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Main Course Catering & Restaurant

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175 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561
845.255.2650 or 845.255.2600
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh, Wholesome, Sustainable

This is a reasonably priced, bus it yourself, restaurant. Great for vegetarians and vegans, but carnivores as well. You select your meal from a menu, deliver it to the counter and wait for your name to be called. Beautiful dining area with al fresco available.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Jean K
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Kerhonkson, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

If you like a " restaurant" where you are the waiter ,the bus boy , and have to tip yourself [ after you pay before you even get the food, then it's for you!. I ordered lobster club which was not a club ,came on horrible pre-frozen " healthy crap" bread, and had some kind of bacon or ham that... More 

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Kerhonkson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a reasonably priced, bus it yourself, restaurant. Great for vegetarians and vegans, but carnivores as well. You select your meal from a menu, deliver it to the counter and wait for your name to be called. Beautiful dining area with al fresco available.

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New Paltz, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The food here is very good. With that being said, they are very overpriced, and do not give you a lot of food.

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Bronx, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My friend had been given a voucher and decided to treat me to a meal at Main Course. She had eaten there before, probably on more than one occasion and forewarned me of the unusual ordering arrangement whereby customers stand in line to order from a cashier and then take a seat to await the food being cooked. This certainly... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Never disappointed for either lunch or dinner. Quality food at excellent prices. Staff is always helpful with suggestions and it is great to see sample dishes on the sideboard.

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Montgomery, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Let me first say, I love New Paltz. I went to college at the local university and love the "feel" of the area. Earlier today, I met a friend for lunch at this restaurant (he suggested it). In short, it was a fantastic experience. Excellent food in a unique setting. I had the Crisp Eggplant Panini. Delicious! Cooked to order,... More 

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Varied menu offers few vegan options despite attempt to be hip and so very New Paltz. Nevertheless, Main Course is a "landmark" of times long gone. Harried service from tattoo, pierced staff brings what is ultimately hearty, good food even though attitude is underserved. Having said this, I have eaten here over a dozen times.

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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you're going to be visiting New Paltz, make sure you visit Main Course. After your first visit, if you're spending any time in this wonderful community, you'll find yourself going back there, again and again. I've eaten wonderful lunches there, and gotten takeout. I'm more than a little addicted to their Chicken Curry Salad, and I make sure to... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Never had a bad experience and has opened my pallet to healthy foods. Any event that is catered by them is always a happy experience. Owner has been in business for some time now prior to moving to this new location. The place is always busy and he uses local produce. Worth the trip to New Paltz

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New Paltz, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have eaten at Main Course many times during the past four years, often with friends. Not only is the food really very good, but the environment is comfortable, up-beat, friendly. There are a couple of unusual features to mention: they do not serve wine or beer but they happily provide cork-screws and wine glasses and there are no waiters... More 

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Additional Information about Main Course Catering & Restaurant

Address: 175 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone Number: 845.255.2650 or 845.255.2600
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New Paltz
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 175 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New Paltz
  • Phone Number: 845.255.2650 or 845.255.2600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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