Media Quotes

The Pridwin

Quotes in the Media about the Pridwin Hotel


The East Hampton Star
By Sheridan Sansegundo

“Over the years, if there is one thing that has annoyed readers it had been when their favorite undiscovered gem of a restaurant has been outed with a rave review. Well, sorry, guys, but I’m going to do it again. This time it is The Pridwin Hotel, that large hotel at the very end of Crescent Beach on Shelter Island that, particularly in the winter, is somewhat reminiscent of the hotel in “The Shining.”

“My prejudices began to melt with the fast and attentive service, with a better selection of bread and rolls than I have seen anywhere this summer, and by the recommendations on the menu of a suitable wine to accompany each entrée.”

“We were on a flower-filled deck high above the bay, with a breeze that blew away all memories of the sweaty inferno of the previous days.”

“There were two soup specials, an unusual cold soup of peach and melon, a little like a liquid fruit salad with a bit of a zip, and the most wonderful mussel chowder that had the whole table exclaiming in greedy delight.”

“The crab cakes with slightly spicy Jamaican sauce were great, and as crisp as they should be, and the seared blackened sashimi-style tuna ($10) was also immaculate.”

“Pridwin-caught mahi-mahi and lightly grilled tuna were served with an outstanding polenta.”

“The excellent herb-roasted rack of lamb cost $30 but was such a large portion that one chop was abandoned because everyone felt too full to finish it.”

“The Pridwin is a find and, since it is always such a relief on a midsummer weekend to jump on the ferry to Shelter Island to escape the happening Hamptons, it goes on my definitely-will-return-on-my-own-dollar list.”


The Hampton Resident

“Nestled between the twin forks of eastern Long Island, Shelter Island is a true oasis: a combination of beachside beauty and old New England charm.”

“The entrée selection far exceeds that of any backyard cookout, with filet mignon to order, grilled yellow fin tuna in a Hawaiian marinade, juicy herb-grilled chicken and tender spare ribs.”

“In the end, the service is friendly and the staff always ready. Whether taking advantage of the Wednesday cookout or enjoying a sunset meal other days of the week, The Pridwin is a delightful alternative and option to the sometimes ‘too-buzzing’ Hamptons restaurant scene.”


Long Island Pulse
By Dick Scholem

“The Pridwin Beach Hotel and Cottages on Shelter Island has a wrap-around deck outside its restaurant where diners savor summer as few others can. Set on Crescent Beach, facing Southold Bay, The Pridwin Restaurant’s graceful porch-like deck is an ideal place to luxuriate in summer sunset scenes of shimmering water and distant sailboats.”

“The roasted rack of lamb – four pink, shallot breadcrumb rusted chops – were thick, tender and tasty. Shrimp Provencale – six sautéed shrimp atop noteworthy fettuccine – was tossed with an admirable mix of fresh spinach and garlic. And soft puffy, medium-sized grilled sea scallops were nicely browned and served with a savory, roasted red bell pepper coulis.”


New York Post
Featured in “Hamptons Survival Guide: East End’s Main Events”

“Legendary Wednesday Night Cookouts: July 4th The Pridwin Beach Hotel & Cottages; Catch the ferry to Shelter Island for an all-you-can-eat cookout with fresh local veggies and fish, sit poolside with fireworks in the distance, add a live band, and you’ve got an all-American July 4.”

Zagat Survey
“Sitting on the porch ‘looking out over the bay’ offers ‘breathtaking views’ say surveyors about this ‘traditional’ Shelter Island seafooder, which is only open in the high season; while its ‘timeless’ feeling can translate to ‘more old than hip,’ some report the ‘ordinary’ menu ‘has improved and are amused by the ‘young, cute’ staffers, calling it fit for a ‘bargain breakfast’ or sunset dinner before a concert at the Perlman Music Camp.’”



Well Wed Magazine

New York Magazine
Profiled in the New York Magazine’s special Weddings edition as a “charming” rehearsal dinner and brunch location.

“Mingle over quiche an homemade doughnuts amid sparkling ocean views at Shelter Island’s charming Pridwin Hotel.

The New England Bride
Featured in The New England Bride as “a favorite casual summer wedding destination”

“The Pridwin s a favorite casual summer wedding destination nestled between the North and South Forks of Long Island, New York. The hotel and restaurant have one of the most beautiful water views on Shelter Island, well-honed service and a New American-style menu based on local, fresh ingredients.”

“Wedding menus include all-time-favorite, filet mignon, with fresh seasonal fish as an option. In June, guests can expect to be offered fresh Pridwin-caught fish such as cod, bass, fluke/flounder; and as the summer progresses. Tuna/mahi mahi. The fish is caught by The Pridwiwn’s owner, Richard Petry and his son, Gregg, from the waters around Shelter Island and off Montauk, vegetables are from nearby farms and wines from award-winning local wineries.”


Hamptons Cottages & Gardens

Profiled in “Best of Season: a sampling of the best in this best of all possible places”

“Guests Runneth Over: When your home reaches maximum capacity, there are other ways to take care of your guests. The Pridwin in Shelter Island offers waterfront cottages with fireplaces.”

New York Magazine
Selected by New York Magazine as a “retro family fun” retreat on the North Fork: “For a budget-friendly sampling of retro family fun, rent a station wagon and head to the North Fork, where humble motels are plentiful and the activities are delightfully nostalgic. Plan your trip post-Memorial Day to assure open restaurants and beach-worthy weather.”

“After dinner, pack up and catch the North Ferry to Shelter Island. Avoid André Balazs’s hipper-than-thou Sunset Beach and instead check in to one of two modish Fred Bernstein-designed cottages at The Pridwin Hotel.”

The Yankee Trader
September 2006

“The Pridwin Beach Hotel & Cottages on Crescent Beach offers the best of Shelter Island.”


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Over the course of the too-long winter we will be offering specials to our past guests and loyal website followers.  If you’d like to receive notice of such offers, please send us an e-mail and we will add you to our list.   To do so, just send a quick e-mail at [email protected]