Highway Restaurant and Bar

4.7
404 reviews
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Highway Restaurant & Bar in East Hampton is the kind of place where guests feel at home and can have a delicious, well crafted meal, whatever the occasion, any day of the week.

We offer a menu of seasonally inspired New American cuisine that gives nods to urban and global influences.

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Highway Restaurant and Bar is a low-key spot with good food and round tables.

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4.7
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4.5
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4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious with excellent service...great experience!

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a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

The waiter did not mention the daily specials, the food was just ok, fatty steak. Last year was much better. I feel the quality have went down.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Exceptional service, creative menu. The Peking duck and Cod fish were exceptional and the Ice Cream Sandwich desert out of this world

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DU
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best meal I have had in the Hamptons in years!

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SK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is what every local restaurant should be like (but don't tell anyone otherwise we'll never get a table).

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall, Highway Restaurant has the most talented chef and best support staff in all the Hamptons. Their low lighting makes me appear ten years younger. The roasted crescent duck offered on Friday’s is super unique! The menu and specials are well balanced with many healthy choices. Thank you Highway for giving us a bustling fresh place to dine!

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E
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highway has become one of our favorite restaurants in the Hamptons! The food is always delicious and there are enough exciting options so that everyone is happy! We had such a wonderful waitress this time--she made us all smile every time she came over to our table.

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i
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff, service, food and drinks absolutely fantastic!!!

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l
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We always have a nice family meal here. From the looks of the outside, you would not expect such a cozy, cool restaurant inside. I love how comfortably casual the interior is & we consistently have good food.

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DA
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

The service was terrible. The food was good. $50 corkage fee is high. $10 per person to cut a birthday cake is absurd. Had an attitude.

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RA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the vibe and location. Great food. Would highly recommend.

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GS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first time there and i will be back many more times .the food was outstanding and it was duck night which they have every Friday night .It was the beast duck i have ever had .

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TC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This is our 4th time visiting Highway in the past couple of months. We sat in a cozy booth in the main dining room. Our waitress was so warm and attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and specials. We had the "beyond delicious" pork buns, which have always been our go-to starter. The pork was tender and very flavorful and the red slaw that comes with it was citrusy and refreshing. The ceasar salad was very good, and the homemade croutons were excellent. For the main course we had the Peking duck and the rib-eye steak, both cooked to perfection. The duck was a little bit drier than we would have expected, but the skin was crunchy and tasty. Their merlot by the glass was a perfect accompaniment to another near perfect meal!

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s
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Asian night and the food was outstanding! One of the best ducks I have ever had!! Great recipe, great and delicious taste!!!

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OT
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place, we always have a great fresh meal! Great service and friendly staff. :))

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time and we LOVED it!! 5 stars
We look forward to many,many more wonderful meals at Highway!!!!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always

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d
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food, great Easter brunch! Service terrific, as usual.

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SV
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely evening - enjoyed a meal sitting at the bar. Cozy warm and inviting. We always consider the specials of the evening - inventive and tasty. Fun crowd.

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G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly, real good food. Easy and nice local place....

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l
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in the Hamptons. Food is always great. Service is friendly.

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SV
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The nicest people - the front staff, the bartenders, the service staff. Food uniformly good. The bar is large and spacious either for sitting or standing - lots of sports on the screen. Friendlier local crowd - the Summer folks are more intense. Highway is fast becoming a regular haunt for us.

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LI
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first visit and we loved it. I had passed by many times but it looked more like a bar than a fine dining restaurant. The inside is beautiful and so tastefully done. The service was impeccable and we enjoyed every minute. The salmon on the menu was fabulous and perfectly cooked. The presentation was also great. There was an orecchiette special with fennel seeds and sausage meatballs. The pasta was al dente and it wS delicious. I had a fabulous dessert special of a date cake, vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Best dessert ever! Very happy we stopped off there!

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R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was spectacular ulnar! Peking Duck appetizer shared by the 3 of us was so, so good. The Halibut main course that 2 of us had was fresh and very flavorful with spinach and puréed sunchokes. My husband had the spaghetti vongole and said it was one of the best he has had. Jim was our weighted and he was terrific, we will definitely ask for him the next time we are there. We love The Highway!

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SV
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a fun place - packed on weekends. Wonderful service and a solid, varied menu. It’s on our regular rotation.

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NF
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing dinner with my book club here the other night. The staff was very accommodating and attentive. The food was fresh, inventive, and delicious! The atmosphere was warm and very inviting. I highly recommend this as a date night spot or night out with friends or family.

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MR
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a great booth and delicious dinner.

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TC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second time this month at Highway. Although it’s off season in the Hamptons, you’d never know it at Highway where the level of attention to detail when it comes to food and service was impeccable. From the affable hostess, to the attentive waiter, to the perfect dinner...the evening was a joy! Their red snapper and bay scallop ceviche was fresh and spicy, the pork buns are a must-have! Their special frisée and radicchio salad was so unique and delicious, and their ribeye steak was perfectly cooked and seasoned with a lightly creamy peppercorn sauce. Their special warm date cake dessert with banana ice cream was beyond delicious and the perfect way to end the evening. This place is the best kept secret in the Hamptons!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious

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FW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Nice food, enjoyed the pork buns and scallop cerviche. My husband enjoyed his chicken entree but my salmon was rare, not the “medium” I ordered, and was otherwise mediocre. Service was excellent, our server was attentive, friendly and efficient. When we arrived the dining room was empty except for one table, but we were seated close to the kitchen near the sushi bar and my husband’s legs would not fit under the table. The hostess next seated us at an awkward table wedged into the wall where we were very uncomfortable but at least fit. We may try again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, food and drinks every time.

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FS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great meal and love the atmosphere...great energy

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D
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints, food is well sourced, creative, flavorful and sufficient for the cost. Service is always friendly and attentive.
Menu has specials, and certain nights have fun and different but consistent steady specials.
Some folks are still fooled by the outside, or remember all the places that came before, but this highway has a long and clear road ahead of it.

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OT
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can't say enough good things about this place. Nothing else in the Hamptons compares.

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L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Been here several times and always the same result...food is average, service needs serious improvement. I will not be back to this restaurant when there are so many better choices for the same money...

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 4Ambience 1

The food and service was great. I made a reservation on Monday. This was my first time coming to the restaurant. I came in and they put us at a booth on top of the bar. If I wanted to sit at the bar I would not have made a reservation but would just walk in.
The experience was ruined for me.

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OT
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delivers on its reputation as a Hamptons gem...the menu has something for everyone and Chef Justin and crew always come up with great specials and additions to the old standbys. Our latest obsession - Friday night Duck!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always! The most consistent restaurant in the Hamptons. The service is always attentive, pleasant and focused. The food and drinks are second to none on the East End of LI. Highly recommend a visit if you haven’t already. It will become your new “go to”.

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PD
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highway Diner delivered on one of the most difficult nights to please -- New Year's Eve. Food was great, service was excellent, servers were upbeat and happy to be there. Menu was an enhanced version of normal -- few extra items including, champagne. Appreciated that pricing was NOT "enhanced" for the special occasion! #WINNER

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d
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and food, as usual! We had New Year's Eve dinner, and food was terrific!

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