The Halyard

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American
Rediscover your favorite American dishes at The Halyard restaurant at the Sound View Greenport, where classic New England cuisine meets North Fork bounty. Featuring local fish, produce, and wines, showcasing what has made this region a dining destination for generations.

With a menu of Coastal New England-inspired cuisine and re-imagined American classics at The Halyard restaurant, located at the Sound View Greenport on Long Island’s North Fork. With a heavy focus on local fish, seasonally-driven, farm-fresh produce, and wines sourced directly from our neighboring vineyards, our menu showcases the diverse bounty that makes the North Fork one of America’s most unique dining destinations.

Our bar is open until late evening, offering live music, signature cocktails, local wines, and a selection of appetizers and snacks, a seasonal outdoor deck with panoramic views of the Long Island Sound bring the expanse of the sea
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JW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Beautiful location and space. Excellent dishes, fresh and tasty seafood. Service was slow and inattentive. Asked for a table by the water for my wife’s birthday in advance on the reservation and again with the hostess, in person, day of the dinner...not accommodated even though the restaurant was not full.

ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had 7:30 reservations on a Sunday night and upon finishing our meal around 8:40 we were followed to the exit door by employees who locked doors as we exited, felt rushed. Other then that dining experience was very nice.

The Halyard
Responded on 15 March 2020

Dear Eric Thank you for the feedback, I am currently looking into what happened on your visit. We never want our guests to feel rushed. If you have anymore information you would like to share please feel free to do so. Hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Beautiful sunset view. Food was ordinary. Overall the view is worth it.

The Halyard
Responded on 15 March 2020

Dear Stephen Thank you for your feedback, if you ave anymore information you would like to share please feel free to do so. Hope to see you again. Regards Derrick E

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JV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had such a nice dinner. The food was incredible. No complain whatsoever. Highly recommend.

The Halyard
Responded on 15 March 2020

Dear Jessica Thank you for the amazing review! Cant wait to have you back. Regards Derrick E

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Michelle was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive!

The Halyard
Responded on 8 March 2020

Dear Joe Thank you for the great comments and review, it is always great to hear when our staff take good care of our customers. Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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L
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food did no

The Halyard
Responded on 8 March 2020

Dear Legasea If you have any more information on your experience we would love to hear back from you. Regards Derrick E

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The number one reason we have chosen this restaurant for the last decade has been the view. Some of the new seating requires one person to sit with their back to the water. Next time I will insist on seating that allows both diners a water view. If I can not be accommodated for the cost of a meal I will choose another restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere is relaxed and upscale.
There are wonderful views from every seat in the establishment that will keep you coming back.
My wife order the fish and chips and I ordered the swordfish over creamy polenta.
My meal was fantastic but my wife’s fish was greasy, flavorless and the tasteless fish soaked oil into the fires.
The server quickly replaced her disappointing meal with two a creative and delicious bowl off sweet and spicy potato salad and a bowl of mushroom risotto. Wonderful.
The service was very attentive and professional.

The Halyard
Responded on 23 February 2020

Thank you for the feedback I am glad to hear that we could resolve your problem with the fish and chips and that our staff took such good care of you. Hope you join us again soon! Regards Derrick E

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SE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!! We opted for the special 7 course tasting menu paired with local wines. It was one of the most amazing dining experiences ever! As wonderful as the pairing menus in Lima, Peru in the top Rated Maido and Central!!
Right here on the North Fork. Fantastic!!

The Halyard
Responded on 23 February 2020

Dear Sandra Thank you for the great rating. We do love what we do! Glad we could make your Valentines Day a special one. Hope you join us again soon. Regards Derrick E

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RH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our food was very good, the recommended wine delightful, and the staff was skilled and attentive (if a bit overextended). It's great to have a high end restaurant on the North Fork in the off-season.

