Reserve your stay at the Pridwin
FROM THE BLOG
July 6th, 2016
What was it like vacationing at the Pridwin in the early days, back in the late 1920s and early 1930s? In many ways, not so very different than it is today. Of course, there wasn’t a pool overlooking the bay (there was a tennis court on that site), there weren’t private baths (there were shared baths in rooms until the early 1960s), there wasn’t air conditioning in the rooms and hotel (the cool breeze has stayed the same!), and cocktails were illegal (it was Prohibition!).
But much has stayed the same. Not many hotels today are made of wood, so the Pridwin really has more the feeling of a classic inn. The Pridwin has always been known as a place where “one could get a good meal,” and we will always strive for that to match our singular water view. Speaking of which, the view looking out from the Pridwin has not changed since it was built. Pretty remarkable!
We have sought to maintain the same comfortable feeling of the lobby. Back in the day when there was no television nor much in the way of recorded music, the guests would congregate in the lobby to hear someone play the piano (sometimes they might even roll up the rugs to dance) or do magic tricks. The current movie room was a ‘card room,’’ where people would retire after dinner to play cards with their nightcaps.
The dock remains one of the best places to take a swim on the eastern seaboard. Sure, the pool is wonderful, but nothing (nothing!) beats taking a swim off the Pridwin dock at high tide.
July 2nd, 2016
The first Pridwin cookout of the season is tonight in conjunction with the fireworks offered by our fireworks-loving neighbors in Greenport to celebrate July 4th weekend. This special cookout begins at 6 PM with the famous Pridwin all-you-can-eat BBQ with beer and wine until 9 pm after which we all can relax a bit for the fireworks, which typically begin around 9:30. The soundtrack tonight will be deep tracks classic rock!
A week from tonight, July 9th, the Pridwin hosts another special fireworks cookout to commemorate the increasingly sensational Shelter Island Fireworks. Again we will be serving from 6-9 PM this time with our classic “Summer of Love” soundtrack.
Please call in advance to book for these special cookouts, so we can be sure to accommodate you and your family or group: 631-749-0476.
June 19th, 2016
The Pridwin restaurant and bar is open to the public for the 2016 season, beginning with dinner this evening, Sunday June 19. We then serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily through Labor Day. We could not be more excited for this season.
There are many fantastic updates to the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus thanks to our Executive Chef Swainson Brown who heads up an all-star culinary team, which includes Keith Marty, Marcel Iatonni, and Elvin and Alex Munoz.
JP Torrealba, the man who makes it all happen, again oversees the Pridwin restaurant and bar. Come meet our new bartender, the charismatic, master mixologist Shane Christenson.
Our first cookout of the season will take place on Saturday, July 2 to celebrate the July 4th weekend with Greenport’s fireworks. The first Wednesday Night Cookout takes place on July 6 with live music after by Majik.
Shelter Island jazz man Dennis Raffelock returns Tuesday nights (beginning July 5) to lead a weekly swinging, mellow jazz jam.
To make life easier, the Pridwin restaurant can now be booked on OpenTable, but we always enjoy an old-fashioned phone reservation as well: 631-749-0476. For Wednesday night and other cookout reservations, please do call the old-fashioned way! We can’t wait to see you this season.