Bailey’s Smokehouse alums Jonathan Placek and Oliver Cullen will be grinding their burgers in-house and making their own pickles at their new gastropub in the the former Black Bear Saloon space in Nyack.
They plan to open as soon as they get their liquor license.
The Prohibition River menu will include Nibbles (fried oysters, slab bacon); Small Bites (‘24-Hour’ Pork Belly, Fried Green Tomatoes); Big Bites (Drunken Hanger Steak; Roast Half Chicken); and Burger Bites (Classic, Portobello and Black Bean).
The restaurant has a lot of exposed brick and Prohibition-era artifacts, including an enormous 1930s radio in a wooden console. The bar top is made of 200-year-old reclaimed barn wood.
They will serve (and cook with!) craft beers, and mix their own house cocktails.
Placek worked under Bailey’s previous pitmaster David Finkelstein, who is now at Bobby Q’s in Suffern. Cullen has managed restaurants and bars in Manhattan, including Bobby Vans Steakhouse.
Here’s a PDF of the Prohibition River menu: Prohibiton River menu.
The 411 on Prohibition River: 82 Main St., Nyack, 845-727-7900, prohibitionriver.com.