1844 House – An American Bistro

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Full bar, featuring signature drinks

I’ve heard so many good things about this restaurant and I finally got a chance to check it out for myself.  The 1844 House is easy to find on route 11,  just to the west of Potsdam, NY.  It is a converted family home with vintage appeal.  Here’s a link if you want to know more:  http://www.1844house.com/briefhistory.php

Our vision for 1844 House is to create a classic “American Bistro”… a place where people come together to enjoy great food and warm company in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

I would say that owners and chefs Brian and Jenny Walker have definitely achieved their mission!  The dining rooms were elegant and cozy.   The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!

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Sesame crusted tuna loin (GF)

I chose the seared ahi tuna plate from the extensive seasonal menu, and I was impressed!  The meal was started with a glass of Pinot Noir and an 1844 house salad with fresh garden greens, walnuts, apple, and blue cheese topped with a maple balsamic vinaigrette.  The tuna was seared to perfection and served with a double side of spicy pickled vegetables.  Coconut wasabi and a couple of dipping sauces not only enhanced the flavor of the sesame seed encrusted tuna, but also made a grand presentation of the plate.

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Flourless chocolate cake (GF)

As an avid follower of a wheat-free lifestyle, I was surprised to see a dessert offering of a flourless chocolate cake!  The flavor was unsurpassed, and the  texture was almost like a thick custard!   Delicious indeed!  Dark chocolate, white chocolate and raspberry sauces were whimsically painted on the plate as a flower.  It was a true work of tasty art!

So the next time you are in Potsdam, NY, give the 1844 House a try.  This place is sure to please your palate!

– Barb, TheRiverBlogger

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