What was once a farmer’s market is now Judy’s on Cherry, a beautifully renovated, Mediterranean-inspired fine dining restaurant in the heart of downtown Reading. At Judy’s you’ll bask in the warm glow of vaulted wooden ceilings, gorgeous appointments and relaxed, comfortable service. Judy’s hearth fired oven turns out everything from freshly baked focaccia bread to crispy, gourmet pizzas, pastas and tapas –like small plates.
Hearty winter appetizers include Cast Iron Skillet Spiced Baked Cheese, Lamb Meatballs with Mint and Pine Nuts in Romesco Sauce , and Baked Figs with Gorgonzola and Bacon.. Seasonal new entrees items like Roasted Lamb Shanks with Saffron Couscous and Kumquat Sauce with Pomegranate , Pork Chop with Bell Pepper and Balsamico over Grilled Polenta, Vegan Roast of Wild Mushrooms, and Maple Syrup Mustard Glazed Salmon with Quinoa Brown Rice, Roasted Garlic Beets and Brussels Sprout Petals. Signature dishes include perennial favorites like Three Cheese Ravioli with Lobster and Tomato Vodka Rosa Sauce and Casuela Roast of Scallops over Caramelized Onions.. For an impressive way to end the evening, Judy’s specializes in luscious homemade desserts and frothy cappuccinos. Gluten Free Chocolate Marquis and the newly added Chocolate Praline pudding are sure to delight the senses.
Reading native, Judy Henry, is the chef-owner and presides over daily operations like a proud mother hen. Henry has been the toast of the area restaurant scene since the summer of 2002 when she opened the southern European themed, Judy’s on Cherry. Before opening her own restaurants, Henry had made a name for herself with innovative cooking at The Peanut Bar and Restaurant, another local area landmark. Judy says she hopes
“her unique restaurant gives people a reason to come back to downtown. She offers a one of a kind urban fine dining experience that the ‘burbs simply don’t have.”
Judy’s is conveniently located just two blocks from the Santander Center, 4 blocks from the Goggle Works and three blocks from The Santander Performing Arts Center in downtown Reading.