Little Fish set to open this April on Kenny’s Beach in Southold


There’s a brand-new restaurant that’s hitting the scene on Kenney’s Beach in Southold.

Nestled in the wind- and salt-swept dunes of Long Island Sound, Little Fish hosted a sneak-peek event for friends and family last fall. The official opening happens in April.

This was the former longtime spot of the mainstay Elbow East, which was sold to the owner of 668 The Gig Shack in Montauk last year. The building has been completely renovated.

For Gig Shack fans, the Little Fish team assures, you’ll still be able to indulge in the Gig Shack’s Montauk classics — such as the Tuna Taquitos and Caesar Salad — at the new North Fork Spot.

Then there are those spectacular nightly sunsets over Long Island Sound.

“Little Fish is a place where you can meet your friends for a drink, to enjoy live music and get an excellent bite of food,” said owner Arden Gardell. “You want to come to Little Fish to escape the hustle and bustle of dining in downtown Greenport.

“Despite all the hurdles, Little Fish coming to Kenney’s Beach has been a dream come true. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome guests into our beach oasis.”

The menu will tie in elements of the Caribbean, Mediterranean and coastal Northeast.

North Fork chef and DJ, Ryan Barth-Dwyer, will be executing that coastal-inspired menu in the kitchen. He joined the Little Fish team from Greenport’s popular Kontiki and Gallery Cafe.

If you go

Little Fish is located at 50 N Sea Drive in Southold and will be serving dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and lunch from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in the spring. Summer hours are to be determined. Check back for the exact opening date. (courtesy photo)