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“Excellent food, slow service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Swallow East

Swallow East
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Ranked #13 of 106 Restaurants in Montauk
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New York
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent food, slow service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

We are in Montauk a lot and had never seen this restaurant before. It turns out that they have expanded it from a smaller, bar-type restaurant. It is where Lenny's used to be. Anyway, it is pre-season so we weren't sure what we would get. They say that they serve smaller appetizer-sized portions, so we ordered several things. Though the portions were not as small as they seemed to think, we did eat every bite of five things between the two of us. We had chowder, BLT wedge, calamari, mussels and skirt steak. Everything was really, really good. Between the chowder and BLT wedge course, though, we had to wait a very long time and we were looking around, asking for our food, etc. The flavors did not disappoint, but the service made it too long of a dinner. Maybe when the season starts, they will not have so much lag time between courses????

The staff was very nice, friendly and upbeat. Not sure why the delay.... I would recommend it though because the food was really good.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Great Neck, New York
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good food very small quantity and super over priced. ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

The food here is pretty good. Had the butternut squash soup and enjoyed it thoroughly. The ordered a beet salad which was literally one beet cut in 4. Very very small portions. It's almost like they are trying to be gourmet but aren't. The people are pretty nice here. Friendly to children. Make sure you are not starving when you come here because you will end up with an empty wallet and fairly empty stomach.

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delicious newcomer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

Pretty new "small-plates" restaurant in the harbor on the water. Bright natural wood with simple white furniture. The small plates are generally just that, although some were fairly substantial: seaweed salad, fabulous steamed clams, lobster roll. The $4 desserts are actually a normal person's single portion, for a change -- I recommend the Nutella bread pudding.

Visited December 2013
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great view, atmosphere, and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

Small but delicious seafood dishes, open seating great for groups during both the summer and winter. Sit on the deck during warm weather.

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New York City, New York
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“fun menu, fun evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

We only sat at the bar but we sampled a lot of the dishes and liked everything, however it was all a bit bar food like, rather upscale though. The bartender was a bit casual, especially once he knew i was European too, but no complaints in the end.

Visited July 2013
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