The Halyard

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$30 and under
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American
Rediscover your favorite American dishes at The Halyard restaurant at the Sound View Greenport, where classic New England cuisine meets North Fork bounty. Featuring local fish, produce, and wines, showcasing what has made this region a dining destination for generations.

With a menu of Coastal New England-inspired cuisine and re-imagined American classics at The Halyard restaurant, located at the Sound View Greenport on Long Island’s North Fork. With a heavy focus on local fish, seasonally-driven, farm-fresh produce, and wines sourced directly from our neighboring vineyards, our menu showcases the diverse bounty that makes the North Fork one of America’s most unique dining destinations.

Our bar is open until late evening, offering live music, signature cocktails, local wines, and a selection of appetizers and snacks, a seasonal outdoor deck with panoramic views of the Long Island Sound bring the expanse of the sea
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4.3
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4.4
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4.4
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3.8
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e
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A group of 6 went to the Halyard to celebrate a birthday of a friend. We have all been friends for many many years. All of us loved the Halyard and I was thanked for chosing the place by each of the group! The food is delicious, our waitress Trish was really great and even took some photos at our request. It was my 3rd time at the Halyard, each time I go I leave very happy. The view of the Long Island Sound on a beautiful January day was also very special.

RD
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Lost power in entire hotel. Didnt really have a good experience. Nothing discounted or explained what was going on

LB
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Power went out. Food was cold. No discount or accommodation offered.

MF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great local cuisine. Dine in the bar area for a more intimate setting.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful, right on the water

WK
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant, quiet, relaxing with a nice atmosphere. Food was excellent.
The only thing I would suggest is to offer a poultry dish for the non-seafood people.
Overall an excellent choice for dinner

BM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was good-- ricotta spread was amazing and Ira's salad excellent. Mains very large portions, but tasty (though scallops were a bit salty). Desserts choices were disappointing, to be honest. A chocolate choice, a cheesecake choice (which we had -- ho-hum) and cookies. Service was good to start -- attention and food timing were right on. Then something happened at the end of our meal -- our waiter just disappeared, and it was a long drag to coffee and check. We sat in the "library" where there is no music, so with just a few tables, we could awkwardly hear every word said at the other tables. View is beautiful, even in the dark.

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Food was mediocre. I had the sweet potato salad and it came cold and tasted as though it had been sitting out all day. My boyfriend had the fish and chips and was disappointed as well, give the unfortunate lack of flavor. Service was great, but overall the experience was highly unsatisfactory and underwhelming.

DM
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Wonderful meal excellent service

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stephan is an inspired chef, and we can’t rave enough about our meal. Have the risotto and scallops-it was to dream about. But then so was the cavatelli. Save room for the chocolate stout cake, even if only for a bite. Every aspect of our dining experience was excellent, Derek was knowledgeable and generous while discussing and tasting wines. Service was great too. All in all, a great dinner!

HF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing service.
Highly recommend clam chowder. Best ever.
Will continue to visit this gem!

The Halyard
Responded on 2 December 2019

Dear Hank Thank you for the great rating! Hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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RS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Absolutely the WORST food I can remember being served in all of my years of dining in restaurants. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone I like.

The Halyard
Responded on 2 December 2019

Dear Robert Thank you for the feedback, we discussed the issues you brought up on that day and I am currently addressing all your issues with our team. Hope you will give us another try. Regards Derrick E

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Service was friendly enough but underwhelming. Our server wasn’t able to answer questions about items on both the cocktail and the limited dinner menu. Another server was inept at telling us about the 3 different cheeses on the dessert menu. The food was delicious and the cocktails were great. After, we went to the bar for a nightcap and the bartender’s energy and personality were a zero. He took the drink order from one member of our foursome, walked away and made it, brought it to him then left us without getting the order for the remaining 3 of us. He went and took someone else’s order while we sat there stunned. We then had to get his attention after he was done since he was still unaware of us sitting at his bar waiting for a drink! The windows facing the water were filthy and detracted tremendously from the view. Wanted to love the place but too many strikes. It felt like we were there OFF-season but still paying IN-season prices.

The Halyard
Responded on 2 December 2019

Dear Sherix I believe we spoke in person when you were here. All your points have been taken seriously and I am currently addressing the issues with our team members. I do apologies for your experience, as we are striving to make all guest feel welcome and at home. Hope you will give us another try. Regards Derrick E

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J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Overall very good. A bit pricey, but mostly worth it. Service was very good, views fantastic. Wouldn’t hesitate to return, especially if you can get a window seat.

The Halyard
Responded on 2 December 2019

Dear Joe Thank you for the feedback! We take all input seriously and if you have anymore feedback you would like to share we are all ears! Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal with great service. Our waitress was clearly on the target. We loved the drinks and of course the view.

