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Summer Dining Guide 2022

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Summer is finally here! While enjoying the warm weather with friends and family, try these Hudson Valley dining destinations that will tempt your palate and create memorable dining experiences.

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

italian sandwich

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


Freshly made, locally sourced 

Ancram Little Store, a newly renovated family-run deli/retail store at 1291 County Route 7 in Ancram, features an array of breakfast and lunch sandwiches served daily. Fresh baked goods, coffee, Jane’s Ice Cream, Hudson Valley Fresh milk, and locally sourced items are also available in the market. Enjoy indoor or spacious porch-covered outdoor dining. Open 6:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Saturday and 7:30 am to 3:30 pm on Sunday.

Ancram Little Store
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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

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 Down Wednesdays and Concerts in the Vineyard.

City Winery Hudson Valley

cosimosTraditional family recipes infused with robust local flavors

Whether it’s our handcrafted mozzarella and sauces or our desserts and special cocktails, we infuse our traditional family recipes with ingredients and robust flavors from Hudson Valley farms. From our signature wood-fired brick oven pizzas and flatbreads to our pasta, meat, and fish dishes, every meal is cooked to perfection and served with Cosimo’s warm, friendly dedication. So what are you waiting for? Mangia!

Cosimo’s Trattoria
Poughkeepsie, Middletown, Woodbury, Newburgh

red line diner

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Freshest meals day and night

From juicy hamburgers, crisp salads, and wraps to farm-fresh breakfasts and sumptuous desserts, our local family-owned diners will continue to offer our delicious meals. Daily Planet and Red Line Diners are open for outside dining, indoor dining, delivery (DoorDash and GrubHub), and online ordering. For more details, visit our websites: dineatredline.com or dailyplanetdiner.com

Daily Planet Diner, Lagrangeville
Red Line Diner, Fishkill


Get your grub on

Grub offers a unique selection of everything from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea as well as Latin America. A collection of dishes inspired from traveling around the world made in one tiny kitchen. Our cuisine is created to please everyone’s palette and give that home comfort food feeling.

Grub Asian Fusion Cuisine
West Nyack

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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, event space, and outdoor seating during the warmer months and you have one of the most exciting restaurants in all the Hudson Valley! Recently awarded Best Dutchess County Restaurant for 2022.

Il Figlio Enoteca
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kitchen sink supper club

Sample a monthly tasting menu in the heart of the Valley 

The Kitchen Sink Supper Club offers a rotating, prix fixe tasting menu featuring local ingredients. Our menus explore an eclectic mix of global and family influenced dishes, spices, and flavors. We provide an optional beverage pairing, hand selected for each menu, to enhance your meal. Come experience a one-of-a-kind dinner, in the heart of the Hudson Valley.

Kitchen Sink Supper Club


The best ingredients make the best meals 

Located under the Walkway, Lolita’s Pizza is open for outdoor and indoor dining in addition to takeout and delivery. Feast on our wood-fired Neapolitan inspired pizza, hand-made pastas, artisanal salads, craft cocktails, and award-winning wine list. Check our website for specials. It is our firm belief that eating pizza and kale boosts the immune system!

Lolita’s Pizza 

orange hill

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


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. Check out the renovated dining room and outdoor waterfront deck along with specialty cocktails, extensive wine list, and a full beer list. Offering happy hour specials, Sunday brunch, live music, wine dinners, comedy nights, and more!

Pamela’s on the Hudson

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Pair great food with a gorgeous view

Summer dining in Putnam County provides an abundance of opportunities to enjoy great food with a beautiful view. From east to west diners can enjoy magnificent sunsets and/or Hudson River views. No matter what corner of the county you find yourself in, you’re not far from a great meal and fabulous open air dining experience. Authentic Mexican with a reservoir view, to Edison lights overlooking the majestic Hudson River, Putnam County is the place to relax with a handcrafted cocktail and good conversation.

Putnam County Tourism

roostSample signature fresh and abundant cuisine

How do we describe Roost? Two words: Freshness and Abundance, in that order! At Roost, we have all your needs covered whether it’s dinner for two, 80 guests upstairs, or a buyout for 150. Come in for dinner and set up a personalized appointment.


smoky rock bbqSavor 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, Best Ribs, and Best Pastrami of the Hudson Valley! Our homemade specialty meats include pork belly, pastrami, maple smoked ham, and beef ribs. Stop by and 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

whitecliff vineyard at hudson

Visit the Valley’s newest vineyard and Tasting Room!

For a modern vibe in a historic agricultural setting, visit Whitecliff Vineyard’s new Tasting Room in Hudson, NY. Set in the midst of 10-acres of vines and fruit trees in a spectacular setting above the Hudson River, you can enjoy flights and glasses of fine wines that you will want to bring home to your dinner table. It’s the perfect destination to include in your visit to the happening city of Hudson!

Whitecliff Vineyard at Hudson

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Celebrate the Valley’s agricultural heritage

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, and dinner and brunch! Live Music is featured on Sunday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Willow by Charlie Palmer at Mirbeau