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Dine Outdoors at These Hudson Valley Restaurants


Enjoy an al fresco meal while taking in the Hudson Valley views at these local eateries.

By Sabrina Sucato and Samantha Garbarini

Dreaming of a summery meal at your favorite Hudson Valley restaurant? Consider dining al fresco instead of venturing indoors. Due to the COVID-19 crisis in the region, outdoor dining thrives like never before, thanks to distanced tables and newly created patios spaces.

Ready for a meal that features some of the loveliest views the area has to offer? Remember you’ll need to wear a mask to get to your table. Then, once you’re seated, turn your attention to the menu for seasonal flavors that define summer in the Hudson Valley.

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Gorgeous day for 14 TO GO! 🍔🍉🍹 Outdoor dining is NEAR and as soon as we get the go ahead to extend our outdoor areas to the front of the building we will let you know. There will be info posted about new procedures, safety guidelines, cleaning, reservations and table spacing as we comply with state regulations. We want to thank the Piermont Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Piermont for guiding us and hustling to come up with an outdoor plan we think you will enjoy. Thank you for your patience as we navigate thru these new waters! @visit_piermont #outdoordining #piermontny #14andhudson #distantdining #eatlocal @lohud_food #curbsidepickup #patiodining #localrestaurant SATURDAY SPECIALS 6/6 Curbside Pickup 3pm-8pm 845-680-0014 COCKTAILS TO GO by the pouch, cup or quart Watermelon Lemonade , Margaritas, Mojitos, Fourtini, Sangria, beer & wine too! As soon as you know your order call it in and it reserves your pick up time. Pay over the phone and we bring it to your car. BBQ RIB EMPANADAS $13 roasted corn, chipotle aioli BURRATA BRUSCHETTA $14 tomatoes, grilled sourdough, fresh basil, aged balsamic MAINE LOBSTER BLT $25 Old bay French fries MEATBALL & SPICY SAUSAGE LASAGNA $23 tomato, basil & mozzarella APPLE CIDER GLAZED BERKSHIRE PORK CHOP $28 shaved brussels, applewood smoked bacon, natural jus

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14 & Hudson


Open for limited indoor and outdoor dining, 14 & Hudson boasts the sweetest little patio space that’s just waiting for diners to enjoy. As far as the menu goes, dishes lean toward gourmet twists on approachable favorites. Make a beeline for any of the burgers (the NYC, featuring mushrooms, applewood-smoked bacon, and truffle aioli, is a favorite), and don’t forget to order an app to start. The roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and a shallot mustard seed marmalade will convert even the most diehard sprouts naysayers into believers.

The ’76 House


The ’76 House’s patio is ready to welcome Hudson Valley diners for Americana meals that echo back to the history of the space. Even so, the menu is happily seasonal, with summer bites like sweet summer corn ravioli, green papaya salad, and pan-roasted wild caught salmon hitting all the right notes. For traditionalists, the classic Caesar is a great way to start things off, while the cherry wood smoked baby back ribs will have you licking every finger.

Clemson Bros. Brewery

Middletown and New Paltz

Dreaming of lazy summer afternoons filled with cold Hudson Valley beer and tons of sunshine? You can find just that at Clemson’s Middletown and New Paltz locations. The former has its own shaded beer garden while the latter has a charming umbrella-ed patio. Wherever you go, lean into Clemson’s brewpub vibe with a hearty burger like the Big Bad Wolf, which comes with applewood-smoked bacon, bacon aioli, onion jam, Taylor ham, and smoked gouda. Yeah, we’re hungry just thinking about it.

Clermont Café


The Columbia County eatery is just the place to go for outdoor dining during a lazy weekend in the Hudson Valley. The menu is streamlined, although the flavors are not. Keep it light with prosciutto-wrapped figs or fairytale eggplant and zucchini, and don’t forget to sip on a glass of vino from Tousey Winery right next-door.

The Columbia Grill


Located at the Columbia Golf & Country Club, the Grill has a gorgeous outdoor deck that overlooks the course. The menu changes weekly, but look out for dishes like avocado and tomato gazpacho or the wonderfully summery watermelon and arugula salad. Meat and seafood feature prominently on the entree listings, although vegan offerings are readily available upon request.