The Halyard
Responded on 2 December 2019

Dear Ppan Thank you for the great review! Love hearing how our team took such good care of you. Hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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s
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Over the years since the Halyard came to the old Sound View motel, we have gone several times. Although the view over the Sound is always wonderful, the food has been really bad. The first Famous Chef sent food out that ... well, no reason to continue in that vein. Anyway, we knew Chef Bogardus from North Fork Table and were happy to hear he was taking on the Halyard. Over we rushed but we were not thrilled. He hadn’t yet found the groove. However for some reason we decided to try again for Thanksgiving and wow! It was a buffet, not the most propitious way to eat, and it was splendid. The service from the folks/chefs inside the square buffet table was perfect, the food was delicious, the wait staff excellent and just to add to the joy, the surf was pounding on the rocks and spume floated in the air outside the huge windows. I don’t want to say of the food only that it was delicious. It was interesting (in a good way) generous in choice and amount. The beet salad was amazing and the shrimp the best I’ve had in years: sweet and almost crisp. Vegetables and other sides ..., well, everything was good. Perhaps the only imperfection was no pie!! But I’ll bet next year there will be pie. And my family too.

The Halyard
Responded on 2 December 2019

Dear Stevi Thank you for the amazing review! We are striving to improve in every way we can and I guarantee you next year there will be pie!!! look forward to having you dine with us again! Regards Derrick E

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NS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely thanksgiving evening. Buffet very well presented but very standard fare. Would have preferred their standard menu. Beautiful setting

The Halyard
Responded on 29 November 2019

Dear Nirupa Thank you for the feedback, we are addressing your issues with the team to improve where ever we can. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Hope to see you again Regards Derrick E

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DG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We didn't expect a buffet, but it was superb--succulent ham to supplement the turkey, and wonderful charcuterie (boudin blanc!). I particularly liked the phyllo-dough rolls. It was a little disappointing that there wasn't a real dessert--just cookies--but perhaps most guests didn't have room for it anyway.

The Halyard
Responded on 2 December 2019

Dear Gordo Thank you for the feedback and the great rating. I have addressed your points with our team and we are going to make sure we have loads of desserts next time! Hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit there and the Thanksgiving buffet was so delicious. Everything's was amazing especially the mashed potatoes and gravy! Will definitely return to try the regular menu and outdoor deck for dinning in the summer!

The Halyard
Responded on 2 December 2019

Thank you for the great rating! Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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e
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second visit to the Halyard this year. It is right on the Long Island Sound, where you can enjoy the delicious food while you watch the waves coming in down below. The wait staff was very nice, we were seated immediately. The food was absolutely delicious. We would have stayed afterward and enjoyed the piano bar but it was closed for a private event. I am so glad the Halyard is so close to my weekend getaway home as we plan to eat here again and again!

The Halyard
Responded on 29 November 2019

Thank you for the great rating! So glad you returned and we hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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NM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Bar area is cozy for winter but piano player had to compete with music from private function in next room.

Dining room lacked interest although tables were spaced a nice distance from one another. Our table was by an exit door which was my view. With the sun down and no view of the water, the room is just dark and lacks any visual interest. Contrary to that, the tables outside the dining room that can’t be reserved are far more inviting with cozy cane couches.

The food was very good as hoped so will be back, but will wait for one of the tables outside the dining room.

The Halyard
Responded on 29 November 2019

Dear Nancy Thank you for the feedback. We are addressing the issues that you brought forward, we are working on various methods so that the music from our private events do no disturb our diners. Hope you will give us another try. Regards Derrick E

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was absolutely wonderful. Drinks were strong and carefully crafted. Food was impeccable and every single one of us in our group (8 people) loved their meal. There was a slight wait for our table reservation (which we didn't mind) and so we went to the bar and because of the wait, the bartender had our first round of drinks comp'd. Waitstaff was awesome for dinner and food came out timely, warm, and delicious. Highly reccomend!

The Halyard
Responded on 29 November 2019

Dear Chris Thank you for the great rating! I am glad to hear we could accommodate you on such a busy night as we had. Hope to see you again! Regards Derrick E

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DL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef Bogardus and his staff were wonderful! The tuna tartare, the tagliatelle with white truffles, the monkfish, and the gumbo were great!

The Halyard
Responded on 9 November 2019

Dear David Thank you for the great review! Cant wait to have you back Regards Derrick E

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M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The truffle pasta was incredible.
The service is always great, the views are spectacular.

The Halyard
Responded on 9 November 2019

Dear Mikey Love to hear you had a great time and come back anytime! Regards Derrick E

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MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great views of the sound - go at sunset to enjoy. Cozy piano bar with karaoke, which we enjoyed after dinner.

