As promised: the update on the new barbecue in Pearl River. It’s the former Adagio — gone casual.
Turns out — it’s not a barbecue joint, per se. And even though there are a bunch of flat-screen TVs, it’s not exactly a sports bar either. Owner Kate Inserra tells me it’s more like Blue Smoke: a restaurant, bar and grill with barbecue, but with other entrees on the menu. You’ll find brisket and pulled pork and ribs, but also the short ribs that were such a favorie at Adagio. (I like the phrase coined by Lamberts in Austin, Texas: fancy barbecue!)
“We’re in a big family town and we felt like the Italian restaurants were a dime a dozen,” Kate told me. “And we wanted to do something a little different.”
So what she and her husband, chef-owner Dan Inserra, did was make it more family friendly. They changed the paint from burnt orange to almond cream. They removed the white tablecloths, added a few TVs and took out the banquettes. (They moved them into the area that formerly was a chef’s tasting table, creating a little lounge area with low tables.) Don’t worry: they kept the stunningly crafted walnut bar.
As far as the menu, it has hearty American entrees such as roast chicken and pork chops — as well as whatever Dan is smoking that week.
The 411 will kick in soon (right now it still says Adagio), but click over to Lohud.com/food for the address, phone, etc. The new write-up will say:
Chef-owner Dan Inserra and wife-partner-pastry chef Kate removed the white tablecloths and added a few flatscreen TVs to turn the former Adagio into a more a casual neighborhood bar and grill. (Don’t worry, they kept the stunningly crafted walnut bar.) The menu has hearty American entrees such as short ribs, roast chicken and pork chops — with the added bonus of a smoker. Look for brisket, pulled pork and ribs.
And, the menu, after the jump.
Caesar Salad $7 House Salad $ 6 Pear Salad with candied walnuts & bleu cheese $9 Roasted Shrimp with white beans, tomato & pancetta $12 BLT Sliders with apple wood smoked bacon 4 for $9 Roasted Beets with marinated goat cheese $9 Hot Wings with bleu cheese dip & celery $9 Hummus with fried pita $8
ENTREES (all entrees come with a veggie & starch)
10 oz Hanger Steak $18
Braised Beef Short Ribs $21
14 oz. Rib Eye Steak $24
Atlantic Salmon $18
Sauteed Tilapia $16
Grilled Double-Cut Pork Chop $19
1/2 of a Roasted Chicken $16
Danny’s Burger $10
FROM OUR SMOKER:
BBQ Baby Back or Spare Ribs 1/2 order $12 full order $22
with a choice of 2 sides
Pulled Pork Platter with 2 sides $12
Pulled Pork Sandwich with 1 side $10
(sides: white beans w/smoked bacon, coleslaw, fries, onion rings, cornmeal biscuit)
Includes choice of 1 side + 1 drink+ 2 scoops of ice cream $9.00
Pasta w/ butter or marinara sauce
(sides: fries, onion rings, buttered carrots)
DESSERT MENU (changes weekly) $6.00
Warm Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream
Mom’s Mocha Cake with rich chocolate frosting
Coconut Rice Pudding
Our late-night bar menu is an abbreviated version of our dinner menu with great snacks. We carry over 20 different bottled beers, many micro-craft brews & 4 draft selections, two always being American micro-brews. We have over 15 wines by the glass selections ranging from California, Washington State, Oregon, Australia, France, Germany, Chile, Italy & Argentina.