Yard House

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14 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

4374 Palisades Center Dr
West Nyack, New York, 10994-6803
United States

(845) 348-1528 | map

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Added by JoePoid on 07-29-2012

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of Melikeydahop
4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Do you like beer? Do you like sports? Do you like food? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this is the place for you.

Was amazed at the selection of beers on tap..I think our server said 180+ (not sure if that was total or just on tap). I didn't count, but from looking at the menu that seemed about right. 10-15 of those were limited offerings. If you're a sports fan and a beer geek then this is your Graceland.

Nice atmosphere..sort of a modern..silver, black and white look to it. Although it's a sports bar with maybe 15-20 flatscreen tv's, it's definitely a kid friendly place. The food was good to very good. You'll probably spend a couple dollars more per item then at some other chain American food/sports bar type places, yet it's worth it because the ambiance and beer selecton is significantly better then almost ALL other similar establishments. Our server was friendly and knowledgable. The beer was very reasonable..about 6 bucks for a 16oz of some good quality craft beers.

I met a buddy of mine there to watch the J-E-T-S's Gump their way to a win yesterday. Now both of us have young children and this is the one free Sunday we were granted in probably the last 2 years, so if this place didn't live up to expectations it would have been a real letdown. Fortunately, we loved it! Now here's the kicker...the YardHouse is in the Palisades mall. So we got to thinking...we can meet here with our wives and kids for lunch on Sunday's..after lunch we stick around to watch the early games..while our wives go shopping with the kids and everyone is happy! BBBRRRILIANT!!!

Yes I'll be going back...OFTEN

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Photo of slasich
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of slander
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Happy birthday, ‘merica. I came for a haircut only to find Nick, aka, the only fuckin’ guy who touches my head, still out sick. As such, I will again leave haircutless (yes, that’s an actual word). But as not to make my trip to the mall of pain a complete waste, my next progressive step reasonably involved a visit to Barnes & Noble to see the last nail in the heart of music stores (they are holding on valiantly, btw), and then to the Yard House; many times walked by, never drunken in. As a Rockland kid, I am greatly pained by the lack of our fine county ever really having gotten its beer shit together, and now we have a Yard House. I wasn't expecting much…

Large cavernous corner room with views of the mall scene. Off to one side, a loooooong 2 sided stainless steel topped bar with a panel base & foot box; seating for 54 all the way around (actually, only 3 sides around, the 4th lost to service) on hightop wood chairs. Behind the bar, there are 2 large oval tap tower islands with a cut through in between on stainless steel panels over drainage. There is no barback to speak of, all glassware is shelved below the bar and on the corners. Likewise, the booze is housed on the ends and below the bar tower islands. Symmetrical rows of pipework run lines to a far kegroom behind glass. Brewpubs offer views of a brewroom, this place offers views of a room with piles of kegs in a cold room. Somebody thought people would want to see that. That somebody was wrong.

Half yard glasses dangle from a long rack above the taps and there seems to be some serious heavy use of them here. I anxiously awaited someone getting beer faced but alas, it was not to be. I had much sadness. Flat screens, 4 on each side above the tap towers, 1 on each end, and 7000 more mounted everywhichwayandwhere. 60+ booths and tables riddled about; the booths running the windows on 2 sides and along the keg room; tables to the rear to the kitchenings and off the bar on the far side. Beige inner walls over wood lowers with light artwork of large & colorful. Tiled floorings and black ceilings with industrial duct work blended, a drop gigantor mesh cylinder fan to the rear, and baby spots solo or on tracks of the same.

There are 180 handles total, but something like only 155 unique beers (okay, I can see the dupes, now), including seasonal and limited drafts, and 3 house beers made by Uinta. Additionally, they do Yard House beer blends (they ought not to), and beer floats. 6 pack style samplers available, too, not sure if that’s my choice or theirs.

There is an offensively large book listing all beer, spirits, & food. Beerwise, it’s carved out styleish, listing name, style, ABV, & origin. The words shorty, goblet, pint, & half yard indicate serving sizes available, making me wonder if all are available in each. Bottled list, too, nothing crazy and really, if you can’t find something to drink amongst a gross of tap selections, what’s the matter with you, but it does offer 6 N/A & ‘Gluten sensitive’ (is that what we’re calling it now?) offerings.

The food menu is gloriously expansive and horrific all at once. Lots of things I would like for lunch today as I’m now 3 beers in and unfooded, but they list the calorie counts for each menu item and after that cheap shot my doctor threw me last night, I’m going to need to be conscientious of my eating habits for at least another day or two. By the way, the chicken nachos are 2000 calories, try getting that out of your head next time you go to order them.

