What’s a better excuse to go out and enjoy a delicious meal with friends than a discount price? Over 200 restaurants are involved with this year’s Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, which runs for two weeks from March 9th until 22nd, 2015.
There will be fixed prices of $29.95 for three-course dinners and $20.95 for lunches, excluding drinks, taxes, and the tip. Make sure to call ahead though to request a reservation to make the most of the experience.
6 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Picks
Orange County – Cosimo’s Brick Oven in Newburgh
Cosimo’s is unique in its cooking style of using an open flame and a wood firebrick oven to create a signature flavor for pizza, pasta, as well as other entrees. Cosmio’s offers an intimate setting for guests and inviting interior décor. Local Hudson Valley products and fresh ingredients are what make Cosimo’s so connected to the area.
Rockland – Pier 701 Restaurant and Bar at Piermont
Pier 701 was formally known as The Light House before getting closed due to Hurricane Sandy, but has recovered and been renovated to be reopened. Pier 701 offers a beautiful beachfront view with an outdoor deck and tiki bar. The menu is focused on Mediterranean cuisine. Executive Chef Denis Whitton studied culinary arts at Sullivan County and has worked in the restaurant business since he was 13 years old.
Westchester – Le Jardin Du Roi at Chappaqua
This French Bistro is popular with locals (including the Clintons). It opens at 8am each day till late, serving a delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Dutchess - Queen City Bistro in Poughkeepsie
The Queen City Bistro emphasizes using local farmers, purveyors, distributors, and businesses. The restaurant is family run between father and son, Kevin Royster and Adam Royster, who started his career at age 14 and strives for meeting guests requests. Queen City Bistro offers small plate dining and snacks and sliders dishes.
Ulster- The Bear Café in Woodstock
Albert Grossman, a music industry visionary and music manager originally created the Bear Café in 1971. The café was reopened by former employees, Peter Cantine and Chef Eric Mann in 1998, and also owns the nearby Bearsville Theater. The Bear Café offers a beautiful view of nature and wildlife, and the French and international cuisine cooking techniques of Chef-Owner Eric Mann.
Putnam- Ramiro's 954 in Mahopac
In November 2014 Ramiro's was named one of The Best New Restaurants in Hudson Valley Magazine. Chef Ramiro Jimenez grew up watching his family working at his grandmother's restaurant. Ramiro's method is taking classic cuisine and adding his own contemporary creativity. Ramiro's 954 is themed around Latin and Spanish food with gluten free and vegetarian options, and spanish desserts.
Below is a list of all participating restaurants categorized by county: