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Village Tearoom, New Paltz


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Village Tearoom, New Paltz

Betsy | Oct 29, 2004 08:18 PM

Husband and I went to have dinner last Saturday. Here's the deal with this place--they offer some take-away items like soup and cold salads as well as baked goods, and each night they have a three-course "supper" listed at a fixed price. The night we went it was fennel with cannelini beans and thyme; bistro-style beef stew with a biscuit; and sticky toffee pudding for $25. There was also a vegetarian option available, and they do feature local organic produce and meats.

The fennel was very light and tasty, and the stew was mostly fatty meat with one fingerling potato. And one biscuit. Sticky toffee pudding (in the British sense of pudding=dessert) was delicious, albeit small.

Other quibbles were mostly matters of style (no Diet Coke?!) and will be ironed out, most likely, after they've been open for a while (why three servers in a 10 x 10 room?). I'd recommend a visit; it is very homey and cozy. I'm not sure, however, how successful this place will be given the price and local clientele. New Paltz is changing, however, and perhaps the weekend traffic will be enough to support it.

They also offer a cream tea at a fixed price of $18 per person.


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