Crystal Inn: More than 50 years of culinary service at a steakhouse restaurant
The Crystal Inn steakhouse restaurant lies in the heart of the Black Dirt agricultural region, which gives the chefs many special opportunities to prepare its contemporary American menu, often using local ingredients harvested earlier in the day.
During the last decade there has been a burgeoning agri-tourism industry blossoming in the exurbs north and west of New York City. Ryan Zygmunt notes that his own steakhouse restaurant, Crystal Inn, together with the Culinary Institute of America, the Black Dirt produce region, artisan bakeries, dairies, the Shawangunk Wine Trail, craft breweries, cideries, distilleries, and fruit orchards are increasingly attracting food lovers to the Hudson Valley.
Customers say: “The food was great, bartender made a great martini and our server was wonderful and attentive. Overall a wonderful dinning experience.” | “Neighborhood gem, even if you don’t live in Amity its worth a drive. Nice & quiet, dark & cozy dining room. Excellent lighting and sound level. It’s almost like eating at a friend’s house who is an excellent cook. Ingredient driven entrees. Never had a bad meal here in over 25 years… that speaks volumes. The drinks and portions are very generous. Come hungry & thirsty.”