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Taps: / Bottles: 75
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4.05/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I went to Horsefeathers for dinner and beers while in Tarrytown on business. It was recommended to me by my boss for their great burgers.
The inside of this place has atmosphere to spare: all kinds of dark wood with pictures of literary figures on the walls and books in the back. The whole place smells like the kitchen of an old cabin. I love it.
The quality of the beers available at Horsefeathers is pretty good, although it would have been nice to see beers on tap. Every beer they sell is bottled. Their bottle selection is pretty good, however; I'd say maybe 50 or 60 varieties.
Food-wise, I got the patty melt with these giant steak fries and I was not disappointed. The main drawback to the place is the price; the food was reasonable, but they're asking $6-7 for 12oz beers which are not particularly rare. Still, it is a good enough place I would probably return, despite the price.
08-01-2012 20:51:37 | More by flagmantho
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3.53/5 rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$$
I wanted to go to The Tapp (the only true craft-beer jawn in Tarrytown) but they don't open until 5pm. So I checked BA and found Horsefeathers.
This place is well located along the main drag of Broadway in Tarrytown. They have tables outside but the inside is the place to be- a dark, cozy, old pub like you would find in the British countryside.
I was surprised to find no drafts. Really? How hard is it to put some taps at a bar? Their bottled beer selection is large, unimpressive and super expensive. Allagash, Blue Point, Founders, Flying Dog, Duvel, Orval, Lindeman's, Sam Adams... the usual suspects, nothing special.
The bottles are all priced outrageously. Nothing under six dollars, not even Bud Light. My Founders All Day was $7.50 plus tax (nine dollars after tax and tip), and Kentucky Bourbon Ale goes for $9.75.
(If I had the money, I would buy the $350 2003 Sam Adams Utopias)
Service is really nice and attentive, and I like the house-made croutons they serve as free bar snacks. But really, nine bucks from a bottled IPA? No thanks. Bye.
07-29-2014 18:40:09 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.9/5 rDev -2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
An interesting bar, dark interior. A good selection of brews. There were quite a few to choose from, and many regional beers as well. I was there in December and it was not really all that busy. Service was alright, the lady was nice enough.
Definitely worth a visit if you are in Tarrytown.
06-02-2013 03:38:01 | More by wapcap
3.93/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
on a lunch hour - I picked this place because I was in the mood for a pub-style lunch with what I hoped would be a decent beer selection - I was surprised to see no taps at the bar - there was a selection of about half a dozen beer bottles displayed- all craft - mostly winter type brews - the displayed selections were also written on a hanging chalkboard in the dining area - the waiter asked if we would like to start with a drink, and I ordered a Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from the short selection - when he brought the beer he gave us the menus, along with a drink menu, which to my surprise listed about 75 bottles of beer! - if I would have known before-hand I might have ordered from this list instead, but there actually wasn't anything to get real excited about - however, this is the first restaurant I've been to that had a vintage bottle of SA Utopias on the menu ($300) - I enjoyed a real
nice cheeseburger with thick steak fries along with my BBCS - my buddy and I split a kick-ass dessert called 'the beast' - service was prompt - a good choice
01-25-2012 14:50:38 | More by JoeBloe
3.75/5 rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
On a recent getaway to Tarrytown, New York, my wife and I made a two visits to Horsefeathers. The restaurant has a very broad bottled beer selection and a more than adequate array of food options. Oddly, though, no draft beer here. The beer list is long and shows places of origin. I didn't take notes and the place has no website (or is very cleverly concealed) so I couldn't give a count of the beers on hand. I'm guessing between 50-100 offerings. A section at the bottom displays the seasonals. Not being from the area I looked for something local. I found a Belgian white there that said "Shock Top, New York" or something along those lines. Imagine my shock when the bottles came with labels bearing the additional info "St. Louis, MO" and "Michelob." Since the caps were already off and the beer was what I'd ordered, we drank them. I'll go on the record as saying the Shock Top is nothing special. File the beer under "Dumbed Down." File me under "Wised Up."