I drank the Founders All Day IPA, 21st Amendment Back in Black, & a Lagunitas Pils. I had been skeptical but found them all to be in good shape. Bartenders are knowledgeable and there’s a lot to have to know, too. I was expecting lots of macro movement, some entry level craft, and meh imports. This was not that. I’ll give them their due; a whole lot better than I had expected.

RIP, Nick. You were the best barber I’d ever had ever the pleasure of gracing the swivel chair, and I thank you for these last 2 dozen+ years. When I find myself in the mall again, lost and wandering, I’ll raise one to you here.

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Photo of RobDB
4/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Billolick
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

This version of the Yard House chain, is located in a HUGE mall just a few miles from the Tappan Zee bridge.

Large room, lots of tvs, decent food. We went with a large group on a busy friday evening and the service was sorta chaotic and took forever. If we wanted a beer the best option was to buy it at the bar and that was not easy either. They were swamped and seemed to be understaffed...of well, go for the happy hour specals and the HUGE tap list.

Green Flash West coast IPA was fresh, in good shape and quite delicious.

Yeah its a chain, yeah its in a GIANT mall.... Still worth checking out for the beer options, if you are local or if you are passing through the area. Over a hundred mostly high quality options.

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Photo of 0Nyxee
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of rymurphy617
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3

The Yard House is strictly a place for atmosphere and beer selection. The place itself is huge, tv's everywhere to watch sports. I know It's a chain but it's a chain that is none existant anywhere else in New York... therefore It's new to the locals here. The food is decent, they have great apps but the entres themselves are average. Tons of food choices like mexican italian american and so on.... but lets be honest, people visit the Yard House for it's crazy selection of beer. Close to 200 beers on tap at all times. Yes its pricey but the variety of beer selection is endless. Great place to hangout while your stuck in a huge mall that you do not want to be in.

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Photo of tikk
3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Best beer selection at the Palisades Center, not saying much though. They have a decent selection of most styles of beer. Not much knowledge from the staff, often understaffed and sometimes hard to get service. They do have a regular set on tap and have 6 rotating taps that change monthly.

Atmosphere is loud, classic rock is blaring at all times, and there is always a zillion tvs with every game on. Food is alright a mishmash of everything. It is a little over priced, but it is in a giant mall.

I do recommend the place for a pint or two, or for dinner before seeing a movie in the mall. I often stop in while my wife shops.

Not the best place, but a decent spot. Would go again.

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Photo of Brukaki
2.93/5  rDev -23.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1.75 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Nice to grab some craft beers if you are in palisades mall. HOWEVER the service here just plain sucks sometimes and it is one of those places which shoves the check in your face every damn time you get another drink / food which just lowers the vibe for me, i know everyone diff, vibe is pretty hip with the decor. They do have a great selection of beer though, note yardhouse is a chain like chili's so one place may differ from another

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Photo of adkrogue
2.55/5  rDev -33.1%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I'll put this out there: I'm a snob. I hate chains, I hate big box stores, I've lived in Brooklyn (aka Paradise) and often watch Portlandia identifying with the characters and laughing...well at myself really. So, that is the prism through which this review must be read.

I hated the atmosphere. Hated it. Its a SLIGHTLY toned down version of Buffalo Wild Wings. Its an amusement park thats schtick is good beer. But with all that stimulus overload all my beers tasted like Coldplay and smelled like ESPN. Won't go back.

Service. Well, nice enough but the people who work there applied at 12 other places in the mall that day. So, don't ask questions, you know A LOT more than they do. Also, they're incredibly slow. And due to that slowness, I ordered a "six pack sampler" (do not ask about flights, they do not understand that term), which is pre picked for you and there are no substitutions, while I was halfway through my first beer and was told they couldn't bring it out because there was a limit on "how many ounces could be on a table" (true story). We were eating there before seeing a movie, so time was tight and of course I had to wait 5 mins after I finished my first beer for the sampler to arrive. I'm getting annoyed just recalling this experience.

Selection: If you find yourself in a mall, this place, regardless of all else, can be an oasis. I highly doubt they give a shite about freshness but they did have a few beers I'd never had. Out of there 150+ beers, I've had most. If you've been into beer for more than a couple years, you probably have too. But still, its a decent selection and if they happen to have a couple rarities then good on you mate.

Food: Not bad, but like I said, I want to know my chicken's name, what the farm was like where he came from, and whether there were other chickens there for him to hang around with.

Value: Pretty good.

Overall: if you're making a trip to this place specifically, you can hopefully find a better spot and give your cash to a local owner, not a big corporation cashing in on the latest trend. If you're stuck at a mall anyways, you may as well give your money to this corporation because at least they've cashed in on the latest and greatest trend.


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