Where to Eat: Livingston Manor, Callicoon, Narrowsburg, Monticello

plates of food served on a wooden table

Check it out! There is some kick ass eating to be done in Sullivan County.

Photo courtesy of The DeBruce

The DeBruce

Why We Love It

The DeBruce has the fortune and privilege of being nestled in one of the great sleepy river valleys in the United States. She sits on a ledge overlooking the Willowemoc Valley and its namesake river here in upstate New York’s Catskill Park.  With its 14 guest rooms, access to hundreds of acres of private land spanning two mountains, a river, several ponds and a private pool, The DeBruce is about the place, the times and the continuing story of our home.


Operated by Foster Supply Hospitality (the team behind North Branch Inn and Arnold House), this new, all-inclusive resort is situated on hundreds of acres of private land on the Willowemoc and includes 30 miles of trails spanning two mountains. Beyond stunning views, the land offers a playground for hikers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers; meanwhile, guides and equipment are provided for anglers and foragers. When exploration is over, this 1880s-era hotel greets returning naturists with a spa, firepits, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant that snagged the sixth spot in Esquire’s “Best New Restaurants in America, 2018.”


The multi-course tasting menus in the dining room are included in the price of your stay, but drop-in diners are welcome with 24-hour notice. Chef Aksel Theilkuhl forages on the surrounding land, and the meat and staunchly seasonal produce here are sourced close by. Expect adventurous fare like cured Hudson Valley deer heart—but if that sounds like a challenge, the Club Room is cheaper and à la carte. 

The DeBruce | @thedebruce

Henning’s Local

Why We Love It

A Norwegian chef, Hudson Valley products, a solid bar (and a diverse set of influences) keep this comfy bistro attractively weird. Hungarian Goulash? Steak Diane? Juniper Gravlax? Sure. Just don’t skip that Beaverkill trout.

Henning’s Local | @henningslocal

Main Street Farm

Why We Love It

Two words—destination sandwiches—impeccably sourced from local farms, cheesemakers, and streams. The bread is baked in-house and the menu is vegan/vegetarian friendly.

Main Street Farm | @mainstfarm

Tavern at Arnold House. Drink in a wood-stove-warmed tavern with a vintage jukebox. Photo by Ron Cadiz

The Arnold House

Why We Love It

At the Arnold, guests will find friendly, warm and lively service and a menu that embraces comfortable accessibility and local ingredients, including trout from the region’s world famous rivers. Woodstoves are roaring in the fall and winter, and the outdoor deck and BBQ barn & bonfire pit is alive in the spring and summer.

The Arnold House | @thearnoldhouse

LAST UPDATED: 7/12/2022