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Feb 23, 2009 11:49 AM

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2009

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2009 (March 22 - April 3)

March 22 through April 3 (Sunday through Friday only) for the largest celebration of culinary riches in the Hudson Valley. Top restaurants in Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Ulster, and Dutchess counties will offer special three-course dinners for $28.09 (plus beverages, tax, and gratuity) and some will also offer special three-course lunches for $20.09.


Is X2O worth it for restaurant week? What other restaurants would you recommend?

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  1. Wow, it's that time of year again! Last year I went to The Bird and Bottle Inn, which I see is not participating this year. I haven't been to many of these places, but I will say that Shadows on the Hudson is probably not worth it. Their food is ok. The atmosphere is probably the best part about Shadows.

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    1. re: Solstice444

      The Bird and Bottle Inn is now participating too.

    2. X2O is one of my favorite restaurants. Haven't been there for restaurant week so I don't know what they change, if anything. Valley in Garrison is also very good. I've been wanting to try Aroma Osteria for awhile, maybe this is the time.

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      1. re: DGresh

        Aroma Osteria is one of the ones I've actually been to. I recommend it! Il Barilotto as well, but I liked Aroma's atmosphere better. Aroma has more of an Italian countryside villa feel, while Il Barilotto is more of a chic cozy bistro feel, more like something you'd find in NYC. All depends on your preference!

        1. re: Solstice444

          Where is Aroma Osteria? Is it Wappingers?

          1. re: BridgetC

            yes, barely off route 9 on the northbound side, north of the water park and south of visconti (?) wine.

        2. re: DGresh

          Last year ,X2O offered the same uninspired RW menu that Restaurant X did the previous year (and last year too), so I cancelled the reservation that I had made. This year, X's menu looks interesting, so I decide to take my chances on X2O since my son wanted to eat there.

          I've also got reservations at 42 and Beso in New Paltz. Need to call Valley and maybe Tavern and make reservations there.

          1. re: MisterBill2

            Is the menu on their website, or did they fax it to you?

            1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

              Never mind, I see X's menu on the HVRW website. Definitely looks more interesting than last year's menu @ X2O... I wonder if it's the same at X2O.

              1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                X2O's menu is up now and it's even more interesting than X (although dessert is missing, but I trust Peter Kelly to come up with desserts I will be interested in eating).

                1. re: MisterBill2

                  Booked for X2O! Can't resist... sounds great. Not many reservations left at peak times, so I would act fast! Thanks for the tip about the menu, MisterBill.

        3. Thanks for posting this. Now I have to figure out where to go!!! Last year we went to John Michaels. I think last year X2O offered things that weren't on their regular menu, but people still enjoyed it.

          1. Awesome! My wife would love to go to Ninas.

            1. Does restaurant week take place in one location or is it all over? How do I make reservations for this? This sounds awesome!!

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              1. re: fancygranola

                FG-Read the web page that the OP provided the link for all your answers.
                Hint: Check out the tabs.