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Shadows on the Hudson

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176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3948
+1 845-486-9500
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Description: Shadows on the Hudson, the Hudson Valley's Premier Waterfront Dining, is...
Shadows on the Hudson, the Hudson Valley's Premier Waterfront Dining, is located in Poughkeepsie, NY. Our building is perched on a cliff 40 feet above the Hudson River and just 50 feet from its eastern bank. This prime riverfront location affords us one-of-a-kind, truly grand views of the Mid-Hudson Bridge to the north and a majestic riverview to the south. The interior design of the restaurant sets Shadows apart from any other establishment in the area. Guests have five different dining areas to choose from. If you choose the casual and warm Sunset Room or the ultramodern Winter Room you will feel like you are dining in Manhattan or Vegas, while the West & South Deck and True River spaces provide commanding views of the Hudson River during all four seasons. Shadows seasonal menu has a broad appeal with a focus on Seafood and Steaks. The goal of the menu is to create a place where families could afford to eat more than once a week and that would still appeal to couples out for a special night on the town. Shadows will also cater your small lunch or dinner party for groups of 20 - 100.
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  • 195
    Excellent
  • 124
    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Would definitely return, lovely views and delicious food

We visited this restaurant for lunch for the first time. They have a nice brunch buffet, but we opted to order from the a la carte menu. I had the mushroom and asparagus flatbread with goat cheese. It was quite large for a $10 appetizer and they didn't skimp on the toppings. The ingredients... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
milril44
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NYC, NY
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there 10 days ago in the cold winter day for lunch. Not much people there during lunch. But I can definitely tell this place will be very crowded in a summer evening. They have great views of Hudson river and the bridges. There is an open air bar in the balcony as well. Back to what I had... More 

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Thank FengYJ
Poughkeepsie, New York
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view of the Hudson River is spectacular. That is the biggest draw to the restaurant. The food is not consistent and is good but not great. The servers gather together, laugh and seem to be having a good time. In the meantime they were ignoring the customers. The eggs were not cooked all the way as they were runny... More 

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Thank Reviewer2332
NYC, NY
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274 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant for lunch for the first time. They have a nice brunch buffet, but we opted to order from the a la carte menu. I had the mushroom and asparagus flatbread with goat cheese. It was quite large for a $10 appetizer and they didn't skimp on the toppings. The ingredients were fresh and and very tasty.... More 

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Thank milril44
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here with friends on our first trip to Poughkeepsie, and it was a real treat. The food was excellent, the service attentive and friendly, and the views of the Hudson and FDR Bridge terrific. All four entries were excellent, including my steak, which was done exactly as advertised: medium-rare. I had a dessert of fresh berries, which were... More 

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Thank Michael B
Sacramento, California
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

So many foods! So many great choices, each as delicious as the next. The buffet is so overwhelming you forget all about the view.

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Thank BKroadtrip
new jersey
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109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Went here for lunch in between touring the Mills Mansion and Locust Grove. The dining rooms are attractive and spacious with beautiful views of the Hudson River. Good food, reasonably priced and friendly service.

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Thank schmutaki
Englewood, New Jersey
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Came here for a late morning brunch with a friend. The views are spectacular and make for a nice experience. The restaurant is tucked away down the end of a street in Poughkeepsie. You drive through sort of a "sketchy" area before it opens up at the end of the street. The food was fine- nothing to write home about.... More 

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Thank Brendan P
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this review

Hi Brendan, Thank you for having Brunch at Shadows on your recent visit, and sharing your thoughts. As you know, brunch is extremely popular, especially at our $17.95 price. What a better way to spend a relaxing day with brunch and spectacular views of the Hudson Valley. On your next visit be sure to come and try our dinner menu.... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a bustling restaurant with great views of the Hudson River. Menu is not extensive, but the food is delicious. There is a nice modern bar with lots of choices if you are just interested in cocktails. They also have a fantastic Sunday brunch!

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Thank 705geraldinel
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this review

Hi Geraldine, Thank you for your recent review of the restaurant, and all of your compliments. We try very hard to make sure all guests have a wonderful experience while at Shadows. We really appreciate your loyal patronage and look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. Please ask to speak with me in person when you... More 

Virginia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Serving 65 people is always a challenge but Shadows on the Hudson did it with great food, a charming atmosphere and good service.

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Thank gtrpilgrimage
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this review

Hi gtrpilgrimage It's always heart warming to read reviews like this. I really appreciate your feedback and we will continue to try to make serving 65 people feel like serving 6 or even 5! Next time you are in the area, please stop by and say hello. I will post your comments for our staff to read. Best Regards, Seamus... More 

Bartlett, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

When we first arrived in the area, this was our go to place. The food was very good, with very large portions, and the prices were reasonable. The food now is not terrible, but it seems to us that others in the area have taken their games to a higher level while Shadows has seemed to take a small step... More 

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1 Thank tjp712
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this review

Hi tjp712, Thank you for your recent visit to Shadows and your review. We try our best to make sure every guest has a great time while at the restaurant. We have moved our menu in a direction that is more in keeping with locally sourced products, not only in the kitchen but at the bar with local wines, spirits... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3948
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: +1 845-486-9500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view

Description

Shadows on the Hudson, the Hudson Valley's Premier Waterfront Dining, is located in Poughkeepsie, NY. Our building is perched on a cliff 40 feet above the Hudson River and just 50 feet from its eastern bank. This prime riverfront location affords us one-of-a-kind, truly grand views of the Mid-Hudson Bridge to the north and a majestic riverview to the south. The interior design of the restaurant sets Shadows apart from any other establishment in the area. Guests have five different dining areas to choose from. If you choose the casual and warm Sunset Room or the ultramodern Winter Room you will feel like you are dining in Manhattan or Vegas, while the West & South Deck and True River spaces provide commanding views of the Hudson River during all four seasons. Shadows seasonal menu has a broad appeal with a focus on Seafood and Steaks. The goal of the menu is to create a place where families could afford to eat more than once a week and that would still appeal to couples out for a special night on the town. Shadows will also cater your small lunch or dinner party for groups of 20 - 100.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:30 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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