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Grey Lady to Open on Its Namesake Nantucket With David Nevins as Chef

The restaurant has locations in New York City and Aspen, but it's named for Nantucket, where the business partners met 20 years ago. A Boston location could be on the way as well.

Grey Lady New York
Grey Lady New York

A restaurant called Grey Lady is set to open in the former Bamboo Supper Club space on Nantucket by the time Figawi, a huge annual sailing event, rolls around on Memorial Day weekend, co-owner Ryan Chadwick tells Eater. A familiar Boston face has joined the team as chef — David Nevins, whose resume includes stints at Todd English's Olives and Kingfish Hall, Neptune Oyster, Nix's Mate, and the Neighborhood Restaurant Group (Biltmore Bar & Grille, Local 149).

Chadwick and Grey Lady co-owner Callum McLaughlin ("a lifelong Nantucketer") opened the New York location a few years back in Manhattan's Lower East Side, serving a New England-inspired, seafood-focused menu and taking the name from Nantucket's fog-inspired nickname. They just expanded out to Aspen a few months ago and figured that Nantucket "would be another great seasonal location," according to Chadwick.

The space, located at 2 Chins Way, has been vacant for over three years, but the old Bamboo Supper Club had a popular run lasting over a decade. The Grey Lady team is currently remodeling the space, which will include a tin ceiling for a 1902 Lower East Side tenement building.

The menu is meant to be "affordable" — they're trying to keep pricing under the $30 range, Chadwick notes — and some dishes from the other locations will make an appearance, like clam chowder and a lobster roll. The bun for the roll will be made by a local bakery replicating the buns that the New York location sources from Balthazar. On the beverage side, there will be cocktails on tap, as well as very local beers from Nantucket-based Cisco Brewers.

The team may also expand to Boston proper in the not-so-distant future.