History is at the heart of Rockland County’s newest restaurant, Hudson’s Mill Tavern, in Garnerville. Executive Chef Peter Muller and his partners, Dan O’Kane and Joseph Sparta, embarked on a renovation project to bring the building, a former textile mill at the Garner Arts Center, back to its earlier glory. The work, which took more than three years to complete, included restoring all the original woodwork and removing 20 layers of paint to reveal the Haverstraw Clay brick walls underneath.
The county’s history and multi-ethnic heritage and diversity also are reflected in the menu. Italian, Asian, American and Latino dishes, all utilizing locally sourced ingredients, are offered, which means diners can savor everything from pasta agilo e olio to steak sliders with bacon jam and apple pie (made with apples from The Orchards of Conklin in nearby Pomona)—and wash it all down with a craft beer from a rotating menu of local brews on tap.
Hudson’s Mill Tavern
55 W Railroad Ave, Garnerville