Trotwood: Drinks and Deliciousness at the Glen Falls House
Meet Trotwood, your new favorite Catskills restaurant. Round Top’s Glen Falls House serves Catskills comfort food with executive chef Chrissy Traore’s knack for sourcing the best local flavors. Chrissy has previously worked in Accord’s Westwind Orchard and Brooklyn’s Pizza Moto, and she also runs Cairo’s See & Be Kitchen, the incredible new bakery that’s been drawing visitors from miles around.
The menu changes to offer the freshest fare, but Thursday is generally Mac ‘n’ Cheese Night, and we highly recommend whichever version Trotwood is serving. It’s a generous portion, served in a mid-sized cast iron skillet, fresh out of the oven. There isn’t a separate kids menu here, but our kids were thrilled with this. And you could take the macaroni in a more adult-like direction by pairing it with a St. Germain Manhattan (rye, elderflower, vermouth) or a Muddled Old-Fashioned (bourbon, bitters, and citrus).
How about a Spring Salad on the side? You can taste the seasonality, the fresh mountain air, the sweetness of springtime sunshine in every bite. Creamy, salty bits of ricotta salata and toasted sunflower seeds are tucked between fresh spring greens, which play off peppery radishes, earthy shaved carrots, and wild onion dressing.
During our visit, the Blue Plate Special, pictured above, involved juicy pork chops, garlicky wilted greens, and a hearty scoop of mashed potatoes. The burger was even better. The 5-ounce grass-fed patty was served on a See & Be milk bun with crispy fried shallots, house-made American cheese, pickles, and secret sauce. We’re still daydreaming about it. Pair it with a grassy, easy-drinkin’ West Kill Doodlebug Pilsner and thank us later.
Glen Falls House balances the vibe of an old-timey, Classic Catskills resort with the sort of food and drinks you could expect from a favorite neighborhood bistro in Brooklyn. (And we’ll be back with another post next week about the beautiful trails and waterfalls just steps from the dining room.)
Homey touches, like the board of room keys hanging behind the check-in desk, the plant-filled sun room complete with vases of cut Monstera leaves, and a vintage Trotwood camper perched outside, give the space a lot of character (and turn this quiet and cozy spot into an Instagrammer’s paradise). If you’ve spent the night at the Glen Falls House, please tell us about your experience in the comments.