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For Lunch With a View Of a Nearby Bridge: “Bridgeview Tavern”

I love Tarrytown. I love Sleepy Hollow. Basically I love all things found in the Hudson Valley of New York. 

I am such a big fan of that entire area because there are so many amazing historic sights such as Sunnyside, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Lyndhurst Castle to visit as well as delicious places to eat. I have spent so much time in this area during the last few years that I am super eager when I have something new to try. 

Bridgeview Tavern is the most recent addition to the list of places I have been and loved. 

Bridgeview Tavern first opened back in 1981 (the year of my birth so it was naturally a great year) and continues to be family owned and operated. 

When I was searching for a place to meet up with my crew, I loved the pub like menu and decor. There was something for everyone. 

There were so many appetizers that we couldn’t refuse trying at least one. The “Warm N.Y. Style Pretzels” was promptly ordered and devoured. 

Burgers seem to dominate the menu, and two of four people at my table had them. There was also an order of fish tacos and I had a grilled chicken sandwich with avocado and pepper jack cheese. I love when you have your choice of different kinds of fries to pair with your sandwich and as you can see from my photos sweet potato fries were popular. I have to also say that they were literally the best sweet potato fries I have ever had. Sprinkled with a bit of sea salt, warm, and crunchy and I ate nearly every one that was in front of me. 

Everyone loved their food. 

Grilled chicken sandwiches are always a crap shoot for me because I am VERY particular about how I like my chicken cooked. I don’t want a huge, fatty piece of chicken that is rubbery and not properly grilled. Every restaurant is different but I have had more than my share of bad chicken sandwiches. 

However, Bridgeview Tavern read my mind and my stomach. I got the perfect piece of chicken that was so flavorful and grilled to my liking. When I was getting full (no doubt in part to those aforementioned fries) I took the bun off the second half of my sandwich and just ate the chicken and toppings with some more fries of course. It was a perfectly satisfying lunch. 

After lunch we decided to drive the few blocks to get a close up of the gorgeous Hudson River and Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (formerly the Tappan Zee Bridge). Although the wind was highly aggressive and it was a frigid winter day, we still managed to walk near the water and look around. Across the river are the Palisades Cliffs (in N.J.). It was quite an impressive view of all that nature has to offer. I plan to return to this area for an extensive walk this spring. That day will also most assuredly include another meal at Bridgeview Tavern. 

If you are worried about Covid-19 prevention, Bridgeview Tavern is fully compliant. There is limited indoor seating available (they do not take reservations) as well as a heated outdoor section when the weather permits. There is also curbside pickup. 

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