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I'll be heading upstate for a long weekend, staying at Bear Mountain and touring around to the north without a set itinerary -- possibly as far up as Kingston and down the east bank of the river. I'd really appreciate any recommendations for the following:

Bakeries/breakfast near Bear Mountain.

Birthday dinner or lunch anywhere as far up as Kingston or over to Red Hook -- would love to find a place with delicious, simple fare in a pretty setting -- my budget limit is in the mid-twenties for mains. It's for this coming Saturday so it would need to be a place where I can get a reservation on short notice.

Thanks very much!

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  1. Been a while since I've been up there for food but...I was in Cold Spring last summer and had a great early dinner at Brasserie Le Bouchon. Is that too far?

    Anyway, v good and surprising French-themed food. Great moules. Decent steak frites as well.

    1. All I can tell you is that I wouldn't look south to the Northern Westchester area for bakeries because there are none to speak of, I agree with BAFU, I think Cold Spring could be a target area for you. Going north I have been to Terrapin in Rhinebeck, NY which I believe is just south of Red Hook. That was very good and they also have a wonderful tapas menu........ http://www.terrapinrestaurant.com/men...

      1. Thank you BAFU and GIOny...those both look like interesting picks, and both on my price point. Much appreciated!

        1. If you go up 9D north from the Bear Mountain bridge to Garrison (about 5 miles or so), you'll see Garrison Market on the left side. They have some great baked goods there. I'm partial to their chocolate babka. They also have excellent wraps and sandwiches for lunch. I think they might be open for breakfast as well. I do know that they have Jane's ice cream....good stuff.

          Flatiron Grill in Red Hook is very good for dinner:

          http://flatironsteakhouse.com/

          I don't think you'll need reservations, but the ambiance is really nice...modern, but cozy. I've had their roasted shrimp scampi, steak (I don't remember which cut), and mac 'n' cheese. All very good. Have a great birthday weekend!

          1. I.m a big Cold Spring advocate! Great town with great food. Favorite breakfast place is The Foundry they serve breakfast only until 11am. Prices are very reasonable. A MUST HAVE are the belgian waffles.... definately big enough for two!