Lunch was satisfying. I had the tuna melt sandwich, which came as two open-faced servings on English muffins with cheese aplenty and a side of coleslaw. My partner had a turkey club with sweet potato fries. She enjoyed her club sandwich which met all the standards for its kind. I can vouch personally for the sweet potato fries.
On our first stop at Horsefeathers we ate outside sidewalk-side. Pleasant enough on a nice summer day adjoining the town's main drag. Our second appearance was a quicker drop-in. We found ourselves with 35 minutes to kill before catching a tour at the nearby Kykuit (Hudson Valley Rockefeller manse). This time we popped into the bar. The interior calls to mind a cozy pub--lots of dark wood, shelves of books in keeping with the town's literary history. Our bartender was friendly and pleasant. When asked if she had any favorite beers to recommend she told us that she didn't drink beer. Hmmm.
Horsefeathers is a decent enough bar. Food was fine. Ample beer selection but one wonders how the stock rotates in this burg. Given the apparent lack of competition in Tarrytown, maybe the local beer aficionados keep things moving. I certainly have no complaints about the beers I had subsequent to the Shock Top. I'm sorry, dear readers, that I don't remember what I drank. I was hoping an online menu would jog my memory but as I noted earlier, Horsefeathers seems to be clinging to the old ways, foregoing cyberpresence. Based on my two times there, I don't think you can go wrong eating and drinking here. I would suggest though, that if you are looking for a more full-bodied beer experience you go a little further to the Bridge View Tavern in Sleepy Hollow.
07-29-2010 00:21:43 | More by keymcgrip
3.95/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Easy to miss the place, its just north of downtown Tarrytown. Bar to the right and dining room to the left as you enter...this place on the smaller side, dark wood, dim lights, friendly staff, tasty burgers on its extensive and easily approachable menu. NO taps, booo, wassup wid dat?? 75 bottles about. Expect many worthwhile but few really exciting selections. Choices from brewers like Blue Pt,Brooklyn, DFH,Pete's, Sams, saranac, Smutty, Troegs on the domestic side and Chimay, Fullers, Lefe, Orval, sams Smiths and a bunch of other space wasters on the import side. All in all they do have a mess of botles, but they are not really pushing the envelope with any super interesting or hard to find stuff. Decent place for a solid meal and ample BA worthy brews. Safe place to take the family, not really gonna do it for a date..
01-31-2010 19:13:06 | More by Billolick
4.4/5 rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Nice cozy pub located in strip of stores. Kind of unassuming from the outside but very inviting once you get inside.
Food is always good. GREAT burgers and sweet potato fries. Try the butternut squash soup! Menu is limited to pub food but is still very good.
Service is awesome. Staff is friendly and you rarely have to wait for service. Food comes quick!!
Selection is good with rotating seasonals. Good variety of local/national craft brews. Decent amount of imports. Only complaint is lack of decent glasses. They have hefe glassware and Sam Smiths pint glasses but otherwise you get a generic pilsener glass.Also, everything is in bottles with no draft offerings. Everyday beer list rarely changes.
I love this place. Work takes me to the area and I never give my dinner choice a second thought.
Give it a shot
09-04-2009 04:08:53 | More by peterittenhouse
4.5/5 rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$$
Atm: A very nice, charming Old Time Pub Feel. A little cramped, but that's what gives it its charm.
Qua: 4 Star. Clean and classy!!
Ser: Impeccable!! The bar tender(s) know they brew(s)!!! Not only good conversation for out of towner's, but they seemed to take care of their locals as well. Prompt and quick.
Sel: Outstanding for a Pub/Bar. Outstanding. Because of them, I now own a Sam Utopias.
Foo: Gourmet! Delicious! Nice selection.
Val: It was quite expensive, but they are in in the Manhattan vicinity.
