By the time visitors place their orders at Julianna's Schoolhouse, they've worked up a fine appetite driving through miles of fresh air to get to the tucked-away bistro. Built before the Civil War, the pink clapboard building is still nestled in a quiet, rural region untouched by the hustle, bustle, and liquefied astronaut food of contemporary life. Inside, however, chefs concoct bistro dishes with a modern twist.
Their eclectic menu spotlights fresh produce, seafood, and herbs and high-quality cuts of steak and chicken, all transformed through classic French-, Italian-, Latin American?, and southern-style preparations. When they're not busy forging homemade chorizo and flatbread, chefs turn their DIY ethic toward desserts, such as a rotating selection of freshly churned ice cream.
Sue's Sunset House's line of culinary wizards dispenses hearty portions of homemade pub grub and sandwiches concocted from scratch. Bountiful burgers, hot and cold wraps, and fresh salads satiate patron palates alongside a build-your-own sandwich option that supplies diners with breads, cold cuts, cheeses, and a construction crew for assembly assistance. Feasters can relish the fresh air from an outdoor patio or curl up by an indoor fireplace and gaze upon a stunning view of the Hudson River. In addition to a fully stocked bar, Sue's Sunset House screens sporting contests and Nintendo Wii games on its 42-inch flat-screen plasma television and hosts live entertainment every weekend.
The Lynch family history in the East Coast restaurant industry dates back to the early 1930s. With Prohibition coming to an end, Patrick Lynch opened the Riverside Grill on 125th and Broadway. Since then, Patrick's ancestors have carried on what is now a family tradition, establishing eateries in Congers and Tomkins Cove. Their latest edition, Lynch's Restaurant in Stony Point, does what the Lynch family has done for nearly a century: fills empty bellies with carefully prepared, slowly cooked American dishes, ranging from pastas and seafood to succulent steaks and Angus beef burgers.
Inside Las Margaritas, eye-catching Mexican folk art and a bar with deep-blue tiles surround patrons digging into sizzling fajitas and spicy enchiladas. In the kitchen, chefs whip up such south-of-the-border specialties as ceviches, pollo mole poblano, and steak monterrey. Bartenders complement the complex, sometimes spicy flavors of these feasts with tangy margaritas, sweet sangria, and beer.
Las Margaritas also encompasses an expansive patio, where guests can take in views of the Hudson while dining in the sunlight or taking shelter beneath umbrellas that block out bright rays and falling satellites.