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About The Inn Spot on The Bay

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.

32 Lighthouse Road
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Closed Monday - Wednesday from Labor Day through July 1st.

Cross Street:
Dune Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 728-1200

Website:
http://www.theinnspot.com/

Parking Details:
Self parking is available in front of restaurant, valet parking for special events.

Executive Chef:
Cheffe Colette

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.

Private Party Contact:
Pam: (631) 728-1200

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine

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87% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on October 22, 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Healthy, Vegan, Cozy, Casual, Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Tapas, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (New England)·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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 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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 (Philadelphia)·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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Cozy, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·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?

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

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

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The Inn Spot is always a delight.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Great place. Good value. Delicious food

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Outstanding Value, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2016

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Totally unique and thoroughly enjoyable!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Waterfront, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2016

The service is amazing!! Second only to the food!! Don't miss out on this experience! The restaurant is directly on the bay!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Great view
Perfect for cocktails at sunset

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2016

The restaurant & setting is beautiful. Calm & serene beautiful bay view. The food is outstanding. The staff is friendly and cheerful. Only drawback, not enough wait staff. Still, not a terrible wait for service. Go, you'll love it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2016

I have never written a review of a restaurant good or bad because frankly I can't be bothered to. But this experience was so awful that I decided I should notify others to beware. The service was terrible. Anything We asked for was met with the same response "I don't know if the chefs will I will get that for you" We asked for them to make some macaroni with butter for our young daughter, we asked for some red pepper, and Parmesan cheese. All of these requests appeared to be a big imposition on the staff. The food was tasteless and improperly cooked. We been there before it was better but clearly they lost their culinary talent. We actually asked if the prior Chef had left and we are told that she was still there. The sesame seed tuna was cooked all the way through not seared with the red centet as it should be. The vegetarian offering was bland Cauliflower served on top of bland white rice and lentils covered with a tomato-based sauce that was sprinkled on the food as if it had been shot out of a ketchup bottle. Completely tasteless and visually unappealing. My young daughter did get some linguine maybe 20 pieces in all and they charged $17 for that. It is clear they do not want children to come to the restaurant under any circumstance. The drinks were watered down, from some cheap bottled mix and completely tasteless. When we were done we had to wait 15 to 20 minutes because their phone took a long time to process the credit card. There's nothing as horrible as waiting for your bill to be paid when in fact you don't want to pay it because you didn't receive anything worth eating. My wife myself and my older daughter only ate about 25% of the food As we are waiting, another Group of four walked out complaining loudly about how they had not been treated properly. Do not go to this restaurant you'll be disappointed and the owners do not deserve your business

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Nice quiet place to go on a summer night. Good food and great views with friendly service

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Marvelous fresh preparation with local varying provender-especially seafood. Special bay front location with lovely sunsets. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2016

What a great place to eat. The entire experience was just great. We will be back and we will bring friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Was really looking forward to a great evening and was somewhat disappointed. First,even though the rice puff with tamari sauce was very good and an interesting substitute for bread and butter,it was an obtuse choice given the 90% American menu. Which brings us to another queer fact. The only fish and seafood on the menu was five different oyster appetizers -very strange in that the restaurant is right next to one of the best wholesale and retail fish and seafood distributors in the Hamptons. Also,the one other seafood on the menu was in the form of what they called crabmeat bisque. The intense crab flavor was there but was the most unusual soup I have ever tasted-I would call it crab oatmeal. The duck we ordered was not crisp but tasted stewed and was served oddly over quinoa. All told, it was the most bizarre food experience I have had in a long time!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in the Hamptons. The combination of beautiful view (esp at sunset), relaxed atmosphere, and interesting, delicious food is amazing. Recently went here for my friend's big birthday and it was the perfect place to celebrate.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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