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A Fan Favorite

Local Farm-to-Plate Dining

Swoon KitchenBar

What They Are about

Swoon Kitchenbar, Hudson Valley's first farm-to-plate restaurant, is located in an early 19th C. building in Hudson, NY. Its culinary philosophy is about celebrating the freshest, highest quality food the beautiful region has to offer. Since 2004, its ever-changing, new American fare and extensive wine list has set the standard for fine dining in the Hudson area. Swoon offers professional service, warm hospitality in a relaxed yet stylish space with soaring ceilings and freshly cut flowers, anchored by an impressive, long bar.

What sets the cuisine apart is an unwavering attention to detail by its talented husband-and-wife team – chefs Jeff Gimmel and Nina Bachinsky Gimmel – to the sourcing of ingredients and preparation of each dish. Because of the Gimmels’ dedication to sourcing locally, the dishes change slightly every day, so the menus are printed daily.

Swoon boasts two food- and beverage-focused events, Dollar Oyster Fridays and Burger Thursdays, which are popular, permanent mainstays. Burger Thursdays offer a ½ pound of Kinderhook Farm all natural grass-fed beef, served on a house made bun, house made tater tots, and spicy aioli. Dollar Oyster Fridays, or "buck a shuck" from 4 to 6PM, features the freshest oysters in town. Our East Beach Blondes, shipped daily from Rhode Island, are silky and smooth with a mild, salty flavor.

Notable dishes include Crispy Artichokes, Chicken Liver Mousse, Steamed Littleneck Clams, Shoestring Fries, Beet Salad, Spice Rubbed Hanger Steak, as well as vegetarian, salmon, cod, duck, risotto, and pasta dishes, which change frequently based on the bounty the Hudson Valley has to offer. The Bread Board features a selection of breads baked in the wood-burning oven of sister restaurant Le Perche, and the Cheese Plate is a perfect, indulgent sharing option - either to start or finish the meal.

Swoon is open Wednesday through Sunday, and offers Lunch/Brunch and Dinner menus, as well as a renowned cocktail list including the thirst-quenching Health Margarita, as well as two delicious NA cocktails. As to the "killer wine list," it was recently lauded by Eric Asimov, The New York Times' wine writer, as one of the best in the Hudson Valley.

Our Notes 

  • Farm-to-Plate Philosophy: Fresh, local ingredients with a daily-changing menu.

  • Historic Location: Housed in a charming 19th-century building on Warren Street, Hudson, NY.

  • Private Events: Elegant upstairs dining area for weddings, business meetings, and private parties, featuring a full bar and oyster bar.

  • Friday Oyster Special: Fresh oysters with classic accompaniments, served at the dedicated oyster bar.

  • Thursday Burger Special: Gourmet burgers with high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, and regularly hosted burger nights.

  • Anniversary Monthly Prix Fixe Dinners: Curated monthly dinners celebrating the restaurant’s anniversary. May "Asparagus", June "Cherry & Strawberry", July "Tomato", August             "Chile Pepper", September "Mushroom", October "Squash"

  • Seasonal Events: Hosts food and wine events, festive holiday celebrations, and more.

  • Acclaimed Cuisine: Praised by The New York Times for blending city-trained chefs with Hudson Valley ingredients.

  • Sustainability Commitment: Support for local agriculture and sustainable practices.

  • Cozy Atmosphere: Warm, inviting ambiance that makes guests feel at home.

  • Active Social Media: Engages with guests through updates, events, and the latest news.

Swoon KitchenBar

340 Warren Street

Hudson, New York


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