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Mar 7, 2022
Roberta’s is opening an outpost in Montauk
The beloved Bushwick pizzeria is acting like any well-heeled New Yorker and heading east this summer
Roberta’s is acting like any well-heeled New Yorker and heading east this summer: The Bushwick spot, best known for its wood-fried pizza, is planning to open a location in Montauk.
Co-owner Brandon Hoy said he and his partner have been looking for a space in the posh neighborhood for a while, and they finally found the perfect location. The 5,400-square-foot space, located near the Montauk LIRR station, is taking over a former restaurant named Arbor.
Roberta’s opened in 2008 on Moore Street in Bushwick in a converted warehouse covered in graffiti, so the new Montauk location is aesthetically different. The location will seat about 165 people and has an outside patio and two bars. Hoy said the previous owners “did a really nice job” with its 2016 renovation, but it’s a “little too nice for Roberta’s.”
“We’re not looking at it as just the seasonal, pop-up,” Hoy told Behind the Hedges. “It’s, hopefully, something, that we can sustain all year round.”
Hoy added that the Montauk location can attract both locals and visitors alike. “I think we fit in both the worlds that exist out there—the everyday local people I think can really enjoy it and the people that are coming seasonal can enjoy it,” Hoy said.
Roberta’s Montauk location, schedule to open around Memorial Day, will be its fourth. In addition to Bushwick, it has a location in Brooklyn’s Domino Park and the not-Brooklyn location of Los Angeles.
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