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The Restaurant at The Surf Lodge

4.0
4
102 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Acclaimed Australian Executive Chef Chris Rendell is heading back to the beach, creating a menu following his much loved Aussie Cooking Philosophy. The Restaurant at The Surf Lodge will be offering a simple, clean, fresh, local and organic market driven menu with a focus on daily caught seafood.

The restaurant was inspired by the culture and lifestyle of Byron Bay, one of Australia’s most authentic surf towns.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm -11:00pm *Deck menu available on Monday and Wednesday from 5-10pm.

  • Phone number

    (631) 483-5039

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chris Rendell

  • Neighborhood

    Montauk

  • Cross street

    Edgemere and Industrial Rd

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    The Hampton Jitney stop is less than 1 mile away. The LIRR is 500 yards from the property.

  • Entertainment

    Live music every weekend.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 102 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 2.7Value

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  1. M

    Minw61

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2016

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The food was overall good- burata salad amazing - service a bit arrogant/the view at sunset beautiful
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood tower was super fresh and the Lamb was perfectly seasoned! Great place for dinner and cocktails, staff was engaging and friendly.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Bad service
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2016

    overall2food3service5ambience1
    The location of the restaurant is right on the highway which distracts from its atmostphere. The food was average and the service was OK. The owner/manager was rude and I got the impression that this place thinks really highly of itself but without real substance. The clientelle was made up of try hard instagrammers, so the atmostphere was not genuinely relaxed. There was a distinct unclean feeling to the premises. Would not go back.
  5. SP

    SweetP

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2016

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Amazing, energetic atmosphere but lackluster food and service. The woman at the door was unnecessarily rude when we checked in for our reservation as well. The atmosphere and design is cool-- bad attitudes --not cool.
  6. D

    Dave

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2016

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This is really a bar where people go to enjoy the deck and live music with children running around. No parking on site. Probably a great place to just get a drink and watch the sunset.
  7. n

    nycdiner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2016

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The restaurant only had 3 high chairs , we had requested 2 on the booking but only received one highchair AFTER the kid's food was served. They really should have more highchairs or compact boosters to strap on the chairs, this made our dining experience poor despite the staff trying their hardest to accommodate
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food is ok but very pricey. We were there to see the live band which was phenomenal.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2016

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    I have been to the Surf Lodge on many occasions, and I was very disappointed with my recent visit. We did not receive our drinks (only 2 glasses of wine and 1 cocktail) until an hour into the meal. They ran out of lobster and did not put in our order until after we chose a replacement.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2016

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Forced to sit at very annoying communal tables when other tables are open.
  11. K

    Kimono

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2016

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    hands down the worst dining experience of my entire left. the busboys and servers was so rude. literally mean. i wanted to call the cops on one of the bus boys for how inappropriate he was. most of the men who work there are so beyond pretentious. i dont know what world they are living in but i will make it a point to let everyone i know never to go there. judging by their yelp reviews i have now seen, it seems most guests would agree.
  12. CC

    CasC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2016

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We arrived via taxi so didn't have to worry about parking which is typically a nightmare here. When we walked up to the roped off entrance for dinner reservations they just opened the rope without any direction or letting us know where to go so we wondered around the front room for a few minutes unsure of ourselves and felt very uncomfortable as the staff was very standoff-ish and we felt very "judged". Once we finally got seated the wait staff was just as rude and impatient as the hosting staff. The waiter literally rolled his eyes at us as we were ordering drinks and looked like he hated his life and his job more than anyone I've ever seen. The food menu is limited and non-descriptive but the food itself was delicious. The drinks were OK as I expected them to be less watered down for a $15 cocktail. The meal was expensive as we expected but I was surprised that they wouldn't let us sit at the bar or hang out on the deck after without ordering bottle service, especially after paying hundreds of dollars for a 4 person dinner. All in all, the view was lovely and the food was good but I would never return or recommend to a friend as the atmosphere and service left a lot to be desired. There are much better places in Montauk.
  13. TM

    ThomasM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I think the bad rap this place gets is undeserved. Came here on a Friday night and had a great time. Our waiter was super friendly and had great recommendations. The prices weren't even that bad by Montauk/Hampton standards. The live music was awesome too.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2016

