Bistro 72 in Riverhead (Hotel Indigo)

Bistro 72 in Riverhead (Hotel Indigo)

Years ago, a Best Western sat off of exit 72 of the LIE, just next to Tanger Outlets. It wasn’t anything much to look at. It did its job; catering to those looking for a quick getaway to the entryway of the north fork, or a respite between shopping marathons. With time, the tide has changed and the new owners have not only Manhattan-ized the hotel (read: trendy), they’ve also installed Bistro 72, serving up fantastic drinks and cuisine.


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Bistro 72 is set up rather nicely. There’s the main bar area / lounge area that is also home to a few tables for full service. A side room is always set up for either regular dining or private affairs. In the warmer weather the back doors open to the back yard; complete with outdoor fireplace, lounge chairs and outdoor seating. There’s a pool as well that is in full blast during the summer.


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Dishes on the menu are locally sourced where they can. The assortment of steak, poultry and fish dishes rival those of any restaurant on the island and since it’s located in a hotel, they’ve got a few tricks up their sleeves that most restaurants don’t have.


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Beyond the hotel and Bistro 72, they’ve got some pretty great things happening for both the local area residents and the visitors to the hotel. They’ve got live music certain nights of the week in the lounge area and also have both wine tastings and wine tours to some of the area’s best wineries and producers.


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As the summer progresses and the local area heats up, we’ll be posting more about Hotel Indigo and Bistro 72. Until then, head on out east to check them out and see what all of the buzz is about.


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Bistro 72
1830 West Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
631-369-3325


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