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Sep 2, 2012 12:50 PM

Cold Spring, NY - where to eat, what to do?

I will be in Cold Spring, NY for a much-needed weekend away with my husband next month. Would love some lunch and dinner recommendations in that area - nothing too, too pricey, but one nicer dinner would be great (we are staying at a b&b so breakfast is covered). We will be driving from NJ on Friday afternoon, so that night can be casual; Saturday is our anniversary, so that would be the nicer dinner. Any help much appreciated. We prefer continental/American cuisine but anything great is fine. We love hole-in-the-wall type places, too (my husband calls them "joints") - as long as the food is great, it doesn't have to be fancy.

Also, can anyone recommend things to do in the area, including a public golf course where we can play a round on Saturday? We are also planning on going to Dia:Beacon...any other places to see in the vicinity? Thanks for any ideas!

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    1. I would highly recommend Hudson Hil's ( ) on Main Street for lunch. Their grilled cheese sandwich is phenomenal. Bacon, thin slices of Granny Smith apple, Gouda cheese, and fig paste make for the perfect combination. It's served with homemade chips. I also love their fish tacos. My husband was impressed by their Cajun chicken sandwich. The next table over was raving about the braised short ribs special. I would strongly recommend that you make reservations for a weekend lunch or dinner. The wait was about 30-45 minutes long yesterday.

      There's a cafe directly across the street that serves a great honey vanilla chai latte. I forgot the name of it...sorry.

      Thread re: Beacon here:

      Dia: Beacon is a short walk to Main Street. There are many nice shops there. Crumb and Homespun Foods are good places to grab a quick bite to eat, but I'm partial to Poppy's Burgers and Zora Dora Paleteria.

      I'm not really a fan of the restaurants in Beacon or Cold Spring for dinner, but if you don't mind a 20-30 minute drive to Newburgh, Il Cenacolo is phenomenal (website here: Their prawn special is fantastic.

      I would help you out with the golf question, but the expert in residence is sleeping right now. I will update this post tomorrow.

      Enjoy your getaway!

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      1. re: applesauce23

        My husband recommended The Garrison. He said that it's really nice golf course that's only 10-15 minutes away from Cold Spring. He said that West Point golf course is about 30 minutes south, but Garrison is better.

        1. re: applesauce23

          Folks, we aim to keep this board focused on chow. Sorry, nab71, but general tourism and "what to do" sorts of questions are off topic for our site. We'd recommend you check with a general travel advice site, as we'll be removing any further responses along those lines.

        1. we like kathryn;s. try the Pappardelle all'Uva e Coniglio.

          1. Hudson House Inn has a fab Amer restaurant near the water - porch in good weather