Empire City Casino announces newest restaurants

Nov 6, 2013 10:19 AM

Empire City Casino’s two new, award-winning restaurants – pinch American Grill and Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar – will be first time participants in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week from November 4-17. The increasingly popular duo will each offer $29.95 three-course dinner menus during the celebration. In addition, Dan Rooney’s will have a $19.95 three course lunch menu available.

The two new restaurants encompass a large portion of the additional 66,000 square foot $50 million expansion recently completed at Empire City Casino. The innovative casual grill, pinch American Grill is a collaboration between Developer Mark Advent, the creator of Las Vegas’ highly successful New York New York Hotel and Casino, and Ducasse Studio, the culinary consulting arm of Alain Ducasse Enterprise. Dan Rooney’s Sports Pub is a fun take on the classic sports pub.

pinch American Grill features an open kitchen, raw bar and pastry counter in a vintage diner-style environment.  The beer program undoubtedly serves as a main attraction with an onsite certified beer cicerone and 100 New York craft beers on tap, large format beers, and table-side taps allowing diners to “pour your own” beer.

Not to be outdone by the bar, the pinch menu, created by Chef Fabienne Eymard (Taillevent in Paris, Caprice in Switzerland, Benoit in New York), offers a mix of updated American and international classics.  

Formerly of Alain Ducasse’s miX in Las Vegas at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, Executive Pastry Chef Tamber Weiersheuser’s dessert menu features contemporary interpretations of American classics.

Inspired by the original Dan Rooney’s Cafe & Bar built and operated in the early 1900s in Pittsburgh by the family of Tim Rooney, the current owner and operator of Empire City Casino, the new Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar is warm, inviting and casual, featuring dual flame rotisseries, private “snugs” for intimate seating, two fireplaces, and plenty of live musical entertainment. Both the lunch and dinner restaurant week menus for Dan Rooney’s feature the burger that received acclaim from celebrity chefs as the winner of the Burger Battle at the first annual Greenwich Food & Wine Festival.

Both restaurants feature growler shops that allow guests to take their favorite craft beer home for future enjoyment.

Make your reservations by phone or online at opentable.com.  Dan Rooney’s 914-457-2531; pinch American Grill 914-457-2541.

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