food into the kitchen, it was forgotten. The chef cooked a whole new meal to take home due to their error. The waiter was also super. I can say nothing wrong with this place. You must go
  28. LR

    LRay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter, Juan, and the kitchen worked gracefully together to accommodate complex allergy concerns. What a gift!
  29. JJ

    JaneJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regular diners at The Sandbar and last night we brought some family members who had never dined there before. They raved about the food, loved the room and generally we had a great evening. Thanks Sandbar for making our family night out extra special
  30. C

    Craven

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal! Eat like a king whenever I go.
  31. DM

    DavidM

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, fantastic well thought out menu, great ambience. Attentive and helpful service. The food is delicious and presented perfectly. We were a table of 5 - friends and family and had a great experience
  32. MS

    MichelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Music was perfect - background only, not too loud. Def recommend
  33. W

    Wayne

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a very pleasant evening. Every aspect was very good,
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Portions are good. Sauce on the salmon was not liked by anyone but the fish was delicious. Desserts was delicious.
  35. JH

    JfromHuntington

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bartenders, Najda, Dan and Kristan, are the best.
  36. R

    Robspyler

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the vibe at Sandbar. Dan the bartender is amazing as well. Food is always delicious. Nice size drinks too!
  37. KE

    KENNETHC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and service. Never feel rushed. Great community restaurant.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The food was delicious but the service was terribly slow.
  39. TY

    TYDDD

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and service but was disappointed that main course was brought out right after put fork down from Salad.
  40. AG

    AlexG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is beautiful inside. The food was amazing and our waitress and service was perfect!! We will definitely be back again!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.7 stars by 1369 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Sandbar

55 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11754

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cold Spring Harbor

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large municipal lot located just a short walk from the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Cold Spring Harbor train station is 2 miles away.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Guy Reuge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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