Dylan Eckardt, the self-described “Prince of Montauk” who lost his job at Nest Seekers after being arrested for driving while under the influence, is back. Or at least, that’s what he says. And he’s trying to bring fine dining to the increasingly ritzy surf town.
Eckardt was a rising star in Montauk real estate, selling homes to celebrities to the tune of $10 million in his first four months. But his party boy swagger landed him in jail last spring with a DUI charge. But now, Eckardt is attempting to fight his way back to the top with a deal that he hopes will change dining culture in Montauk.
Eckardt recently scored an exclusive to sell Zum Schneider, one of the fishing town’s largest restaurants, according to the New York Post.
“There’s not a classy restaurant in Montauk,” Eckardt told the Post, noting that the area needs a venue where “city streets meets sandy feet.”
Eckardt says he is trying to bring something different, and is working with interior designers to transform the German eatery into a restaurant and lounge for the over-35 set.
“I want to be able to say this place sucked before we got in,” Eckardt told the Post. “It’s an opportunity to change the f–king game.”[NYP] —Christopher Cameron