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Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East

The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East is inspired by a healthy approach to diet and lifestyle – but not obsessive in its goal. We are all about good, wholesome, fresh, natural ingredients and sources (organic meats and vegetables from the local farmer's markets, fresh catch from the local fishermen). But we can make a pretty nifty drink too.
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33 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
(33 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 33 reviews
5 stars
(8)
4 stars
(12)
3 stars
(5)
2 stars
(4)
1 star
(4)
Food 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Service 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
1.7 / 3
Moderate
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for outdoor dining(15)
  • good for groups(9)
  • vibrant bar scene(8)
  • hot spot(7)
  • romantic(7)
  • fit for foodies(6)
Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East Reviews List
Review 1 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2009
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Review 2 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 7/29/2015
 2010
Dined on 7/29/2015
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/29/2015
 2010
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Review 3 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2010
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The swordfish and quinoa was good. The ambiance is amazing."
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2010
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Review 4 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Quaint, good food, romantic setting."
Dined on 7/13/2015
 2015
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Review 5 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

A memorable breakfast spot!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Although we went for breakfast on a Sunday morning, I plan to revisit again the next time we are in Montauk! Beautiful grounds, lovely poolside seating, food was good. I would imagine the evenings there would be magical as there are candles floating in the pool and the location is away from all of the crowds, that being romantic and quiet!"
Dined on 9/20/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 6 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 9/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2015
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Review 7 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/04/2015
 2012
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2012
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 8 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/02/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 9 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2011
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Review 10 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Beautiful restaurant

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Enjoyed my time there and had to write about it and recommend it on opentable"
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2012
Special Features: hot spot, late-night find
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Review 11 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Not open at 11a when I had my reservation!

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/24/2015
 2012
Dined on 8/24/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I was able to make a reservation for 11:00a on Open Table, but when I got there they let me know that they were transitioning from breakfast to lunch and not open until noon. Not sure why I was able to book a table for 11:00a."
Dined on 8/24/2015
 2012
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Review 12 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great setting. Great food.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Awesome outdoor setting. Live music. Delicious fresh seafood. Fire pit. Sofas. Crazy fun hang. Highly recommended."
Dined on 8/22/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 13 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nothing deep fried!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I needed a deep fried/lobster roll break, so backyard was a nice portal in to civilization.
Beautiful poolside dining!
We have an 8 year old and saw several tables with little ones.
We lingered after dinner and It did get busier and "hipper" after sunset.
Service was Great...pleasant and no nonsense.
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Dined on 8/15/2015
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 14 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Sole East lovely

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We have dined at Sole East Backyard twice this summer. Ambiance lovely....that is why we return. Food is just "okay" and is served very quickly....too quickly. Definitely room for improvement but definitely worth a try. Service incredibly friendly.....fun DJ playing music in the background....which can sound annoying....but was not. Good crowd. Recommend. We will go back in hope that the food improves...not giving up yet."
Dined on 8/07/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 15 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/07/2015
 2007
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 16 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2009
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 17 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 8/02/2015
 2011
Dined on 8/02/2015
 2011
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/02/2015
 2011
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Review 19 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Good for dinner; slow brunch service

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I would not recommend Sole East for brunch unless it was planned ahead of time and reconfirmed with the restaurant. We were told that they do not typically open before 11 AM (even though their listing on OpenTable shows hours before) and that in order have the waitstaff present before that time, you need to call ahead a few days prior. Unfortunately they were short-staffed when we went for brunch (1 waiter for all 10 tables, and unlikely the kitchen was any better-off) and we waited 45 minutes just for coffee. Our main dishes came out about 20 minutes later. Graciously, the manager offered us a cocktail each on the house. The food itself left much to be desired as it was not executed well.
However, despite my recent brunch I would still go back for dinner. On a previous trip 2 years ago for a large group dinner, we had great food in the beautiful setting of the backyard with strands of lights twinkling around us. The ambience, plus the live band, lively crowd, and lovely cocktails was enough to encourage me back - but only for evening revelry..."
Dined on 7/26/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 20 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2007
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Review 21 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 6/20/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 22 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The menu is totally different than what Open Table shows. The manager says they are changing the menu to find the right dishes!!
In any case, they were out of one of the 5 appetizers and the pasta with the brisket ragu was stuck together.
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Dined on 7/13/2015
 2009
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Review 23 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Try A Luncheonette

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The restaurant was very quiet on Sunday night, and it was unlikely to get busy because Sunday was the last night of the July 4 holiday weekend. Nevertheless, the meal was served as if the staff was desperate to get rid of us. Food was served with lighting speed and plates were picked up the moment the staff though a diner was finished -- without making any confirmation inquiry. The experience was very unpleasant and reminiscent of eating at the counter of a luncheonette."
Dined on 7/05/2015
 2005
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Review 24 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 7/04/2015
 2008
Dined on 7/04/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/04/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 25 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 7/02/2015
 2013
Dined on 7/02/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Absolutely amazing. The food even tops their great service."
Dined on 7/02/2015
 2013
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Review 26 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/28/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 27 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/29/2015
 2015
Dined on 6/29/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The scallops were delicious but I wish the portion sizes were a bit bigger."
Dined on 6/29/2015
 2015
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Review 28 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/21/2015
 2006
Dined on 6/21/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/21/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 29 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/12/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 30 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

gteat place. Good service. Great food

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Beautiful little hotel in montauk. Very hip. Great ambiance. Nice bat and clean cut bar crowd. The food is good. Very nice steak with home made chimmichurri. Excellent wives with sommelier around yet easy price point. The waiter was wonderful. Highly attentive staff."
Dined on 6/12/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 31 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/29/2015
 2008
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Review 32 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/24/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/24/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/24/2015
 2015
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Review 33 for Backyard Restaurant @ Solé East
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Not prepared to open

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/17/2015
 2011
Dined on 5/17/2015
 2011
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The restuarant was not prepared to open after being closed all winter. They had only a 6 item menu and were out of 2 things. We had a drink and went elsewhere to eat."
Dined on 5/17/2015
 2011
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