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Le Express Bistro & Bar

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1820 New Hackensack Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
845-849-3565
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4:00 pm - 11:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Terrific cuisine, great service. A truly unique restaurant and bar in the Hudson Valley.

My wife and I have been there several times and each time it's been a terrific culninary experience. Plus, the primary ingredients, whether meats, fish or vegetables is always 100% fresh. And cooked freshly. The kitchen is very accommodating and readily adapts menu items to customers' specific... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Dave C
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Poughkeepsie, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I have been there several times and each time it's been a terrific culninary experience. Plus, the primary ingredients, whether meats, fish or vegetables is always 100% fresh. And cooked freshly. The kitchen is very accommodating and readily adapts menu items to customers' specific dietary needs. My wife has very specific restrictions. The owner, John, personally ensures... More 

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Thank Dave C
Westchester County NY
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gourmet eatery disguised as a remake, of a remake, of a remake. He sensually, the restaurant was decorated with fleamarket finds with no sense of same. However, If you can get beyond the tired leftover decor, you'll be in for a real gastronomical meal that will make you wish you had leftovers. I had a little time... More 

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Thank bouncebackmom
New Paltz, New York
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful dinner again tonight at 'Le Express'. Our choices tonight: osso bucco, mussels and branzino, finger linking good! As always very attentive staff!

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Thank Heron5
Hopewell Junction, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Do not be turned off that this restaraunt is in a small stripmall, the food and service are great. I had Wellfleet oysters as an appitizer, they were icy cold and oh so yummy! For an entree I devouered the rigatoni with wild boar ragu, it was oooh sooo gooooood. The friends I dined with had beef bourguignon, pan seared... More 

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1 Thank Marge M
Fishkill, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I have dined at Le Express on multiple occasions for both dinner and lunch and have never been disappointed. The food is outstanding! Everything I have tried is perfectly prepared and delicious. The biggest challenge is not ordering what you already tried since it was so good the last time you were there. Try the Croque Madame or the Rigatoni... More 

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1 Thank kgcarswell
Cornwall on Hudson, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We attended the launch of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week at Le Express. The space is beautiful, and the menu extensive. Everything was delicious, especially the "Hen of the Woods" mushroom appetizer. The shoestring fries with fried sage leaves and rosemary are fantastic. I can't wait to go back!

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Thank Kris S
Corning, NY
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We ate early, so there were few people in the Restaurant. Very good service, innovative salad, entrees were perfectly cooked and impeccably presented. The staff paid great attention to protecting the dietary needs of one diner. Ambiance: The decorative theme - planes, trains (L'Express - get it?) is understated, and the use of recycled windows as a room divider works... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

I have had the pleasure of dining here twice and can't wait to return for another meal. The beet salad was amazing, as were the fresh oysters and escargot. A hidden gem, this restaurant has great ambience and warmth, with a welcoming service staff and owner/chef whose descriptions of the specials will make you want to order everything on the... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Poughkeepsie, New York
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a really great restaurant, great food and great service but what confuses me is why it's so often empty of customers. I've eaten there 10 times + and have never been disappointed but no matter what day of the week I visit the place is always quiet with few diners. I know its in a strip mall and... More 

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Thank JFC69
Pleasant Valley, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The food was delicious and beautifully presented and both owners took time to chat with us. We will certainly eat there again.

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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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