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Forbes: October 2019

The Ultimate Fall Getaway To North Fork, Long Island

Set in the heart of Greenport, The Menhaden opened over the summer and with 16 rooms in total, this chic little boutique offers a sweeping roof-deck perfect for early morning yoga or sunset drinks as well as a communal galley on each floor that’s filled with complimentary snacks. The hotel is also home to a new restaurant, The Merchant’s Wife which offers brunch and dinner fare consisting of locally sourced ingredients. The location can’t be beat, and the hotel even offers bikes as well as a Menhaden Moke, which is available to scoot around town in free of charge.


My Domaine: September 2019

This Gorgeous New North Fork Hotel Is About to Change the Hamptons Scene

“I had the pleasure of staying at The Menhaden this past summer with two girlfriends, and suffice to say, it served as the perfect foundation for one of the best weekends of the season. From the second we pulled up to the stunning black-and-white property (a theme mirrored throughout the decor inside), we were met with top-notch service, from making sure that the room was perfectly comfortable to setting us up with a dinner reservation at the hotel's restaurant, The Merchant's Wife…Our room was pristine, with crisp white walls and bedding, loads of natural light, and a gorgeous bathroom featuring black penny tile and a large glass shower stall. Each room also features abstract, nautical photography by local artist Scott Farrell, bringing a bit of color to the space.”


We Heart: September 2019

A new addition to the appealing North Fork of Long Island, The Menhaden is a light-filled design hotel combining style and service...

“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. “


Fairfield County Look: September 2019

Napa + Cape Cod = The North Fork

The Menhaden is an upmarket, 16-room boutique hotel in Greenport’s picture-perfect town center. Extraordinarily comfortable beds, a well-regarded small plates restaurant called The Merchant’s Wife, popular coffee shop, and rooftop terrace make it a destination in itself. Snacks are available 24/7 in each floor’s Galley and a copy of Moby Dick is placed bedside in case guests are inspired by their seafaring surroundings. Hotel guests have access to bicycles and a car as well as a crackerjack concierge staff that’s only a text away. Interested in a private visit to an oyster farm, flower fields, or Shelter Island? How about a cooking class or harvest dinner? (For non-fishing folks, a menhaden is a type of herring that was once abundant in the area.)”


DuJour: September 2019

This Long Island Hotel is What Dreams Are Made of

“This 16-room boutique hotel has a black-and-white décor theme, with a minimalistic, hip feel. Pass by coordinated bikes (available to guests) outside before entering the lobby, where modern-yet-nautical touches abound. Once you enter your room (with keys! No plastic cards here!) you’ll be struck by how much light plays off the mostly white furnishings, keeping things airy and bright. Need a snack? Each floor features a galley kitchen, with local favorites like North Fork Potato Chips, local pastries, and a Smeg fridge stocked with drinks and yogurts. It was honestly one of the highlights of my stay.”


Hamptons Monthly: August 2019

The Menhaden

“Make your summer getaway into a winter stayaway at the Hamptons’ newest luxury lodgings: Greenport’s The Menhaden. This 16-room boutique hotel expertly channels its surroundings, with clean lines and thoughtful nautical décor….Post up on the roof and let the team at The Menhaden spoil you….You’ll be kicking back on the rooftop with a cocktail, high above it all, feeling like the king or queen of the universe.”


Hamptons Magazine: August 2019

Meet the Chef’s Wife

“Tara Nicosia, [is] the head chef at The Merchant’s Wife, located at the new and incredibly chic hotel The Menhaden, in Greenport…. Nicosia is standing on her two feet, helming The Merchant’s Wife, a quaint, tapas-style restaurant that features a coastal Mediterranean menu…. Some of the standout items include striped bass a la plancha with olive oil mashed potatoes and charred lemon vinaigrette and seared sea scallops with minted pea salad, yogurt and salsa verde.”


Westchester Magazine: July 2019

Enjoy an End-of-Summer Respite at The Menhaden in Greenport

“The historic coastal town of Greenport is perhaps the cutest of the North Fork villages, and there is nowhere better to stay than The Menhaden, a newly opened boutique property smack in the middle of town…From the moment you approach The Menhaden’s distinctive building, you sense the tranquil vibe within. The cohesive black-and-white color palette running throughout the hotel lends a delightfully modern twist on beach décor….We can’t think of a better place to enjoy a bottle of rosé at sundown than this relaxing space, with two firepits, a bar, and killer views of Greenport Harbor and Shelter Island….You’ll sleep soundly in any of the ethereal rooms at The Menhaden, decorated purposefully in neutral tones with natural accents of wood and greenery.”


