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Cinnamon Indian Cuisine and Bistro

Map51 Market St.
Rhinebeck, NY
  • Food & Drink
  • Best Restaurant (Indian)
  • Indian Cuisine
  • 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.”

Update: The Poughkeepsie location is now closed.

Best of Hudson Valley History

2015 Readers' Pick — Best Indian Cuisine
2013 Editors’ Pick — Best New Outpost
2012 Readers’ Pick — Best Indian Cuisine

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Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2012
County: Dutchess
Pick: Editors' Picks
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