An Italian ristorante in Wappingers Falls, an Irish pub in Leeds, and a Greek eatery in Harriman add spice to the region.
Italian mainstays like rigatoni Bolognese and calamari marinara served in generous portions (alongside freshly baked bread and outsized wine pours) have made Stephano’s Ristorante a Dutchess County classic. Expect a mob at their new location in Wappingers Falls, so be sure to reserve ahead. 845.297.9300
Kick back with a pint at Murphy’s Law Public House, a neighborhood Irish-style pub in Leeds. Expect hearty fare like shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, and beef stew, along with nachos, wings, and other finger-foods. Needless to say, St. Patrick’s Day will be special here. 518.719.8226
Sure, you’ll eye the usual suspects like Kung Pao shrimp and pan-fried pork dumplings, but more creative options like winter melon with pork belly soup, and spicy hot pot also await at Tao’s, a contemporary Chinese debut to add to your date night calendar in Middletown. 845.342.0188, Find them on Facebook
At Mythos House, a new Greek spot in Harriman, the seasoned grilled pita bread and avgolemono (lemony chicken soup) are calling your name. Traditional souvlaki and pastitsio (layered pasta and meat with sauce) are house faves. Top if off with custard in flaky phyllo. 845.395-9043