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Woodstock / Saugerties / Kingston - tired of my standbys. Any suggestions?

tracyk Aug 28, 2009 02:27 PM

We've been weekenders in the area for 3 years and are looking for some new favorites. These are our old standbys. What am i missing??

Picnic Pizza - love love love it. i know there are haters on this board
New World - loved this until the new menu. I find it a little uninspiring and not worth the $$. Even the carryover items from the original menu don't thrill me any more.
Red Onion - pretty solid, but not always in the mood for it
Miss Lucy's Kitchen - not always in the mood for the drive. Decent food, limited menu and pretty bad, inconsistent service
Joshua's - my idea of comfort food. don't love the atmosphere, so almost never go for anything other than lunch or dinner
Gabriels - decent. i want to like it more than i ever do.

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    dropdeadcookie Sep 7, 2009 09:32 AM

    Has anyone tried Love Bites in Saugerties? It's a BYOB with a cute little wine shop right next door -- that's where I saw the menu and it looked good -- seasonal, fresh, and priced to please.

    Along those same lines, I love the food at Garden Cafe in Woodstock. It's lovely out on the patio and the food is vegan and organic. Fresh without tasting like day-old Birkenstocks.

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      darkamber Sep 2, 2009 10:44 AM

      My top 3 picks for the area are:
      Elephant in Kingson. I have never left there feeling anything but joyous.
      Swoon in Hudson. Wonderful, local and delicious.
      Mercato in Red Hook. Love it.

      Choose one of these 3 and you will not be dissappointed.

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        adegiulio Sep 2, 2009 11:17 AM

        Mercato is definately worth the trip over the bridge...

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        chaz Aug 28, 2009 08:32 PM

        Hickory BBQ-Rte 28-Kingston

        1. MyMelange Aug 28, 2009 07:02 PM

          Agree with Elephant. Fabulous.

          Best French Resto in the area is Le Canard Enchaine in Kingston! Love it!

          Here is a review

          http://www.mymelange.net/mymelange/20...

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            bob gaj Aug 28, 2009 06:37 PM

            kingston:
            elephant bar rocks my world.
            armadillo's is solid tex-mex.
            someone on the board mentioned an iranian/afghan (?) place, i think called aria? which some ppl have liked.

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              jayjay Aug 28, 2009 06:44 PM

              Unfortunately the afghan restaurant in Kingston recently closed.

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                tracyk Aug 28, 2009 08:13 PM

                i like elephant for an afternoon drink (it's so dark in there it always feels like nighttime), but when i'm in the mood for a more substantial dinner, it doesn't really fit the bill.
                i thought armadillo was ok, but not worth the $$. I think Gypsy Wolf is better. Food's not as good, but not all that much worse, either.
                keep the suggestions coming! iranian/afghan would have been perfect....

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