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Tue, 4/24
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The Inn Spot on The Bay

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205 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Waterfront dining at it's best! A beautiful Victorian Inn with outdoor waterfront seating on the wrap around verandah. The unrestricted Bay views and sunsets are unrivaled. "The food is as impressive as the view" - New York Times 2007. This award winning restaurant boasts the Hampton's first Platinum Chef, a title Executive Cheffe Colette took home in 2005.
The main building is circa 1850's and has been restored to it's optimal elegance, featuring the original carved molding around doors and windows in the dining room, and Brazilian cherry floors throughout. There are guest suites above the restaurant as well as individual villas on the property that are available by the day, week, or month. Our seafaring guests are welcome to arrive by boat and try up to our floating docks.
Both the restaurant and the inn are open year round.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Closed Monday - Wednesday from Labor Day through July 1st.
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Phone number
(631) 728-1200
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cheffe Colette
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Private party facilities
The Inn Spot On The Bay is available for all types of catered events. We offer tented waterfront lawn events for up to 300 guests. All menus are designed around your desires, and customized for each client. Please email us for date availability and detailed information.
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Private party contact
Pam: (631) 728-1200
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dune Road
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Parking details
Self parking is available in front of restaurant, valet parking for special events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
What 205 People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Was a “specialty” menu when we visit so it’s hard to know this review would be the same had we gotten the menu we viewed online prior to visit. It was there “Portugal menu” and the chicken seemed crockpot’ish and the shrimp was swimming in some bland underwhelming sauce. After dinner we ordered a pineapple dessert and when it arrived it was most definitely canned . There was no drink menu to speak of. The owners and the view were the most pleasant and enjoyable part of the entire experience. Was very disappointing since we drove from Nassau on a beautiful Saturday to check it out.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Always an interesting menu, simple interesting preparations of local fish,vegetable.
Great service and warm welcome. Waterfront .
Never fails to please..

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Always have a great meal with great service... Thanks!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent hospitality and delightful food. Was a fun night of specialty tastings. Highly recommended for their special occasion nights and menus. Views were awesome, can't wait to try again in the summer!

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Unfortunately the restaurant has ups and downs. Half the time the food it quite enjoyable and half the time not so much.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful Christmas dinner and lovely vegetarian and gluten free options! Can't wait to come back for brunch!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Beautiful old inn. Food and service impeccable. Gem of a place.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Absolutely wonderful restaurant!
Perfect service!
Perfect food!
Perfect atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife and I had a very nice dinner here. The Cheffe came to the table and spoke with us which was nice. The staff were all friendly. It's a converted house and holds the charm.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Love this little gem and their waitress Lucy is a gem too!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Always great food and great service., been eating here for years and I never disappoints. Collette always has something different and special on the menu.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

There's a real culinary intelligence at work here. Creative cooking at its best.

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2017

the food was outstanding and the servers really know what they are doing

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2017

We were feted beautifully on a cool, but lovely summer evening and ate out under the wrap around terrace with a water view. Had a delicious dinner with excellent service.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent as always. Continues to be one of our favorite places.

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3.0Dined on August 20, 2017

The view was lovely, but we waited a long time for everything, and the food was mediocre to bad and overpriced.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2017

A hidden gem. Food, service and location fabulous.
Beautiful outdoor table. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Fun time in the bar area. Great bar tender and friendly neighborhood atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Comfortable, delicious and welcoming!
Every year I celebrate myself for a weekend. And I'm so happy to find this cute little place in the Hampton Bays 😋💞 Everyone was a delight to meet. THANK YOU Cheffe 😉
I'll see you next year!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

I'm in Italian living in NYC and I'm typically very hard to please. My experience in this restaurant was exceptional from all points of view, starting from the welcoming, the service, the chat with the chef and finally the food. I had calamari (lightly fried, fresh, just perfect) and the tuna with wasabi sauce (I was blown away). The cherry on the cake was the home made ice cream. Kudos to all of you!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Very good food. The atmosphere is great!! Would good back in a heartbeat. The view so beautiful.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Truly a wonderful Spot! . This is a unique and charming location on Shinnecock Bay, with a beautiful view. While the food at many waterfront restaurants with outdoor dining can be hit or miss, this one is simply a hit, with creative and delicious fare that is worthy of the location. Chef Colette and her team are exceptionally helpful and welcoming, which only adds to the experience.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2017

