The Long Wharf space on the harbor that was the longtime home of B. Smith’s and more recently of pricey Harlow East is finally occupied. And the prices just might lure you in.
While rumors swirled all spring about another upscale city spinoff taking Harlow East’s place, Richard Decker quietly debuted the casual and inexpensive Decker’s Bar and Grill on July 8. Decker is a local entrepreneur and former owner of Taps in North Sea. He currently owns and operates Studio 89, a fitness club, in Sag Harbor.
Not much has been done to the interior of the new restaurant. Blue vinyl tablecloths cover the tables, surf boards decorate the bar area, and local photographer Bryan Downey’s striking pictures of surfers and other locals hang on the walls. Blender drinks from the bar add to the beachy feel.
The menu couldn’t be simpler: steamed clams ($19), fried shrimp ($16), and deep-fried mozzarella balls ($8), salads ($12), a chicken sandwich (($16), lobster rolls ($26), burgers ($14), and fish and chips ($16). “Industry Tuesday” specials should attract the hardworking staff of area businesses. There will be live music most nights. The view of the harbor is priceless.
Open 7 days, from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 10 p.m., and later on Fridays and Saturdays.
Decker’s Bar and Grill, 1 Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, 631-899-3226