The Merchant’s Wife Restaurant Opens in Greenport

The Lounge at The Merchant's Wife restaurant
The Merchant’s Wife lounge at The Menhaden Hotel

The Merchant’s Wife, Greenport’s newest restaurant, opened last week at The Menhaden Hotel. The Merchant’s Wife offers a casual cafe on one side of the lobby and a sleek restaurant-lounge on the other. Plus, the only roof top lounge in the Village.

Let’s start with the sun-filled cafe offering coffee, cold brew, pastries, grab-and-go sandwiches, salads and snacks. Pop in and check it out. There is an entrance off Third Street. Perfect if you are planning a picnic, or hopping on the train or Jitney.

The cafe offers a variety of grab-and-go options

At the restaurant and lounge, settle in at the sleek bar or at cozy lounge seating and enjoy a cocktail or wine and then order from a menu of small plates with a varied options and reasonable price points under $20. Selections include grilled squid and charred octopus, beet and artichoke salad, flatbreads, lamb sliders and many more options. There are a handful of entrees available too. And, brunch is served on weekends.

Small plates offered including these seared scallops (Menhaden photo credit)
Meet friends for dinner or brunch at The Merchant’s Wife

Guests of the The Menhaden can enjoy the only rooftop deck in Greenport. The roof lounge – for hotel guests and hotel-sponsored events – features sweeping views, a bar, lounge seating and fire pits.

The roof deck with lounge seating, bar and fire pits

A team comprised of local food and beverage experts, plus Ralph Lauren, Todd English and Hudson Hotel alumns are developing the dining spaces in the hotel.

brunch item from menu
Brunch is served on weekends (Menhaden photo credit)

The Menhaden is a 16-room boutique hotel on the corner of Front and Third Streets. The hotel’s name, Menhaden, stems from Greenport’s roots as a fishing village (Menhaden is a type of fish, bunker to be exact) and the maritime theme carries through in the decor and the art. Excavation of the hotel uncovered historic bricks, bottles and horseshoes and even the mast from one of Greenport’s storied whaling ships.

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