Rambler Redux


Welcome to the relaunch of North Country Rambler here at our new (and hopefully much improved) home on WordPress. In addition to our traditional updates on area restaurants, we have some new treats in store. Please join us!

The Halfway House, Elizabethtown

Maple Tree at Halfway House

I love surprises, and The Halfway House in Elizabethtown was a bucket full of surprises. I really did not know what to expect when we heard about the place – lots of Portuguese items on the menu, a new dining room, a great bar. We are hearing all of this about a place which I have passed a hundred times and never really noticed.

A Bistro Lover’s Guide to Montreal


If I had to spend the rest of my life eating in one type of restaurant, a bistro would win hands down. Montreal offers a spectacular selection of French bistros, including many of our favorites. A winter weekend is the perfect time to get away to this wonderful city.

Frogmore Tavern ~ Kingston NY

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Frogmore Tavern has quickly become one of our favorite dining destinations when we are in Kingston. A talented kitchen and a well prepared American bistro style menu are the reasons to try it, and now you can add a new roof top bar to the attractions.

Friends Lake Inn ~ Chestertown


Friends Lake Inn is one of our favorite dining destinations. Hidden away on a quite country road above Friends Lake, this luxury inn also offers one of the Adirondack’s premier dining opportunities. The top notch kitchen is complemented by one of the area’s most extensive wine lists, and a service staff that balances professionalism with some down home, north country hospitality.

Eat ‘n Meet Grill and larder, Saranac Lake


Farm to table is not a marketing slogan at Eat ‘n Meet Grill. The kitchen’s obsession is on quality, fresh – local when possible – ingredients. Chef Vargo reached out to the local growers early on and has cultivated those relationships not just as suppliers, but also to use his kitchen to prepare their produce in offerings for the local farmers markets.

Brunetto’s, Warrensburg N.Y.


It has now been twenty years since Brunetto’s in Warrensburg opened its doors. The restaurant quickly became a North Country favorite with visitors and locals alike. A seat in the dining room is a very hard ticket to score during the summer tourist season, and securing a seat at the bar is even harder. The restaurant does not take reservations, but we crossed our fingers and stopped in last night for dinner.