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Top Eat & Drink Picks: Winter Edition

Looking for the best restaurants to dine during those crisp autumn days and frigid winter nights around the Hudson Valley this upcoming season? Looking to cozy by a crackling fire with hot cocoa in hand or a fine cocktail? These are our top picks on places to dine around the region in a variety of locals sure to satisfy every palate.





Bridge View Tavern (226 Beekman Ave, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591)

Located just outside the center of the charming town of Sleepy Hollow and set in a rustic tavern local, Bridge View Tavern offers up classic gastropub dishes with mouthwatering burgers and delicious sandwiches. Known locally for their wide selection of craft beers and microbrews, this place is sure to delight. Grab a table by the window to take in the sweeping views of the Hudson and the nearby Cuomo Bridge, hence the name of the establishment. For business hours and more information be sure to visit bridgeviewtavern.com


RiverMarket Bar and Kitchen (127 W Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591)

This contemporary eatery serves up fresh farm to table cuisine with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. RiverMarket Bar and Kitchen is the purveyor of New American fare including an on-site gourmet market shop selling local products and produce in an eco-friendly space. Be sure to reserve a table in advance, especially on weekends when space is limited for their incredible Sunday Brunch. The eggs benedict are a personal favorite of mine! For business hours and reservations be sure to visit rivermarketbarandkitchen.com


Hudson Hil’s Cafe (129-131 Main St, Cold Spring, NY 10516)

This local favorite is known for weekend crowds and delicious gourmet dining in a casual rustic local. Serving up classic comfort food and a popular Sunday Brunch, this place is happening! Hudson Hil’s Cafe is the ideal choice when visiting the charming town of Cold Spring and is set ideally on Main Street, the hub of it all. Sit inside and cozy up with a plate of eggs or a sandwich, the choice is yours! For business hours and more be sure to visit hudsonhils.com


Liberty Public House (6417 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572)

Located in a classic Victorian Era space, this 1860 property is home a local favorite, the Liberty Public House. Serving up American comfort food with a focus on local ingredients, you’ll find just what you were looking for here. Just steps away from the hub of East Market St in the quaint town of Rhinebeck, everything is at your fingertips. For business hours and more be sure to visit libertyrhinebeck.com


Fetch Warwick (48 Main St, Warwick, NY 10990)

This lively pub serves up classic American comfort food in an inviting rustic space. Fetch Warwick was named after a dog phrase to symbolize visitors coming back time again for the wide array of quality food options here. Grab a cocktail at the bar or a table with friends and loved ones! This place is sure to delight. Located in the heart of Warwick, everything is within walking distance. For business hours and more information, be sure to visit fetchbarandgrill.com


Ole Savannah (100 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401)

Located the quaint waterfront area of Kingston, Ole Savannah is known for its BBQ, cajun dishes, and gumbo in a casual rustic space. Known for their exquisite dishes and warm hospitality, this place is sure to impress. Just a short walk away you’ll find the Waterfront District of Kingston with plenty to see and do and sweeping views of Rondout Creek and the Hudson River. For business hours and more be sure to visit olesavannah.com


Painter’s (266 Hudson St, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY 12520)

Located in a laidback artsy local, Painter’s offers up classic comfort food and late-night fare in an artistic bohemian atmosphere. You’ll also find local art exhibitions on select dates throughout the year which is a unique find! Dine amongst local artwork and be forever captivated by the power of the imagination! For business hours or questions on the art expo dates, be sure to visit painters-restaurant.com


Croton Grille (140 Grand St, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520)

A classic choice for American comfort food in a creative rustic space. Grab a cheeseburger or seasoned french fries with an added touch on herbs. Croton Grille is your place for all things comfort food and more! For business hours and more information, be sure to visit crotongrille.com


Cold Spring Depot (1 Depot Square, Cold Spring, NY 10516)

Cozy quarters and historic vibes make the Cold Spring Depot truly unique. Located adjacent to the train path, you can often hear the rumbling sound and horn of the train from time to time, a famous occurrence during your visit there. But you’ll also find classic comfort food and warm hospitality and service. For business hours and more information be sure to visit coldspringdepot.com


The Twisted Oak (61 Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591)

This quaint upscale bistro serves up classic American cuisine and comfort food in a unique atmosphere. Chef-inspired dishes greet your plate with an emphasis on local ingredients and fresh fare. Be sure to reserve a table in advance for weekend dates as they book up fast. For business hours and more information, be sure to visit thetwistedoakny.com


Wm Farmer & Sons (20 S Front St, Hudson, NY 12534

This rustic-chic New American eatery offers classic American comfort food with a contemporary twist. With modern tavern decor and an inviting warm atmosphere, you’ll find everything from mouthwatering sandwiches to specialty plates. For business hours and more information be sure to visit wmfarmersandsons.com


Swoon Kitchen bar (340 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534)

This upscale eatery offers unique one-of-a-kind New American dishes in a thoughtfully curated and designed space. You’ll almost feel like you’re sitting in a fine Parisian cafe on the Left Bank right in the Hudson Valley. Locally owned by a husband and wife, they strive to bring the freshest ingredients from around the region to your plate. For business hours and more be sure to visit swoonkitchenbar.com


Ship to Shore (15 W Strand St, Kingston, NY 12401)

This inventive New American bistro offers up eclectic seafood dishes and plenty more in a warm rustic tavern space. Located steps away from the notable waterfront, you’ll enjoy fresh local ingredients and tasteful decor in this casual spot. For business hours and other inquiries be sure to visit shiptoshorehudsonvalley.com


The Anchor (744 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401)

If you’re craving a cheeseburger, this is your place! The Anchor offers up classic American comfort food in a casual tavern space in a pub atmosphere. Lots of choices for appetizers and always room for dessert. For more information be sure to visit theanchorkingston.com


Peck’s Arcade (217 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180)

This fine-dining eatery features globally sourced American cuisine in a warm inviting space. It’s a lively spot with a bar and rustic wood decor. For business hours and more information be sure to visit pecksarcade.com


Illium Cafe & Bistro (9 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180)

This quaint corner cafe serves up breakfast options, espresso and coffee blends, plenty of sandwiches, paninis, and more! Set in a casual rustic space, it’s the ideal spot to sit down and have a cup of coffee with friends or be productive and get some work done. The choice is yours! For business hours and more be sure to visit illiumcafe.com


The Hudson Valley is sure to delight and impress with a wide selection of places to eat and unique finds for the discerning palate. Check out our Eat and Drink section of our website for over 300 different restaurants to try this winter season. Bon Appetit!


Did we miss anything in our guide? Be sure to comment below!