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    I wish I had read other Open Table reviews before booking this reservation to celebrate my birthday with my mom on our quick getaway to Montauk. We were so looking forward to this dinner. Unfortunately, the maitre d' left us with an awful first impression. He didn't even welcome us, just asked my name, and proceeded to give me a dirty look the entire time he searched for our reservation. Because he was just staring at me and not speaking, I piped in with, "I did receive a confirmation call today, if that helps." No response. He eventually asked me to repeat my name, sighed, and gave our menus to a server to seat us. Our server sat us smack dab in the middle of two other tables, and we asked to be seated at a corner table if possible. She told us that was reserved for parties of 3, which I understood, so we sat down at our table. Within one minute, the same server sat down a party of two at that table. At that point, we nearly got up and left to take our business elsewhere. My mom spoke to her and the "maitre d'" about our issues and they moved us to an outdoor table. From then on, we had a good experience at Surf Lodge. We had a beautiful table outdoors and the food was good. However, I'm a stickler for service and a veteran in the hospitality industry, so based on that host's welcome, I won't recommend this spot.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is excellent this year. Enjoyed the live music and relaxed Thursday night vibes.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2016

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The menu associated with this place on Open Table is entirely wrong. There is no parking, only a usable lot about 1/4 mile away. These owners should valet every single customer for the prices they are charging! The sunset over the water is beautiful; the restaurant is price gouging with an extremely limited menu and crazy expensive drinks. I cannot say enough negative things about how little these people respect their customer. The place is a dump and you should be ashamed to represent it on Open Table.
  17. JH

    JulieH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2016

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    we loved eating here we had a great waitresss who made wonderful suggestions for our food choices. the ambiance is amazing and you cant go to a better spot for a sunset view in Montauk!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kitchen is heads and shoulders above where it was just a couple or years ago. Surprisingly good vegan options on the menu, too.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2016

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    Nice setting, good food, plenty of attitude.
  20. DL

    DansLeau

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great for lunch .. Lobster roll was excellent . Outdoor seating by the water. Very casual.
  21. YS

    3YSL

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great dinner, excellent food, outstanding view but pricey!!! Service is friendly too. The place is super simple and basic which is part of the charm. Don't expect any Michelin stars on your plate but the overall atmosphere is where the stars are..
  22. SA

    SAH5

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely open air setting with great food and service. Definitely worth the trip. We enjoyed the watermelon, feta cheese drizzled with vegetarian caviar appetizer and striped bass adorned with Bok Choy and an Asian infused sauce. The dessert was an incredibly light brownie accompanied by Ginger ice cream. All in all, quite an amazing experience.
  23. t

    theminimalistics

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The ambiance was great being that it has a pretty view of the water. The service was fine but just lacked knowledgable staff. Our waitress didn't know what half the food we ordered was. For example: My sister and I ordered a butter lettuce salad, my sister can't have any other lettuce other than butter lettuce (dietary restrictions), so we were happy to see that lettuce on the menu and one of the main reasons I chose this restaurant was because they could accommodate her allergies. Anyway, the salad came out and it was mixed greens. I told our waitress and she said the chef insists it's butter lettuce...we knew it clearly was not, but they didn't have anything else so she just ate the chicken and tomatoes on top of it and pushed the greens to the side...$25 for tomatoes and chicken. Next my friend orders the lobster, ends up being extremely chewy. The waitress took that off the bill so that was nice. Overall, I hear you should only come for the club because the food is awful....so we might give the bar scene a go one day but we'll definitely eat elsewhere before hand.
  24. N

    Nick

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2016

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Love the surf lodge!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2016

    overall3food1service1ambience4
    Depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking for see & be seen, surf lodge is the perfect spot in Montouk. If you want to enjoy good food and service, definitely recommend to go somewhere else.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2016

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The service there is absolutely the worst and the food is mediocre - Montauk has so many different food options - avoid this one
  27. f

    freeportlisag

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great drinks, local produce, and seafood. The view was also wonderful .
  28. a

    astrumir

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2016

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    The staff is RUDE. We had to wait 45' to get our table and once we sat down the y told us that the kitchen was about to close.
  29. NV

    NoelV

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This is a bottle service club with a velvet rope and a "guest list" masquerading as a restaurant. The drinks are watered down and priced astronomically, the food is inedible and wildly expensive. Our group was charged over $250USD per person with items appearing on our check we had never ordered! The setting seems quaint but IT IS NOT ON THE BEACH and the recent renovation is cheap, right out of Crate and Barrel. If you trip out here expecting to see free live music shows you will hike a great distance (theres no parking) and then spend a miserable night in the parking lot.Now that capacity has been further, significantly reduced, your odds of getting in, even if you are a scantily clad bimbo, are next to nil. The Surf Lodge under Jayma Cardoso's management is the most uncool dining spot in the Hamptons. It is a pretentious bottle service patio which caters to the khaki clad share house crowd. AVOID AT ALL COSTS
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2016

    overall3food1service4ambience2
    The watermelon salad was good. The lobster roll was not.
  31. NA

    NicoleA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The first table they sat us at smelled like garbage, I think it was situated right in front of where they keep their trash. We complained and it took a lot of pleading to move us to a different table that was still located outside. Finally they moved us, and everything, even the service improved. Our first waitress was not very accommodating so it ended up being a relief to get moved both bec of the smell and the service!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Overrated restaurant that over bookstores and doesn't treat you like a paying customer.
  33. D

    Dissappointing

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2016

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Blackstone large noisy group was in the main restaurant where we ate They should have made it a buyout
  34. J

    Jules829

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Surf Lodge is quite the scene even during the off season. Food was decent and service was good but it's definitely a club like atmosphere even in the dining area. The servers were quite nice and accommodating especially when some menu items were not available. Was glad to have tried it but won't hurry back anytime soon.
  35. a

    ashwoodaka

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2015

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Love this spot for its scene (trendy people, well-designed space, great drinks, fun ambience). But, the last time I went they seated us over an hour later than our reservation (in off-peak season). They did give us a round on the house, but then the wait staff continued to be very sub-par. Food came out all at different times and overall way too quickly (mains were served while apps still on table). We were hungry and hurried. Server paid little attention to us. I understand you don't go to Surf Lodge for the service, but it's still frustrating. Probably won't go back, at least not for dinner.
  36. IP

    IP2015

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2015

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Don't come here for the food. Come for the bar scene.
  37. 1

    17mikes

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2015

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Beautiful night at Surf Loge. Got there at 7p table ready but wanted to sit outside. Told maybe 20 minute wait which was fine as we grabbed a drink and listened to the Nancy Atlas band. Great local band. Got our table and watched the sun set. My fish was a bit dry but don't think you come out here for the food. Fun Montauk night. Nice, but somewhat lame service. I had to get up to get our wine after waiting 15 minutes and sitting with our food.
  38. K

    Kristen

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2015

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Made a reservation on open Table, showed up on a Sunday 10 mins early for a 9:45 reservation, front door was very standoffish. Redirected to check in with the restaurant side hostess (there's two check ins, one for the bar and one for the restaurant) there was no line at either entrance. The hostess was rude, told me there was no existing reservation (showed her the confirmation but it was pointless) and she let us stand there. When there were open tables inside and no lines. Manager was called and it was sorted out, but no point in making a reservation here. Was very put off by the front staff. Inside customer service was much better. But did we really have to call friends to do that? Waste of time and energy. I'd understand if it was busy, but what's the point of that? Nothing but big ego's and bad customer service.
  39. N

    Noelia

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2015

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Inadequate parking, 1/2 mile walk along busy narrow road for all, including handicapped (no space for dropoff and too few handicapped parking spaces). Indifferent, distracted summer waitpersons. Bar drinks are poorly mixed and very expensive. Menu is minimal, OK and nothing special. Regular cheesecake for dessert.
  40. b

    bsrb

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I remember coming to the Surf Lodge for some daytime drinks when it first opened a few years ago and I have seen how much it has grown in popularity over time. I've never had a meal at the Surf Lodge so I decided to give it a try. I wanted to make dinner reservations a few days in advance, however there weren't any available so I did brunch instead. I ordered the avocado toast and it was amazing!! The service was friendly and attentive. The vibe there is chill and beachy and the view is beautiful-I only wish there was more tables with umbrellas available for outdoor dining. Although we went early in the day, the outdoor seating area was already filled. Nonetheless it was a great brunch and I would recommend it!

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The Restaurant at The Surf Lodge is rated 4 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Edgemere and Industrial Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Montauk

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm -11:00pm *Deck menu available on Monday and Wednesday from 5-10pm.

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    The Hampton Jitney stop is less than 1 mile away. The LIRR is 500 yards from the property.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Rendell

  • Entertainment

    Live music every weekend.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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