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About the Building

The current structure of North Fork Table & Inn  is thought to have originally been the home of the Payne Family. Constructed in the second-empire style (a style also known as the Napoleon III style: typified by highly eclectic architecture and decorative arts from many different historical styles) sometime between 1765 and 1790, the structure premiered in the hospitality industry as the Sunrise Inn in 1909 under J.W. Post.

Around 1949, the hotel become the Southold Hotel as it changed ownership to Jimmy Hallas. It was purchased in 1975 by Robert and Christine Hascoat and become La Gazelle (a French restaurant). In 1998, Chef Aristodem “Arie” Pavlou took ownership of the space and created Ceour de Vignes L’Hotel & Restaurant Francais. The hotel and restaurant focused on French cuisine and influences from Chef Aries’ native Cyprus.

The History of North Fork Table & Inn

The North Fork Table & Inn has been a source of culinary excellence since its creation in 2006 by celebrated husband and wife duo chefs Gerry Hayden and Claudia Fleming. Opened as one of the original farm-to-table restaurants, the inn quickly became a staple of both the North Fork and New Yorkers wanting NYC quality with North Fork charm.  

Upon the passing of Chef Gerry Hayden in 2015 from ALS, Chef Stephen Bogardus took over as Executive Chef, followed by Chef Brian Wilson.


In 2019, Restaurateur & Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser took ownership. Fraser and his team revitalized the historic property and reimagined the dining experience while staying true to the ethos he shares with the founding owners.