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intrepid Aug 1, 2010 05:47 AM

we recently had a very good dinner at the new tarry tavern, salads good, salmon very good, scallops excellent, risotto excellent place has a nice new design, service was good, bill with two beers was $81...we will definetly go back

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  1. Marge RE: intrepid Aug 1, 2010 09:00 AM

    Further description please...what was good about it? How was the food prepared? Thanks.

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      intrepid RE: Marge Aug 1, 2010 07:23 PM

      food was very fresh, salmon with artichokes and tomato well done, with a light hand, scallops very sweet, served with a very creamy risotto also a light hand, and flavorful...

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        Marge RE: intrepid Aug 2, 2010 11:26 AM

        Menu is now on their website, it does look good!

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          intrepid RE: Marge Aug 2, 2010 06:37 PM

          food is very light handed yet flavorful, yet in a casual, easy atmosphere..i will def go back, and I wish them well,

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            red tequila RE: intrepid Aug 12, 2010 01:22 PM

            They do have good food. We had the sweetbreads and marrow for appetizers and they were amazing. I would have preferred the marrow bone whole so you could suck the fatty goodness with a straw but I guess it was prettier cut in half. The sweetbreads were crunchy outside and melt in your mouth inside. The scallops with risotto and grilled octopus salad were great too...cooked but gooey soft. Owner Henry is ever present, working as a staff member. Great restaurant and staff. I hope they do well.

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      Shawn RE: intrepid Aug 6, 2010 06:52 PM

      We just had dinner there and liked it as well. Started out with the burrata. Fresh and tasty, served with a salad of mixed greens and heirloom tomatoes. Husband had the steak and I had the duck breast. We both liked our dishes. The duck breast was especially good, served in once piece rather than sliced, with a thin layer of crisped fat. The wine list was very reasonable, with many selections in the 20's and 30's. This is the best meal we have had in Tarrytown that I can remember. We will definitely be back.

      1. swept RE: budinado Oct 11, 2010 07:08 AM

        any word on Tarry Tavern? heard they lost yet another chef, but don't know what's going on there now... it sounded like it had a great start but went downhill quickly.. anyone know whats going on there now?

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          EHS RE: swept Nov 19, 2010 11:37 AM

          Well, I'm glad to report that things are just fine at Tarry Tavern. The interior and overall ambiance is probably the best of any restaurant in Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown.

          The service is excellent, attentive, thoughtful, and friendly.

          The menu has a series of terrific choices, including both a "pub fare" side and a market selection of seasonal offerings that rivals any competitor in the area, if not in the City. Every bit as good as New York City stalwarts like the Gramercy Tavern or the Union Square Cafe, for example, and all more convenient (if you live in the area), with very reasonable "out-of-the-City" prices.

          My wife and I were there last night for the first time, and had the bone marrow and beet salad appetizers, the hand (and home) made fettuccine, the and duck breast (which was superb and cook to perfection). The dessert figs baked in a blanket were also world class, as were the little details (like the fabulously prepared vanilla ice cream served with the figs), that make the place. What about simple vanilla ice cream, you say? Well, there's vanilla ice cream like everyone serves, and then there's what the Tarry Tavern produces (sourced locally and fresh) -- simply the best tasting vanilla ice cream you've ever had, and also served at the proper temperature and consistency. Like I said, it's the details, and this was a little one, but they pervade the food, ambiance, and service. Which is what makes this a great restaurant.

          For example, the owner is there to greet you, makes you feel welcome, and makes sure you are satisfied during the course of your meal. The wait staff is friendly, and in sight and available. The restaurant had a respectable number of covers last evening for a deary, cold Thursday night, yet it never felt noisy, crowded, hectic or rushed. It was just a very good experience.

          As I posted above, the Tarry Tavern is the best restaurant in the area right now, and certainly one of the best in Westchester.

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          detroit1010 RE: intrepid Mar 12, 2011 07:34 AM

          Just wanted to report on a really great meal at Tarry Tavern last night. We started with the butternut squash and pear ravioli - very delicious, especially with some fried sage leaves on top. We then moved on to crab and white truffle mac and cheese (delicious) and braised short ribs (very tender but a little too fatty) with a really tremendous parmesan polenta. Bill for 2 with one drink was under $80.

          Will definitely return and for those who have not been, definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. (When Sweetgrass Grill first opened, I thought it was really great, but after a few lousy meals recently there, I think TT will be my go-to in Tarrytown now)

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            cubanat RE: detroit1010 Mar 12, 2011 11:01 AM

            didn't sweet grass close?

