Maybe all the hype had my expectations really high. Or maybe it takes a tornado to blow my skirt up. We ate in the tap room which is a bit more casual and a bit of a less expensive menu. The ambiance here is amazing and the decor is creative and warming. Many of the dishes looked inventive just from first glance at the menu. We started with the Hudson Valley Rabbit in a jar & pickled vegetables (Did I mention we ate this on Easter? Sacrilegious?) Anyways, the rabbit was good, but super salty and boy do I love salt. We also tried the Ricotta cavatelli with broccoli, parmesan and soffritto. I was especially bummed because my pasta was mushy and extremely overcooked. The flavors in this dish were there just a bit of lack in the execution department. I was lucky enough to have the chance to sample every pizza on the menu the taleggio, sopressata, ‘shrooms pizza blew the tomato, mozzarella and basil pizza clear off the table. I also had the hanger steak and ale and short ribs with lentils. Both dishes were just “ok”. The amazing selection of artisanal beers and great glass and bottle wine selection is what saved the day. Maybe because after the mushy pasta I stopped sipping and started chugging. I will return and do another review because they probably need time to work out the kinks or maybe I just caught this place on an “off” evening because I rarely see bad reviews I hate to be the first.
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