Restaurant Roundup: Prohibition Kitchen

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Restaurant Roundup: Prohibition Kitchen

Photo Credit: Kevin M. via Yelp

Photo Credit: Kevin M. via Yelp

Photo Credit: Kevin M. via Yelp

Photo Credit: Kevin M. via Yelp

Sophia Martuscello, Contributor

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I recently had the pleasure of attending a soft opening to the Prohibition Kitchen restaurant in Port Jefferson, which is when the restaurant first opens and only serves invited guests such as friends and family. The owner, Lisa Harris, has been a family friend for as long as I could remember. She is a long time local food-industry entrepreneur who used to run and own Caffe Portofino in Northport and founded Sunshine Breakfast Cookies. She currently owns a donut shop called East Main & Main in Port Jefferson which is around the block from Prohibition Kitchen. The restaurant is filled with wooden booths, tables, and a beautiful bar with a overall vintage aesthetic. Their menu was a collaboration between Chef Gustavo Guerrero, Tom Fazio, and Lisa Harris and contains a large variety of foods including stuffed waffles, flatbreads, sandwiches, and more. Lisa’s son Jack, a Northport High School graduate, is one of the cooks at the restaurant. Their breakfast options are served all day and the names of each item on the menu are very clever and cute, including “Thinking about the Gym”, “Twilight Zone” and the “Crack of Dawn”. I was able to try their “8 Slice Death Punch” sandwich which is a grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and melted burrata, American and Gruyere cheeses. Another one of their famous items is the “Dirty Mother Clucker”, which is a fried chicken sandwich served on a glazed donut.

The current hours of the restaurant are Tuesday through Thursday 11am to 10pm, Friday through Saturday 10am to 10pm, and Sunday 10am to 8pm, although Lisa says depending on the flow of customers, the hours may differ in the future. If you are interested in a fun new restaurant, check out Prohibition Kitchen 115 Main Street in Port Jefferson. You can reach them at (631) 473-0613 and check them out at prohibitionkitchenpj.com.