Guidebook for the Lower Hudson Valley

Yvette & Phil
Guidebook for the Lower Hudson Valley

Food Scene

A locals favorite for consistently good food and service. It sits on Orange Lake so go early and request a table by the window to enjoy the sunset. Has a small patio that is open during the warmer weather with live music.
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Lakeview House
343 Lakeside Road
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A locals favorite for consistently good food and service. It sits on Orange Lake so go early and request a table by the window to enjoy the sunset. Has a small patio that is open during the warmer weather with live music.
A farm to table restaurant with a creative cocktail menu onsite at Buttermilk Inn and Spa. Good for lunch, dinner or brunch. Go early and walk the beautiful grounds.
Henry's at the Farm
220 North Road
A farm to table restaurant with a creative cocktail menu onsite at Buttermilk Inn and Spa. Good for lunch, dinner or brunch. Go early and walk the beautiful grounds.
Delicious cafe and bakery in the tiny town of Milton. A great breakfast/lunch stop if going to the Walkway Over the Hudson.
Frida's Bakery and Cafe
26 Main Street
Delicious cafe and bakery in the tiny town of Milton. A great breakfast/lunch stop if going to the Walkway Over the Hudson.
Enjoy contemporary German food and traditional favorites in a quaint country setting. Lots of beers on tap and a garden to sit and relax in. Go during the nice weather and sit on the porch over looking the Shawangunk ridge and apple orchards. Million dollar view! They also have a little bakery counter onsite. Take goodies to go!
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Gunk Haus
387 South Street
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Enjoy contemporary German food and traditional favorites in a quaint country setting. Lots of beers on tap and a garden to sit and relax in. Go during the nice weather and sit on the porch over looking the Shawangunk ridge and apple orchards. Million dollar view! They also have a little bakery counter onsite. Take goodies to go!
Enjoy a downtown NYC vibe on a revitalized street in the city of Newburgh. Get away from the waterfront crowds, just up hill across from Washington Headquarters. The menu is French/American inspired and owner/chef is CIA trained. Foodies will not be disappointed for a nice night out.
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Liberty Street Bistro
97 Liberty St
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Enjoy a downtown NYC vibe on a revitalized street in the city of Newburgh. Get away from the waterfront crowds, just up hill across from Washington Headquarters. The menu is French/American inspired and owner/chef is CIA trained. Foodies will not be disappointed for a nice night out.
Yummy cafe for breakfast or lunch on Main Street in Beacon. Locally sourced ingredients and large menu. Often busy so be prepared to wait.
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Beacon Bread Company
193 Main Street
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Yummy cafe for breakfast or lunch on Main Street in Beacon. Locally sourced ingredients and large menu. Often busy so be prepared to wait.
Casual, family friendly BBQ restaurant on the river. Inside and outside dining, can't beat the views. In the evening they sometimes have live music/entertainment.
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Billy Joe's Ribworks
26 Front Street
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Casual, family friendly BBQ restaurant on the river. Inside and outside dining, can't beat the views. In the evening they sometimes have live music/entertainment.
Upscale restaurant on the water front in Newburgh. Large menu with lots of meat and fish choices. Available for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. For brunch they have full breakfast/lunch buffet for $29.95. Go for the carving table. Gorgeous views with indoor and outdoor seating. Reservations recommended.
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Blu Pointe
120 Front Street
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Upscale restaurant on the water front in Newburgh. Large menu with lots of meat and fish choices. Available for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. For brunch they have full breakfast/lunch buffet for $29.95. Go for the carving table. Gorgeous views with indoor and outdoor seating. Reservations recommended.
Casual seafood restaurant on the Newburgh waterfront. Beautiful views and daily fish specials.
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Captain Jake's River House
40 Front St
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Casual seafood restaurant on the Newburgh waterfront. Beautiful views and daily fish specials.
Make a reservation one of the 4 restaurants operated by the culinary students as part of their training. The campus is full of history, beautiful grounds with sweeping views of the Hudson. Daily tours are available if reservations made in advance.
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The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
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Make a reservation one of the 4 restaurants operated by the culinary students as part of their training. The campus is full of history, beautiful grounds with sweeping views of the Hudson. Daily tours are available if reservations made in advance.
Contemporary spin on tacos and bowels with beautiful river views and handcrafted cocktails. Go for happy hour!
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Hudson Taco
27 S. Water St
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Contemporary spin on tacos and bowels with beautiful river views and handcrafted cocktails. Go for happy hour!
Fine dining American cuisine in nicely remodeled historical building. Perfect for date night. On Main Street in Fishkill where you can walk to other bars/restaurants for a pre or post dinner cocktail.
Sotano
1036 Main Street
Fine dining American cuisine in nicely remodeled historical building. Perfect for date night. On Main Street in Fishkill where you can walk to other bars/restaurants for a pre or post dinner cocktail.
Enjoy the Art Deco decor and the small, eclectic southern/Cajun menu located in the heart of the city of Newburgh as part of it’s gentrification project.
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Mama Roux
96 Broadway
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Enjoy the Art Deco decor and the small, eclectic southern/Cajun menu located in the heart of the city of Newburgh as part of it’s gentrification project.
Long time, local favorite with a rich history. Cozy bar and dining room with a tasty menu and specialty cocktails. They also have outdoor patio seating.
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North Plank Road Tavern
30 Plank Road
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Long time, local favorite with a rich history. Cozy bar and dining room with a tasty menu and specialty cocktails. They also have outdoor patio seating.
Small cafe in the tiny hamlet of Gardiner. They serve locally sourced food for breakfast and lunch. A great stop if visiting wineries in Gardiner, Minnewaska, Wallkill Valley Rail Trail or the Ranch. It’s very popular so there is often a wait.
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Cafe Mio
2356 U.S. 44
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Small cafe in the tiny hamlet of Gardiner. They serve locally sourced food for breakfast and lunch. A great stop if visiting wineries in Gardiner, Minnewaska, Wallkill Valley Rail Trail or the Ranch. It’s very popular so there is often a wait.
Restaurant/bar located off the runway at a private airport. They have a large menu with something for everyone, a local favorite. A large patio for outdoor seating and plenty of indoor tables, both can accommodate larger groups. Thursday is prime rib night, they often have live music and on Fridays you can watch the skydivers jump while sipping a cocktail.
Nu-Cavu
857 Plains Rd
Restaurant/bar located off the runway at a private airport. They have a large menu with something for everyone, a local favorite. A large patio for outdoor seating and plenty of indoor tables, both can accommodate larger groups. Thursday is prime rib night, they often have live music and on Fridays you can watch the skydivers jump while sipping a cocktail.
Want pizza or Italian take out try Frank’s and they deliver. I prefer the meals over the pizza but both are good. Our favorites are the lasagna and spaghetti carbonara.
Frank's
154 South Plank Road
Want pizza or Italian take out try Frank’s and they deliver. I prefer the meals over the pizza but both are good. Our favorites are the lasagna and spaghetti carbonara.
My favorite pizza in the area. Great option for casual pizza/Italian takeout/delivery. They also have a small dining area.
Leo's
1431 NY-300
My favorite pizza in the area. Great option for casual pizza/Italian takeout/delivery. They also have a small dining area.
In the mood for Chinese take out? This is our favorite in the area. They don’t deliver but only 10 minutes away to pick up.
Green Garden
88 North Plank Road
In the mood for Chinese take out? This is our favorite in the area. They don’t deliver but only 10 minutes away to pick up.
Up scale Italian restaurant in the village of Fishkill. Has a city vibe, cool bar and chic interior decor. Food is yummy and some fancy craft cocktails.
Il Figlio Enoteca
992 Main Street
Up scale Italian restaurant in the village of Fishkill. Has a city vibe, cool bar and chic interior decor. Food is yummy and some fancy craft cocktails.
Lively, fun, casual Columbian restaurant. Good for families and groups and has a bakery with your Columbian favorites in the back if you want to grab something to go.
Noches de Colombia Newburgh
16 North Plank Road
Lively, fun, casual Columbian restaurant. Good for families and groups and has a bakery with your Columbian favorites in the back if you want to grab something to go.

