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Review of Live At The falcon

Live At The falcon
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Marlboro
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NY
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Love it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

Love this place! Went there two years in a row for my husband's birthday and the live music is always wonderful and the service great! The bartender was so friendly too and even though they have a regular crowd, they are great about being friendly to the newbies like us, so we felt really comfortable and are looking forward to going back more often!

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Boston
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food & music, nearby attractions and B&B”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

In Marlboro, NY (the Hudson Valley) is Live at The Falcon, a venue for live music that also serves dinner and has a full bar. We heard blues-man Slam Allen while enjoying craft ales, a burger and a very respectable house-made duck confit sandwich.
We had originally booked 3 nights at a B&B in Hyde Park, NY, in order to visit the FDR home and museum, and to have dinner at the CIA. Shortly before we were to arrive, the proprietress called and very apologetically said that she had overbooked – the first time in 6 years. She had taken the liberty to find an alternate accommodation for us, she said. Since we had waited a little too long (it’s was approaching foliage season and many places were booked) we said, sure, and took the reservation.
Guarino Farms B&B, our alternate accommodations, is a wonderful place to stay. It’s not a “full time” B&B, as the owners, Kathy and Alan Guarino, have several other things that they do with their large property in the middle of Hudson Valley apple country. They accommodate corporate retreats and executive training sessions; they host a clay-pigeon shooting club and rent the property for weddings. But as B&B guests, we felt pampered and couldn’t have been more pleased with our stay. The Rose Cottage has 3 guest rooms – we were in the king-bed room downstairs. The room had a large bathroom with custom tile shower and lots of towels and nice touches like an iPod friendly bedside clock and a bowl of Honeycrisp apples. There is a nice common sitting room on this floor, as well as a large kitchen with stove and full size fridge, Keurig coffee maker (great for us early-risers) and sunny breakfast room as well as a large deck. Kathy and Alan made us a delicious 3 course breakfast each morning at the time of our choosing – everything was over the top delicious, fresh and local.
Drive time to Hyde Park and the CIA was under a half hour and not difficult to navigate. Kathy and Alan warned us that the CIA could occasionally disappoint since they are, in fact, students. The CIA did not disappoint – we ate at American Bounty and found it well up to the standards of the best in Boston and an excellent value. The service was perhaps a little unpolished but they are not in school to be serving staff, now are they? Great value, reasonably priced and well selected wine list, and we were even comped a delicious cheese platter, perhaps since we waffled over the cheese cart for a while and decided to order a dessert instead. The Walkway over the Hudson, a railroad bridge converted to pedestrian bridge, is a mile-plus walk, high above the Hudson River. A bike rental shop is nearby and weekends seem to be popular with local fundraisers. We saw a quartet of bagpipers tuning up for a charity walk. Even on a lovely weekend day the bridge was not crowded, although the parking lot WAS, undoubtedly due to the charity walk.

Visited September 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Lackluster”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Ok, so this kind of place usually gets me all excited. A hidden local gem.(So they say) People rave and I feel like," Ooh I must check it out, its gonna be great!!"...and then--I am disapointed. Heres my rundown. I went for dinner and stayed for a show. The crowd was sparce, but did have a feel of intimacy. So at first I was impressed. The place is in the cute little Village of Marlboro, and situated next to a small waterfall. (sounds good so far, right) This stuff is all part of what pulled me in too. However, this is where my enthusiasm stops. Once seated for dinner, the place was dead, and we knew why once given our dinner menu. Pasta night!! A very simple menu with just a small variety and at a premium cost. I was not impressed by the food! Checking out the regular menu proved to be useless as it was pretty bland as well-- but ok, lets talk wine. The Sangria was terrible I do not recommend!!! The drink choices not good. Waitress told us new chef was changing menu up. Ok so here we are at cute location, intimate feel, bad food and wine, ok service, and what is left?? The music. Our headlining act was an hour late. By this point we were all annoyed and very disapointed and a whole lot emptier in our pocketbooks!! But oh how cute that little waterfall is!! The music scene would be nice if you eat dinner elsewhere, grab drinks beforehand and then show up for the music!!

Visited August 2013
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7 reviews
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“One of many hidden treasures of Hudson Valley”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

This place is not only for dinner, but for the entertainment - finest jazz, blues and rock musicians play there. It is truly unique: settings (this is the building that used to be an old button making factory), the owner with his superb dedication to make something outstanding practically in the middle of nowhere, and very decent local food. However, if one wants to drink a good wine there - he is out of luck. The wine list is mediocre (wines are local as well) but it is compensated by usually great music and the exhibition of work of local artists.

Visited April 2013
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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113 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Unique Restaurant, Art and Music venue.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

Overlooking the Hudson River in the tiny town of Marlboro, NY is an artsy venue know for its food made from locally-grown ingredients. The food is tasty and excellent and served in small portions. I've been here several time and actually enjoy their Sunday Brunch a great deal. While you eat your mouth-watering food, you are entertained with live jazz music.

If you go for dinner, you're best off making a reservation. After dinner is a variety of entertainers which changes each week.

People who prefer to dine outdoors can eat on the patio which overlooks a waterfalls that is so serene and beautiful, you never want to leave.

So make a point to come up from NYC or from Westchester or NJ to this artsy little town and come experience "Live At the Falcon." You will want to come back often.

Phyllis

Visited August 2012
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