Fall Restaurant Preview: Haverstraw Waterfront Restaurant


Buzzy O’Keeffe, the owner of the River Cafe in Brooklyn — which was responsible for launching the careers of such celebrity chefs as Charlie Palmer, David Burke, Rick Laakkonen and Larry Forgione — has announced plans to open a restaurant on the waterfront in Haverstraw in the summer of 2009.

The restaurant, at the north end of The Harbors at Haverstraw, which is just south of Haverstraw village, will focus on seasonal Hudson Valley cuisine, and will rely on its own greenhouses and a “farmette� to provide its produce and herbs. According to a press release from Ginsburg Development Companies, the developer of the Harbors, there is talk of a separate kosher kitchen.

The restaurant, which is not yet named, will seat 80 people and have catering space for up to 300. It will have a curved glass curtain wall with views of the water and the garden. There will also be a dock for water taxis and customers. It will also be a green building: solar panels are planned, and part of the rooftop will be a garden.
— Liz Johnson


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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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