Cosimo’s Brick Oven

Middletown, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Woodbury

All four Cosimo’s locations are open for limited indoor and outdoor dining, in addition to curbside pickup and takeout. As anyone who’s been to the Best of Hudson Valley-winning eatery can attest, it’s a must for Italian staples from arancini to crispy polenta. Meals can be as casual as a wood-fired pizza and a glass of white sangria, which is made with Brotherhood’s Riesling, or as indulgent as the lobster risotto with a perfectly paired Italian pinot grigio.

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…and if you didn’t see our last announcement, we have a ‼️New Executive Chef ‼️ Stay tuned for more opening details! . . . . In the meantime, our a la carte menu is still available for pick up 5-8pm through Sunday! Call 845.247.0700 or click the link in our bio to order! . . . . . #diamondmills #tavern #restaurant #hudsonvalleyny #alacarte #dinner #menu #togofood #hudsonvalleyeats #foodiesofinstagram #eatingfortheinsta #ulstereateriesunited #stayhome #ulstercounty #takeout #farmtotable #valleytable #destinationsaugerties #saugertiesny #placeyourordernow‼️#newchef #pickup #dinnertogo #hudsonvalleyfood #supportlocal #smallbusiness #foodstagram #foodie #outsidedining

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Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern


The Saugerties eatery is back open for indoor and outdoor dining with a new, CIA-trained executive chef on the team. Expect a menu that is fresh, seasonal, and oh so delicious. Hits include the cast iron blackened ribeye, a prime cut of Hudson Valley Cattle Company beef with parmesan steak fries, and the grilled cauliflower steak with roasted succotash. Enjoy them while taking in the breathtaking view of the falls along which Diamond Mills resides.

Dolly’s Restaurant


Dolly’s is a treat to visit for outdoor dining, since tables come with views of West Point and the Hudson River beyond. Curbside pickup and takeout are still available as well. As far as what to eat goes, we wish you luck deciding between dishes like sourdough focaccia, spicy noodles, and blistered shishito peppers – and that’s just to start. For mains, Dolly’s grass-fed burger is a locally iconic, although the vegetarian burger is just as show-stopping.

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Today & tomorrow is your last chance to check out our “East Meets West” pop up. This is for pre order only, feeds 4-5ppl and costs $85. The full menu is on our web site but some highlights include Korean Fried Chicken, Chili Honey Pork Belly, Miso Ginger Salad, S’mores pie and sooo much more. Our regular to go menu goes live at 3pm and is available for pick up or delivery throng @doordash. Last but not least, we got the green light to open up our outdoor patio for REGULAR SIT DOWN SERVICE starting Tuesday! More info to follow, an announcement will be made Saturday morning but we will have at least 50 seats ready for lunch and dinner service. Finally some sense of normalcy!! #heritagefooddrink #86quarantine #outdoorpatio #outdoordining #popup #togofood

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Heritage Food + Drink

Wappingers Falls

Heritage hits indoor and outdoor dining out of the park with spacious table setups and safety procedures. Outside, the patio is just the place for digging into the restaurant’s comfort-food-with-a-twist fare. Get the party started with chili honey pork belly bites and a plate of the highly addictive General Tso’s cauliflower, but don’t forget to save room for the the main course. The Insta-famous Pig Mac burger is back on the menu and, let us just say, it is most definitely worth the hype.

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📣 Major last minute update: Phase 2 now allows for outside dining! This news is very exciting – but also very unexpected – which means that we are not quite ready to offer full outside dining at the moment. For this weekend, our plan is to continue take-out-only service, while allowing you to sit at one of our 4 spaced-out patio tables to enjoy your food. There will still be several restrictions for this concept, most importantly: the requirement for guests to wear a mask at all times they are not seated at a table. Please be patient with us as we figure out how to best offer this new type of dining experience, but just know that we are so excited to see you all again!! As usual, you can place your order with us online or by giving us a call today after 3pm. Check out our delicious Asian-Fusion menu for tonight!! Although the bar is closed, we have several cocktail, beer, and wine options to-go when you pre-order. …>> Scroll for tonight's updated menu! >>… …………………………………………………………….. Remember: Take-out only; no table service. Guests are not permitted in building. Masks required when not seated at tables. Please maintain proper physical distancing of all guests and staff.

