Before we left for the North Fork, my husband and I took the kids to try the Hudson Farmer and the Fish. It was a beautiful early summer night — soft air, bright and sunny, and a gentle breeze off the Hudson River. The restaurant, which is right beside the docks, has one of the most beautiful patios with views of the Palisades, the new bridge, and, the gardens of Riverwalk. (See above.) Plus, if you walk down the dock in front of the restaurant, there are amazing views of the Sleepy Hollow lighthouse.
Plan to get there early and sit outside, since there are only a handful of tables. And enjoy the food. The menu is so summery that if you squint, you can pretend you’re in Nantucket. (Ha!) What to order on the farm to table menu? The options are as varied and delicious as the restaurant’s Purdy’s location. My husband loves the lobster roll and clam-packed chowder, while the kids went for the pizza (they have Farmer’s Roots pizza — local veggies on top — and clam pizza, but my kids ordered plain old Margherita). I had the Jenkins Farm Burger (yum!) but if I went back, I’d order the Kenendaia Farms Fried Chicken because it wasn’t on the menu when I went and, thanks to cheddar mash and fresh slaw as sides, it sounds amazing.
The Farmer and the Fish Hudson is just the beginning of a ton of new development poised to open along the Hudson in Sleepy Hollow, thanks to a new shopping area being developed nearby on the former GM Plant. It’s called Edge-on-Hudson, and it will have condos, restaurants and shops that’s certain to make Sleepy Hollow as much of a destination as Tarrytown.
Don’t forget to make reservations at Farmer and the Fish Hudson; it is THE place to eat this summer, so it can get crowded.
Photo above courtesy of Yelp