|The Open Kitchen "Bar"|
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Lunch & Dinner ~ Wednesday through Monday
Today, Poughkeepsie's Mill House Brewing Company officially opened the doors, and the taps. The highly anticipated opening had patrons three deep at the bar and waiting briefly for a table. We managed to secure a "high top" in the open kitchen area, so we could watch Chef Dan Crocco and his crew try to keep pace with the turnout as we enjoyed our meals.
Fans of the original Mill House Restaurant will appreciate the effort that the new owners made to preserve the original architectural themes of the site, but they will also not recognize much of the new space. Stylistically the rooms reflect the bare brick, old mill flavors, but after millions of dollars of improvements and additions, the new restaurant's scale and gorgeous attention to detail overwhelm the original. The restaurant can accommodate over two hundred diners on three floors, in addition to an outdoor patio. These people have made a huge financial commitment to the new business, and it really shows.