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About The Maidstone
The Maidstone is pleased to debut a casual and contemporary restaurant that reflects the spirit of The Maidstone, where classic American flavors are updated with unexpected, seasonal twists. The menus pay homage to casual, beach dining with a light, healthful, East Hampton-meets-Santa Monica bent.
The Maidstone features a 60-seat dining room, bar/lounge with fireplace, and a bright and airy Sun Room that opens up to the property's outdoor, garden seating.
East Hampton, NY 11937
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, American
Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation
Lunch: Mon-Friday 11am-3pm
Brunch: Sat & Sun 11am-3pm
Late Afternoon Menu 7 Days a Week from 3pm - 6pm
Dinner: Sun - Thurs: 5PM-9PM
Dinner: Fri - Sat 5pm - 10pm
Mill Hill Lane
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
Valet parking available.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, The Maidstone can accommodate all of your special event needs.
The Maidstone Ratings and Reviews
We went on a Saturday night in December. It was noisy. Our table was nice, but it was right next to the waiters station and they were running back and forth past us all night long. The calamari were dry and too salty. The kale side was way too salty. We expected a nice upscale inn, but the food was mediocre at best.
We were gifted a room at the hotel and meandered downstairs for brunch in the sunroom.
Very friendly staff, had to stop asking them to refill my coffee. Brunch was a farmhouse omelette with squash and cheddar with fries. Gotta have the fries! HUGE bowl. Luckily the hotel has bikes to wear off the calories.
I hadn't eaten here since they were featuring a Swedish menu a few years ago. It has changed. Now there are very few choices and the ones there are, are pretty basic. Chicken, beef, fish. I had the chicken - listed as a half chicken roasted crisp. I only got the white meat so I was disappointed, but it was very tender and juicy - perfectly cooked, but way over-salted. The beet salad was good. My friend had a burger ordered medium rare - it was a nice big burger with cheese, but woefully overcooked. The desert was a mystery - an odd flavored ice cream (coconut something?) with caramel sauce and a brownie. The ice cream was ok; the caramel was good, but the brownie was terrible. It is too bad this wonderful Inn dining room isn't a top spot to eat out here - it should be. In fact it is strange there are no really great restaurants in the "Hamptons".
I have always enjoyed dining at the Maidstone Arms Inn throughout the years, but my dinner this past weekend was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. The quirky, cozy atmosphere of what was formerly The Living Room has been replaced with what could almost be called a dining room in a college fraternity house. The noise level is so high that one of my guests suggested that the staff hand out noise-cancelling headphones before seating people. We had a corner table in what is arguably the quietest spot in the room, and still could not hear one another without screaming. We were miserable.
The service also could not have been worse. Our server was adorable, but this evening was clearly his first day of his first job, and he was operating with zero training. He did not know the menu at all, didn't know the difference between Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon, and made no apologies for the multitude of mistakes. When asked if the scallop appetizer could be made larger into an entree sized portion, he said yes..two scallops arrived as the entree.
I could go on, but I don't want to re-live the experience any longer.
I rarely write reviews, but I wanted to warn anyone considering eating at this restaurant to beware, and definitely bring ear plugs!
fOOD DELIVERED WAS TEPID WHEN SUPPOSEDLY WAS TO BE A HOT MEAL. fOR $18.00 A DISH WAS SERVED WITH ABOUT 4 TABLESPOONS OF PASTA. THEN SUBSTITUTED FOR 2 SCALLOPS FOR $22.00 THAT WAS TASTY.
MY FRIEND HAH A TASTLESS CHICKEN BREAST.
mENU WAS LIMITTED.
THIS USED TO BE A SPOT FOR WONDERFUL FOOD THAT WAS EXPENSIVE BUT ONE I OFTEN CHOSE FOR DINNER. NOT AGAIN.
First time in East Hampton for the film festival and snagged a table here.
Lot's of celebrities in every corner of the room. The photography collection on the walls is fantastic. We had a duck special and the cavatelli both really good. Affordable wine list. Staff friendly but acoutics need help.
Scallop app excellent, haddock excellent, salmon just OK. Very good wine list. Fireplace nice on a cool night, noise was terrible in dining room, couldn't talk at all. Price a bit high but not unexpected.
Acoustics spoiled the evening out. Maidstone needs to get that fixed!
