Expect even more buzz in Greenport this summer. The Lucky Bee is opening an East End hive.
The original Lucky Bee is situated on Broome Street in Manhattan. The next one is expected to open at the former address of Ile de Beaute, a French spot.
Last year, The Lucky Bee operated a pop-up restaurant in Greenport’s Gallery Hotel.
Owner-director Rupert Noffs said the earlier Greenport venture, in September and October, “was a wonderful success.” So, he said, the restaurant is returning, and an opening by Memorial Day is planned.
“This space is a lot bigger. A 100-seater,” he added.
The menu will be similar to that of the NYC Bee, under chef Matty Bennett.
The Broome Street restaurant offers dishes such as bacon-and-duck egg roll, a Vietnamese omelet with house-smoked haddock, steamed sesame-and-pork dumplings, twice-cooked pork hock bao buns, coconut-braised beef short rib, green curry vegetables, and whole fried fish with Sichuan salt and pepper and sweet chile jam.
This Bee will be at 314 Main St., Greenport. The Manhattan Bee is at 252 Broome St., 844-364-4286, luckybeenyc.com