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2022 Fall Dining Guide

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Whether you’re dining indoors or out, enjoy the beauty of the Valley’s stunning fall hues while sampling innovative dishes featuring local harvests.

Aba's fall dining

Treat your palate to fresh made-to-order falafel

Open daily 11 am to 3:30 pm, in the heart of Rhinebeck. Aba’s Falafel is a lunchtime hotspot known for its fresh falafel made from organic chickpeas and prepared to order. The classic fare is served alongside fresh salads, tahini, your pick of spicy or tangy sauces, and a warm pita. The menu also boasts sabich, hummus, soup, baklava, and Turkish coffee. Minus the pita, everything on the menu is gluten-free. Lovely indoor or outdoor seating, and take-out is also available. Simple, fresh, healthy, and always yummy!

Aba’s Falafel

Alimentari fall dining

Indulge in a taste of Italy in the Hudson Valley

Rossi & Sons is a Hudson Valley summer bucket list must. The Rossi family brings the taste of Italy to the Hudson Valley, offering panini, salads, pasta, entrées and more, all handmade with love. Stop by one of our two locations for breakfast, lunch or dinner and shop our selection of house-made breads, pastries, sauces, and pastas, as well as imported Italian specialty products.

Alimentari Rossi & Sons

Rosticceria Rossi & Sons

Cafe Mio

Creative cuisine crafted with love

Located in the heart of Gardiner, Café Mio specializes in fresh, locally sourced cuisine crafted with love by owner and esteemed chef, Michael Bernardo. New farm-to-table culinary ventures are created daily.

Café Mio

Charlotte’s fall dining

Enjoy a daily changing menu in a relaxed atmosphere

Charlotte’s offers friendly service in a relaxed county atmosphere with fireplaces or garden dining depending on the day. The menu changes almost daily; favorites include Maryland Lump Crab Cakes, Deep Fried Calamari dredged in cornmeal and seasoned rice flour, Faroe Island Salmon, General Tso’s Cauliflower, and In-House Brined Smoked and Grilled Double Cut Pork Chop with honey whiskey sauce. They also offer private rooms for special events.

Charlotte’s Catering & Restaurant
Restaurant: 845.677.5888
Catering: 212.732.7939

city winery fall dining

Wine-inspired dining, music, and more, indoors or out

Our breathtaking 130-year-old site at Montgomery Mill, restored to reflect a rustic, urban aesthetic, is a one-of-a-kind destination to indulge the senses. Award-winning wines, innovative cuisine, gorgeous alfresco dining patios, and our charming Barrel Room restaurant make City Winery a feast for Hudson Valley foodies. Savor cuisine that’s regionally inspired and locally sourced, including crispy butternut squash with whole grain mustard and maple aioli, and burrata with spiced cranberry relish, toasted hazelnuts, charred fennel and cilantro pesto. For dinner, try Moroccan lamb shank, chickpea and potato stew, or shrimp and wild hive grits with pork belly and red eye gravy. Menus are expertly paired with wines made on-site from grapes sourced from top vineyards. Soak in the spectacular views of our idyllic property and scenic Wallkill River and bask in the warmth of outdoor fireplaces and heat lamps, while also enjoying outstanding music.

City Winery Hudson Valley

daily planet fall dining

Freshest meals day and night

Upscale diners with something for everyone. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with daily specials — Red Line Diner and Daily Planet Diner feature in-house bakeries, cappuccino bars and extensive selections of local craft beers and local distilleries. Specializing in fresh daily, locally sourced food, these family run restaurants take pride in everything they serve. On-line ordering available, as well, through DoorDash, GrubHub, and UberEats.

Daily Planet Diner, Lagrangeville
Red Line Diner, Fishkill


Gracie's fall dining

Stay comfortable with scratch-made comfort food 

At Gracie’s, we specialize in scratch-made American classics and comfort foods. We bake all of our breads, pastries, and desserts in our in-house bakery, make all of our own condiments including ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise; grind our own beef for our burgers (using local beef!); and we even make our own American cheese! We love to support local, sourcing all of our eggs and dairy from the Hudson Valley, as well as our salad greens, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and more. Open Thursday through Monday.

Gracie’s Luncheonette

figilo fall dining

Try a new dining destination

After operating the famed Il Barilotto in the village of Fishkill for almost two decades, restaurateur Scott Rosenberg has moved down the street to open “Il Figlio Enoteca.” Il Figlio (translates to “the son”) is a multi-level restaurant focusing on bringing the flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean to the Hudson Valley. Combine that with an expansive cocktail and wine program along with ample space for large events and you have Hudson Valley’s “Best Restaurant in Dutchess County” for 2022.

