Restaurant Review: Birdsall House

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July 2, 2020

Birdsall House is the original gastropub of the Peekskill culinary renaissance.

Birdsall House is another Peekskill staple and they're currently celebrating their 10th anniversary of bringing great local craft beer and a gastropub experience to our little rivertown.

Like Peekskill itself, Birdsall House is a little bit big city, a little bit small town.

The craft beer selection (20 on tap, plus bottles) is unmatched anywhere else in town and can handily keep pace with any NYC pubs. The food (and let's be honest ,the price) is also city caliber, with creative burgers and sandwiches, vegan options, shared plates, and one of the best brunches in town.

Seitan 'Gyro' a vegan sandwich available at Birdsall House.

But when you're in there, the place is undeniably Peekskill. If you don't already know everyone in there, you probably will soon. The huge bar welcomes conversation, and don't be surprised if you find yourself chatting with an old-timer who remembers when the place was something else, and maybe something else before that.

As night falls on the weekends - local bands squeeze in and suddenly you've got dinner and a show.

The summer is when Birdsall House really comes alive. It's home to Peekskill's only beer garden, tucked between two of Peekskill's early 20th century buildings adorned with creeping ivy, that would feel right at home in Brooklyn. There's no better place in Downtown Peekskill to dine and drink alfresco on those beautiful Hudson Valley summer days.

Seasonal Fruit with Greek Yogurt, Honey, House-made Granola for brunch in the Birdsall beer garden.

Birdsall House never closes, and we hope it never does. Even now, as the coronavirus pandemic has shuttered the restaurant to dine-in guests, Birdsall continues to provide Peekskill a great gastropub experience through their take-out and delivery service.

Here's to another 10 years of Birdsall House in Peekskill!

Birdsall House
970 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 930-1880

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