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Hudson View Rest. in Nyack - Formerly Callaghan's/formerly Southern Comfort

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Hudson View Rest. in Nyack - Formerly Callaghan's/formerly Southern Comfort

frequentdiner | Mar 2, 2008 07:40 AM

After hearing there was a new "Greek" restaurant in Nyack, my friends insisted we go here for dinner on Friday night and give it a try....

Big mistake:

It wasnt really a greek restaurant. It is a restaurant with an identity crisis. We got there at 9, which isnt that late. The bar had loud disco music playing, with about 20-25 people drinking. The dining room had one other table occupied (first clue to problems?)

The menu had greek "sections" on it. It also had sections for bar food, italian food, and grilled steaks. I think they are trying to appeal to as many people as possible. (and appealing to very few, apparently)

The waitress was pleasant enough but seemed clueless as to what was and wasnt available. After asking a few questions she couldnt answer, she was "pulled" from our table and replaced with someone apparently more qualified and we were told it was the other waitress's first day on the job.

The food was mediocre.... We ordered a "sampler plate" of greek spreads, and told it was unavailable because they were out of fish eggs. They refused to bring the pita, hummous, and Tabouli salad, because it wasnt worth the $8.95 price w/out the fish eggs. Instead we ordered mussels in a ouzo broth (no ouzo taste) and a few simple bar appetizers.

Entrees were disappointing.... Two were returned because they were ice cold, a Souvlaki entree was dried chunks of pork in pita bread, and a side greek salad which was ok. Spanikopita was disappointing.....

Despite the fact that after 15 minutes, we were the ONLY table of guests in the dining room, the service was awful. The waitress's sleeve was in most of our plates as we were served. The table was set for 3, instead of 4, bread was requested several times... Drinks were served promply though.

After coffee (no dessert) despite being repeatedly offered the last two portions remaining of the special ), we asked for the check. Incredibly, despite being the only table left, we were given the WRONG check. We couldnt believe it. We called the "waitress" over (at this point, i use the term "waitress" loosely) and she left to locate the correct check. 10 minutes later, she brought it over, and it took another 10 minutes to process two credit cards equally.

We left vowing to never go back to this latest resurrection of a lower Nyack restaurant location.

If any of you are familiar with the location, you will know it hasnt had a successful restaurant in years....... Perhaps someone needs to reinvent it once again. (or let it slide into the Hudson, and die a respectful death)

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