Pearl at Longshore in Westport To Open In February 2016

CTbites Team

This just in from the team behind the new waterfront restaurant opening at Westport's Longshore Club Park.

Pearl at Longshore, the newly reimagined restaurant, dining and social experience at Longshore Club Park in Westport, Connecticut will open in February 2016 after an extensive restoration and revitalization under the vision of owners Marc Backon, Antonio Ninivaggi and a group of local investors. Pearl at Longshore will feature sophisticated, seasonally inspired, American cuisine to be enjoyed all year long overlooking one of the most magical settings in Connecticut that Westporters simply know as their backyard. Michael Hazen (previously Corporate Executive Chef at Bartaco) has been named Executive Chef and will create a menu of delicious, healthy meals that reflect the seasons and focus on the simplicity and flavors of the ingredients.
Marc Backon, a 20+ year resident of Westport said, “We are thrilled for the community to open a restaurant in Longshore and see our vision for Pearl at Longshore come to life."
“Guests will experience what is truly, uniquely Pearl”, passionately stated Antonio Ninivaggi, owner of Fairfield’s Osianna—“beginning with the sophisticated seasonal American cuisine and enhanced by the restaurant design that flows from the natural beauty and captivating views from the Inn at Longshore.” Designer Bilal Barakat has captured the spirit and history of Longshore and infused itthwith a rustic chic and cosmopolitan feel.
The centerpiece of Pearl – its menus – will include Chef Hazen’s modern cuisine including traditional seafood dishes, grass-fed beef and fresh, seasonal produce with a variety of organic, healthy and gluten free selections. The expansive bar and remodeled lounge will add to the inside and out dining experience where patrons can enjoy one of their many personally selected wines, craft and micro-brew beers, or traditional and handcrafted cocktails.
Pearl’s unique features and amenities will also include ‘Pearl in a Box’, a takeout fare menu, and a new level of customer-centric hospitality whether guests arrive by car, golf cart or foot. The offerings of Longshore Club Park ensure Pearl will be a constant in the community with fun, activities and special menu offerings as the seasons change.
Pearl at Longshore will be open every day year-round for lunch, dinner and late evening cocktails with a lite fare.
To learn more about Pearl at Longshore, please visit


About Pearl at Longshore

Pearl at Longshore is a Westport, Connecticut restaurant focused on seasonally inspired, sophisticated American cuisine. Nestled on the scenic coastline at Westport’s historic Longshore Club Park, Pearl offers one of the most stunning views in the area and is a meeting place for the community to eat, drink, relax and enjoy all year round. Actively involved in the community, Pearl and its staff are dedicated to providing the best customer service and experience for their guests. Pearl is located at Longshore Club Park, 260 Compo Road South, Westport, CT 06880 and at