The Plaza has been owned and operated for the past 18 years by Chef Doug Gulija. The dining room has just gone through a makeover to give it more of a relaxing/'beachy' look and a new bar menu has been added. Tucked away behind the Southampton Movie Theater and across from The Southampton Inn it offers an eclectic menu as well as an award winning wine list along with friendly, professional service by a well trained staff. Come and experience for yourselves one of the best dining experiences in the Hamptons.
Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Truly the best restaurant on the South Fork!! The food, service, and ambience is FIVE STAR
We got the seafood shepherd's pie and the macadamia crusted i think mahi. Both were delicious but nothing was as amazing as the white chocolate cheesecake. What an amazing dessert. Glad we saved room.
Excellent food and service; charming as usual. Barri is a fun and welcoming wait staff and we are always happy to see her.
Exceptional seafood; best clam chowder I've had! Bring your appetite!
The taste of the sauces, vegetables and garnishes were rich, varied and delicious. The squid, scallops were fresh, perfectly cooked, the swordfish medium, not medium rare, not worth returning. The obvious care in the preparation in every regard makes me confident that when I make my preference known, it will be perfect. The hummus and sauce on the calamari was absolutely delicious, the sweet corn risotto for the scallops was spot on to my wife's taste, truly a product of the fresh corn ... I would have preferred it a little less so. The peas, spinach with my swordfish was excellent. One non-problem was that we both ate two rolls each, to mop our plates! The one, hardly a real, problem, was that the accompaniments tended to overwhelm the squid and the scallops when taken together. I suspect a request to partially separate them in the presentation would help, it was easy to do that with the scallops which have a lot of taste on their own, but I would like to have alternated the tender delicate squid with tastes of the extraordinary hummus. Kudos, obviously the squid chosen were very small, a welcome change from the larger ones that dominate most restaurants. You can't get this minutely picky unless the food is extraordinary. It was. We will be back and will suggest this to our summer guests.
This was our first visit to the Plaza Cafe. It was wonderful. Service was excellent. We had crab cake appetizer which was delicious. For entrees we has Lobstet and Shrimp Shepherds Pie, snapper and horseradish crusted cod. All were prepared and cooked perfectly. It was a wonderful dinner. We shred the strawberry shortcake desert again wonderful.
We will definitely be back. It was a great experience.
Tres bon repas, tres fin. Le lobster est remarquable. Belle carte de vin
Food is outstanding!
Missed waitress Barry that evening as she was off!
She is amazing!
Congratulations to chef and Owner Doug on great place!
Very enjoyable experience. Pleasant atmosphere. Food was exquisite. We had tuna, crab avocado lian for an appetizer. Could have consumed more of them!!
The salmon was cooked perfectly- so moist and full of flavor.
Grilled lobster was fantastic. Already recommended.
The shrimp and lobster shepherds pie was amazing! Apparently it is the only item that has been on the menu since the restaurant opened. It is a must try.
This is one of the best (and most underrated!) restaurants in Southampton. There’s not a lot of ambiance in the summer (though it’s really quite cozy in the winter), but the food is consistently excellent. I’ve never had a bad meal there.
What a great way to celebrate our 10th anniversary! My husband and I want to extend a huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to Chef Douglas Gulija at The Plaza Cafe for making us feel so special! He and his staff were so warm and welcoming. And the food was top notch, as always! If you haven’t been to Plaza, GO!!!
Love this restaurant. Outstanding people that run it and food a home run. Now my favorite Southampton rest.
The worst dinner I’ve ever had at plaza cafe and in the Hamptons in the last ten years. Was embarrassed I brought a friend and houseguest there for dinner.
45 minutes to get our first drink is inexcusable and not tasking a dinner order for 1 hour is as well.
It was a wonderful experience! The service was superb, the food was delicious! Don't be fooled by the casual looking front and signs, it is a luxury dining establishment!
Really enjoyed meal. Our server was incredible - knowledgeable, funny, non-intrusive. Excellent menu. All loved food and atmosphere. Not a "scene".
Great service , good food,
Creative food, using local ingredients. Great selection of both appetizers and entrees. Excellent service.
Our experience at Plaza Cafe was absolutely wonderful. The food was delicious, fresh and beautifully presented. I’ve never had crispier Bass skin in my life...just delicious.
Delicious. Lovely. Again and again. Never disappointed.
The experience was wonderful. It is over priced. Nothing was bad, but it’s too expensive.
