So, the restaurant list for the Fall 2017 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week has finally been posted. Dinner is $32.95, lunch is $22.95, both for 3 courses.
I’ve recently retired, so I am at liberty to visit more restaurants outside of Westchester than in the past since I can go on weekdays. I’ve already made reservations at both American Bounty and Bocuse at the CIA for weekday lunches. I discovered on a previous visit that the lunch portions at American Bounty were larger than dinner because it was a different instructor. I hope it’s still the case. I know many people don’t think the CIA is great but we’ve always enjoyed out meals there (and for RW you get to order off the entire menu, with very few small surcharges). Tip for anyone who eats there and has a credit card that pays you bonus points for restaurant dining – their credit card merchant account is not coded as restaurants (even though they use one specifically called “CIA Restaurants”) so you won’t get your bonus points. Found that one out the hard way (now I just have to remember when I go back).
I really want to get to Liberty Street Bistro in Newburgh. They’re only doing dinner Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Fortunately I will be able to go one of those days. I’m actually having lunch there this Wednesday because I’ll be in the area. I saw them on Restaurant Hunter on FiOS and the food looked great. The chef is a CIA grad and worked at some pretty impressive places before opening his own place in Newburgh – http://libertystreetbistro.com/about-1/.
I may try to get to Roundhouse in Beacon.
Of course Valley in Garrison is a must. They’re only open for dinner Thursday-Saturday. I’m always amazed that they are not full when we go there for RW since they always have a great menu. It must be the location, too far for most in Westchester and Dutchess. It’s well worth the trip.
North in Armonk is not listed. It will be interesting to see if they join later on to try to get people to come back and try their new chef. They never did it with the guy who took over after Eric left. Maybe they figure that the clientele they want to attract doesn’t care about a cheap meal. Eric was always a big proponent of HVRW.
There’s this new farm to table place on Route 9 in Wappingers, Heritage Food and Drink that I expected to see listed, but they’re not.