Callicoon caught our eye as we drove by; we turned in on a whim. Likewise for this restaurant: we stopped to look at the menu because we loved the look of it. As I said in my title, finding wonderful places like this by chance really *is* one of the joys of travel!
My entree-- a strip steak stuffed with gorgonzola, to be specific-- was as good a steak as I've had anywhere. Finding it in a tiny hamlet in NY State was a delightful surprise! The sauce over the steak was delicious, as well. The sides were nicely prepared, especially the garlic mashed potatoes. The bread was fresh and crisp. We had wine with our dinner: there was a nice selection of wines by the glass, reasonably priced and generously poured.
The atmosphere stuck me as a bit "Old West:" a little bar up at the front of the restaurant, an (obviously original) high tin ceiling, and lots of pine throughout. It wasn't a particularly polished look, but it worked with the architecture. We enjoyed the quality of the food very much, and weren't bothered by the surroundings. Also, I had no problem paying what I paid, given the quality of the steak! Service was attentive, and both of the employees we had contact with were very pleasant.
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