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Sunday in Hyde Park with friends

tahmore Jan 29, 2014 01:47 PM

We will be visiting the FDR Library in Hyde Park on Sunday and would like to spend some additional time with our friends over a meal -either brunch before the visit or early dinner after the visit. Any suggestions?

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  1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: tahmore Jan 29, 2014 02:35 PM

    Where are you coming from/returning to? May broaden your options.

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    1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream
      tahmore RE: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jan 29, 2014 02:42 PM

      We are meeting friends who live in Ossining and we come from Fairfield County. We are coming from and returning to two different towns so must confine our time together to the area near Hyde Park.

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      rainey RE: tahmore Jan 29, 2014 03:05 PM

      One of the restaurants at the CIA. They're just a few miles down the road.

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        Mike in Rhinebeck RE: rainey Jan 30, 2014 03:40 AM

        Aren't the CIA restaurants closed on Sundays?

      2. applesauce23 RE: tahmore Jan 29, 2014 03:22 PM

        This might be a nice place for brunch: http://www.cranberrysattilleyhall.com/. If you don't mind a short drive to Poughkeepsie, Alex's Restaurant is good: http://alexsrestaurant.org/Alexs_Rest.... IMHO, I think that the CIA restaurants are overrated. There are other restaurants (Crave, A Tavola) within a 20-30 minute radius that are far better. The Apple Pie Bakery at the CIA (http://www.ciarestaurants.com/dininga...) is a nice experience, but the lines will probably be long on Sunday. They don't take reservations. Formosa is also good, but it's a short drive to Poughkeepsie (http://www.ciarestaurants.com/dininga...).

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          tahmore RE: applesauce23 Jan 29, 2014 04:59 PM

          Thank you. Both those suggestions look very appealing.

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          Mike in Rhinebeck RE: tahmore Jan 30, 2014 03:44 AM

          For lunch, the Hyde Park Brewing Company is almost directly across Rt. 9 from the entrance to the Visitor Center at the FDR home.

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            tahmore RE: Mike in Rhinebeck Jan 30, 2014 03:48 AM

            I will check out the menu. convenience means a great deal too!

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