Duryea’s Orient Point will reopen its beach club to a whole new experience this summer.
The club, an extension of the restaurant at the site, will have a new menu, rearranged seating, a DJ series and more.
“This year, we’re treating the beach club as a new opening,” said Erin Johnson, director of people and culture at Alchemy Hospitality, which owns Duryea’s in Orient Point and Montauk, as well as Lulu Kitchen & Bar in Sag Harbor.
“It’s a little more intimate, there’s more energy,” she said.
The beach club has views of Gardiner’s Bay, with a boho-chic aesthetic. The food, a separate menu from the restaurant by executive chef Philippe Corbet, is Mediterranean-inspired and will include a raw bar, Mediterranean spreads and Asado barbecue brochette skewers.
“[Corbet] has a knack for spreads — the different sauces, the hummus,” Johnson said.
There will be several different seating areas at the beach club for different group sizes, from the smaller groups closer to the water to larger cabana-style areas for six to 10 people. This year, Duryea’s will be offering reservations for the first time, whereas in the past seating was exclusively first-come, first-served. Johnson said that there will always be some spots set aside for walk-ins.
“It gives you the option to plan your day,” she said. “If you’re going to come all the way to Orient Point, you want to know that you have a place to hang out.”
Boat owners can also travel to Duryea’s and dock their boat in one of the slips at the marina.
Johnson hopes that folks will enjoy the beach club this season, as there’s nothing else quite like it on the North Fork.
“Contrary to Montauk or other places in the Hamptons, where you can bounce to Surf Lodge or Ruschmeyer’s, if you come all the way around here, this is it!” she said. “We want the beach club to extend someone’s stay … during COVID, customers wrote in saying they felt like they traveled after coming here.”
The Beach Club at Duryea’s Orient Point (40200 Main Road, Orient Point) will be open Friday through Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. starting June 25. Visit duryeas.com for more information on reservations.