Yannis Too August 2016 (dt)
6.22 7, 6.9, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.25, 6, 6, 6,
|The last of
our three Summer 2016 destinations found twelve of us in
Coeymans at Yannis Too, a site DP8 visited exactly
a year ago.
Yannis menu 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 the evening.
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 the Hudson.
Eighty-five dollars a couple paid the bill, and homeward
With that, I will retreat to an earlier format started by
- Seeing all of the DP8 family
(could be 15)
- Of course, the scenery from
Yannis deck is classic summer. The setting
suns shadow clambered up the hills across
the river, while the lights on a gigundous ship
at the Coeymans 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
- 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
- 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 nights special was Prime
Rib. At our arrival at 7 pm, it was no longer
- 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
- Although the final bill was within
our normal range, a few thought pricing for
entrées and salads a little high.
Happy End of Summer!
Lets enjoy the last fragments!