New Paltz newcomers Huckleberry and End Cut have more company this month. Three new restaurants opened – Schatzi’s on Main Street. Garvan’s Gastropub at the golf course, and The Parish at the Waterstreet Market. We stopped in to check them out.
You will find the Mountain Brauhaus nestled near the base of the Shawangunk ridge, on the road that climbs through a series of switchbacks before reaching Minnewaska. German immigrants settled the area long ago, drawn here for the same reasons as the thousands of climbers and tourists who visit the area each year. The landscape is as close to Bavaria as you will find without getting on a plane to Germany. The region’s most popular restaurant fits right into that setting, serving as a meeting house for area residents and a beacon for the rest of us drawn to the light of the kitchen’s traditional Brauhaus fare.
In days of yore, Hudson Valley diners had many choices for good German fare. Just in the city of Poughkeepsie we had the Brauhaus in Arlington (now the Dubliner) and further down Main Street was the Auffarth family’s Congress Tavern (in the late 70’s) , both of which served up Karl Ehmer’s wieners and wursts with platters of spaetzle and kraut. Those were the days.
Mountain Brauhaus Restaurant 3123 US Route 44 Gardiner, NY 12525 845 255 9766 Lunch and Dinner, Wednesday through Sunday Closed Monday and Tuesday www.mountainbrauhaus.com This perennial Hudson Valley favorite has been serving up great food and great times since 1955. We have been dining here regularly for over thirty years. The proprietor, Mark Ruoff, is the […]
Gunk Haus Restaurant and Biergarten 387 South Street, Highland, NY 12528 Phone 845.883.0866 www.gunkhaus.com Serving Lunch & Dinner Closed on Tuesday The Gunk Haus Restaurant and Biergarten bills itself as a local gastro pub, which does sound like a New York hiptser moniker for this very traditional village brahaus. The charming eatery is situated beneath […]
Mountain Brauhaus Restaurant, Gardiner, New York www.mountainbrauhaus.com 845 255 9766 Lunch & Dinner, Wednesday through Sunday Closed Monday and Tuesday The business texts frequently suggest that a family business is often destroyed by the third generation. The Mountain Brauhaus, nestled on the corner of the approach to Minnewaska at the intersection of Routes 44 / […]