Poconos Five Top Restaurant Tables
Stone Bar - Rt 209
Regulars -You'd never expect this to be THE place. But, here they
are - at one time or another the elite of our society. The lawyers, the
accountants, the networked executives, the physicians, the BEST of the
land salesmen and their current dates. In season, this is where you'll
find the biggest vacationing fish, too.
- It's a warm and fuzzy, insider kinda place. A class act, courtesy
of Andrew Moore, a veteran of the food business in the Poconos. (Definition
of a Pocono food veteran - More than 10 years in the business and still
not broke) Getting a reservation on a busy night means you've made it.
Best Seats in the House - Front room, center floor for the want to
be seen. A front room booth for the discreet. (south side middle booth)
- Ten cloth napkins
- Andrew Moore first made his mark at the restaurant at Foxmoor in Marshall's
creek, where he fed some of the most pretentious for a few holiday seasons.
The Stone Bar (and there is one) has a mysterious history. Let's keep
it that way.....
of Getting THE Table - There are a few of them, but we've never sat
there, so it's pretty hard to figure out
Rt 209, Marshalls Creek, PA
(Alaska Pete's Named "Best Burger in the Poconos 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 ")
The Regulars - Suits for lunch. Just about everybody else for dinner,
all voracious meat eaters. Well .. we did spot a few lobsters. A date
spot. An informal anniversary spot. A birthday party for the patriarch
of the family spot. The eastern Poconos money crowd, to be seen, kinda
spot. The "honey, let's go to the Poconos and stop at Alaska Pete's
for a steak, on the way" kinda spot.
- Because it is kept like new.(clean updated and fresh) Because there's
nothing around like it. A good, fresh salad bar. 'Cause there's nobody
with visible body piercings. AND 'cause of The Best Steak around, cooked
just right. With a real decent seafood and pasta selection.
Best Seats in the House - To view the "Fun Crowd" definitely
in the Bar (The MoonDog Saloon) good contemporary piano entertainment
usually on weekends. Either one of the corner tables under the TV. (No,
everybody's not looking at you, they're watching CNN). The left rear one's
the best. And there's a private intimate corner booth in the more formal
dining room ---try to get it!
- Eight cloth napkins.
- None, it's new. Unless you count the 15 years the place was a burger
joint before this wonderful, comfortable renovation.
of Getting THE Table - Get there early, just sit at the bar and wait
for the corner table above or lie and tell the hostess that it's a "Special
Night". Aren't they all?
Basso (Italian) - Rt 390, Cresco, PA
Regulars - Let's see, everyone from around the Pocnos, but mostly the Buck Hill / Skytop crowd?
- It's the spot where power and money meet. It's where the service and
food are both top notch.
Best Seats in the House - Allll the way in the back. In the back alcove last seats in the house. No one walks by, close to the kitchen, and a full view of the dining room.
- Best Italian - 7 Cloth Napkins
- Gracie the original is in the kitchen most nights. She has been here cooking in the Poconos since in Indian Head at the gap was made by God.
of Getting THE Table - You'll probably not be real successful at this,
'cause the regular boys won't give up their seats.
Peppes - Rt 447 Eagle Valley Corners
Regulars - Land barons, heart surgeons, the occasional baseball player,
lots of locals and the Long Term Tourists.
- The food, the consistency, the waiters, the best Caesar salad west of and since
Elaine's (Bless her soul) and east of The Glendale Grill, the artisan Pizza.
Best Seats in the House - At the front corner table just behind host's
podium on the right. It's obvious that this is the "Power Seat".
- 8 Cloth Napkins.
- The Farda Family's friendly, formal and long lasting restaurant is now a populare updated bistro with a\direct access to the bowling alley. (no noise). Run
by the same family as the old Summit Resort and Hideaway Hills Golf course.
of Getting THE Table - Reserve, reserve, reserve. Otherwise, you'll
end up center court.
Dimmick - Rt 209, Milford, PA-
Regulars - The tried and true Milford crowd. Lawyers seeking shelter
from the maddening masses. A doctor or two. Real estate permeates the
- The food.
Best Seats in the House - The round table to the left of the dining
room door, as your enter from the bar. In summer, the corner table on
the porch. (Thanks, Larry)
- Six cloth napkins.
- The Dimmick name is synonymous with Pike County. Do the names Van Campen
or dePue mean anything? The Dimmick has a history of being the center
of attention in Milford. History continues to repeat itself.
of Getting THE Table - Oh, sure... be brave, go ahead, call and ask