Forbes: July 2019

Inside The Menhaden, North Fork’s Newest Destination Hotel

“As for the accommodations? My room was airy and flooded with natural light, with soothing grey and white tones enhancing the already chill vibes. Though the space was simply appointed, I had everything I needed to properly decompress… (To this day, my travel partner and I still gush about those magic mattresses.).…While the rooms are lovely, it’s the common areas that really shine…But arguably, the best perk to staying at The Menhaden is having access to the galley. Located on each floor, it’s stocked with a sink, coffee machine, all-day snacks (like North Fork potato chips), and a Smeg refrigerator filled with beverages galore, from San Pellegrino to grapefruit juice from Natale’s Juice. In the mornings, complimentary yogurt and baked goods are put out for breakfast, and if your sweet tooth kicks in later in the day, help yourself to a Häagen-Dazs ice cream bar from the freezer.”


Wall Street Journal: July 2019

A Weekend Getaway That Outshines The Hamptons

“You can still book a dreamy hotel this summer….The Menhaden, just-opened in the spring, houses 16 rooms…. hat do you get? A luxury, minimalist aesthetic—be sure you love white—with the feel of a private club and a roof deck open only to guests.”


Hospitality Design: July 2019

The Menhaden Arrives on Long Island

“Beyond the lobby lounge, all 16 accommodations feature an airy ambiance that blends a neutral palette with natural accents of wood and greenery. Guestroom corridors are outfitted with a curated gallery of drinks and snacks. In addition to the onsite grab-and-go concept in the lobby, the Menhaden is also home to the Merchant’s Wife, a modern and moody Mediterranean eatery, where a flexible dining room layout includes two lengthy banquettes and small tables. The space is adorned with black and white décor offset by handpainted botanical designs of local artist Kara Hoblin.”


Harper’s Bazaar: July 2019

The Best Last-Minute Weekend Getaways From New York City

“Greenport’s newest hotel, The Menhaden, is modern, classic and relaxed with the friendliest staff you will ever meet. Enjoy the North Fork’s only hotel roof deck and easy access to all the North Fork has to offer, including local vineyards and the beach.”


NY Post, Alexa: May 2019

Explore the new North Fork: The buzziest hotels, restaurants and vineyards

The Menhaden (from $349), in relatively bustling Greenport, weaves seamlessly into the village’s fisherman-chic aesthetic (it’s cheekily named for a stinky fish used as feed), with 16 rooms tastefully done in mostly black and white, except for the cool Smeg fridges stocked with gratis local bites like North Fork chips, hand-creamed butter and fresh pastries.”


Marie Claire: April 2019

Weekend Guide to the North Fork: Where to Stay, Eat & Drink

“book a stay at The Menhaden whose namesake (a type of herring fish) and chic nautical décor is a nod to The North Fork’s maritime history. Located in the heart of Greenport Village, the 16-room boutique hotel, opening this May, is walking distance from the town’s popular restaurants, vintage shops, and artist galleries.”


Time Out New York : July 2019

Be Here Now

“For accommodations, you’ll find the cream of the crop in Greenport. The latest to open, The Menhaden checks all the boxes: just steps from the Harbor, the hotel offers neat, bright rooms, a breezy rooftop, complimentary bikes and a private water taxi to Shelter Island.”


The Sag Harbor Express: May 2019

Greenport Gets Serious About Dining

“Completely new from the ground up, The Menhaden hotel plays to both its audience and the community. A nod to the village’s fishing roots, the hotel’s name is a simple yet profound way of emphasizing their desire to add to the culture of Greenport. Contrasting white and black inside and out, the boutique hotel and restaurant is clean, bright and sophisticated, yet approachable to guests and locals.” 


Marie Claire: June 2019

Book These Hamptons Hotels For Your Next Summer Getaway

“Okay, it's not technically in the Hamptons, but if you find yourself on Long Island's North Fork, book a room at The Menhaden….little perks, like heated bathroom floors and a well-stocked pantry with local snacks, make the charming hotel extra special. Enjoy weekend yoga classes on the rooftop or a night cap by the fire pits, and let the helpful concierge plan a local excursion, like wine tasting at one of the 149 vineyards in the area or a day of boating on the Long Island Sound.”


Newsday: June 2019

The Menhaden Hotel Opens in Greenport

“a stylish and elegant new 16-room boutique hotel in the heart of Greenport Village that also offers exclusive private experiences for guests and a private water taxi to Shelter Island.”


Dezeen: July 2019

The Menhaden hotel offers salute to maritime heritage of Long Island

“Guestrooms are designed to ‘evoke a feeling of home that varies from room to room’. White walls establish a setting that is "light and airy", complemented by whitewashed furniture and a neutral colour palette that leverages green accents and salvaged driftwood.”