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2022 Spring Dining Guide


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Spring has sprung! It’s time to head outdoors and dine al fresco (weather permitting). These dining destinations make the most of local seasonal ingredients and options to match every mood and palate.

Aba's Falafel

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 flavorful.

Aba’s Falafel

City Winery

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 featuring dishes like Hudson Valley Fisheries Steelhead Trout, Local Fatherhood Ranch Zubaton Steak, Tuna Ceviche, and Mediterranean Boneless Grilled Chicken Thighs. Our menus are also expertly paired with wines made on-site from grapes sourced from top vineyards. Soak in the spectacular views of our idyllic property and the scenic Wallkill River that flows by our vineyard. As evening falls, bask in the warmth of outdoor fireplaces and heat lamps. Unique culinary and cultural experiences await those who love great wine, inspired food, and outstanding music. Upcoming events: Wine & Dine Experiences on Friday evenings.

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Gracie's Luncheonette

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

 McKinney & Doyle Fine Foods Café and Bakery

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; bakery and juice bar are open seven days a week.

McKinney & Doyle Fine Foods Café and Bakery

Mohonk Mountain House

Brunch with a mountaintop view

Indulge in an elegant three-course Saturday or Sunday brunch in the historic Main Dining Room with menu selections including made-to-order omelets, fluffy pancakes, homemade pastries, delicious salads, sandwiches, and more with views of the Catskill Mountains. Access to the Mountain House is available all day, including exploring 85 miles of hiking trails, strolling through the Victorian Gardens, and taking in the incredible views from Sky Top Tower. For advance reservations, call 855.421.4101.

Mohonk Mountain House
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Orange Hill Restaurant

A culinary journey like no other

Architecturally thoughtful and warm, Orange Hill Restaurant will comfort and intrigue your senses. Offering 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

Pamela's on the Hudson

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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 also 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

Smoky Rock BBQ

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

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