This past summer, I had the opportunity to have lunch several times at a cute cafe in Westfield, New York, a short 15 minute drive from the inn. When I heard they were starting to serve dinner, I was thrilled! The Parkview Cafe is right on Main Street, next door to Brazill's on Main, a long time Inn favorite.
The Cafe is well appointed, with elegant tablecloths, chargers and crystal chandeliers. The new owners continue to make improvements, and indicate there will be outside seating in warmer weather.
We visited for dinner twice. The menu was new the first time we visited, and was the same a month later when we returned. Items are a nice mix of seafood, meat and some limited vegetarian options.
|Mussels with Bacon|
My favorite in both visits was the OssoBucco, made with pork shanks (versus the traditional lamb). Again, the portion was large (my brother looked a bit like Henry 8th with the huge bone in front of him). Meat was tender and tasty, just wish there was a bit more of the dark brown sauce. Veggies in all the dishes were perfectly cooked.
|Chicken Cordon Bleu|
We tried the Seafood Alfredo and the Stuffed Shrimp. The Alfredo looked a bit dry to me, but I was assured that there was plenty of sauce.
The Stuffed Shrimp, however was a bit dry, make sure that you ask for extra butter sauce if you order.
Dessert on both occasions was satisfying without being spectacular. The chocolate cake was a bit dry, and the coconut cake had a nice flavor.
|Decent Wine Selection|
|Bunny Salt and Pepper Shakers|
Another interesting item is their salt and pepper shaker collection. Each table has a unique salt and pepper shaker, gifted by various patrons who travel.
|Salt and Pepper Piggies|
|Salt and Pepper Piggies in a Tub|