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About The Plaza

"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.

61 Hill Street
Southampton, NY 11968
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Available for Private Events

Cross Street:
Across fromFirst Neck Lane

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 283-9323

Website:
http://www.plazacafe.us/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Plenty of free parking directly in front of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Douglas Gulija

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

Private Party Contact:
Doug: (877) 280-6564

Additional:
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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

In addition to our a la carte menu, we also offer a Taste of Seven Fishes Menu which features 7 signature tasting courses . Please note we do stop serving at 9:00 on Christmas Eve.

The Plaza Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Romantic (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Seasonal (4)
Casual (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Business Meals (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 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

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Seasonal
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·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.

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2017

My wife and I got a table on a quite Monday . We had a 5:30 pm table that was easily changed by the staff from 6:30. Our table was next to the fireplace, a wonderful setting. The dinning room is quaint and pleasant. Sam, our waiter very nicely covered the menu which heavily focuses on fresh local seafood. The restaurant offers half price / half size appetizers and main courses, which we highly recommend. We ordered the lobster bisque with corn, fois gras for appetizers. Both were incredible! Inspired, we ordered the 1/2 portion Panko Marlin, horse radish encrusted cod, sea bass and Shepard's pie. OMG! All incredible! Tender, flavorful and fresh. To complete to crazy good experience, dessert was a day special strawberry short cake with strawberry ice cream with caramelized strawberry slices. Mind blowing!
The chef/ owner came to our table to introduce himself. He was very engaging and open about the history of the restaurant.
In conclusion, we got a culinary experience. OUTSTANDING! Can not wait to return.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Loved it - can't believe I've never been here before!
Will put it on our list of grew at places to eat in Southampton.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Local fresh food creatively put together. The desserts are a must! Attentive service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Delicious seafood with excellent service. Highly recommend the swordfish Parmesan. However, the ambiance and atmosphere do not match the food or price at all. Feels and looks like an inexpensive cafe yet the food is delicious and expensive. The restaurant misses the mark because of this. It wouldn't take too much to fix this up a bit and make it more romantic with a cozy vibe. Dim the lights, candles, nicer art, better sound absorption with curtains or rugs or ceiling pads that dampen the sound. I would go back but would love to see it fixed!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 27, 2017

After trying all the top restaurants in Hamptons, I can easily say that this is the best restaurant in all of Hamptons.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wish it weren't so pricey. This was our first visit but it's too expensive to make it a regular. And we live here.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

This place is a great FIND ! The bland name does nothing to prepare you for the dining experience that awaits! The owner/ chef is an artist at his trade! The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Located within walking distance from the equally charming Southampton inn , I recommend this place anytime you're in town for a romantic dinner. Great atmosphere, Great food and a Great wine list. What more can you ask for in a Hampton Restaurant? I go every time I'm in town and it never disappoints. This place is a treasure you'll want to visit over and over.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Return back to the States from a long summer vacation dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

On average the restaurant was 'good', nothing noteworthy in terms of menu choices, frankly the menu was pretty boring.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

So it was my birthday and wanted someplace delicious.....this had decent reviews but honestly the food wasn't that great. I asked my server for something light and yummy and she picked the stripped Bass and I wasn't very impressed. To ask for $52 per entree I expect really good food. This place wasn't it.

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food and service were great
Just not much of an ambiance spot
Perfect for what we wanted

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We dined for the first time this season at Plaza Cafe and were so happy that we did, even though it is on the expensive side and quite a drive. The food was wonderful! Our favorites were still on the menu and as good as ever. This quiet, calm dining room is a great place for a romantic conversation over fine food made with local ingredients, great seafood, and wonderful wines. Our server this trip, Sam, was both friendly and professional. Thank you for a great evening!

