Rowdy Hall Comes to East Hampton
Wandering down the Alley known as Parrish Mews in early 1996 found us wondering what was happening behind those Arts & Crafts windows? None of our guesses were correct, at least not until the rumors circulated around the village. There was certainly the copper-topped bar and glowing fireplace that initially greeted guests who were also wondering what was new in the Mews?
A Marriage of an English Pub & a French Bistro
The team behind the Honest Man Group were busy cooking up something different for the Village of East Hampton. A small bite of an English Pub was about to enter into a serious relationship with a delicious taste of a French Bistro. The marriage, through all the years, has been nothing short of spectacular!
This marriage of cuisines has allowed for all the favorites to be well stewarded on the Rowdy menu. French Onion Soup with the essence of onion only achieved from many hours of slow cooking. There are a few classic salads with Mr. Smith’s in the top spot. The Rowdy Burger, Fish & Chips, Moules Frites, Escargot and Steak Frites are all traditionally excellent! And a lobster roll that is simply lobster meat, warm butter, thyme on a potato bun.
The Rowdy Family
But this combination of Pub & Bistro is more than the excellent food and warm ambiance, it is all about the people! There is a relationship between the team that shows up at Rowdy every day to cook and serve, and the guests that call Rowdy their other home. They are a family, and for the newcomer the price of admission is simply walking in the door and saying hello. Many have been a part of this family since the doors opened and are looking forward to a few more pints and the rugby matches they accompany.
About the name: “Tucked away in the Parrish Mews on Main Street, Rowdy Hall takes its name from the turn of the century boarding house frequented by artists who visited East Hampton. According to local lore, when church-going locals would pace the place still full of revelling guests on Sunday mornings, they declared the establishment to be a Rowdy Hall.”
Lagniappe – A few Links that tell the Rowdy Story!
- Joe Realmuto – The Honest Man Behind Nick and Toni’s Magic. Meet the chef behind the most quintessential Hamptons restaurant—and so much more.
- The Impossible Burger Arrives at Rowdy Hall – But one thing is for sure: The Impossible Burger is as close as a vegetarian (or discerning meat-eater) can get to the real deal.
- Joe Gonzalez – I first met Joe at Dave’s Grill in Montauk in the 1990s; we became friends at Rowdy in East Hampton. A bartender’s-bartender who certainly knows your name!
- Nick and Toni’s – Fine Food With a Family Heart – An early proponent of the slow-food movement, the restaurant formed relationships with local farmers and fishermen
A classic mix of English Pub & French Bistro
Outdoor Seating in Season
Lunch & Dinner Menu
No Reservations Necessary
10 Main St East Hampton NY 11937
Please Call – 631-324-8555
You can also find Rowdy at Facebook & Instagram & Zagats
See you at the Bar!