There’s perhaps no better time to dine in the Valley than right now. Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (HVRW) will be ongoing through November 12, and this year more than 200 restaurants across the Hudson Valley are participating in the two-week event, offering three-course, $32.95 dinner menus and $22.95 lunch menus.
Though these eateries never fail to serve up scrumptious meals, there’s something about their HVRW offerings that’s particularly enticing. Read on — or better yet dine on — to see what we mean.
8 N. Broadway, Nyack; 845-353-1200
There are so many reasons to visit 8 North Broadway, and their menu is only one of them. Mediterranean yet minimalist, their standard for freshness is executed through a local fishing-line-to-table philosophy. But if you go, don’t be blindsided by the generous water-sourced selection – the game is good, too.
Starter: Vegan house ground falafel with tahini
Main: Sizzling Spanish octopus with cauliflowerâ€‹ â€‹saladâ€‹ andâ€‹ â€‹redâ€‹ â€‹wine vinaigrette
Dessert: Dark chocolate pot de creme with almond biscotti and local port
Don’t forget to grab a glass of 8 North Broadway’s signature HVRW cocktail, The Spanish Manhattan with bourbon, â€‹sherryâ€‹, â€‹bittersâ€‹, and â€‹orangeâ€‹ â€‹peel.
63 N. Front Street, Kingston; 845.259.5868
Whether you cozy up to Redwood’s sleek interior, or take it outside to the rooftop lounge, choose from a seasonal menu selection that showcases local provisions. Plates nod to the owners’ SoCal past, with a creative approach to modern cuisine.
Starter: Kurobuta pork belly with pickled apples, shaved brussels sprouts and, spicy caramel
Main: Venison ragu with buckwheat pappardelle, san Marzano tomato and parimgiano aged 48 months
Dessert: Roasted pear with honey custard and ginger ice cream
120 Front Street, Newburgh; 845.568.0100
Dive through Blu Pointe’s signature shellfish selection on any regular night, and you’ll be shucking some cold hard cash. Luckily, this HVRW, the seafood standout will be offering many of its best menu items at a fraction of the normal cost. Monday through Friday, head there early for $1 oysters at the bar and killer sunset views of the Newburgh waterfront.
Starter: Smoked oyster bisque with caramelized fennel and crispy leeks
Main: Charbroiled bacon-wrapped petite filet mignon with seared scallops, roasted spaghetti squash, and truffle-parmigiano cracked potatoes
Dessert: Lavender donuts with lemon cannoli cream and blueberry compote
6380 Mill St, Rhinebeck; 845.516.5033
The 19th-century building boasts two floors of seating space to choose from, yet the setting still feels cozy with stained wood touches and soft lighting. HVRW offerings aptly capture The Amsterdam’s nose-to-tail perspective, with classic dishes that stray from culinary norms.
Starter: Charcuterie board with house terrine, duck liver parfait, and house-made pickles
Main: Beet cavatelli with roasted squash, caramelized cauliflower, and lemon butter
Dessert: Honey cake with brown sugar buttercream, vanilla gelato, salted graham crackers
Related: Settling in with The Amsterdam
1379 U.S. 9, Wappingers Falls; 845-298-1555
Barnyard meets Brooklyn at one of the Hudson Valley’s most recently opened (and heavily anticipated) restaurants of the year. Drive along Route 9 in Wappingers Falls, and you won’t miss the 6,400 square-foot space – and with a new menu of eclectic local fare, trust us, you won’t want to.
Starter: Crispy tempura broccoli with smoked house buttermilk ranch
Main: Wood grilled salmon with celery root and potato puree, Spanish sofrito, and shaved fennel
Dessert: S’mores creme brûlée