Hudson Valley Restaurant Openings and Closings to Note in 2024

Ready to visit these exciting newcomers to the Hudson Valley's food and beverage scene? Plus, see which eateries closed for good.

Listen, Hudson Valley: We’ve got good news and we’ve got bad news. First, the bad. In 2023, there were a number of heartbreaking restaurant closures with menus we’ll dearly miss. As something of a consolation, however, the anticipated openings in 2024 are next-level. Whether you’re interested in the ever-expanding farm-to-table trend, a café with a whole lot of heart, or brand-new eateries to congregate with great company, there’s bound to be a little something for you in the Hudson Valley’s dining scene.

Openings

Jill’s Bar & Restaurant

Gastropub
Mamaroneck

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This year, the owners of popular neighborhood Irish restaurant Jack’s Bar in Eastchester are opening a new venture in Mamaroneck with a fitting name: Jill’s Bar and Restaurant. Unlike its sister location, Jill’s will not feature Irish food on the menu but rather modern European-inspired gastropub fare at the Westchester location. There is no official opening date for the eatery yet, but you can stay updated on the Jack’s Bar Instagram.

Lukumadness USA

Mediterranean Café
White Plains

 

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Named after a popular Greek dessert, Lukumadness USA is set to open in White Plains as early as February. The Mediterranean café will be the ultimate destination for Greek desserts and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth with options like loukoumades, baklava, ice cream, and other Greek delicacies. The café will also serve coffee and tea with additional menu items still in the works.

Moonburger

American burger stop
Poughkeepsie

 

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Making its mark on the Hudson Valley one vegetarian burger at a time, Moonburger is now opening its third location in Poughkeepsie this spring. With a fiercely loyal following, the fast-casual burger stop started in Kingston before expanding to New Paltz in 2023, and now again to the east side of the river. The Poughkeepsie location will be inside a Chestnut Market at a Mobil on Route 9, making it the country’s first plant-based fast-food spot at a gas station. The popular restaurant’s menu is sure to please both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

Saigon Table

Vietnamese noodle bar
Rye

 

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Set to open early this year, Saigon Table brings fresh, authentic Vietnamese food to Rye. The noodle bar will serve up organic meat skewers, egg noodles, and pho in a fast-casual setting at the newly constructed storefront. Saigon Table anticipates an early spring opening with 20 seats and recipes inspired by owner Lynn Lee’s childhood favorites in Saigon.

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Sleepy Coffee, Too

Café
Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Coffee, Too is not going to be your typical coffee shop in Sleepy Hollow. The café is a nonprofit business whose mission is to train and employ young people with “differing abilities” and be a welcoming and inclusive destination for all who visit. All drinks on the menu will be made using certified, organic, fair-trade coffee beans and tea from Java Love Roasting Company and Double Barrel Roasting Company, and baked good will be made from scratch daily.

Closings

Capital Region (Albany/Rensselaer)

Bombers Burrito Bar, Albany
Casey’s Restaurant, Rensselaer
Crisp, Latham
Frankie Bird, Troy
J.J. Rafferty’s Bar & Grill, Latham
Muza, Troy
The Bishop, Albany

Columbia County

El Toro Mexican Restaurant, Kinderhook
Kozel’s Restaurant, Ghent
Napoli Pizza & Cucina, Chatham

Dutchess County

J. Dominicks Trattoria, Poughkeepsie
River Station, Poughkeepsie
Smith Street Hot Dogs, Poughkeepsie
Végétalien, Beacon

Orange County

Mama Roux, Newburgh

Putnam County

Hudson Hil’s Cafe, Cold Spring

Rockland County

Jay’s Thai Kitchen, Suffern
Nyack Grill & Bar, Nyack
Peppermill South, Congers
Pier 701 Restaurant & Bar, Piermont

Ulster County

Dear Kingston, Kingston
Fuchsia Tiki Bar, New Paltz
Love Bites Cafe, Saugerties
Maria’s Bazar, Woodstock
Schatzi’s Pub and Bier Garden, New Paltz
The Egg’s Nest, High Falls
The Last Bite, High Falls
Que Lo Que, Woodstock

Westchester County

Appetit Bistro, Port Chester
Company Chophouse, Larchmont
Peekskill Brewery, Peekskill
Suzanne’s Table, Irvington
Wheeler Prime Steakhouse, Pleasantville

Did we miss an up-and-coming (or recently closed) eatery in the Hudson Valley? Send us a tip to ksexton@hvmag.com.

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