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All 239 Poughkeepsie Restaurants

Shadows on the Hudson

176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3948
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Ranked #24 of 239 Restaurants in Poughkeepsie
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: American, Continental
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
Kingston, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I had my sister's bachelorette party here and was very disappointed for the amount I paid. We had made reservations for the VIP service and the service was not that great. We were left sitting at the bar for an hour (even though we were on time) because they were not yet ready for us. Over the phone, I was... More

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Orlando, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The mark of a really good restaurant, to me, is if the meal doesn't meet my high standards, they will fix it without fuss. My sea bass was a bit stringy and had cumin (you either love it or hate it) in a sauce. They took it off the bill, of course, without drama, and offered something else. I didn't... More

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upstate NY
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Shadows has become our favorite place to dine! Anytime I have company friends and/or family we go to Shadows, service and food is one of the best...Sunday buffet a must!

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Patterson, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This restaurant is a hidden gem. We just recently heard about it. The view of the Hudson River with the cascading fall trees in the background was amazing. The food was really good as well. If you are looking for an elegant restaurant with white table cloths, etc. this is not it. However it is a very nice place. If... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I would suggest the buffet offered on Saturday's and Sunday's as it has quite a variety of food including baked goods, waffles, baked ham , penne ala volka, and seafood dishes. The regular weekday dishes are over priced but the view of the Hudson is fantastic.

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I want to like this place. After all, its on the river, close by, has plenty of parking. The food is ok, not great for the price. The bar is fine. It certainly can handle large parties (for which it is more suited). But the bottom line is this...the food is average and overpriced and it sits on the east... More

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My wife and I had lunch at Shadows and found it to be quite nice. My wife opted for the Watermelon & Grilled Shrimp Salad which she said was excellent except the number of shrimp was on the short side. Grilled Shrimp, Baby Spinach, Red Onion, Watermelon, and Feta Cheese. Tossed in a Poppy Seed Vinaigrette I had the Crab... More

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went to have anniversary dinner with hubby this past Sunday (first time). Clam Pot appetizer and the Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée dessert were excellent, but the main course was a little short of our expectation - Taste was good (although my scallops were somewhat bitter to my taste), but the food combination of our entrees (ahi tuna for my hubby... More

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Tranquility Nj
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Highly recommend their Sunday Brunch - cook to order molted brought by your server, fresh mini waffles' breakfast meats, 3 entrees plus carving station. The desserts are small bites which allow you to sample several without feeling guilty. Price for Adults is an unbelievable $14.95 per person - Definitely will return with friends.

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Cornwall On Hudson, New York
Top Contributor
252 reviews 252 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Wanted to treat a young friend to a special luncheon as she prepares to leave the area. This was perfect. spouse and I have been here once for the fabulous Sunday brunch, but this was the first time for lunch. Excellent! My only hesitation is that the French onion soup is a bit sweet for my taste. Our waiter was... More

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