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Is the Phoenix the best bet for an anniversary dinner in the Mt Tremper/ woodstock area?

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We're staying at the emerson this weekend to attend a wedding which happens to fall on our anniversary. We want a nice dinner on saturday to celebrate. A few people have suggested we eat at the hotel (the Phoenix), which sounds good, but I wanted to get some real CH advice. Are there better options? Price not really an issue, and we love all types of cuisine. Would like the meal to be somewhat special. The only constraint is we don't want to travel too far... 20 minutes from the hotel is pretty much the limit.

Where would you go for an anniversary meal in the area?

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      1. Thanks all for the input, thought I'd write back and report on our eating adventure.

        We made reservations at Peekamoose for saturday dinner, and then planned on Bear Cafe for Sunday lunch.

        On our drive up, we got off 87 around 1pm and were hungry for a good lunch. So we drove through Kingston and found La Canard En Chaine, I remembered reading about it on other threads for the area so we decided to have a small lunch there.

        Four courses, two glasses of wine and three hours later we left La Canard En Chaine and agreed it was one of the better meals we've had this year. The staff are wonderful, the food was superb. We ended up walking around kingston for an hour just to get the digestion going. So needless to say we had to cancel peekamoose, and ended up having a very light dinner (soup and salad) at the Phoenix, which was fine, but seemed a bit pricy for what we ate.

        The next day we made our way into woodstock, walked around, and went to the bear cafe for lunch only to find it closed for lunch which was a real disappointment. So we ate at little bear, the chinese restaurant in back which was pretty much the exact opposite from our lunch the day prior.

        But now we're eager to get back up there to try both Peekamoose and Bear cafe. And we're already thinking about going up the La Canard en Chaine once a year for our anniversary.

        Thanks everyone for the recs, we'll get there eventually.

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        1. re: Spends Rent on Food

          We stopped at Le Canard Enchaine for a late lunch on Friday. It was a nice change of pace from the Kingston pizza/diner. The lunch was a great value at $14.95. I had the carrot soup and SO had the beef vegetable soup. He had a goat cheese omelet which was accompanied by a small salad. I had the roast chicken and it was delicious. The french fries were very good, thin and crispy. Service was very good. We will definitely go back.

          http://le-canardenchainesrestaurant.c...

          1. re: Spends Rent on Food

            Make sure to add Sweet Sue's to your list if you're a pancake aficionado. They'll put just about *anything* into a pancake! In the tiny hamlet of Phoenicia.

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            Sweet Sue's
            49 Main St, Phoenicia, NY 12464