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2023 Spring Dining Guide

Spring has sprung! It’s time to head outdoors and dine al fresco. These dining destinations make the most of local seasonal ingredients.

1839 Restaurant BarBasque Tapas BarThe Bear CaféCity Winery Hudson Valley – Gracie’s LuncheonetteMcKinney & Doyle – Millstream TavernSmoky Rock BBQ,Sotano Food & Wine

Pair delectable dishes with rustic serenity

1839 Restaurant & Bar is a rustic American restaurant and Bar nestled in the foothills of the Hudson Valley alongside the oldest winery in the country. 1839’s rustic, laid-back atmosphere is coupled with creative, American, eclectic cuisine, and amazing cocktails! You’ll find delectable dishes ranging from slow cooked Angus beef brisket, creative pasta dishes, and fresh fish served daily (18 hours at 225-degrees) to Sunday Brunch featuring small to medium tapas style plates. Our ample outdoor seating delivers a cool and serene vibe!

1839 Restaurant & Bar
84 Brotherhood Plaza Dr

Experience authentic cuisine from Spain

Restaurateur Benny Castro created the original Basque in the village of Piermont, NY in 2018, featuring authentic cuisine from Spain, including an array of Spanish tapas, unique Paellas, Sangrias, and a full selection of Spanish wines. The second Basque location opened in Tarrytown, NY in 2022 with both locations focused on quality and hospitality in addition to authentic Spanish fare. Discover modern and enduring Spanish classics, such as its famous Paellas that introduces a real Paella to customers — how it should be made with Valencia rice and baked to perfection with a multi-textured blend of moist, chewy and crispy caramelized rice. Both restaurants have received official certification from Spain as an authentic Restaurant from Spain. As walk-in restaurants where diners can feel at home, never rushed, reservations are only required for groups of six or more.

Basque Tarrytown
61 Main St
Tarrytown, NY

Basque Piermont
587 Piermont Ave
Piermont, NY

Dine while celebrating legendary artists

The Bear Café is known for its chef-inspired Farm-to-Table cuisine sourced locally in the Hudson Valley. Originally built in the 1980s to wine and dine the world-famous musicians recording at the legendary Bearsville studio, the Bear Café continues to provide outstanding cuisine delivered with its signature warmth and hospitality. You’ll find food, a stunning collection of wines, and handcrafted cocktails for every palate. Diners also appreciate the walls of photos from the restaurant’s illustrious history, including pictures of such celebrated guests as Janis Joplin and Patti Smith, The Band, and more contemporary visitors like The Lumineers. And we are delighted to have opened our outside seating overlooking the picturesque Sawkill Creek. Choose to eat outside or in our beautiful, cozy riverside dining room. Come experience The Bear Café and enjoy the best of The Catskills!

The Bear Café
295 Tinker St, Suite B

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 Local Roasted Steelhead Trout, Steak Frites, or Creamy Carrot Miso Pasta. 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.

City Winery Hudson Valley

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

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

Feast on classic dishes in an old mill house/historic setting

Millstream features locally sourced farm cuisine by Chef Dan Silverman. Its full craft bar and tavern fare is offered in a newly renovated space in a mill house that dates back to the 1700s. Classic dishes include steak au poivre, seasonal risotto, and fresh fish. Guests can opt for outdoor dining on the Sawkill Creek or indoor eating in a sunroom overlooking the water. Millstream’s setting is ideal for casual dining and elegant celebrations. On Thursdays, it offers a fried chicken special and half-price bottle of wine and features a Jazz Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The tavern also offers offsite catering for those who want to host at home and on-site private parties and weddings.

Millstream Tavern
114 Mill Hill Rd

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

Savor a taste of the Northern Mediterranean

The place for any time of day. Sotano offers lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Each menu item is thoughtfully curated and made to order with quality ingredients. From salads to prime cut steaks, sandwiches to seafood, Sotano has something for everyone. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are always available. Sotano provides a cozy and inviting atmosphere, whether seated inside of the renovated historical home or dining al fresco on their patio. Sotano is the place to be, no matter the season or occasion. Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Brunch every Sunday.

Sotano Food & Wine
1036 Main St

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