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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 10:45 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, 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
Description: Shadows on the Hudson is a waterfront restaurant located in Poughkeepsie...
Shadows on the Hudson is a waterfront restaurant 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 location affords us one-of-a-kind, truly grand views of the Mid-Hudson Bridge to the north and miles of open river 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 Sunrise Deck and True River Rooms provide commanding views of the Hudson River. Shadows menu has a broad appeal with a focus on Seafood and Steaks. The goal of the menu was 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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  • 174
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Hudson View

We had a quick stay over in Poughkeepsie,NY after being in upstate for a long weekend. What a great venue to watch the sunset over the Hills off the Hudson River the Roosevelt Bridge lighting up as well. Now for the food. We enjoyed the French Dip and the Greek Burger. The French Dip was good, lean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Jrstwo
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Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Sunday morning brunch on the deck overlooking the Hudson is wonderful! We don't usually like buffets, but this one was unbelievable. As vegetarians, we had plenty to choose from and the preparation and display was beautiful. Everything was well prepared and delicious, and the fruits and vegetables were fresh and crisp. The view is amazing... sit on the deck... More 

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had a quick stay over in Poughkeepsie,NY after being in upstate for a long weekend. What a great venue to watch the sunset over the Hills off the Hudson River the Roosevelt Bridge lighting up as well. Now for the food. We enjoyed the French Dip and the Greek Burger. The French Dip was good, lean roast beef and... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The food was OK, but the setting is what makes this a place special. One of few locations to eat with a great view of the Hudson River. Food service was slow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The best brunch in the area our favorite place on Sunday's. Great atmosphere and view. The food is excellent we never get disappointed. Love it!!!!

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

been here many times,brunch is just ok,lunch and dinner are much better.happy hour is from 4-7 inexpensive appetizers and specials on drinks.The views at night are great especially of the mid Hudson bridge.It's a great place to stop and pretty close to the walkway over the hudson.

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

All around great setting and great food! The white sangria is amazing! Sat outside with great views of the the marina and bridge.

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Shirley, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Good food, beautiful view and friendly service. I had filet mignon which was fabulous but the best part was the raspberry mojitos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The place is very nice and clean. You can eat outside or inside. It's pretty big. They also have two nicely decorated rooms for larger groups. The food was good and we'll presented. The staff was very friendly and always will to help work a smile. They have a parking lot right in front of the door or valet parking.

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Lyndonville, Vermont, United States
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What a odd, fascinating place. It's like three or four different restaurants...a few 'elegant' private rooms, a VERY large dining room, a bar area tucked in the middle of everything, and then the outdoor seating, where you can enjoy views of the Hudson. Food: If the buffalo mozzarella is truly made on the premises, look for a vendor that can... More 

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Naugatuck, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Went here for lunch one recent Saturday afternoon and the staff was very accommodating to let us dine in one of the separate "room" areas. Plus....best news...the Prime Rib was the best I've ever had...and that's coming from someone who's dined at great restaurants all over the world. Keep up the great work.

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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, Scenic view, Bar scene, Doing business

Description

Shadows on the Hudson is a waterfront restaurant 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 location affords us one-of-a-kind, truly grand views of the Mid-Hudson Bridge to the north and miles of open river 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 Sunrise Deck and True River Rooms provide commanding views of the Hudson River. Shadows menu has a broad appeal with a focus on Seafood and Steaks. The goal of the menu was 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
10:45 am - 9:00 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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