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Wappinger / Fishkill Restaurants

We live in Florida, but will be closing on a second home in Fishkill in a few weeks. Since we will be remodeling the kitchen in our new house, need recomendations for good food in the area. We enjoy all cuisines and any price range is okay. An hour drive in any direction is fine, as I can't wait to explore the area more - it is just beautiful up there. We already are fans of Aroma Osteria, but after that have no clue. Has anyone eaten at Via Nove on Route 9? Any other recs are greatly appreciated.

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  1. An hour in any direction? OK

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    1. re: pinenutswitheverything

      Thank you. I'm starting my list and will try them all.

    2. it has been a while, but I've enjoyed meals at Via Nove, I remember the pasta and seafood both being very fresh. The chinese place near Hanafords, I think maybe in Wappinger, is really good. For casual bar food, Michael's Sports Bar has good burgers/wings etc. Hudson's has good ribs/steaks. I've never had a bad meal at the 84 diner

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      1. re: mom2

        We've had breakfast at the 84 Diner and it was good. The rest go on my list. Thanks.

      2. mckinney and doyle in pawling...big w's bar-b-q on rte. 22 in wingdale!!!!!!

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        1. re: corky

          Mmmm. Yes. A southern girl has got to have her BBQ. Thanks.

          1. re: corky

            McKinney & Doyle is especially great for Sunday brunch!

          2. Don't forget to try the Culinary Institute - maybe half hour north on Rt 9. Just north of Poughkeepsie. While it maybe not what it used to be - it is still well worth a visit or two for any CH.
            Haven't been there yet but have heard good things about a new Indian restaurant in Fishkill.
            Also, head on up to Rhinebeck about an hour north for Terrapin, and Sabrosa - new latin place, very nice, among others.

            1. Has anyone tried either of the new restaurants in Beacon yet- Tonique or Cafe Amarcord?
              We do like Brothers in Beacon when we want something more casual than Aroma Osteria.

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              1. re: Leslie

                Ooooh. Thank you all for the suggestions. I thought we might be moving into a culinary wasteland area - with NYC our nearest food haven. I am glad to see that there are some nice spots closer. Can't wait to get up there and go exploring.

                1. re: Mothership

                  there's enough places up here; if you're not spoiled by a nyc/san fran type of food environment, you can be quite happy. search for poughkeepsie, new paltz, newburgh on here - there's a bunch of suggestions (and beacon) - other stuff not in those posts:

                  mozz - cold spring farmer's mkt saturdays, popovich provisions (as good as hoboken!)
                  steak - schlesinger's, new windsor
                  the would - highland
                  some people love cosimo's pizza in newburgh...they also own a place in marlboro.

                  aroma is supposed to be near the best of the best up here (i haven't been), but things have changed for the better.

                  1. re: bob gaj

                    The Newburg Waterfront area has several places (I think it's called Front Street), a few of the names that come to mind is Cena 2000, Torches, The River Grille and I know their is a place there called the Blue Martini but I have never been so I'm not sure if they have a fulll menu or just drinks with a light menu. To go on a nice wiarm day and sit outside at one of these places is well worth the trip, the views are beautiful. Also the Aroma Osteria has a sister restaurant in Fishkill but right now I can't think of the name of it, but it is right in the little village (off of Rt.9) not sure but I think the road is called route 52. Also I have been to a restaurant up there that is good if you are just looking for a meat and potatoes type meal in a casual atmosphere called Greenbuam and Gillhoughys (not sure of the spelling of the last name), we had a nice prime rib dinner there a couple years back. Oh, I just though of another one, some people we know had been up in the Poughkeepsie area a couple weeks ago and they went to a restuarant called Shadows that they really enjoyed, I believe it is also near the river. The place itself is supposed to be beautiful. Just note, you may want to go early because it turns into a bar scene later in the evening.

                  2. re: Mothership

                    The Hudson Valley is a great food destination. Our region has the largest concentration of world-class chefs and restaurants outside of a major city. Plus there are great food stores that you won't find in the city.

                    1. re: hudsonvalleyfoodblog

                      And I am looking forward to discovering them all... I have a nice list of restaurants to start with - perhaps you could elaborate on the food shopping situation. Thanks for any input - I have a list I have been carrying back and forth to New York with me.

                      1. re: Mothership

                        There is a place called Adam's which you have to check out. They only have locations in Newburgh, Poughkeepse and Kingston. There has been a rumor that they were going to open a new location in Wappingers on rt 9. They had to deal with some wetland issues so no progress has been made. It's a fantastic grocery store with tons of local meat and produce.

                        There is a Deli off rt 9 called Joe's that is very good. They have all the italian deli items you'd expect plus a good selection of cheeses and other hard to find items like demi-glace, duck and sometimes truffles.

                        You should also check out East Fishkill Provisions Smoke Haus & Deli. They make all their own cold colds on site.

                        1. re: hudsonvalleyfoodblog

                          East Fishkill Provisions Smoke Haus & Deli -- is that the place on Route 52?

                          They have THE most delicious wursts.

                          1. re: dolores

                            Yes whenever im in that neck of the woods I get their house smoked bacon. It is greatttttttttttttttt

                            1. re: luv2eatct

                              Yes, I think there on one on 52 and another one on 82. It's so hard to find a place that makes their own cold cuts. We really do have some great food vendors in this area.

                          2. re: hudsonvalleyfoodblog

                            I've been to Joes - WOW, what a meatball parmigiana. Really tasty. I will definitely try East Fishkill provisions when my kitchen is finished. Thanks.

                            1. re: Mothership

                              Joe's is also a very good butcher. They take special orders as well. This past weekend I was able to order 6 bone-in pork chops to my desired thinkness. It's places like this that makes me love this area of NY. You aren't stuck doing all your shopping at some giant supermarket.