Best of Hudson Valley 2013: Best Restaurants, Food and Drink in the Hudson Valley, Upstate NY

PLUS: Readers’ Picks, including best restaurants (by county, cuisine, and atmosphere) and drinks




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Readers’ Picks

Appetizers

DOUBLE O GRILL Wappingers Falls. 845-297-7625; www.doubleogrill.com

Bagel

NEW PALTZ BAGEL CAFE New Paltz. 845-255-4594; www.newpaltzbagelcafe.com

Bread

BREAD ALONE BAKERY Woodstock. 845-679-2108; www.breadalone.com

Buffalo Wings

BRIAN’S BACKYARD BBQ Middletown. 845-692-3227; www.briansbackyardbbq.com

poppy's burger and friesYou called it: Our readers chose the grass-fed beef burger from Poppy’s Burgers & Fries in Beacon as the Valley’s best
Photograph by Jennifer May

Burger

POPPY’S BURGERS & FRIES Beacon. 845-765-2121; www.poppyburger.com

Chili

SANTA FE Tivoli. 845-757-4100; www.santafetivoli.com

Chocolate Treat

LAGUSTA’S LUSCIOUS New Paltz. 845-255-8834; www.lagustasluscious.com

Cup of Coffee/Latte

2 ALICES COFFEE LOUNGE Cornwall-on-Hudson. 845-534-4717; www.2alicescoffee.com

Diner

EVEREADY DINER Hyde Park. 845-229-8100; www.theevereadydiner.com

Ice Cream

HOLY COW Red Hook. 845-758-5959

New Restaurant

DUO BISTRO Kingston. 845-383-1198

Pasta

CARLO’S TRATTORIA Lagrangeville. 845-447-1600; www.carlostrattoriaon55.com

Pizza

PIZZA MIA New Windsor. 845-669-7039; www.pizzamiagroup.com

Sandwich

BREAD ALONE BAKERY Woodstock. 845-679-2108; www.breadalone.com

Soup

CREW RESTAURANT & BAR Poughkeepsie. 845-462-8900; www.crewrestaurant.com

Tapas

TOMÁŠ TAPAS BAR & RESTAURANT Wappingers Falls. 845-447-1776; www.tomasrestaurantgroup.com

Restaurants by Cuisine

Barbecue

BILLY BOB’S BBQ Poughkeepsie. 845-471-7870; www.billybobsbbq.biz

Chinese

CHINA ROSE Rhinecliff. 845-876-7442; www.chinaroserestaurant.com

French

LE PETIT BISTRO Rhinebeck. 845-876-7400; www.lepetitbistro.com

German

GUNK HAUS Highland. 845-883-0866; www.gunkhaus.com

Greek

KAVOS GYROS Poughkeepsie. 845-473-4976; www.kavosgyros.com

Indian

TANJORE CUISINE OF INDIA Fishkill. 845-896-6659; www.tanjoreindiancuisine.com

Irish Pub

THE DUBLINER IRISH PUB Poughkeepsie. 845-454-7322; www.dublinerpubny.com

Italian

a tavolaPoached octopus with chickpeas, roasted peppers, and Taggia olives from the Valley’s top Italian restaurant, A Tavola
Photograph by Jennifer May

A TAVOLA TRATTORIA New Paltz. 845-255-1426; www.atavolany.com

Japanese/Sushi

ISAMU Beacon. 845-440-0002; www.isamubeacon.com

Mediterranean

AROMA OSTERIA Wappingers Falls. 845-298-6790; www.aromaosteriarestaurant.com

Mexican/Latino

LA PUERTA AZUL Salt Point. 845-677-2985; www.lapuertaazul.com

Seafood

SHIP TO SHORE AMERICAN BISTRO Kingston. 845-334-8887; www.shiptoshorehudsonvalley.com

