While driving up to the Hudson River Valley to tour the Rockefeller Estate in Sleepy Hollow, New York, my party stopped at a quaint little town by the name of Nyack on the New York/New Jersey border. The town was filled to the brim with restaurants, but this one caught our eye with the nice atmosphere and 'Prix Fixe' lunch. We walked in and were seated by a nice waiter who immediately brought us warm bread and olive oil with pepper. We could tell the experience would be a good one.
While one person in our group did not choose to get the price-fixed lunch, two of us did. With this meal, we got a small plate, an entree and a dessert for $22.00, plus tax and tip. Before I describe the meal I got to you, please note that they change their menu according to the freshest ingredients that are available from where their meats and seafood are imported from. So, a menu you see online may not be the exact menu that they have that day in the restaurant. Both of us got the oysters to start. With this, we got four oysters with a topping sauce. I found this unusual, as usually when oysters are given you are offered horse radish, cocktail sauce, lemon, and tobacco. I did not like this sauce, so I chose to eat my oysters plain. Both of us believed that they were very fresh and tasty. That Wednesday they had $1 oysters. We went on a Thursday, but if they have that special again, I would recommend it.
For our entree, I chose the 'sandwich of the day', which was a catfish selection with a spiced dipping sauce and french fries. The other individual who chose the price-fixed lunch got an entree of muscles. The individual who chose to not get the price-fixed lunch got a sausage flatbread, which was four toasted bread crisps with a sausage topping on top. The catfish sandwich and muscles were superb, but I would not recommend the sausage flatbread. It tasted very meaty and was not loved by them or anybody else in the group.
For our sweets selection, we chose to split the chocolate flourless cake with gelato and the strawberry upside-down cake, two options which were deemed 'excellent' by our group. The chocolate cake had a warm flavor that melted in your mouth, while the strawberry upside cake had a lightness to it that made you wanting more. This was the portion of the meal that I was most impressed with.
Overall, the eating environment was very nice and the food was good, but expensive. We ended up spending $100, including tax and tip as well as a glass of wine by an older member of our group. My overall review of the restaurant would be a 7/10. Please give it a try if you are in the area, but don't go out of your way to eat here. Photos below. The header photo is my catfish sandwich.