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New farm-to-table in Purdy's to open

DGresh Mar 30, 2012 09:50 AM

Farmer and the Fish


Sounds interesting

  1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Apr 22, 2012 10:53 AM

    Any other reports? I wish they had a menu up. Might check it out next weekend ...

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    1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream
      wincountrygirl Apr 22, 2012 11:06 AM

      My neighbor went last week and was underwhelmed. Service was awful and food just ok.

      1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream
        MisterBill2 Apr 25, 2012 10:42 PM

        They've updated their website and the menu is now up.


        1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream
          saturngrrl May 16, 2012 06:01 PM

          Did you check it out? I'm very interested - I drive by there sometimes on my way home from work (when 684 is backed up and I need a detour!). Tonight, the parking lot was literally overflowing... and it looked like they had a few outdoor tables on the charming front porch. I think I'll give it a little bit of time or go at an off-peak time (I'm not too excited by the prospect of a loud, crowded room or tables so close the neighbors can chat me up... I'm fairly anti-social! LOL!). The menu has definitely piqued my curiosity. It sounds quite tasty.

          1. re: saturngrrl
            aklangus May 30, 2012 02:45 PM

            It was loud, loud, loud. I can't begin to tell you how disruptive it was. Food was terribly late. Only two out of 4 appetizers arrived, had to wait again. Tables are very very close. Conversation was hard to have. I won't be back for a long time.

            1. re: aklangus
              MisterBill2 May 30, 2012 05:21 PM

              I wonder if getting rid of the inner walls and making all the small rooms into one big room has had an unintended affect on the noise level?

              1. re: MisterBill2
                juliemoose May 30, 2012 07:33 PM

                that is probably exactly what happened-it never was that loud as The Box Tree or later incarnations-may be the casual atmosphere in the restaurant has something to do with it, too

              2. re: aklangus
                saturngrrl Jul 27, 2012 06:19 AM

                Ugh. Loud is my least favorite thing about a restaurant. I have been known to walk in and walk right back out if the auditory assault is too off-putting. Sometimes I make it to a table, look at a menu and then feel physically ill from the noise and have to leave. I know, I'm probably oversensitive to it, but for me, it just makes for a supremely unpleasant experience. No matter how good the food is or might be. I just can't stick around long enough to find out! Sorry to hear this place is so noisy... I was really intrigued by the concept and menu. Maybe I'll wait to hear/see reports of noise abatement efforts! :-)

                1. re: saturngrrl
                  taylor402 Jul 27, 2012 06:30 AM

                  the diningroom has sound absorbing foam wraped in fabric draped in between the beams .....

                  1. re: taylor402
                    MisterBill2 Aug 31, 2012 07:27 PM

                    Based on the latest post, your sound absorbing foam is not working.

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            juliemoose Apr 6, 2012 07:11 PM

            Husband and I ate at Purdy's Farmer and the Fish last night-we had a great time! I will say that the service was pretty slow, but it was crowded for a Thursday night. We weren't in a hurry so we didn't care, and the owner, Ed Taylor, bought us a glass of wine. The place was quite cozy, making it easier to talk to those at the neighboring tables, which we enjoyed. My husband had a scallop salad, a big bowl of assorted shellfish in a spicy tomato broth, and chased it with a half dozen raw oysters, all of the dishes were judged to be delicious. I had a cup of lobster bisque which was ok- the best part of it was the large chunks of lobster, and for dinner I had a really tasty sword fish steak. They have done a beautiful job renovating the building, Ed was a wonderful, welcoming host, and we really enjoyed our food-they just need to work on the service aspect of it, which I think will come with time, and will be helped by a slightly smaller curious crowd.

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            1. re: juliemoose
              Nancy C Apr 8, 2012 04:59 PM

              Happy news... will have to give it a try, and glad they are taking reservations. I live 5 minutes from Ocean House, but have only been there twice because of the idiotic no reservations crap. How hard can it be to write some names down? I'd even be willing to pay a fee for a no-show. We spend our money at the fish monger at the farmer's market instead.

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              queenregina Apr 5, 2012 10:46 AM

              What's the address of this place? I can't find it in the patch article or on their website.

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              1. re: queenregina
                taylor402 Apr 5, 2012 10:53 AM

                100 titicus road north salem ny 10560

                1. re: taylor402
                  taylor402 Apr 5, 2012 11:14 AM

                  sorry i will no longer participate in this board discussion as it is against chowhound policy ,
                  i respectfully apoligize to chowhound and the participants of this board
                  best regards
                  edward taylor

                  1. re: taylor402
                    queenregina Apr 5, 2012 01:06 PM

                    Thanks! I will have to check it out when I'm up in that area.

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                  juliemoose Apr 4, 2012 06:38 PM

                  We have reservations for Thursday night-we'll let you all know what we think

                  1. MisterBill2 Apr 1, 2012 07:34 PM

                    If someone finds a website, please post it. I noticed the article said no reservations, which is a pain.

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                    1. re: MisterBill2
                      taylor402 Apr 2, 2012 11:15 AM

                      hi mister bill ,
                      we are taking reservations for partys of 6 or more
                      the website is
                      we will be open 7 nights @ 6pm for the next two weeks after that we will start lunch and weekend brunch @ 12 and roll right into dinner . this sunday we will be serving lunch from 12 , immediately after the easter egg hunt and roll right into dinner service with a special easter menue (as well as our regular menue
                      )we plan to open our farmers and fish market featuring local produce (we plan on growing our own on premises ) fresh fish (supplied by DOWN EAST SEAFOOD ) baked goods (from our on premises bakery) flowers and more within the next few months . once complete we will be offering a country breakfast
                      best regards ,
                      hope to see you soon
                      edward taylor

                      1. re: taylor402
                        MisterBill2 Apr 2, 2012 11:48 AM

                        Thanks.. 6 or more does not help me if I want to make plans to go out with just my spouse or another couple who would be driving 30+ minutes to get to us. I've never been to Ocean House in Croton because of their no reservations policy, and they at least have the excuse of having a very small restaurant.

                        Do you know what happened to the previous owner? John-Michael and his wife were always very nice.

                        Also, you should know that Chowhound generally does not like it when restaurant owners post here. You might want to contact them and see if it is OK to continue posting. Personally, as a prospective customer, I appreciate it, especially for a new place. I'm not sure if you have also posted on Patch but I'm sure they'd have no problem with your participation.

                        1. re: MisterBill2
                          taylor402 Apr 2, 2012 11:55 AM

                          hi mister bill 2
                          please give a call as i am also not sure of policy , and i can answer your questions

                          1. re: taylor402
                            MisterBill2 Apr 2, 2012 12:11 PM

                            I'm sure no one will complain if you respond to my question about the former owners here.

                            1. re: MisterBill2
                              taylor402 Apr 3, 2012 06:08 AM

                              Mister Bill 2
                              Thank you for you're insite , we will now be taking reservations at purdys farmer and the fish

                              1. re: taylor402
                                MisterBill2 Apr 3, 2012 06:30 AM

                                Wow, I never knew I had so much influence :-). Thanks!

                    2. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Mar 30, 2012 05:18 PM

                      Sounds right up my alley. I'll definitely try this in the next couple weeks!

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                        apples Mar 30, 2012 03:44 PM

                        Can't wait to try it!

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