Local Restaurant Favorites
Category: French American
84 Brotherhood Plaza Drive
Washingtonville, NY 10992
- Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 9:00p.m.
Located on the historic site of the Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville New York, The Vinum Café occupies the ground floor of the original winery building circa 1839. The extensive renovation revealed the original brick wall giving a new life to this landmark, together with a brand new 140-seat restaurant.
Our Award Winning Chef has created Vinum Café to share his love for fine food and gourmet cooking. 25 years of experience and a continuous commitment to provide the utmost quality food and service, has earned our chef some of the highest recognition in the Hudson Valley including ratings of 26 in the Zagat Restaurant Guide.
The new eatery boast a fine dining Restaurant, a Cafe with lighter fare,, a Tapas Wine Bar and an large outdoor patio. Wines as well as liquor are served
Loughran’s Irish Pub
Route 94 & Schoolhouse Road
Salisbury Mills, NY 12577
· Hours: Daily; 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.(for food) later for drinks
“The Happiest Irish Pub in the Hudson Valley”
“The Loughrans, the owners here, have a lot to be proud of. Loughran’s Irish Pub is a warm, friendly, and generous place that adroitly epitomizes what a small-town restaurant should be. Everyone here, whether a regular customer or first-time visitor, is greeted and cared for like an old friend. The food is fine and served in gargantuan portions, decor is simple and functional, and the service staff always seems to be smiling. If you’re hungry and like a lively atmosphere, friendly service, and fair prices, Loughran’s Pub is the place for you.”
NOTE – Loughran’s is literally in our backyard!
475 Temple Hill Road
New Windsor, NY 12553
- Hours: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday. 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday. 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
Schlesinger’s has style. Their fully stocked bar and wine cellar accompanies a classic indoor ambiance. The only difference is that the restaurant doesn’t play highbrow. Their menus are printed on recycled paper bags. Try one of their mid-priced ribeye steaks named after the restaurant. Or, if both your stomach and wallet are feeling adventurous, go for the $47 28-ounce porterhouse. Connected to the restaurant is a cigar shop. They also have a cigar bar with a free-standing humidor in it.
After hours, Schlesinger’s has a strong party scene. Head to the Elephant Bar to check out local bands, or party at the Beach at Schlesinger’s during the warmer months.
Bella Luna Ristorante Italiano
Route 94 – Fieldstone Square
Blooming Grove, New York
- Hours: 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Monday- Friday. 4:00 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
With a gorgeous interior, great drinks and sumptuous food that highlight the celebration of life. Blooming Grove’s favorite Italian restaurant Bella Luna strides to be that lasting memory while celebrating your event or special moment. The beautiful interior provides the perfect setting of romantic Italy. Bella Luna has the most authentic, traditional Italian food like Steak Pizzaiola, Cioppino, Veal Saltimbocca and Chicken Giambotta. Start with clams oreganata with plenty of fresh herbs or fresh mozzarella with roasted peppers. Move on to shrimp fettuccine with a delicate pink sauce or baked scallops with lemon and garlic. Let the friendly wait staff help you select the perfect Chianti to compliment your special meal. You’ll think you died and went to heaven once your food arrives; hot, fresh and massively delicious.
The Canterbury Brook Inn in Cornwall
Category: Continental European cuisine served in the Swiss style
331 Main Street
Cornwall, NY 12518
- Hours: Closed Sunday – Monday. Dinner starts at 5:00pm
The Canterbury Brook Inn in Cornwall NY serves authentic continental cuisine with a Swiss flavor.
Chef and owner Hans Baumann, offers traditional Swiss dishes served in the European style. There are several dining rooms, two with fireplaces for the cooler weather, as well as seasonal al fresco terrace dining overlooking the picturesque Canterbury Brook. The exposed wooden beamed ceiling gives the Pub Room a rustic feel.
Don’t miss the $17.95 Complete Dinner Special available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. For Dinner the inn opens at 5 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. On- and off-premises catering is available for all occasions and private parties are welcome.
Most major credit cards are accepted.
The Bulls Head Inn
Category: Italian/American, fine country cuisine
120 Sarah Wells Trail
Campbell Hall, NY 10916
- Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 4pm to 10pm; Sunday Brunch 10:30am – 2:30pm
Visiting the Bull’s Head Inn is an elegant affair. The restaurant is housed in a gorgeous old mansion that harkens back to a simpler time. It’s huge, with a spacious parking lot and beautifully manicured grounds. Behind the restaurant is a formal garden with a stylish fountain at the center. Two archways add architectural touches. A tiny waterfall increases the ambiance, and small benches provide a place to take it all in. Flowers, herbs, and plants are well tended and neatly trimmed. Next-door is a dining gazebo that looks out on the pristine scene, a perfect place for a summer repast.
Inside is just as stylish. A lively bar occupies the front room with a dining room off to the right. Upstairs, where we’re headed, are two additional rooms done up in mauve with a cream-colored trim. Classical paintings, each individually lit, feature horse scenes from the area; a few depict old-fashioned foxhunts. Tablecloths are starched, napkins are neatly folded, candles are lit and a peppermill on each table shows that this restaurant is serious about its atmosphere. It is also serious about its food. The menu here is an appealing list of appetizers, small pizzas, pastas and entrees. . . .