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Jessie’s Harvest House


Jessie’s opens its doors for limited indoor and first-come-first-served outdoor dining, with takeout still running as well. Grab a seat at one of the picnic tables to sample a handful of small plates or head straight to the main course. With offerings like ricotta gnudi with artichoke hearts, fried eggplant, and broccoli rabe, not to mention the seared Montauk scallops with lemon hummus, no one will go hungry here.

Liberty Street Bistro


If you missed the charm of Liberty Street during the COVID-19 closures, it’s time to head back to the Bistro to experience its summer menu in an al fresco setting. Because seating is limited, outdoor tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. On the menu, the No Modifications Burger with a sunny-side-up egg is always a favorite, while the Thai green curry mussels are perfect for those craving something a little different. P.S. No matter what you order, it all goes perfectly with the Bistro’s frosé.

Melzingah Tap House


Open by reservation only, Melzingah Tap House is ready to welcome visitors for dining under its outdoor pavilion. Ask about the brews on tap, then pair them with the three-cheese mac and cheese or the mussels and sausage appetizer for starters. When it’s time for dinner, it’s impossible to go wrong with the crispy-skinned chicken and dumplings or the strip steak carne asada, a 12-oz. slab sidled next to potatoes brava and topped with grilled red onion chimichurri.

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Pamela’s on the Hudson


Situated in a somewhat isolated, largely residential section of Newburgh’s waterfront, Pamela’s boasts a patio with some of the city’s best panoramic views of the Hudson River and Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. (The views from inside aren’t too shabby, either.) Going along with the view is the menu of elegant comfort foods, like 12-hour-braised short ribs, pan-seared crab cakes, and gourmet burgers.

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The Roundhouse


It’s no secret that The Roundhouse’s stunning waterside patio boasts one of the best mealtime views in the Hudson Valley. Yet the eatery’s new summertime menu and socially distant pop-up BBQ series might still be under the radar. The BBQ takes place by the waterfall on the weekends, with Chef Zach firing up the smoker for mouthwatering St. Louis ribs, hickory-smoked brisket, and more.

Savona’s Trattoria

Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook

Patio dining is back at all three Savona’s locations, which means there’s no time like the present to grab a bite of mouthwatering Italian fare in the Hudson Valley. Do dinner right with the restaurant’s melted gorgonzola steak salad or maybe Nonna’s famous Sunday sauce. And did we mention the pizzas? they’re wood-fired at 700 degrees and available gluten-free, too. For summer, the pesto shrimp pizza with house-made mozzarella and pesto serve as a base for shrimp, cherry tomato bruschetta, and torn garden basil.



The ambience at Silvia, which opened in 2017, is universally stylish and cool, extending to the pergola-shaded outdoor deck surrounded by lush greenery. The menu is equally chill and summery, with free-flowing wines, local craft beers, and farm-driven, vegetable-forward fare, like seared scallops over corn-basil purée with sweet snap peas; juicy smoked chicken and succotash; Greek-influenced local heirloom tomato salad, with Persian cucumbers, feta, and zaatar; and Korean plates like bibimbap and beef with kimchi and miso-garlic paste, that find their roots in owners Doris and Betty Choi’s heritage.

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Smoky Rock BBQ


With its striped umbrellas, leafy shade trees, and burbling stone fountain, the spacious, pet- and family-friendly patio at this self-proclaimed New York-style ’cue joint is prime seating. While the vibe is relatively casual, the attention to smoked meats is anything but, from the grass-fed brisket ends to the St. Louis-cut ribs, rubbed with a proprietary blend of 16 spices and slow smoked for more than six hours. Rounding out the menu are sides and appetizers, like golden brown, four-cheese corn fritters.

Twin Star Orchards

New Paltz

Twin Star welcomes Hudson Valleyites for pizza, burgers, and beverages. To eat onsite, diners should place an online order for to-go service. Food in hand, visitors can grab a seat and enjoy the panoramic local views.

Zeus Brewing Company

Open now

The Poughkeepsie brewery has officially opened its rooftop patio for socially distant dining. The space is available by reservation only, so visit the website to book a spot. Outdoor dining on the main level is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The menu tilts toward Italian, so anyone who’s down for Grade-A pastas and pizzas will be more than happy here.