They speak Greek at Bardonia newcomer Piata, serving up classics like Yeero (pork skewers), beef souvlaki, and yemista (stuffed peppers with feta), plus Mediterranean wine and local beer. 845.627.3436
Whether you dine on oysters or dig into a New England lobster roll served with pickled radish, you’ll be happy as a clam at long-awaited seafood-focused Catch 38 in Rhinebeck. Try the top patron pick: flaky cod fish ’n’ chips with a spritz of malt vinegar. 845.876.2214
River views and a cozy fireplace are reason enough to visit Dolly’s. But plates like roasted Japanese potato wedges and duck breast with red wine sauce will keep you coming back — maybe even by way of Metro-North, since it’s right at the Garrison train station. 845.424.6511
Though Grano Foccaceria on Route 9 in Cold Spring closed abruptly, there is a silver lining: Local Italian dynasty Stephano’s has opened in the same spot, serving its most popular homemade Italian dishes from its Fishkill and Wappingers locations, along with pizza and focaccia to boot. 845.666.7007
Chef Josh Kroner of Terrapin / Photo by Roy Gumpel
Local farm-to-table fixture, Terrapin, celebrates 20 years in business this year. Well-known for its fluid New American menu, Chef Josh Kroner’s Rhinebeck restaurant has repeatedly been voted “Best Restaurant in Dutchess County,” while continuing to reinvent itself. Congrats!
More vegan adventure awaits at fresh-faced Wildflower Café in Red Hook, where they rustle up flame-broiled plant-based burgers and almond milkshakes. 845.779.0770