DECEMBER 2017 • LONGISLANDPRESS.COM 63
FOOD & DRINK
Maine Maid Inn reborn as One North
New Scotto Bros. spot billed as a restaurant with a Mediterranean soul
One North, the Scotto Brothers’ new Mediterranean
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THE BEACON GROUP
seafood restaurant, debuted Nov.
13 in the renovated former Maine Maid
Inn, a historic landmark in Jericho that was
a stop on the Underground Railroad.
The much-anticipated opening comes after
the restaurateurs spent millions modernizing
the structure, which had fallen into
disrepair before they purchased it in 2013.
The result is an upscale casual locale serving
up coastal European-inspired cuisine
with an open kitchen concept and private
“I think it’s by far the nicest restaurant on
Long Island today,” said Anthony Scotto,
president of the restaurant’s parent
company. “It is something Long Island has
Scotto leads a hospitality group that also
runs Blackstone Steakhouse in Melville,
Rare 650 Prime Steak & Sushi in Syosset,
Insignia Prime Steak & Sushi in Smithtown,
and several catering halls and hotels.
One North proved unique from the start. The
Town of Oyster Bay gave the house, built in 1789,
landmark status a year before Scotto bought
it. The new owners took care to maintain the historic
character of the building by reusing some
materials and replicating others that couldn’t be
salvaged. Patrons will find it a welcoming space
with warmth and texture, rustic wood and highend
“The menu, like the place, is very different,”
Executive Chef Ron Gelish cooked up a menu
that includes whole fish, imported burrata
and meats, сrudo, fresh and distinct pasta and
salads, delectable desserts and a top-flight
What’s more, Scotto donated the first week of
sales to three causes: Heroes to Heroes Foundation,
Cohen Children’s Medical Center and the
Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
One Main is located at 4 Old Jericho Tpke. in Jericho.
They can be reached at onenorthrestaurant.
com or 516-605-1400. —TB
Anthony Scotto is the brains behind One North.