Claudio’s In Greenport Re-Opens this Weekend. What’s Different? Plenty.
Posted On 05/21/2019
Claudio’s in Greenport reopens all three restaurants this weekend with a new look, a retractable roof on the wharf, an upstairs bar, and a full line-up of music for the holiday weekend.
Here’s what to expect:
Claudio’s Clam Bar is now called Claudio’s Waterfront. The new owners completed an overhaul of the wharf to update and secure the docks and bulkhead. Also, additional seating was added along with a new stage for live performances. The music line-up this weekend includes early bands in the afternoons and evening bands from 10pm-2am.
One of the most notable changes is a retractable roof over the wharf, allowing patrons sunshine…or protection from the rain when necessary. Dining options include burgers, chowder, raw bar and more.
And, across the parking lot at Claudio’s main historic restaurant, interior renovations include a bar with views on the second floor and a private-dinner wine cellar. In the main dining room, the century-old bar remains with the addition of high-top tables, banquet seating and a few extra TV screens. The menu features, of course, plenty of seafood. And, a bar menu offers some casual light treats.
Crabby Jerry’s offers casual fare and a self-service window along with a Tiki Bar overlooking the Harbor. Find a variety of items including steamed mussels, clam strips, local cherrystones on the half-shell and a kids menu.
The Player-To-Be-Named-Later is a new pizza joint. Claudio’s is collaborating with NYC pizza “connoisseurs” and will announce those plans soon. Last summer, Lazarra’s Pizza ran a take-out window on the property.
Claudio’s Shirt Shack is opening at 111 Main Street, the storefront next to the main restaurant.
Parking and Dockage: Parking is $10 per day. Dockage fees are $1 per foot for three hours. Or, $3 per foot overnight.
Claudio’s in Greenport changed hands last year after 148 years in the same family. Attorney Perry Weitz and his son, David, plus Ian Behar and Ryan Sasson of Strategic Financial Solutions now own the property. The restaurants are managed by Stephen Loffredo and Tora Matsuoka of Seasoned Hospitality.
In a press release sent out last week, Claudio’s owners said the changes uphold Greeport’s history while adding contemporary style. And, they intend to offer more local products including craft beer, wine and spirits as part of their culinary program.
MUSIC: On Friday, May 24 Claudio’s will host Hopefully Forgiven from 4pm-8pm and then Peat Moss and the Fertilizers from 10pm-2am. There is no cover charge as a special kick-off celebration.
On Saturday, Hopefully Forgiven returns from 1pm-5pm followed by Hot Date band from 10pm-2am.
For more on the Memorial Day local music line-up at Claudio’s and around the North Fork, go to our Music Calendar at https://northforkandknife.com