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Dockside Pub in Mahopac reopening under new ownership with former chef from X2O

MisterBill2 May 3, 2009 06:47 PM

I read an article in North County News this week that the former Dockside Pub in Mahopac is reopening as the Terrace Club and one of the partners and executive chef will be Kenneth Breiman, which it says was most recently executive chef at X2O. This certainly sounds promising (although according to a Google search it also appears that he was previously at Mighty Joe Youngs, so I'm not sure that we should be expecting to see X2O-type food at this new place).

Here's the article from NCN: http://www.northcountynews.com/buisin...

Restaurant's website (currently nothing on it but their email): http://theterraceclubrestaurant.com/ . I'm going to email them and ask if they have a menu.

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    wincountrygirl RE: MisterBill2 May 4, 2009 03:40 AM

    This is very good news. Kenneth Breiman was the chef at Mighty Joe Young's in Hartsdale when it first opened and was very very good. I am looking forward to this opening!

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      DineOut321 RE: MisterBill2 Jul 1, 2009 06:15 AM

      Ate there last night, food was outstanding. From the appetizers to the NY Strip, to the fancy desserts, everything well prepared and full of flavor. Great atmosphere, beautiful view of the water through large windows. Staff friendly and service good. Great food/Great atmosphere will have me going back for more.

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        wincountrygirl RE: DineOut321 Jul 2, 2009 03:45 AM

        Just currious, dineout, what were the prices like? We are going out with some friends next Wednesday and just wanted to get an idea so I can see if they would want tot try it too. Thanks!

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          DineOut321 RE: wincountrygirl Jul 14, 2009 05:13 AM

          Prices are extremely reasonable. Strip Steak was 22, and was better than some steaks that I've paid 40+ for. I have been back and I had another great experience, beautiful views, and with a few weeks under their belt, the service staff seemed more comfortable.The entire menu is now on their website.

          http://www.theterraceclubrestaurant.c...

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            wincountrygirl RE: DineOut321 Jul 14, 2009 09:12 AM

            Thanks, DineOut!

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              MisterBill2 RE: DineOut321 Jul 15, 2009 08:25 PM

              I had completely forgotten about this place (and I am the original poster). The menu does look very reasonable and very interesting. We'll have to check it out!

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          wincountrygirl RE: MisterBill2 Jul 1, 2009 09:43 AM

          I read about this and am so looking forward to going. Glad to hear they have opened!

          1. GIOny RE: MisterBill2 Jul 2, 2009 12:01 PM

            So is this the place that is right on Lake Mahopac? Do they have outside dining?

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              Jon1856 RE: GIOny Jul 2, 2009 05:36 PM

              IIRC Dockside did....
              And yes it does:
              http://www.northcountynews.com/Apps/F...
              In addition to indoor and outdoor dining, there are two bars and an outdoor lounge.

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                EIF1lady RE: Jon1856 Jul 18, 2009 09:37 PM

                Enjoyed dinner there tonight for the first time. The hangar steak was very good as were the shoestring fries. The strawberry shortcake was to die for. It was very busy and since we were told we would have to wait an hour and a half for a table outside, we opted to eat indoors and had to wait just 5 minutes. We still had a beatiful view of the lake and the service was good, considering it is not open for too long. It is very noisy , but we will definitely return. A welcome addition to the dining scene in that area.

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                  chowchap RE: EIF1lady Aug 19, 2009 01:00 PM

                  At last a casual place that has very good food! The menu is short but well executed and a little bit different than all the other boring and mediocre fare in the area. We enjoyed everything we tasted and reminisced over the coconut shrimp that was a signature dish of the Four Seasons in NYC many years ago...an oldie but goody. The service was good with a young and positive waitstaff. If the weather is nice positively dine outside at lakeside.

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              wincountrygirl RE: MisterBill2 Oct 24, 2009 03:37 AM

              Went last night for the first time.
              Pros: The view - beautiful
              The food - excellent. The meal started with truffled popcorn - my husband had the tuna/salmon tartare parfait which was excellent and the hangar steak which was glazed and perfect. My chicken was ok - I will opt for something else next time, but my warm and gooey black and white chocolcate cake was the same delicious cake they used to serve at Mighty Joes and it was great. We were told that the pastry chef is the chef's wife who was the pastry chef at MJY back when it was good. The prices were very reasonable compared to where we live in the Mt. Kisco area.
              The cons: Small and crowded, though they now take reservations, one room was closed last night for a private party so they crammed in extra tables. We were at a 1/2 size table that was so small they had to take off the flowers, etc. And they were so close together I was constantly geting bumped. The service was good from the server, but I had to ask the bus boy for our bread.
              Bottom line - we will go back. I am a fan of chef Breiman from Luna, MJY and X20. The menu was much like the original MJY. I can't wait to go in the warm weather and sit outside on the water.

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