Rocklandites rejoice! Hurricane Sandy may have washed away one of your favorite Haverstraw eateries, Civile’s Venice on the Hudson, but after a little elbow grease and some TLC, the Haverstraw mainstay is back — with a brand-new name. 16 Front Street was a work in progress throughout the first half of 2015, undergoing a complete overall after Sandy’s devastating romp through the restaurant. This riverfront eatery, which opened in June, is more than double the size of its predecessor, with a lively dining room that seats 70 for lunch and dinner, a family-friendly outdoor patio for 60, and a bar that serves 20 (we’re dying for another Mojito).
Diners enjoy casual American fare, like seafood tacos, the always-popular coconut shrimp, and the mighty 16 Front Street Burger, topped with goat cheese, spinach, roasted red peppers, red onions, and basil mayo. Sprawling views of the Hudson make it the perfect locale for a date-night rendezvous, drinks with the girls, or family sit-downs. Don’t miss the live music on weekends.