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Rockland County brunch?

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nab71 Apr 3, 2011 05:28 PM

looking for some recommendations for saturday brunch in rockland county - would prefer suffern, airmont, monsey area. kid-friendly is preferred for my 2 and 5 y/o's. thanks!

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  1. menton1 RE: nab71 Apr 3, 2011 10:02 PM

    For kid-friendly and a wonderful, creative brunch menu, I thought of Art Cafe in Nyack. Wonderful place.

    http://www.artcafenyack.com/

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      garlic17 RE: nab71 Jul 13, 2011 01:50 PM

      Freshly spruced up with the original classic furnishings...long counter, stools and booths...spacious. Open grill. Always FRIENDLY STAFF!! My grandchildren insist on going for breakfast whenever they visit. Skylark's signature dish is Johnny cakes (cornmeal pancakes)...my favorite with real maple syrup in a pitcher on the table...no stingy little plastic thimbles. My grandson is a great fan of the granola pancakes. Good coffee. Full breakfast menu. Great for lunch...fine sliders...order however many you want. Haven't tried them for dinner yet but based on friends experiences we will soon.

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      Skylark Restrnts
      84 Main St, Nyack, NY 10960

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        menton1 RE: garlic17 Jul 14, 2011 12:47 PM

        Skylark is brutally awful, IMHO, dingy and worse than a diner. Quick Draw Lottery showing on tv monitors. Needs a makeover desperately.

        Much better with kids would be Temptations, 2 doors away on Main St. Kids will have a lot of fun at this bright cheery place with nice kid-friendly menu.

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          garlic17 RE: menton1 Jul 18, 2011 06:37 AM

          Menton1..when was the last time you were at the Skylark?? It's nicer than you describe...clean and bright. I think Temptations fits your description of the Skylark. Every time I go into Temptations I get a claustrophobic feeling. It's not clean...always sticky tables, trash on the floors. Service is not great.

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            menton1 RE: garlic17 Jul 18, 2011 07:41 AM

            Try the Art Cafe then. Good food, service, and hygiene. Skylark is a Diner in a storefront. Boring and unimaginative at best.

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              garlic17 RE: menton1 Jul 18, 2011 10:49 AM

              Art Cafe since they expanded table space and not kitchen space is struggling. Not going there as enthusiastically as I used to. Service is TERRIBLE and food not so good. Conversation with a server confirmed the struggle. I still like Skylark. Also Harry's.

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                menton1 RE: garlic17 Jul 18, 2011 11:23 AM

                Sidewalk Cafe/Bistro in Piermont.

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                  garlic17 RE: menton1 Jul 18, 2011 12:29 PM

                  The back garden is great...not the sidewalk tables and not inside near the bar...very noisy.

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