Maison Close restaurant in Montauk was destroyed by fire just hours before its planned Memorial Day weekend opening.
A press representative for the new Maison Close Montauk sent a message Friday morning: "We are sorry to announce that last night a fire claimed Maison Close Montauk at 435 East Lake Drive. The team is thankful that no one was hurt and for the assistance and bravery of the Montauk Fire Department. They are cooperating with authorities as they investigate the matter."
A recent press release stated, ""Blending the most iconic aspects of New York and French culture, Maison Close Montauk transports the lively vibe dining experience that originated in SoHo to Montauk.The new al fresco atmosphere features dock and dine slips for boaters and a luxurious outdoor area for guests to soak up the sun and unwind into the evening. Helmed by Executive Chef Geoffrey Lechantoux, the waterfront bistro offers a menu of sophisticated yet accessible dishes that will transport diners to St. Tropez," the release said.