Dining Guide {Top Pick}

November 20, 2014 2pm

We’ve admired this quaint little bistro—a block away from crazy-busy Main Street—since it opened, lauding the talented young owners for their beyond-beer-and-brats interpretation of Deutsche Küche. Now it has grown into an eatery of consequence, turning out some of the freshest, tastiest food within a 75-mile radius. Examples? A foie gras “BLT” that deconstructs the lunch-counter favorite into a disc of seared Hudson Valley foie set between cherry tomato salad and bacon jam amid a nest of baby arugula. Or how about succulent duck schnitzel served with soft eggy spaetzle and tangy rotkohl? Or crispy-yet-moist pan-roasted arctic char paired with field pea and corn succotash? Ambiance is European cafe with lots of wood, vaulted ceilings, small tables, and an open kitchen. On mild nights, sit under the stars in the unpretentious “garten.” (11/14)