DePuy Canal House
Fodor’s Expert Review
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
The food at this 1797 stone tavern, a National Historic Landmark, is eclectic and elaborate. Chef-owner John Novi opened the place in 1969, and in 1984 was referred to as "the father of new American cooking" in a Time magazine article. After all these years he still manages to be creative. The menu is seasonal and often incorporates Hudson Valley ingredients. You may find a sea scallops bouillabaise, or a dazzling vegetarian tower made of eggplant, spinach, and mushrooms. The restaurant has five antiques-jammed dining rooms; couples or small groups of up to 12 can also dine inside the chef's copper pot–lined kitchen. Be sure to reserve in advance to nab this special dining spot.
1315 Rte. 213
High Falls, New York 12440, USA