NYC chef Galen Zamarra to take over Sound View hotel restaurant

The restaurant at the Sound View hotel will soon open with a Manhattan chef at the helm. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy, inset — courtesy photo)

The restaurant at the Sound View hotel will soon open with a Manhattan chef at the helm. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy, inset — courtesy photo)

A New York City-based chef and the co-owner of a highly rated West Village restaurant will operate a Soundfront restaurant in Greenport this summer.

Galen Zamarra, chef and partner at Mas (Farmhouse), will oversee food and drink at the Sound View hotel including the soon-to-open restaurant The Halyard. A June opening is expected.

The eatery will feature a seafood menu with classic American dishes as well as a piano bar and lounge, a pool and beachside bar and private event space, according to a representative for the hotel’s owners. The menu will feature New England-style seafood offerings like lobster beignets, duck cassoulet and whole grilled fish, the rep said.

The recently renovated waterfront hotel is expected to reopen in June as well.

Zamarra, a James Beard Award-winning chef, could not immediately be reached for comment. However, he told Eater NYC that he will source from local farms and that the Greenport restaurant will be more casual than Mas (Farmhouse).

Mas (Farmhouse), which Zagat described as “splurge-worthy” with “relaxed but stellar service,” has been closed since a fire broke out in July 2016. However, its website says it will reopen soon.

The Halyard will join two other New York City-based restaurants that are opening Greenport outposts this summer. The Lucky Bee will soon open a second location on Main Street and Frank DeCarlo of Peasant will operate at the former home of Scrimshaw on Preston’s Wharf.

Other new restaurants slated for the village include PORT at the former home of Blue Canoe, The Olive Branch Café on Front Street and Andy’s at the former Rhumb Line location.

Sound View, a formerly family-run Greenport institution, was sold by members of the Levin family to Eagle Point Hotel Partners LLC in early January 2016.

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