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Cinnamon Indian Bistro

MapPoughkeepsie, NY
  • Food & Drink
  • Best Restaurant (Indian)
  • New Outpost


When Chaminda Widyaranthna and his wife Shiwanti first opened Cinnamon in Rhinebeck in 2010, it didn’t take long for word to spread that this restaurant was offering something different — and something delicious. While many Indian restaurants in this country focus on the cuisine of Northern India, they opted to also prepare many of the lesser-known dishes from southern India and their native Sri Lanka. Now, the couple is again trying something different at their new place near Marist College. “The Rhinebeck restaurant has real authentic, traditional dishes,” says Shiwanti. “In Poughkeepsie, it’s traditional with a twist. We have salads and wraps all served with homemade breads. We’re trying to bring healthy and fresh options to the table.” And it is ideal for a date night: “With the dim lights and lots of color, the atmosphere in Poughkeepsie is more high end,” says Shiwanti. “And more romantic.”

Best of Hudson Valley History

2015 Readers' Pick — Best Indian Cuisine

2013 Editors' Pick — Best New Outpost

Additional Information:

Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2013
County: Dutchess
Pick: Editors' Picks
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