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Baumgart's Coming to Nyack...

rifkind81 Jun 16, 2008 04:37 PM

Just ate dinner at Baumgart's in Englewood and saw a sign by the entrance declaring "coming soon - Nyack". Anyone hear of any details like when/where in Nyack?

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    frequentdiner RE: rifkind81 Nov 2, 2008 01:39 PM

    I heard this last night. Heard they are opening on Main Street, just south of Broadway, across from O.D.'s, location of Nyack Grande Catering, Formerly Sweet Tomato/Velvet Lounge

    Not sure how true this is....

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    1. re: frequentdiner
      Deven Black RE: frequentdiner Nov 9, 2008 05:21 PM

      They are deep into construction now.

      1. re: Deven Black
        jerseydiner RE: Deven Black Dec 7, 2011 08:35 AM

        They are open and it is wonderful!!! They'll have a liquor license too so that adds to the fun!

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          smilingal RE: jerseydiner Dec 8, 2011 02:48 AM

          I don't understand - this post shows it was started in 2008????? I am so excited with the prospect of Baumgarts coming to Nyack -but did it come and go? What is going on with the dates on here?

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            mrsdebdav RE: smilingal Dec 8, 2011 11:26 AM


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              JRBlack RE: smilingal Dec 9, 2011 05:18 AM

              It took years, but Baumgarts finally opened in Nyack a few months ago and the verdict is ...eh. Big room, decorated in a sort of late-80s glitzy style that makes it feel like a hotel lounge. We ate there not long after they opened and service was amateurish at best. Various people repeatedly stopped by our table, asking if everything was okay, but it took an amazingly interminable length of time to get two cups of tea, for example, and then when they finally arrived, the order had been messed up. (Note: they charge for tea, unlike most Chinese restaurants.) Apart from providing another dining option in downtown Nyack, it's not much of an asset. If you go, note that the liquor license is pending.

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                rifkind81 RE: JRBlack Dec 10, 2011 07:46 PM

                Jeez...it has been a long time since that first post.

                I make it to the Nyack area once a month and make a point to swing by Baumgart's Englewood every time. I'm not sure I want to blow my month opportunity for Massuman Curry with chicken and brown rice.

                @JR: Any opinions on the food?

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                  JRBlack RE: rifkind81 Dec 11, 2011 05:52 PM

                  Big eh. Not terrible, but not impressive. The menu is fairly limited but otherwise standard. Things noted on the menu as spicy were decidedly not. There's a dearth of decent Chinese food in Rockland in general and Baumgart's doesn't do much to resolve that issue. If you're looking for someplace to eat in Nyack rather than looking specifically for Chinese, there are definitely better options.

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                    smilingal RE: JRBlack Dec 12, 2011 03:56 PM


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                      michele cindy RE: JRBlack Dec 15, 2011 05:50 AM

                      JRBlack do you think the issues could be related to going there soon after they opened? I wonder if they got the kinks out. We only went to the Englewood location many years ago, one time. The food was very Americanized. Just curious where do you tend to go for Chinese? It's so hard to find a decent place in the area.

                      1. re: michele cindy
                        JRBlack RE: michele cindy Dec 16, 2011 04:36 AM

                        The service certainly may have improved, but I can't imagine that the food has gotten beyond mediocre but edible and the prices are a little high for what they're offering. Haven't had their ice cream, which is another of their claims to fame, though.
                        As far as Chinese food, we don't get it very often simply because the options are so limited. We do go to Golden Mushroom occasionally, just because of proximity. Otherwise, the best Chinese food we've found locally is Ocean Empire in Pomona.

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                          michele cindy RE: JRBlack Dec 16, 2011 05:04 AM

                          Thanks. We've gone to Fortune Garden on 59 which was decent, but I'll have to give Ocean Empire a try.

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