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Winter Dining Guide

Venture out this winter, and when you do, indulge in warm and tasty treats in and around the Valley.

1839 Restaurant & BarBasque TarrytownThe Bear CaféThe Bird & Bottle Inn: Est. 1761Blooming Hill FarmDaily Planet DinerGracie’s LuncheonetteIl Figlio EnotecaLolita’s Pizza McKinney & Doyle Fine Foods Café and BakeryMillstreamResorts World CatskillsSmoky Rock BBQ

Pair delectable dishes with rustic serenity: 1839 Restaurant & Bar

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 (18 hours at 225-degrees), creative pasta dishes, and fresh fish served daily to Sunday Brunch featuring our ample outdoor seating that delivers a cool and serene vibe!

1839 Restaurant & Bar
Washingtonville
845.614.5867
www.restaurant1839.com

Experience authentic cuisine from Spain: Basque Tapas Bar Restaurant

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
Tarrytown, NY
914.801.9200

Basque Piermont
Piermont, NY
845.395.3100
www.basquetapasbar.com

Dine while celebrating legendary artists: The Bear Café

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 seasonal outside seating overlooking the picturesque Sawkill Creek. Choose to eat outside, weather permitting, or in our beautiful, cozy riverside dining room. Come experience The Bear Café and enjoy the best of The Catskills!

The Bear Café
Bearsville
845.684.5581
www.bearcafe.com

Dine and stay: The Bird & Bottle Inn, Est. 1761

In addition to charm and an eclectic menu, The Bird & Bottle Inn serves 260 years of American History. An old favorite with a history predating the American Revolution and lovingly restored at 1123 Old Albany Road in Garrison, The Bird & Bottle Inn is open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday, 4:30 pm to 10 pm, and Sunday, 4:30 pm to 9 pm, with Brunch served Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 3 pm. The Bird & Bottle also is now accepting reservations for overnight guests. Choose from five charming well-appointed guest rooms on the colonial-era property. And while you’re there, make time to explore the enchanting village of Cold Spring, just minutes away. Inspired by the beauty of the Hudson Highlands and the stories of those who came before us.

The Bird & Bottle Inn: Est. 1761
Garrison
845.424.2333
www.thebirdandbottleinn.com

Savor house-made dishes straight from the farm: Blooming Hill Farm

Warm up this winter in Blooming Hill’s greenhouse-style dining room. They are now open for dinner five nights a week, specializing in farm-to-table cuisine. The menu changes weekly based on what is available from the Blooming Hill Farm during the given season. They offer a varied selection of wood-fired pizzas, house-made pastas, and locally sourced meat and fish entrees with a curated wine and beverage list that includes local and international producers as well as house-made craft cocktails.

Blooming Hill Farm
Monroe
845.238.5004
www.bloominghill.farm

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

From our signature grilled cheese sandwiches, 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.

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Daily Planet Diner, Lagrangeville
Red Line Diner, Fishkill
www.dineatredline.com
www.dailyplanetdiner.com

Stay comfortable with scratch-made comfort food: 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 Wednesday through Monday.

Gracie’s Luncheonette
Leeds
518.943.9363
www.graciesny.com

Try a new dining destination: Il Figlio Enoteca

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 along with ample space for large events and you have Hudson Valley’s “Best Restaurant in Dutchess County” for 2022.

Il Figlio Enoteca
Fishkill
845.836.3015
www.figlioenoteca.com
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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 
Poughkeepsie
845.452.8100
www.lolitaspizza.com

Serious food in a not-so serious atmosphere: McKinney & Doyle Fine Foods Café and Bakery

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
Pawling
845.855.3875
www.mckinneyanddoyle.com

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.

Millstream
Woodstock
845.217.2484
www.millstreamwoodstock.com

Satisfy your cravings from dining to gaming: Resorts World Catskills

From Asian fine dining to a casual bar and grill, Resorts World Catskills has dining options to please every appetite. Indulge in a succulent steak from Celebrity Chef Scott Conant’s Cellaio, experience authentic Chinese delicacies at Lotus, enjoy your favorite drink at Empire Lounge or Doubletop Bar or dine on your favorite comfort foods at the 24/7 Bistro. Want something quick? RW Food Hall or Good Friends Market has many grab-and-go options that are fast and delicious. Whatever you’re craving, you’re sure to be satisfied here. Visit RWCatskills.com for more information on our dining, casino, hotel, and more.

Resorts World Catskills
Monticello
888.586.9358
www.RWCatskills.com

‘Tis the season for the Original NY-Style BBQ: Smoky Rock BBQ

What is NY Style BBQ? It’s traditional BBQ taken to an elevated level with sophisticated flavors. NY Style BBQ is artistry that creates the unique flavor combination resulting in amazingly tender and juicy handcrafted smoked meats. Our original recipes are made with a lot of love and care. Let our family serve your family the best quality BBQ on our year-round patio with seasonal cocktails. Call for reservations for your own outdoor heated bubble.

Smoky Rock BBQ
Rhinebeck
845.876.5232
www.smokyrockbbq.com

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