• Painter's Tavern

    4 starsApril 19, 2013

    266 Hudson St, Cornwall on Hudson, NY 12520

    I used to frequent this place a lot when I lived here. When I moved back I was excited to try it again! The menu clearly states which items are gluten free and vegetarian. I ordered a salad with chicken. Salad was amazing but either service didn't hear the I wanted chicken added or forgot. All was well, just asked for chicken and added it to my salad. Both my friends enjoyed their meals too. One friend ordered a mixed drink which was huge- like three drinks in one! The reason I gave four stars i because as my friend and I walked in an older couple really mean mugged us. I was surprised because this restaurant is in Cornwall. It is a "tavern" but there was so much anger in their faces. Strangely enough when we sat that couple was at the bar celebrating his birthday?! They and their party were loud and silly. So my recommendation IS to sit in the dinning room, not the bar area. The hosts offered it to us but we turned it down. I will still go and recommend this place. It's got a great atmosphere and the art work always changes. The food is always excellent! I've never had a bad food experience.

  • Ella's Bellas

    5 starsApril 19, 2013

    418 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508

    I want to start off by saying this place is beautiful! The atmosphere is so relaxed and homey. The service was accommodating to all my questions too. They recently expanded so there is more seating. They have baked goods such as whoopie pies and apple turn overs as well as soups and quiches! Oh! And teas and coffees! I will definitely be back, despite it being a far drive and a $1.50 toll!

  • Pizza Shop

    2 starsApril 19, 2013

    27 S Water St, Newburgh, NY 12550

    This is a big shop! Was beautifully done. I went with a non gf eater. Neither of us were impressed. The service was lackluster. My friend asked for vinaigrette on the side if her salad and received a tiny bowl of salad drenched in ranch. My gf pizza was a disappointment. It was a frozen prepackaged thin crust that they added their toppings to. The topping was delicious the crust was like eating very dry crackers. I may not go back. Two stars because I like that the option is out there and the topping was great tasting. Oh! And the women's bathroom is very very dark. Be careful and bring your cellphone as a flashlight!