Meyer’s Olde Dutch is the latest addition to the Beacon food scene.
Brian Arnoff of Kitchen Sink fame has created a casual burger place, that when we previewed it, was so casual, you were limited to take-out, or a seat in the back garden.
We did get a sneak peek of the restaurant (just opened) and it looks like a great place to grab a burger and a drink, either at the long bar, or at some of the tables lining the room.
Luckily, it was a beautiful afternoon the day we went, so we were able to sit in the garden.
We ordered a “New York State Special” which is a quarter pound of local beef (specially made for Meyer’s Olde Dutch from HVCC) topped with McCadam’s Muenster cheese and a roasted aioli.
The “Lamb Jam” also caught our eye. It’s a quarter pound lamb patty with tomato jam, Acorn Hill feta, pickled red onion and cucumber slices.
To go with the burgers, their double cooked fries, and for Janet, an order of the beet slaw with tahini dressing and spicy seeds.
The burgers were tasty and the fries were perfectly cooked. Janet said the beet slaw was really good and it looked it, with a nice crunch of pumpkin and sesame seeds as a garnish. I did take a taste and thought it would have been great except for the beets (which as everyone knows, I loathe).
There’s a Double Dutch burger (two patties and cheddar), a chili burger and for any vegetarian/vegan friends a Shrooms and Nuts Burger, that Brian is really proud of.
Hot dogs and a crispy chicken sandwich, are also on the menu if you’re not a burger fan, or if you just want a change of pace.
Fries can be ordered as dirty fries, which gives them a topping of chili, pimento cheese and house slaw, or in a nod to (slightly) healthier eating, you can opt for a classic or simple wedge salad.
Brian has been working with local suppliers and there will probably be menu changes, like fresh tomatoes on the burgers, depending on what’s available from his network of local farmers.
Meyer's Olde Dutch
184 Main Street Beacon, New York 12508