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Poughkeepsie/Hyde Park Dinner for Nine

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Weaver_Cat May 16, 2008 01:18 PM

I'm heading to the east side of the Hudson for my niece's graduation from Vassar next week and need a recommendation for dinner on Saturday night for the family. Can't seem to find much in the way of recent recommendations. I used to live in Kingston, and visit often, but have lost touch with the dining scene in Dutchess.

  1. MisterBill2 May 17, 2008 07:44 AM

    How about Twist in Hyde Park? Pretty good food and you can go shopping at Amish Market after dinner :-).

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      moosesocks May 17, 2008 04:13 PM

      Twist may be a little bit too tight for nine people, as they will have to put tables for 9 people in the middle of the restaurant, unless seating outside is not a problem for the poster and the family.

      I second bob gaj's suggestion. Also Cosimo's on Delafield off Rt. 9 may be another choice. It is plenty spacious and good variety of selections with prices that are more approachable for a big group, if that's a factor.

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      rrems May 16, 2008 07:32 PM

      If you don't mind traveling a bit farther for good food, IMO the best in Dutchess is Madalin's Table in Tivoli.

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        bob gaj May 16, 2008 02:08 PM

        ok. given that it's vassar graduation, anywhere close to vassar will be packed (ie. coppola's, which i don't think is special). and the nine people makes things tough.

        i'd suggest shadows on the hudson, which is a mile or so south of the train station. the food is NOT super great or anything, but it's large, has a great view on the hudson, huge decent desserts, decent drinks, etc. half of their place is a place for weddings, so that will give you an idea of what you're in for.

        if you weren't on a food board, i wouldn't downplay the food as much as i am. but it's really the only place i can think of that can fit nine and fits the occasion.

        website is shadowsonthehudson.com

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