drive to Ravena, a scoot east to Coeymans, a slide next
to a scenic town park, and hugging the river is
Yannis Too. Again, like Catskills Port of
Call and Dock Street Station last month, we enjoyed the
river views and gawked as a couple large ships glided
Yannis menu is classic casual-river, and then some. Try calamari four ways; a dozen starters of seafood, nachos, fries, wings; ten sandwiches and wraps; burgers done six ways; three steaks, with six enhancements; ten more entrées, five fried baskets; four Italian meals; and a dozen desserts.
And if one checked the online menu ahead of time, a made-up mind might have been changed by the Specials sheet listing another ten appetizers and fifteen entrées.
--> Lobster mac & cheese, gigantic bowl (Deb K: excellent, doggie bag was as big as the bowl)
--> Fried shrimp basket, with a big handful of fries, coleslaw, and two sauces (Chay & Kriss: both very good)
--> Fried scallops baskets (Deb T: good but might have liked a non-fried choice)
--> Ribeye steak, with onion ring topping (Ken: very good)
--> Broiled seafood trio fish, shrimps & scallops with bread crumb topping (Kerry: ok)
--> Broiled grouper topped with lobster pieces and sauce (Don: tasty, fish a bit soggy)
--> Caesar salad with chicken (Julie: excellent)
Most of the entrées came with steamed vegetables satisfactory enough.
dotted the table.
Dessert was almost passed up again but Kriss pressured
The drink order started with our arrival at the indoor bar at Yannis, most of us drinking draft beer or gin & tonics, and this carried over to the table.
Ambiance centers on the river. Arriving just after 6
p.m., in late August, we soaked in the summer feel of
shirt sleeves and water and boats and greenery. Our table
placed us feet away from the water, about ten feet above
river levela pleasant arena to enjoy dinner.
Service by Colleen was excellent. A middle school teacher, she found out our past occupations (oops, sorry, Kerry) and we told teaching stories for a minute. She seemed busy but took care of us in a personable and attentive way, a perfect match for the evening. (The only quibble was a waylaid ketchup bottle.) Good luck with the school year, Colleen.
The bill for the evening, including all costs, came to $72 per couple, plus the drinks we had ordered at the bar.
Its been a rare
DP8 summer, with both months designated at group picks at
riverside establishments, and with no pre-session. It
will be a choice to discuss for future summers. All
arrived at Yannis in good time, except for South
Cairo car that tried the industrial park first.