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cjd260 Oct 9, 2009 08:45 AM

We are looking forward to spending a couple of nights this weekend in Barryville, NY, on the Delaware in Sullivan County. Unfortunately, searching this board hasn't yielded a whole lot in the way of restaurants: 15 Main and Main St. Cafe in Narrowsburg may be possibilities but look awfully unexciting, while Le Gorille in Shohola looks fantastic but doesn't open until next weekend.

I don't believe this is much of a foodie destination, but can anyone recommend at least one nice place for dinner within a half-hour drive? I'm hoping for something not particularly formal (a sweater and nice jeans are about all I'm bringing), with decent lamb/steak/etc. for tomorrow night. A good lunch place or two would be really appreciated as well. Or am I out of luck on this trip?

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    hungrykids Oct 9, 2009 09:38 AM

    search Milford, PA. It's not that far from Barryville. Hotel Fauchere is supposed to be really good.

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      cjd260 Oct 11, 2009 03:55 PM

      As I didn't get many responses, and as there isn't much on the boards, I figured I'd share what I found. We only had one night free for dinner, and of the two most promising options in the rough area, Delmonico's, at Hotel Fauchere in Milford, had nothing later than 7 (we'd had a late lunch), and the restaurant at The Settler's Inn in Hawley couldn't seat us before 9:30. We ended up at 15 Main in Narrowsburg, reluctantly, as the menu and pictures of the dining room on their website looked about as unexciting as you could imagine. Overall we were pleasantly surprised: my wife's scallops app and duck main were dull as could be, but a simple mixed greens salad was surprisingly bright and delicious, an almond and apple tart dessert was excellent, and my cod was buttery, fresh, light, spectacular. Meanwhile, another couple at our B&B told us the next morning that Bar Louis, at Hotel Fauchere, had been a complete disaster service-wise.

      So takeaways: 15 Main is a good deal better than its website and decor suggest, if you order right; and things book up fast! Delmonico's and the Settler's Inn are both on OpenTable, so if you want more than "Hey, I thought I wouldn't enjoy this", check online well ahead of time.

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