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“Great dinner and breakfast”

The Old Chatham Country Store & Cafe
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: A charming market and cafe in Columbia County New York. With a Blue-stone patio for your summertime enjoyment and a wood stove to warm you in the winter. Stop in for a coffee and surf the web with our free Wi-Fi, pick up some Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream, Dean's Beans Organic coffee, freshly baked goods, Four Fat Fowl- an amazing local cheese or our delicious chips & salsa. Open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8:00a.m.-3:00 p.m. CLOSED on Wednesdays Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 7:00am -3:00pm Serving breakfast 7:00-11:00 am, Hot Lunches 11:00a.m.-2:00 pm. Sandwiches & Salads until 2:30pm We close at 3:00pm daily
London
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great dinner and breakfast”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We used the Country Store both for a take-away dinner and for a eat-in breakfast. Both were absolutely delicious with friendly service on both occasions.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank LondonHawk80
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Bolton, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch on a Sunday drive!”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

If you are out for a Sunday drive in this lovely part of New York, this is a great place to stop for lunch. The soups and sandwiches are hearty, and they have a nice selection of cookies/brownies to take for an afternoon snack.

  • Visited April 2013
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4 Thank epicure7
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Quiet lunch place”
Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in on our drive to Vermont. Had great reviews from friends who dine here all the time. It was cold out with a warm wood fireplace keeping us cozy. Great light and atmosphere. The food was good. Sandwich in a basket. We had to get our own flatware, napkins etc and clean up ourselves. It's a country store with not much in groceries (perhaps 'in season' it's more stocked).
So I didn't expect much more than the light fare which was good. Nice atmosphere too.

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank Hrvnyc
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Comfortable, great food, reasonably priced”
Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Great little place. Had sat nite dinner there. Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Good but limited wine list

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3 Thank Danpengillmer
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Dining out just doesn't get any better than this”
Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

It is nice to know that a restaurant CAN hit the mark perfectly. It must be so hard to get it just right, to bring everything together to create the magical dining experience we recently enjoyed there. The Old Chatham Country Store certainly hit every mark. It is a gem of a restaurant and the owners clearly know what they are doing! The food is simply superb. The menu somehow manages to be a bit daring, beautifully inventive, yet classic all at the same time. Steak & lobster entree (inhaled by a lucky 15 year old), Jersey red pizza appetizer, UNBELIEVABLY DELICIOUS SALADS (mine was an arugala with jicama and shaved parmesan in a to-die-for dressing. My friend ordered the house salad that so impressed her that she texted her gourmand husband about it!). I luckily ordered the grilled salmon special, made SO mouthwatering with the addition of a heavenly blood orange reduction sauce and served over perfectly prepared and seasoned lentils and accompanied by delicious asparagus. My plate went back to the kitchen looking nearly washed it was so good! Nearly everyone else ordered the roasted hslf chicken that was so moist and so perfectly cooked that my 14 year old daughter kept exclaiming that it was so easy to eat because it was falling off the bone. She is the pickiest eater in this hemisphere, so if I could bring her here for dinner every night my life would be so much easier!
Ambiance is an A+ as well. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted by a lovely hostess who welcomed our party of 7. We were led to a dining room that is authentic country, charming, warm, and candle lit. The dining room certainly looks elegant, but it also has a wonderfully casual feel to it. Brian, the owner, came over to our table and warmly and personally welcomed us. With a party consisting of 2 mothers, 4 teens and a pre-teen child, we were not expecting to be treated like visiting dignitaries, but we were! Truly and very memorably, every single staff person there seemed to go out of their way to make us feel so very welcome! Heather, our waitress, was simply outstanding. She made the kids feel so relaxed and was lovely, attentive, efficient and unobtrusive. I was embarrassed at how many loaves of bread 4 teenagers managed to demolish, but our bread baskets were refilled without our even requesting it. Our water glasses were constantly being refilled as well. There were complimentary homemade white bean dips (kids also inhaled those!) that got us all off to a happy start. The wine selection is remarkable, and the wine is served with a very generous pour. My sauvignon blanc was crisp and light with the perfect blend of fruit in the nose and made it an excellent accompniament to all of my food selections. The courses were well paced and we didn't feel rushed at all, despite a lively crowd. Dessert is something that one should leave room for. I really didnt (note to self) but the red velvet cake slice that arrived at our table looked like something out of an ad for a pastry show. There were other more elaborate desserts that our kids simply raved about. One, a chocolate dessert with a PB mousse, was quite popular!! and the complimentary homemade cookies sealed our love for the place. The OCCS clearly is THE place to eat in the area. I can understand why this is so based upon the first rate and so-friendly service, the delightfully inventive menu and outstanding food quality we enjoyed there. But most of all, the feeling that pervades this restaurant is one of friendly expertise. They really HAVE got it all right in this lightning-in-a-bottle establishment, and they really seem to want to make their diners happy. I know that we were well beyond happy by the time we left. I would highly recommend making a reservation because the word has understandably gotten out about this fabulous restaurant.

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5 Thank Margaret B
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