Cove Hollow Tavern

4.6
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150 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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Casual
We are a New American Restaurant that serves rustic seasonal fair. We use classic cooking techniques without cutting corners. We get our ingredients from local and regional sources. Our service style is neither pretentious nor fussy. We try to always be hospitable, knowledgeable, and kind.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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j
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The kitchen actually had a mix up with our order - and the wait staff and waiter handled it so well that we will definitely go back. The potato crusted sea bass and the burger were excellent! Enjoy!

DT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Luv the casual atmosphere along with top notch service and excellent food

R
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cove Hollow keeps getting better and better
always a warm greeting, friendly service and a varied menu.

Friday’s lobster cioppino is always excellent as is their firecracker shrimp on rice entree

RE
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fine food and excellent service.

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm and friendly staff with just the right amount of attentiveness. Firecracker shrimp and energy greens I could live on for life. Small neighborly space. If we ask for food quickly on our way to a movie they will speed up their service. Otherwise it’s not rushed. A delightful casual dining experience.

T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very good and restaurant was not noisy—a relief. Would return.

KA
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Four out of 5 dinners were well received and liked; I was a bit disappointed in my lamb burger as it was over-soaked in sauces and too spicy for my tastes. Iced teas had plenty of tea but not much ice, so that could have been improved easily. (The ice was pretty much gone/melted within about 2 minutes of arriving at the table).

F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cove Hollow Tavern food was great as was the service. The only critic would be to improve the ambience lighting, it was a little bright for dinning atmosphere. All that said, we will be back.

JT
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Not sure I make a recommendation to a friend, food is expensive and I thought my lamb burger was not great. It was ice cold when served to me.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice and quiet on Friday in November. Food was great as always.

WC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the meal. Thanks!
Friendly environment for a relaxing dinner

k
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had the perfect table for hearing - tucked in a corner - quiet, and the bar tender made the evening with help with the wine and menu suggestions. All delicious. Will definitely go again.

SB
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A casual restaurant and bar with excellent comfort.

G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was AMAZING! Everything we ate was perfect. Service was outstanding and attentive. Very knowledgeable about everything on the menu

BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Firecracker shrimp is by far the best appetizer in the Hamptons. The restaurant would be mobbed if the chef added similar style cuisine to the entree menu because that is the chefs crown jewel.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience2

Extremely disappointing. Cove hollow should never join the restaurant week The food was so bad. I never eat McDonald’s but it would have been better. I am a business local resident and love supporting local restaurants but this was sadly just bad

r
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner just like every other time we have been to Cove Hollow. Always consistent, great flavors, the portion size is just right, good wine by the glass options, and the service is always friendly and professional. I specially appreciate that every time I’ve gone, the server really knows the menu and gives great recommendations not based on price but on food knowledge.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Over a nice place but more pricey then expected. Food was very good and service was timely. Would go back.

h
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The food was just okay, especially considering the price. Charge me $55 for a steak, at least give me homemade French fries. My friends sea bass was meh, served with some bland greens. Baratta was a good starter but the tomatoes were not ripe. It got increasingly very loud, happy to leave since we could barely hear each other.

r
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience from beginning to end!
Ambience, service and the food was incredibly good-
We will be back.

R
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Friday Lobster cioppino is outstanding as are their lamb burgers and firecracker shrimps

These are a few of our favorite things

p
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Had another great meal at Cove Hollow following an early movie at nearby Guild Hall. Food is great and I love the Pork Cracklins. My only gripe (and it's a small one) it that it's a little noisy--they should put some carpeting on the floor/walls. But don't let that stop you from going.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal. Lovely and efficient service. When our burger was over cooked they could not have been more accommodating in getting a new one out to us. All the other entrees were superb. Wonderful Hamptons small restaurant.

FA
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is great

HF
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've passed by it a few times over the last few years, but were very unimpressed by the exterior. When we were deciding where to dine on Saturday night we noticed that the Cove Hollow Tavern had the best Open Table rating of all the restaurants in the area, so we decided to give it a try.

We pulled up to the building, and while nothing was "wrong" with the exterior, it was completely unimpressive, and looks really small, like you could fit 4 tables inside. There were some fancy cars in the parking lot though, so we figured that SOMEBODY has to like them.

We went inside, and were pleasantly surprised that there are probably about 15 tables, plus seating for about 8 at the bar. The menu was awesome... very much tavern fare, but absolutely elevated. We found that they had a prix fix for $32 - appetizer, main and dessert, so we ordered 2 of those, and also got a side of wings. At the end of the night I joked that we spent $78 on food (the wings were $14) and were taking home $50 worth of food because the portions were generous and the food quality was exceptional.

The brisket sausage appetizer is amazing, as are the pork cracklins. The wings were cooked to perfection and delicious. I had the shrimp gumbo, the second half of which was my lunch the next day. The food was all excellent, and our server was that perfect balance of friendly and attentive without being intrusive or annoying.

I'm so sad that we missed 3 years of trying this restaurant based on the curb appeal, but we'll be back as often as we can now that we know the secret gem that's inside those walls!

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great hidden gem!

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AS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant always delivers!

GH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been here a few times and I have never been disappointed. Food is always very good and service as well.
I like the tavern ambience.
Great addition to the Hamptons.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food service and clientele

JS
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding food and menu selection for the same folks who own Vine Street Cafe. This cozy, local spot in the Georgica section of East Hampton Village never disappoints.

P
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Charming venue. Lovely server. Food good. Ribs flavorful but somewhat dry. Corn succotash delicious. I enjoyed. Would go back to sit at the bar and try the burger.

r
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Service was embarrassing. VERY disappointing.

We brought guests and had to apologize a dozen times.

Next table came 15-20 mins after us and was being served before our drink order was taken — even after we requested attention from the waiter. 3 of 4 drinks took 15+ minutes and the last another 7 minutes. Crazy!

Restaurant was not full and bar was empty.

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were both excellent!

RD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Creative menu with some Southern twists. Very good.

KA
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were very pleasantly surprised, pleased with all aspects of the dining experience. Food, service, ambiance, and value all excellent. It's a small place, and thus noisy, but no flaws during our dinner there. firecracker shrimp appetizer was excellent, the salmon entry got high marks from my wife and my back back ribs were also quite good, though not exceptional. A nice range of dishes, from lowbrow to sophisticated, were offered and all prepared well. So we will definitely come again.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in East Hampton. Best food, best service, beautiful restaurant. Not to be missed!

CF
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very nice, server was vary attentive at first, but after a few tables came in we waited and waited for our entrees to be cleared, and for them to offer a dessert menu. Other then that everything was great!

P
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice attentive service, good black bass entree and nice small restaurant.

OT
New York Area
443 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a delicious dinner with friends at Cove Hollow Tavern. We shared shishito peppers and two salads for starters. For main courses, three of us ordered Seafood Gumbo, which was outstanding. One person ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and raved about it and the fifth person had halibut that she adored. For dessert, we shared a large profiterole, which was delicious.

MK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, good service, fun place.