The Halyard
Responded on 23 February 2020

Dear Robert Thank you for the wonderful comments, we are here all year so hope you can come see us more often. Regards Derrick E

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OT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my girlfriend for Valentine’s Day sunset dinner. I wanted good food, a view, and proper service. All 3 came in spades. We started with whipped ricotta with honey & black truffles served with grill marked ciabatta. What a start. I went for the Halyard G&T with a Romano sprig, and she chose a CA Cab by Jax. Both were very nice. We then went straight to our entrees: swordfish steak done perfectly for me, and a dry aged LI-duckling breast for her. I have never had dry aged duck before, but I can promise I will again, SO DELICIOUS, over a bed of lightly charred & sautéed Napa cabbage, it was perfectly balanced, the subcutaneous fat rendered to perfection, and the skin delicate and crisp. I will go back just for that. After a meal perfectly prepared and service perfectly executed, I enjoyed an espresso, and we departed VERY happy in our choice! Bravissimo!!

The Halyard
Responded on 23 February 2020

Thank you for the great rating and amazing comments! I am very glad to hear we could make your Valentines Day great! Hope you join us again soon! Regards Derrick E

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D
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Beautiful view and good service. Oysters were delicious! Rest of the food was just ok.

The Halyard
Responded on 23 February 2020

Thank you for the feedback, if you have anymore information about your visit please feel free to reach out to me. Hope you can give us another try. Regards Derrick E

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D
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s a great place to go to during the day as the view is quite beautiful on the sound. The staff is very friendly. There’s a couple of choices of where you can sit as well.

The Halyard
Responded on 23 February 2020

Thank you for the great rating. Hope you join us again soon. Regards Derrick E

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RK
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were delighted with the presentation and level of creativity of the food here.

In particular to start the Thai Style Sweet Potato Salad and Early Winter Beet Salad had such original and wonderful flavors we were overwhelmed.

Then the entrees were just as good when it came to savory goodness. (Coq au Vin and Fresh Winter Truffels)

The three deserts, knocked our socks off, and staff took the time to explain how they were artisticly and meticulously prepared which really added to our enjoyment.
The Basque Style Cheesecake, Bananna Cream Puff and the cocoa style Mont Blanc were the perfect way to end our meal.

Oh yes, did I mention the bread with truffeled riccotta

Can't with to return. Just outstanding.

The Halyard
Responded on 1 February 2020

Dear Rick Thank you for the amazing review, and we are so glad you were taken such good care of. Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality meal. Great service and spectacular view

The Halyard
Responded on 24 January 2020

Dear JGHi Thank you for the awesome review and hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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NH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caroline at the host stand was super professional and accommodating, last minute we doubled our reservation size and she graciously accommodated us. While we were there she gave us a couple of different options for seating and checked in with us throughout the evening. We really appreciated her thoughtfulness and hospitality and we will definitely be back!

The Halyard
Responded on 24 January 2020

Dear Nicole It is so pleasing to hear that you were taken such good care of. I am so glad Caroline could help accommodate your party and that you had a good time. Look forward to seeing you again! Regards Derrick E

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e
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of 6 went to the Halyard to celebrate a birthday of a friend. We have all been friends for many many years. All of us loved the Halyard and I was thanked for chosing the place by each of the group! The food is delicious, our waitress Trish was really great and even took some photos at our request. It was my 3rd time at the Halyard, each time I go I leave very happy. The view of the Long Island Sound on a beautiful January day was also very special.

The Halyard
Responded on 24 January 2020

Thank you so much for the amazing review! Our main goal is to make sure everyone leaves happy and glad we could accomplish that with your party! Hope to see you soon!!! Regards

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RD
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Lost power in entire hotel. Didnt really have a good experience. Nothing discounted or explained what was going on

The Halyard
Responded on 24 January 2020

Dear Richard I do apologize for your experience at The Halyard. We did have a transformer go out during our service that night, if you have anymore information on your experience and on what we can improve we would love to hear back from you. Regards Derrick E

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LB
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Power went out. Food was cold. No discount or accommodation offered.

The Halyard
Responded on 24 January 2020

Dear Larry I do apologize for your experience at The Halyard. We did have a transformer go out during our service that night, if you have anymore information on your experience and on what we can improve we would love to hear back from you. Regards Derrick E

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MF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local cuisine. Dine in the bar area for a more intimate setting.

The Halyard
Responded on 24 January 2020

Dear Matthew Thank you for the great rating! Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful, right on the water

The Halyard
Responded on 24 January 2020

Thank you for the great rating! Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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WK
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant, quiet, relaxing with a nice atmosphere. Food was excellent.
The only thing I would suggest is to offer a poultry dish for the non-seafood people.
Overall an excellent choice for dinner

The Halyard
Responded on 24 January 2020

Dear William Thank you for the great rating! Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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BM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good-- ricotta spread was amazing and Ira's salad excellent. Mains very large portions, but tasty (though scallops were a bit salty). Desserts choices were disappointing, to be honest. A chocolate choice, a cheesecake choice (which we had -- ho-hum) and cookies. Service was good to start -- attention and food timing were right on. Then something happened at the end of our meal -- our waiter just disappeared, and it was a long drag to coffee and check. We sat in the "library" where there is no music, so with just a few tables, we could awkwardly hear every word said at the other tables. View is beautiful, even in the dark.

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food was mediocre. I had the sweet potato salad and it came cold and tasted as though it had been sitting out all day. My boyfriend had the fish and chips and was disappointed as well, give the unfortunate lack of flavor. Service was great, but overall the experience was highly unsatisfactory and underwhelming.

The Halyard
Responded on 24 January 2020

Dear Gabtam Thank you for the feedback, I am sorry to hear your did not have a good experience. If you have any other information on how we can improve we would love to hear from you. Regards Derrick E

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DM
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful meal excellent service

The Halyard
Responded on 24 January 2020

Dear Dianne Thank you for the great rating! Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephan is an inspired chef, and we can’t rave enough about our meal. Have the risotto and scallops-it was to dream about. But then so was the cavatelli. Save room for the chocolate stout cake, even if only for a bite. Every aspect of our dining experience was excellent, Derek was knowledgeable and generous while discussing and tasting wines. Service was great too. All in all, a great dinner!

The Halyard
Responded on 24 January 2020

Thank you for the great rating! Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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HF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing service.
Highly recommend clam chowder. Best ever.
Will continue to visit this gem!

The Halyard
Responded on 2 December 2019

Dear Hank Thank you for the great rating! Hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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RS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Absolutely the WORST food I can remember being served in all of my years of dining in restaurants. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone I like.

The Halyard
Responded on 2 December 2019

Dear Robert Thank you for the feedback, we discussed the issues you brought up on that day and I am currently addressing all your issues with our team. Hope you will give us another try. Regards Derrick E

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was friendly enough but underwhelming. Our server wasn’t able to answer questions about items on both the cocktail and the limited dinner menu. Another server was inept at telling us about the 3 different cheeses on the dessert menu. The food was delicious and the cocktails were great. After, we went to the bar for a nightcap and the bartender’s energy and personality were a zero. He took the drink order from one member of our foursome, walked away and made it, brought it to him then left us without getting the order for the remaining 3 of us. He went and took someone else’s order while we sat there stunned. We then had to get his attention after he was done since he was still unaware of us sitting at his bar waiting for a drink! The windows facing the water were filthy and detracted tremendously from the view. Wanted to love the place but too many strikes. It felt like we were there OFF-season but still paying IN-season prices.

The Halyard
Responded on 2 December 2019

Dear Sherix I believe we spoke in person when you were here. All your points have been taken seriously and I am currently addressing the issues with our team members. I do apologies for your experience, as we are striving to make all guest feel welcome and at home. Hope you will give us another try. Regards Derrick E

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J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall very good. A bit pricey, but mostly worth it. Service was very good, views fantastic. Wouldn’t hesitate to return, especially if you can get a window seat.

The Halyard
Responded on 2 December 2019

Dear Joe Thank you for the feedback! We take all input seriously and if you have anymore feedback you would like to share we are all ears! Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal with great service. Our waitress was clearly on the target. We loved the drinks and of course the view.

