Dish in Greenwich (Washington County, NY) has been open only a short while. The walls are undecorated, except for a photograph of Marilyn Monroe left behind by the prior operators of a former restaurant known as Some Like It Hot, at the homey spot on the main street of this country town. Big plans are in store to display the work of local artists. Irregardless of the current lack of interior decor, Dish is well-worth a visit to savor great farm to table cooking in a pleasant atmosphere of good cheer and big windows overlooking this pleasant small town’s main drag.
Dinner is currently served only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, but the menu offers a nice range of choice. Chicken a la Greenwich was a perfectly prepared chicken dish in a marsala cream sauce, pan seared with mushrooms, caramelized onion and served with brown rice. A delicious dish of linguini and meat sauce was a hearty plate of a rich tomato meat sauce made with local pastured ground beef , and served with parmesan and crotini. The local pastured beef comes from Butler Farms, a few miles down the road in Schuylerville, New York. A black bean tortilla melt is a tempting vegetarian option with black beans, brown rice and Vermont cheddar served on a whole grain tortilla with homemade salsa and yogurt. Special mention must be made of the wonderful side dishes especially the sauteed spinach. This simple dish prepared with roasted garlic and lemon is mouth watering and heaven on a plate. The side salads of red and green leaf lettuce in a champagne vinaigrette could not be any fresher or tender.
The German apple cake, based on a recipe of chef Susan Garth’s grandmother, was a sweet and surprisingly light ending to a wonderful meal. With entrees ranging in price from $9.00 to $15.00, we dined for two at a very reasonable price for a Saturday night’s dinner. A friendly waiter explained that menu pricing has been set with the view to make farm to table dining affordable to locals and visitors. Dish does not currently serve liquor, but cheerfully served up the bottle of wine we brought to add to the pleasure of the meal (FB 5/15/10). [Dish, 93 Main Street, Greenwich, NY, 518.692.0200, Breakfast: Mon-Sat 7:30AM-11:00AM, Lunch: Mon-Sat 11:00AM-3:00PM, Dinner: Thurs-Sat 5:30PM-10:00PM]