Bistro Ete

4.8
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274 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Bistro Eté, now located in a permanent-year round location, is everything you long for in a restaurant tucked away in a quaint spot in The Mill Center. Transformed by Interior Designer Karen Gorman to reflect an understated chic and comfortable style that transports you to the Coast of France. This unpretentious dining experience celebrates food and wine in a setting for all the senses yet does not compete with the flavors.

Chef Arie, inspired by his Cypriot heritage, formal training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and his years working under Two Star Michelin Chef Philippe Da Silva in Provence, presents cuisine reflective of this coastal style. Longtime customers can still indulge in his classic dishes such as escargot, striped bass with champagne truffle sauce and his own dry aged steaks. Of course Chef Arie’s menu will include many mouthwatering vegan and vegetarian dishes driven by altering his favorite recipes for his vegetarian wife.
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MV
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The caring owners and staff were extremely welcoming to us . It was our first visit and the food was outstanding and well presented .

This bistro has a great vibe and we will certainly be back and highly recommend it to friends and readers .

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always spectacular!!! We had the cacio e pepe, duck breast (main) and veal. All delicious. Pink grapefruit cocktail with rosemary vodka was also unique and very yummy as well! Ambiance is nice without being pretentious or stuffy. We plan to go back soon.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing halibut special with caviar champagne sauce, I would return every week just for that dish!

AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So glad they are back from their winter break. Great food as always and Jake provided excellent service. Thank you for another great dinner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Valentines day

LM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A super special dinner Valentines Day. Arguably, the most delicious, satisfying meal in months. Incredible escargot, halibut with champagne truffle sauce, and a scrumptious chocolate dessert.

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always a great dinner out. Love this place. Even after being closed for winter break, first night open, holiday, super busy.....food and service was on point. A definitely gem and one of our special go to places

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice ambience

JP
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent, from craft cocktails through dessert. Warm and gracious service in a great space, we love it here!

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a delightful and welcoming atmosphere.
Personal attention given by the staff and proprietor.
My guest was a first timer.Loved it and looks forward to returning.
As I always do.
Pam Levy

P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delightful evening with personal attention from the chef/owner. The food, as usual, was superb. Pasta with fresh truffle shaved at the table, halibut with caviar in a champagne sauce were both delicious with deep umami. Good wine selection at reasonable prices. Informal and enjoyable.

K
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have been to Bistro Ete many times and the restaurant never disappoints. My husband started with a special bourbon drink mixed with fresh clementine juice which was original and outstanding. The cauliflower & onion soups were amazing( we even bought the restaurant's soup cookbook). We had halibut with a truffle cream sauce and an entree of Peconic Bay scallops and an order of fried artichoke hearts. It was a divine, delicious dinner from start to finish. Chef Arie and his wife Liz are warm, hospitable owners.

FF
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great dinner here. Liz and Arie do a wonderful job and it shows in the food and the standard of service.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, our favorite restaurant. It was our wedding anniversary and the dinner was wonderful, topped off by a bottle of champagne on the house!

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A talented & down to earth Chef. I ordered their “mocktail” which is prepared with a lemongrass plant in the restaurant. It was so delicious & wild!!! This menu is purist. The sprouts were beyond delicious with a Cyprus cheese and house made tahini and Saba (ask how Chef makes this!) For my entree I couldn’t help but order my fave vegan paella. My husband had truffle martini to start (yes an actual cocktail!) He ordered white truffle on pappardelle then a decadent veal osso bucco with white truffles shaved everywhere. Bravo Chef!

E
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great bistro!! Terrific food, great cocktails, fabulous aosphere

r
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and menu choices were really good and reflected the season's best....the staff was welcoming & competent all in a very attractive space. Will certainly return in the Spring...

DD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service great !
Presentation great !
Restaurant weeks menu selection outstanding!
Escargot fabulous!
Steak frites average!
Desserts great!

Will definitely go back!

j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. I especially loved the beautiful ice cubes they served with the water. They were filled with herbs and fruits. It was a really nice touch.

AT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My fiancé & I love Bistro Ere. We brought my parents here for their first time which was also LI Restaurant Week. Everything from food to service was perfect as usual.

MM
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food and service.

s
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

The food was awful. The foi gras was expensive and the portion ridiculously small. The escargot had some unrecognizable flavor added to the butter. The fondue was salty! So very very disappointing.

MM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful, inventive food and cocktails.
The best chef in the Hamptons.

a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great owner hosts
One dish better than the next
Can’t wait to return

m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the East End’s finest restaurants! Totally unpretentious, absolutely delicious, warm and welcoming. Chef Arie Pavlou is classically trained and creative but not fussy. Service is attentive and friendly under the watchful eye of Chef’s wife Liz. Worth the drive to Water Mill!

F
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a treat

2
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bugs and George loved their biscuits! Thank you,

B
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, awesome menu, excellent service, highly recommend.

AM
New York Area
211 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The hostess is welcoming and cheerful, and also quite knowledgeable about wines. Our waiter was skillful and eager to please. The food is exceptional. What could be bad? Even the parking is plentiful.

PB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This quaint French med bistro delivers on all fronts. Husband and wife team are hospitable and lovely. Would highly recommended the foie octo braised chicken and many more

CS
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I thought the food was well done with a nod to modern interpretation. We had the short rib in cream sauce that was rich and flavorful. I would go back again

TP
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazingly creative food in a great atmosphere. Highly recommended for interesting foodies.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

We were served overcooked duck confit and too much pepper in the cacio Pepe. It almost seemed to be done purposely. A $200.00 bill for poor at best food.

EM
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed everything about the restaurant. I had called to inquire about GF dessert options as it was our daughters bday and she can’t have gluten. Hostess & staff were extremely accommodating. Food was delicious and everyone cleaned their plate. Loved that they had Stoli Elite for martinis. Special soft shell crabs were cooked perfectly. Definitely recommend

AM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again a wonderful dinner. They were very accommodating 2 extra people in our party(even though they cancelled last minute-so sorry). Food was delicious and great service. Thank you!

OT
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Tough to imagine a better place to spend a Saturday night on the South Fork. Started with a warm welcome from hostess Liz and a spicy margarita at the bar. Grilled octopus was perfect - crispy and tender, and soft shell crabs were best I had all summer. Finished with the homemade mint iced cream. Wow. Just wow.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious as usual! Thank you Liz and Chef Arie!

EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service in a relaxing environment

F
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently Execlent

a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is quite the special spot in the Hamptons.
Continues to deliver an outstanding creative dining experience.
Chef Arie and Liz are experienced seasoned restauranteurs,
Always exit feeling contentment.