The Menhaden joins numerous vintage boutiques, antique shops, fine restaurants and cultural offerings already crammed into the coastal town of Greenport Village; the new 16-room boutique design hotel an exciting opening on the North Fork of Long Island, adding to an already stellar lineup.
Pronounced men-hay-den and named after the forage fish found in nearby waters, the hotel might be considered petite, but it certainly doesn’t lack in the style or service stakes—high-end hospitality combined with modern amenities, contemporary design and North Fork’s only hotel roof deck making this an exceedingly attractive destination for design-savvy travellers.
Guest rooms are painted stark white, the neutral colour palette chosen to evoke the light and airy feeling of home, and each are combined with natural accents of wood and greenery, luxury finishes, high thread count linens and large windows; many of which look out over the water. Local artist Scott Farrell’s works hang on the bedroom walls, his photography of boat hulls a mixture of the abstract and the modern with maritime roots. A Smeg fridge is stocked with complimentary snacks and drinks, whilst the spa-like bathrooms feature amenities by Roam, a small female-owned business that offers vegan, gluten and cruelty-free American-made products.
The light-filled lobby leads onto The Merchant’s Wife café which serves up gourmet sandwiches, salads and snacks and Four Five coffee. It’s a fine pitstop for breakfast, or to stock up on supplies for an afternoon picnic. For dinner and weekend brunch, the lounge of the same venue offers a fresh and healthy menu packed with dishes such as grilled squid and charred octopus; seared jumbo sea scallops; lamb sliders; and locally-caught striped bass a la plancha, all of which are served alongside a full bar and extensive wine list. Up above, The Menhaden‘s guest-only roof deck is the place to get cosy with friends and loved ones around fire-pits; enjoying the views over Greenport Harbor with a heavy glass of red or two.