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Yianni’s Restaurant - Chatham, New York
Owned by Peter Stefanopoulos of the Four Brothers family (which also includes George, Christo, William) and fashioned after their fine Boathouse Restaurant in Lakeville, the impressive-looking spot that was formerly inhabited by Lippera’s, Yianni’s offers an extensive menu plus nightly specials showcasing a great deal of variety and dextrous cooking experience, with seafood playing a star role. There’s an American/fine Greek/Japanese air to it all (talk about fusion!), with an abundance of choices from appetizer specialties such as escargot ($9) and Maryland crab cakes ($12) to a variety of seafood, NY strip steak, roasted duck or rack of lamb ($22-$32) in the main course section. Pastas include cioppino ($30) and shrimp and scallop risotto ($28), and, a rarity for the area, a raw bar (with oysters, clambs, shrimp, and a wonderful lump-crab cocktail, from $12-$20). Large salads are offered with various meat options. In the sushi lineup, there’s the spicy tuna and Housatonic rolls (smoked fresh salmon, roe, and cream cheese; $8 each), fresh and delicious. Meat eaters will enjoy the burger, which comes with excellent steak fries ($12). Prosecco is on the wine list along with an excellent organic wine from Estate Brintzkiki, imported from Greece and distributed by a local Chatham resident, Greco Trading. There are many desserts to choose from, including cheese cake and an old-fashioned root beer float.
29 Hudson Ave. (Rt. 66), Chatham, NY
Open Monday- Thursday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday- Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.