Westport’s newest restaurant opens Wednesday, at one of the town’s oldest, most favorite sites.
La Plage takes over the space previously occupied by Pearl, and before that Splash. It’s the restaurant portion of the Inn at Longshore, a property that has never quite taken advantage of its unique location: a spectacular view of the water, nestled next to a golf course and tennis courts.
If last night’s preview is any indication, La Plage will quickly become one of the town’s go-to destinations.
“La Plage” means “the beach” in French. The menu is “coastal.”
Greenwich Hospitality Group — owner of the Delamar Hotels, and the new operator of the Inn — has redecorated the interior, and updated its dishes, to take full advantage of its assets.
It’s a more-than-worthy addition to the Delamar’s other 2 noted restaurants, Artisan in Southport and L’Escale in Greenwich.
Shellfish selections include oysters, clams and shrimps, of course — and an octopus dish with chorizo, fingerling pepper and castelvetrano that will keep its Mediterranean sources hopping.
The “Baked/Grilled/Broiled” portion of the menu is highlighted by a grilled prosciutto pinsa with Bayley Hazen Blue cheese, figs, arugula and spicy honey; a lobster roll, and a variety of pasta, fish and meat dishes. Dessert includes a highly touted Ile flottante with vanilla English cream, caramel and almond, and more.
Much of the interior — light, bright, and beckoning “la plage” — comes from Serena & Lily. That’s just one more way Michael Ryan and his crew have taken Longshore’s venerable Inn, and given it a new Westport vibe.
La Plage will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, beginning this Wednesday. Click here for the menu, and reservations.