New World Home Cooking, Woodstock, NY
- George B
I just returned from a dinner (for four) at New World Home Cooking on Rte. 212 between Woodstock and Saugerties.
The best part of the meal was the spicy grilled green beans. The worst part of the meal was the overcooked steak that ended up on the plate lukewarm. The plate was actually warmer than the steak. One of my companions chose to send his steak back for a do-over, but was satisfied with the result after waiting for 15 minutes.
The service was mediocre, with no one server responsible for the table. I guess that it's taking service to the communal level even too much for Woodstockian tastes.
I would give it a 9 on a scale of 1 to 100. For all the hype about this place, I was disappointed.
I won't be going back.
Sounds to me like you happened to eat on a bad night. Maybe give it a second try. Just my opinion.
We were very excited to go there for a birthday dinner a few years ago but had such an awful time we have never returned. We had made a reservation since we were coming from Albany and were given a small table crammed in the corner. We asked to move and the hostess
kind of sighed but allowed us to move. Our waitress was
quite the space cadet and her service was slow for the entire dinner. Knowing that the Woodstock Brewing Company made a house beer for New World, we were psyched to try it along with other Woodstock beers. But, they had a problem with their draft system that week so we settled for some La Fin Du Monde in bottles. We ordered a great sounding appetizer and the
huge plate placed in front of us dwarfed the small pile of food in the center that took a few bites to finish. My entree was passable but nothing special at all and my husband's salmon was practically raw, even though the menu description did not specify severely undercooked fish. So it went back for more heat and I was done eating when his dinner finally came back out.
It was just one of those nights where everything went wrong. Maybe it was a bad night, but we still joke about it and wouldn't return again.
I find that there is a 50/50 chance of having a good experience at New World. Sometimes it has been really good and sometimes it's just plain awful. I feel like they should scale that menu back a bit and just concentrate on what they can do well rather than trying to cover all of the bases and do a poor job of most of it.
Interesting posts and reactions to New World.... We've been going there for 10 years and find in always good, and quite often excellant.It's an "old reliable" for us and many of our weekend guests.