Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is the time of year when some of the finest restaurants in New York’s Hudson Valley offer three-course meals at bargain prices. There are over 100 restaurants participating in this year’s promotion offering prix fixe lunches for $20.95 and three-course dinners for $29.95 (beverage, tax and tip not included, of course). This is a great deal, especially when you’re trying out new restaurants.
This is my second year as a Guest Blogger for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. I’ll review 2 restaurants this time. The first restaurant I chose was Frankie and Johnnie’s Steakhouse in Rye, NY. The next will be posted next week. Stay tuned.
On the prix fixe dinner menu are three appetizer choices, four entrée choices, and two dessert choices.
For the main course, we had the Petite Filet Mignon with garlic mashed potatoes. Though we asked for the steak to be cooked medium, it was served medium well, but it was still delicious. There was no need for steak sauce as the meat was flavorful. The mashed potatoes were perfect with a light garlic taste, and not too buttery. We paired this dish with a glass of Edna Valley Vineyard Pinot Noir.
The Braised Short Ribs was a great dish. The meat was meltingly tender. There was no need for a knife. The sauce had diced carrots in it, which added sweetness to the dish, but complemented the meat and the rice. Overall, very good. A glass of Mc Williams Hanwood Estate Shiraz complemented the entrée.
|Petite Filet Mignon|
Check out my full review on Small Bites.
HVRW runs until Saturday, March 31st. For a full listing of participating restaurants, visit hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com.
Frankie and Johnnie’s Steakhouse
77 Purchase St
Rye, NY 10580
Tel: (914) 925-3900