It had been a few years since our Wednesday Night Dining Crew last visited 88 Charles Street, which was much too long a time. The restaurant is one of our favorites, and the drive to Montgomery is really the only reason that we have not turned it into our personal clubhouse. The place has all of the requisite ingredients for making it a favorite – a great bar, a friendly professional waitstaff, and a solid kitchen.
Blu Pointe on the Newburgh Waterfront is the newest addition to the Bonura family’s restaurant empire, and it is arguably the best.
88 Charles Street Cafe Montgomery, NY 12549 845.457.9850 www.88charlesstreetcafe.com Open for Dinner – 7 Days Lunch – Monday through Friday This review was updated in December 2015. You can read that review here. It has been twenty five years since Mario Balicich opened the doors to 88 Charles Street – back in 1987. The building […]
Il Cenacolo 228 South Plank Road Newburgh, NY12550 Lunch: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri Dinner: Wed through Monday Closed Tuesday Phone 845.564.4494 Website It has been almost twenty five years since Il Cenacolo opened its doors, in 1988. I still can recall the excited phone call from a friend that prompted my first visit to the […]
343 Lakeside Road Newburgh, NY 12550 845-566-7100 Closed Tuesdays www.thelakeviewhouse.com The Lakeview House Restaurant sits on the eastern shore of Orange Lake, a 400 acre lake just west of Newburgh, NY, off of Route 52. It is a picturesque setting; it reminds me of many of the waterfront eateries I frequented growing up on Long […]
The Bruynswyck Inn 2162 Bruynswyck Road Wallkill, NY, 12589 8458951147 Closed Monday and Tuesday www.bruynswyckinn.com You might want to file this one away under “hideaways”. The Bruynswyck Inn is located just off of Ulster County Route 7, the Bruynswyck Road, which heads south off of Route 44 just west of the village of Gardiner. The […]
Billy Joe’s Ribworks 26 Front Street Newburgh, NY 845 565 1560 www.ribworks.com There is something about the first days of spring that draws people to the river. It is a ritual with my Wednesday night dining companions that we visit the Newburgh waterfront around the same time that the first crocuses appear in the driveway. […]
Cena 2000 50 Front Street Newburgh, NY 845 561-7676 Lunch and Dinner, 7 days Every May when the shad bushes are in bloom, my appetite invariable turns to the seasonal dishes of spring. Soon after the ice goes out, the shad and stripers and herring return to the river, ramps (wild leeks) appear in the […]