The former Grey Horse Tavern is reopening as JT’s Farmhouse, this Thanksgiving eve, Wednesday, Nov. 27. The establishment’s new owner, Justin Templeman, a Blue Point resident, also owns and operates JT’s on the Bay and JTs Café (both in Blue Point), as well as JT’s Hideaway in Patchogue.
The former Grey Horse owners, Irene Dougal and Linda Ringhouse, announced back in May they were selling the restaurant, which had become known for its farm-to-table menu and music stage, which catered to local artists.
It wasn’t long before Templeman and the Blue Point Co. co-founder, Peter Cotter, were buying the shuttered property. Templeton has reportedly stated that he would like to change the menu a couple times a year and use local products when feasible. Shane LeBlanc, a former executive chef from New York City’s Park Avenue Tavern, will be running the kitchen.
The building has operated as a tavern since its completion in 1868.