Highway Restaurant and Bar

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488 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Highway Restaurant & Bar in East Hampton is the kind of place where guests feel at home and can have a delicious, well crafted meal, whatever the occasion, any day of the week.

We offer a menu of seasonally inspired New American cuisine that gives nods to urban and global influences.
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4.5
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4.5
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KE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

not for asian night ... I went there 3 times over hte last 2 months and asian night was a bust.

TC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful food and service overall. Their papaya and crabmeat salad was unique and flavorful. Their pork buns are out of this world. We could have eaten a whole tray of them. The salmon with shredded brussels sprouts and butternut squash puree was cooked perfectly and the flavors went extremely well together. We will be back again soon!!

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars. Most consistently good food and service on the east end.

E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The noise level made it impossible for us to have an easy dinner conversation with our friends.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were surprised how busy it was on an off-season night, but had great service, a delightful meal, and a good bottle of red. We recommend that others try this very plain-looking outside, with a warm and hearty inside.

s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

service was extraordinarily bad -- mistaken orders, very long wait between courses -- mistake on bill

SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Too loud! Otherwise great. We were celebrating the American burger and Highway's charcoal grilled burgers are probably the best in the Hamptons. With my New Year's resolution to eat less beef, perhaps Highway could consider offering one of the meatless burgers as well, served in the same style?

j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of the best restaurants in the Hamptons. We've been with many different friends and everyone finds something to love. The service is impeccable as well.

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

pasta vongole dry and told no sauce in kitchen tcould be added
also spicy
hard to locate a waiter

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were spectacular as always. It is our feeling that Highway has the best and most consistent food on the east end.

It was a holiday so I’m not sure if the change is permanent but the prices have risen and the great burger was not on the menu. Paying $60 for a NY Strip steak is out of line and so is $30 for Rigatoni.

Finally, a very loud family came in and we Had to leave. They were in simply obnoxious. Not the restaurants fault obviously.

We will always return as the food and service are top notch. But they need to rethink the prices.

j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Too cold asked twice for heat to go on. Others had to put their coats on, some even hats.
Burger was nothing special, no flavor,no blend of meats. Bun was not toasted,rather cold with a few grill marks.
A burger is a " go to item ". To bad. Asian soup with dumplings delicious, duck as well. Ribs good,Caesar salad the best.
Dissapointrd with Rosa's service,she had maybe 3 tables took forever to get bread, coffee order forgotten.
Will return to try other items.
Bourbon selection not a selection as profiles to similar, wine a by glass good.

l
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

GREAT THAI NIGHT WAS HAD BY ALL 8 OF US!
Wonderful presentation, execution and service.
Fantastic location for a large group with shared plates available.Dumplings, papaya salad and margarita's...yum!

d
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite, if not most favorite, restaurants in the Hamptons. We always have a terrific meal, and the ambiance, especially in late fall and winter, is perfect for cold, wintry evenings! Service excellent as always!

DD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great food with different menu items and specials which are equally as appealing

m
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best chicken and rib eye in the Hamptons.
Our family #1 choice always

DC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tables are too small for serving boards.

TG
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Can we please have some more salads.The 2 on the menu taste...well, not good.

D
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve had there. The duck dish was superb

BM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Lovely server. Pretty interior.

d
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, had a great dinner at Highway! Service so accommodating and friendly and food was delicious! So glad you are here!!

m
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, as was the cocktail I had. Decent wine by the glass selection. Restaurant was bustling but not noisy and tables were comfortably spaced so that every table had privacy - very comfortable with nice energy. The service was beyond willing - very friendly. My only caveats would be that it would be nice to have bread service, especially when you have hungry kids or teens at the table, and given the fact that the restaurant appeared to be completely full, I think they need a couple more servers - ours made every effort, and the bus boys stepped into the breach, but he was rushed off his feet. Actually, one more caveat - the only female staff I saw was the hostess at the front desk - would like to see some more women servers, i.e. the folks who actually make the most money on the floor, working there. All that said, we will definitely return.

P
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

A Sunday night in late Oct., do not exactly prime time. It’s busy and loud in the summer, so we picked this very quiet night - but not a great idea. Some of the food was very good: a hummus place for the table, a nicely prepared salmon. Some not so good, particularly a very chewy, not very tasteful homemade pasta. Service was erratic and slow (we find that’s typical, ironically, when business is slow- everything slows down.) we Maybe we’ll try again next summer - maybe not.

DK
11 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Always great food. Had wonderful service there a month ago but perhaps this was an off night. Super noisy and cold atmosphere and inattentive server effected our meal and those around us. Recently this place has been a very good bet so will give it another try.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool space, ❤️ the Peking duck, great service

SV
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a really lovely resto - host staff are particularly friendly and helpful.

A
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highway Restaurant is just simply the best restaurant out East for delictable meals from salad to dessert. I was never a fan of Kale salad until I discovered a kale salad here with the most delicate dressing, dressed with chips made from squash, and various tangy and sweet surprises. The fried calamari was so light and just the right amount with a nice spicy atoli very fresh. Then fresh burrata with multicolored beets nicely dressed. The late corn was grilled and dressed perfectly. And John's eggplant parmigiana light and flavorful. Best thing was the apple crumb dish. Simply superb. Fit for foodies, etc. One can honestly feel the loving preparation of each item on the menu. Warm, cosy, elegant, good wines, we can't say enough.

SV
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone so nice; we were given our requested table and the front staff and wait staff were very helpful when the kitchen became backed-up. We did not mind but it was a very kind gesture. Food is superb.

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love this restaurant. The menu does not change often, but that is OK because many of the menu items are craveable: kale salad, chicken pot pie, roast chicken, eggplant parm, pork buns to name a few.

DK
11 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Outstanding waiter
Good and interesting food
A bit pricey

w
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal at Highway Restaurant. The food was excellent as was the service. Also, the noise level was low so we could engage in normal conversation. We intend to return.

DN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Food was great. I always like your restaurant but The host was very rude. I don’t think I will be returning.

f
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in East Hampton. Duck spectacular.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, food was great!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The dinner was good. My friend was unhappy bc the kitchen refused to split a entree pasta that we were sharing as an appetizer.

The service was ok

LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place. We had the tempura rock shrimp appetizer and I almost cancelled my entre to reorder the shrimp, but I was glad I didn't when I tried the homemade cavatelli. We all shared several apps, salads and entree's and everyone was memorable. I'm not a fan of eggplant parm, since it's not even a thing in Italy, but it was awesome. The wine selection is fantastic, especially since it is served in Zalto glasses. The service was attentive, but not pushy. Make sure you stop if you are in the area.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were with friends and family. The service from start to finish was exceptional. The servers were attentive and seemed happy to be there. The menu allows the diner to chose from various ethnic platform, and the Chef manages to pull them off extremely well. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Poor value, bland and mediocre. But still a good experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Thanks for a great Summer 2019

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highway is our “go-to” in the Hamptons. Not only is the food and service excellent, the key word is “consistent”. In living here, it is often a hit or miss at many of the east end restaurants but not at Highway. It is consistently excellent. Regardless if it’s a Monday or Saturday, the food and service are always top notch. The atmosphere and staff are friendly and professional. If you have not been here, you are missing the best restaurant in the Hamptons.

M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend Highway. One of the best meals we have had in the Hamptons and some of the best service.