Spring has sprung! It’s time to head outdoors and dine al fresco (weather permitting). Try these suggested dining destinations — Hudson Valley restaurants that make the most of local seasonal ingredients and options to match every mood and palate. After a tough year, it can also bring a welcome lift to both you and the restaurants.
Don’t miss a perfect blend of BBQ spices and rubs
If you’re longing for the perfect blend of American and Caribbean flavors, make Butchy’s BBQ your go-to destination.
Try our specialties — slow smoked brisket and pulled pork with our house-made dry-rub spices and BBQ sauces; fresh summer salads; Butchy’s Burger, and our new pulled pork and brisket quesadillas. Through spring and summer, we’ll feature special bakes, including lobster and steak bakes, clam bakes, fish fries with red snapper on the grill or deep fried, and chicken bakes of all styles — fried, baked, jerk, you name it! Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for bake dates, times, and instructions for purchasing food tickets. We also accept Marist Money for faculty and students. Open Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 8 pm and Thursdays through Sundays, noon to 8 pm.
From family farm to family table
Enjoy the robust flavors of one of the Hudson Valley’s favorite Italian. Cosimo’s Brick Oven offers new world Italian and a locally sourced menu with wood-fired cooking. We offer comfortably spaced and stylish, indoor and outdoor dining areas at all four locations, or you can order online or by phone for takeout and delivery. Ask about our on-premise party packages and our weekly Family Dinner Tuesdays!
Cosimo’s Brick Oven
Poughkeepsie, Middletown, Newburgh, Woodbury
Freshest meals day and night
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 now open for outside dining, indoor dining, delivery (DoorDash and GrubHub) and online ordering. For more details, visit our websites: dineatredline.com or dailyplanetdiner.com
Daily Planet Diner, Lagrangeville
Red Line Diner, Fishkill
Stay comfortable with scratch-made comfort food
At Gracie’s, we offer scratch-made classic American comfort foods. We bake all of our breads, pastries, and desserts in our in-house bakery, make all of our own condiments like ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise, grind our own beef for our burgers (using local beef!), and we even make our own American cheese! We also 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. We are currently open for limited service dine-in, online ordering, takeout, and curbside pickup.
Try a new dining destination
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 and you have one of the most anticipated restaurant openings for 2021!
Farm-fresh spirits, live music, and a food truck
A cocktail bar located in an old barn nestled among 23 acres of farmland. Our branch location features farm-fresh cocktails, beer, spirits, wine, cider, outdoor seating, and a food truck. Order online for shipping throughout New York State. Open Friday through Sunday.
Orange County Distillery at Brown Barn Farms
Food from the heart
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 all day, live music, wine dinners, comedy nights, female impersonator shows, and more!
Pamela’s on the Hudson
Sample spirits, tours, and tastings
Visit this mountainside craft distillery for tours, tastings, and cocktails made with premium craft spirits. The timber frame tasting room, bluestone patio, and spacious grounds allow you to discover artisan distilling while surrounded by field and forest. Spirits are made in small batches from locally sourced grains, pure Catskill Mountain water, and berries or flowers foraged from their extensive woodland. Feeling adventurous? Hike off trail through the hemlocks in the neighboring state forest preserve.
Rock Valley Spirits
Where craft meets history
We produce a rotating line-up of well-balanced beers, ranging from traditional ales and lagers to trending styles like IPAs and sours. Our brewpub offers all our beer on tap along with seasonal, wood-fired food made 100% from scratch. We’re located in a restored mercantile building that dates back to 1850, with a spacious dining room that features an octagonal bar surrounding a vintage grain hopper. Dog-friendly outdoor seating is available on our patio and wraparound deck.
Roe Jan Brewing Company
The season for the Original NY-Style BBQ
With passion, we craft our own authentic recipes, rubs, and artisan flavors highlighted through exclusively wood-smoked meats at our location in the Village of Rhinebeck. Currently, our entire menu is available for takeout and we’re including our homemade soup complimentary with every order. Try our signature combo platters and family takeout packages. BBQ is the best for takeout.
Smoky Rock BBQ
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