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1 Dock Walk, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY
+1 631-597-6028
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Cherry Grove, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great ambiance, great food, great crowd. The place to be for a sunset dinner. Since it is the best restaurant on Fire Island, there may be a wait so reservations are helpful and accepted. Seating at the bar can also be fun. A must visit if you are in the Grove. Happy hour at the bar is always full of... More 

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Thank annatirado
New York City, New York
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1,125 reviews
723 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We came for some drinks, appetizers and music on a Saturday night after season. There was a piano singer who sang hits and show tunes. We ordered some Martinis and few appetizers to start the night.

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1 Thank lollygal
Schenectady, New York
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

My spouse and I spent a week in Cherry Grove this summer. There are only a few dining options, but when we checked out the menu on the unassuming looking Top of the Bay we weren't moved enough to try it. However, on our final evening there, growing tired of the other options, we gave it try. Boy were we... More 

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1 Thank Dave L
Helsingoer, Denmark
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

My friend and I wanted to eat there and my friend has his service dog and the restaurant threw us out, he had all his papers ID for the dog ,manager is in route. And sat hate that you can get fake papers on the Internet.

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1 Thank Hugo1209
East Meadow, New York
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

What a huge disappointment. The food, from start to finish, was awful. The bread was completely stale and the butter portion was stingy. The seared pork appetizer was fatty thru and thru. I actually could not make myself swallow a lump of fat (lighting was too dim to read the menu let alone see what I was putting into my... More 

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Thank Ava J
Key West, Florida
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Very good food, wonderful sunset view, excellent wait staff. Food is on the more expensive side, but it was delicious

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1 Thank keywestelaine
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

As the title suggests, we had a great experience in Top of the Bay. The night before we had a reservation their special was beef Wellington. On making the reservation I commented that it was a shame that this would not be on the menu the following night. When we arrived for our meal we were informed that the chef... More 

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1 Thank palmspring
Dunedin, Florida
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This small, classy restaurant/ bar has a limited menu but enough to make everyone happy. Wed is Lobster specialty night, which is well presented and enjoyed by many. The panoramic sunset views from the main dining room adds to the delight of the diners. Make sure you time it correctly. The bar is well stocked, but the wine list could... More 

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Thank Robin G
East Hampton, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Top of the Bay has a fine menu, meats, fish, pasta, good wines, and excellent service from a staff that has been with the restaurant many years. The restaurant is on the Great South Bay and includes a view of the far shore and setting sun when dining.

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Thank RobStuart
New York City, New York
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Dinner at Top of the bay is excellent! Cherry Grove as a whole is a wonderful experience; from the ferry to Grove (albeit expensive) Fire Island is unlike any other place. The food is wonderful and the wait staff are very professional. The owner is a gem!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Dock Walk, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Fire Island  >  Cherry Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 631-597-6028
Description
google: "top of the bay", cherry grove, new york
This is the only eatery in Cherry Grove that deserves the title RESTAURANT. Please add it for I would like to review it. Thanx.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?