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Annandale-on-Hudson and environs

Adam Stephanides Jul 28, 2000 08:32 PM

I will probably be driving up to Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, sometime in the next couple of weeks. Are there any not-to-be-missed places in the vicinity or on the way?


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    LJW Aug 10, 2000 08:16 AM

    Nothing overwhelmingly exciting but some nice places: in Tivoli Stoney Creek always feels good to be in and the food is often good; Thursday nite is a good time; not too crowded and good wine discounts; ask owner Peter Seidman to recommend...He really knows and enjoys wine. There's also Cafe Pongo - more crowded and smaller portions and better quality would be better, I think. In Rhinebeck - Opus 40 has good word of mouth. Cripple Creek is very good and very NYC'ish. Le Petit Bistro pleasant; Across the river in Kingston -

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      Adam Stephanides Aug 4, 2000 11:48 PM

      Thanks for the tips. I wound up eating at Terrapin, mainly because I saw a free paper with an ad for it which had directions, and I remembered seeing it recommended in the April thread. It was good, though I wouldn't make a trip from NYC just to eat there. The best dish I had was a special of gnocchi with locally-grown chanterelles and foie gras in a sage cream sauce.


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        Ivan Stoler Jul 29, 2000 09:14 PM

        I went to Bard in the early 80's and still go back on occasion during apple season. Drive 4-5 miles north of Bard on 9G? to Tivoli. It's supposed to have some good places now. Also, Rhinbeck has the upscale places an area like the Hudson Valley is becoming known for.

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          steve Aug 2, 2000 04:16 PM

          Adam, scroll down this board to April, "Good restaurants in the Rhinebeck area". there's listings and discussions of restaurants in Tivoli, Red Hook and Rhinebeck.

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