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              detroit1010 RE: cubanat Mar 12, 2011 11:56 AM

              No, they didn't close, but last time I was there they were out of half of the menu and what was left to be ordered was borderline awful. Too bad - when they first opened the food was great.

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                cubanat RE: detroit1010 Mar 12, 2011 12:54 PM

                I have only been twice and both times the food was great but it's been a year or so now. It reminded me of a college-esque t ype of indy place. Not so serious I guess. To bad.

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                MisterBill2 RE: cubanat Mar 12, 2011 09:35 PM

                They closed for a week or so when the chef walked out.

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                MisterBill2 RE: detroit1010 Mar 12, 2011 09:35 PM

                Thanks for the review. I would like to go there for Restaurant Week, but as of Friday they still did not have their menu set.

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                  nancycakes RE: MisterBill2 Mar 15, 2011 12:59 PM

                  just had lunch at sweetgrass today... not as good as last time and the pudding i got for dessert looked like scrambled egg whites! Should have went to Tarry Tavern!

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                    MisterBill2 RE: nancycakes Mar 15, 2011 11:23 PM

                    Especially since it's restaurant week and you could have had a 3 course meal for $20!

              4. menton1 RE: intrepid Mar 25, 2011 03:34 PM

                Website says that they are open every day for lunch, yet they have no lunch menu online. Any idea what the lunch menu is like? Any specials? And on the dinner menu, they have a "Tavern" menu and a "Market" menu. What's that about?

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                  Shawn RE: menton1 Mar 25, 2011 06:40 PM

                  We just had lunch there last week. A selection of apps from their dinner menu, salads, sandwiches, and then a few entrees that were the same or similar to their dinner menu. We had burgers, and it seemed like most of the others around us were eating burgers, too. Burgers were excellent and cooked exactly as ordered. I wish the fries had been better-- not bad, but very institutional tasting. A burger like that deserves restaurant-cut fries. There weren't any specials, but it was restaurant week, so they were already working off two menus-- not sure if there are specials at other times.

                  The "tavern" and "market" distinction doesn't make much sense to me. I think the tavern menu is supposed to represent lower priced, more casual food. We usually mix and match from both menus and don't really see why they make the distinction. Though we have only been there once for lunch, we have eaten at Tarry Tavern a handful of times for dinner, and the food has ranged from good to excellent, but I have found that the same dish can vary greatly from visit to visit. Still, I have never been thrilled with the restaurant offerings in Tarrytown, and I think this place is by far the best.

                2. MisterBill2 RE: intrepid Apr 3, 2011 08:44 PM

                  I had a really nice meal at Tarry Tavern for HVRW. And I sent a co-worker there for RW dinner instead of Red Hat. But they never gave them the RW menu so they got overcharged (and did not realize it until I mentioned something the next day). When she called the restaurant to complain, she was told "we only give the RW menu on request". Given that they had done such a nice job with their HVRW menu, it was shameful that they tried to hide it. Not clear if it was the owner's decision or a server who wanted better tips (the server we had was out the night my co-worker went). I know that when we were seated, we were given the RW menu, but I had asked about the menu when I made the reservation, so I guess they made a notation in the book. Also who blogged their review for Small Bites also noted that they had to request the RW menu, so this was not an isolated incident/.

                  Really sad to find a good restaurant and then have them mess things up by doing stupid stuff like this.

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                    StephyG RE: intrepid Sep 15, 2011 11:17 PM

                    I agree, I was there tonight for dinner, and everything was excellent. I think they had two new servers training today, and both were very accommodating. I had the scallops, I absolutely loved this dish. The risotto was excellent. They have a nice wine selection as well. They were also pretty busy which is a good sign. I'm not in Tarrytown that often, but when I am I will make sure to make up an excuse to come eat here :)

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                      Doreen RE: intrepid Sep 18, 2011 06:08 AM

                      Four of us had dinner last night at Tarry Tavern. 3 had the wild stiped bass on new menu. It was so fresh and prepared perfectly. One had a pork chop that was tender and delicious. Really great team here that keeps getting better. Desserts were over the top yummy.

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                        olsen332 RE: intrepid May 13, 2012 08:17 PM

                        On a very busy day of the year-Mother's Day-we were the last table and enjoyed a very tasty meal at Tarry Tavern. Thanks to the hospitality of the owner my MIL was super thrilled. Service was good and all the food combinations were interesting and enjoyed by all. Love the use of different ingredients (sunchokes, wild rice, farro, swiss chard, salsify, dates etc.)
                        Thanks for the extra TLC Henry. We hope to be back soon! Be sure to try the Gnocchi and desserts too! They are doing a class for WCC in the Fall. www.sunywcc.edu

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