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The Maidstone

4.2
667 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
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.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, American
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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
Bar: 12PM-10PM
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Phone number
(631) 324-5440
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mill Hill Lane
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Parking details
Valet parking available.
Additional
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

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Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, The Maidstone can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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What 667 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
service
4.5
ambience
3.6
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our first time eating here and won’t be our last... excellent food, service and atmosphere...

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Very nice ambiance, cozy atmosphere, great service an original... great porch with furry seats... will be back....

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We had a wonderful lunch to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Our server was delightful and attentive. She made the experience extra enjoyable with her pleasant demeanor. Most of us chose the daily specials which were all delicious. The warm buns were well worth ruining ones diet. The cappuccino and warm bread pudding were delectable as well. The renovation to The Maidstone created a warm and inviting yet fresh ambiance. I look forward to my next visit!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My partner and I were in East Hampton for an impromptu vacation weekend during the winter. I found a last minute reservation at the Maidstone & was so pleased with the find. The food was really good, the ambiance was chic, and we were treated well overall. We would definitely dine here again!

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I requested a quiet table and got a very noisy table next to a party of 8. Service was slow and not very attentive. They have changed the menu significantly, and not for the better. All in all, a disappointing experience for someone who had been a big fan of this restaurant.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Waitstaff extremely unprofessional. They were not taught that it is rude to keep reaching over the table in front of a person sitting. They continually were banging into the chairs that was closest to the pathway to the kitchen. Food was mediocre. We've been there at other quiet, mid-week times and it was very good. This visit was Saturday night of President's weekend. They were packed but there was only one valet attendant. We had to wait twenty minutes in pouring rain for our car. It is apparent they can't handle a holiday weekend.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Lori and her wait staff were very kind, warm and inviting. Food was delicious and cocktails were great. Would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Good atmosphere (although it was better before renovations.) Service was excellent. Food good, but portions were uneven.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

What a great date night except for the young couple that was fighting all night long. Or should I say, female was lecturing loudly to her male mate about all his faults. We heard every one. So annoying, but the restaurant can't help that nor are they responsible. They sat us in front of the fireplace and it was so cozy and romantic. Service was extremely attentive and not intrusive. The food was delicious! Will go back when we get a chance. Hopefully, the fighting guests would have broken up and won't be staying at the inn.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Had a cozy seat by the fireplace, service was great, terrific waiter and friendly staff. The orecchiette pasta was a favorite, looking forward to our next visit!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Great weekend stay at The Maidstone. Considerate service, limited dinner menu but all done really well. We had a interesting wine from Portugal and up the stairs we went to our room! Hamptons in the wintertime is the best.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Such a lovely treat-rooms, dining, food, drink, and staff....LOVELY!

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2.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on December 25, 2017

They served us toast and not bread. They ran out of wine.

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1.0Dined on November 23, 2017

The service was atrocious. We had a 4:30 reservation and were seated at 5:15 and did not get our main course until after 7:30. Staff seemed totally disorganized. The soup course was cold as well.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was so delicious really enjoyed it!

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4.0Dined on November 16, 2017

my husband and I were out east for our anniversary. It was a Thursday night and very quiet but perfect for a cold night in November. Had great cocktails in the lounge by the fire before dining in the main dining room. A perfect evening.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on October 22, 2017

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".

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was wonderful. Local in season - we enjoyed the Montauk Halibut so much!

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4.0Dined on October 9, 2017

We had a late reservation and pretty much had the place to ourselves...

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4.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Had a great experience and would absolutely return

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1.0Dined on October 7, 2017

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!

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2.0Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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!

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1.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

We hadn't been to the Maidstone in a couple of years and we were all pleasantly surprised by the presentation and quality of our meals. We were disappointed with the crudités. We misread menu and thought we ordered crudo.

Will definitely go back!

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2.0Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on September 21, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on September 20, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

We enjoyed the Maidstone very much. The food was excellent and the ambiance was wonderful. The service was a little slow, but not so much that it was a big problem. Would definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

What a surprise and a treat. Pop over heaven, fireplaces, endless garden. The staff young and eager. Managed to score on happy hour pricing at bar before dinner. WINNER!

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

GM is great. Food stellar. Second visit service was slow but stuff happens and it was the weekend after Labor Day

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3.0Dined on September 10, 2017

Enjoyable enough food but the worst service I've had in a very long time. Waiter apologized and still took at least a half hour to even get drinks. I wanted to believe the other reviews were false but unfortunately it's all true

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