If you have been coming to the Adirondacks long enough, you have been to this place, or one just like it. Before the Northway, there was Route 9, running from Westchester to the Canadian border. Route 9 weaved its way through every town on the map, and every town had a roadside restaurant, maybe two, that looked just like UpRiver Cafe.
Ole Savannah is a nice addition to the Rondout dining landscape, courtesy of the same folks that brought you Mariner’s Harbor and Frank Guido’s Little Italy in uptown Kingston near UPAC. This restaurant is arguably the best of the group, and certainly the one with the nicest views. Our Wednesday night dining crew stopped in a few times for dinner…..
Blu Pointe on the Newburgh Waterfront is the newest addition to the Bonura family’s restaurant empire, and it is arguably the best.
Poughkeepsie’s newest waterfront dining destination is located off Water Street, five hundred feet north of Main Street (and River Station). If the place was any closer to the Hudson you would get wet (which actually happened recently during Hurricane Sandy.)
Le Bistro at the Westport Yacht Club 44 Old Arsenal Road, Westport, NY Reservations: 518-962-8777 www.bistrodulac.com Open for dinner / mid-May through mid-September Le Bistro du Lac’s seasonal opening each summer is an eagerly anticipated Adirondack event. Like farmer’s markets and county fairs, many of our favorite Adirondack dining destinations are only open for a few […]
Swift’s dining room overlooks Beacon Falls on Fishkill Creek. The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls Swift Restaurant 2 East Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Reservations: 845-765-8369 Dinner: Wednesday through Sunday Restaurant Website The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls is perched on the banks of the Fishkill Creek, overlooking Beacon Falls. The restoration of the historic complex of buildings […]
Kingston Rondout Waterfront 11 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401 845-339-6800 Lunch & Dinner, 7 Days www.savonas.com The re-development of the Kingston Rondout waterfront started long before development efforts got underway in neighboring Newburgh and Poughkeepsie. The Kingston planners did a lot of things right (including easy access and lots of free parking), and the Rondout area […]
343 Lakeside Road Newburgh, NY 12550 845-566-7100 Closed Tuesdays www.thelakeviewhouse.com The Lakeview House Restaurant sits on the eastern shore of Orange Lake, a 400 acre lake just west of Newburgh, NY, off of Route 52. It is a picturesque setting; it reminds me of many of the waterfront eateries I frequented growing up on Long […]
Billy Joe’s Ribworks 26 Front Street Newburgh, NY 845 565 1560 www.ribworks.com There is something about the first days of spring that draws people to the river. It is a ritual with my Wednesday night dining companions that we visit the Newburgh waterfront around the same time that the first crocuses appear in the driveway. […]
The Rhinecliff Hotel & Restaurant 4 Grinnell Street Rhinecliff, NY, 12574 Reservations: 845 876 0590 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – 7 Days Brunch on Weekends, Late Bar Menu www.therhinecliff.com Amazing what $5 mil will get you. If you have not had a chance to see the restored Rhinecliff Hotel, overlooking the Hudson River at the […]