UPDATE: NOW KNOWN AS THE BREWHOUSE.
New in the spot where Adagio restaurant (and then Danny’s) used to be: Johnny’s B-B-Q and Smokehouse, part Irish pub, part barbecue joint. Owner Johnny Smyth, a former bartender at Piermont’s Sidewalk Bistro, has snagged chef Dave “Fink” Finkelstein to man the smoker, and the menu shows it, with killer ribs that drip off the bone; juicy, smoky chicken; and bacon everywhere.
The Texas lollipops appetizer, which is bacon-wrapped smoked sausage dipped in BBQ sauce and served with horseradish sauce. ( Xavier Mascareñas / The Journal News )
Even the salads are stand-up. The wainscoted dining room is airy and comfortable, with banquettes lining the walls, dim lighting and warm wooden tables, and the bar, which can be noisy, stocks a healthy supply of Guinness, Brooklyn Lager and Smithwick’s Magner Irish Cider. There’s a late-night menu available on weekends, too.
Details: 50 E. Central Ave., Pearl River. 845-735-3970. Open for dinner nightly; limited late-night menu available Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.