The Tavern at Diamond Mills in Saugerties, New York features a menu of contemporary American bar food made from high-end ingredients and served in a luxurious environment that matches the hotel it�s situated in. Most spots in The Tavern at Diamond Mills will offer a view of the Hudson River and/or the Catskill Mountains.
Executive Chef Giuseppe Napoli received his training at the Culinary Institute of America. All of the options he provides at The Tavern at Diamond Mills are handcrafted and many menu items are made with locally-sourced ingredients. This includes the meats, fish, bread and the pasta, which is made onsite.
The food was great...when it eventually came out. 45 minutes after ordering we flagged a random person (our server was nowhere to be found) and asked if our appetizers (salads) might make an appearance soon. Within minutes they came out and were delicious. I suspect that means they were sitting ready in the kitchen and no one bothered to check on them. When our entrees came out, we were given the wrong ones. Our server was nice but not especially apologetic and allowed us to believe this was our oversight. No one ever came by to refill our water. We again had to flag a random person to request more water and when he did come he refilled only one person's glass. when we asked if someone else could have some more water, he refilled a second person's glass but left the table with two of the four glasses empty and not because he had run out of water. It was really bizarre and we had a good laugh about it at the table. Overall this was a disappointing dining experience. The venue itself is lovely with a great view of the Falls. The service however was really lacking in many ways. We will not return. You're better off going to the Love Bites or Miss Lucy's cafe up the street.
We have enjoyed our Easter and Thanksgiving Holiday meals at Diamond Mills during 2014. A request for a Vegan Dish at Thanksgiving was provided at no extra cost and our guest was very pleased with her meal. The service was excellent, the food was much better than our meals at Mohonk House. The atmosphere was relaxed; we never felt rushed to leave. We will definitely being going back. Most recently, my husband and I enjoyed a New Year's day brunch which was also very good but we would have liked one or two soups added to the menu.
The brunch in the tavern was an excellent choice for New Years. The food was excellent, the salmon outstanding. The room was sunny and vibrant. My only reservation was the server, who attempted to rush us after brunch, during coffee. We are cognisant of the need to refill tables, but did not dally or overstay our meal, so the constant request to bring our check was unnecessary. That was the only negative of our lovely day.
Omelette station backed up and no sense of urgency. Replenishing of food was taking a long time. It was very mediocre food compared to all our previous experiences. Service was very spotty and almost felt like new staff was given to run the show. Definitely not worth a trip up for Holiday Meals!
Diamond Mill is our go-to place for lunch when shopping in the quaint village of Saugerties, or for celebrating a special event. The food is outstanding, the staff friendly and accomodating, and the view over-looking the falls spectacular.
A nice New Year's Day...staff all willing to be helpful and cheerful..the omelet was yummie, and appreciated the healthful salads, along with all the breakfast items...even more veggies would be great!
My husband and I went with great expectations. We read a lot of good things about Dionond Mills (which included many references to the Culinary Institute of America) Unfortunately, it did not live up to the hype. The food took a LONG time to come out. I was really looking forward to some great salmon, it came out with gray, soggy skin. That is the ultimate fish cooking sin. Not only was the skin undercooked, but the fish was overcooked, I'm not sure how they managed that. Everything else on my plate was simply normal, not bad, but not good. The only thing that met my expectations was the bill, I paid for an impeccable meal, and got something that should have come with a McDonald's price tag.
The staff, the food and the entire dining experience at Diamond Mills was far beyond our initial expectations. Friendliness and helpfulness of the staff to the exquisite food served truly makes Diamond Mills a must go to for any occassion.
Table water served at room temp tasted bad. Bread nothing special. Grilled calamari tasted very good, short on calamari. Salads more than ample, could cut size of these and not be a problem. We had surf and turf and for money were very disappointed. Meat was good but again in short supply. Surf was 1/2 rock lobster tail and meat from a claw of a lobster much bigger than where the tail came from, very very disappointing. main course meal plate was not warmed and food got cold very fast. Would not got back for dinner will try buffet sometime.
Diamond Mills is a charming spot located along a river with a waterfall right below the outdoor deck. The food is yummy, and the bar supplies plenty of variety. The room is big yet cozy. Service is attentive. Great for a special occasion or no occasion if you happen to be nearby.