Sandbar

4.6
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972 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.
What 972 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sunshine
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

After hiking last Sunday we were lucky to come across this lovely restaurant on Open Table.. Food & service excellent.. Probably our last trip to a restaurant for a while under the current circumstances.. Our son very impressed with the warm chocolate chip cookie and vanilla milkshake which came with his meal.. Hopefully we get a chance to return..

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vipJoeR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent. The swordfish was fresh and the desserts were delicious. Service was outstanding.

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BlakeM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. Waiter was great. Service could have been faster though.

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vipess709
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely a must to have lunch or dinner! Drinks were made perfectly as well as the food! Can't wait to return again!!

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vipBillW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food
Great vibe
Great service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Great food and service.

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vipRobo
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

All the food was very good but the menu was too limited.

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vipLisaM22
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal, very good service and a great atmosphere. The chickpea fries are awesome but definitely share worthy. They're like little bricks, very dense but have an excellent taste with a great aioli served alongside. The beet salad was also excellent as were the oysters. Will definitely be returning as well as recommending Sandbar.

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vipBrianQ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food,, service and ambiance.

My wife and I alive this place.

The owner is hands-on, stopping by each table to make sure things are alright.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous! Best restaurant around.

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vipJRob
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have consistently enjoyed my meals and time spent at the Sandbar in Cold Spring Harbor. The staff is knowledgeable and always efficient. The fish is always prepared well and delicious!

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vipJohnM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant!

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JRWS
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. Very classy. Great place to celebrate our anniversary.

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viplans
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love coming here

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noname
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

Love the food and the location but once again the noise level was a very big negative. Normal conversation across the table was a major problem.The acoustics are just not good when there are many diners, especially when there is traffic at the bar. We will only visit again at if our schedule permits of to have a late lunch.

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TDimitris63
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, professional service , excellent food ,great house cocktails , fair price !!!

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vipCP727
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the ambiance with exception to the noise level. Whalebone cocktails are delicious. Enjoyed all else very much especially the Chick pea fries !

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MichaelG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great time! Be ready to spend a lot, but that’s expected if you look at the menu. Great place for a special occasion or date!

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MelK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed dining at Sandbar. We are definitely making a return trip soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing !! I’ve been to SANBAR many times and every time I go there the service, food, ambience and the waiters are very professional and on point. I took my boyfriend to sandbar for his birthday on January 11th and he got hooked it was his first time but it was my 7th time there lol and on February 14th he took me ❤️ we love that spot !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience5

Granted it was Valentine’s Day which I understand food is mass produced on a pre fix meal, but the osso bucco was easily the worst I’ve ever had. Basically an overcooked pork chop. Will give it a second chance with their normal menu. Interior was gorgeous, service was good, drinks were excellent.

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Cme42thdk
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

The steak was way under cook and tough

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service
Food was very good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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vipPothediner
New York Area
218 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent except my hamburger was a little overcooked. Service was outstanding. Our waiter, Tony, is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Have been to Sandbar a number of times, dinner is far better than lunch. Only reason for the average review is that if you have a reservation for 2 on Valentine’s Day for lunch, then take a little time - it is Valentine’s Day, offer a glass of champagne or a rose, it’s not hard to do something special. Unfortunately there was no Valentine’s Day atmosphere, it was just another day. Would not go there for a special occasion again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All around outstanding spot in the heart of Cold Spring Harbor. Marco makes your night special with a warm welcome and attention to detail. We WILL be back again.

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vipHLLL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent find. The service was excellent. Our reservation was honored with prompt seating. Our waiter was very attentive to our needs, and choices. We ill definitely return

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Careena
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner With Friends!- The cod was delicious and my husband had the scallops along with our favorite chic pea fries! Our waiter was wonderful. Plenty of time between courses . Loved it!

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vipAlisonR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner and the ambiance. I will be back

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vipsteph
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect brunch spot !!! Friendly service and incredible food !

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vipSethT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, Sandbar was great in every way.

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carync
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fish dishes are super fresh and so uniquely prepared.

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DavidBanner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

chopped salad was extremely oily and had a flavorless dressing. very surprised at that. mushroom soup, swordfish, all desserts were excellent though.

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peterk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

a very nice place. always good service with quality employees.

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KRISANDJEFF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The design and decor of the restaurant is beautiful. Very good service and food to match. Will definitely be coming back.

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vipLane
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time having lunch at Sandbar.... was just lovely...Service was so attentive..Food was so good!

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vipMarlRay
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our visit was during restaurant week so it was a 3 course menu and reasonably priced.
The service was excellent and the staff was very helpful with my dietary restrictions.
The food was plated beautifully, served hot and was DELICIOUS.
We have eaten here before and will return.

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ScottG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

It's very hard to review Sandbar, as the appetizers (we had 3 at our table, tuna tartare, duck tacos and mussels) were not merely good, but exceptional. Perhaps that was the problem, as the entrés aspired to mediocrity. Again three, sole, chicken and pork chop, were tasteless, dry and boring. After the spectacular appetizers, it was a huge letdown.

But the worst part of the dinner was the dessert, where beignets (which they call doughnuts) were to come with creme Anglaise. Except they arrived at the table with some odd yet unpleasant fruity sauce on the side. When I asked the waiter about the creme Anglaise, he informed me I was mistaken, and would get the menu to show me. He did, and there is was, creme Anglaise. His answer then became, they didn't have creme Anglaise that day, so they served that fruity sauce instead. It was not the same. It was not what I ordered. It was not a good answer, and it is not how a restaurant should serve its guests.

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Sandbar is rated 4.6 stars by 972 OpenTable diners.

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