Il Figlio Enoteca
Facebook: @Il Figlio Enoteca
Instagram: @ilfigliofishkill

mckinney fall dining

Serious food in a not so serious atmosphere 

Since 1986, diners have been feasting on this casual café’s delectable small plates and delicious desserts. Award-winning cocktails, dinner menu, and brunch also tantalize in a relaxed pub atmosphere. Dine Tuesday through Sunday; the bakery and juice bar are open seven days a week.

McKinney & Doyle Fine Foods Café and Bakery

orange hill fall dining

A culinary journey like no other 

Architecturally thoughtful and warm, Orange Hill Restaurant will comfort and intrigue your senses. Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an expansive coffee bar, Orange Hill features modern food that everyone can enjoy. First-tier offerings include steaks, seafood, sandwiches, and entrée salads as well as handcrafted dishes. Providing the freshest ingredients and taking you on a culinary journey like no other is our goal. As guests enter, they descend into thoughtfully designed spaces — from a relaxing lounge to our full-service bar for enjoying handcrafted cocktails. The vibrant and casual atmosphere is paired with dark wood finishes, modern furniture, and exotic stones topping the expansive bar along with sights, sounds, and tastes that span American comfort food to the spice markets of Asia. Come and be welcomed into a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

Orange Hill Restaurant

pamelas fall dining

Food from the heart

Crafted for an enjoyable experience, Pamela’s On the Hudson is warm and welcoming with culinary masterpieces inspired by the Hudson Valley. We feature a Steak House Style Grille and Tapas Menu and offer happy hour specials, Sunday brunch all day, live music, wine dinners, comedy nights, female impersonator shows, and more! Catering is available 7 days a week on and off premises.

Pamela’s on the Hudson

primo fall dining

Celebrate coastal Italian cuisine

Coastal Italian cuisine in the heart of the Hudson Valley! Our unique outdoor space includes 170 seats, an outdoor bar, sprawling Hudson River views, an expansive shaded pergola, and copious greenery. Our lighter, more coastal, seafood-focused fare features house-made fresh pastas, a raw bar/crudo selection, creamy espresso, handcrafted cocktails, and crushable wines. Staying true to the history of coastal Italian cuisine, experience an atmosphere that’s fun and inspires thoughts of dining at a beach club in Italy. Take a break from everyday life — dine with us, sip a negroni, and enjoy the view!

Primo Waterfront

Roost FoodSample signature fresh and abundant cuisine

At Roost, you’ll find the ultimate cool weather autumn dish from Chef Kevin Reilly and Co-Owner Maria Santini’s favorite — six-hour rioja braised beef short ribs on Anson Mills polenta with a herbaceous chimichurri topping.


smoky rock bbq fall dining

Savor handcrafted wood smoked meats

At Smoky Rock BBQ, the 1st Original style BBQ, we have the right meat, the right spices, and the right recipes. Come see for yourself why we were voted Best Brisket and Best Ribs of the Hudson Valley. Our homemade specialty meats include pork belly, pastrami, maple smoked ham, and beef ribs. Come enjoy our signature cocktails on our luxurious patio featuring moonshine lemonade, bourbon iced tea, and spicy BBQ martini. Located in Rhinebeck, we feature a dog friendly patio, with dine-in and take-out always available. Closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Smoky Rock BBQ

tuthilltown fall dining

One-of-a-kind cocktails pair with unique history

Whether you only have a few minutes to stop in and pick up a bottle or you want to plan a weekend at Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery, the first whiskey distillery to open in New York State after Prohibition, we’ll help you create a memorable experience. Stop by our Visitor Center to book a tour and sample our spirits or sit down for a cocktail or self-guided tasting flight at our bar or outdoor tables.

Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery

Willow fall dining

Sample the Valley’s agricultural heritage and progressive cuisine

Willow by Charlie Palmer draws upon the Hudson Valley to represent the region’s agricultural heritage. Combined with the spa atmosphere of Mirbeau, the menu showcases the team’s dedication to progressive American cuisine. Featuring local and seasonal produce from multi-generational farms, emergent food artisans, and craft distillers, the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch! Live Music is featured on Sunday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Willow by Charlie Palmer at Mirbeau

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