I noticed a sign for a restaurant called The Crooked Rooster a few weeks ago on my way to Poughkeepsie. After hearing rave reviews from some friends, I stopped by today. I had an Irish soda bread muffin and a strawberry banana smoothie--both quite good. The space was welcoming and the menu offerings looked intriguing. It's divided into several sections: Tossed (salads), Bowls (rice/noodle bowls), Grilled, Pressed, Fried, Stacked, and House Specials. Unfortunately, I had just eaten at Subway an hour earlier, so I didn't get to try anything else.
Some dishes on the menu that caught my eye:
The Admiral: Tempura battered shrimp, avocado, crab salad, lettuce and tomato on a hoagie roll
Pressed, braised beef option: Braised beef, boursin cheese, frizzled shallots on ciabatta
Grilled, veggie burger option: house made gluten free veggie burger with vegan rooster sauce, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and onion on a gluten free bun
You can check out the entire menu on their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrookedRo...
The space is great. You can sit at the surfboard tables by the windows, at a long table in the center of the room for larger groups, or in booths. They also have a great foozball table. It's kid-friendly, but in a cool, non-Chuck E. Cheese way. I'm looking forward to bringing my family here.