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All 9 High Falls Restaurants

Depuy Canal House

1315 State Hwy 213, High Falls, NY 12440
+1 845-687-7777
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Ranked #3 of 9 Restaurants in High Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $81
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian, Contemporary, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: The Depuy Canal House, in the High Falls Historic District, offers an intimate dining experience in a 1797 stone tavern, beutifully furnished with local antiques. The restaurant is nestled in the Rondout Valley, between the Shawangunk Ridge and the Catskill mountains, allowing Chef Novi to offer unique seasonal menus using exceptional ingredients sourced from local farmers. The house has a large outdoor blue stone patio area for your cocktail or dining experience. The Depuy Canal House provides the perfect setting for private parties, corporate events, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and holiday parties.
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English first
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Terrific historic atmosphere. The food was beautifully and creatively presented as well as delicious. Sneak upstairs to get a bird's eye view of the chef and staff prepping in the kitchen.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The minute you walk into the Inn you are struck by the authenticity of the wood floors, panels, fireplaces, décor, everything. I was surprised there was no hitching post for my horse. The tables were set with slate placemats and the flowers were fresh. The tables themselves were from a different century. The first thing served was an amuse-bouche on... More

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No Caldwell, NJ
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The weather was spectacular, blue sky, nice breeze, and we were not in any hurry. Service was very personable & did not cloy. As we sat comfortably outside, watched swimmers off to the Esopus creek, & sipped on leisurely & generous drinks. Then, sweet cornbread and scones (fresh out of the oven) + butter(?) w/Strawberry jelly just arrived!(omg) Appetizers: R:... More

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Long Island, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We ate at the Dupuy Canal House and had an absolutely memorable meal. John Novi is still a Master at not only creating dishes that are delicious with perfectly blended ingredients but also are exquisitely presented. The interior is charming and appointed with an eclectic array of period furnishings and table settings. We hope to indulge ourselves soon and return... More

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My parents and I stopped in here based on my quick look at Yelp! We were hungry and I thought it looked like a simple tavern to get dinner and a beer. We were stunned when we were brought into this sweet space that featured an incredible menu. If the menu wasn't enough, our dinners were just fantastic. My Mom... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

After 30 years of living on the west coast my wife and I had the opportunity to spend the weekend in High Falls and decided to revist the Depuy Canal House and Chef John Novi...we were excited to be invited to dine in the kitchen while John and sous chef Sean created our spectaluar dinner! We were thrilled with the... More

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New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I have been coming to Depuy Canal House for over 35 years, initially intrigued by the investigation pursued after it was anonymously mentioned by New Yorker Magazine as the best suburban restaurant in the United States: it has been a restaurant for special occasions or simply for a spontaneous destination for a meal after a drive from the City or... More

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Woodstock, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

By far one of the finest eateries I have ever visited. Everything was a science my taste buds were jumping for joy! I am very lucky to live so close to such a fine restaurant. Chef Novi is a genius!

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

When you come to the Depuy Canal House you must know that the chef is world-renowned for his brilliant but eclectic mix of flavors. I read articles about the "Father of New American Cooking" as well as Chef Novi's interest in locally sourced foods years ago and eagerly anticipated my first visit and every meal since. The restaurant, with centuries... More

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New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This review would be 5-star except for the lack of care and attention received upon entering the Dupuy Canal House. For instance, is there a coat closet? It would be really nice to have one available, even self-service. The lovely antique dining room(s) look and feel shabby with all the winter coats draped on chair-backs. The food is inventive, flavourful,... More

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Additional Information about Depuy Canal House

Address: 1315 State Hwy 213, High Falls, NY 12440
Phone Number: +1 845-687-7777
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  High Falls
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 81
Cuisine: American, Italian, Contemporary, Eclectic

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