The Plaza

4.6
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372 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
"The Best Seafood Restaurant on Long Island. Period"is what food critic Peter Gionotti of Newsday calls The Plaza. Along with its recent three and half star rating from Newsday, The Plaza has also garnered 3 stars from the New York Times as well is being listed in The Zagat Surveys Top Restaurants of America.

The Plaza has been owned and operated for the past 18 years by Chef Doug Gulija. The dining room has just gone through a makeover to give it more of a relaxing/'beachy' look and a new bar menu has been added. Tucked away behind the Southampton Movie Theater and across from The Southampton Inn it offers an eclectic menu as well as an award winning wine list along with friendly, professional service by a well trained staff. Come and experience for yourselves one of the best dining experiences in the Hamptons.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG ! I love this restaurant! Truly the best in the Hamptons.

The Plaza
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for such a very, very kind review. Hope to be able to cook for you again in the near future!

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CR
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding in every way as always . This is one restaurant where you know the owners put their heart and soul into every aspect. This has become increasingly hard to find in restaurants recently .

BM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily one of the best meals I have had in years. Pray they have the lobster corn chowder on the menu and oh my!...the scallops were impossibly tender and perfectly prepared in a heavenly polenta.

This is the best meal I have ever had in the hamptons and possibly NYC as well

The Plaza
Responded on 1 October 2019

Dear Mr. Matthews, It was a pleasure meeting you both. Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us and thank you for taking the time to leave such a very, very kind review here on Open Table. I certainly hope to cook for you again soon! Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef/Owner

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AS
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great night dining at The Plaza. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. The staff is pleasant and professional. Just an all around wonderful evening.

The Plaza
Responded on 22 September 2019

Dear Ms. Sutter, Thank you so much for dining with us last Saturday and for taking the time to leave such a very kind review of your dining experience with us here on Open Table. I was very happy to hear that you loved both the food and the service provided to you and certainly look forward to cooking for you again in the near future. Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef/Owner

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PA
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Plaza has to be one of the best restaurants - and best kept secrets - in the Hamptons! The food is delicious, no skimpy portions of seafood here, served by courteous, friendly and attentive wait staff. Recommend the sautéed calamari, cod and lobster and shrimp “shepherd’s” pie. Extensive wine list, too. Not sure why we haven’t tried this restaurant before, but will definitely be back again. Highly recommended!

The Plaza
Responded on 12 September 2019

Good Afternoon, Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us this past Saturday and for taking the time to leave such a very, very kind review of your dining experience with us! I was so happy we lived up to your expectations and certainly hope to cook for you again in the near future! Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef/Owner

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JB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely evening. Good food, great service, and very pleasant evening because Noise level was minimal. A definite repeat!

NV
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining room with attentive waitstaff, appealing menu, and attractive bar. A lovely place for a special meal.

The Plaza
Responded on 4 September 2019

Good Afternoon, Thank you for choosing to dine with us Sunday evening and for sharing your experience here on Open Table. I was glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us and certainly hope to cook for you again soon. If I may ask what you thought was a little lacking in the food category it would be very much appreciated as I am always looking to improve. Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef/Owner

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

exceptional food great service try it you woll not be disapointed

The Plaza
Responded on 4 September 2019

Good Afternoon, Thank you for choosing to dine with us last Saturday and for taking the time to share your experience here on Open Table. Your comments about the food and service was very much appreciated! Look forward to cooking for you again soon. Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef/Owner

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B
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very much enjoyed! Food was excellent, service was awesome, and drinks were excellent. The Plaza was simply a very enjoyable experience.

The Plaza
Responded on 4 September 2019

Good Afternoon, Thank you for choosing to dine with us last Thursday and for taking the time to share your experience here on Open Table. Your comments about the food, service, and drinks was very much appreciated! Please note that during the week we offer a Half Plate Menu which many to believe is a great value. Look forward to cooking for you again soon. Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef/Owner

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MI
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We were a party of women and were placed near the bar and the kitchen s something that happens frequently.This group did not want to ask for a better table although at 7 when we arrived there were many tables available.My opinion at the price.s charged there should be. no poorly placed tables

The Plaza
Responded on 4 September 2019

Good Afternoon, Thank you for choosing to dine with us last Wednesday and for taking the time to share your experience here on Open Table. I am very sorry that you did not like the table you were sat at and that it took away from your dinnig experience. As you noticed very shortly afer the dining room totally filled up. The next time you choose to dine with us please ask for me and I will ensure you get a table to your liking. Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef.Owner

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Has special cocktails. More on the pricey side.

