If you haven't already, make your reservations now. Hudson Valley Restaurant Week runs from March 18 until March 31. It is a time when many participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunches for $20.95 and dinners for $29.95.
The annual event, in its sixth year, entices people to venture outside of their local areas to try new restaurants. It also brings tourists from outside the region to Hudson Valley towns and cities to see what they have to offer. Last year, the event drew more than 200,000 people to 160 restaurants.
This year, more than 200 of the Hudson Valley’s finest restaurants are participating and 17 are in Rockland.
The prix fixe prices exclude beverages, taxes and gratuities. Participating restaurants often feature highlights from their regular menus as well as dishes created especially for the annual culinary event.
“This event offers diners a chance to enjoy an extraordinary culinary experience at special prices at some of the finest restaurants in our county,” said Coordinator of Tourism and Local Development, CJ Miller. “Restaurant Week gives our local economy a needed boost, and showcases Rockland County as a standout dining destination in the Hudson Valley.”
Many require reservations. Here are the Rockland eateries participating in this year's HV Restaurant Week:
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- Café Barcel, Nyack
- Confetti Ristorante & Vinoteca, Piermont
- Restaurant X & Bully Boy Bar, Congers
- Rick’s Club American, Congers
- The ‘76 House, Tappan
- Il Portico, Tappan
- Il Fresco, Orangeburg
- Union Restaurant & Bar Latino, Haverstraw
- Antoine McGuire’s Oyster & Ale House, Haverstraw
- Marcello’s Ristorante, Suffern
- Ravi Continental Cuisine, Suffern
- Mount Ivy Café, Pomona
“Restaurant Week is a chance to get out, enjoy a great meal with family and friends—all while saving money at some of Rockland’s best restaurants,” Miller said. “Many people try places they haven’t visited before, and discover new favorites during Restaurant Week.”
Many are located in Rockland’s river villages and downtown hamlets, so diners can walk around, “shop local” and patronize the County’s shops and businesses, Miller added.
“Don’t miss out on one of the best opportunities to experience Rockland County and sample some of the fine dining our County has to offer,” she said.
Visit www.rocktourism.com/index.php?/restaurants for a complete listing and description of the Rockland restaurants listed above. And visit
www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com/restaurants_2012.php for more information and a full listing of HV Restaurant Week 2012 participants.