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Would Restaurant

120 North Rd., Highland, NY 12528
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Ranked #4 of 31 restaurants in Highland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: The Would Restaurant has two unique dining rooms, our front room has a working fireplace, for romantic fireside dining during those cold winter nights. Enjoy our full service bar,relax with a Specialty Martini/Cocktail, Beer on Tap or your favorite glass of wine. Our back dining room is perfect for private parties & with windows to let the sun shine in during the summer. Our Dinner Menu offers a wide variety of appetizers, salads, pasta, beef, lamb, fish, poultry, & vegetarian. Tuesday-Thursday try the Prix Fix Menu for $21, feel like a burger or sandwich with fries ? ask your server for our Bistro menu. December is we have a special Winter Wonderland display through out, great for Holiday Celebrations. Let's head outdoors where during the warm summer month you can enjoy Patio dining. Our Garden Pavilion is like a chameleon, it changes to fit your Special Event, Wedding Ceremony, Family or Class Reunion, Sweet Sixteen, any Celebration you can create.We hope to see you soon at THE WOULD
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65% Recommend
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English first
New Paltz, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Had a wonderful night at The Would! I highly recommend this restaurant! The food was fantastic. And the service was exceptional. They were busy, yet made us feel that they really cared about us individually. We well definitely be back :)

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Beacon, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We went there for the first time last night during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. I had enjoyed their food before at a wedding they had catered, and was looking forward to experiencing the actual restaurant. Unfortunately we had a terrible evening. We had reservations for 7pm. It took us over an hour to get our appetizers and two hours to... More

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highland NY
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

the first time I went was Christmas eve wih my family. The Would was decorated beautifully, I felt like I was in a cozy home having a most delicious meal. we werent rushed, we werent crowded. There was 4 of us and we each ordered something different and all loved our meals. It was a very friendly warm atmoshphere and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding in every way...atmosphere, decor, food, bar, clientele, hands-on owners and knowledgeable staff!

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

this restaurant was highly recommended by a winery owner, and it didn't disappoint. the waiter was wonderful as was the bread. the food was top notch too. the prices were nyc-level, but so was the food. the real bonus is the winelist - that is where you get a savings. all bottles were priced half what they would be in... More

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

A friend and I chanced upon this restaurant last week and what a find! Excellent food, wine, in a very pretty location. We were impressed by the menu--this from two people who eat out a lot, especially in New York City. I highly recommend it.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

What a disappointment. We had read good reviews about The Would and were expecting a good meal. That didn't happen. The bread only sweet, one with cinnamon and the other a soft sweet bread. We usually expect a nice baguette or Italian style in a good restaurant. The arrugula salad was nice but that was it. We also had the... More

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Claire W, Owner at Would Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very sorry for your experience. We work very hard to serve the freshest ingredints and we certainly do not use frozen vegetables. Please feel free to contact us or stop in so we can try to make it up to you. More

Poughkeepsie, New York
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We had an excellent dinner at The Would recently and were impressed by the quality of the food and the thoughtful service. The atmosphere was relaxed and a bit retro, with white tableclothes and a busy bar area. Our party of four enjoyed pasta, pork and fish entrees. The appetizers of shrimp rolls and salads were also delicious. We concluded... More

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High Falls, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The Would is always a destination place for me personally! Claire, Deb,Lisa and Thomas and all the Would staff made our post Christmas Christmas party such an event! There were 18 of us very happy people.The wine selections were amazing. The food is fresh creative and delicious. The Christmas decorations were so festive and beautiful which just added to the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We went with friends on New Year's Eve because we always love the Would. Thought service would be slow for such a busy night but our meal was paced just right. The food was great - prime ribs, talapia and short ribs. Large portions and well prepared. We didn't expect to stay until midnight but we were enjoying ourselves so... More

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