Drinks & Nightlife

Great venue for live music and something to eat. Perfect place for Sunday brunch. They are located in the village of Marlboro. They have outdoor seating and music stage overlooking the creek.
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The Falcon
1348 U.S. 9W
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Great venue for live music and something to eat. Perfect place for Sunday brunch. They are located in the village of Marlboro. They have outdoor seating and music stage overlooking the creek.
Enjoy local beer, wine, and craft cocktails in a converted barn at Wright’s Farm. They are only open on Saturday and Sunday from 4pm - 7pm with live music and light snacks. Stop for a pre dinner cocktail or on your way home from a day of hiking.
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Gardiner Brewing Company
699 NY-208
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Enjoy local beer, wine, and craft cocktails in a converted barn at Wright’s Farm. They are only open on Saturday and Sunday from 4pm - 7pm with live music and light snacks. Stop for a pre dinner cocktail or on your way home from a day of hiking.
Casual, lively brewery and taproom with 70 beers to choose from and large food menu. Often have live music and host a trivia night each week. Large picnic tables good for socializing and groups.
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Newburgh Brewing Company
88 South Colden Street
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Casual, lively brewery and taproom with 70 beers to choose from and large food menu. Often have live music and host a trivia night each week. Large picnic tables good for socializing and groups.
Small pub located on the artsy Liberty Street. Serves classic pub food and loads of beers on tap. Often have live music and the burgers are delicious if looking for a good burger.
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The Wherehouse
119 Liberty Street
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Small pub located on the artsy Liberty Street. Serves classic pub food and loads of beers on tap. Often have live music and the burgers are delicious if looking for a good burger.

