Sandbar

4.6
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925 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
This gem located in the heart of the village in Cold Spring Harbor, features a polished coastal-casual ambiance that creates a sleek backdrop for elaborate American cuisine from both land and sea. Executive Chef Guy Reuge has combined local fare, tavern favorites and seafood specialties to create a menu where classic comfort foods collide with modern opulence.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KR
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Expert cocktail concoction by exceptional bartenders.

j
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a superb meal with great service in a lovely atmosphere. A memorable experience.

P
New York Area
209 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good meal. Food and service outstanding. Our waiter, Tony is the best! Can't wait to return!

CJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First experience and can't wait for a second. Welcoming environment, nautical yet cozy all the same, exceptional bar service, bartender changed seating to ensure our comfort level, excellent food/drink/wine by the glass. Kind & patient staff, we took our time and never felt rushed. An absolute pleasure to dine here.

JF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Friendly service.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always incredible. Didn’t catch the servers name but she was a pleasure. Never had a bad meal here, thanks!

AR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

New Year’s Day brunch .

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

New Year’s Eve

P
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sublime 👌🏻
Our favorite restaurant!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

The food was mediocre to poor. The scallops were rubbery , the flatbread tasted like cardboard. The server was kind but inattentive - our glasses were always empty (wine and water) and our dirty plates not cleared. Too bad since ambience was so nice. Disappointed in what is supposedly considered one of LI best restaurants? Definitely spend your money elsewhere

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere decorated for holidays. Food and service was excellent.

KM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been coming to the sandbar for a few years and have never been disappointed. Great food and atmosphere. Can’t wait to return again

T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a delicious lunch. Attentive service and outstanding food.

JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

As always, the experience was great.

DD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Routinely excellent. Seating was a bit messed up due to several large parties.

M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Appetizer was cold sent back
Both entrees came out cold
Manager did not want to do anything for pushing like comp dessert or drinks until we made a big fuss.
We are good customers go once a month.
Would never go back.

g
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed my first visit to this restaurant. When I return, I will request a table away from the front window. We were seated at a table for two by the front window. It was cramped seating and a cold breeze coming from the window. Where we sat took away from our total experience.

k
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorites. Great cocktails. Only negative is a somewhat limited menu.

b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have been to Sandbar with family frequently for dinner and brunch . It is a delightful restaurant that has what it takes to make me a fan. Consistency! Consistently fine food , attentive service in eye pleasing surroundings.

JS
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I have been to this restaurant four times now. The food is mostly good. It does not compare to how the executive chef used to prepare his menus. Ever since he joined with Lessings, the quality and imagination is not the same. The atmosphere and service is delightful. I would go again and hope for something new.

PE
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a great dinner with friends. Great bar, ambiance and food. We had a very enjoyable experience and would recommend the restaurant. Cost was very reasonable too.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous! Will definitely be back again. Food was amazing, wait staff was attentive and the space was beautiful!

RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had tasting menu. An experience not to be missed. More than expected. Delicious and looking forward to coming back. We were 3 and all agree. Service was patient. Informative, our experience remarkable

f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb service and the food was awesome as always!!! Would recommend to anyone looking for a incredible dining experience. Will be back soon!

j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

On Thanksgiving I ordered a turkey dinner. My plate came out with the food cold. I sent it back to be heated, and the second time, it came out cold, as well.

I think this dish should have been taken off the check, but it was not. Surprising, as most restaurants would have done this.

Otherwise, our dinner was very enjoyable, and our waiter excellent.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Restaurant never acknowledged our anniversary even though it was on our reservation . Restaurant was empty and this was quite disappointing given the price point and just ok food.

OT
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

each time we go to Sandbar we wind up returning a dish. Due to overcooking or other reason.
Atmosphere and service is good, hamburger is excellent.

P
New York Area
210 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for lunch and as usual everything was outstanding. Tony the waiter is the best. Food is outstanding. Great Cobb Salad!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was pleasant

HA
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful spot!!

RO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful bar area. Excellent food. Impeccable service. Terrific wine list. Fried chick peas are a must as an appetizer. Plenty to share. Can’t wait to go back!

J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hubby and I had an amazing dining experience at Sandbar for restaurant week! From the moment we walked in , bar area then sitting for dinner in the main dining room! The hostess was very accommodating by taking our jackets, to sitting at the bar and had an amazing drink. Once we sat for dinner the waiter was very alert. The food was outrageous! Overall, had a wonderful experience. Hope to go back sometime soon!

DW
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I thought the menu at Sandbar looked good so we tried it for restaurant week. So happy we did because we enjoyed our meal and will return. We both had the Berkshire pork chop which was delicious. I had the house salad and my husband had the beet salad, both delicious. Our waiter suggested a pinot noir and it was perfect. We arrived later in the evening and they were out of the Ginger Tarte dessert that was my husbands first choice. I thought he would have to choose a selection from what was left on the restaurant week menu, but no. They told him he could have the Creme Brule from the regular menu! That was great too! Beautifully decorated and wonderful service! I definitely recommend!

AW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The menu for Long Island Restaurant featured several outstanding items - the first was the beet salad that was a wonderful combination of beets coupled with sweet and sour provided by a wonder creamy goat cheese; next was the wonderfully prepared steelhead trout accompanied by small baby Brussel sprouts accompanied by a pureed root vegetable. The fist and second course were outstanding!! If you haven't been for restaurant week - this is your chance - don't hesitate the dinner was worth the drive and the price!

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hostess and staff were great. Food was great. Scallops and Trout were awesome.

B
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

I really like this addition to cold Spring Harbor. Probably the best that ever occupied this space. Menu great, food delicious. Staff was extremely pleasant but a little scattered and inexperienced. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back again.

S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restaurant week menu was varied and extensive. Food was delicious. Service was attentive. Restaurant was packed but not noisy. We were able to hear our conversation with no problem. Definitely want to go back.

JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience. The restaurant is beautifully laid out. High ceilings with great lighting. Really

upscale but not pretentious. Service was excellent and food is top notch. You will not b disappointed. Highly recommend.

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

I'm a big fan but last night was off. The service was very slow and the pork chop was very tough. A table of women celebrating birthday were next to my table and they were loud and rowdy
I had to ask for bread
I usually feel very special when I dine here
It's a shame because it was my girlfriend's 1st experience
Also with restaurant week they ran out of the flat iron steak which was my choice

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