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27 W Main St, Middletown, NY 10940 (Canal Street)
(845) 344-6800
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Nina, located in a vintage 1800’s storefront in downtown Middletown, has...
Nina, located in a vintage 1800’s storefront in downtown Middletown, has become one of Orange County’s most beloved restaurants. With cozy brick walls and burnished tin ceiling the sophisticated, yet relaxed atmosphere is reminiscent of New York City's Soho. Chef Franz’s innovative international cuisine has received accolades from customers and critics alike. Nina is listed in Zagat Surveys Top US Restaurants 2009 Survey, and has received the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator in 2007 & 2008. Nina has also received the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award. Dine at Nina and enjoy award winning cuisine, fabulous wines and spirits and friendly unpretentious service, in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere.
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    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
This gem of a restaurant never disappoints

I don't remember when we first tried Nina's but I do remember it was freezing and we were sat by the front window where I froze. But, the food was terrific (even if you don't really understand the description from the usually young, energetic waite staff). They try to make you think they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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English first
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had a business dinner with two associates here last night. Walked through the bar area into the main dining. Rustic charm with brick walls and a tin ceiling. Nice wine list contained some standards as well as a variety of different offerings - prices were reasonable. Ben, our waiter was very attentive. Described the specials of the evening, and all... More 

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Ellenville
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I don't remember when we first tried Nina's but I do remember it was freezing and we were sat by the front window where I froze. But, the food was terrific (even if you don't really understand the description from the usually young, energetic waite staff). They try to make you think they know...but not all of them know...Anyway, the... More 

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Jericho, New York
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had dinner at this restaurant pre camp visiting day. The place is well decorated and we had a reservation and were seated promply. It took very long to get our dinner served. We were advised that their was a problem with the paper ordering system in the kitchen. The manager however apologized and handled the situation properly. The food... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We dined at Nina's last night, a Thursday. The restaurant is in an old building, completely renovated but retaining the charm of yesteryear - the high tin ceiling, the brick walls, the large windows, wooden floor, the personalized service. And the FOOD! My duck breast sat atop a light "perfumed" sauce accompanied by julienned vegetables and potato croquette. Osso Boco... More 

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Middletown, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nina's is a great experience. If you sit at the bar and have their pomegranate martinis they are delicious. The food is very good cuisine style. Some of the wait staff are very nice. Not all of the hostesses are friendly. Food is pricey for Middletown but the restaurant has a nice feel.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Never disappointed , always wonderful . My husband 's favorite braised short ribs thankfully is always on the menu. I have been pleased with numerous fish & pasta dishes, and the desserts are worth saving room. Service friendly, efficient and welcoming

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Every time I go here I have a great meal. Staff is friendly and helpful, since I now eat gluten free. I can't have the meals I used to have here, but what I can have is still amazing!

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Middletown, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Local place that's been on the scene for years. I mistakenly avoided it as I go for new, fresh & exciting food. Boy, was I wrong! Nina's is everything I crave: warm atmosphere, friendly, excellent service/excellent food that is most certainly fresh and exciting with great choices! And, it's now a "go-to" for me. Again, boy, was I wrong! One... More 

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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Went to Nina's with a group of 7 and loved it. We ordered a variety of apps and main dishes. Breaded and fried risotto covered in red sauce was unique and tasty. Clams app also was good. For a main dish the short ribs with garlic mashed was fabulous, highly recommended. Others at the table had a variety of steak,... More 

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Middletown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food and service was wonderful. We went for Mothers Day and were not disappointed. Will definitely go back again.

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Additional Information about Nina's

Address: 27 W Main St, Middletown, NY 10940
Phone Number: (845) 344-6800
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Middletown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, French, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 W Main St, Middletown, NY 10940
    (Canal Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: (845) 344-6800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business

Description

Nina, located in a vintage 1800’s storefront in downtown Middletown, has become one of Orange County’s most beloved restaurants. With cozy brick walls and burnished tin ceiling the sophisticated, yet relaxed atmosphere is reminiscent of New York City's Soho. Chef Franz’s innovative international cuisine has received accolades from customers and critics alike. Nina is listed in Zagat Surveys Top US Restaurants 2009 Survey, and has received the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator in 2007 & 2008. Nina has also received the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award. Dine at Nina and enjoy award winning cuisine, fabulous wines and spirits and friendly unpretentious service, in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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