Sunset Cove in Tarrytown at Sunset


On Wednesdays in the summer, my friend’s steel band plays the patio at Sunset Cove. We like to gather for (bad) wine in (plastic) cups, listen to the music and take in the amazing view of the Hudson, the Tappan Zee and, well, the sunset.


It’s a pretty popular place:


Just to keep this on topic, I’ll show you the dining portion of our evening. There’s a tent outside that serves simple fare like burgers and sandwiches:


You order and then they bring it to you at the counter.


This guy obliged me and allowed his food to be photographed. Looks like a chicken sandwich with some kind of very orange, liquid cheese. (Or maybe that’s Russian dressing?)


We got a couple pulled pork sandwiches. Pretty harmless.


Pasta salad:


Cole slaw:


And a $10 shrimp cocktail:


(That’s $2.50 per shrimp if you’re keeping track.)

OK so what, though. You’re not here for the food. You’re here for the fun. The music. The view. And the chance to be as close to the river as you can get without being on a boat.


The 411 on Sunset Cove. 


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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, 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.

1 Comment

  1. Haven’t been there on a Wed. evening, but we’ll usually head up there on a nice weekend day and have a pitcher and a somewhat edible burger. It’s a nice and relaxing spot to sit out on the water and enjoy a beer or two.

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