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1820 New Hackensack Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
845-849-3565
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Easy to Love...in Red Oaks Mill

Le Express is the reward for a ten minute drive, eight in an ‘ultimate driving machine’, from Vassar College. Le Express’ lights beckon from a new gentrified shopping area. Entry first impressions are all positive: open, warm, stylish, casual - a happy place. Bar patrons are happy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I ventured here alone on a tip from a Vassar professor. Could not have been any better. The beet salad, the chicken liver pate, the trout special. All of it was amazing and I can't wait to return to the Hudson Valley so I can return. Thank you John and your staff for a wonderful dinner.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Le Express is the reward for a ten minute drive, eight in an ‘ultimate driving machine’, from Vassar College. Le Express’ lights beckon from a new gentrified shopping area. Entry first impressions are all positive: open, warm, stylish, casual - a happy place. Bar patrons are happy. Owners-John and Sarah are happy, and welcoming. And, by the end of my... More 

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Cudjoe Key, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner - all the food was well prepared and very good. We had the Hanger steak, Steak Au Poivre, and the pasta special and they were all very good. The staff was very attentive, knowledgeable, and professional. Nice wine list and by the glass options too. The restaurant is off the beaten path in a small... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I dined here for restaurant week last March and I have been meaning to review but just kept forgetting. The food was very very good. My Fiance and I ordered a few appetizers along with our entrees and desserts to sample different items on their menu and every single thing we got was perfectly prepared and very unique. They had... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After hearing great reviews, we visited with friends on a Saturday night. The restaurant is small but cozy. Everyone was pleased with their food. The service was friendly and unobtrusive. Definitely a great find for an adult dinner out.

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Matawan, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Visited Le Express for dinner on Friday, 11/7 during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Their online menu caught our eye. Our waitress was friendly and accommodating. She asked if we wanted anything from the bar. I asked what Bourbons they had. She explained that she would ask the bartender. She promptly came back and told us that the bar had "Jim... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We've been to this restaurant several times and are never disappointed. It is Restaurant Week and we both enjoyed our meals. The Beef Bourguignan was excellent.

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Washington, DC
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101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Gourmet to a degree. Very good bistro food. Nice wine. Slightly pricey but worth it. It was much more than I expected for the area.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This restaurant was a very pleasant surprise. We all ordered different dishes and each one was superb. The service was excellent. We would have gone back again the second night of our stay if they had been open. I highly recommend a meal here.

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Tarrytown, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We happened upon Le Express last night and had the most unexpectedly wonderful dinner. The service was cheerful and competent without being overbearing, and the restaurant itself was charming. I had the heirloom tomato bisque and a kale-apple salad. Both of which were light, clean and delicious. My dinner companions enjoyed fresh pasta and halibut, which was perfectly cooked. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1820 New Hackensack Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: 845-849-3565

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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