Sagaponack with its sea-shelled glass storefront and custom artwork has reopened in Flatiron with a new team and seafood-inspired menu.
Co-owner Kyungil Lee, formerly of Michelin-starred JeJu Noodle Bar, has tapped Chef Phil Choy (Dovetail, Boulud Sud) to reinvigorate the Sagaponack brand, named after the breezy coastal village in the town of Southampton. The menu takes diners on a culinary journey that spans from Long Island to the Pacific Rim and Mediterranean.
Oysters - raw, dressed and roasted – start things off topped with things like Siberian caviar and gochujang butter. An impressive Fluke Tartare follows with coconut, Marcona almonds, and tobiko placed tableside.
Larger plates bring Ricotta Cavatelli served under peekytoe crab, sunchokes, and Meyers lemon; ‘Nduja mussels with pork sausage and Calabrian chili in a rich tomatoey broth; and Seafood Paella with chorizo, saffron, and fennel sofrito. Thai Milk Cake with mango and pecans, and Earl Grey Crème Brûlée with fresh strawberries and mint add a sweet finish to the meal.
A rotating wine list and seasonal beers are offered, including IPAs, lagers, ciders, and a locally sourced pilsner from Montauk. Craft cocktails also evoke the sea with names like Seaside Sunset and Fiji Blue.
Sagaponack is located at 4 W 22nd St, New York, NY. For more information, visit saganewyork.com