← Return to search

Best Of

Back Yard Bistro (CLOSED)

Map1118 Rte. 17K
Montgomery, NY 12549
  • Food & Drink
  • Best Restaurant (Orange)
  • Charming Courtyard
  • Intimate Dining Experience


This cozy little restaurant, which seats no more than 16 diners, is certainly true to its name, tucked away behind the home and catering business of its two chefs, Jerry and Susan Crocker. But while the location and tight quarters confer an intimate, homey atmosphere, the Crockers’ cooking has plenty of room to soar. Try the popular pan-seared scallops in a potato basket, thin crust pizzas, or one of this farm-driven restaurant’s many seasonal dishes.

Best of Hudson Valley History

2013 Readers' Pick — Best Orange County Restauarant           2012 Editors' Pick — Best Intimate Dining Experience
2008 Editors' Pick — Best Charming Courtyard

Additional Information:

Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2008
County: Orange
Pick: Editors' Picks
Readers' Picks
About: This busy restaurant is not much bigger than a breadbox, so the delightful little courtyard outside is a welcome additional space to enjoy the highly rated fare. Sip a cocktail there before dinner, or sit at an umbrella table at lunch and nibble on a carefully crafted sandwich. A huge old maple casts shade over most of the space, while flowers brighten it up. Hardier diners will enjoy eating outside in colder months in the warm glow of the fire pit.
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Business Listings

Edit Module
Edit Module