Michael Ryan has spent his career in hospitality. He’s opened restaurants around the world.
But as a longtime Westporter, he’s always been fascinated by Longshore. The Inn — beautifully situated, now a bit long in the tooth — has enormous potential. The restaurant — now closed — also has the chance to be something special.
For the past several months, Ryan has worked on both properties.
He’s partnered with Greenwich Hospitality Group — owner of the Delamar Hotels, and the new operator of the Inn at Longshore.
Renovating the Inn is a long-term project. Fortunately for a few dozen brides, their weddings have gone on without a hitch (so to speak).
The big news is that a pop-up restaurant will appear soon, in the old Pearl space.
“La Plage” — French for “the beach” (though the menu will be “coastal,” rather than French) — hopes to be open by the end of July.
Work was underway this week. Floors have been stripped; the interior is lighter; the deck and patio are as inviting as ever.
“This spot deserves something special,” says Ryan.
Meanwhile, he is looking for help. The labor shortage is real. He’s put out a call for everyone: kitchen help, front of the house, bartenders, servers, hosts. If interested, email email@example.com.
And keep checking “06880” for news. The moment La Plage opens, you’ll know.