Our Guide to Best Restaurants: Hudson Valley Edition

You shouldn’t be without our guide to the best restaurants: Hudson Valley edition. Part of the joy of spending time away from home is the opportunity to sample and explore new restaurants. The Hudson Valley has dozens of different types of cuisine. 

Plan Your Day to Explore These Restaurants

First, we can help you plan your day based on your favorite activities: exploring history, hiking, or bargain hunting. Of course, you will start the day with our always-popular from scratch breakfast. Once fully satiated and caffeinated, you can seize the day in your chosen direction.

Even our hearty breakfasts won’t last the entire day, and when the hunger pangs take over, we want you to have several choices available. In fine weather, dining outdoors is always a superb option. Or maybe you want the perfect burger, a fantastic salad, or a sloppy taco. All of these, fine dining and everything in between are nearby.

We have separated our favorites by location so you can have a bite between adventures if you are checking out some of our unique small-town vibes

If you are still deciding or the choices seem overwhelming, ask us! We live here and have sampled most of the local places. Likewise, if you make a discovery, come back and tell us all about it so we can share.

Close to Caldwell House Bed & Breakfast

Let’s start with the two restaurants closest to our bed and breakfast. These are great choices if you arrive at the end of an exhausting day or just want great food without the challenge of a hard-to-find destination.

Loughran’s Irish Pub

🍀 10 Schoolhouse Rd, Salisbury Mills
Loughran’s Irish Pub is within walking distance of Caldwell House Bed & Breakfast! They call themselves “The Hudson Valley’s Happiest Irish Pub.” They serve traditional Irish pub fare and everything you expect in a traditional American tavern. The dinner menu includes seafood, steak, chicken entrées, burgers, wings, and other appetizers, all made to enjoy with one of the over 50 brews.

Bella Luna Restaurant & Pizzeria

🍀 2877 NY-94, Blooming Grove
Bella Luna Restaurant & Pizzeria is only four short miles away. You can choose between tasty pizza and full dinners depending on your appetite. Buy a slice or a whole pie, and check out the daily specials before you order.

In the Newburgh Area

Blu Pointe

🍀 120 Front St, Newburgh
Blu Pointe has been a guest favorite for many years, and it’s easy to see why. It is located directly on the waterfront, so you can gaze at a gorgeous view of the Hudson River while dining on scrumptious seafood or other delightful entrées. Their wine list has won the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence.

Ms. Fairfax

🍀 105 Liberty St, Newburgh
Ms. Fairfax is a small, modern bistro specializing in locally sourced, simply prepared meals. It serves lunch, brunch, and dinner in a quaint building with large windows overlooking a main street. The menu offers vegan options and the reviews consistently cite superb service.

The Wherehouse

🍀 119 Liberty St, Newburgh
The Wherehouse playfully bills itself as a place “where herbivores and carnivores peacefully coexist.” It specializes in burgers, wings, and comfort food and offers many amazing cocktails and beer choices.

Il Cena’Colo Ristorante Italiano

🍀 228 S Plank Rd, Newburgh
Il Cena’Colo is well known in the Hudson Valley for its classic Tuscan food made with fresh ingredients. It has an in-house butcher and pastry chef, so you will enjoy your meal from beginning to end.

Pamela’s on the Hudson

🍀 1 Park Place, Newburgh
Pamela’s on the Hudson is tucked away from other waterfront restaurants, but it’s worth the hunt. It offers an eclectic tapas menu and main dishes to choose from. The chef here IS Pamela!

A board entire of hummus, falafel, and couscous with pita breadIn the Beacon Area


🍀 244 Main St, Beacon
Ziatün is a Middle Eastern, Arabic, and Palestinian restaurant. It is pronounced “Zay-toon” and means “olive” in Arabic. The restaurant offers vegan and vegetarian options and a full menu of appetizers, mezze, wraps, and entrées. 

The Roundhouse Restaurant

🍀 2 E Main St, Beacon
The Roundhouse is a fine-dining restaurant serving modern American cuisine. It has outdoor patio seating and indoor seating with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the waterfall and creek. The menu changes seasonally but includes choices to satisfy any taste.

Towne Crier Café

🍀 379 Main St, Beacon
The Towne Crier Café is the place to go for food and live music. There is a salon stage with complimentary music while dining and the main stage, where a ticket for the performance and dinner is required.

Other Fun Spots to Try

1839 Restaurant & Bar

🍀 84 Brotherhood Plaza Dr, Washingtonville
The 1839 Restaurant & Bar at the Brotherhood Winery may be the oldest operating winery in the country. The restaurant offers eclectic, rustic American cuisine, with choices like chicken and waffles or Tajin-seared salmon.

Canterbury Brook Inn

🍀 331 Main St, Cornwall
The Canterbury Brook Inn’s chalet-like exterior hints at the Swiss-themed continental cuisine. You will love the rosti, the classic wiener schnitzel, and many other choices.

Culinary Institute of America

🍀 1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park
The Hyde Park Campus of the Culinary Institute of America has recently been voted one of the “prettiest campuses in the US” by CondeNast Traveler. Lucky for us, there are four restaurants on-site where the students practice their culinary skills. They are:


Come Back and Rest Your Head 

We told you it would take a lot of work to choose from the best restaurants in the Hudson Valley! In addition to dining, we have loads of ideas for fun and romantic getaways, history tours, and wine guides.

Choose your room or suite and plan the type of getaway you need: active or relaxed. But don’t just think about it; book it soon!

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