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“Excellent dining in Southampton”
Review of Red Bar

Red Bar
Ranked #19 of 81 Restaurants in Southampton
Price range: US$40 - US$70
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Inspired 18 years ago by the renowned restaurant team of Kirk Basnight and David Loewenberg, Red|Bar is unequivocally the quintessentially comfortable gathering place for both Southampton locals and those who cherish fine dining. The food mastered by chef Erik Nodeland is an inspired balance between French influence and local bounty. From Peconic oysters harvested locally daily, a perfect filet mignon, foie gras made in-house, to our signature favorite, the truffled chicken with mushroom risotto, his menu never ceases to amaze.
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent dining in Southampton”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

The manager at our motel suggested the Red Bar for dinner and were we happy he did.
The menu was varied and everything we tried was amazing.
The prices were reasonable for food this good, but a suggestion would be if you're dining Monday-Thursday arrive between 6pm and 6:45pm and they have a special fixed priced dinner menu that will save you some money. Our waiter, one of the owners was fantastic and we had a great time. You'd really be missing out if you didn't stop at the Red Bar when visiting Southampton.

Visited May 2013
Thank Alan R
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English first
East Moriches, New York
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful atmosphere and an overall fantastic dining experience.”
Reviewed 2 April 2013 via mobile

Celebrated Easter and Dad's 80th birthday at Red Bar. It was the first time there for all 13 of us and everyone loved the food, service and atmosphere. Staff and service was perfect. The food was amazing and different in a good way. It is hard to go out to eat these days it seems like your choice are always the same, but not here. We went with their Prix Fixe. Beautiful choices with something for everyone.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Pmazz5
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Southampton, New York
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“this is a hot spot in Southampton!”
Reviewed 4 March 2013

The food and atmosphere are fabulous! The big problem is the tin ceiling..hard to hear!
There are always celebrities to watch and the staff is excellent!

Visited February 2013
Thank patricia b
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Norwalk, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Always reliable”
Reviewed 10 November 2012

We go to Southhampton each summer to stay with friends and have been to Red Bar a few times now. Typically it' s an overall excellent experience. This last trip "tripped" us up a bit with some issues with our charis (believe it or not) not being very comfortable (found ourselvevs sliding off the too small seats) but it was quickly resolved. Also the tables felt a little crowded, but again, minor compared to the service and food. Always reliable, fun and delectable! And they do make a fantastic Cosmo!

Visited July 2012
Thank Patty R
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Very disappointed”
Reviewed 14 October 2012

We went with high expectations because friends of ours love this place, but our hopes were dashed quickly. It is truly nothing special. Three of the four artisinal cheeses were bland, the crostini were hard enough to break a tooth -- this appetizer was only saved by the truffled honey. We ordered pork shank (which was very good) and swordfish, which was so bad it had to go back. I never, ever send food back, but it tasted like it had been frozen and badly thawed and badly cooked. So, I ordered the truffled chicken as a replacement and it was just ordinary. To make up for it all, we thought we'd order a great dessert, so we picked Baked Alaska. ordinary, ordinary, ordinary. Even the drinks were average. When you pay $150 for two, do you expect something a little better than ordinary? I do.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank marabel100
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