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176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3948
845-486-9500
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 127
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
monthly ladies brunch out

We are a group of lady friends who come to brunch 1 sunday a month without husbands, kids or significant others. We are all ages and sizes. This last sunday there were 12 of us and the restaurant was very busy. Our seating arrangement was very cramped making it difficult for some of the ladies... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Lori D
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Wappingers Falls, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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326 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wappingers Falls, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We are a group of lady friends who come to brunch 1 sunday a month without husbands, kids or significant others. We are all ages and sizes. This last sunday there were 12 of us and the restaurant was very busy. Our seating arrangement was very cramped making it difficult for some of the ladies to maneuver around. When I... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We visited as part of restaurant week - Shadows was recommended as a great place to go while attending a conference in the area. The view over the river is good - although you have to make an effort to see it while eating an evening meal in March, as it is dark outside. The restaurant is clearly designed to... More 

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Oxfordshire, England
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went here as part of a business visit and during Hudson restaurant week. The service was fine, nice and friendly, but the food was extremely poor. Ill thought through menu and overpriced

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Poughkeepsie, NY
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We (4 couples) arrived for the Sunday brunch on March 15th. Most started off by ordering their omelets, others headed for the buffet lines. Great selections for breakfast, lunch, carving station, and desert line. Everything was prepared well and all of the group said their selections were very good. We hit the magic noon hour so we could now order... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, the place is nice the view is really great, and the service was fine. The food starter and main were disappointing though (flat breads and fish) and the dessert was pretty terrible (cheese cake). Overall underwhelming particularly given the price.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We recently held our baby shower at Shadow's and Jim (one of the managers) was amazing to work with. Jim made sure to work through all the details with us and was fair with all the pricing and menu options. he even stopped by during our event to make sure everything was going smoothly and if there was anything else... More 

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Newburgh,NY
2 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

If what you seek is a great meal, excellent service, in a wonderful atmosphere without breaking the bank,then Shadows on the Hudson is the place to go. All of that and spectacular views. Priceless.

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Highland, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Excellent service from the reservation staff to the serving staff. This was our 4th year there for our End of Winter Brunch. OUr attendees (25-30 people) really enjoy the great food attentative staff, and the views of the river.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Sunday brunch at Shadows is an unbelievably good deal. For a reasonable price (about $15), you get a great selection of salads, breakfast foods, entrees, waffles station, omelets and dessert bar. All of these are prepared in a high quality manner. A definite recommendation by me.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I've been to Shadows on the Hudson many times for dinner. Food is usually excellent. Yesterday I went with a party of 4 for Sunday brunch. Gotta admit, it was good, but certainly not great. And a view of the Hudson River is wintertime, especially this last winter is depressing to say the least. The BIG draw to Hudson's is... 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: 845-486-9500

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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
11:00 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?