Nat’s Mountain House Opens in Tannersville, NY on Thursday, June 15 Natalie Freihon’s Strange Bird Hospitality welcomes all revelers to the vibrant new venue featuring an American-classic menu and high-spirited energy
NEW YORK, NY - Natalie Freihon, the restaurateur and founder of Strange Bird Hospitality (Nat’s on Bank, Nat’s on Bleecker, The Orchard Townhouse), has oﬃcially expanded her growing restaurant empire to the Catskills with the opening of Nat’s Mountain House in Tannersville, NY, just two hours north of New York City.
Inspired by the nostalgia, quirk and camaraderie of old-school upstate summer camps, the 120-seat restaurant, bar and lounge features avant-garde design and a communal vibe that is set to ingrain itself as a gathering place for locals and weekenders looking for phenomenal fare and a choose-your-own-adventure array of activities.
The beverage program features a rotating selection of craveable cocktails, with beer and wine on tap. Signature sips include a Strawberry Rose Sangria with lemon and orange liquor; Blonde on Blonde with blanco tequila, pineapple, lime and tajin; or Chamo-Cosmo with chamomile vodka, falernum and lemon.
The kitchen, helmed by Strange Bird’s Chief Culinary Oﬃcer Jonah Egan, dishes out comforting American classics with a contemporary spin and local, seasonal ingredients. There is something for everyone, from delectable dips and shareable fondues to the beloved Nat’s Cheeseburger, a well-executed French Dip, local farm-fresh vegetables and herbs from the property grounds. On weekends, guests will enjoy a brunch buﬀet with all the elevated standards one might expect from a members-only club in the city – made-to-order omelets, freshly fried chicken, springy salads, a waﬄe station with all the ﬁxin’s. None of the “members-only” stuﬃness.
The main dining room boasts a dynamic layout and large windows oﬀering expansive views of the Great Northern Catskills mountainscape from any seat in the ﬁreplace-studded space. Natural light and campy ﬁnishes, carefully selected by Natalie herself, combine to invoke a warm and delightful all-are-welcome atmosphere. Dada-esque design elements dot the interior, infusing whimsy into the color palette of burnt orange and greens inspired by the local ﬂora and fauna. Outside, the 1,000-square-foot deck serves as the ideal spot for drinks and snacks among the stunning peaks and breathtaking vistas. Just beyond the deck, the versatile and multi-functional outdoor space includes a garden with ﬁre pits and adirondack chairs, porch swings and a large lawn perfect for receptions or ceremonies.
With Hunter Mountain and downtown Tannersville just a stone’s throw away, Nat’s Mountain House is an all-season option for any celebration, from casual summer birthday shindigs to full-blown wedding weekends.
Nat’s Mountain House opens with a full slate of events and programming that beckons locals and visitors to kick back and stay awhile. There will be summer and fall activities for adults (including camp counselors on-site to entertain little ones), movie nights, puppy meetups, petting zoos and live music. In the winter, guests will be found cozying up near the ﬁreplaces, enjoying apres ski hors d'oeuvres and hosting holiday parties at any of the private bars.
Reservations are available on Resy. For more information, visit natsmountainhouse.com, call (518) 628-4478 and follow along on Instagram at @natsmountainhouse. For large parties and private events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT STRANGE BIRD HOSPITALITY
Strange Bird Hospitality is a hospitality venture founded by Natalie Freihon and nestled in vibrant neighborhoods. Working tirelessly to inspire and embrace the local community with warmth and whimsy, the group consists of beloved restaurants and properties across NYC and the Catskills: Orchard Townhouse, Nat’s on Bank, Nat’s on Bleecker and Nat’s Mountain House.
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