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Marnie’s Asian Kitchen in Putnam Valley

Liz Johnson has a bit about a new Asian noodle place in Putnam Valley. Apparently the person used to run a place in Greenwich Village that was discussed here http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/193099 and where someone actually posted last month that they had opened in PV. It was written up in March in Hudson Valley Magazine (the link is on their home page, as is the link to today's piece by Liz -- they work quick -- they'll probably find this and link to it as well!).

It sounds great, I need to find time to go. I added the info in a link here but it doesn't seem to be taking, so here is their website: http://marniesasiankitchen.com/

Marnie’s Asian Kitchen
64 Pudding St, Putnam Valley, NY 10579

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  1. thanks for the heads up! i'm definitely going to check this place out...

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    1. re: applesauce23

      Great, please report back. if this place is any good, it probably instantly becomes the best Asian restaurant in Putnam County! Not thrilled about having to drive across the Taconic on Pudding Street to get home, but I guess lots of people do it every day, the vast majority without incident.

      I probably will not be able to get there for a couple of weeks.

    2. Just ate at Marnie's today and it was just as I remembered from the West Village. GREAT!!
      Her Pad Thai is the best and I love those spicy Asian wings! Got to support her, now that she's back.

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      1. re: TacStump

        just planned a ladies' night out for mid-june at marnie's. will definitely report back...

        i'm so excited to hear that she has great pad thai! thanks for that info, tacstump. any other recs?

      2. I love that she's so close off the Taconic...I'll have to stop there the next time I'm on the Taconic and have some extra time to eat!

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        1. re: Solstice444

          Ate at Marnie's today. Right off the Pudding Street Exit on the Taconic. New and Bright. Funky seating for about 20 people. Not fancy in the least. The owner was serving and cooking, probably washing the dishes as well. The food was VERY GOOD. I tried three Appetizers and two Noodle Entrees. All were right on the money. The price about $40 out the door with soft drinks (no Liquor License).

        2. Just went to Marnie's for dinner. I love that it's so close to the Taconic. The decor is great...really comfortable and casual. It was the perfect place for a girls' night out. I enjoyed my eggrolls. The pad thai was a little on the watery side and too spicy for my taste, but I should have asked for it to be mild. Her chocolate chip cookies were the perfect way to end the meal. I will definitely keep it in mind for future lunch dates...

          1. Delish! Family lunch today was great. Everyone from my 7 yo, 10 yo, to 65 yo MIL thought it was great. Children enjoyed noodles. SIL and I had the pad thai which was a little too vinegary for my taste. Southeastern noodles were great, noodles special with pork was great, MIL practically licked the bowl of the buckwheat noodles soup with spinach and mushrooms. DH said that the Korean noodles were good too. We enjoyed the wings, as well as the egg roll. Summer salad of local tomatoes, red onion, lime, and cilantro was outstanding in its freshness and simplicity. I split it, and wished I had it all to myself!

            1. this place got a very nice write up in the New York Times this past weekend


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              1. re: DGresh

                We're going to try it this week... friends who live closer by, and who used to go to her place in NYC, are ecstatic that she's back in their lives. She did mention to them a month or so ago that biz was slow - weekday business is particicularly appreciated!

              2. I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE WE FOUND THIS PLACE COMPLETELY SERENDIPITOUSLY! Yesterday evening, after touring Van Cortlandt Manor and stopping at Croton Gorge Park (both of which had been unplanned), we were driving north on the Taconic Parkway when I noticed a fork-and-knife sign indicating food at the next exit. That exit was called Pudding Street, and we drove past it, but I was intrigued by the prospect of what sort of restaurant one might find on a street with such a name. Would it be a "find"? I asked my husband if he wanted to go back and he said no, but I continued speculating and finally he asked, "Do you REALLY want to turn around and go back?" I said that since we hadn't really planned our afternoon and it had worked out so well, we should continue the trend. So we drove back and, just off the parkway, found a small strip mall. As we pulled into the parking lot I noticed a pizza place to the left, then a deli to the right; and then, in between them, a restaurant called Marnie's Asian Kitchen.

                We used to love the food at Marnie's Noodle Shop in NYC, so I felt this must be an omen; it hadn't yet occurred to me that it might actually be the same Marnie. I got out of the car and glanced at the menu in the window -- looked like the same kind of food, and I thought, maybe....? So I started reading one of the reviews to see if it could possibly be -- and confirmed it was, indeed, THAT Marnie! In a mild state of shock that we had found this place, we went in and had a great dinner -- egg rolls, cold Thai peanut noodles, Pad Thai and Korean stir-fry with sirloin, all of which were wonderful. We were too full to think about dessert, but after reading this thread, but we will next time, even though it's an hour from our house in Cornwall Bridge, CT.

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                1. re: abiebaby47

                  That's a great story! Went there about a week ago and had a very satifying dinner - so hard to choose when it's only two people eating, so next time we're bringing friends. Spring rolls were truly awesome!

                  1. re: Nancy C

                    After a day in Fahnestock, we stopped by for a very late lunch--egg rolls, Pad Thai, and a
                    Japanese udon soup. Everything was excellent; the portions were generous and the prices were very fair. No wine or beer served, but I noticed wine glasses on the side, so it looks like you might be able to bring your own. Happily, people seem to know about the place--two other couples came in and and there were other people taking out food.

                  2. re: abiebaby47

                    That's interesting that you saw a sign indicating food at the exit, because Marnie had told me just a few weeks ago that she had been in touch with the State DOT and they had refused to put up a sign, saying they did not want to encourage more people to use the exit (since crossing the Taconic is not a pleasant experience as there is no overpass). Maybe they changed their mind?

                    And yes that is a great story about how you found it and that you knew her old place!

                    1. re: MisterBill2

                      When I first saw the sign indicating food at the Pudding St. exit, we were traveling north on the Taconic and would not have had to cross the parkway. I didn't notice if there was a similar sign on the way back, I was too busy just looking for the exit. When we got to the exit (driving south), my husband turned off to the right - heading west, the wrong direction - and we had to cross the entire Taconic to get to Marnie's. Even in light traffic, that was not an easy thing to do!

                      I even mentioned to Marnie and her partner/co-worker (afraid I don't remember her name) that we had found the place because of the sign, and Marnie said something to the other lady (or maybe just looked at her) like, "See? I told you it was a good idea!"

                      1. re: abiebaby47

                        We stopped in on Sunday after going to Fahnestock Park and were told by the Deli people next door that she had closed a couple of weeks ago, but will be doing catering. Another interesting place gone.

                        1. re: Maryld

                          Oh no. I never stopped and I always wanted to - just never drove past during a time when I was hungry. :-(

                          1. re: Solstice444

                            Alas, this is true! Went there after a hike at Fahnestock, hankering for some noodles. Wishing her well with the catering - this was a hard place to make work economically, I imagine!

                            1. re: Nancy C

                              It was a really bad location..off one of the worst exits on the Taconic. I ate there a couple of times. I really wanted to like the place but I wasn't thrilled with the noodles I had either time. Sorry to see her close.