Marc Rowan’s new hospitality group, Montauk Asset Holdings (MAH), is opening year round bistro Lulu Kitchen & Bar this Thursday, April 27 in the former home of Doppio Artisan Bistro at 126 Main Street in Sag Harbor.
With a kitchen helmed by French-trained chef Phillippe Corbet—who boasts several years experience in Michelin-star rated restaurants as well as top tables throughout Long Island—the restaurant is focused on “woodburning cuisine” from an in-house woodburning grill and oven where the majority of food will be cooked.
The open kitchen serves as a centerpiece for Lulu’s1,800-square-foot space, which offers casual lounge-like dining in front with excellent Main Street people watching through its French doors, as well as comfy leather chairs and banquettes with wood tables. A large zinc-topped bar anchors the front section with ceiling-high, open-lighted shelving for spirits.
An open garde manger station will display fresh vegetables atop a marble counter—where the menu’s cold items are prepared in the open—and a homemade bread station.
The rear of the space will offer tablecloth dining with rustic chandeliers, exposed brick walls, vintage European mirrors and leather chairs. A back deck will make available outdoor dining under an awning with chic but casual patio seating and potted plants for ambiance.
Chef Corbet most recently began working with MAH last season as head of the kitchen at Arbor in Montauk. His brainchild, the woodburning cuisine theme is the fulfillment of Corbet’s lifelong culinary dream to execute an entire menu using the unique and flavorful cooking style.
Offering lunch, dinner and a late night menu, Lulu Kitchen & Bar’s menu focuses on local bounty, including seafood platters with Montauk Pearl oysters, topneck clams and tuna tartare available throughout the day. Other appetizers such as crab spread with asparagus, avocado, diced smoked salmon, lemon zest, sour cream and wasabi tobiko served with grilled farm bread and pickled onions; Grilled heirloom cauliflower with spicy LI grapes, toasted sesame, tahini and white balsamic vinaigrette and mint oil; and house meatballs with wood fired roasted tomato sauce and goat cheese risotto, round out the starters.
The restaurant expects wood fired pizzas will be a popular item with creations such as the Market pizza with prosciutto, onions, raclette cheese and tomatoes; and the trufata with Stracciatella cheese, wild mushrooms, arugula and truffle oil. Additional entrée selections include a signature wood oven cast iron market fish with roasted garlic, baby bok choy, pee wee potatoes and lemon juice; organic chicken with porcini rub, potato gratin, market vegetable and mustard jus; coal roasted vegetable pot au feu with seasonal vegetables and house broth, smoked aioli and spicy mustard; and grilled prawns with saffron rice and smoked ratatouille. Weekly specials will also be available.
Lulu Kitchen & Bar opens on Thursday, April 27 and will be open Monday– Saturday 12 p.m.–12 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m. on Sundays. A special late night menu will be offered nightly from 10–11:30 p.m. Call the restaurant at 631-725-0900 or visit lulusagharbor.com.