Sandbar

4.5
1279 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 1279 people are saying
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vipmarthas
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably delicious with efficient and professional service. Great ambience.

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ChristopherH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is the best part of the mix. Will always o back to this place.

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KathleenR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This is the second time in recent months that my family was very disappointed in our meal at Sandbar. The appetizers as usual, including the chick pea fries, and cheese board were spot on. All four of our main courses misses the mark. The pappardelle with Short Rib Ragu had hard, inedible pieces of mushrooms that I had to pick around. The meat was under seasoned and the whole dish was unappetizing. My husbands strip steak was chewy and also flavorless. The only outstanding thing on his plate was the mashed potatoes. I don’t know if it is change of staff related to COVID, but many of our usual restaurants are just not as good S they used to be. I understand the lack of waitstaff, that is almost the new normal now. But the poorly cooked food is unacceptable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good food. Nice restaurant. Great cocktails. Service outstanding.

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Stove
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining at Sandbar and we loved it even more! The food is creative, delicious and amazing. Along with it was amazing service and hospitality.

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vipjustineM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and service was fantastic. Thank you for a great dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience4

This is my 4th time here. The appetizers were good and have been every visit we had chick pea fries, duck tacos and pizza. The entrees on every occasion were just not good at all. I have had an tasted almost all the entrees they offer. The only one that hasn’t been cooked poorly or way over seasoned is the pappardelle with short rib. The dessert donuts are delicious but all other desserts I’ve had were not good as well. I have never had the burger or mahi taco’s.

Price wise, they price there entrees as a high end restaurant would and should. The only problem is the product not even being close to good enough for that. It’s a shame because the space is very nice. Nice decor, dining room, and bar area. They do cram tables in the dining room area to where you can barely get in and out of your chair with out bumping another table.

I would only say it’s really worth going to for appetizers and drinks or maybe lunch. I hope they seriously improve there entrees. This place should be a great spot to eat with consistent high quality food. Unfortunately they have missed that mark on multiple occasions

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RaymondM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We visit this restaurant quite often but the last few time we were there the food was not quite as good. I had the pork chop which was very tough and a little dry. My wife had the sword fish which had no taste and was over cooked and dry. Given the amount of money it costs to eat at this restaurant we would have expected the meals to match

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Menu is limited and all dishes taste mediocre.

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vipCharlieO
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with great service. food is always good and place is beautiful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve Dinner

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vipLidining
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New Year’s Eve , we were not aware a a special smaller menu for New Year’s Eve , but everything was delicious as usual , staff lovely and we had a wonderful evening here . Def a great restaurant for a elegant dinner .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and professional attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Loved that they checked vaccinations

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was amazing!!

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CorinneD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Sandbar is a great spot for Sunday brunch! The restaurant is warm, inviting and decorated quite nicely. The host and our server were very attentive and helpful. The food was quite good - we had the Breakfast Biscuit and Eggs Benedict.

Most importantly, they are requiring guests to be vaccinated!! This requirement and their attention to covid related precautions made us feel very comfortable.

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vipallysons
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I wish I got our waiters name. I have the most ridiculous allergies and he was so gracious dealing with me. Even knew what dessert to give me before I asked. Everything was delicious. Will be recommending!!

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BetsyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there . Had such a great dinner, good service and the atmosphere was so nice for the holidays. Noise level was not an issue which was a pleasant surprise. Great experience!

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Jason
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bread served before the meal was hot. We started out with a chopped salad and tuna tartare. The chopped salad was delicious and had a little bacon in it to make it that much more tasty. The tuna tartare was fantastic with lots of avocado on top. Don’t ask for soy sauce as there was so much flavor in the dish. For dinner my wife had the scallops. The scallops came out hot. The vegetables and the squash should have been hotter. She told me the scallops were quite good. As a side we got the risotto. That came out hot and delicious. I had the duck for dinner. It was a home run. Hot, delicious and cooked to perfection. One of the best duck dinners I’ve had. Leave room for dessert. The chocolate chip skillet cookie was fantastic. Skip the milkshake and ask for a side of ice cream with it. The flan was also excellent. The service was excellent and very attentive. Great place.

