A New England fish shack called Day Boat Cafe is coming to the spot where One and Innovo used to be at the foot of Main Street in Irvington.
The restaurant will keep the original wood ceilings and beams of the building, but otherwise the interior is being completely renovated to be casual, friendly and modern, with white plank floors and tile and lots of grey and black accents. The wait staff will wear black polo shirts and black Converse sneakers.
There will be nautical lights, but the restaurant will not be theme-parky, says chef-owner John Durkin, who owns the restaurant with Gus Panopoulos; Vas and Jennifer Mylonas, who own Frankie & Johnnie’s in Rye; and Russ Panopoulos, owner of Frankie and Johnnie’s in Manhattan.
The signature dish will be a lobster roll and French fries. The menu will also include steamed lobster, lobster pot pie, crab cakes, steamed mussels and a raw bar with oysters and clams by the piece. There will also be whole fish, roasted and grilled.
“We’re trying to stick with locally sourced stuff,” says Durkin. And he means tuna from Montauk, Long Island wild bass and other local fish. Durkin also owned the Day Boat Cafe in Roslyn, Long Island. The restaurant was lost to a fire, but after the partners open in Irvington, they will rebuild.
Gus Panopoulos says during the renovations, the partners also ripped up the floor to install a draft beer system at the bar. They’ll be carrying local beer (Captain Lawrence for sure) and Long Island wines, too.
They hope to open March 1.
Day Boat Cafe, 1 Bridge St., Irvington. 914-231-7854.