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Top 10 must-try restaurants in the Hudson Valley

Aside from must-visit places, good food is aplenty in the Hudson Valley. There are so many options to choose from. And so, without further ado, here 10 of the very best restaurants in Hudson Valley.

  1. Cuckoo’s Nest
    234 Western Ave, Albany, NY

    Cuckoo’s Nest provides a wide variety of food choices for all walks of life, but they are best known for their Southern-style fried chicken, jambalaya, and buttermilk fried oysters, as well as happy hour cocktails.

  2. New World Bistro Bar
    300 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY

    New World Bistro Bar mixes locally sourced fresh produce with food inspired by the world to create a truly global cuisine. Menu specials include Saigon street-style fried calamari, swordfish involtini, ropa vieja, and jerk chicken.

  3. Carolina House
    59 Broad Street, Kinderhook, NY

    Renowned as the best fine dining restaurant in Columbia County, Carolina House’s menu features multi-ethnic cuisine and all-time classic American favorites. They also have an impressive wine selection, showcasing everything from bubblies to fine ports.

  4. Wm. Farmer and Sons
    20 S Front Street, Hudson, NY

    Wm. Farmer and Sons’ rustic Midwestern feel serves to enhance their honest-to-goodness Hudson Valley cuisine specialties. These include buttermilk fried chicken, country ham board with biscuits, Island Creek Oysters, and a wide selection of craft cocktails.

  5. Fish & Game
    13 S 3rd Street, Hudson, NY

    Fish & Games’ list of accolades is too long to mention, but one step into one of the country’s best wine restaurants and you will know you are in for a great dining experience at the hands of the best chef in the northeast, according to the 2016 James Beard Awards.

  6. Baja 328
    328 Main Street, Beacon, NY

    Looking for something more casual? A place that offers an inventive take on southwest cuisine? Baja 328 is the place for you. From nachos, pickled red onion, chorizo and their wide range of top-shelf tequilas, you can never go wrong with this establishment.

  7. Double O Grill
    1536 U.S. 9, Wappingers Falls, NY

    Tucked in the village of Wappingers Falls, Double O Grill takes diners on a trip around the world. Crab cakes, spicy vegetable curry, and more are featured in their global menu, while wine and cocktails are available at the bar.

  8. The Amsterdam
    1432, 6380 Mill Street, Rhinebeck, NY

    Housed in an 18th-century Dutch townhome in Rhinebeck, The Amsterdam offers a taste of seasonal New American cuisine that highlights fresh and local produce. Offerings include country pate sandwich, sheep’s milk ricotta, and chilled watermelon gazpacho.

  9. Meyer’s Olde Dutch
    184 Main Street, Beacon, NY

    The best burger in Hudson Valley is found in Meyer’s Old Dutch, the region’s so-called burger specialist. Their wide selection pairs well with their array of craft cocktails and small plates.

  10. Lil’ Deb’s Oasis
    747 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY

    Lil’ Deb’s Oasis brings some spice to the East Coast with their Pan-Latin menu, featuring favorites such as sweet plantains, avocado salad, big plates, and an extensive drinks menu you can get by the glass or by the carafe.

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