Welcome to Ellenville NY where the Hudson Valley meets the Catskills. I’m the chef and owner of Aroma Thyme Bistro on Canal St. But I’m more than the chef and owner here. This is the community I grew up in. It’s the community I raise my kids. It’s the community that came back to after 10 years of traveling the US and Europe on my quest to cook great food.
Aroma Thyme was upstate New York’s first Certified Green© Restaurant. We are committed to serving local, organic, ethical, sustainable & fair labor food. Since opening in 2003 Zagat has deemed as “Stealth Health” with consistently the highest food rating in Ulster County. Hudson Valley Magazine has honored us with a “Best of the Valley” award every year since we opened in 2003. The awards have included Best Bistro, Best Wine List, Best Beer Events, Best Ulster County Restaurant, Best Chef & Best New Restaurant.
Aroma Thyme has one of the best stocked bars from Absinthe to Vodka. Our bar proudly houses 200 craft beers, 200 wines and 250 spirits. Beer lovers will be dazzled with great craft tap beer and hard to find limited releases. Wine snobs will find wines from our back yard to vineyards of California, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and the Southern Hemisphere. We have the largest collection of boutique US vodkas. Bourbons, Cognacs, cordials & small production spirits nicely stock our bar.
Open seven nights a week with live Jazz every Thursday and local bands on Saturday nights. Open at 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday’s for lunch.
While in Ellenville enjoy hiking at Sam’s Point, hang gliding at Mountain Wings, a professional off Broadway play at the Shadowland and dinner at Aroma Thyme.