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ryanallday | May 6, 201506:55 PM     5

I heard of this place after Chef Tommy Stevens (of Hells Kitchen and winnr of Cutthroat Kitchen) made this his new home. I had been following him on instagram and after seeing the beautiful plates he was putting out, I had to try it.

It's in Millerton, NY... and "upstate" quintessential Americana town in Dutchess County, just outside of Dover Plains and Millbrook. It's on main street, surrounded by other restaurants and small locally owned stores, a really nice area actually. The restaurant itself is gorgeous. Really nice modern interior, very small space with a large bar and open kitchen. My buddy and I ordered many dishes including the following:

Coconut Crab Cakes, this was the most underwhelming of all the dishes we got but it was not at all bad. Four very small crab cakes, however very flavorful and tons of crab, plated beautifully.

Charred Asparagus, This was incredible...crispy asparagus covered in manchego, over a delicious potato puree, simple yet perfect

Brisket Taco, this was on the specials, Chili rubbed brisket tacos, the flavor was amazing

Carnitas taco, roast pork and pineapple salsa, this one was unforgettable, the pork was perfectly cooked, super moist and bursting with flavor, the pineapple was a great touch and these looked beautiful

Skewers, we ordered the chorizo and the octopus...the octopus was the surprise of the night for me because it tasted so great, really really flavorful, the chorizo was simple but plated beautifully, the sauces were the stars of this one, both tasted great.

"Award winning wings", I love wings and I've had Chef Stevens wings before so I knew they'd be good, these were excellent. Large portion of very crispy, dripping with sauce wings

Pica Pollo, the best way I can describe this would be boneless wings. Described as boneless fried chicken, covered in chipotle honey with bbq dipping sauce...effing great, perfect bar food, large portion of this too, chicken was seasoned perfectly and the bbq sauce was on point

Mac 'n' Cheese, this was a smoked gouda macncheese with bacon and panko...I saved the best for last, easily the best macncheese I have ever had, the pasta was perfect and the cheese sauce with the bacon, damn this was something I will drive the hour plus drive to get again.

I definitely recommend this place, the service was excellent, food came out quick, drinks brought to us fast...drinks, they have a great beer selection on tap and in bottles and a huge wine selection and I noticed they do wine flights, pretty cool. I'll be back someday for sure.

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