SURF N TURF filet mignon, maine lobster, mushroom jus
We have created an unpretentious, friendly atmosphere; a place for casual fun, and of course, fresh, delicious food in the space of the former Eldred Preserve.
The emphasis is on locally grown ingredients, and our flavors, both simple and complex, create a pleasant culinary experience with beautifully presented, and generous dishes.
Our restaurant revolves around certain key concepts like... rustic, local, comfort and home cooking. You won’t find as good a meal, for as good a price, in the area.
The main room has received a facelift in the form of rough-cut pine lumber floors, bar and tabletops. In addition, we have a large communal table for special gatherings to allow Henning’s experiments with ingredients from further afield.
Also a catering room with a 200 person capacity and an outdoor deck with pristine views of forests and ponds
Henning’s Local is a place where anyone will be able go, for the smallest get-together to the largest celebration. The experience calls to mind the honest pleasures of food one finds at an inn in southern France or at a local Italian trattoria, while retaining the relaxed, special atmosphere of the Catskills.
Our focus is on things that may have been lost along the way - something so simple as to relax. We often forget that we humans can come together around the table's pleasures; to eat and drink something that tastes good and makes us feel good, and to enjoy the good company of each other.
Norwegian chef Henning Nordanger and wife Karen Flood have, for a long time searched for the perfect place to showcase their love for good, honest, fresh food shared with friends. They are building relationships with local farmers, purveyors, winemakers and any other culinary artisans to ensure the best quality products available in our area. Our restaurant is committed to contribute to our community through local purchasing and staffing.
We believe we have found the perfect place for this, surrounded by so many hardworking and dedicated producers of fresh, local and sustainable products.
henning supports local sustainable agricultural practices and business
willow wisp organic farms abrahamsville pa - campanelli’s poultry farm kenoza lake ny
beaverkill trout hatchery livingston manor ny – beach lake bakery pa
java love kauneonga lake ny - eminence road farm winery long eddy ny ,
windy acres farm callicoon ny – heirloom acres yulan ny – prime foods kiamesha ny
rolling hills farms bangor pa – katie’s chutneys – highland lake ny
MISC WEB REVIEWS
This is the kind of restaurant you bring your friends and family to everytime they're in town. The food is fantastic - a perfect blend of inventive and familiar. The atmosphere is warm and homey and the service is free of pretentiousness.
Three cheers to Henning for keeping fresh Trout as a focal point on the menu, and for sourcing it locally.. Henning maintains a great relationship with a local trout hatchery. I was shocked to learn that the old restaurant got their trout from Sysco!!
There is something for everyone on the menu, and the salads are not to be missed. Also make sure to try the pork belly at least once! Henning's restaurant has facilities for large parties, including a long "Chef's Table" that Henning made himself, and a huge banquet area and dancefloor.
Businesses like this can keep Sullivan County alive, and we are honored to be able to support it.
Great food, nice atmosphere. We were looking for the restaurant that was previously in this location and found a great new place! Had the salmon, served on fresh roasted carrots and a horseradish mash. Salmon seasoned and cooked to perfection, mash was fantastic with the salmon. Give it a try, don't be fooled by their sign, (really guys, you need a nicer sign), we will definitely go back. Happy we found it!
What a fantastic restaurant! I stopped by here on my way from PA to NYC and couldn't have been more impressed! The service, the food, the nostalgia of the place was one of a kind. My rack of lamb had the most incredible searing imaginable. Henning takes pride buying and serving local products and even serves an organic beer. My boyfriend got the Norwegian inspired trout dish (he is Norwegian) and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of eating it. The appetizers are also super large and you get your money's worth.
If you're in the area (or even if you're not), this place deserves a visit without a doubt.
Henning's Local is also a fantastic idea if you're looking to have a wedding reception or party!
Henning's Local in Eldred NY is such a treat... we spent three nights in Eldred and dined every night at Henning's local. it was that good. Beautiful atmosphere and overlooking a small lake.very romantic and cozy. also would be a great place for bigger parties or weddings.
The freshest trout i have ever had. All the produce and meats come from local farms. and Henning told us the potatoes and kale we ate that night where picked from of his own garden that same day. The Caesar salad best ever.. steak Diane amazeballs .. Trout cakes to die for, Chicken liver pate sooo creamy, porkbelly delight!!, sesame Trout extraordinaire.. My wife said the chicken is the best she's ever had.. and to finish of the meal with Home made vanilla ice cream and zesty lemon tart..
The Service was super friendly and efficient and very affordable..
Good luck Henning and hope to return soon...
My wife and I recently moved to the area after living in Brooklyn for about seven years. While we don't miss the hustle of city, we do miss the abundance of locally sourced organic meals in the thriving Brooklyn restaurant scene. Needless to say we were thrilled when we heard about Henning's Local.
We have been to the restaurant a number of times now and always try something different. Henning is always happy to visit the table and explain where each menu item was sourced, and how he prepared the dish. Standouts definitely include the roast chicken, the trout Norwegian, and the chocolate desert (which Henning also makes himself!)
Henning is clearly a man of multiple talents as he was responsible for all of the carpentry and wood work in the refurbish as well.
If you are looking for a painstakingly crafted meal that rivals many of New York City's finest farm-to-table restaurants, look no further than Henning's Local.
Henning's Local absolutely blew me away! The food was absolutely delicious. It rates in the top 5 meals I've had. Try the Steak Diane and Norwegian trout...both cooked to perfection, leaving an unforgettable taste that I promise you will crave days after.
Henning is an amazing chef, with an amazing staff. It is 2 hours from NYC, but I promise its worth the drive.
I live in a town 45 minutes north of Henning's which actually has a pretty decent reputation for dining options, but Henning's has ruined me for anything else, so my wife and I have wound up making the hike down there on a nearly weekly basis since it opened.
It's housed in the Eldred Preserve, a Sullivan County institution. The place has been renovated beautifully, while still staying true to the Eldred Preserve's great tradition. The bar that greets you on arrival evokes brandy and pith helmets--dim and elegant. I'm desperate to come one evening just for the chance to hang out at the bar and read the paper or some old tome on fly-fishing. But the food has so far always drawn me away...
I've had about everything on the menu by now and none of it was less than incredible. I might give the steak diane my top praise. I'm no food reviewer so I can pull out any terms that would do it justice, but it was amazing. It's awesome caper-y goodness.
The pork belly is a close second. Crispy on the outside, tender, incredible. The staff is attentive and friendly and wonderful, they make great cocktails, there's an incredible view out the windows, and it's one of the very few establishments anywhere near here that's open 7 days a week. If you haven't gone yet, GO NOW!
Whether you are local in Eldred or the Port Jervis area, making a romantic getaway from New York City or like us, visiting from across the country....make this restaurant a part of your day, night, weekend, LIFE! I am married to a chef so I am spoiled...and I had to sheepishly tell him that the chicken here was the best I've ever had in my life, EVER. He wasn't mad because he knew I was right to be in heaven. We ate here three times- and each visit made me melt in joy. Henning, the chef, is a slave to his passion, poor thing! He will drive upstate to get the freshest trout, grows veggies in garden, works 7 days a week to make this place fly...and it does. Try the trout in any incarnation, you will be glad. Other highlight- ceaser salad, trout cake, soups and desserts. Homemade ice cream, for crying out loud! Sheesh. Ok I'm going to stop now.