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2021 Winter Dining Guide

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Take advantage of the cold winter months — indulge in warm and tasty treats in and around the Valley.

City Winery meal

Indulge your senses

Dine at City Winery this season and indulge all of your senses. This winter, enjoy one of City Winery’s Chef’s Dinners. This intimate pairing series consists of four-course tasting dinners paired with wine, beer, and spirits. Menu themes include: All Things Garlic, Browned & Braised, All Wrapped Up, Wild Game 2.0, and Everything Bacon. Guests can also indulge in season favorites in The Barrel Room restaurant, a rustic and charming space that is steeped in history. Enjoy a menu that is wine-inspired, regionally influenced, and locally sourced.

City Winery Hudson Valley

Eat Church

Treat yourself to something unique

When it comes to celebrating the holidays, don’t settle for average. As the holiday season approaches, treat yourself and your guests to some of the Hudson Valley’s most unique offerings. Eat Church is more than your average food truck, with rotating menus guaranteed to please true foodies with a lust for spicier dishes. Located in Beacon as Industrial Arts Brewing Company and District Social’s food partner, we offer take-out Thursdays through Sundays. Or, check out our grab-and-go case at Marbled Meat Shop in Cold Spring. Follow us online to see additional seasonal pop-up events and current menus.

Eat Church

Gracies Luncheonette

Stay comfortable with scratch-made comfort food

At Gracie’s, we offer scratch-made classic American comfort foods. We bake all of our breads, pastries, and desserts in our in-house bakery, make all of our own condiments like ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise, grind our own beef for our burgers (using local beef!), and we even make our own American cheese! We also 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, 10 am to 7 pm. Come brunch with us!

Gracie’s Luncheonette

Hudson's Mill interior bar view

Discover Rockland’s best kept secret

Hudson’s Mill Tavern & Catering is the best kept secret in Rockland County. Located in the GARNER Arts & Industrial Center, its warm and friendly atmosphere invites patrons to experience locally sourced cuisine inspired by the eclectic demographic of the Hudson Valley. Among the Hudson’s Mill’s standout features are the 16 beer tap system and monthly special events. In addition to a la carte dining, Hudson’s Mill specializes in on-site and off-site catering.

Hudson’s Mill

Six plates with food at Il Figlio Enoteca

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 and you have one of the most anticipated restaurant openings for 2021! We are now open on Saturdays for lunch.

Il Figlio Enoteca
Facebook: Il Figlio Enoteca

Close up of food at Juanita's Kitchen

Mexican cuisine… classic and comforting

Juanita’s Kitchen is a family restaurant serving traditional Mexican favorites. Owner and chef Juanita Medel prepares popular Mexican fare such as tamales, tacos, and tortas, along with classic dishes like mole, enchiladas, and sopes, a hand-made corn tortilla topped with seasoned meats or roasted vegetables. Juanita’s menu reflects the geographical flavors of Puebla, Oaxaca, Veracruz, and others. Her meals are made with fresh ingredients and prepared in the same way that she serves her own family.

Juanita’s Kitchen

Snowy scenery with the Mohonk Mountain house in the far background

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 and grounds are available all day. Snowshoes, cross-country skis, micro-spikes, and ice skating rentals are available for an additional cost. For advance reservations, call 855.421.4101.

Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz

Close up of three burgers at Palace Diner

Good food with attitude

The Palace is our family table. It’s where you’ll find something for everyone on our menu. And luckily, we serve it all, round the clock, 24-7 every day of the year. That means you can get what you want, when you want it. Fresh fish and produce are delivered daily, and we choose our meats and poultry from the finest purveyors. Each day, our in-house bakery produces the cakes, breads, pies, and pastries we’re famous for every day. All our dishes are made from scratch, from soups to sauces, pancakes to roasts. Every item on the Palace menu is also available for take-out any time, any day. Or, simply call to place your order and we’ll have it packaged and ready when you arrive.

The Palace Diner

Interior of The Roundhouse

Dine divinely

The Roundhouse Restaurant serves modern American cuisine inspired by the agricultural richness of the Hudson Valley. Our menus highlight local farms, wineries, distilleries, and all of the amazing food and beverage craftsmen of the Hudson Valley. All of our tables have waterfall and creek views from the Roundhouse building’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Open Thursday through Monday, reservations are not required, but strongly suggested. Walk-ins are always welcome as space allows.

The Roundhouse

Close up of ribs at Smoky Rock BBQ.

The season for the Original NY-Style BBQ

With passion, we crafted our own authentic recipes, rubs, and artisan flavors highlighted through exclusively wood-smoked meats that you will find at our location in the Village of Rhinebeck. Whether dining in-house or taking out, at Smoky Rock, our barbecue provides an exceptional experience that will leave you in awe.

Smoky Rock BBQ

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