A quick ride up the Hudson River and just inside the entrance to the magnificent 75-acre Hudson River estate that is Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa, Henry’s at the Farm restaurant is creating memorable contemporary American cuisine.
The inspired staff celebrates the legendary bounty of the Hudson River Valley, sourcing ingredients from local farms and artisan food producers and purveyors. Henry’s works primarily with those who practice organic farming and humane animal husbandry. Cheese, meats, and poultry come from nearby farms such as Coach Farm, Taliaferro Farms, John Fazio Farms, and the seventh generation owned and operated Hepworth Farm. This charming restaurant’s most extraordinary asset is only steps away: Buttermilk’s own Millstone Farm, which includes an organic garden, orchard, apiary, and aviary, is Henry’s source for fresh eggs, honey, herbs, and seasonal produce.
Named for his young son, Henry’s at the Farm is the realization of a long-held dream of Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa owner Robert Pollock to establish a dining destination on the property, thoroughly embracing the locavore movement. Pollock and his staff have set out to serve the local and regional community, as well as the Inn’s guests, who may wish to remain on the estate for the duration of their stay and luxuriate in this bucolic setting.
Handsome and atmospheric, this two-story restaurant is a contemporary take on the traditional rustic charm of a mountain lodge with large windows and a terrace overlooking one of the property’s serene ponds. Diners are surrounded by hardwood and leather interiors, hand-crafted tables and bar, and custom wall coverings all set aglow by chandelier lighting made from “garrafeiras” — large Portuguese glass demijohns, or “bon-bons,” once used to age high-quality Port wine.
Heritage chickens and the apiary at Millstone Farm
Henry’s elegant bar provides top shelf spirits, including a number of products produced at distilleries within miles of the restaurant — representing the surge in distinctive New York State rye whiskeys, brandies, and botanical blends.
Henry’s has entered the realm of high-tech preparedness, as well. The space is hard-wired for audio-video presentations, fully wireless, and designed to accommodate television productions and photo shoots for cooking demonstrations, conferences, and meetings.
Arrive for dinner early or take an after-dinner stroll to explore this beautiful property. The gardens lead one way to a stunning overlook of the Hudson River, and another way to Buttermilk’s namesake waterfall. Depending on the time of year, orchards of fragrant fruit trees may be in flower or laden with fruit. Wander over the bridge across a pond populated by ducks, geese, swans, and brightly colored koi to Millstone Farms’ Animal Rescue Sanctuary, where visitors can commune with exotic alpacas, llamas, vicunas, miniature donkeys, angora goats, peacocks, as well as the heritage chickens — all of whom have found the comfort of a home here.
Henry’s at the Farm
220 North Rd., Milton
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