Best of the Hudson Valley 2008



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Food & Drink (continued)

* denotes Readers' Picks

 

Best Restaurants By County

*Dutchess

Aroma Osteria
Wappingers Falls
The picturesque waterfall at the entrance is just the beginning of the Tuscan delights — visual and edible — at this big, beautiful spot that’s been serving inventive Italian fare since 1997.
845-298-6790; www.aromaosteriarestaurant.com

*Albany

Jack’s Oyster House
Albany
You get a whopping dose of nostalgia at this great American restaurant that has been catering to the who’s who of the Capital Region since 1913. Oysters, steaks, and seafood are cooked to perfection under the direction of Chef Luc Pasquier, one of only 52 French Certified Master chefs on the whole continent.
518-465-8854; www.jacksoysterhouse.com

*Columbia

Mexican Radio
Hudson
Whether you crave the nachos, can’t live without one of their fresh lime-juice margaritas, or just have to have that legendary flan, get the fiesta started at this ever-popular, fun-loving institution. Olé!
518-828-7770; www.mexrad.com/Hudson.htm

outside view of Bristro Brie & Bordeaux, voted 2008 Best Restaurant in Greene County

*Greene

Bistro Brie & Bordeaux
Windham
This two-year old country charmer continues to draw a steady stream of customers with their classic French fare, delightful surroundings and très attentive service.
518-734-4911; www.bistrobrieandbordeaux.com

*Orange

Il Cenàcolo
Newburgh
Year after year, readers rate this elegant and classic Tuscan hot spot the ultimate dining experience. Try one of their always spectacular specials; you’ll be so inspired you’ll be singing Italian arias for the next week.
845-564-4494; www.ilcenacolorestaurant.com

*Putnam

Riverview
Cold Spring
This restaurant’s name hints at the one-of-a-kind Hudson Highland views; let us tell you about the charming circa-1941 building and the excellent new American cuisine. 845-265-4778; www.riverdining.com

*Rensselaer

Paolo Lombardi’s Ristorante
Wynantskill
Out-of-this-world pasta served in overflowing portions is just one reason why this elegant Albany institution has been synonymous with upscale Italian dining in the upper Valley region for more than 10 years.
518-283-0202; www.paololombardis.com

*Rockland

Xaviar’s at Piermont
Piermont
Exquisite food served by professional staff in a jewel box of a space — Peter Kelly’s New American standout still rates a resounding number one with our readers.
845-359-7007; www.xaviars.com

*Ulster

The Would
Highland
Our readers once again say that yes, they would like to dine at this inventive eatery housed in a beautiful old building nestled among a backwoods apple orchard.
845-691-9883; www.thewould.com

*Westchester

Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Pocantico Hills
They started the farm-fresh trend, and this world-renowned restaurant still thrills foodies who flock there for special occasion dining.
914-366-9600; www.bluehillfarm.com

 

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