The Plaza
Responded on 27 August 2019

Good Afternoon, Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us on Saturday evening and for sharing your experience here on Open Table. I was very happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and sincerely hope to cook for you again in the near future. Please note that after Labor Day our Half Plate Menu is offered during the week which a lot of guests really appreciate. Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef/Owner

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ML
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, love the service. Our favorite restaurant!

The Plaza
Responded on 28 August 2019

Good Afternoon, Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us last Friday and for taking the time to leave such a very kind review of your experience here on OT. I was very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Food, Service and Ambience of our restaurant, and that The Plaza Cafe is your favorite restaurant. I sincerely hope to be able to cook for you again soon and please note we offer a Half Plate Menu all week after Labor Day. Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef.Owner

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PS
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is ALWAYS divine here --such a treat!! I love the candles in the fireplace in the summer and roaring fires in the winter-- a bit of heaven!

BB
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Southampton! Food and service always great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, location, and settinf.

l
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding meal. Brought my son and his wife for their first time. They loved it. We all had seafood (sea bass,scallops,lobster & shrimp shepherds pie and macadamia crusted mahi mahi) and our meals were outstanding, service was excellent. This continues to be our favorite east end restaurant

The Plaza
Responded on 3 August 2019

Dear Mr. Kosel, Thank you so much for joining us for dinner again and for also introducing your son and his wife to our restaurant. Your kind words in this review of our restaurant are also much appreciated! I sincerely look forward to cooking for you in the very near future, Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef/Owner

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family visiting

The Plaza
Responded on 2 August 2019

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us this past Tuesday. We hope the next time you visit you will join us again. Sincerely, Doug Gulija

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B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our wedding anniversary- perfect choice! Great service and amazing food - They sat us in front of the fireplace - it was so romantic- after fabulous appetizers (get the watermelon gazpacho) and dinner ( scallops are delicious)our choice of dessert was cherries 3 ways - on the plate written in chocolate was “Happy Anniversary “ Thank you for making our evening so special ❤️

The Plaza
Responded on 31 July 2019

Good Afternoon, Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us this past Saturday and for taking the time to leave such a very kind review here on Open Table. We were very happy to here that you enjoyed your dining experience here with us and we are very happy that we helped make it a special night for you. Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef/Owner

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MM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and good food. They really do highlight the seafood.

The Plaza
Responded on 31 July 2019

Dear Ms M. Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us this past Friday and for taking the time to leave such a very kind review here on Open Table. We really love your quote: "They Really Do Highlight the Seafood"! I hope to be able to cook for you again in the very near future. Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef/Owner

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C
Caribbean
36 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best restaurant in Southampton! We love that it’s open year round and that the food is consistently excellent. If you want a “scene,” then it’s not for you. But if you just want a great meal, it’s a don’t miss!

The Plaza
Responded on 27 July 2019

Hi Casey, Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave such an incredibly kind review of your dining experience here on Open Table. I was so happy to read your comments and sincerely hope to cook for you again in the near future. If by chance you could kindly share your name and e-mail with us just so I can make a point of coming out to say hello on your next visit it would be most appreciated. Thank you again, Doug Gulija Chef/Owner

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E
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Great food.

The Plaza
Responded on 25 July 2019

Hi Eliza, Thanks so much for dining with us this past Monday and for taking the time to share your experience with others here on Open Table. I was very happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and certainly hope to be able to serve you again in the near future. Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef/Owner

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MA
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

In ordered the salmon which came out raw and sent it back and it came out very dry!
Should have sent it back ago but were with other people

The Plaza
Responded on 24 July 2019

Dear Ms. Appel, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for leaving such a nice overall score event though we did not deliver you personally a memorable meal. As I said in our phone conversation, please ask for me the next time you dine with us so that I may make amends for not living up to your expectations. Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef/Owner

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CD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a party of 6 to the Plaza on Saturday night. We ate on the early side so the restaurant was fairly quiet and easy to hear conversations. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Everyone loved their dishes. The only issue I would say we had was that my husband is not a big fish eater so he had the duck. He did not love it and the steak was $69.00 so he steered away from that (no pun intended). I think they really do fish well and that is their wheelhouse. I don't understand what you can do to a steak to make it $69.00 I also was surprised to find my tequila on the rocks was $25.00. (and it was not Patron) I wish they had a price list for straight alcohol drinks because it is a little off-putting to ask what something costs. I think I would have had something else to drink had I been aware. All that being said, it was delicious and everyone in the restaurant seemed to be enjoying their meals. I just add these things as I am sure people checking out the reviews would like to be aware of them.

l
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent, service was perfect. We had squash blossom stuffed with seafood and tomato burrata appetizers which were excellent. Entrees were the halibut with vegetable risotto and horseradish crusted cod all cooked to perfection. All we can say us we think this is the best east end seafood restaurant and our evening was delightful.