Arts & Culture

The old Nabisco box factory has been beautifully restored for artwork and installations for art lovers!
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Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman St
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The old Nabisco box factory has been beautifully restored for artwork and installations for art lovers!
One of the world leading sculpture parks with 100 structures over 500 acres. They are open seasonal so check schedules online. They also offer a bike rentals option. On a personal note I lived on this street growing up so I enjoyed it on a daily basis!! :-)
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Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd
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One of the world leading sculpture parks with 100 structures over 500 acres. They are open seasonal so check schedules online. They also offer a bike rentals option. On a personal note I lived on this street growing up so I enjoyed it on a daily basis!! :-)

Shopping

Shoppers paradise...hundreds of designer outlet stores. It gets very busy, go early to avoid the crowds.
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Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
498 Red Apple Court
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Shoppers paradise...hundreds of designer outlet stores. It gets very busy, go early to avoid the crowds.
Because sometimes you just need a Target!!
Target
50 New York 17K
Because sometimes you just need a Target!!
What is better than books and beverages?! This sweet little book store that also serves a large variety of beers, wine and a light food menu. Browse books while enjoy your favorite drink.
The Barking Goose
16 North Plank Road
What is better than books and beverages?! This sweet little book store that also serves a large variety of beers, wine and a light food menu. Browse books while enjoy your favorite drink.

Essentials

Is the closest recommended full service grocery store.
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Price Chopper
39 North Plank Road
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Is the closest recommended full service grocery store.
The best wine and liquor store in the area. A huge selection with a knowledgeable, helpful staff. They carry some local wines as well.
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Mid Valley Wine & Liquor
39 North Plank Road
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The best wine and liquor store in the area. A huge selection with a knowledgeable, helpful staff. They carry some local wines as well.
Local farm market / grocery store, good for fresh product, meat, fish and cheeses. They also have a yummy bakery onsite.
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Adams Fairacre Farms
1240 New York 300
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Local farm market / grocery store, good for fresh product, meat, fish and cheeses. They also have a yummy bakery onsite.

Getting Around

Train to/from Grand Central Station. Approximately 15 minutes from the house on the Hudson line to the Beacon station.
MTA Police District 7 Beacon
7-11 Beekman St
Train to/from Grand Central Station. Approximately 15 minutes from the house on the Hudson line to the Beacon station.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
451 Fishkill Avenue

Wineries

Beautiful old winery with a stunning view of the Hudson Valley. Large tasting room and tables (inside and outside) to picnic or enjoy a glass of wine. On the weekends they often have freshly made pizza and some baked goods. Wines are good too! Very close to the apartment.
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Benmarl Winery
156 Highland Avenue
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Beautiful old winery with a stunning view of the Hudson Valley. Large tasting room and tables (inside and outside) to picnic or enjoy a glass of wine. On the weekends they often have freshly made pizza and some baked goods. Wines are good too! Very close to the apartment.
Local winery close to the apartment. Good wines in a rustic atmosphere with fun, creative wine names and labels. Nice view.
Glorie Farm Winery
40 Mountain Road
Local winery close to the apartment. Good wines in a rustic atmosphere with fun, creative wine names and labels. Nice view.
Winery with small tasting room and outdoor space. Go to taste or grab a bottle and enjoy the view. The whites and rose are my preference over the reds.
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Nostrano Vineyards
14 Gala Lane
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Winery with small tasting room and outdoor space. Go to taste or grab a bottle and enjoy the view. The whites and rose are my preference over the reds.
My favorite winery in the area , about 30 minutes from the house heading toward Minnewaska State Park. One of the largest vineyards in the Hudson Valley with lots of varietals and a small tasting room. Stunning view of the Shawnagunk Ridge from the deck. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the view with a bottle of your favorite wine.
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Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery
331 Mckinstry Road
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My favorite winery in the area , about 30 minutes from the house heading toward Minnewaska State Park. One of the largest vineyards in the Hudson Valley with lots of varietals and a small tasting room. Stunning view of the Shawnagunk Ridge from the deck. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the view with a bottle of your favorite wine.
Nice size tasting room with something for everyone. Large deck and outdoor space with fire pit. Kid friendly with a bounce house and they often have live music on the weekend. They also have a small selection of snacks to purchase.
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Robibero Winery
714 Albany Post Road
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Nice size tasting room with something for everyone. Large deck and outdoor space with fire pit. Kid friendly with a bounce house and they often have live music on the weekend. They also have a small selection of snacks to purchase.
Family winery with a rich history with gorgeous gardens. Plenty of outdoor picnic tables but you can also bring a blanket/chairs and picnic on the lawn. Known for Friday night pasta night, on Saturday and Sunday that have a light menu with paninis and flat breads. They often have live music. A great way to spend an afternoon. Try the rose!!
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Magnanini Winery, Restaurant & Distillery
172 Strawridge Road
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Family winery with a rich history with gorgeous gardens. Plenty of outdoor picnic tables but you can also bring a blanket/chairs and picnic on the lawn. Known for Friday night pasta night, on Saturday and Sunday that have a light menu with paninis and flat breads. They often have live music. A great way to spend an afternoon. Try the rose!!