The Halyard
Responded on 9 November 2019

Dear Margaret Thank you for the good rating. Look forward to having you back! Regards Derrick E

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RH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Only thing that would have been better was the weather

The Halyard
Responded on 21 October 2019

Dear Rick Thank you for the great rating. Trust me we wish the weather could be better too! Cant wait to have you back. Regards Derrick E

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2
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect weather...perfect table...great server and staff...all told, an A-one experience.

The Halyard
Responded on 17 October 2019

Thank you for the great rating! We are so glad to hear are staff took such good care of you. Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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DD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

View is magnificent. Food exceptional. We love the whole atmosphere and different rooms. The old time Piano Bar is so quaint. I knew the Soundview for many years. I’m so happy to see it’s renaissance!

The Halyard
Responded on 17 October 2019

Dear Deborah Thank you for the great rating! So glad you had a good time. Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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JM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great view and venue. Food was very good also- lobster roll and the gumbo were great.

The Halyard
Responded on 14 October 2019

Thanks for the great rating!! Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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d
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service anazing! Fantastic views, a hidden gem.

The Halyard
Responded on 12 October 2019

Thanks for the great rating!! Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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KH
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

I did love the decor, the service was good and the food was good (not great). I felt it was over priced. If I am going to spend $200 (including tip) on dining out, I expect better food and a more formal experience.

The Halyard
Responded on 5 October 2019

Thank you for the feedback Kimberly. We will be addressing the issues you brought up with our team. Hope to see you again. Regards Derrick

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BT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our time here! Fabulous cocktails, amazing sunset, delicious food and our server Lorenzo was the best! Can’t wait to come back!!!

The Halyard
Responded on 5 October 2019

Thank you Brenda! Hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Hostess was wonderful! Allowed us to move from an inside (where it is quite noisy) to an outside table. Wonderful warm evening with LI Sound gently hitting the rocks below. Food was typically wonderful; the whipped ricotta is a must! The chicken/shrimp gumbo was delicious, as were the swordfish and sea scallops. The desserts looked terrific thought my party was too full to enjoy them..
A reliable spot to entertain our friends..

The Halyard
Responded on 22 September 2019

Thank you for the great review!! Cant wait to have you back. Regards Derrick E

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OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience5

Limited lunch menu

The Halyard
Responded on 22 September 2019

Thank you for the feedback, we are always striving to improve all aspects of guest experience at The Halyard. Hope you will give us another try. Regards Derrick E

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DR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went to The Halyard for lunch and it was a great choice. The food was great and we enjoyed the view. We will definitely visit again when we are in the area.

The Halyard
Responded on 22 September 2019

Dear Donna Thank you for the great rating and review, we cant wait to have you back!!! Regards Derrick E

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Place looks beautiful inside. We sat outside for dinner on the most perfect night. Service was excellent. Only issue was our credit card being charged an additional $425.00 by mistake then canceled but somehow the funds were caught up in the system somewhere for nearly 4 days. The managers were very helpful and pleasant trying to rectify this though but it was a bit of an inconvenience.

The Halyard
Responded on 22 September 2019

Dear Jessica Thank you for the great rating. I do apologize for the inconvenience caused with your credit card and glad we could get it resolved. Cant wait to have you back!! Regards Derrick E

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DT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

We will go back for a glass of wine and the view and nothing more. The food was all soo salty it was barely edible. So disappointing.

The Halyard
Responded on 22 September 2019

Dear Donna Thank you for the feedback, we are always striving to improve all aspects of guest experience at The Halyard. Hope you will give us another try. Regards Derrick E

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous in every respect. It’s a “must dine” restaurant.

The Halyard
Responded on 14 September 2019

Thank you for the great review, and great compliment! Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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LA
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our first meal at the Halyard, about a year ago, was wonderful. Spectacular view, food, and service. The last two times haven't been nearly as good. Our most recent visit on a Friday evening was disappointing once we got past the buttery, salty biscuit basket. We were early but were denied any of the several open tables by the window on the grounds that they were already taken, even though that hadn't been listed as an option when we booked our table. The oysters were fine; the fish tasted good but the sauce (broth?) with vegetables was very watery. The steak was so gristly that my husband (a bonafide carnivore) ate only half of it. We may go back for lunch some time on a beautiful summer day, but that will be about all.

The Halyard
Responded on 14 September 2019

Thank you for the feedback. We have addressed the issues that you brought forward and hope you will give us another try. Regards Derrick E

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KH
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was cold; no clean silverware after appetizers; was never offered choice of table when used open table; fish and chips was not tasty something go off about the taste; no refills on iced tea-really??

The Halyard
Responded on 14 September 2019

Thank you for the feedback. Staff training is an ongoing practice for us, we will use the feedback given to us to improve every aspect of guest experience. Regards Derrick E

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