The Halyard
Responded on 2 December 2019

Dear Ppan Thank you for the great review! Love hearing how our team took such good care of you. Hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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s
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the years since the Halyard came to the old Sound View motel, we have gone several times. Although the view over the Sound is always wonderful, the food has been really bad. The first Famous Chef sent food out that ... well, no reason to continue in that vein. Anyway, we knew Chef Bogardus from North Fork Table and were happy to hear he was taking on the Halyard. Over we rushed but we were not thrilled. He hadn’t yet found the groove. However for some reason we decided to try again for Thanksgiving and wow! It was a buffet, not the most propitious way to eat, and it was splendid. The service from the folks/chefs inside the square buffet table was perfect, the food was delicious, the wait staff excellent and just to add to the joy, the surf was pounding on the rocks and spume floated in the air outside the huge windows. I don’t want to say of the food only that it was delicious. It was interesting (in a good way) generous in choice and amount. The beet salad was amazing and the shrimp the best I’ve had in years: sweet and almost crisp. Vegetables and other sides ..., well, everything was good. Perhaps the only imperfection was no pie!! But I’ll bet next year there will be pie. And my family too.

The Halyard
Responded on 2 December 2019

Dear Stevi Thank you for the amazing review! We are striving to improve in every way we can and I guarantee you next year there will be pie!!! look forward to having you dine with us again! Regards Derrick E

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NS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was a lovely thanksgiving evening. Buffet very well presented but very standard fare. Would have preferred their standard menu. Beautiful setting

The Halyard
Responded on 29 November 2019

Dear Nirupa Thank you for the feedback, we are addressing your issues with the team to improve where ever we can. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Hope to see you again Regards Derrick E

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DG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We didn't expect a buffet, but it was superb--succulent ham to supplement the turkey, and wonderful charcuterie (boudin blanc!). I particularly liked the phyllo-dough rolls. It was a little disappointing that there wasn't a real dessert--just cookies--but perhaps most guests didn't have room for it anyway.

The Halyard
Responded on 2 December 2019

Dear Gordo Thank you for the feedback and the great rating. I have addressed your points with our team and we are going to make sure we have loads of desserts next time! Hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit there and the Thanksgiving buffet was so delicious. Everything's was amazing especially the mashed potatoes and gravy! Will definitely return to try the regular menu and outdoor deck for dinning in the summer!

The Halyard
Responded on 2 December 2019

Thank you for the great rating! Cant wait to have you back! Regards Derrick E

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e
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to the Halyard this year. It is right on the Long Island Sound, where you can enjoy the delicious food while you watch the waves coming in down below. The wait staff was very nice, we were seated immediately. The food was absolutely delicious. We would have stayed afterward and enjoyed the piano bar but it was closed for a private event. I am so glad the Halyard is so close to my weekend getaway home as we plan to eat here again and again!

The Halyard
Responded on 29 November 2019

Thank you for the great rating! So glad you returned and we hope to see you again soon! Regards Derrick E

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NM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Bar area is cozy for winter but piano player had to compete with music from private function in next room.

Dining room lacked interest although tables were spaced a nice distance from one another. Our table was by an exit door which was my view. With the sun down and no view of the water, the room is just dark and lacks any visual interest. Contrary to that, the tables outside the dining room that can’t be reserved are far more inviting with cozy cane couches.

The food was very good as hoped so will be back, but will wait for one of the tables outside the dining room.

The Halyard
Responded on 29 November 2019

Dear Nancy Thank you for the feedback. We are addressing the issues that you brought forward, we are working on various methods so that the music from our private events do no disturb our diners. Hope you will give us another try. Regards Derrick E

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was absolutely wonderful. Drinks were strong and carefully crafted. Food was impeccable and every single one of us in our group (8 people) loved their meal. There was a slight wait for our table reservation (which we didn't mind) and so we went to the bar and because of the wait, the bartender had our first round of drinks comp'd. Waitstaff was awesome for dinner and food came out timely, warm, and delicious. Highly reccomend!

The Halyard
Responded on 29 November 2019

Dear Chris Thank you for the great rating! I am glad to hear we could accommodate you on such a busy night as we had. Hope to see you again! Regards Derrick E

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DL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Bogardus and his staff were wonderful! The tuna tartare, the tagliatelle with white truffles, the monkfish, and the gumbo were great!

The Halyard
Responded on 9 November 2019

Dear David Thank you for the great review! Cant wait to have you back Regards Derrick E

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M
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffle pasta was incredible.
The service is always great, the views are spectacular.

The Halyard
Responded on 9 November 2019

Dear Mikey Love to hear you had a great time and come back anytime! Regards Derrick E

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