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Hyde Park, NY tomorrow for lunch?

adorno Dec 29, 2009 06:18 AM

We're taking my mother-in-law to see the FDR Library tomorrow. I had been hoping to take her for lunch at CIA but it is closed for the holidays. And Twist is dinner only. Any other ideas?

I need something slightly upscale BUT we will also have our 3 year old with us so it needs to be child-friendly. St. Andrews at CIA had been my original plan so something like that would be great. Everyready Diner is at least a notch below what I'm looking for so perhaps that gives the range within which I need something. My other fall back would be Gigi's in Rhinebeck but we know it well and would love something different and lunch there gets us to Hyde Park a bit late.

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    LorenV RE: adorno Dec 29, 2009 06:48 AM

    Hyde Park Brewing Company. Not very upscale but the food is excellent (CIA chefs?) and the house made beers (typically German styles) are usually well above par.

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      byramgirl RE: adorno Dec 29, 2009 06:50 AM

      You can try Les Baux in Millbrook - very small place with good French. And while it's not upscale, La Puerta Azul, also Millbrook, has very good Mexican and a nice eating area around a fireplace.

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        Solstice444 RE: adorno Dec 29, 2009 07:13 AM

        Thai House in Hyde Park is good if you like Thai food, I have had a couple of enjoyable meals there. Although I guess thinking about it, they don't have any kid's menu options. Hyde Park Brewing Company would have items your child would like. Coyote Grill in Poughkeepsie, on Route 9 about 5 minutes south of Hyde Park, is nice with good food, and more upscale than the Everready.

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          mrsdebdav RE: adorno Dec 29, 2009 03:39 PM

          Strongly recommend:

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            k47k RE: adorno Dec 29, 2009 03:49 PM

            Crew in poughkeepsie next to the big beer store (Half Time) just south of IBM might fit the bill better than anything thats been mentioned. Hyde Park Brewery is a great option but i disagree with the poster that said the food is good.

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              hudsonvalleyfoodblog RE: adorno Dec 29, 2009 04:45 PM

              I'd recommend heading up to Terrapin in Rhinebeck NY. They have a formal dining room and also a more casual tavern side. Both offer good food with a nice atmosphere.


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                MisterBill2 RE: hudsonvalleyfoodblog Dec 29, 2009 07:42 PM

                Agreed. I was also going to suggest Terrapin.

                Millbrook seems too far away, unless they need to go back to the Taconic anyway.

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                  hudsonvalleyfoodblog RE: MisterBill2 Dec 30, 2009 09:11 AM

                  Sabrosa is good as well but unfortunately not open for lunch.

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