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If you’ve got an appetite for noteworthy noshes, then these five establishments in Rockland County, NY—just 30 miles from Manhattan—should be on your list.  Enjoy unexpected cuisine served up in inspiring ways—and take your taste buds on an adventure!

Karenderya, Nyack

One of Esquire Magazine’s “Best New Restaurants in America” in 2018, Karenderya offers traditional and modern Filipino-inspired and South East Asian dishes like Kare Kare and Pork Adobo. Discover the story of this food in a wonderfully delightful way.

Dill Fresh Mediterranean Grill, New City

This mindful, eco-conscious spot finds delicious ways to “deliver old world classics in a 21st century way.” From Falafel Bites with hummus to “Kiki” Greek lemon chicken and the “Dilliscious” beef shawarma with tzatziki – expect terrific mouth-watering treats.

Hudson’s Mill Tavern & Catering, Garnerville

New on the scene, but already packed full of history, the restaurant at Garner Arts Center is set in a former textile mill where Civil War fabrics were made. Find beers from 12 local breweries, and creative Farm-to-Table offerings like short rib ravioli “Pot Roast” and sweet cornbread Chicken & “Waffles.”

Freelance Café & Wine Bar, Piermont

A little gem from renowned chef Peter X. Kelly, this eclectic spot serves up Modern American Cuisine with nods to French, Italian, and Japanese cuisine. Find something fantastic from the extensive wine list to complement a large plate-like Wasabi Crusted Ahi Tuna, or a small plate-like Gemelli “Thai Pasta” with Shrimp, Chili, Basil & Toasted Pine Nuts.

Mount Fuji, Hillburn

A winding driveway leads customers up the 45-acre private mountain to this traditional Japanese steakhouse. In addition to extraordinary views of the county below, Mount Fuji serves up spectacular hibachi cuisine, sushi, and steak. Even little bites like Tempura Batter-Fried Soft Shell Crab with Ponzu Citrus & Cilantro Lime Sauce are sure to please!

For more dining options in the lower Hudson Valley visit: https://explorerocklandny.com/dining/