Anyone Doing HVRW? [NY]

Just thought I’d ask!! Mister Bill?

If this is a quiz I lost! :smiley:

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Yes, I am doing it. We’re just back from a 2 week cruise so we might not do as many as usual. There is a somewhat active discussion on the other board. The Cookery has their menus up, I was already going for dinner there the 2nd Saturday and liked their brunch menu so I made a reservation for the first Sunday.

The Whitlock in Katonah is doing lunch only and has their menu posted on the website. Winston’s in MK looks good, although we found their RW portions to be very small the first time we ate there.

Not sure if this is posted yet but here is Valley’s menu. No duck breast as they’d had in the past but I may go anyway since I like the rest of the menu.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Fall Menu 2018

November 1st – November 10th, 2018

First Course

Baby Kale Salad
Honeycrisp Apple, Cider Vinaigrette, Pickled Winter Squash, Shaved Goat Cheese

Butternut Squash Soup
Crème Fraiche, Chives, Sea Salt, Age Balsamic

House Made Ricotta Gnocchi
Short Rib Bolognese, Parmesan, Baby Basil

Yellowfin Tuna Sashimi
Asian Pear, Ponzu, Yuzu, Wasabina

Main Course

Braised Short Rib of Beef
Leeks, Cauliflower, Truffled Veal Jus

Maine Sea Scallops
Parsnip, Baby Rainbow Carrots, Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Market Vegetable Risotto
Parmesan, Local Vegetables, Baby Herbs

Cast Iron Murray’s Chicken Breast
Marbled Potatoes, Delicata Squash, Chicken Jus


Local Artisanal Cheese Plate
Peach & Balsamic Ice Cream, Grilled Baguette, Grapes & Nuts

Caramelized Honeycrisp Apple
Vanilla Panna Cotta, Brown Butter Oats, Honey

Warm Blondie a la Mode
Chocolate Chunks, Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce

House Made Ice Cream & Sorbets
Daily Selection

$32.95 Per Person/ 3-Course Meal w House Made Breads & Vermont Butter




Executive Chef - Vincent Mocarski
Pastry Chef – Katie MacGregor

Hope your cruise was wonderful!!!

Yes, I drove by over there and saw the thread. Thanks for posting here with us HO’s!! Have you ever been to the Whitlock? It’s a cute place and the owners are very nice. The chef used to work at The Cookery which I thought would make the food better than it is. It’s really not much. The menu, normally, is limited and the stuff is just not great. . Funny, but I love eating there - except for actually eating! Last time we went to the Valley I was very disappointed. Except to see James, no reason to go back for us.

I have never been to The Whitlock, just saw them on Restaurant Hunter on FiOS and wanted to try them. That’s too bad about the food not being great, perhaps I will skip them since I wasn’t thrilled with their RW menu. I had forgotten about Valley not having short rib last time since I focused on the duck. My daughter always ordered the risotto (which is enough for 2 people) but apparently now is into short rib so if she joins us she’ll be able to have it with the gnocchi as an appetizer and as the main course. We have always had a great meal there so hopefully we won’t have the same experience as you. We always enjoy seeing James, and the server we always have (I forget his name, I know he also works at the UN) always treats us like regulars (even though we are not).

BTW, missing from HVRW this time (feel free to mention others I’ve forgotten): The Parlor (RW there never really made sense, anyway), Dish Mahopac, Kitchen Sink in Beacon, and Seasons/Freelance Cafe in Piermont.

Brother’s Fish & Chips in Ossining has their menu posted. I can’t say that it thrills me but I did want to mention that we ate there a few months ago when they had a special “pay what you want” deal on a Monday night to introduce their summer menu (we were the only ones who showed up). The food was really good, and it’s unfortunate that their HVRW menu focuses on the fish & chips as one of only 2 entree choices when their normal menu is much more inventive. I meant to post my photos from that meal as payback for the almost free meal, maybe this will get me to do it (even though the menu has since changed).

The regular menu at the Whitlock is not much better. I need to get back to The Cookery. Actually, their restaurant week menu when we went was pretty much their whole menu! Say hi to James for us of you go.

Kittle House looks like they’re doing the same menu for lunch and dinner. Looks interesting and we’ve always had a good experience there for RW. As usual, it’s only available on their website. (click on Restaurant Week)

Yes, that’s what is great about The Cookery, they do pretty much their entire regular menu, plus blackboard specials. They have not had the fried chicken on the brunch menu in recent HVRW’s but do this time.

I need to get that pudding this time! I will make sure to ask the server to hold one for me if it’s on the blackboard when we are seated!

As for The Whitlock, there is some stuff on the normal menu that I would prefer. We’ll see if I get there.

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It never hurts to ask! That’s how I got mine!

It was on the board when we arrived but not when we ordered :frowning_face:

If we go for brunch and dinner I figure I have two chances. And I made our diner reservation for 6 instead of 6:30 this time.

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I have a reservation for Dubrovnik on Monday with a group. Last time I was there was over 2 years ago and it was very good.
I also have a reservation the following week for 273 Kitchen.

They have their website on their FB page:

They are also taking over the Valley Table Instagram page one day. Oddly, they show a whole fish in their ad for HVRW but there is no whole fish on their HVRW menu. I hate when places do that!

Pubstreet (Pleasantville) finally posted their menu on Facebook. I’m kind of disappointed, I expected them to have their somewhat famous wings (they won the competition at Empire City Casino recently). Someone else asked them about lunch, since the HVRW site says they are doing lunch and dinner. No response yet.

Also note the price says $29.99 instead of $32.95.

Just found Little Drunken Chef’s menus on their FB page. Kudos to them for having a kids menu (at half the normal HVRW price)!

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That’s not very exciting!!


Lunch menu:

Went to X2O yesterday for lunch and, as always, was delicious. The room was crowded and glad we made a reservation. There were several specials in addition to the menu. For app they added a crunchy tuna roll over spicy mayo, which I had. For entree they had sliced sirloin, I had they beef cheek and foie gras ravioli. For desert they had a tiramisu, I opted for the espresso tart. I would definitely recommend it!

Sounds great. I would have done the expresso tart too!