Want to have a "favorite" restaurant near our home. This place started out to be just that. It is bayfront, with Adirondack chairs at the water's edge...we were actually able to have our wine served to us out there. Great waitress! We went inside for dinner, but still had a great waterview. Lovely ambience. The menu is interesting and accommodating to various tastes. My appetizer was crab bisque...great tasting, but strange texture. My husband had lobster chunks marinated in Irish whiskey. Yum. But TINY portion. He would have been OK with some bread to sop up the delicious broth. Instead there was another TINY item served with it...basically one bite of bread. The "bread" served for the table was actually a crisp of some sort. Good, but not for sopping up sauce! Entrees were again "mixed reviews". I had duck with a duck jus and marshmallow. Odd...but fun and pretty good. Hubby had curried shrimp on rice. The sauce was spicy...he loved that! But the shrimp were an issue. They tasted like chlorine. We weren't aware at the time, but have researched that issue. It could indicate that the shrimp went past their prime. (Either the flavor was iodine...which indicates the shrimp were turning, or chlorine, which indicates that the kitchen was trying to save the shrimp from turning. Either way, not good.) We get that not everyone loves everything they order, so we were still talking about coming back. The worst moment came when we got the check. Yikes! Granted that we had 6 glasses of wine between us (Anniversary Dinner!!), but with tip, our bill came to $210. A bit much for our Tuesday night dinner, no fancy cocktails or high end entrees. We had seen the menu prices, but didn't actually tally them up as we went along. Overall, we would plan to go back, had we not been socked with that bill...about $50 more than we expected...the "going rate" out in this area. Other restaurants were doing good business that night. Here, we, and one other table were IT. Offer a Prix Fixe?

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2017

Amazing spot. Food is secondary to location, but quite good. We had a nice relaxing breakfast.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2017

My wife and I are regular diners at the Inn Spot and there are several reasons for this; the quality of the food, the fresh, high quality ingredients that are used, and the presentation of each dish are all first rate - fine dining at its best in a warm and cozy dining room overlooking beautiful Shinnecock Bay with its magnificent sun sets and panoramic views of the bay and dune lined beach road as background. The Inn Spot's friendly, attentive, and professional staff also serve to enhance the dining experience. The Inn's meticulously landscaped grounds for having a pre-dinner drink while sitting in the comfortable Adirondack chairs overlooking the bay.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

This is a great find. The chefs are amazing and always coming up with new and great dishes! The service is great and friendly! In the winter months, they keep you interested with great international menus every weekend! We love this place!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

The Inn Spot on the Bay is always an excellent choice for special dining. The food is always excellent, the service is personal and receptive to are every need. For the winter, the Inn Spot is featuring the cuisine of a different country each weekend. Those we sampled were enjoyable and always interesting. The only difficulty is deciding which to choose among the offerings.

The main view is Shinnecock Bay through the large windows, always a relaxing background for dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2017

The Inn Spot is always a delight.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2017

Pleasant place to go, always keeping the menu creative, and they offer special events if you look at their website.

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1.0Dined on March 3, 2017

They did not turn on the heat until we complained. Then the waitress had an attitude. We had a hospice coupon for 1 free entree which usually is $28 for east end resturants. On this night it was Turkey Country's around the world night, 3 courses $38 so they would only give us a $15 credit for our coupon. I should have walked out then. Limited menu and when my food came it was cold . There was only 1 other table at the time we were dinning. Disappointed. Will never go back, and will be sure to tell our friends not to go.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Wonderful dining experience, excellent food, and love the around the world dining in the winter.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Great place. Good value. Delicious food

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Our dining experience was so enjoyable. The entire staff is professional and want to make your evening out memorable. The drinks from the bar were crafted to perfection. The food was so creative and the chef KNOWS food and combinations. Can't wait for the warmer weather and longer days so we can take in the fabulous view.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2016

Unique menu! Nice people! Most time Chef and owner comes to your table!

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Totally unique and thoroughly enjoyable!

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3.0Dined on September 2, 2016

Inn Spot came highly recommended for its good food and spectacular view. Food was ok, sunset view was breathtaking. It is a lovely old Inn with indoor and outdoor verandah seating. Drinks were very good, service was friendly, even entertaining. Fresh oysters and crab corn chowder were excellent appetizers. Menu isn't vast, but the crustacean pot pie and Thai-spiced tilefish were good, if not great. Instead of bread, they serve a tapioca-based thin pancake with a spicy dipping sauce. Regular bread is not an option. The place was not crowded on a Friday night of Labor Day weekend, but by 8:30, ice cream as a dresser was off the menu. We will try it again before we bring guests. Total bill was $150 including two cocktails, two glasses of wine and two coffees.

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3.0Dined on August 20, 2016

Restaurant has a terrific location on the Bay with beautiful sunset views. So I was a little surprised that I could get a 7:45pm seating (sunset 8:14) for Saturday on the Wednesday before. Now I know why. Ordered Long Island Duck and Lobster Pot pie. Both dishes arrived within 7 minutes, seemed awful quick for such gourmet dishes. Duck was dry and luke warm at best, pot pie was cold, not warm, but cold. My teenage son ate half of it before he said something. Thought it was some kind of gourmet cold dish. Duck could have been a home run if it hadn't been cooked earlier and barely warmed. I'm willing to bet the duck was room temp and the sauce was the only thing that was hot. Very disappointed, especially at these $$ prices.

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4.0Dined on August 13, 2016

Very enjoyable experience. Seafood was fresh and the oysters were exceptional. Beautiful view of the bay.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2016

We sat out on the porch overlooking the breathtaking bay at sunset- couldn't be more beautiful!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2016

Great view
Perfect for cocktails at sunset

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