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Joe's Quarry in Tuckahoe comforts me...

gutreactions | Mar 30, 200806:59 AM

After spending the past few months eating my way thru some of the most trendy and near-trendy restaurants from New York City to Boston, I was definately in the mood for some simple, down home comfort cooking without all the hype attached nor 'flavored foam' for that matter...so we made our way over to an old favorite, bustling Joe's Quarry Inn in Tuckahoe...Now I know that comfort dishes come in every 'language' and cuisine, but when we sat down in this cozy dining room and perused the pub menu it was like tonic for the eyes and mind for both of us...I understand that there is a new owning family and the original menu has been tweaked a bit with the addition of more Italian-American dishes along with a good dose of broccoli rabe...
We went for two of the basics this Saturday night: Butch's Bacon Cheeseburger with cheddar and all the trimmings...and me, I was lured to the 16 oz Prime Rib, apparently a weekend special here...hadn't had prime rib in a while.
While the small bar and dining room filled with chatter as the early evening wore on, we hunkered down on our meal...the burger was a tasty multi-layered specimen, plump and juicy, the fries crunchy, while my Prime Rib on the bone was delicious, prepared medium as ordered with sides of baked potato (with the add ons, of course) and gently sauteed broccoli with just a hit of garlic. Wonderful and tender all the way thru...
With their new seasonal deck on the way later this spring, the house Nantucket Dinner with lobster, clams, corn, potato and trimmings sounds good for a future meal. I was told they currently serve it on Tuesday evenings...Joe's is a 'safe haven' for this foodie and prices are quite reasonable too.

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