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Beech Tree

1 Collegeview Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 471-7279
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Ranked #34 of 234 restaurants in Poughkeepsie
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
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Millbrook, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Beech Tree offers a casual atmosphere with simply wonderful food! This is, without a doubt, my "go-to" choice of restaurant in the Poughkeepsie area when I want to have dinner out with a glass of wine. It's small and casual, right across the street from Vassar College. A bar takes up one side of the room, and tables for 2,... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

great food ... great choices ... simple yet complex. it's been a go-to place for almost 20 years. but not now. it's unfortunate ... devastating ... that the servers have made the place so unwelcoming and uncomfortable. need to find a new place where customers are wanted and respected.

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I had visited this restaurant some years ago (4+) when I remembered it to be more tame. The night I went for dinner, there was a group of obnoxious people who had come from a wedding and were getting quite rowdy while watching the World Series. I really didn't appreciate hearing all the cursing and yelling while eating my meal.... More

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Pleasant Valley, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Beech Tree has a very small menu with daily specials. The beer and wine list is huge for such a small venue.Tonight I had the lamb loin chops and was pleasantly surprised to receive 3 chops with a huge side of roasted, cubed potatoes, beets, zucchini and spinach. The reduced red wine sauce was very tasty and the chops were... More

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Highland Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Exposed brick, great location in the heart of the Vassar College scene. Culinary chef's preparing amazing food. Extensive beer and wine selection. This was my regular place to go and eat when I lived in NY. Great value for what you get. Flavorful food. Super cool place to patrionize.

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Pleasant Valley, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Excellent SERVICE, FOOD and ATMOSPHERE! We have tried several items on the menu and all has been great. The chili with cheese is super - with hot bread - it's a meal in itself,. Great cold beer.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

The food is excellent, CIA chef. It is cozy, but that is part of its charm. Nice selection of craft and imported beer on tap.

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I first started going to the Beech Tree in 1995, when I got a job in Poughkeepsie. I've been to this restaurant on and off now for nearly 20 years and I can honestly say it doesn't disappoint. We went again last night, before a show at The Bardavon, and enjoyed another good quality meal at good prices. Yes, it's... More

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NY
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91 reviews 91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The food is good,,the service is good and the drinks are good..Located right across the street from Vassar college..Free parking but sometimes hard to find a good parking spot.

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Poughquag, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Laurie the bartender always takes such great care of me - the food by CIA-trained chefs is always good. I've never been disappointed by the menu drinks or service. Great laid back atmosphere

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