Back Yard Bistro
- Food & Drink
- Best Restaurant (Orange), Charming Courtyard, Intimate Dining Experience
1118 Rte. 17K
Montgomery, NY 12549
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 Winners:
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.
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