Sonoma Grill East has opened on Main Street in Riverhead. It takes over the restored midcentury Chase Bank building that started its post-financial life as the restaurant known as The Riverhead Project, which closed a year ago.
The restaurant is an offshoot of Holtsville's Sonoma Grill and has a similar crowd-pleasing menu of drink-friendly starters, burgers, pizzas, salads, pastas and signature wraps, made with house-made, grilled-to-order dough. Wraps, burgers and pizza are all priced below $15; most mains are less than $20.
The partners in the new restaurant -- John Cestare, Matt Demar and Ed Marinelli -- licensed the name from the owners of the Holtsville location. This is the first of what the three partners hope will be a number of area franchises.
Sonoma Grill East is at 300 E. Main St., Riverhead, 631-591-3877, sonomagrilleast.com.