Recently, I stopped at my Alma Mater, West Point, and stayed at the hotel on campus, The Thayer. My wife and I ate dinner at the restaurant in the hotel called MacArthur’s Riverview Restaurant named for graduate General Douglas MacArthur and overlooking the Hudson River. The campus was quiet at this time of the year, right after graduation and right before the new Freshman coming in for their summer training.
To start off dinner, our appetizer was a Focaccia Crostini. The crostini had olive tapenade, goat cheese, and arugula on top. The crostini was a good classic appetizer to start the meal. My entrée selection was “Shelton’s Seared Ahi Tuna” with sticky rice, chilled tatsoi salad, and orange ponzu. The ahi tuna was cooked to perfection and the sticky rice had perfect texture. The Asian flavors of the orange ponzu was exactly what I was looking for. A side note, all entrees and most appetizers are named after West Point graduates.
A summer-must after dinner in MacArthur’s is a drink at Zulu Time, the hotel’s rooftop bar.