176 Rinaldi Blvd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
This riverfront restaurant -- with its upscale modern interior, indoor and outdoor seating, and spectacular views of the Hudson -- seems to have everybody talking. The Continental menu stresses seafood dishes (like seared ahi tuna and buffalo calamari), and the raw bar is a big draw. But landlubbers are kept happy with the prime rib (choose from three cuts) and a variety of steaks and chicken. Lunch and dinner daily, Sunday brunch.