Highway Restaurant and Bar

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$50 and over
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American
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it, food was great!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The dinner was good. My friend was unhappy bc the kitchen refused to split a entree pasta that we were sharing as an appetizer.

The service was ok

LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great place. We had the tempura rock shrimp appetizer and I almost cancelled my entre to reorder the shrimp, but I was glad I didn't when I tried the homemade cavatelli. We all shared several apps, salads and entree's and everyone was memorable. I'm not a fan of eggplant parm, since it's not even a thing in Italy, but it was awesome. The wine selection is fantastic, especially since it is served in Zalto glasses. The service was attentive, but not pushy. Make sure you stop if you are in the area.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were with friends and family. The service from start to finish was exceptional. The servers were attentive and seemed happy to be there. The menu allows the diner to chose from various ethnic platform, and the Chef manages to pull them off extremely well. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Poor value, bland and mediocre. But still a good experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Thanks for a great Summer 2019

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highway is our “go-to” in the Hamptons. Not only is the food and service excellent, the key word is “consistent”. In living here, it is often a hit or miss at many of the east end restaurants but not at Highway. It is consistently excellent. Regardless if it’s a Monday or Saturday, the food and service are always top notch. The atmosphere and staff are friendly and professional. If you have not been here, you are missing the best restaurant in the Hamptons.

M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would highly recommend Highway. One of the best meals we have had in the Hamptons and some of the best service.

EW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was good but they must not have had enough help that night. Waitress never asked if I wanted a second glass of wine. I addition they fed us so fast that we were out of there in about an hour. Not very relaxing.

AC
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My new favorite place! Can't wait to get back there again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Get the crab papaya salad!!! So good we got seconds.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent overall..surrounding table noise a little much.

KT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in the Hampton’s.
We go all the time!!

NC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great host and server! Amazing food! Amazing atmosphere!!

NS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All four of us ordered different entrees and each were delicious and reasonable portions. The server was lovely and attentive. Can't wait to come back for another meal.

RZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

I'm a long time fan. Food is always very good. The waitstaff get the job done but literally hover over you or are just overbearing...even with a customer like me who is well aware that tables have to be turned and am always mindful of that.

AK
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Anniversary

DH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful food and beautiful decor-highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good looking place with a nice bar area. Good food good service!

b
New York Area
427 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had an excellent dinner at Highway Restaurant and Bar. We started out with delicious cocktails. Then we shared the tacos appetizer
For main courses we had one bouillabaisse and one fish curry. Both were delicious. We also
had an order of corn with tomatoes. For dessert we shared the chocolate pie with pistachio ice cream.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sat at bar instead of waiting for table.
Delicious food and friendly bartender!!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top-quality ingredients + expert preparation = delectable dinner!

MW
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

A local friend of ours in East Hampton recommended Highway to us for dinner while vacationing in the Hamptons from LA. Likely one of our best meals on the East End. Handcrafted cocktails were rightfully limited (far too many restaurants have far too many and the effect is diluted), with a special call-out for house-pickled onions in the Gibson! The dinner menu is rooted in classic menu items done well, and thus conducive to many repeat visits during and after season. Each dish we had was superb. Home-made pie for dessert, as well as biscoti, deserve special mention.
Far easier to get a bad meal out here so far from NYC as we had at Nick and Toni's two nights earlier. The bloom is long gone from that long-time local favorite. Even after telling a manager at the door how bad 2 of 3 dishes were, and how un-attentive the service was, it is obvious that they have forgotten the meaning of Hospitality, whereas Highway has it down almost to a science.
Suggest you make a reservation now before all the seats are taken for the rest of the summer!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

The food was awful

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Arrived at 5:40 for a 5:45 reservation. Three tables in the restaurant were occupied. We were asked to sit at a table in the rear. We requested to sit at a small banquet near the window. We sat and were then asked to move to a different table. We refused to move again so they accommodated us. Poor start for an average meal. The waitress was very pleasant. The food was OK

m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food large servings and delicious! Of particular note was the service... from the meeting at the door by the hostess to the friendly and attentive servers. Really good and not often found in Hamptons eateries during the busy summer months. We’ll be back!

N
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Different menu from last year. Food was awful. Menuntough to navigate. Untrained servers. Could not serve four dinners or even four coffees/teas at the same time.

EJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had dinner there twice last week. Food was very good and service was attentive.
Not an empty "scene". Just serious cooking in a pleasant setting.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Chicken was great

Caesar Salad too heavy with dressing, and anchovies I ordered on side honestly looked sick

Bouillabaisse was disappointing. Mostly mussels and just no flavor

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The reception person at the front, had no eye contact, was talking to someone else and had a horrible presence when seating us.
The wait staff and servers were lovely, but the manager was on his phone walking up and down where the table were on a personal call the whole time. Never asked us if we enjoyed our meal.
We ordered a cheeseburger, meat quality was horrible and completely overcooked.
My faro salad had absolutely no flavor
We told a lovely server when someone finally asked if we enjoyed our meal, that was not good.
He then told the manager that ended up paying our bill
But, he never came over to say a word to us
This restaurant is part of a big good group...
If this is how your food tastes and the Managment doesn’t care, good luck!
I have no idea why it’s crowded
It was a very unpleasant experience
We will not be going back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect as always!!

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food and setting were good but service was very subpar.

TC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We love this restaurant and took another couple out for their anniversary there. Even though everything was solid, each dish lacked the attention to detail that you would usually get at Highway. It’s most likely because it’s midsummer and I imagine that the kitchen is just burnt out from the tourists and full houses every night. Unfortunately, dishes like the usually amazing pork buns were dry and lackluster, and the halibut special was truly tasteless and bland. The crudo was excellent as was the service. We will be back, but not until the fall when we hope the kitchen will have the time to make each dish special.

GS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always amazing. Have been here many times and food is always great.

E
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great as usual! There was a special lentil salad that was amazing. The fish was halibut and it was cooked perfectly and the chicken, as always, was terrific. Highway has become one of our favorite restaurants in the Hamptons, and our waiter recognized us--and made us feel so welcome.

D
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great menu. Something for everyone with mixed style - appetizers, share plates, expandable and regular main dishes, sides, etc. Local produce.
Service was excellent.

OT
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

On a busy Saturday nite in the Hamptons, we were pleasantly surprised that our table was ready at our reservation time. Server was good. The chicken was excellent. Caesar salad was just ok, but the lobster avocado toast was mighty good. Pasta dishes were good too. We shared a few desserts, everything was good, and portions were nice.

LO
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We love Highway Restaurant. The food is amazing and the energy is great. Wondering if they are training a bunch of new wait staff because the service was not at all what it used to be. We had to ask many times for water refills and ended up pouring our own wine from the bottle that was on ice by the water service station. regardless, we will go back!

LE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was great, except the music was just a steady pounding.

K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Quality ingredients put together well. More of a people scene but worth the visit

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