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Jun 13, 2013 06:00 PM

Father's Day Half Between The Tappanzee Bridge and Hudson NY?

I'm at a loss -- Trying to figure out a place to have lunch on Father's Day, 1/2 way between the Tappanzee Bridge, and Hudson NY. Anything with a garden or outside, would be perfect, and not too expensive - casual.

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  1. There's a lot on here about Wappingers and Fishkill. I think either would be in the geographic area you're talking about.

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    1. re: Elisa515

      Thanks - also Beacon is about half way up. I'll research! If anyone knows which of these towns is best let me know.

      1. re: Elisa515

        We've narrowed it down to New Paltz. Looking on line I didn't see anything that really stood out. Will report back on our findings but in the meantime, all suggestions are welcomed! I liked the Gunk Haus suggestion, but my dad doesn't care for German food, and his wife must follow a strict medical related diet.

        1. re: michele cindy

          Tuthillhouse at the Mill in Gardiner and Cafe Mio in Gardiner, south of New Paltz are also very nice. I'd get off at the Newburgh exit and drive north, rather than driving south from the new paltz exit. The Gilded Otter in New Paltz is mentioned a lot here, but I don't think it's that great and the outdoor seating is picnic tables, which is not that comfortable.

      2. roundhouse at beacon falls (swift) might fit (by the falls) but it may be too expensive. check the patio menu.

        1. Homespun Foods in Beacon. Casual and nice garden. Are you going up on the thruway? I like the Gunk Haus, just outside of New Paltz. Good food and a deck with great views of the Shawangunks and the Catskills. I also like il Gallo Gialo in New Paltz, with nice small plates for a nice lunch in the patio.

          1. We ended up at a Japanese restaurant, Neko in New Paltz. The service was excellent. They were able to make something for my dad's wife, and we all were happy with our orders. The bento boxes were huge. Tempura super light and crisp. After we went around the corner to the chocolate shop for dessert. Chocolate covered banana, and a few other items. Great day.