09/29/15 9:10pm

Top Photo: Cookies and cream pancakes at Sonoma Grill in Riverhead. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Restaurateurs Matt DeMar and John Cestare have heeded the call of hungry Riverhead area residents in search of a downtown brunch spot for after church services or weekend youth soccer games.

Sonoma Grill Riverhead, which opened in late August, is serving up wraps, pastas and brick-oven pizza inside the former East Main Street bank building that most recently housed the upscale restaurant the Riverhead Project.

But on a recent visit, the real stars were the eatery’s brunch offerings, which include cookies and cream pancakes ($12, made with Oreo chunks) and Nutella crepes with a house-made filling ($9). These are decadent dishes sure to sate your sweet tooth. (more…)

02/12/15 3:26pm
The former Riverhead Project on West Main Street in Riverhead. (Credit: file photo)

The former Riverhead Project on West Main Street in Riverhead. (Credit: file photo)

A new restaurant located at the site that most recently housed The Riverhead Project could open by the end of March.

Owners Matt Demar and John Cestare, who updated the Riverhead Town Board on their plans for the building at at meeting Thursday, said they plan to feature live music as well as food at the location, which will likely be called Sonoma Grill. The pair signed a lease in November.

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