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Summer Dining Guide

It’s summer — the perfect time to create memorable new dining experiences with these Hudson Valley destinations that are sure to tempt your palate. 

1839 Restaurant & BarBasque Tapas Bar RestaurantThe Bear CaféCharlotte’s Catering & RestaurantCity Winery Hudson ValleyCosimo’s TrattoriaDaily Planet Diner and Red Line DinerGracie’s LuncheonetteGrub Asian Fusion CuisineLolita’s PizzaMillstreamMohonk Mountain HouseOrange County DistilleryPamela’s on the HudsonRoostSmoky Rock BBQWhitecliff Vineyard at Hudson

Pair delectable dishes with rustic serenity: 1839 Restaurant & Bar

1839 Restaurant

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 our ample outdoor seating that delivers a cool and serene vibe!

1839 Restaurant & Bar

Experience authentic cuisine from Spain: Basque Tapas Bar Restaurant

Basque Tapas

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

Basque Piermont

Dine while celebrating legendary artists: The Bear Café

Bear Cafe

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

Sip and savor in the perfect setting: Charlotte’s Catering & Restaurant

Come sip a Watermelon-Basil-Mint Gimlet or our Mango Margarita while enjoying our beautiful perennial garden. The perfect summer experience! Our menu changes daily and may include Cool Cucumber Dill Soup; Tea Infused Half Long Island Duck; In-house Smoked Pork Chops; Burgers made with local Devon beef; Homemade Ice Creams; and Key Lime Pie. Make sure you check out our website for updates on new, fresh dishes!

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

Wine-inspired dining, music, and more, indoors or out: City Winery Hudson Valley

City Winery

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 Mediterranean Bronzino with tomato, olive, caper bruschetta or Creamy Carrot Miso Pasta with hemp seed gremolata. 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

Traditional family recipes infused with robust local flavors: Cosimo’s Trattoria

Cosimo's Trattoria

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

Freshest meals day and night: Daily Planet Diner, Red Line Diner

Red Line Diner
Photo by Drake Creative

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: or

Daily Planet Diner, Lagrangeville
Red Line Diner, Fishkill

Stay comfortable with scratch-made comfort food: Gracie’s Luncheonette

Gracie's Luncheonette

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

Get your grub on: Grub Asian Fusion Cuisine

Grub Asian Fusion

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

The best ingredients make the best meals: Lolita’s Pizza 

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 

Feast on classic dishes, waterfront dining: Millstream


Millstream features locally sourced farm cuisine. 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.


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
New Paltz

Farm-fresh spirits & brews, fun activities, and a food truck: Orange County Distillery

Orange County Distillery

Stop in the cocktail bar and taproom located in an old barn nestled among 23 acres of farmland. Our branch location features farm-fresh cocktails, beers, spirits, wine, cider, indoor and outdoor seating, fire pits, and a food truck. Open Friday through Sunday. Happy Hour on Fridays from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Orange County Distillery and Orange County Brewing Company at Brown Barn Farms
New Hampton

Food from the heart: Pamela’s on the Hudson

Pamela's on the Hudson

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

Sample signature fresh and abundant cuisine: Roost


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.


Savor handcrafted wood smoked meats: Smoky Rock BBQ

At Smoky Rock BBQ, our family is waiting to provide you and your family an unforgettable dining experience. Come see for yourself why we were voted Best Barbecue, Brisket, & Chicken Wings this year and the past year’s Best Ribs and Best Pastrami of the Hudson Valley. Our NY Style BBQ takes traditional BBQ to an elevated level with sophisticated flavors. Come enjoy our signature cocktails on our luxurious patio and be sure to save room for one of our decadent desserts made in our new in-house bakery. Located in Rhinebeck, we feature a dog friendly patio, with dine-in and take-out always available. Closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Smoky Rock BBQ

Visit the Valley’s newest vineyard and Tasting Room: Whitecliff Vineyard at Hudson

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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