Summer Comes Early to Westhampton with Reopening of Buoy One

Buoy One in Westhampton will quietly re-opens later this month. Photo courtesy of Buoy One

Westhampton’s Buoy One, the cult favorite that expertly combines delicious food and drinks with an incredible vibe is finally about to reopen after undergoing an extensive renovation for seven months.

“Three main things drove our design,” co-owner Rob Pollifone said. “A well functioning fish market and take out area. A fun bar and outdoor dining area. And an overall Westhampton beach and boating feel to the interior. I think we nailed it.”

You’ll be able to judge for yourself when Buoy One quietly re-opens later this month. They’re keeping the exact date under wraps, but expect to be fully up and running by May.

Pollifone and his sister Lorraine Girard opened Buoy One in Riverhead in 2003, taking over a small fish market and takeout place and increasing the in-house dining until it became a staple of the Riverhead dining scene. In 2010, they expanded to Westhampton.

The core menu including these seasoned clams will remain the same. Photo courtesy of Buoy One

“From the beginning in Westhampton I always wanted to add the seafood market and takeout element of our Riverhead Buoy, but couldn’t put the investment into something that was short term.” Pollifone said.

After purchasing the Westhampton space, they closed the building for renovations in July of 2016. Gone is the nautical but dated interior and in its place is a modern, matte white interior accented with artwork and linens to create a breezy, unpretentious, casual Hamptons style.

Wait until you see the new Buoy One in Westhampton. Photo courtesy of Buoy One

While the interior is completely new the core menu that made Buoy One the must-visit for all things seafood remains mostly the same. The special boards will now change daily, there’s a new gluten-free menu and a brand new cocktail menu.

“Chef David Girard will have some surprises up his sleeve,” Pollifone said. “Oh, and when visiting the new fish market be sure to pick up a bottle of Chef Dave’s famous Thai Glaze.”