Yanni’s Too –
August 2016 (dt)
6.22 – 7, 6.9, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.25, 6, 6, 6, 5.5, 5
The last of our three Summer 2016
destinations found twelve of us in Coeymans at Yanni’s Too, a site DP8
visited exactly a year ago.
is a familiar one, with a wide-ranging, casual-river smorgasbord awaiting.
Besides its star, calamari done six ways, diners can choose from two dozen
starters of seafood, nachos, fries, wings, pizza logs; two soups; five
salads, with six enhancements; a dozen sandwiches; six burgers; entrées
offering fried seafood, half-dozen baked and broiled seafood, half dozen
other house specials, and six pastas, with fifteen desserts finishing off
I must admit to sensory overload. Twelve was more than my brain
could keep track of; the music, although entertaining, made it difficult
to hear; and two sides of six meant I talked to five other people for the
evening. Instead of doing a “half-fast” job of detailing our food
choices, I note that I heard the food was acceptable to good, with a
couple comments of excellent, about what we expect for a summer mecca on
Eighty-five dollars a couple paid the bill, and homeward we went.
With that, I will
retreat to an earlier format started by Deb K.
Seeing all of the DP8 family
(could be 15)
Of course, the scenery from
Yanni’s deck is classic summer. The setting sun’s shadow clambered
up the hills across the river, while the lights on a gigundous ship at
the Coeyman’s Port dared our eyes to estimate its size.
And the weather, although in the
upper-80s most of the day, felt comfortable in the shade of the deck
roof and in the dampness of a warm evening that so represents summer.
A full moon played hide-and-seek
in the tree tops across the Hudson, until it fully revealed itself.
A couple dozen small to
not-so-small boats had us dreaming about enjoying water.
Beer selection was pleasing with
almost ten on tap and another ten by bottle.
Most of us enjoyed the guitar
player, as evidenced by the competitive hand-clapping started by
someone(s) at our table!
Service by Charlotte was largely
competent. (see note below)
Service was as good as could be.
Charlotte was busy handling too many other tables.
The delivery of appetizers,
salads, and soup at the same time was too much.
There were too many stories I
wanted to hear from others at the table. A night of twelve with time
only at the table is not conducive for that.
The night’s special was Prime
Rib. At our arrival at 7 pm, it was no longer available. Argh.
Should have made time for dessert
but it was already two hours at decision time. Entrées arrived at the
85 minute mark.
I could start listing the topics
of discussion I heard but with deference to the other half of the
table whose pearls of wisdom I could not hear, I will not start. I
would have enjoyed listening to the Quinns about their Paris trip.
Although the final bill was within
our normal range, a few thought pricing for entrées and salads a
Happy End of Summer! Let’s enjoy the