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Hudson Valley Restaurant Openings and Closings to Bookmark in 2022

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

By Raphael Beretta with additional reporting by Abby Audenino

Goodbye, 2021! In the Hudson Valley, there is a lot to be excited about in 2022, including many new businesses opening their doors after temporary delays. Everything from decorative vegan donuts to imaginative and over-the-top mac and cheese is on the way.

Scroll below for upcoming foodie openings in the Hudson Valley, then let us know which new-in locales are on your hit list on social media. Happy dining!



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Kitchen Sink Supper Club

When: January 2022
Where: Beacon

Kitchen Sink reopens as a supper club concept. The mainstay Beacon team focuses on a blend of globally-inspired dishes and family-perfected recipes. Local ingredients are the stars of the show, especially in reimagined classics. In fact, much of the produce is grown on the Kitchen Sink team’s own family farm. The inaugural tasting menu will also include the option for beer and wine pairings. Reservations are available for the first installments on January 21-22 and January 28-29.


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Momo Valley

When: January 2022
Where: Beacon

As Beacon’s ever-evolving food scene continues to grow, several concepts showcasing Asian cuisine have opened. Most recently, the flavors of the Himalayas found their way to Main Street through Momo Valley. In 2022, this Hudson Valley Food Hall concept expands to a new location of its own. But first, are you wondering what momo is? To clarify, momo is a traditional steamed dumpling commonly devoured in Nepal and Tibet. Options at Momo Valley include chicken, beef, spinach and cheese, and a vegan version. Thukpa noodles, Thai fried rice, and traditional gundruk ko jhol—a soup made from dried fermented leafy vegetables—round out a few of the exciting offerings.

Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse

When: January 2022
Where: West Nyack

Searching for new stunning dining destinations for date nights? Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse debuts a third location, and its first in the Hudson Valley. Located in the Palisades Center, this West Nyack spot wows with atmospheric lighting and savory steak. Intricate lighting fixtures and an eye-catching bar are other highlights. Load up on South American steakhouse staples, and save room for one of Picanha’s Instagrammable desserts.


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Sage Southern Cuisine

When: January 2022
Where: West Nyack

Our New Year’s resolution for 2022 is to enjoy more comfort food, and Sage Southern Cuisine offers that in spades. This West Nyack soul food destination crafts a concise yet satisfying lineup. Expect fantastic fried chicken served with collard greens and potato salad or baby back ribs barbecued to perfection and plated with a pile of string bean mac and cheese. Plus, cornbread comes with every entrée ordered. Come hungry, pile on the sides, and let a little soul into your life.


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Aunt Mia’s Sweets

When: January 2022
Where: Tappan

One Hudson Valley baker turned her dream into a reality. Aunt Mia’s Sweets started with one black and white cookie over a decade ago, and has since developed a devoted fanbase. After a successful run of gourmet cookies, cupcakes, and other treats in Orangeburg, Aunt Mia’s moves to Tappan. Visit its new home for custom cakes, dog cookies, and the patented Grahamello in January 2022.


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The Hog

When: February 2, 2022
Where: Wappingers Falls

The Ground Hog Café has new owners in the Village. Chef Adam Sternberg and his wife Corrinne plan to rebrand and reopen the local favorite.  The pair have lived in the Hudson Valley for decades, and Sternberg currently cooks up creative small bites at The Wonderbar in Beacon. This concept will be a family-friendly breakfast and lunch spot. Fittingly, The Hog will open its doors on February 2, a.k.a. Groundhog Day.

The Unknown Restaurant and Bar

When: February 2022
Where: Pearl River

Homemade breads, gluten-free and vegan baked goods, extraordinary empanadas, and other delights await in Pearl River. The Unknown Restaurant and Bar eyes a February 2022 opening date. This concept originated as The Bakery and More, a home kitchen business started in 2020 by local Tara Nash. With a Nashville-inspired atmosphere and fresh food featuring ingredients from local farms, The Unknown strives to become a new favorite in Rockland County.


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Goodnight Kenny

When: March 2022
Where: Poughkeepsie

Looking for a new neighborhood bar? Goodnight Kenny promises to be Poughkeepsie’s next beloved drinking hole. Owners Davina Thomasula and Megan Giometti partnered with Hudson and Packard to serve delicious Detroit-style pizza alongside a truly classic cocktail menu. The building’s history as a hangout dates back to the 1950s, when it was called The Ritz. Soft pretzels, bar snacks, and a community feel elevate Goodnight Kenny to neighborhood bar status.


