Maybe I'm spoiled but growing up with Gerst's was an incredibly wonderful memory. Moved away 18 yrs ago and got to go back last week. On top of my list was a shopping spree at Gerst's, now Fehn's. I read reviews before I went and was concerned but decided to try it anyway. Apple Strudel was good but at $9 per LB it better be. I've had better. Irish soda bread had way too much fennel seed and the rest of it was nothing special. The donuts had a good amount of jelly and cream but the flavor of the dough was missing something. The crumb buns were horrible. The breads were OK. It's not what it used to be but it's not bad either. Some things are better than others and some prices are a little steep. Miss the hustle and bustle of the shelf-filled, overcrowded Gerst's.
Brunch is the best. I was not crazy about the Shepard's pie because it is Americanized (ground beef instead of chuncks of lamb). But the rest of the real Irish food is fantastic. I have not been there in a while because it has been taken over by the "children" on Friday and Saturday nights. If you are under 30 it's the place to go to party on Fri. and Sat. night. Sunday brunch is excellent for over 30 crowd.
This place can get very busy but in this recession most places are not half as busy as they used to be. This is a fun place to hang out and meet a group of friends for a drink. The restaurant is good too. The prices are reasonable to a little pricey (but that keeps the riff-raff out). Bar is good for the over 30 crowd. Restaurant is good for everyone.
We love to hang out at the bar after shopping and have a great Irish coffee and share a personal pizza. They have some creative personal pizzas. Reasonable prices, great atmosphere, good service. Good place to relax after a hard day.
When Imperial Wok is good they are very good. Only once or twice out of 15 years was I disappointed with their food. Their service is always perfect - wanting to please. And when you are happy, they are very happy. I never had a communication problem. If you are not happy when you get your take out home they make up for it tens times the next time. Instead of whining just ask them to prepare the food the way you want it next time. They don't forget after that. I finally went for lunch and had their Japanese box lunch. The quantity, flavors and quality for the price was outstanding. I had so much food I brought some home. Their food is not typical Chinese. Try the basil lamb. They also have Japanese food and a great sushi bar.
Try the pescatore. It's amazing. And the price is very reasonable. But do NOT miss the pizza. You have to try their pizza. It's the best within at least 50 miles. Get the appetizers. Better yet - make a meal out of the appetizers. My husband and I like to get one of the huge salads (the one with the pears is my favorite) with two or three appetizers as dinner for the two of us. The soup and desserts are great also but we never have room for these.
Full service marina, well stocked shop, great repairs, winterization, storage and nice people to work with. You will have a fun summer renting a boat or purchasing from Mahopac Marine. They provide a great boating experience. And when you need repairs the work is professional.
Excellent home repairs and builder. Bob is a great carpenter and provides excellent service. Very experienced. He also provides excellent suggestions.
A real Blacksmith in the 21st Century! How cool is that? His creations are amazing and beautiful. He makes items to order. We created a huge, shelving system for our kitchen and it came out beautiful. The design of fancy swirls is really outstanding. We are very proud of our shelves because we designed it and By Hammer By Hand created it. You must go visit the store. It's like a museum.
After shopping for a year for a hot tub we bought a Caldara from Prisco Pools. They are 45 minutes from our home and it didn't matter. They are so obliging and knowledgeable. They set up our tub, guided us every step of the way and answered a million questions. They made our hot tub experience fantastic. This is very important because a hot tub could be a very positive or negative experience. They ship us our supplies if we can't pick them up. There store is big and well stocked. They also have grills and outdoor heaters. We got the heater. It's amazing.