Eat Local Dining Guide

March 07, 2017
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Hudson Valley Rib Fest will again host the Packanack Barbecue Club and their competition sauce.
Photo by Eric Zepeda

The following restaurants place a dedicated emphasis on using local seasonal ingredients in their menus, creating a distinctly Hudson Valley and Catskills dining experience. Visit them this season to enjoy the region’s freshest flavors, and be sure to pair your meal with a locally crafted wine, spirit or brew.


AMERICAN GLORY
342 Warren Street, Hudson 518.822.1234
6033 Main Street, Tannersville 518.244.8900

This warm and inviting eatery specializes in legendary wood smoked BBQ and classic American comfort foods. American Glory also offers many vegetarian and gluten free options as well as a line-up of craft brews and spirits. Enjoy music, good times, roaring laughter and hometown comfort foods.

ANOTHER FORK IN THE ROAD
1215 Route 199, Milan
845.758.6676

Located just west of the Taconic State Parkway, this casual restaurant offers a devotion to Hudson Valley ingredients and a culinary expertise that shines through each delicious bite. From French toast with warm fruit compote to the North Wind Farm’s herbed chicken, the menu is stocked with local products from nearby farms.

THE ARNOLD HOUSE
839 Shandelee Road, Livingston Manor
845.439.5070

At the Arnold, guests will find friendly, warm and lively service and a menu that embraces comfortable accessibility and local ingredients, including trout from the region’s world famous rivers. Woodstoves are roaring in the fall and winter, and the outdoor deck and BBQ barn & bonfire pit is alive in the spring and summer.

ARTBAR GALLERY
674 Broadway, Kingston
845.338.2789

A space for food and art lovers alike. On the first Saturday of every month, a new exhibition opens and guests are invited to enjoy a lite fare menu, desserts, and drinks in a comfortable, relaxed, and inviting atmosphere. The space is also available to rent for business and social events.

BABA LOUIE'S
517 Warren Street, Hudson
518.751.2155

The choices begin with three types of pizza crust; sourdough, wheat, or spelt. Baba Louie's offers wood fired pizzas, specialty salads, and fresh, hot soups to please everyone, from picky kids to those looking to try something new.

BEE’S KNEES CAFÉ
989 Broome Center Road, Preston Hollow
518.239.6234

Open Saturday and Sunday year-round. Lunch, brunch and “Supper Club” dinners. Farmed and foraged food, right on the farm. Sit out at the shaded picnic tables and enjoy the mountain views, or relax inside the 1820s solar-powered farmhouse. Animal Welfare Approved. Catering.

BLACK-EYED SUZIE’S UPSTATE
230 Partition Street, Saugerties
845.247.3069

Family Style Take Away, perfect for busy families that want to stock their fridge with wholesome meals. Having a party? Black-Eyed Suzie’s has you covered with their delicious and beautifully presented party platters delivered right to your door, ready to serve. Try their Fried Chicken Fridays (with gluten free corn flour crust)

BLUE MOUNTAIN BISTRO-TO-GO
948 Route 28, Kingston
845.340.9800

Open 7 Days a week serving home-cooked healthy take-out food and baked goods. Featuring local and imported organic foods, delicious homemade desserts, sophisticated four star food by Chefs Richard Erickson and Jonathan Sheridan. Off-premise full-service catering and event planning for parties of all sizes. Enjoy our Feel Good Food!

BLUE PLATE RESTAURANT
1 Kinderhook Street, Chatham
518.392.7711

“An American Bistro with International Implications.” In their 20th year and housed in a beautiful 4-story Victorian building, Blue Plate emphasizes local seasonal produce. Jazz downstairs every Wednesday. Full bar. Open Tuesday-Sunday for dinner.

THE BOCUSE RESTAURANT
On the campus of The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive (Route 9), Hyde Park
845.471.6608

The Bocuse Restaurant re-imagines the execution of classic French cuisine through the lens of ultra-modern cooking techniques, brings a new style of casual yet sophisticated service, and offers a breathtaking architectural interior design. With a great French wine list and innovative cocktail program, The Bocuse Restaurant is a unique and exciting, world class dining experience.

CAFÉ MIO
2356 Route 44, Gardiner
845.255.4949

CIA grad Michael Bernardo and his wife, Amanda, provide an experience that showcases the culinary wealth of the Hudson Valley, while treating every customer like a member of their family. Offering the freshest local fare is at the core of their food philosophy and their mission shines through each dish on their farm-fresh menu.

ESSIE'S RESTAURANT
14 Mount Carmel Place, Poughkeepsie
845.452.7181

An elegant yet casual dining American restaurant located in the heart of the Little Italy section of Poughkeepsie under the direction of Executive Chef Brandon Walker, a CIA graduate from Brooklyn. Chef Walker's Modern American menu is inspired by global flavors and his family roots from the Caribbean and American South. 

GARDEN HOUSE 12472
Main Street, Rosendale
845.658.3131

Offering a unique combination of authentic Arabic/Mediterranean cuisine, Israel-inspired specialties and wood-fired pizza to create a kind of world comfort food, the Garden House is committed to using best ingredients possible, serving only ethically-sourced meats and sustainably-fished seafood. Enjoy their craft beers and quality wine selection. Enjoy the sunshine in their beautiful porch or garden.

GLOBAL PALATE
1746 Route 9W, West Park
845.385.6590

The Global Palate is an eclectic mix of local sustainable ingredients with world cuisine. The restaurant uses only all-natural hormone-free meats and poultry, and spotlights local farmers. Throughout the year, enjoy meals showcasing the freshest ingredients from area farms. And be sure to allow their knowledgeable bar staff to help you select a local beer or wine to pair with your meal.

