Exciting news for old timers and new Nyack residents.O’Donoghue’s will open its tavern doors once more. Kevin O’Donoghue, who still owns the building that was home to his family’s longtime restaurant closed the restaurant doors in April of 2015. O’Donoghue. says the new restaurant’s opening date is up in the air, but rest assured, it won’t be a long wait. “As far as I’m concerned, they could open tomorrow if they want to,” he says.

The new menu will take a slight departure from the traditional pub fare and into more steakhouse-style food, with a focus on organic ingredients. O’Donoghue says he had a lot of interest in the bar from prospective new owners, but waited until Torrens came along and feels it’s a natural fit. Contrary to rumors circulating on social media, O’Donoghue confirms that Isaac Hershkov (who owns Brickhouse in Nyack) is not involved in the new bar. As for himself, O’Donoghue says he plans to stay involved, but in the background of the business.

“If I have the chance to help somebody, boy, that’s what I’m going to do,” he says. “I’m hoping to expedite things for them.”Will keep everyone posted as to the Grand Opening of the new O’Donoghues.