On one of those spectacular weather fall days, a small group of friends and I were seated outside on the patio at City Vineyard & Wine Garden. It was like follow the leader as the first person of the group to order decided on a burger, and four of the five of us decided to follow suit. It was that kind of day.
Their Vineyard burger comes topped with Cheddar, a fresh slice tomato, caramelized shallots and an aioli, accompanied by Belgian fries ($19). The one holdout ordered and was quite pleased with the lobster conchiglie pasta & cheese sprinkled with toasted panko bread crumbs ($19).
What was most special was the setting with views the sun-drenched Hudson filled with boats. Be sure to ask for a table on the terrace as inside it gets mightly noisy.