Gracie’s Luncheonette

There’s steep competition in the Catskills when it comes to fancy diners that serve seasonal local fruit and burgers with hand-cut fries, but Gracie’s Luncheonette stands out. The aesthetic here leans more modern farmhouse than retro diner car, and they do two things particularly well: melts and donuts.

The tuna melt is made from flaky fresh fish and the brisket sandwich is piled with house-smoked meat and a tangy white barbecue sauce that’ll mellow out the slices of jalapeño tucked into each bite. End the meal with one of their fluffy raised donuts dipped in fun seasonal glazes like blueberry corn or pomegranate cardamom.

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