Julian and I ate here for the $5 Burger special that they have on Thursdays. The restaurant still has the same layout as when it was Pizza Hut, which is kind of funny, but they added some nice “stone” to the interior and dim lighting. It looks really nice, but somehow clashes strangely with the booth and plastic-wood seating. We had the Blackened String Beans as our appetizer, and they reminded me a lot of New World, and were wonderful. I had a medium rare Burger with Mushrooms, Onions, and Bacon (that was nice and crispy). It was really good, and well worth $5. Julian had the Mac and Cheese, which cost $11. It was not worth it in my opinion. It could have used more crust on top and more melted cheese. Overall, I would definitely go here for the Thursday specials, but probably not otherwise. I must say that our server was exceptionally nice and made our experience really pleasant.
November 26, 2011 by Nina
October 13, 2011 by Nina
Kingston, Wall Street, May 28-November 19, Saturday 9-2
New Paltz, 24 Main Street, June 19-October 30, Sunday 10-3
Rhinebeck, 61st & 80th E. Market Street, open all year, Sunday 10-2
Saugerties, 115 Main Street, May 28-October 8, Saturday 9-2
Woodstock, 6 Maple Lane, June 1-October 26, Wednesday 3:30-dusk
Category Kingston, NY, Rhinebeck, Saugerties, Woodstock | Tags: Hudson Valley Farmer's Market,Kingston Farmer's Market,Rhinebeck Farmer's Market,Saugerties Farmer's Market,Woodstock Farmer's Market | 1 Comment
October 3, 2011 by Nina
The Village Diner holds many childhood memories for me, as my friends and I used to hangout here what seemed like every weekend. I almost always ordered a burger, and so this time, at this post-renovation diner, I was going to order something post-childhood-a BBQ Chicken Panini and Sweet Potato Fries. Now, this might not sound like a big deal, but I was an extremely picky eater as a child, and rarely did I try anything new that strayed away from my four food groups: pasta, hot dogs, hamburgers, sugar (poptarts, ice cream, and gushers were particularly dear to my heart). But back to the diner. As Julian can tell you, I am no longer a fan of diners, as I find the food to be expensive for its poor quality, and somehow the diner experience is not very enjoyable for me anymore. Still, this beloved diner went above my expectations. The waitress was extremely kind (one of the nicest I’ve ever had), and the food was actually really good. Especially my sweet potato fries (I ate them all). Well done Village Diner.
September 29, 2011 by Nina
I have gone to the Saugerties Garlic Festival my whole life. It used to be two roads full of fried dough and scrunchie stands, but now it’s gigantic. Julian and I went with his family this year, and ate some yummy pickles from Spacey Tracy, had cheese samples, the best pesto in the universe, fried mozzarella, and of course, my personal favorite: kettle korn.
September 26, 2011 by Nina
I know it’s a bistro pub, but still, this place is so strange. It looks like a dive bar, but has a wonderful menu. With things like: Bacon, Fried Egg and Cheese Burger, Pulled Bbq Pork and Brie Quesadilla, or Truffled Parmesan Frites, you would think you’re eating at the Terrapin. And honestly, the food is as good (but cheaper of course). The only problem is that you have to sit in a crummy bar. When you first walk in, you are in a dark pub with bench-booth seating with the TV on, but you can also go to a better lit room that has a pool table. It’s only a little better though. Definitely not the place for a romantic evening, but good food none-the-less. Everything I’ve had was wonderful, and the truffle fries are some of the best I’ve had (easily as good at Arielle or Gigi’s). I recently had the Panzanella Salad (toasted focaccia, red onions, pine nuts, kalamata olives, baby tomatoes and feta over grilled romaine with harissa vinaigrette), which has grilled lettuce, similar to my favorite salad from Pescados. You see, I am comparing the quality of food here to some of my favorite restaurants. So you should really give the food a try, despite the atmosphere.
Dutch Ale House
253 Main St
Saugerties, NY 12477
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