When Terry Hasapoglou began renovating the Greenport restaurant most recently known asabout four months ago, he knew exactly what he wanted to do — change it back the way it was when it was the
And with the help of business partner Ed Healy and former well-known owners Jimmy McQuaid and John Hartwick, four months later, he did just that. The light blue interior of the is now reverted back to the dark woods and comfortable pub-like atmosphere of the Rhumb Line. The glass partition separating the bar from the restaurant area is gone and the focus on sports and pub food is back.
Hasapoglou, a seasoned chef and restaurateur from Bay Shore, re-opened the Rhumb Line on Front Street last Thursday and is awaiting approval from the village to officially rename the place again. He plans on a grand opening next week after his staff is fully trained and all the kinks are worked out.
“Jimmy ran one of the best places around,” said Hasapoglou. “I’m trying to upgrade the food with this menu and just run the bar the way he did.”
The menu, which Hasapoglou describes as starter menu and will be evolving, features a variety of classic pub-style appetizers, sandwiches and entrees featuring a lot of local seafood. But he’s also added a “build your own burger” menu, which is something not too many places on the North Fork have.
Coming off a career running the upscale Carriage House in Babylon, Hasapoglou said he’s looking forward to recreating the Rhumb Line – a longstanding Greenport go-to pub.
“I was doing a lot of eclectic and modern food at the Carriage House — extremely upscale American cuisine,” he said. “But I like pub food and I’m just trying to up the scale and bring more seafood into it.”
Rhumb Line is located at 34 Front Street in Greenport. Call 631-477-6922
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