My partner & I stepped into The Heron on Friday (Labor Day Weekend), the reviews looked mostly good and we thought we would give it a try. We made reservations 3 days before and ended up running an hour late. We called and told them we were running late and they saved a table for us on the back deck. What a gorgeous location, overlooking the Eddy and the majestic Delaware river. We had an amazing time. The food was excellent (I was an Executive Chef in NYC for 25 yrs, and I like to believe that I know good food :)
I had the Chicken Liver Pate with toast points as an appetizer (delish) and my partner had the oysters (they were briny & fresh).
We had a bottle of wine that was inexpensive ($30) it was a good selection and didn't break the bank!
We shared the deck with a group celebrating a birthday and they looked like they were having a blast.
Our entrees came out in a timely fashion (I had the Fried Chicken which was as good and succulent as any I've ever had) and my partner had the Skate (also wonderful and perfectly prepared). For dessert we shared a bowl of fresh peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream. We met the owner and found her to be everything a host should be!! My many years in the restaurant business have given me a good BS detector, and I found none here!!
"The Heron" is an amazing find; this restaurant would do well in any neighborhood in Manhattan or any other "foodie" neighborhood in the boroughs...
PS: We heard they make good "homemade" corned beef hash so we went back for brunch on Sunday and we weren't disappointed! The corned beef hash was BETTER than good and the spicy Bloody Mary was made with FRESH horseradish!!! They remembered us and treated us like old friends. We will certainly find an excuse to go back to the area again to eat at The Heron......checking the concerts at the Bethel Arts Center for the fall as we speak!!