Lynch’s Opens Friday

A North Rockland family tradition yet again!

Rockland County Times
PHOTOS BY TOM MCGUIRE

Residents of Stony Point are ready to get a taste of the new Lynch’s Restaurant coming to 79 S. Liberty Drive. The popular eatery will open for business Friday, August 17.

Stony Pointers fondly recall that Lynch’s was a family-run restaurant in Stony Point for over 20 years, located in Tomkins Cove on Route 9W where Sheeran’s pub and restaurant currently stands. Now the Lynch and Casey families bring their wholesome establishment right into the heart of downtown Stony Point.

Kevin Lynch tells the Rockland County Times, and you can see for yourself in the photos, that the restaurant has been completely renovated, with new kitchen, bar, dining room and bathrooms. Lynch’s Restaurant not only looks great but will offer a family friendly atmosphere with great service and food, Lynch said.

Those that remember Lynch’s in Tomkins Cove will be happy to experience the same high quality and great, friendly service that made Lynch’s a favorite for so many years, co-owner Kevin Lynch promises. He said, “The Lynch family welcomes all of our old favorite customers and many new ones who all soon be converted into Lynch’s fans.”

Lynch’s opening special is a $5 daily lunch special that includes a can of soda or bottled water. It will be served 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday to Friday. Lynch calls it a “classic lunch experience.”

The restaurant intends to be a good neighbor and will host a weekly “Dine and Donate Tuesdays.” Every Tuesday, a local charity will be featured and 10 percent of that evening’s food purchases will be donated to the charity.

Lynch’s also caterers to groups of up to 200 on premise and does off premise catering with style and flair. Every Wednesday after Labor Day is Lynch’s “Family Spaghetti Night” and for just $20 you get a spaghetti and meatball/sausage dinner with salad and bread for four (to go only).

A special event that carries over from the old place is “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day,” the weekend of September 14. Lynch’s will have Irish music and food and will truly be a celebration.

The executive chef of Lynch’s is Daniel McCormack, a graduate of Cordon Bleu Culinary School, Pittsburgh, PA. He promises to bring a fresh and innovative style to his cooking skills. The specialties of the house are a gourmet Lynch’s hamburger, which is a short rib and chuck blend covered with blue cheese and served on a buttery croissant bun, as well as great steaks, chops, french chicken and fresh seafood.

Lynch said his wife Denise is really the brains behind the operation and both his family and his wife’s family intend to be highly engaged in the business.

Lynch’s dad is Tom Lynch, a restauranteur well-known to the area. Before opening Lynch’s in Tomkins Cove, Tom Lynch ran the local eatery Kopper Kettle and Kevin Lynch’s paternal grandfather also had a successful restaurant in New York City that opened around the time prohibition ended.

Stony Point is the home town of Kevin and Denise Lynch, and they are raising their three daughters here. Kevin and Denise said the restaurant will not prove to be a magnet for any questionable elements as previous tenant Noel’s was. “We didn’t invest money to flush it down the tubes,” Kevin Lynch said, frankly.

The Lynches will not operate the establishment as a bar-first location. It will be a family dining and catering establishment first and a bar second. The location will close by midnight on most nights.

The original Lynch’s opened on St. Patrick’s Day 1982. It’s been eight years since Lynch’s has been in business, but Stony Point is ready to welcome them back. Be sure to stop by Friday and tell them you read about it in the Rockland County Times.

Dylan Skriloff contributed to this article