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Ship Lantern Inn

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1725 Route 9w, Milton, NY 12547-5319
845-795-5400
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4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just perfect

This wonderful family restaurant has been serving delicious food for 90 years and it just keeps getting better. The menu features many old favorites and a fair number of less common yet equally delicious dishes. Prices are reasonable, the wine list spectacular and the ambiance is comfortable. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Richard G
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Cornwall, New York
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Cornwall, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This wonderful family restaurant has been serving delicious food for 90 years and it just keeps getting better. The menu features many old favorites and a fair number of less common yet equally delicious dishes. Prices are reasonable, the wine list spectacular and the ambiance is comfortable. A great place to spend a couple of hours or more enjoying good... More 

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hudson valley-ny
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Its been a while since we have been to dinner in a black-tie establishment. The service fit the surroundings. A wood paneled room with gracious service, with a multiple peoplle taking care of us. The restaurant was full but it seemed that the staff works together taking care of all the diners. This was a nice change and food matched... More 

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Extensive menu, Fabulous Food, ambiance, old world charm, experienced servers!! This is a one of a kind go to restaurant. Highly recommended!!!!

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New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

What an old fashioned dining experience, Mature waiters in jackets and bow ties toiling away at gueridon tables, flambéing dishes, tossing salads and generally being very flamboyant. The food was good, Appetizer duck leg cassoulet was excellent, Veal chop entree was a bit fatty and could have been hotter - but very tasty. Creme Brûlée was a bit dense in... More 

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Valley Stream, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were in Ulster County for Valentine's Day Weekend. The owner of the Bed & Breakfast we were staying in recommended this place to us. He said it was approximately 40 minutes away but worth the trip. I vaguely remembered this place from my youth. I believe my father had once taken my brothers and I here. Well, it was... More 

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Hyde Park, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Second time there was on Valentines Day. This review is for both experiences. Everything was absolutely perfect, from the service, to the food. The food is brought out promptly and everything is always perfectly cooked. Try the sea bass! you cant go wrong with that. I would move into this place if they would let me.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We arrived for a 7 PM reservation to see the restaurant full. The wait was short, and we were seated. Never having been here before, I noticed the wait staff, all in tuxedos, all very mature professional waiters. I was surprised to find out the there were men who have been working here for over 55 years! They were truly... More 

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N New England
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116 reviews 116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

After a day of touring the mansions on the east side of the River we were ready for a quiet dinner spot with a little history and some decent wine. The Ship lantern Inn popped up on TA and proved to be just the ticket. The wine was smooth and the crab bisque was top drawer. The raspberry. duck was... More 

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New Windsor, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

WOW. Waiters in tuxedos. Busboys in tuxedos. The owner on site. Five star food and service. Everything perfect. Everybody doing everything to make your visit memorable. Veal chop excellent. Deserts exceptional. Presentation of food excellent. Even the bread is good.

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Pawling, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This inn's ambiance is lovely; one feels like maybe they've gone back to the 18th-19th. C. We had very delicious appetizers, the baked clams, best I ever had; and really fresh steamed clams...soo tasty. Veal chops were our choice for an entree, really good, wonderful mashed potatoes which are generous portions and taste "made from scratch'. I love spinach and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1725 Route 9w, Milton, NY 12547-5319
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Milton
  • Phone Number: 845-795-5400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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