11-25-2007 04:43:22 | More by gkatsoris
3.55/5 rDev -10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
If you want a nice little day trip, you can head over to Captain Lawrence Brewing, hit the winery 2 doors down....then drive over to Horsefeathers.
Located in a strip mall, from the outside, it looks like just a regular, run of the mill type of place. Inside, though, has the dark wooden interior with the feel of an old style pub. There is a bar and a dining area...
They have outside seating, which is where we sat, along with pretty much everyone else...
Food menu...a bit pricey. $10 each for a Cuban sandwich and a burger. For some reason, fries came with certain sandwichs, but not others. A decent menu of sandwiches, though...some with a unique flare to them...the larger entrees were all kind of over priced and in the mid $20s.
A large, not massive, but large bottled beer selection. Nothing is on tap. Why is that? Odd. Strange to see a bar with no taps on it (is this some kind of odd NY state thing...? I noticed the same issue at Striped Bass in town too)
$5.50 for a normal bottle. But, $20 for Capt. Lawrence St. Vincent's abbey, which I had just bought for $10 at the brewery.
A good amount of Belgian beers, Chimay, Orval, etc...some lesser seen imports as well. Every one of these bottles was around $10-$20 or more.
I was also hoping for a bigger selection of local micros...they had 2 Southamptons, Ithaca Apricot and the St. Vincents...which is more than most, but I imagined a larger amount of options when I heard of their 100 beer menu.
The waiter was good, clearly knew his beers. Always a good sign.
Not a bad place to stop...food was good. As noted by the old, prior review, they did have Utopia for $200 a bottle (no mention of a sample though). Geez, who is buying that at a restaurant?
The beer prices were clearly marked up too high. The food, not overly expensive, was a tad pricey, but nothing absurd. I would go back when in the area.
08-12-2007 18:29:47 | More by Nutleybeer
4.22/5 rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Not really sure how this one flew under the radar so long... It's a great little restaurant in Tarrytown, a mile point two from the Tappan Zee Bridge.
The room is split in half, bar to the right, dining area to the left. The copper sheet topped bar has seating for a dozen and 10 tables and bar booths. Dark wood and deep hues, low lighting and candles everywhere. Very nice. Boxes with bottles of wine and old books line the walls. In the dining area side, there's a very large mural with literary characters Twain, Orwell, Irving, Lawrence, Poe, Hemingway, O'Neil and as if having Vonnegut mixed in with that crowd wasn't weird enough, WC Fields and Groucho Marx are there too. Ooooh-kaaay.
High end liquor selection, good wines and single malts, and a kickin' little beer selection. No taps, all bottles, roughly 50 or so. Standard American micros (Brooklyn, Anchor, Sierra Nevada, Sam Adams, Saranac), Germans (Aventinus, Paulaner, Hacker Pschorr), English (Fullers, Sam Smith, John Courage), and Belgians (Chimay, Corsendonk, Orval, Lindemans, Affligem).
They also have a handful of specialty beers, somewhat spotlighted on the menu (Dogfish Head World Wide Stout & 90 Minute IPA, North Coast Old Ale '03, Trois Pistoles & Quelque Chose, Sam Adams Chocolate Bock & Utopias). The Utopias is going for $200 for the bottle (which I suppose might be the going rate in a restaurant, I can't say for sure as I've never seen a restaurant that's carried it) but they're also pouring 2 ounces for $18, which I believe to be "the deal". Where else are you going to try the Utopias for the price of a real good shot? They've also got Corsendonk magnums and Unibroue big bottle 3 beer gift packs lingering about.
The food menu is quite extensive as well. I had the turkey pot pie soup, which was like a cream based turkey soup with a crispy biscuit in it, which was just outstanding. They've got a solid selection of entrees and the desserts are supposedly the best damn thing going on here. Crazy talk about a strawberry shortcake to die for...
They've got about a dozen small tables out front for sidewalk dining when the weather's right. Good service, good beer, good food, what more do you need?
02-25-2004 04:29:23 | More by slander
Horsefeathers in Tarrytown, NY
90 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.