Maui Chop House has opened in Rocky Point, bringing a taste of Hawaii to the former site of celebrated gastropub, BBD's.
BBD's, which stood for beers, burgers, and desserts, is expected to open a branch in Manhattan later this year. Ralph Perrazzo, owner of BBD's, opened a big branch of his restaurant at the Palace Station Hotel in Las Vegas in 2018.
BBD's successor delivers a tropical theme. Expect main courses such as skirt steak with pineapple salsa; pan-seared mahi mahi with spicy avocado salsa; beef and onion meatballs with sweet-spicy pineapple and Sriracha glaze; a burger capped with Cheddar, pineapple, and grilled Spam; a pulled pork sandwich with raw onion, chopped pickles, and mango slaw; macadamia nut cream pie; and haupia, a coconut milk custard with vanilla and pineapple, topped with toasted coconut, mango, and berries.
The dining room menu also is available for takeout orders. Main courses are in the $13 to $42 range. The most expensive item is a 16-ounce rib-eye steak. Appetizers are $11 to $22, with a tuna poke bowl at the high end. Lunch dishes are $13, with $6 sides. A children's menu is $7.
"We are officially open for business," said owner John Louis, formerly general manager at Country Corner in Setauket. His father's side of the family came to the United States from Portugal in 1905 and eventually settled in Hawaii. Louis said the Maui Chop House menu will be expanded "in a month or two."
Maui Chop House is open from 4 to 11 p.m., Monday to Wednesday; and noon to 11 p.m., Thursday to Sunday.
Maui Chop House, 49 Rte. 25A, Rocky Point, 631-849-1620