Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York, It sits between the scenic Hudson and Delaware Rivers. The county has about 375,000 inhabitants made up primarily of lower and middle class families.
Orange County is only 50 miles driving from bustling New York City and is a popular place for people to visit to see the attractions and have a great meal along the water. There are also a number of wineries in the county that attract visitors looking for local wines to sample. Some of New York State’s biggest attractions are in Orange County, including West Point, the Storm King Art Center, and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. People also come to raft the Delaware River, hike the Appalachian Trail, and spend the night with a view of the area’s beautiful mountains.
At the center of the fun and adventure is eating and Orange County has a number of great restaurants that will delight anyone from a CEO like Sandy Petrocelli or anyone else who has a passion for good eating. These are a few of the restaurants we recommend you visit when you find yourself in New York’s Orange County:
Catherine’s Restaurant – Goshen
Catherine’s Restaurant in Goshen, New York is one of the premier eateries in Orange County for the quality atmosphere, service, and locally sourced food.
This lovely eatery has been able to set a magical atmosphere of the type you one that you imagine to litter the American Northeast. It’s a family owned establishment in the middle of town, and it promises an eating experience that you’ll remember for a long time. They work weekly with our vendors and farmers to establish food choices that are the freshest and most seasonal offerings, while maintaining some of our classic house-favorites. Their Chef Stephen Serkes’ has a classical training and experience at restaurants in Canada, France, and New York City, and he brings it all together to make it his own. Try the Coconut Shrimp or the Arencini Rice Balls to start and have the Seafood Risotto or Filet Mignon as the main.
El Meson de Barajas – Goshen
On Route 17M in Goshen there is a restaurant that serves the most delicious Spanish food in Goshen called El Meson de Barajas. The restaurant sits in an older local house creating a quaint and charming atmosphere. From the moment you pull up outside you will begin to get a sense of the quality of food you will be served by the wonderful smells meeting you. The restaurant is a local favorite and is usually tight so reservations are a must. They specialize in the classics. For their special choices order the Seafood Paella with clams mussels, shrimp and lobster, and for desert have the Flan or the Orange Sorbet and definitely order a margarita. And expect the portions to be very large so consider sharing an entree.
Christopher’s Bistro – Chester
Christopher’s Bistro serves fine American cuisine for lunch and dinner. The restaurant and bar has an upscale, yet laid back vibe and is equally perfect for a business lunch or dinner date. For lunch try the delicious freid calamari to start and the Bistro Burger Hereford as a main and for dinner Chrstopher’s Wings is the perfect appetizer before you delight in the Pan Seared Duck Breast.