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The Inn Spot on The Bay

202 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
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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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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Cross street
Dune Road
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Parking details
Self parking is available in front of restaurant, valet parking for special events.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
What 202 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined 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!

vipFlash (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 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.

DCMHS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

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

Christmas3 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

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

TBear (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

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

EdMcG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipnono (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipILoveGoodFood (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 27, 2017

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

LauraS (New England)
3.0  Dined 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.

vipshellwoman (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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.

Lilframad (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 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!

vipFabio (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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!

MaryannP (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

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

vipOmakase (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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.

MissKitty731 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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?

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

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