Business Briefs: Restaurant Openings, 1st Quarter Real Estate Results

The bar at Navy Beach.
The bar at Navy Beach. Doug Young photo

Montauk’s Navy Beach Restaurant Reopens for the 2017 Season


Navy Beach, 16 Navy Road in Monatuk, will reopen for the 2017 season on April 28 at 5 p.m. For opening weekend, the restaurant will be open for dinner Friday through Sunday and lunch Saturday and Sunday.

Navy Beach’s crab cake. Doug Young photo.

The beachfront restaurant will kick off its eighth season with signature favorites and the addition of new items to the menu. New items include a crabcake with pickled vegetables, Korean BBQ aioli and daikon sprouts, spaghettini pasta with cherry tomatoes, chilies, mint, ricotta, breadcrumbs and the option to add a one pound lobster, blackened Montauk Mako shark with charred tomatillo salsa, roasted corn, tortilla crisps and avocado, soba noodles with clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari, daikon Bok Choy and mushroom dashi.

One item is back by popular demand, the local tilefish with sushi rice, goma wakame and red curry coconut sauce. Additional seasonal items will be added as market-based specials. New to the ever-changing dessert menu will be the addition of ice cream from Montauk’s John’s Drive In, while coffee lovers can enjoy another local favorite, Left Hand Coffee.

The restaurant’s popular “Torpedo” service will be back this season for yachting clientele with a new and larger launch running weekends from late June through Labor Day. Yachts anchored in Fort Pond Bay will now also be able to order delivery from the restaurant via the eazyo app.

Navy Beach will be open weekends for early May, Thursday through Monday late May through early June and seven days for lunch and dinner from June 16 until Labor Day. For more information please visit or call (631) 668-6868.

Harbor Bistro Open for 12th Season

Harbor Bistro, 313 Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton, has opened for its twelfth season and the restaurant will serve dinner Thursday through Sunday starting at 5 p.m. Guests can also enjoy “Sunset Happy Hour” featuring $6 cocktails and $8 appetizers. Some menu selections are listed below.

Appetizers include a blacked beef Tataki with pancetta, soy beans, shiitake and a yuzu-soy butter sauce, crispy Kataifi-lobster bundle with citrus slaw, spiced sesame aioli and a Thai-chili glaze and chimichurri-grilled shrimp tacos with mango pico de gallo, cabbage and cumin lime yogurt.

Entrees include a pistachio crusted swordfish with crisp risotto cake, asparagus and a Tahitian vanilla-lobster sauce, a five-spice Long Island duck breast with eggplant, stir fry noodles, sesame-soy glaze and orange segments and a Togarashi shrimp linguine with pancetta, shiitake, asparagus and a lemon-soy emulsion.

For more information, please visit or call (631) 324-7300.

Town & Country Hamptons 1st Quarter Sales Report

Town & Country publishes seven market reports annually including four quarterly reports, a mid-year report, a year-end report and the top ten most expensive sales last week.

According to Town & Country, homes sales in the first quarter show a tremendous pull back on high-end sales. The firm monitors eight separate price ranges in 12 different markets. Across the board, none of the hamlets experienced an increase in the $10 million to $19.99 million, or $20 million and up price ranges. In all Hamptons markets combined, these two price categories declined by 83 percent and 67 percent, respectively.

The beacon in this report is Southampton Village where the total home sales volume jumped 93.6 percent, while the median home sales price shot up 87.5 percent to $3.75 million in 2017 from $2 million in 2016. The only sale greater than $20 million was 7 Old Town Road in Southampton Village for $26,000,000.

While nine of the 12 markets that Town & Country analyzes experienced declines in both number of home sales and total home sales volume criteria, the median home sales price rose in ten of the 12 markets. While the sales activity may ebb with factors such as the movement of stocks and bonds, the inherent value of East End real estate has long-term staying power, said founder and CEO Judi Desidero.

To view the full report or for more information, please visit

Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee.

200-hour Summer Yoga Teacher Training in Sag Harbor

Enjoy a 200-hour intensive summer yoga teacher training in Sag Harbor July through August with Colleen Saidman Yee, Rodney Yee, Tracey Toomey McQuade and Sarah Halweil on July 10 through 14, 17 through 21, 24 through 27 and August 9 through 11 with the daily schedule coming soon.

The summer intensive is designed to immerse participants in the study of yoga, enriching and strengthening personal practice, and preparing you to teach a set of safe Shanti-style sequences in a range of categories.

The group will be intimate, allowing for plenty of individual attention and mentorship, and guidance to establish a strong foundation for a lifelong study of yoga. The curriculum will include cultivating a daily home practice of asana, pranayama and meditation, teaching skills like sequencing, seeing and understanding bodies, manual adjusting and assisting, anatomy, philosophy and chanting.

It is recommended that applicants have a consistent yoga practice of at least one year immediately prior to commencing the program. Tuition is $3500 if registered and paid in full by June 1, otherwise $4000, with payment plans available. Applications can be submitted online at There is a non-refundable $250 application fee that will be applied toward tuition if accepted into the program.

For more information, please visit or call (631) 725-6424.