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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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Today
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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful Views

This restaurant is great and very relaxing.The food is good, not great, but good. Portions are a bit small, but other wise, ok. I believe the highlight of this restaurant is it's location. The views of the Hudson River are so breathtaking!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Jaël A
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is great and very relaxing.The food is good, not great, but good. Portions are a bit small, but other wise, ok. I believe the highlight of this restaurant is it's location. The views of the Hudson River are so breathtaking!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It's a bit chain like for me. Mass produced. Not bad! But, not for me. The Sunday brunch is bountiful and has a large variety

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

On recommendation from the concierge at the Thayer Hotel in West Point, we stopped here after visiting the Roosevelt estate in Hyde Park. Th restaurant is fabulous! We sat outside by the rail with a spectacular view of the river. The food was wonderful. I had the crab cakes---so hard to find good ones, and these were the best I've... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Great time. Excellent food and fantastic service. Great waitress split a regular meal for our boys, they loved it, and she still gave them ice cream. Everything was great, especially my tuna. Clean restaurant and bathrooms, really great view, best restaurant in the area.

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very relaxing, and enjoyable. Reasonable prices, great food and good service. Go on a nice day and sit outside. Also has a delicious brunch on Sunday's.

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

Thank you for the compliments! We hope you visit us again soon! More 

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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went there for lunch after a shopping trip. Had the sweet potato fries that were delicious with a cinnamon sugar sprinkle and the roast beef that you dip in the au jus. Done to perfection!

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

Thank you for sharing the compliments! I'll make sure to pass them on to the chef! More 

Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This restaurant is located right on the Hudson and has beautiful views. You can go there by car or by boat! The food is delicious. I don't think I have ever had a bad meal there. They use fresh local ingredients whenever they can and they serve quite a variety of foods!

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

I'll pass the compliments on to the chef! We hope you visit us again soon for another delicious meal! More 

Noank, Connecticut
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Positives: The restaurant is situated right on the banks of the Hudson, and the view is excellent. On a warm summer night, you can't ask for a better location. There also is plenty of parking, which makes it convenient. Personally I liked the atmosphere outside more than inside - the interior has a lot of neon lighting. Seems a little... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We visited on a busy Saturday night in June to celebrate a special occasion with our family. The service was great and we enjoyed our meal very much. We had a bit of a time constraint and they accommodated that well (and we had a large party of 9). The food was very good, and the surrounding view was lovely.

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

I am so glad you had a great experience and we could accommodate your needs for time! If there is anything we can do for you going forward with any other special occasions please let us know! More 

Needham, MA
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Food and views were excellent. Watermelon salad, seafood fra diavlo both good. Large portions. Service was slow at the start and end of our meal, but it was super busy due to balloon festival. Great choice when in Poughkeepsie.

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

We are always trying to improve our service so thank you for sharing your comments. We hope we can provide you with quicker service the next time you dine with us! More 

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Additional Information about Shadows on the Hudson

Address: 176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3948
Phone Number: +1 845-486-9500
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 35
Cuisine: American, International

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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: Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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