I wanted to take an old girlfriend to something special in the hamptons as she appreciates great food so we went to the Plaza Cafe. We were both blown away by the amazing food.
I hear the restaurant might be having a major interior design update son
Great dinner. The combination of ingredients were unexpected, creative and delicious. We’ll definitely be back!
Part of me doesn't want anyone to know about this Hamptons gem because it's possibly the best food on Long Island. I'm not kidding. It's crazy more people don't come here but thats probably because it's a not a huge noisy scene because so many people go out to show off their shoes, bags and watches and not for the food. This restaurant is about the latter.
Yes, it's THAT good.
All around very enjoyable!
This is the finest seafood restaurant in the United States -- and I'd say the world! Chef/Owner Doug is a culinary genius. Every time we've dined at the Plaza through the many years I am blown away. Food does not get better on this planet. Doug's creativity, his culinary artistry is extraordinary. And his team works with Doug in perfect harmony. Now this might seem like a too positive review, an exaggeration -- it is not! The Plaza is The Best.
Yet another truly amazing dining experience,
This was our 4th time at this restaurant, over perhaps 6-7 years--it's now planned into a "date weekend" almost every year. The seafood is so thoughtfully prepared and delicious beyond expectation. And they thankfully give the diner filling portions at each course, so you remember what you ate! I had the crab tian as an appetizer--it was that or the daily special scallop ceviche similarly prepared. The tian was hugely satisfying! Then, the black sea bass prepared with Asian spices and supplements--again, delicious. There wasn't a drop of the fish/broth/vegs left on the plate! Our waiters were friendly and informative. A lovely evening, as hoped for and expected!
This is a lovely restaurant nestled away from the hassle and bustle of Main Street. A true gem.
The wait staff was informative and attentive. I truly recommend the restaurant. The food choices exceeded all expectations .
The food is always excellent with professional yet friendly service. It is very “unHamptons” which I why we enjoy it so much. Highly recommend it!
We traveled to go there and stood the night. Excellent food and service. Barry is always a pleasure. Met the chef, he is a down to earth kinda guy and a great chef. Will definitely go back.
Every time we eat at Doug Gulija's "Plaza" it's a special occasion to enjoy the finest seafood dishes on Long Island. The seafood Shephard's Pie is an original and well worth ordering and better eating it. Great menu of fresh seafood that is artfully presented.
The excellent and veteran food critic at Long Island's newspaper Newsday, Peter Gianotti, has judged The Plaza Cafe the best seafood restaurant on Long Island. I'd say it's the best seafood restaurant in the United States, without exaggeration. Chef and owner Doug Gulija is beyond culinary artist -- he's a culinary genius. His innovative, creative dishes are absolutely superb, extraordinary -- all of them. His shepherd's pie -- a seafood version with with lchunks of obster and shrimp -- is one of the greatest dishes ever. Going to The Plaza is a culinary experience of the first order. It's the tops. And not only is the food fantastic, so is the service.
My son turned 17 and i wanted him to experience an amazing dining experience, the plaza is it !
Absolutely outstanding in every possible way
As always, The Plaza Cafe delivered. I love this restaurant, it is my favorite one in all of Southampton. The food is always excellent, and the service is top notch. Barry is a wonderful waitress, and has impeccable timing and manners. Doug is a fantastic Chef, and the food is top notch!
We are repeat customers, and whenever we go out, this is our place to go.
As always the Plaza Cafe rises to the standards of the Best of the Best . Doug & his staff are impeccable & meticulous about everything it takes for a superior dining experience. His specials are creative & extraordinary. As a matter of fact my friend & I both ordered their appetizer specials along with their entree special. Thanks for a great evening out .
Loved everything about it, they never disappoint! Great food, great drinks!
This place never disappoints. The food is elegant, the ambiance is casual , the service is warm and helpful (Barrie is a fantastic server) and the drinks are precisely mixed (Alex is a great bartender). The room is spacious and the fireplace gives a cozy feeling in the cold months. The menu features fresh, generally local, seafood, but the meat dishes are excellent too
the space is simply lovely and quiet enough to have a real conversation without having to shout across the table...the wait staff couldn't have been more helpful, upbeat and friendly...the presentation of all our dishes was artistic and amazing...the food was absolutely delicious. can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our experience. thank you for your thoughtfulness in all these details.
Douglas Gulija is one of the most talented chefs out there. Amazingly fresh seafood, creatively and lovingly prepared.