THE GREENS
44 Golf Course Road, Craryville
518.325.4338

Part of beautiful Copake Country Club, this classic American restaurant creates fabulous menus taking full advantage of local and seasonal meats, cheeses, spirits and produce (some from their garden on the 14th tee). This inspired setting is also perfect for private parties and weddings. There is ample space, indoors and out, to hold your special function.

THE HERON
40 Main Street, Narrowsburg
845.252.3333

Owners/operators, CIA grad Chef Paul Nanni & his partner, Marla Puccetti are proud to incorporate the tremendous agricultural resources of the region into their menu. Featuring modern American cuisine & cocktails, The Heron is open yearround. The scenic Delaware River provides a beautiful backdrop to this jovial spot voted “Best in the Region.”

HICKORY BBQ SMOKEHOUSE
743 State Route 28, Kingston
845.338.2424

Boasting the most delectable smoked barbecue north of the Mason-Dixon Line, Hickory BBQ and Smokehouse offers the finest ribs, chicken, pulled pork and smoked beef served for lunch and dinner. For those who have less carnivorous appetites, they also feature vegetarian and seafood options. Desserts are made in-house daily.

HUDSON STREET CAFÉ
237 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson
845.534.2450

Enjoy upscale food in a casual setting at this eatery located in the beautiful walking village of Cornwall-on-Hudson. Chef Donna Hammond creates seasonally inspired menus using locally grown and organics whenever possible. Serving breakfast and lunch seven days; weekend brunch. Catering on site or in your venue. Additional plus: local art and outdoor seating.

LEKKER
3928 Main Street, Stone Ridge
845.687.9794

The fifth culinary venture of Pierre-Luc Moeys and Nicole Paturel, Lekker serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch all day long, Showcasing local farms, organic ingredients, and creative ideas, turn to them for delectable fare. They also offer full service catering, a beautiful event space and even a food truck/party van!

MAIN COURSE MARKETPLACE
175 Main Street, New Paltz
845.255.2600

Main Course Marketplace presents a variety of inspired menu items in a casual, marketplace environment with daily specials created by their talented chefs. Open for lunch and dinner, 11am–9pm, in addition to brunch on Sundays, Main Course is a staple in the New Paltz community.

MAMA’S BOY BURGERS
6067 Main Street, Tannersville
518.589.MOMS

Serving local, grass-fed, black Angus beef from a nearby Catskills farm, as well as a variety of vegetarian burgers and salads. French fries and onion rings are made on the premises. They offer 26 flavors of frozen custard and Jane's Homemade Ice Cream in a delightful retro atmosphere with plenty of outdoor seating.

THE NORTH BRANCH INN
869 North Branch Road, North Branch
845.482.2339

With a concise but constantly changing menu, The North Branch Inn sources all of their products from good people they know within NY State. Their small open kitchen is in their 100+ year-old bowling alley and, in the spirit of a blossoming community, their dining room features communal seating, where great food is made even better by great discussion.

PEEKAMOOSE RESTAURANT & TAP ROOM
8373 Route 28, Big Indian
845.254.6500

Chef and co-owner Devin Mills hails from some of NYC's finest eateries, including Le Bernadin, Gramercy Tavern and the Hudson River Club. Peekamoose, set in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, showcases farmhouse cuisine and boasts an award-winning wine list. The nightly bonfire (complete with marshmallows) makes this destination worth the trip.

THE PHOENICIA DINER
5681 Route 28, Phoenicia
845.688.9957

This popular eatery has long served customers who are drawn to the Catskill's natural beauty. Owner Mike Cioffi continues the tradition by offering residents, weekenders and visitors fresh food sourced from Catskills and Hudson Valley farms. Open for breakfast and lunch, the diner’s menu includes traditional favorites, sometimes with a modern twist, using seasonal and local fresh ingredients.

RESTAURANT 1915 AND THE BLUE ROOF TAPAS BAR | Bear Mountain Inn
55 Hessian Drive, Bear Mountain
845.786.2731

Restaurant 1915 and the Blue Roof Tapas Bar is all about the experience— delivering the highest level of quality and service through their commitment to sustainability and local farm-to-table initiatives, all served within a spectacular mountainside setting. They’re “bringing it back to Bear Mountain”—where old meets new, and vintage mingles with nouveau.

SWOON KITCHENBAR
340 Warren Street, Hudson
518.822.8938

Serving locally sourced, inventive New American cuisine in a lively, upscale space, this husband-wife team of Jeff Gimmel and Nina Bachinsky Gimmel makes the best of local ingredients. Open for dinner Thurs- Mon, Swoon Kitchenbar offers options such as Meatless Monday and Burger Thursday in addition to its unique menu.

TERRAPIN RESTAURANT & BISTRO
6426 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck
845.876.3330

A driving force behind the farm-to-table movement in the Hudson Valley and voted “Best Restaurant in Dutchess County,” Terrapin celebrates the robust local bounty. Menus in Terrapin’s Dining Room and Red Bistro showcase ingredients from many local farms, as well as local wines, beers and spirits.

TUTHILL HOUSE AT THE MILL RESTAURANT
20 Gristmill Lane, Gardiner
845.255.1527

At the Historic 1788 Gristmill, Tuthill House introduces an inventive menu with a sense of culinary adventure. Sourcing local ingredients, Chef Jeremy Berlin maintains the essence of the Hudson Valley through European inspired dishes. Dishes and desserts are enhanced with the flavors of craft spirits produced at the on-site distillery, Tuthilltown Spirits.

WOODNOTES GRILLE
5340 Rt. 28, Mt. Tremper
845.688.2828

Serving breakfast and dinner, Woodnotes Grille offers casual con- temporary dining with a classic flair. With unforgettable flavors and handcrafted cocktails, every meal at Woodnotes will be a favorite. Located in the Emerson Resort & Spa.

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