Visit to Ellenville / Stone Ridge NY, Suggestions?
Staying at a B&B in Stone Ridge on 209 north of Ellenville, looking for suggestions for Friday & Saturday nights. So far thinking of Aroma thyme in Ellenville for a nice dinner, seems people like it. Originally from there so curiuos what the food scene is like. Thinking slighlty less expensive for Saturday night, our B&B had some links including the Rosendale cement company which looked interesting in a funky kinda way. Any other suggestions for meals?
How about other chowish ideas, farms, markets etc?
are you sure you want to go to rosendale from ellenville? that's a lengthy drive - and if you're going that far, why not save a few miles on the drive and eat in new paltz instead?
however, i'd personally recommend going for brunch in ellenville at the european deli across the street from mcdonalds. they have great blintzes, and others on here have reco'd other items. and the bakery a couple blocks south (cohen's) is real good as well.
if you like fruity wines, i'd suggest going down to baldwin vineyards in pine bush. i go over there once a year to pick up apple, strawberry, blueberry wines at about $13/bottle. i don't like expensive wines (sorry!) and the tastes of these hits the spot.
i haven't gotten to try out aroma thyme, but i've only heard good things (here and elsewhere) about it.
sheesh. sorry, i missed that in your original post. i think there have been mixed posts on here about the cement company; i only had their watermelon drinks at the rosendale festival, which was supposedly only available (regularly) in the unusual vehicle in the backyard.
but i think there have been mentions here of it before. good hunting...
There is a wonderful restaurant in Stone Ridge- The French Corner, just off of rte. 209. It is expensive, but they do have a prix fixe every night that includes a limited choice of entree and an appetizer. Definitely worth it, though. Also, I haven't been, but I know of people who have eaten at Friends and Family II Hillside Restaurant in Accord, south of Stone Ridge and they liked it very much, again, in a funky interesting kind of way. Does anyone here have any information about it? We have been to the Rosendale Cement Company many times and enjoyed it, but I know that they have new owners, new menu and have changed the name. If I drive past it, I can get the new name, but otherwise, I don't recall. Consider eating in New Paltz- favorites include Beso, the Locust Tree and the Harvest Cafe, especially if the weather is nice and you can sit outside and watch the sun go down at the Harvest.
i'll recommend friends and family 2 in accord. my family [party of 20] had dinner there a few weeks ago. nice menu, friendly attentive service. i had the fruit soup [a special-cantaloupe and strawberry i think] and some yummy crabcakes absolutely stuffed with crab. no dessert for us since it was a birthday party and we brought our own cake which they graciously cut and served for us at no extra charge.
Stone Ridge to Ellenville isn't THAT far... maybe 20 miles at the most. But for a visit to Aroma Thyme, I'd make the trip! As far as something less fancy- and a little funky- we love the Egg's Nest in High Falls which is maybe a couple of miles from Stone Ridge. http://www.theeggsnest.com/welcome.htm They have a pretty big menu with some emphasis on southwestern fare, but they also have decent vegetarian options, sandwiches, pastas, salads, specials, etc. Very casual and High Falls is a cute little town with a few shops and the D&H (Delaware & Hudson) Canal Museum.