Service was inconsistent and unprofessional. Almost all patrons in the dining room were complaining about some aspect of their experience while we were dining.
The lobster rolls were very short on lobster. Several diners including us were brought small ramekins with extra lobster mixture when we complained. From the comments of our server it seemed that the kitchen staff prepared them expecting complaints. Given the $26 price it was very disappointing.
Brunch was not good. Was really disappointed that we didn't have a great experience. Food took over 45 minutes as did drinks. Coffee was cold and not fresh. Food was not seasoned and parts were cold. Waiter was new but manager saw that we were having issues and no one came over to apologize or try and help. Beautiful space and dinner previously was great so confused why brunch was so off. Hopefully they pull it together soon.
This was one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had. The hostess was either drunk or stoned. We checked in. She had our name. An hour later when we weren't seated and asked why she said "I didn't know you were here". Yet she had checked us in! The place was mass chAos. The hostess dropped and broke a glass. She Must be the owners wife because there is no way this woman should have been doing this job. I used to love this place. Won't be coming back. An abomination.
We got married at the hotel three years ago and decided to spend our anniversary night there. I mentioned this in my open table reservation and also posted it on Instagram, tagging the Hotel (they saw it because they liked the post). No one wished us a happy anniversary or acknowledged the occasion. The service was bad - we waited too long for drinks and food. Memories of a beautiful night were diminished by a bad experience.
Waiting for almost 45 minutes for the waiter to return. They literally served dinner and never came back. No water or wine refill, no "how's your meal", no clearing of plates or the courtesy of asking about coffee or desert. I went to the host twice to request the check and still waited. Dishonest people would have just left, but we waited, and waited, and waited, and finally were able to pay and leave.
$100 p/p meal deserves the courtesy of service.
We reserved for dinner at the bar and had a wonderful experience.
The popovers are incredible! The menu was smaller than I expected but the hostess mentioned a transition to a fall menu soon. Staff very accomodating. Left my credit card at the bar and the restaurant called and offered to drop it off at our hotel on the way home.
A return visit to the restaurant finds the prices much softer and the staff more professional. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner without all the summer chaos. Enjoyed the food even though the popovers came out during our appetizers not before. Staff apologetic and sent a cookie plate for the snafu. We'll be back.
The Maidstone is one of the loveliest restaurants in East Hampton. The ambiance is five-star and despite the "energetic" sound levels that would ordinarily keep me away, I definitely recommended dinner there. The menu has made good strides since they changed it from Swedish to creative local. The generous servings were creative and well presented.
The layout seemed to cause problems for the staff. The dining room is narrow with a single pathway for travel in and out of the kitchen. There were frequent traffic jams preventing the staff from getting orders submitted. Jams occurre at times from patrons, at other times from servers taking orders from the main pathway instead of off to the side. There was only one parking attendant trying to park cars on a busy weekend. This caused a bit of confusion from patrons leaving the restaurant. The food was top notch however
In a town where there are surprisingly few stand out restaurants, considering the caliber of clientele it attracts, The Maidstone is a good choice, ifyou're looking for a casual meal in a fun, vibrant setting. It's a great place to go for cocktails and people watch, and I've enjoyed all the food I've eaten there. The scallops were particularly exceptional.
Great dinner. The garden was closed for a Jimmy Choo party so we sat inside in front of the fireplace in the main dining room. The warm popovers are amazing. The music was a little loud but the manager was nice enough to turn it right down and offer a different table away from the speakers. Will definitely return as the weather cools. COZY!
Don't know if the whole venue has changed ownership, but huge drop off in quality since our last visit. I don't usually write reviews, but feel compelled to this time. Evening started well enough with a nice bottle of blanc de blancs, but went downhill from there. Bartender seemed to revel in the fact his cocktails were strong rather than how they should be mixed. Food was ok, but service very poor. On prior visits service had been very good. Can't blame the young lads trying their best, have to look to the management. Ordered a side of fries with my whole fish, but they came plated up on a small plate with the fish and hence no room to de-bone the fish etc. I could have forgiven all if only we could have enjoyed a decent bottle of wine! Alas i have no idea what they have done to the wine list! Most limited and poorest i have ever come across in what tries to pass as a decent restaurant. I'm really not hard to please. Seriously, don't visit.
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