North Fork residents will not have to wait much longer for a true “fish house” to emerge in Southold because the owners behind in Mattituck have signed a lease to open a new seafood restaurant, A Lure, at the
Tom Schaudel and Adam Lovett have signed a lease to run the what they describe as a “chowder house and clam bar” at Port of Egypt Marina in the Southold, in the building that formerly held the Seafood Barge. aMano chef Jeffrey Uguil will add his culinary expertise to the venture.
Last year, the restaurant underwent extensive renovations including the addition of a 100-foot wraparound waterfront deck, a double-sided indoor fireplace, and a self-service takeout window. When the renovations were completed, the owners of Port of Egypt searched for a lessee for the turn-key restaurant space.
aMano Chef Tom Schaudel said that he'd been looking at the location for a couple of months.
"We decided to go for it, because we're in love with the location and it was available," he said. "The North Fork could use a good seafood restaurant."
According to the menu, the 85-seat restaurant will feature local produce and fish. Menu items will include grilled and lightly sautéed striped bass, tuna, and swordfish, a raw bar, specialty salads, pasta, lobster, and a limited steak selection. A Lure promises to be one of the only local restaurants to feature Long Island wines exclusively. Schaudel and Lovett will play an intricate role in wine selection for the restaurant.
A Lure is scheduled to open in May.