“Last Hope Lagoon” Comes to Montauk

If you love Montauk, and its stunning ocean beaches, then you will love the feeling when you walk into the “Last Hope Lagoon Restaurant and Wine Bar,” where you’ll feel like you’re under the sea.

Owner Kim Papas has transformed her former “John Papas II” restaurant into an underwater paradise, with an exhibit of mystical, magical, and whimsical mermaid prints by artist David Delamare, of Oregon.

“I saw them when I was vacationing in the Caribbean last winter, and I just loved these mermaids, and thought they’d be perfect for Montauk,” Kim Papas said. “So I contacted the artist, and now I have 75 of his framed prints, which will be for sale, as well as his cards and other artwork.” She will be doing a gift shop on site so her patrons can take home a piece of this sea-style creative artwork, which also includes fairies and other themes.

Kim got so inspired by David Delamare’s artwork, that she even created a new menu, naming her delicious steaks, seafood and Greek dishes after some of his paintings. For example, there is “Mermaid and Anchor” Soup du jour, “Fairy Moon” Mozzarella Sticks, “Mermaid and Mirror” Taco Salad, “Castaway Chicken Scampi,” “Warning Moon” Shrimp sauté, “Fishbone Elixir” fresh fish, and “Curious Deep”chocolate sundae, on the “Mermaid Tavern Menu” and other menus as “Waiting For Her Ship,” and “Under the Crescent Moon.” Children and families are also welcome at this creative theme restaurant.

At the “Last Hope Lagoon,” you can choose between Chef Diego’s fine dining inside, with his fresh seafood, steaks and Greek specialties, and the newly painted creamy beige walls, shells, beach grass, and starfish decorating the windows and tables, or their casual Beach Bar and Grill outside on the deck, overlooking the beautiful ocean beach.  Every day is Happy Hour outside at their fun Oceanside Tiki bar, from 5-7 p.m. And if you prefer a more upscale experience, from 4-11 p.m., you can sit at the new Wine Bar, enjoying this relaxing, mystical seaside ambience.
So come learn the 300 year-old legend of the “Last Hope Lagoon,” which is a romantic fantasy inspired by the art of David Delamare, about mermaids, sailors, and ships, and his Alice in Wonderland prints, as well. The Last Hope Lagoon is open seven days in season, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You might just find some romance!
Located at The Royal Atlantic Beach Resort, at 126 Emerson Avenue in Montauk. For more information, call 631-668-1511.