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New York's Historic Restaurants, Inns & Taverns: Storied Establishments from the City to the Hudson Valley

New York's Historic Restaurants, Inns & Taverns: Storied Establishments from the City to the Hudson Valley

by Laura Brienza

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New York’s Historic Inns, Restaurants, and Taverns explores the history of over forty institutions throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley that are still in existence today. Travel to the tavern where George Washington hosted a farewell dinner for his officers at the close of the American Revolution. Eat steak at one of the city’s oldest steakhouses. Rest your head in one of the original houses built by Dutch colonists in the Hudson Valley. Part historical record and part travelogue, the book tells tales about the region’s most historical and storied establishments.

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ISBN-13: 9781493024346
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 726,356
Product dimensions: 5.88(w) x 6.81(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Laura Brienza began her writing career in Washington, DC when she was a student at Georgetown University. Her first book was Discovering Vintage Washington, DC (Globe Pequot). Her non-fiction has been seen in Flavor & The Menu, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and 20 Something Magazine. Her plays have been developed and produced at the Kennedy Center, Lark Play Development Center, FringeNYC, Capital Fringe, Luna Stage, Midtown Direct Rep, and Off The Wall Performing Arts Center. She also writes for film and TV. In her spare time, Laura enjoys racing triathlons. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

A Brief History of New York City 1


Barbetta 7

Cotton Club 12

Delmonico's 17

Ear Inn 24

Fraunces Tavern 27

Frying Pan 36

Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant 41

Julius and The Stonewall inn 49

Keens Steakhouse 61

Lombardi's Pizza 67

McSorley's Old Ale House 73

Norn Wah Tea Parlor 78

Old Homestead Steakhouse 84

Old Town Bat 91

One If by Land, Two If by Sea 96

Pete's Tavern 100

P.J. Clarke's 105

The Plaza 111

Tavern on the Green 115

Waldorf Astoria New York 125

White Horse Tavern 132


Bamonte's 138

Ferdinando's Focacceria 141

Monte's 146

Nathan's Famous 150

Peter Luger Steak House 157

Queens & Long Island

The Beer Garden at Bohemian Hall 162

Neir's Tavern 166

Tweed's Restaurant and Buffalo Bar 170

The Bronx

Yankee Tavern 176

Staten Island

Killmeyer's Old Bavarian Inn 181

A Brief History of the Hudson Valley 186

The Hudson Valley

The '76 House 191

The 1850 House Inn & Tavern 196

Cromwell Manor Historic Inn 200

Hoffman House 204

Mohonk Mountain House 209

North Plank Road Tavern 216

The Orchard Tavern & Restaurant 221

Peter Pratt's Inn 225

The Stone House Bed & Breakfast 228

The Thayer Hotel 231

Index by Year 234

Acknowledgments 235

Photo Credits 236

About the Author 238

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