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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.
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Contemporary American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Closed Monday - Wednesday from Labor Day through July 1st.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Self parking is available in front of restaurant, valet parking for special events.
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
The Inn Spot on The Bay Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!