Huntington’s popular brunch spot ‘The Shed’ expanding to Plainview this summer


The Shed Restaurant is bringing all-day brunch and its comfort food favorites to Plainview next month. 

“It’s cozy and it’s going to be good fun here,” said owner John Tunney on his new Shed location at 1511 Old Country Road. Tunney is hoping to open in mid-July.

The Shed serves a variety of dishes, from pancakes and omelets to burgers and steak sandwiches.

This is Tunney’s third Shed location. He launched this brunch concept in Huntington in 2017; then later expanded to West Sayville in 2019.

The Shed’s latest location will be opening in Country Pointe Plainview, a condominium complex created by father-and-son duo Michael and Steve Dubb.

“These guys are the best,” said Tunney, who also owns Besito Mexican restaurants and Ballo Italian. “It makes it a fun deal to do.”  

Between the 4,000-square-foot interior space and outdoor area, the restaurant will hold approximately 85 seats.

Prominent décor like Huntington’s signature rabbit wallpaper by artist Hunt Slonem is expected to adorn the walls of the space. 

Artwork from Peter Diem of Holland, who is known for painting flying cows, and Tunney’s brother, Peter Tunney and his positive, American-themed pieces, will be featured in the new Shed spot, too. 

Tunney says the fun energy on the inside continues outdoors as well, with plans of a put and green area in the backyard of the building. 

Customers can enjoy the tranquility of the water behind them, Tunney said, and a fire pit is going back there too for people to circle around while drinking cocktails. 

The menu remains consistent to the other Sheds on the island and just like the other properties, The Shed Plainville maintains the feel of being “off the industrial path.” 

“I like details, those are what end up exceeding people’s expectations,” Tunney said. “You have to think in a way that’s anticipatory vision: get them what they want and what they need before they ask, and provide an environment that lets you relax and feel good.” 

Below are progress photos of The Shed in Plainview. Check back in with GreaterHuntington for a sneak peek of the finished space and food.

Photos are by Andrew Theodorakis of Yellow House Images.

Top: Exterior of The Shed Plainview, launching this summer.