I will be traveling to the Hudson Valley in a couple of weeks. In preparation, I have reviewed some past Chow posts. The following is a list of some of the more interesting candidates for meals. I would appreciate suggestions and comments based on recent experience.
Thanks to all responders in advance.
Calico Restaurant & Patisserie
Valley Restaurant at the Garrison
Just thought of another great restaurant in Rhinebeck: A Spot of Tea. It's located on the main road in the village across from the barber shop. Authentic British lunch and afternoon tea. Only serves dinner on the weekend (haven't been there for dinner but I think they change to a french menu then).
I just ate at Stissing House last night. It was absolutely wonderful. The food and wine selections are excellent. And, it was closer to Rhinebeck than I thought (20 minutes). Reservations are a must--it was packed.
I like Gigi's much better than Terrapin.
Another good restaurant in Rhinebeck (relatively new) is Sabrosa's--Latin fusion cuisine. It's located on Garden St. across from the health food store.
Personally, I like Gigi over Terrapin. It's a few doors down to the right. Both are good (and Terrapin has a great selection of draft beers) but Gigi is a little nicer -- better decor, more upscale (but not pricier) and nicer food. They do very good pastas and have good specials.