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Starters

Beer Braised Short Rib     13

Slow braised in a dark stout and served with potato puree, caramelized Westmalle Dubbel onions and pickled celery. Topped with a rich beef demi-glace.

 

Cheese Plate     18

Today's trio of cheese:

***Ewe’s Blue***    (Old Chatham Creamery, Groton, NY)

* Sheep, Pasteurized *

Rindless Roquefort-style blue cheese with a melt-in-your mouth buttery texture, a touch of barnyard-y-ness, and a sweet and salty lingering finish.

***Goat Rodeo Wild Rosemary***   (Goat Rodeo Farm, Allison Park, PA)

* Goat/Cow, Pasteurized *

A soft, supple cheese made with cow and goat milk hand pressed with freshly dried rosemary and extra virgin olive oil. A beautifully crafted cheese.

***Fresh Chèvre***   (Goat Rodeo Farm, Allison Park, PA)

* Goat, Pasteurized *

Smooth and creamy with notes of sun warmed fields and a hint of lemon.

Served with house-made jams, Green Meadow Farm raw honey & seasonal fruit, our house-made pickles & pickled mustard seed.

 

Chicken Fingers     12

House-made, lager-battered, golden fried chicken fingers.  Served with mild barbecue sauce

 

Country Pork Terrine     12

House-made pork and chicken terrine served with stonefruit compote, pickled mustard seeds and toasted focaccia from Metropolitan Bakery.

 

Pommes Frites     6

Our award winning fresh-cut, double-fried frites. Served with Monk's world-famous bourbon mayonnaise for dipping

 

Smoked Trout Dip     11

Smoked trout spread topped with caper and onion relish. Served with sliced baguette

 

Spanish Flies     15

Incredibly hot chicken wings w/chipotle pepper sauce that are not for the faint of heart. They aren't those wimpy 'buffalo wings' - these babies are incendiary!  HOT! HOT! HOT! Did I mention that they're HOT? We do offer barbecue sauce for the less adventurous. Served with a side order of our famous frites

 

Salads

Baby Green Salad     7

Organic greens with our Monk's Flemish Sour Ale vinaigrette
ADD Goat Cheese for 3  ADD Chicken Breast 9

 

Caesar     9

Baby kale & field greens tossed in our tangy caesar dressing and topped with croutons
ADD Chicken Breast 9

 

Monk's Duck Salad     21

Organic greens with duck breast (grilled medium/medium rare), goat cheese, spicy walnuts & Monk's Flemish Sour Ale soaked craisins *contains nuts

 

Summer Salad     14

Freshly harvested greens with heirloom & cherry tomatoes, pickled fennel, Goat Rodeo Chevre, and toasted pistachios tossed in a vinaigrette made with Ploughman Distelfunk Cider

 

Mussels

All Mussels served with Pommes Frites (about a pound and a half)    21

Ghent    

Ommegang Hennepin, fumet, parsley, caramelized leeks, bacon, bleu cheese & garlic

 

Monks    

Allagash White, fumet, garlic & parsley

 

Red Light    

Belgian golden ale, fumet, toasted chili de arbol broth, parsley and garlic *contains soy

 

Thai Curry    

Monk's Flemish Sour, fumet, Thai red curry, basil, garlic & coconut milk

 

Burgers

All are served on a buttery Baker Street Bread brioche and bottom buns have our home-made mayo (contains eggs). Burger, Chicken Breast & Vegan Burger. (Vegan bun available upon request.)

Burger     16

 

Chicken Breast     16

 

Vegan Burger     16

 

Burger Topping

Bruges    

sauteed mushrooms & gruyere

 

Brussels    

bacon & cheddar

 

Cheddy    

Cheddy Topper cheese from Vermont Farmstead (made with Alchemist Heady Topper) & pickled red onion

 

Ghent    

broccoli rabe & cheddar 

 

Monk's    

caramelized leeks & bleu cheese

 

Trappist    

goat cheese, lettuce, tomato & raw onion

 

Sandwiches

Duck Salad Sandwich     17

Our award winning salad served sandwich style on an Italian roll. Baby greens with grilled duck breast, goat cheese, spicy walnuts and Monk's Flemish Sour Ale soaked craisins. Served with a side baby green salad *contains nuts

 

Pulled Pork Sandwich     13

Spicy pork slow cooked in Belgian brown ale, served with house slaw and BBQ sauce on an Italian long roll. Served with a side baby green salad. *contains soy

 

Sausage Sandwich     15

Spicy Italian sausage poached in beer and grilled.  Served on a long roll with sautéed onion, pickled red peppers, and house mustard.  Served with side baby green salad.

 

Seitan Cheese Steak     12

Michael's seitan (wheat meat) sauteed with onions and mushrooms. served on a long roll and topped with gruyere cheese. Served with a side baby green salad (VEGETARIAN) NOW AVAILABLE: Daiya dairy-free "mozzarella" upon request

 

Main Plates

Black Sea Bass     24

Wild caught black sea bass filet served over creamed baby leeks with pickled Green Meadow Farms carrots, and a citrus cream sauce.  Finished with fried capers and fresh dill.

 

Local Mushroom Pappardelle     20

Mycopolitan Mushroom Farm's Lion's Mane, Pioppino, Oyster, Trumpet, & Shiitake mushrooms cooked in herbs, butter, garlic & cream, tossed together with pappardelle pasta and topped with parmigiano reggiano (VEGETARIAN)

 

Organic Chicken Thigh     15

Served over barley and mushrooms with roasted baby carrots.  Topped with an anchovy cream sauce.

 

Roasted Farm Veggies     15

Roasted local veggies from Green Meadow Farm served over beluga lentils, cider-soaked craisins and a tahini-kimchi sauce    (VEGAN/GLUTEN FREE) *contains sesame

 

Steak Frites Salad     20

5 oz. flat iron steak marinated with roasted garlic and herbs de Provence then grilled and served over seasonal greens with our award winning pommes frites

 

Dessert

Chocolate Créme Brülée     12

vanilla créme brülée filling, chocolate espresso bean pastry, chocolate-espresso ganache

 

Key Lime Tart     12

fresh Key Lime curd, local whipped cream, sweet pastry shell

 

Sour Cherry Almond Tart     12

tart Montmorency cherries and almond custard in a sweet pastry shell topped with sliced almonds