We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Long Island Secret Gem!”
Review of Bistro 72

Bistro 72
Reserve with OpenTable
Bistro 72 is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #9 of 131 Restaurants in Riverhead
Price range: US$20 - US$100
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: River Road
Description: Bistro 72 brings you a distinctive contemporary dining experience on Long Island’s East End. Our cuisine seasonally showcases the finest locally-grown ingredients and regional wines. We offer natural and organic options when possible presenting a delectable menu of fine pairings and great flavors. We feature indoor/outdoor and poolside/ fireside dining.
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We went for dinner with a Groupon and, although I had reviewed the menu online and found it to be expensive, chose a la carte and prix fixe (not allowed with a Groupon) on a separate check. We shared a Caesar salad from the prix fixe meal. It was fresh, crunchy, tasty and more than enough for both of us! The bread basket consisted of sliced Italian bread accompanied by savory oil, butter and a tomato salsa(?). I chose the blackened salmon with coconut risotto and farm vegetables from a la carte and my dining companion chose the salmon in butter sauce with mashed potatoes, spinach and broccoli. WOW! The food itself was very upscale and the service was impeccable. We felt as though we were dining in a fine Manhattan restaurant. We also shared the desert from the prix fixe menu which was caramelized bananas with vanilla ice cream and crackled nuts (I forgot what it was called) , and couldn't resist also sharing a creme brulee from the a la carte menu. Nirvana! We ordered coffee which was smooth and full bodied...something I would relish as my first cup in the morning, but was perfect to finish this meal! The only glitch we experienced at this restaurant was a wedding party being held in a nearby room, which spilled out into the restaurant. Those guests were rude, loud and already very inebriated (to put it nicely). They left their empty glasses and plates wherever they pleased in the restaurant section, sat wherever they pleased and basically took over the space, without considering that these tables were reserved for dinner guests. It became so noisy that, had we not already ordered our food, we would have left. The servers and hostess were so busy cleaning up after those people and trying to maintain some decorum that it was taking away from their primary tasks. Even the manager got involved trying to maintain normalcy, but it seemed impossible in such a small space. We voiced our displeasure to her and she appeared genuinely concerned, even exasperated that she was powerless to control that crowd. We began to feel sorry for her! She offered to treat us to our glasses of Rose wine (it was Rose Tuesday) to make up for our discomfort. We weren't entirely satisfied with her offer, but we're glad we stayed. Eventually the animals left on the shuttle, the restaurant became calm and we could appreciate the atmosphere. And the food! It is something we hope to experience again soon (without the unruly detractors).

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Sonja W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cristen D, Manager at Bistro 72, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Hello Sonia,

Thank you for coming to Bistro 72! We apologize if the wedding group disrupted your dining experience. We are extremely glad you stayed and enjoyed the food. We appreciate you sharing your review and the description on the food items you had. We take pride in our food and service, and thank you for the feedback. We look forward to your next visit!

Best,
Cristen Dattoli
F&B Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (250)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

4 - 8 of 250 reviews

Reviewed 30 June 2018

Had a lovely meal with a friend this month. I had the pork chop which was excellent and he had the burger. It was pretty good value and we had copious amounts of pinot grigio which was very drinkable. A good option if you are in the area or staying at the hotel.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank David M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cristen D, Manager at Bistro 72, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you for dining at Bistro 72! The pork chop is one of our signature dishes, we are happy you enjoyed it! We look forward to your next visit!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We had dinner at the Bistro 72 located in the Hotel Indigo on the way back from wine tasting. They were having an outdoor music event so that may account for the slow food service. The food itself was tasty and reasonably priced. I would suggest making reservations and trying to go there when it is less crowded.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Gennaro P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cristen D, Manager at Bistro 72, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you for coming to Bistro 72 and bearing with us on a busy evening. We are glad you enjoyed the food and look forward to your next visit!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We went here with a large group for a business dinner. We had the steak with salad and chocolate cake and fruit for dessert. The service was good, food was good and overall a good experience. We would go here again.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Shannon M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cristen D, Manager at Bistro 72, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you for coming to Bistro 72 and the nice review! We look forward to your next visit!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Walk through the restaurant and sit outside on the patio on a beautiful day for lunch. Sip a drink and take in the beautiful surroundings...The staff is very friendly and don't rush you. Our favorites were the tacos and the burgers and for dessert delicious mini pistachio, chocolate and vanilla ice cream pops.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank TriparoundSue
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cristen D, Manager at Bistro 72, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you for coming to Bistro 72! We are happy you enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service! We look forward to your next visit!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Bistro 72 also viewed

 
Riverhead, Hamptons
Riverhead, Hamptons
 

Been to Bistro 72? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing