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Peekskill Pub Food - The Branding Iron

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vinouspleasure Jan 20, 2014 11:23 AM

Tried for the first time over the weekend. Don't let the crowded bar as you walk in deter you, there's quiet seating in the back. Great selection of burgers and pub food, service was wonderful and the food very good. We had the blooming onion, which had a nice sauce but was a little soggy and pulled pork tostados which were good. The star of the shoe were the burgers, served on a delicious, warm bun which tasted and looked homemade. the burger itself was generous, charred on the outside, perfectly cooked in the middle, served with hand cut fries. All the orders coming out of the kitchen looked good,: fish and chips, kids grilled cheese, prime rib...we'll definitely be back.

It's a fun place, give them a try!

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    weedy RE: vinouspleasure Jan 20, 2014 08:03 PM

    How's it compare to Quiet Man and Peekskill Brewery?

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      vinouspleasure RE: weedy Jan 22, 2014 05:33 PM

      based on one visit to each place:
      branding iron - great service, new american pub fare, fun menu
      quiet man - great atmosphere, middling service, traditional irish fare.

      toss up on which has better food. haven' t been to the brewery yet.

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      DGresh RE: vinouspleasure Jan 21, 2014 06:25 AM

      sounds nice! And very close to me.

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        weedy RE: vinouspleasure Jan 22, 2014 05:40 PM

        I guess my view is they are all essentially glorified burger and martini places.
        not that there's anything wrong with that.

        I'd have to add Firehouse Grill and Birdsall to that list as well in the area

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          vinouspleasure RE: weedy Jan 23, 2014 01:17 PM

          agreed, though I'm not a fan of Birdsall food...think they try too hard and end up with dishes that don't work and are somewhat overpriced. Point in case, their burger, which to my palate tastes like meat loaf with too much pepper. I think Gleasons is solidly overpriced.

          haven't been to firehouse, been meaning to get there. you should try the taven @croton landing for brunch.

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            i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: vinouspleasure Jan 24, 2014 12:53 PM

            I love Birdsall House but I agree on some dishes being overpriced, especially because it is looking pretty rundown inside. I get the old fashioned vibe but they really need to fix it up a little inside so it's a bit more attractive to match the prices of their entrees, some of which are in the high $20s.

            I had such a horrendous experience at Gleasons a few months ago (after many pleasant ones) that I am terrified to go back. It was a sh-t show where basically our entire meal ended up being comped. I have no desire to go back. They do have a great happy hour though.

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          weedy RE: vinouspleasure Jan 23, 2014 05:27 PM

          I completely agree about Birdsall... it purports to be a lot more foodie than it delivers.
          I've been particularly disappointed in their bland attempts at charcuterie.

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            vinouspleasure RE: weedy Jan 24, 2014 12:25 PM

            me too! think Pour Wine Bar in mt. kisco does a nice job with this.

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