Restaurants in Hudson Valley
Looking for a list of restaurants in the Hudson Valley (Say: North of Tarrytown and South of Hudson) I say a top 5 or whatever list you would like to include.
Also looking for information on a little restaurant called Cafe S in Woodstock at the Woodstock Golf CLub. Wondering if any knows anything about it... I was invited there for dinner with a few friends and trying to figure out what to order or what to expect.
My top 5 list of best restaurants is as follows: In no Particular order.
El Danzante Kingston- Love there tamales and their mole
Joshua's enjoy the apps
New World Fun atmosphere, spicy food, flavored food
ARoma THyme fancier, fun, good food
Twist Nice seafood
Any other ideas would be GREAT
Beso's, New Paltz--best calamari, romantic, wonderful everything
Madelyn's Table, Tivoli -- fun, good food and friends...love the bar,and the porch
Le Petit Bistro, Rhinebeck --real french bistro for great steak frites, and any fish special,mmmmm
Barnstormer , Newburgh --overlook the fact that it is in the Target Plaza, the lack of ambiance and focus on some of the best Kansas City (wet) BBQ (if you want ambience try Max's Memphis in Red Hook much more upscale--cloth napkins versus the roll of paper towel on the table )
And for my last choice its between The Red Onion outside of Woodstock and Peekamoose in Big Indian--both are dining destinations that we love Peekamoose has to die for desserts and there is usually fresh game on the menu. Red Onion has a wonderful squid ink pasta when its on the menu ...mmmmm
I like the Jolly Onion too, but if you go there bring an appetite. The food is rich and heavy.
But Orange County's greatest standout is the Iron Forge Inn (http://www.ironforgeinn.com) in Bellvale. The food is creative, fresh, and utterly superb. My husband and I make any excuse we can for a trip there (we live in Westchester). I went there for my birthday in July and DH had the chef come out to meet me. I was an utter stuttering fool because it felt like meeting a celebrity. The atmosphere is wonderfully homey and the service is topnotch.
Some great places already mentioned, but in the spirit of the "list" I'll try not to repeat...hmmm, let's see:
Sweet Sue's, Phoenicia--incredible breakfasts
Julia & Isabella's, Red Hook--great food for cheap
Deisings, Kingston--great homemade soups, sandwiches, etc
Hickory, Rte 28, Kingston--great BBQ and friendly service
La Duchesse Anne, Mt Tremper--romantic, authentic French
Your 5 choices are good ones. Also include "The Hoffman House" on North Front Street, in Kingston. Good American style food in a historic building. I don't know much about Cafe S at the Woodstock Golf Course, but always good is the Bear Cafe, in Bearsville. And lastly "Terrapin" in Rhinebeck is a treat. Enjoy!