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Restaurant Week Recap

March 12-22 brought us the most delicious days of the Pocono year! 12 local restaurants created prix fixe menus showcasing the culinary best of what’s around. From bar snacks to the perfect appetizer bite to luscious entrees and decadent desserts, Pocono Restaurant Week had it all. PoconoRestaurantWeek.com was visited nearly 30,000 times during Restaurant Week as you checked out menus, voted for your FLAVORITE, and let us know your thoughts on the event. Local Flair is thrilled to unveil the 2015 FLAVORITES, our Pocono Pointers, and new this year: Survey Said, comments from YOU, the Restaurant Week diners!

Atmosphere
Louie’s Prime
134 Lake Harmony Road
Lake Harmony, PA 18624
louiesprime.com
Survey Said: “There’s no place better than a booth at Louie’s, any day of the week!” Peggy, Lake Harmony
Pocono Pointer: Check out Women and Wine or Men’s Night. Perfect for small plate sampling.
Best of Restaurant Week: Chocolate Peanut Butter Thunder

Family Dining
Van Gilder’s Jubilee
Rt. 940
Pocono Pines, PA 18350
breakfastking.com
Survey Said: The whole family agrees on one thing – THE JUBE! Rebecca L., Pocono Pines
Pocono Pointer: Don’t miss out on LUNCH the panini menu alone makes a belly happy.
Best of Restaurant Week: Meatloaf Wellington

Happy Hour
Barley Creek Brewing Company
1774 Sullivan Trail
Tannersville, PA 18372
barleycreek.com
Survey Said: From the perfect apres ski cocktail to summer fun at the pavilion, I love the Creek!
Jeff W, Stroudsburg, PA
Pocono Pointer: Pair your meal with suggested beers. The combos are perfect!
Best of Restaurant Week: Jalapeño Chicken Wrapped with Bacon

Fine Dining
Louie’s Prime
134 Lake Harmony Road
Lake Harmony, PA 18624
louiesprime.com
Survey Said: “Every meal we’ve ever had here is exquisite attention to details and the best menu offerings keep us coming back!” Joseph L., Blakeslee
Pocono Pointer: You won’t have a better sea bass.
Best of Restaurant Week: Chicken Satay appetizer. Added bonus: it’s on the regular menu!

Sandwich
Van Gilder’s Jubilee
Rt. 940
Pocono Pines, PA 18350
breakfastking.com
Survey Said: “You can’t visit the Poconos and not stop at the Jube.” Beth S., Bethlehem, PA
Pocono Pointer: The Jubilee’s new patio is your new outdoor dining go-to!
Best of Restaurant Week: Apple Bacon & Brie Panini

Chicken Entree
The Frogtown Inn and 6 Acres Restaurant
2468 Pennsylvania 390
Canadensis, PA 18325
thefrogtowninn.com
Survey Said: My standard dinner order is chicken marsala. This is the best I’ve ever had. George M., Stroudsburg, PA
Pocono Pointer: These servers know more about wine than you may expect. Don’t be afraid to ask for input, especially for “By the Glass” selections.
Best of Restaurant Week: Great value. All prix fixe dinners included a complimentary beer or wine!

Steak
Louie’s Prime
134 Lake Harmony Road
Lake Harmony, PA 18624
louiesprime.com
Survey Said: Louie’s Prime has the best steaks, martini & wine selections in the area. The best participant by far! Elizabeth R, Pocono Lake, PA
Pocono Pointer: Always order a full portion White Truffle and Herb Risotto you’ll want to have some to take home!
Best of Restaurant Week: Australian Wagyu Strip Steak

Seafood Entree
The Frogtown Inn and 6 Acres Restaurant
2468 Pennsylvania 390
Canadensis, PA 18325
thefrogtowninn.com
Survey Said: Can I just eat here every day for the rest of my life? Ashley R, Swiftwater, PA
Pocono Pointer: Don’t miss out on the richness of the Fried Duck Spring Rolls!
Best of Restaurant Week: Soy Ginger Glazed Ahi Tuna