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The Academy Kitchen and Food Hall

When: April 2022
Where: Poughkeepsie

Led by Baxter and MASS Design Group, The Academy will be a live-work-play destination in downtown Poughkeepsie. In addition to 28 apartments, an event space, and co-working areas, The Academy will also be a foodie hotspot. First, a market provides residents with fresh Hudson Valley produce. American bistro The Academy Kitchen is a full-service restaurant which boasts 75 seats and a massive central bar. Then, the space features a coffee shop and a Newburgh Flour Shop bakery. Further, a craft beer store features a rotating selection of curated micro-brews. Food stall concepts include East-West (fresh Asian fusion), Smoke 33 (roadhouse barbecue), and Valley Greens (salads and grain bowls).

The Aviary

When: Summer 2022
Where: Kinderhook

The Kinderhook Knitting Mill will launch several new Columbia County businesses from the bones of an 1870s textile mill. Morningbird, a Southeast Asian café, already took flight in 2021. This summer, The Aviary will showcase Hudson Valley ingredients through Indonesian and Dutch cuisine as well. In addition, cocktail lounge The Nest will serve creative small plates. Chef Hannah Wong brings her experience with NYC restaurants (and expansive travels) to Kinderhook, leading all three culinary concepts.


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Return Brewing

When: TBA 2022
Where: Hudson

At Return Brewing’s future home on Columbia Street, the craft beverage producer will have plenty of production space, along with the high ceilings required for a truly welcoming tap room and event venue. Outside, there is even ample space for an cozy beer garden. Return Brewing plans to host food trucks just off the street as well. If all goes to plan, the brewery will be a spot to which Hudson Valley beer lovers return time and time again. The team offers three styles of beer, dubbed tavern beers, garden beers, and archive beers. Creativity enhances the drinking experience.

Bread Alone Boiceville 38

When: TBA 2022
Where: Boiceville

Based in Boiceville for over 38 years, Bread Alone continues to find new ways to honor the past while building toward a brighter future. The iconic Hudson Valley bakery has completely remodeled its Boiceville location into a completely carbon-neutral facility. The 8,000-sq-ft renovated space will house the nation’s first net-zero energy baking facility. Once opened, it will supply Bread Alone’s four bakery café locations as well as its farmers’ market appearances. Sustainability initiatives include solar energy from both a roof mount and a ground mount, electric appliances, efficient heating and cooling that utilizes radiant energy from Lefort wood-burning ovens, and more.


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Chakra Bowls

When: Fall 2022
Where: Poughkeepsie

Yet another beloved Hudson Valley business is moving into Eastdale Village, the Town of Poughkeepsie’s live-work-play hub. Chakra Bowls plans to take its nutritious smoothie bowls and produce-packed juices to Eastdale for an opening this fall. For the time being, its current Arlington Ave location will remain open as the business prepares for the move.


Capital Region (Albany/Rensselaer)

Pearl Street Pub, Albany
Sam’s Italian American Restaurant, Albany
Jack’s Diner II ,Albany
K-Plate Korean BBQ – Albany
Little Anthony’s/LA’s Veg – Albany
Quang’s Vietnamese Bistro – Troy
The Notty Pine – Troy
Anna’s Wood Fired Pizza – Latham
Tala American Bistro – Latham
Westfall Station Bistro – Averill Park
Persian Bite – Schenectady
Artis Southern Cuisine & Steakhouse – Schenectady
Jake Moon Restaurant and Cafe – Clarksville
The American Hotel – Sharon Springs
Baking You Crazy – Rensselaer
Broken Road BBQ & Bar – Schaghticoke
Carney’s Tavern – Ballston Lake
Villago Pizzeria & Ristorante – Ballston Lake
Gennaro’s Pizza Parlor – Guilderland
Hildreth’s Restaurant and Catering – Mechanicville
Malta Diner – Malta
Oliver’s Cafe- Glenville
Silver Creek Deli & Catering – Westerlo
The Tiny Diney – Cohoes

Columbia County

Cosmic Donuts – Kinderhook 

Dutchess County

Tomato Cafe – Poughkeepsie
Piano Piano Wine Bar – Fishkill
Mamma Musetti’s Italian Cafe – Wappingers Falls

Orange County

Valley Diner – Newburgh
Dairy Island – Newburgh
The Walden Diner – Walden 

Rockland County

Noodle Hub – Tappan
Temptations Cafe – Nyack
Joe & Joe – Nyack
UP Lounge and Restaurant – Nyack
The Whiskey Kitchen – Valley Cottage
Knuckles – Stony Point

Ulster County

The Postage Inn – Tillson
Ginza Asian Fusion – Saugerties
Barclay Heights Diner – Saugerties
Philly Cheesesteaks and Locks – Marlboro
The Little Bear – Woodstock
The Would Restaurant – Highland
Murphy’s – New Paltz
Local Artisan Bakery – Kingston

Westchester County

Lalibela – Mt. Kisco
BLT Steak – White Plains
Mediterraneo – Pleasantville
The Twisted Oak – Tarrytown
Sunset Cove – Tarrytown
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries, and Shakes – Larchmont
Maison Margaux – Mamaroneck
La Panètiere – Rye

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