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

Farmer and the Fish


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  1. Can't wait to try it!

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

      1. 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

          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

            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

              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

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

                1. re: MisterBill2

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

                  1. re: taylor402

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

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

          1. 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

              100 titicus road north salem ny 10560

              1. re: taylor402

                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

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

              2. 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

                  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.

                2. 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

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

                      1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                        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

                          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

                            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

                              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

                              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

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

                                1. re: taylor402

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