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The shrimp and lobster "shepherds pie" is phenomenal. I would go back just for that one dish.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

sorry for my delayed review. we dined here a couple of weeks ago for our anniversary. we have been here prior, but it has been awhile. i did note on my OT reservation that it was our anniversary, however, it was not acknowledged. our host was pleasant & professional & obliged us with our choice of a table. our waiter was attentive & pleasant. the restaurant is warm & inviting & the tables are nicely spaced. my husband had the proscuitto wrapped shrimp & risotto appetizer, both of which were delicious & cooked perfectly. i was very excited when one of the special appetizers was stuffed squash blossoms, which i adore! these were stuffed w/shrimp & lobster. i was a bit disappointed as i found the texture a tad rubbery & lacking in flavor. my husband had the shepherds pie for his entree which was flavorful & loaded with seafood. i ordered the seared sashimi grade yellowfin for my entree. i love seared tuna & order it often. it was seared perfectly & presented nicely. my first 3 or 4 slices were absolutely delicious, tender as they should be - quality tuna!! unfortunately, the remaining 3 or 4 pcs were extremely sinewy, therefore, inedible. we dine out often & i am not normally one to complain, however, i felt this needed to be mentioned so i did advise our waiter. i assumed that the chef would have been shown the tuna, when it went back to the kitchen, so he could have seen all the tendons in the uneaten slices. i must say that chef gulija is a true professional and an extremely caring & attentive chef! he spoke w/me regarding the tuna & the fact that he was surprised since he indicated that he purchases only top cuts. i am sure the problem with this portion of tuna was an oversight and not the norm. it was unfortunate that he did not see the remaining tuna. he clearly is extremely passionate about providing quality food & i was very appreciative with him personally tending to this issue and discussing it with me.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This restaurant was recommended to me by a resident in town.
Their wine list is limited and very overpriced. The wine we selected was from an unknown vintner, as were all the wines on their list, but I was familiar with the region, so I thought it would be alright.
It wasn't and when I asked them about it, they became very defensive and said perhaps it didn't taste that good because of the type of appetizers we ordered.
They suggested that it needed to breathe but honestly a young Oregon wine doesn't need to breathe.
They were willing to give us a cheap glass of wine in exchange for the bottle of wine. I asked to taste the replacement wine and found it also lacking.
Then our entres arrived. My date had fish that was fine but underwhelming. I ordered the cowboy steak, the most expensive item on the menu, and found it to be fine also but not up to an equivalently priced steak at Sparks.
The appetizer was good and we skipped dessert as the options were not unique and we were pretty much done with this restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

First time there but won't be our last. Everything was excellent and perfect. Very very nice. A hidden gem I'd say.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We went for our wedding anniversary and it was perfect. Great good, service pretty restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Organic, People Watching, Comfort Food, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Lovely experience! Food was innovative & beautifully presented. Service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Fantastic food, relaxing environment, great service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Very good fish restaurant although quite expensive excellent service and wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Always excellent food and fine service, superb seafood, nice atmosphere, good clientele, Plaza Cafe is about the only place in Southampton at which I will eat on weekends between May and September. Don't miss the seafood shepherd's pie.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Excellent food and presentation. Good service and noise level allowed cross conversation. A tad pricey with few reasonably priced entrees which influenced 4 stars for value as compared to 5 stars for food.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Best tuna I ever ate. Very moderately priced wine list. Nice and quiet weekday night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Great service! Best seafood in the hamptons! Wonderful all around experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Delicious! Fish was perfectly prepared, super fresh. Wonderful combinations and preparations of special veggies, herbs, sauces. Hard to choose from the varied and interesting menu. A special place and a real treat for those who love amazing food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Plaza Cafe never disappoints.
Chef and staff are courteous, knowledgable and always pleasant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2017

This is our new favorite dinner spot. Everything we ordered was imaginative and delicious. The service was friendly,conscientious and really cared that we were happy. Wonderful experience

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Dessert is great. Service was good. Calamari was great. Local sea bass was a bit above average. Very expensive. Not hard to get into.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Our favorite Hamptons restaurant
Excellent food always predictably fine
Friendly and courteous staff
Never feel rushed

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Amazing restaurant! What a hidden gem! Part of me doesn't want anyone to discover how amazing the food is here as it might turn into one of the other noisy watering holes filled with people who are more concerned with being seen than what they are eating. Every dish is amazing, the service is top-notch and its quiet and laid-back. This place should be packed very night. Might be the BESt food in all the Hamptons.

One of the reasons I went back recently was seeing the mouth-watering photographs on their Instagram account.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 18, 2017

The food was as great as always! The appetizers we ate were good sized portions and the lobster and shrimp shepard's pie continues to be phenomenal!! The waitstaff are great too !!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We love The Plaza Cafe. The food, the chef and Barry the waitress are all outstanding. The food is consistently excellent. The atmosphere is cozy, with a great fireplace. Barry is the best waitress on the East End.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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