Poughkeepsie/Hyde Park Dinner for Nine
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.
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.
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