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Main Street Bistro

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French, Seafood, International
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59 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1520
845-255-7766
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun crowd

This crowded, fast paced restaurant offers surprising fresh, tasty dishes. Be prepared to wait for a table. Great people watching.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
ReganFamily
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Cortlandt Manor, New York
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great place for a hearty, creative breakfast...we had one of the skillet fritattas and the zoo canoe~ Awesome!

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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Breakfast is the meal for me here. The salmon hash or tofu scramble (with cheese) are top notch. Coffee has a jolt that will raise the dead. Also, the pancake specials, with locally sourced fruits are a must. I can go on and on, but don't want to bore you.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My spouse and I aren't big fans of waking up early on Sat and Sun to do breakfast, specially if we have to stand in line and wait 30, 40, 50 min or more to be seated. However my in-laws LOVE to wake up at the crack of dawn and go out for an early breakfast when they come over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food. Interesting food options. Decent prices. Excellent service. Downtown New Paltz with meter parking in front.

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This crowded, fast paced restaurant offers surprising fresh, tasty dishes. Be prepared to wait for a table. Great people watching.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The atmosphere is eclectic - music theme, bicycles, posters, etc. The sweet potato French fries appetizer was very good. Sandwiches came with fries or salad on the plate. Good portion size. Soda had no fizz to it. Small place. Enjoyable experience.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I visited New Paltz on a trip through the Catskills. We like to find the place that the locals go to. We were guided to Main Street Bistro. It was amazing. The line for a table was about 20 minutes so we sat at the counter. We chose our order after watching the food come out of the kitchen. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I love this place. I love the food. I love the vibe. And I love the service, save this one guy. I've been going in there pretty frequently for weekday breakfast this summer and the only time we've had a problem is the two times this guy was our waiter. Both times he was our waiter, our order (a simple... More 

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

What a busy little café. My wife & I had lunch on Saturday and really enjoyed it. The restaurant was crowded with people waiting for a table. The atmosphere was cozy and the food & service were both good. We would definitely return.

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Kerhonkson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Unbelievably affordable for excellent food. Preparation is impeccable and since you bus your own table, prices are well maintained. Dining area is very clean and staff is attentive. Sad to see people come and order a coffee and leach the wifi.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1520
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New Paltz
  • Phone Number: 845-255-7766

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?