May Client of the Month: Garvan’s


Garvans LogoGarvan’s, May’s Client of the Month, is a relaxed gastropub serving New American fare, located at 215 Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York. Owned and operated since 2016 by Garvan and Leonie McCloskey, the restaurant is housed in a former private home built in 1759 on what is considered the oldest street in America.

Garvan and Leonie opened Garvan’s in 2016 with a vision for warm Irish hospitality with a pub atmosphere like back home in Letterkenny and Donegal, Ireland (where they are both from, respectfully). The cuisine is reminiscent of traditional Irish with a mix of eclectic American dishes. 

Garvan’s prides themselves on serving fresh, local food with menu options for everyone. Favorites among diners include classics such as shepherd’s pie, lamb stew, potato leek soup, braised short ribs, scallops, crab cakes, Irish soda bread, and Leonie’s famous Guinness infused rich chocolate cake. (You can peruse their entire lunch and dinner menus over on their website.)

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The restaurant, which features beautifully decorated dining rooms and exquisite architecture, is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, 12pm-9pm, and closed on Mondays. In addition to indoor dining, you can also enjoy your meal on their screened in patio or cozy porch overlooking the locust grove. And when weather permits, dining is also available in the garden and the grove. Not only does the restaurant take reservations, but they are highly encouraged. You can call the restaurant or book a table on Resy to secure your spot. 

In addition to being a great lunch or dinner spot to enjoy with family, friends, or for a date night, Garvan’s also offers space and services for wedding receptions (should you happen to be looking for venues!). 

Garvan’s has been insured by Ryan & Ryan Insurance Brokers since opening in 2016. When asked why they chose R&R as their insurance agency, Garvan responded by stating:

“Because of our relationship with [agent] Jeff Smith. Jeff has been an active member of the New Paltz Rotary club, he’s a great guy and a pleasure to do business with! The policy and rates are reasonable and fairly priced. When we expanded in 2021 and opened Maggie Mae’s Restaurant, it made perfect sense to continue to build the relationship with Ryan and Ryan.”

Garvan went on to add,

We are delighted to be here in the New Paltz community celebrating seven years in business! We could not do it without the wonderful folks who continued to support us throughout the pandemic. Leonie and I are looking forward to a happy, healthy future for our wonderful customers and our loyal staff—we couldn’t do it without them!

If you’re looking to experience a taste of Ireland in New Paltz, then head on over to see our May Client of the Month! You can find Garvan’s menus, contact info, and more at