During my visit, I had the opportunity to eat at two restaurants that were very enjoyable. The first was "The Tomato Cafe" in Fishkill, NY. While the food is excellent, I especially appreciated their practice of providing half meals. I am a small eater and usually have to take a box home to one of my grandsons who graciously eats the leftovers. I especially enjoyed the Steak Frites and always finished my meal with a cookie chosen from the display case. The employees are very courteous and friendly. The restaurant seems to very busy at lunch time. However, we didn't wait long for a table. One Sunday after church, we called to see if they could accommodate 11 people, which they did. The family enjoyed their meal as well as the easy going atmosphere. I really recommend "The Tomato Cafe."
On the Saturday after Christmas, I took the MetroNorth train to Tarrytown. My friend, Katie, met me and drove to a restaurant she likes in Irvington. We were having Brunch at The Red Hat on the River. The restaurant is located in a renovated Lord and Burnham factory building situated on the edge of the Hudson River. I checked the history of Lord and Burnham and found it very interesting.
The Red Hat on the River has a loft area over the main floor. Since we arrived early, we were seated on the main floor by the large windows, which provided a great view of the river. Again, since I prefer a small meal, I enjoyed a delicious crab cake. As best as I can recall, Katie had the Eggs .Benedict. The service was great and we had an enjoyable repast. The atmosphere was very warm and a great place for a special meal. As we were preparing to leave, we saw a framed letter from the author, James Patterson, to the restaurant owner who happens to be his cousin. Outside the restaurant, Katie pointed out the views of the Tappan Zee Bridge and New York City in the distance to the south. A great photo op despite the haze.
|View of New York City in the distance looking South|
|Looking North, the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson|
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