Inn at Long Pond celebrates grand opening

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:49

GREENWOOD LAKE - On June 15, Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton, Greenwood Lake Mayor Barbara Moore, Greenwood Lake Merchant Guild representative Barney Lopilato and members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors joined Keith and Eileen Barclay for the grand opening of their new restaurant, The Inn at Long Pond. The restaurant, a long-time dream for the Barclays, located on the corner of Windermere and Oak in the Village of Greenwood Lake, offers casual dining and cocktails everyday - except Tuesdays - from noon to midnight. “Everything about the place from the décor, to our pleasant staff, to our menu exemplifies the welcoming feeling of good old American comfort” said Eileen Barclay. She and her husband, Keith, a chef trained at the Art Institutes of New York City, are thrilled to have realized their dream right in their own hometown. Eileen Barclay, a former controller and operations manager, runs the front end of the restaurant while her husband, assisted by his nephew Bruce, as well as key cook Jim and assistants Shawn and Brian, heads up the kitchen. “We consistently put out high quality and beautifully presented comfort food dishes that our restaurant was created around,” she said. “Our bartenders Lee, Joanne, Cera and Kathy will also make you feel right at home. And at the tables you will be greeted by one of our friendly servers Jan, Denise, Tessa, Christine or Barbara. Behind the scenes Mo, Sam, Eleanor and Chris run food, bus tables and keep the dish room and the rest of the house sparkling clean.” The Inn at Long Pond boasts an affordably priced menu with “Down-Home Chicken Fry” and “Yankee Pot Roast” being the most requested entrees, second only to its steaks. There are also weekday specials like “Meatloaf Mondays”, “Wild Wing Wednesdays”, “Steakhouse Thursdays” and “Smokin’ Saturdays” featuring house-smoked beef, poultry, or seafood. The Inn also offers outdoor dining and a newly completed “Weekend Raw Bar” featuring fresh seafood from New England. For information or reservations call: 595-1616.