Steakhouse

ROUDIGAN’S STEAKHOUSE Kingston. 845-339-3500; www.roudigans.com

Thai

THAI SPICE Poughkeepsie. 845-486-8888; www.thaispiceny.com

Vegetarian

LUNA 61 Tivoli. 845-758-0061; www.luna61.com

Drinks

Beer Selection

THE RUCK Troy. 518-273-1872; www.getrucked.com

Cosmo

GIGI TRATTORIA HUDSON VALLEY Rhinebeck. 845-876-1007; www.gigihudsonvalley.com

Margarita

ARMADILLO BAR & GRILL Kingston. 845-339-1550; www.armadillos.net

hyde park brewing

Happy Hour

HYDE PARK BREWING COMPANY RESTAURANT & BREWERY Hyde Park. 845-229-8277; www.hydeparkbrewing.moonfruit.com

Martini

TORCHES ON THE HUDSON Newburgh. 845-568-0100; www.torchesonthehudson.com

Mojito

SEREVAN Amenia. 845-373-9800; www.serevan.com

Wine Bar

FUSION CAFE & WINE BAR Monroe. 845-395-0208; www.fusionmonroe.com

Restaurants by Atmosphere

Bar Menu

JACK’S PUB & RESTAURANT AT CATLIN GARDENS Slate Hill. 845-355-3555; www.catlingardens.com/jackspub

Bistro

DUO BISTRO Kingston. 845-383-1198

Breakfast

LOX OF BAGELS Saugerties. 845-246-0594; www.lox-of-bagels.com

Brunch

THE FALCON Marlboro. 845-236-7970; www.liveatthefalcon.com/restaurant

mix n mac

Comfort Food

MIX N MAC Middletown. 845-381-5536; www.mixnmac1.com

Cheap Eats

MOLE MOLE Poughkeepsie. 845-452-9704

Dessert

DEISING’S BAKERY, RESTAURANT & CATERING Kingston. 845-338-7505; www.deisings.com

Healthy Fare

LUNA 61 Tivoli. 845-758-0061; www.luna61.com

Late-Night Dining

PALACE DINER Poughkeepsie. 845-473-1576; www.thepalacediner.com

Lunch

ALEX’S RESTAURANT Poughkeepsie. 845-452-1125; www.alexsrestaurant.org

Restaurant with a View

THE GARRISON Garrison. 845-424-3604; www.thegarrison.com

Romantic Dining

MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE New Paltz. 845-255-1000; www.mohonk.com

Special Occasion Dining

AROMA OSTERIA Wappingers Falls. 845-298-6790; www.aromaosteriarestaurant.com

Waterside/Al fresco Dining

SHADOWS ON THE HUDSON Poughkeepsie. 845-486-9500; www.shadowsonthehudson.com

terrapinRhinebeck’s Terrapin, one of our readers’ picks for best Dutchess County restaurant, serves up seared chili-crusted ahi tuna

Photograph by Rhys Harper

Restaurants by County

Albany

NEW WORLD BISTRO BAR Albany. 518-694-0520; www.newworldbistrobar.com

Columbia

SWOON KITCHENBAR Hudson. 518-822-8938; www.swoonkitchenbar.com

Dutchess (TIE)

SHADOWS ON THE HUDSON Poughkeepsie. 845-486-9500; www.shadowsonthehudson.com
TERRAPIN RESTAURANT Rhinebeck. 845-876-3330; www.terrapinrestaurant.com

Greene

MOUNTAIN VIEW BRASSERIE Greenville. 518-966-5522; www.mountainviewbrasserie.com

Orange

BACK YARD BISTRO Montgomery. 845-457-9901; www.holbertscatering.com/website

Putnam

RIVERVIEW RESTAURANT Cold Spring. 845-265-4778; www.riverdining.com

Rensselaer

DINOSAUR BBQ Troy. 518-308-0401; www.dinosaurbarbque.com

Rockland

XAVIERS AT PIERMONT Piermont. 845-359-7007; www.xaviars.com

Ulster

A TAVOLA TRATTORIA New Paltz. 845-255-1426; www.atavolany.com

Westchester

PEEKSKILL BREWERY Peekskill. 914-734-2337; www.peekskillbrewery.wodpress.com

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