Venturing out to a warmly lit local restaurant in winter’s doldrums can be uplifting- an enjoyable comfort, especially with family, friends, or loved ones. Fortunately, our river towns offer diners a diversity of cuisines, atmospheres, and styles. And with Valentine’s Day in the offing, what better time to step out and have that special dining experience? Here is a small sampling of places that will warm your hearts in the cold, whatever the occasion.
How many river town residents know that Wolfert’s Roost was the name Washington Irving bestowed upon the structure he purchased along his beloved Hudson River, later renaming it Sunnyside? Now, Wolfert’s Roost has been reincarnated as a charming, much-awaited family-style restaurant, recently opened by chef-owner Eric Korn.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, located on the Pocantico Hills Rockefeller estate, was named one of the nation’s top 100 restaurants for 2014 by OpenTable.com.