Thursday, May 22, 2008

Love For the Surf Lodge


While the voting is still going on, one new Hamptons spot that didn't make it to the poll is the Surf Lodge in Montauk. The refurbished hotel and restaurant space is a late entry to the game, but whispers from all around are leading many to believe that this could be the place of 2008. And with the all star Cain team, Kamali, and Sam Talbot all lined up behind it, you'd be a fool to bet against them. Just yesterday, Jayma Cardosa let us know her thoughts, saying

I have and will always love entertaining and sharing the joys of life with my friends. One of my secret joys has been my summer retreats to Montauk. It is here that I've found moments of great happiness, peace and enjoyed the simplicity of beach life. It is also in Montauk that I will realize one of my life time dreams of owning a hotel. I hope to see you this summer in a beach town that I hold doubly dear to my heart.
She sure knows how to sell it. So maybe, just maybe, it's location in Montauk is a benefit, making sure those who go the extra mile will be justly rewarded. Only time will tell, but our money is on the Surf Lodge.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

DBH - no nod to Urban Daddy? They featured this place (and used the same pic) in their May 16th email.

DBTH said...

No nod. Never said we were breaking any news. Just our thoughts on the venture.

teabag said...

Funny -- Urban Daddy probably gets their news from here rather than the other way around -- it is hardly a scoop. Anyway "Good Night Mr. Lewis", which our friendly DBTH actually does read, posted about Surf Lodge back in April --- but it was no big secret, Jamie has been talking about the place for a while.

Anonymous said...

fuck urban daddy and get a life anon 947

DBTH said...

exactly teabag.

teabag said...

I'm going to Surf Lodge this weekend, so I'll let you guys know the score.

Anonymous said...

Um, did you read their web site? I think a third grader wrote all of the text. Yeouch -- hire a proper PR person, writer or copy editor, please!

Anonymous said...

Very curious to hear thoughts & opinions. Sounds interesting, a pretty original idea and something I think would appeal to people who may otherwise be a little jaded with the scene in South. But Montauk?

Anonymous said...

Ill let you know the score now.The place is great i was there for the soft opening last nite. I hear julian marley is playing sunday on the deck, should be a good time.Rob Mckinley is the brains behind this one.All you dorky williamsburgers will be cooing over this place.

Anonymous said...

this place is going to come and go very fast....

not a spot for a town like montauk

it's kinda lame

Anonymous said...

he Surf Lodge
183 Edgemere St., Montauk
P: 631.238.5190
This first one on our list is, by far, the douchiest. This $350/night hotel/bar/restaurant/outdoor deck comes to you from the owners of GoldBar and Cain (site of the infamous “models and bottles” era) and is sure
to be packed with the same crowd of people you go there saying you want to avoid but secretly enjoy the company of Expect an an excess of cash and a deficit of personality. The website’s description of the bar includes the phrase “THE apr├Ęs-surf spot,” and says the deck will host concerts from “big name artists.” The “big name” opening Memorial Day weekend? Julian Marley. That should give you an idea of what sort of “celebrities” this place will attract.

teabag said...

It's sad when jossip posts a negative "review" of places that aren't open yet, but it's quite a bit sadder to repost that here as if it were a contribution to the discussion. Chin up buddy -- you'll get to actually go to one of these places yourself someday.

I had a good time there; it's like sunset beach, but the layout is a better for a substantial sized party. There were a few celebs there but I don't think the promoters were on duty -- no random tables of models, just trendy people.

It's probably not a good substitute for someone who'd enjoy being packed like a sardine in Dune, but the share houses that frequent Dune are already used to close quarters. To each their own.

Mark said...

My girly and I drove past that place on Sunday eve and it looked like a typical Hamptonsesque clusterfuck. There were tons and tons of Range Rovers, BMWs etc. parked alongside the highway. There seemed to be a deck that looked packed, which was somewhat surprising, since it was freezing outside. Anyway the hilarious thing about the Surf Lodge is its location. It's not or even particularly near the beach. In fact, it actually overlooks a lake. The Surf Lodge is the polar opposite of Montauk. I wonder just how well they'll do, particularly as there are no Jet East's or Dune's nearby. I mean what are you going to do go to the Surf Lodge's bar every night?!?

Anonymous said...

I checked into The Surf Lodge this weekend. While I was checking in, the front desk received wiftle balls and bat. A staff member from The Surf Lodge went to pick it up for one of their guests because they over heard him mentioning he'd like to play wiftle ball. End of story is the service was outstanding, food was amazing and they have sweet bikes to tour around town and the beach. My take, was they aren't trying to be a Hamptons club, just a great retreat from the city.

Anonymous said...

If you are a NYC yuppie, this is the place for you. As for the owners. GO BACK TO JERSEY. TAKE YOUR SOUTHAMPTON CLIENTEL W/ YOU. NO LOCALS LIKE YOU.

Scott said...

I'm a big fan of Jayma Cardoso, everything she touches turns to gold. Seeing that she hails from Brazil, I suspect she knows beach. Count me in.

Anonymous said...

hated it, this ruins montauk.

the yuppies will get sick of the drive so i'm not too worried

please dont support this place, we are NOT part of the hamptons