The legendary Garrison restaurant reopens this week
I grew up in New Windsor, NY, which is not too far from Garrison. Maybe 45 minutes. But the one thing I really knew about Garrison when I was growing up was a special restaurant called The Bird & Bottle Inn. It was where my parents and their friends went for special occasions. They never brought the kids. They probably knew we wouldn’t appreciate it the way it should.
The Bird & Bottle has been a Garrison staple for as long as I can remember. It is a tavern, restaurant, inn and known for its good food and atmosphere. If you like historic buildings, the Bird & Bottle Inn is in a building that dates back to 1761. That’s what I would call historic.
So why am I talking about the Bird & Bottle Inn? Because it’s been closed for two years and is about to reopen this week.
After years of renovations, a global pandemic, and loving restoration, the folks at the historic Bird & Bottle Inn will open the restaurant and tavern on April 8 with their 5-room inn set to open later this spring. This is great news because Garrison just isn’t Garrison without Bird & Bottle.
The Main Dining Room and Tavern will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Reservations are suggested, but walk-ins are always welcome if space permits. Most reservations can be made directly on the Bird & Bottle site. Glad to see things getting back to normal here in the Hudson Valley, and the reopening of the Bird & Bottle is helping things feel good again. At least in Garrison, it does.
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