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The Plaza

277 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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"The Best Seafood Restaurant on Long Island. Period"is what food critic Peter Gionotti of Newsday calls The Plaza. Along with its recent three and half star rating from Newsday, The Plaza has also garnered 3 stars from the New York Times as well is being listed in The Zagat Surveys Top Restaurants of America.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Available for Private Events
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Phone number
(631) 283-9323
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Douglas Gulija
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Private party facilities
The Plaza can be closed for a private event for up to 70 guests and is the ideal setting for a private party and/or business meeting. Lunch and dinner menus for private events are custom written and start at $39
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Private party contact
Doug: (877) 280-6564
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The Plaza Cafe can cater small, intimate formal events in your home or larger tent/ballroom events of up to 225 guests at the neighboring Southampton Inn. Chef/owner Doug Gulija is always in attendance making sure the evening is a memorable one.
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Cross street
Across fromFirst Neck Lane
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Parking details
Plenty of free parking directly in front of the restaurant.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 277 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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METags (New York Area)
5.0  Dined a day ago

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 .

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

Marema (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

vipToylsomelane (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

vipSag4 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

My son turned 17 and i wanted him to experience an amazing dining experience, the plaza is it !
Thank you
Absolutely outstanding in every possible way

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

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 .
Noel Love

leslieS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Loved everything about it, they never disappoint! Great food, great drinks!

vipAMKo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

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

Simone (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Douglas Gulija is one of the most talented chefs out there. Amazingly fresh seafood, creatively and lovingly prepared.

Bill (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

This is the best restaurant in Southampton. The cooking and preparations are done with great care with a wide choice of fresh fish, always an interesting meat dish and something delicious for those not interested in fish or meat. The appetizers and desserts made on premises as well as the main dishes are all of equal and outstanding quality. The wine list is extensive with wines from Croatia that are wonderful and can't be found in many places. The dining room is relaxed and quiet. On a chilly night thee is a roaring fire in the fireplace at the end of the dining room. If you like great warmth sit close otherwise get a table a little removed from the fire.
Call to see if there are specials being offered. On a Wednesday night we were offered 1/2 portion servings of appetizers and main dishes at 1/2 the regular prices. These were more than adequate followed by a fruit crisp and home made ice cream and a perfect espresso.

Jbytheway (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was good, but overpriced for the experience. The noise level was ridicously high and the difficult to communicate with your dinner partner. There is no atmosphere and most of the people there were over 60.

Guest1978 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

Food and service were great. 1/2 plates available at times. Pleasant, professional staff. Music a bit loud — room was not crowded this night. Expensive vs most markets.