A Claudio’s Closing


Claudio’s Restaurant in Greenport, a National Historic Landmark that opened in 1870 and recognized as the longest continuously-family owned  restaurant in the United States, has been sold, according to a news story posted by  Southold Local yesterday. The legendary Greenport Village  harborfront eatery, which is currently closed for the season, is in contract and the sale is expected to close in mid-February, says the report.

No word from the Claudio family yet on the official website, though the restaurant posted this on Twitter yesterday.

Back in October,  The Suffolk Times broke the news that restaurateur Michael Barrett– who Hamptons residents might know by his association with  Montauk’s Shagwong and Harlow East in Sag Harbor–had applied for a liquor license for the Claudio’s property. This year would mark the 146th season for the landmark seafood eatery.

Here’s my latest Post update — January 23.  –HPG


6 thoughts on “A Claudio’s Closing

  1. I’m a Greenport resident and I will miss the Claudio’s Sign but not the food. There are many locals here that didn’t dine at the restaurant. Yes, it is family owned, but they weren’t always nice to their neighbors and every Saturday night in the summer we had to listen to their outdoor bands till 4am. Claudio’s was known for it’s seafood – if you would like to experience really good seafood in Greenport go to our new restaurant American Beech on Main Street or Noahs on Front – of course, not everyone will agree with me…
    Claudio’s was a great icon to see coming home on the Ferry – KB

  2. I am a local in the the real estate and private money lending business, Hamptons Financial. I would not want to speak other people’s business. However, I cannot just watch this speculation without comment. I am certain that the place that we all know and love will go on without anyone noticing.

  3. Claudio’s is not usually frequented by the Hamptons set. Claudio’s is a place for North Fork locals, folks from the west end of the island, and boaters from Connecticut. Why is a restaurateur from the Hamptons buying in Greenport? Will Claudio’s be serving $20 cocktails and $50 fish n’ chips next summer?

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