The Bulls Head Inn General Manager is Michael Derosa and is owned by Chef Kris Edwards and his wife Carey, a Culinary Institute of America graduate and a lucky man. There are few more beautiful places to dine in the Hudson Valley than here. The building, which dates back to 1786, is absolutely striking, and the outdoor herb and flower garden is a tranquil oasis. The food is creative and well thought out. Service here is as friendly as it gets, and prices are generally reasonable. Add a first-rate wine list and you have one of the county’s true treasures in fine dining, a restaurant worth visiting over and over again.
Category: eclectic -Italian, Japanese, Mexican and American fare, casual atmosphere
266 Hudson Street,
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520
- Hours: Lunch served Monday thru Saturday from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Dinner served Monday through Thursday until 10pm, Friday and Saturday until 10:30pm and Sunday until 9pm. Sunday Champagne Brunch from 10:30am to 3:00pm, with Blackboard Dinner Specials available at 5:30pm.
Painter’s Restaurant is an inn, a restaurant, and an art gallery. Painter’s Restaurant opened its doors in October of 1985 in the old Storm King Theater. We’ve since moved across the street to what was formerly the Cornwall Inn.
Our eclectic menu offers Italian, Japanese, Mexican, and American fare, served in a casual atmosphere. We blend local seafood, meat, and produce to create something to please every palate. Painter’s menu changes seasonally, and we have new Blackboard Dinner Specials every other week.
To complement your meal, choose a wine from our simple yet elegant list (available by the bottle or glass) or one of more than 100 beers from around the world. One of the largest selections in the world. Enjoy an after-dinner drink in our Gallery bar, which features premium liquors in a quiet atmosphere.
Stop by for lunch or dinner, or join us for Sunday brunch. Painter’s is easy to find, and is just minutes from West Point, Storm King Art Center, Brotherhood Winery, and historic Newburgh.
40 Front Street,, Newburgh NY 12550
- Hours: 11-10 p.m. 7 days a week
Akasaka Japanese sushi bar and restaurant sits on the Newburgh waterfront with a killer view. The oblong, rectangular dining room is rich and warm in color. Try one of their specialties King Dragon Roll’s that has eel, avocado, and cucumber on the inside and more eel, avocado, fish roe and scallion on the outside. They light up this bad boy with Bacardi 151 for a unique and fiery sushi experience.
40 Front St., Newburgh NY 12550
- Hours: Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Noon-2 p.m. Sunday. Dinner: 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
This riverside restaurant prides itself on the ability to offer fine dining in a casual atmosphere. The menu offerings cover all sorts of regional specialties and ingredients like Maryland Crabcake, Colorado Rack of Lamb, and Roast Long Island Duck. Sit in their simple and beautiful dining room or out on the back deck (Either way the view of the Hudson is excellent.)
50 Front St., Newburgh NY 12550
- Hours: Lunch: noon-3 p.m. daily. Dinner: 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5-9 p.m. Sunday.
Southern Italian food is found much more frequently than northern Italian food in America. In the North, the food is usually prepared much more simply and with less combination of ingredients as opposed to Southern Italian cooking. There is a full dessert menu with gelati and sorbet as well. Outside seating is available.
40 Front St., Newburgh NY 12550
- Hours: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday,
noon-8 p.m. Sunday.
The menu has Creole and Cajun dishes like bouillabaisse, jambalaya an etouffee. Enjoy your food inside or out on their river terrace with a specialty drink like The Monsoon – with dark rum, cane rum, pure cane sugar, orange and cranberry juice.) On top of the bar is a collection of about three dozen different hot sauces to accompany your meal.
26 Front St.
Newburgh, NY 12550
- Hours: Open 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week.
The kitchen closes at 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, with apps available until 10 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, the kitchen is open until 10 p.m., with apps until 11 p.m.
Billy Joe’s Ribworksis a huge restaurant serving up pit smoked barbecue fare, pulling from traditions across the country. Ribworks serves lunch and dinner, and the bar stays open until 2 a.m. on the weekends, with band rockin’ late into the night.
50 Front St., Newburgh NY 12550
- Hours: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
The Blue Martini’s menu is filled with fresh seafood, as is the raw bar and sushi bar with in-house sushi chef. Not surprisingly, the restaurant is also known for its specialty list of assorted martinis like White Chocolate. Not only are the choices unique, but so is the size. The martinis are huge. At about 16 oz., they come in the martini glass, and with the remainder in the shaker for you to pour your own refills.
Category: Restaurants/Bars and Clubs
120 Front St., Newburgh NY 12550
- Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday.
Torches is easily the most happening place in the Hudson Valley during the summer months. With a huge bar indoors and another outside, it is the perfect place to party on the water.
Majestic views of the Hudson River inside and out, plus outdoor dining in warmer months, make Torches on the Hudson a destination restaurant in Orange County. The 6,000-gallon salt-water aquarium is the showpiece of the restaurant’s Aqua Bar, and is home to 30 varieties of fish. The menu ranges from eclectic salads to hearty entries like charbroiled applewood chicken or double cut pork chop, plus plenty of seafood, reasonably priced sandwiches and burgers, and unique pasta dishes.