The Plaza
Responded on 18 July 2019

Good Evening, Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us this past Saturday evening and for taking the time to leave such a very, very kind review here on Open Table. I was so glad to hear we lived up to your expectations and look forward to cooking for you again in the near future. If we could kindly request your name an e-mail address we would love to add you to our mailing list. Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef/Owner

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S
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for 20 plus years. Doug understands what people want and is ahead of his time on creative dining. My fav south hampton place for upscale dining

The Plaza
Responded on 14 July 2019

Dear Mr. Sternbach, Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us on Friday evening and for taking the time to leave such a very kind review here on Open Table. Looking forward to cooking for you again soon and stoping by to say hello and thank you in person. Sincerely, Doug

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JK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, but very pricey

MJ
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a high-end restaurant with an unassuming name in an unassuming location behind the movie theater in Southampton. But it is a giant in creativity, food quality, and warm service. Crab bisque, ceviche, and salmon Napoleon were outstanding appetizers. Cocktails were generous. Sliced steak, duck and cod were served with tasty additions and were all delicious. Homemade ice cream in unusual flavors (I had ginger snap) finished off the meal. I can't wait to go back.

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, pricey- but you get what you pay for.

The Plaza
Responded on 3 July 2019

Dear Ms. Craft, Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us last Sunday and for taking the time to share your experience with others here on Open Table. Your comments are much appreciated and I look forward to cooking for you again in the near future. Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef/Owner

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very overpriced for what it is. Food and food were fine, atmosphere is fine, but none as good as they should be at this price point.

The Plaza
Responded on 3 July 2019

Dear Mr. Rosenzweig, Thank you very much for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your experience here on Open Table. I am very sorry that you felt us to be 'very over priced'. As a Chef/Owner I can assure you that our menu pricing is done on a very fair 30% food cost. We purchase the best quality we can and that comes at a high price and some may view that as being 'overpriced' but I simply can not lower my standards. Sincerely, Doug Gulija

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely all around. The food was very creative and delicious

The Plaza
Responded on 28 June 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to leave such a kind review on Open Table. I certainly look forward to cooking for you again soon!

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MS
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place to dine. Extremely romantic. Great for quiet conversation. Food is excellent. Appetizers and entrees were amazing. Fireplace made it so comfortable. The wait staff was so pleasant and accommodating. Would definitely recommend.

The Plaza
Responded on 24 June 2019

Dear Ms. MarybethS, Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave such a kind review on Open Table. I was really happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and also that you will recommend us to your friends . I certainly hope to be able to cook for you again in the near future. Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef/Owner

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal! Every bite was perfect. They made us feel special from beginning to end. 😊

The Plaza
Responded on 18 June 2019

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to leave such a very kind review. I certainly hope to cook for you again in the near future. Sincerely, Doug Gulija Chef/Owner

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H
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Plaza Cafe is a lovely upscale restaurant. The food is delicious and prepared with the finest ingredients. The chef is also the owner and takes great pride in what comes out of the kitchen. As a result, the presentation and taste of the food is way above average. The desserts are also delicious. The staff is friendly and attentive. If you love food that is well prepared, this is the place to go!! You will be very happy that you did!!

OT
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here for a work dinner and just for myself, got the swordfish both times because i think its too good to resist

S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very helpful waiters and waitresses. Perfect for a quiet dinner with atmosphere but not a lot of background noise. Food was very good and not over elaborate.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good, somewhat expensive, sparsely occupied.

PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went for Sunday price fixe. Good value. Shrimp appy and cod entree excellent. Dessert a step below. Will return.

m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice open interior, almost feels like you're in a barn. Because of this open concept the noise level can be a little too loud. The menu is small but the food was tasty. The service was alright but I think they were a little overwhelmed.

JE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Everything we ate was delicious. The staff were all very pleasant and accommodating. I took my family out for my wife's birthday and we had a great time. One of the best restaurants in the Hamptons!

OT
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, really good quality food and interesting menu

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