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176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3948
845-486-9500
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 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

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Visitor rating
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 28
    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
Shadows on the Hudson

Shadows has been on my favorite list since the day it opened. It is designed in a way to be upscale without upscale prices and snobbery. It is built right on the shoreline of the Hudson River with a marina at it's base. The views are fabulous, which even includes the Mid Hudson bridge with it's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Alice B
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Poughkeepsie, 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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315 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Poughkeepsie, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Shadows has been on my favorite list since the day it opened. It is designed in a way to be upscale without upscale prices and snobbery. It is built right on the shoreline of the Hudson River with a marina at it's base. The views are fabulous, which even includes the Mid Hudson bridge with it's beautiful lights at night.... More 

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Kingston, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our family went to Shadows for my daughters 21st birthday and we had the best time! There were 8 of us and we all enjoyed great food, and great service! I'm glad we chose to go there!

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Hyde Park, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took friends from Ireland to Shadows and had a great meal on the river side porch. Could not have been better in any way. They just do an outstanding job!

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Poughkeepsie, New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our favorite place for us and our family. When ever or children and grandchildren visit it is our go to place. Great menu for the entire family of all ages. Try.the Sunday brunch.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I do not remember what food I had and I don't even know if that is so important. The more important is the bucolic atmosphere by the river with swinging lights on the boats while the sun is setting across the river by the mountain and having my favorite drink with my friends there.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My boyfriend and I made reservations a week in advanced for a Saturday night at Shadows where I requested a table more towards to window but of coarse that didn't happen. Since he was not from the area I decided this would be the perfect place to bring him, well I was wrong. We were sat in between two large... More 

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Highland, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My daughter and I had dinner at Shadows. We ordered the $15 T-Bone Steak special. We had a fantastic meal, excellent service and an overall wonderful evening. The Assistant General Manager, Jim Canino, was friendly and provided excellent service, as did the whole staff. We had a wonderful dining experience at an affordable price. I would recommend Shadows to all... More 

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A fantastic restaurant with some incredible value options on the menu. The deserts are remarkably fabulous and the view is amazing. Some of the barstaff are quite a view too !

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Hyde Park, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have had the pleasure many many times to dine at Shadows on the Hudson, and I want to take this opportunity to tell all of you how wonderful it is to eat brunch/lunch/or dinner here.....but also how extraordinary it is to hold an event here. Jim Canino, the AGM, had provided outstanding service for my Daughter's Baby Shower a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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186 reviews 186 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A great place to dine with a fine view of the Hudson river. The food was fair compared to the view, this is all about location, location, location... But a great place to visit. Our visit was after dark so the view was the bridge, boats and lights still very good.

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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?