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Depuy Canal House

MapRte. 213
High Falls, NY 12440
  • Japanese
  • New American


A faithfully restored 1797 stone tavern is the setting for chef John Novi's creative New American cuisine. The menu combines Hudson Valley produce with international flavors. Open for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner Saturday-Sunday. Prix fixe: 4-course $65, 8-course $85. CHEFS ON FIRE, the bistro in the wine cellar, offers dishes prepared in a wood-fired oven. AMICI SUSHI (845-687-7778) is also available to eat in or take out. Lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday.

Best of Hudson Valley - Readers' Picks

Best Romantic Dining 2009

Best of Hudson Valley - Editors' Picks

Best Romantic Dining 2004

A visit to the Canal House should be a requirement for How to Impress a Date 101. What can go wrong when you’re sitting in front of a roaring fire in an 18th-century stone tavern, surrounded by antiques and enjoying chef John Novi’s groundbreaking cuisine, still nouvelle after 30 years in the kitchen? Even better, between courses you’ll have plenty of time to bill and coo, or pop the question.

Best Dining Adventure 2005

Everybody’s mixing it up these days, but chef John Novi, who invented octopus choucroute years and years ago, is still dreaming up delicious and daring combinations. If you’re not bold enough to try such delicacies as pig’s head cheese pâté, or unagi eel with matjes herring (served with a shot of black currant vodka), you can do what De Niro does, and go for the chicken.

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Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2009
County: Ulster
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