The site of EGP Oceanside has been serving the Oceanside community for generations.
Known as Johnny Russell’s in the 1930s, local politicians would rub elbows with bootleggers in the basement speakeasy. If you listen carefully, you may still be able to hear them drinking a Foghorn or an Old Fashioned while bowling a few frames… Imagine the tales the vintage tin ceilings down there could tell. After Prohibition, they were among the first establishments in New York to receive liquor licenses. Through the eras of the Civil Rights, Woodstock and the Baby Boomers, our identity transformed several times — Oceanside Grille, Johnny Russell’s Oceanside Grille, Johnny’s Little Club and our most recent predecessor, Union Park Cafe. In the 1940s, Americans believed in “growing your own” and planting victory gardens. We are proud to say that we are applying the same concept at our establishment. We grow much of our own herbs and produce in our greenhouses to deliver food from our garden to your table. This way, you know that the main ingredients on your plate are culinary transcendence.