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vipLidining
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seated by a respectful kind sweet gentleman asking for our covid vaccination card which I appreciate immensely , seated at a lovely table near the window. Ambiance is beautiful, only complaint is the heat is on too high .
Our waitress jackie was sweet kind as very informative and recommended everything to our liking to a tee! The drinks are amazing , great bartender and the food delicious. A local beautiful gem . Love it here and will be back often .

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Lizzy
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was busy for a Monday night and so it felt a bit slow and understaffed. The drinks and wine selection were great. The waiter was friendly and pleasant. The food was good, although my son felt there was no cajun flavoring in sandwich with that name.

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vipNt56
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of food is extremely good this service is very personal lovely restaurant

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RobB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable evening at Sandbar. Exceptional service, ambiance, not to mention the excellent menu. Will return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a double birthday at brunch today. Cocktails didn't disappoint! The Harvest margarita was perfection. The chick pea fries, muscles in coconut curry sauce, oysters and entrees through dessert were all fantastic. Our guests were raving from start to finish. Edward, our server, was very pleasant and his service was on point. Can't say enough good things. Cheers!!

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vipsaki
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambience was excellent. Went there for brunch will be back for dinner

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vipJasper
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Standard familiar menu. Nothing outstanding or memorable.

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vipEatlinger
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent start to finish. Food setting and service.

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vipHill
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely consistent dinner as usual. Our Waiter Marcos anticipated all our needs. Always enjoy the warm hospitality of James

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Pete
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was daughters 24th birthday. The food service and ambiance is wonderful. We had oysters, chick pea fries ( so good) the pecan crusted chicken, salmon, and scallops delish. Desert cappuccino ( excellent) ricotta donuts and vanilla shake and chocolate chip cookie yummy. The town is so beautiful with 18th century buildings and cute shops

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vipJfromHuntington
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan and Kristan are great.

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vipSharonG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Worst service ever and very mediocre food. We waited an hour and a half after being seated just to get our salads. No bread...they ran out. ^sorry we are having a big party^. So? I still have to pay full price for my meal right? I had to wave the server over multiple times just to ask for anything. Dinner came at the two and a half hour mark. But the worst part was the manager. He was unbearably rude. When we complained, he did nothing so when we spoke up again he reluctantly offered us a drink. When it never came he blamed us and said we didn't say yes. Then he brought three drinks for four people. No one apologized a single time for taking a total of three hours for apps and entrees. My scallops were bland and undercooked. The decor is pretty but so is mine at home, where I would have been better off

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KirstenF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a nice post thanksgiving lunch with my daughter. Food was good.

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SpeedDining
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Efficient courteous service. Food well prepared and properly served. Freshest scallops I have had in a long time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

As a prix fix for thanksgiving this was a terrible choice. We had to order appetizers to dessert immediately and yet our food took FOREVER. Our reservation was for 5:30pm and we didn’t get the check until 7:30. Our waitress seemed to not want to serve our table at all. She never checked on us for a second round of drinks or how our food was, but she could be found hanging out at her other tables. All her tables around us including ones that came in and ordered after us were served and done way before us. Overall the food was disappointing, but even worse my scallops were fishy and gross. That’s just a health hazard. I ate one and decided to stop because I did not want to get sick (this was the right decision since I am currently in significant intestinal distress from just one). When the the waitress came to clear the plates and she took my mostly untouched entree and she said nothing, so my dad did mention to her the reason it hadn’t been eaten. She didn’t care, no one ever addressed it. She never bothered to take a coffee order. Then the desserts we ordered almost 2 hours before took another 20 minutes. At one point I got up to find the waitress or the manager to get the check so we could leave and I couldn’t find anyone. Additionally, if you are at all concerned about Covid cleanliness you should be aware that though they wipe down the tables between each service, they did not clean the place mats that they left at each place setting for the entire meal. Absolutely disappointing and disturbing.

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

my fish was delicious...my husbands turkey was a very very small portion for 75 dollars...and the pumpkin pie was horrible...

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vipbarryw
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I just live this place. Its very pleasant, the service is good and the food , whether lunch or dinner never disappoints

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vipPinetree
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner here on our anniversary.

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KathleenB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Amazing atmosphere! Amazing food!

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vipmarthas
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience and decor were all 5-Star. Guy Reuge has created yet another gem.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We’re were sat 30 min after reservations, then another 10 to get a server to notice we weren’t attended to. The scallops were dry & lacked flavor. 1st & last visit here

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 4.5 stars by 1279 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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