In Huntington, Hush Bistro Is Popping Up at Prime This Summer

Photo courtesy of Chef Marc AnthonyBynum

Here’s some exciting news out of Huntington: Hush Bistro—Chef Marc Anthony Bynum’s beloved soul food-inspired restaurant, which closed late last year—will be popping up all summer at Prime.

From Friday, May 24 through Labor Day Weekend, the Hush Pop-Up will take over the area known as the Dockside at Prime and offer guests a taste of Bynum’s signature eclectic cuisine in an immersive space.

“We are bringing the Prime guest a completely new experience this summer. There are so many incredible things to see in and around Long Island. The Hush Pop-Up was created to give our guests an experience they really can’t find locally” says owner Michael Bohlsen. “The seasonal space enables us to take a creative risk by stepping outside of our typical model and integrating something unique for the summer.  For a few months, guests can lounge and eat in a creative, communal space, while still experiencing the quality that Prime is well known for.”

Of course, Prime is known for more than just its quality. Owned and operated by the Bohlsen Restaurant Group, Prime is rightly renowned for its unparalleled view of Huntington harbor and, like its sister restaurants, its dogged (and constantly evolving) pursuit of excellence. Just last year, for example, the restaurant underwent an extensive renovation and opened its own oyster bar. This year, the restaurant has transformed its outside space into the perfect, imaginative stage for Hush—complete with an Insta-worthy mural designed by a local artist that you’ll definitely want to check out.

The star of the show (and your Instagram account), however, will undoubtedly be the food. Menu offerings at the Hush Pop-Up will include kimchi burgers (7-ounce chicken burgers topped with hoisin barbecue sauce, kimchi, a sunny-side egg, micro-cilantro and sesame seeds on a brioche bun), 1/2 roasted chicken (served with a buttermilk biscuit, chicken jus, maple butter and wild berry jam), watermelon salad (served with feta cheese, micro basil, honey, balsamic reduction and Marcona almonds), plantain nachos (topped with pork belly, cheese fondue, tomato, avocado, sour cream, jalapeño, micro-cilantro and red radish), lobster rolls (topped with plantain crisps and bacon), and more.

All of the food served at the Hush Pop-Up will be prepared in the space’s food-truck “kitchen,” giving guests a chance to watch—and interact with—Bynum as he cooks.

Throughout the summer, guests will also get to enjoy something new: the Hush Experience at Prime will host live art installations with local artists throughout the season, further establishing the pop-up as one of the most creative collaborations you’ll find on Long Island this year.

“American soul means you can do whatever you want,” said chef Bynum, to Edible Long Island last year. “We are a melting pot of other countries, so I can go from barbecue to Southern to French to traditional Japanese or Korean. It’s over my career, what I have learned, what I have tasted, what I like to do, that is what I do here. When you come to Hush you can have a nice cocktail and some good music, just a comfortable vibe. It’s not pretentious, not anything over the top, it’s just good, solid food, great flavors, and great service.”

No wonder Hush has found a home at Prime.

For more information on the Hush Experience at Prime, please visit the restaurant’s website.