Vegetarian Entree
Mikuna Kitchen
2291 Milford Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
mikunakitchen.com
Survey Said: Every meal is a wonderful combination of different flavors artistically presented with a great family atmosphere. Bravo! -Margaret B., East Stroudsburg
Pocono Pointer: Always ask Sylvia for input. She won’t steer you wrong!
Best of Restaurant Week: Chole Masala with basmati rice and Paratha (curried chickpeas with basmati rice and flaky indian bread)

Dessert
The Frogtown Inn and 6 Acres Restaurant
2468 Pennsylvania 390
Canadensis, PA 18325
thefrogtowninn.com
Survey Said: Lyman and Ann are the perfect team! RuthAnn, Hamlin, PA
Pocono Pointer: Don’t be deterred by the word “jalapeño.” The Jalapeño Whipped Sweet Potatoes are just right.
Best of Restaurant Week: We really can’t pick between the Tempura Battered Pineapple and Chocolate Zabaglione with Balsamic Cherries!

Soup/Salad
The Frogtown Inn and 6 Acres Restaurant
2468 Pennsylvania 390
Canadensis, PA 18325
thefrogtowninn.com
Survey Said: The Brussels sprout salad was brilliant! Bernadette O., Stroudsburg, PA
Pocono Pointer: Add a crab cake to any entree you can try their signature dish no matter your dinner selection!
Best of Restaurant Week: Crispy Brussels Sprouts Salad

Appetizer
Saen Thai Cuisine
Shawnee Square
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
saenthai.com
Survey Said: Appetizer, soup, entree, and dessert soup to nuts Saen Thai’s the best! Jackie S., Marshalls Creek, PA
Pocono Pointer: Their Tom Kha Kai (Coconut milk soup with chicken) is the best you’ll ever have!
Best of Restaurant Week: Shrimp Pad Thai

Cocktail
The Frogtown Chophouse
472 Upper Swiftwater Road
Swiftwater, PA 18370
thefrogtownchophouse.com
Survey Said: The Chophouse is everything I love about NYC dining with a local zip code. Erica C., Tannersville, PA
Pocono Pointer: Try out one of their “Painting with Cocktails” events and stay for dinner!
Best of Restaurant Week: Sweet potato and spicy sausage stuffed mushroom caps

Service
The Blakeslee Inn
Rt. 940
Blakeslee, PA 18610
blakesleeinn.com
Survey Said: Blakeslee Inn never disappoints! The best staff serving the best food is what it’s about! Carol H., Effort, PA
Pocono Pointer: The Blakeslee Inn’s revamped Brunch menu is a MUST TRY!
Best of Restaurant Week: Braised Beef Short Rib Ravioli

Burger
The Frogtown Chophouse
472 Upper Swiftwater Road
Swiftwater, PA 18370
thefrogtownchophouse.com
Survey Said: I can stop looking for the perfect burger: it’s at the Frogtown Chophouse. Jack D., East Stroudsburg, PA
Pocono Pointer: Don’t miss the Seared Filet appetizer, medium or medium rare.
Best of Restaurant Week: Half Crispy Duck with raspberry sauce

Wings
Van Gilder’s Jubilee
Rt. 940
Pocono Pines, PA 18350
breakfastking.com
Survey Said: The Jubilee consistently has great food and innovative specials. Jennifer K., Cresco, PA
Pocono Pointer: Order a wing sampler tower of 4, 6, or 8 different flavors!
Best of Restaurant Week: Chicken & Waffle Wings

Honorable Mentions:

  • Peppe’s Bistro
    Survey Said: Pizza saltinboca and fried calamari are excellent, wait staff is polite and helpful! Jose M, East Stroudsburg, PA
  • Pipolo’s Italian Eatery
    Survey Said: There’s nothing like Pipolo’s Italian food in the Poconos! BEST Italian food, wonderful bakery and deli! SB, Stroudsburg, PA
  • Moutaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi
    “The perfect setting for a quiet, relaxing lunch!” Marion C, Pocono Lake, PA
  • Little Angel’s Cafe & Catering
    “By far Little Angels has the largest and best menu for vegetarians and vegans in the Poconos!” Nicole K, Stroudsburg, PA

 

 

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