HOME > Chowhound > General Tristate Archive >

New Paltz?? Looking for recommendations.

c
Captain Jul 25, 2006 07:38 PM

My wife and myself will in the New Paltz area this weekend, so I am looking for some recommendations. We might be joined for dinner by another couple. I don't want anything fancy, but would appreciate good food. Nothing exotic, something simple.

Thanks.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. h
    HungryForMore RE: Captain Jul 25, 2006 10:33 PM

    Boy, do I have the place for you. I always stop here for dinner if I go hiking at Mohonk or in the Gunks.
    I'm unsure of the address, but the name of the restaurant is Bacchus. It's got one of the widest varieties of international beer (if you're into that).
    The food (American, along with some Mexican specialties) is always fresh. We've never been disappointed with an entree. We get basic food. Make sure to ask for the "After hours" menu because some of their best food is on there: Their margerita pizza is made with the freshest ingredients: vine tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil and mozzarella - amazing. My boyfriend always gets the tacos (chicken and beef - he loves them), and we've gone with guests who have tried barbecue quesadillas (very good). We've tried a variety of appetizers too. One of out favorites is fresh pita bread with a crab, artichoke, spinach dip. They have some fancier fish dishes which I'm sure are amazing, but we haven't had a chance to try them yet. We have never been disappointed.

    The setting is basic but very comfortable (loud, but not too loud). There is an upstairs that's dark and more private.

    1 Reply
    1. re: HungryForMore
      s
      stevenk RE: HungryForMore Nov 18, 2006 06:16 PM

      weird, i never had a good meal there. even at 11 or 12 when i'm out on the town. hmmmm, try beso across the street.

    2. l
      Lono37 RE: Captain Jul 26, 2006 02:39 AM

      As a recent New Paltz resident (4 years of school), I think you can do better than Bacchus. It's not bad for bar food, and it's my favorite place in town to get a pint of Newcastle, but they have gone way downhill in my opinion since I first started going there.

      A much better option would be Gadeleto's seafood restaurant about halfway between the school and the thruway. Excellent fish and seafood with a variety of preparations, very nice room,and reasonably priced.

      I have to admit that my favorite meal in town, though, is the turkey club with french fries at the College Diner just east of the thruway.

      2 Replies
      1. re: Lono37
        b
        BudNP RE: Lono37 Aug 1, 2006 12:07 PM

        Gadelato's WAS a good restaurant....now it terrible the service is clueless and the food bad...when John Vargo was there it was outstanding...hasn't been the same since.

        1. re: BudNP
          s
          stevenk RE: BudNP Nov 18, 2006 06:19 PM

          vargo opened a place up near saranac ny. meat-n-great. here its great with mini golf and a pantry customers can utilize. Urs Reist from the swiss country inn is behind the stoves at Johns old restaurant and i hear it has gotten much much better.

      2. ericalloyd RE: Captain Jul 26, 2006 10:32 AM

        locust tree
        215 huguenot st
        845 255 7888
        menu online
        www.locusttree.com

        1. b
          bruklinboy RE: Captain Jul 26, 2006 01:18 PM

          Always liked the Gilded Otter.
          Good microbrews and good food.
          Have actually driven up from Brooklyn for a late lunch early dinner.

          http://www.gildedotter.com/home.htm

          1. a
            AndreaU RE: Captain Jul 26, 2006 07:30 PM

            Locust Tree is a great place if you're looking for a really nice dinner experience. (ie- not cheap)

            I, too, like the Gilded Otter. I know some bash it but, IMO, it is what it is... a brew pub. I've never had a bad food experience there and the beers, especially the seasonal ones, are always tasty!

            1. t
              Tracey123 RE: Captain Jul 28, 2006 06:39 PM

              Hope I caught you before your trip to New Paltz. My favorite restaurant is La Stanzione. I always have a good Italian meal there in a nice casual setting. The restaurant is an old converted train station. You will not be disappointed if you go there!

              Show Hidden Posts