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Mar 15, 2008 06:35 AM

Dinner in Nyack

I will be near Nyack on Sunday, and I am wondering if anyone has any good dinner recommendations.
Is there anything in Nyack that is really amazing?

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  1. if you can travel just a little further, go to Restaurant X in congers ny

    1. In Nyack I'd recommend Hudson House for American/Continental (and especially dessert) or Lanterna Tuscan. But neither is as good as Restaurant X in Congers.

      1. I've heard amazing things about Restaurant X, and I do plan to go there. But I went to the Hudson House for brunch today and it was really good (especially the desserts, like Deven Black said); this was a return visit after a couple of dinners there that were wonderful.

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        1. re: Elizzie

          It's late to respond to the original post, but in addition to adding an endorsement to Hudson House or X (or for that matter Freelance or Xaviars, both Peter Kelly places and both in nearby Piermont), I'd also put Relish in Sparkill on the list.

          1. re: Elizzie

            If I hear the word "amazing" one more time I'm going to flip out. It's become an all-purpose adjective for anything positive or good.

            Anyway, I like "Temptations" in Nyack for a nice casual meal.

            1. re: NewYorkDave

              One caution: a heft fine was recently levied against Temptations for multiple health-code violations. (Read about it here:
              And service has usually been lacking there. Lulu's Cafe in West Nyack has largely the same menu in charming surroundings with a more competent staff--and presumably fewer sanitary issues... Both are good for a casual meal, as New York Dave said, but nothing truly remarkable.

          2. The only thing I would call amazing north of the GW Bridge on either side of the river is Stone Barn, but for a very good local restaurant in Nyack try Wasabi. They have excellent sushi, but the entree menu is a little broader. Try the green tea cheesecake if it's on the menu, or cross Main Street and have dessert at Didier Dumas. Flawless pastries, strong coffee, and savory crepes on the weekends. The almond croissants are insanely rich and flaky.

            For a great neighborhood place just south of Nyack go to Cafe Portofino. Reliable red sauce Italian, the best, dense bread with a touch of sourdough, heavy on the garlic, very nice wine list.

            1. I've lived in Nyack for many years and this is the first time I have the felt the need to mention a food place that I think deserves to get a lot more attention. It is an Ecuadorian Deli called Avispa and is located on Main street near Franklin, My wife and love it. It is very cheap and has excellent pastries, desserts and fresh bread, Everything is made fresh there and the owner has gotten his experience from a bakery in Brooklyn. My wife an I have sat and had an authentic Ecuadorian breakfast, taken out many sandwiches, pastries and desserts. The food is always so delicious. We often feel guilty how cheap the final cost is. Although we are always the only non-spanish speaking people there we always feel comfortable and welcomed. I love this place and do not want to see it go out of business. As far as I am concerned, it is without a doubt the best kept secret in Nyack.