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Apr 24, 2008 09:40 PM

New brewpub opening in Peekskill

There's an article in this week's North County News about a new brewpub called The Peekskill Brewery that's preparing to open across from the train station in Peekskill. They've got their website up and running already and the menu looks interesting.

I'm certainly willing to try it!

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    1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

      Looks promising! Fingers crossed!

      Nancy in Ossining

    2. does anybody know the status of this place? I went by a few weeks ago and it still wasn't open...

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      1. re: mom2

        word is its just a few weeks away from opening, looks really cool inside

        1. re: brewpc

          The Brewery is opening in 2 weeks (Saturday, August 23rd). I took a tour of it today. For more details, check out my blog:

          1. re: dma1250

            It's open.. has anyone been there? I'd be curious to hear a report on the food.

            1. re: MisterBill2

              i;ve been there a few times, the food is fantastic, amazing burger and the sliders were good as well with parmasen cheese and bruschetta, have heard good things about everything else, the beer selection is top notch even though both times they were out of their house brew

      2. We went there on Sunday evening. Their brew was fine, nice selection of others on tap and bottled. Good food included shepherd's pie, goulash, and fish and chips. Not so great were the goat cheese quesadilla (the DRYEST piece of food I've had in a long time, with a wizened dried up pile of lettuce on the side), and the cukes and tomatoes in the garden salads (looked like they'd been sliced days ago, badly stored, and tossed on at the last minute). So far, a mixed bag, with some good options. Just going to have to sift our way through the menu and stick with the goodies. Chef sent out little homemade pretzels with cheese fondue (sort of like a welsh rarebit) which was yummy, and they brought out free wee samples of their own brew. Staff all very nice!

        Didn't do dessert, but porter chocolate cupcake with lemon cream cheese icing sounded really good.

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          1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

            Well I went there last nite with a friend. We each got the goat cheese and asparagus quesadilla. Very disappointing. There was nothing special about it, although I have to say the portion was large. We waited forever for it to arrive too. That's all we had along with a $9.00 glass of wine, which I thought was steep. The waiter brought out the complementary pretzel and fondue, which was a nice gesture, but the pretzels were stale and the cheese sauce was watery. Definately wont be back any time soon. Perhaps they just need more time to make it work.

        1. We went on Friday. The food was mixed--I loved the bratwurst and knackwurst, but my wife's goulash wasn't great. The waiter had promised a complimentary order of the fondue, but that never came. When I pointed that out he sent a free order of the chocolate cupcake--which was excellent. The Brewery's own Paramount Stout was excellent (at the restaurant you get a bottles-only list, but I asked and many draft beers are available, including their own lager and stout). The restaurant was surprisingly nice--mellow and quite pleasantly decorated. The bar was extremely crowded--but fortunately it is quite far from the restaurant, so there was no noise issue.

          1. We went this weekend with the highest of hopes. Unfortunately, it was disappointing. First of all, how can it be the "Peekskill Brewery" when they are always out of their own brew?? Well, that said, they did have a nice beer list otherwise. For us the killer was the atrocious service. Way too much waiting around -- waiting to place a drink order, waiting for the drinks to come... waiting some more. I think it might have to do with the layout of the place -- the long corridor separating the bar from the dining room. Even when my food finally came out, I then had to wait for a fork for several minutes -- first to ask and then to receive (actually got it when I asked the second person). In the meantime, the table next to us on one side was delivered dinner twice. (!) And on the other side, received the wrong order entirely, so I guess I got lucky.

            The food was not bad, lots of German entrees. I had the bratwurst and knackwurst, my husband had the strip steak (very fatty, but tasty). His potatoes were room temperature, though. (My potato salad was warmer).

            I think they have a lot of kinks to work out. I do still have high hopes for them, but I won't be going back for a while if ever. You only get one chance to make a first impression, guys.