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“Highly recommended to everyone” 5 of 5 stars
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Northern Spy Cafe
155 Main St, High Falls, NY 12440
(845) 687-7298
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Cuisines: American
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Stone Ridge, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Highly recommended to everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

The Northern Spy is an excellent restaurant with a beautiful setting between the Shawangunk and Catskills Mountains. The food is excellent and versatile, from gourmet dishes to simple sandwiches. The owner, George, is a great and friendly guy.

Definitely try the tofu buffalo wings - even if the thought of tofu makes you uneasy. They are great. Can't go wrong with any of the entrees. Always some craft brews on tap and excellent wine list.

Great place for events, too. My wife and I had our rehearsal dinner at the Northern Spy and the experience was perfect.

Definitely a favorite.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“How did I miss it?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I have been eating in the various restaurants in and around High Falls for years but somehow missed this gem. In fact, I missed it even when looking for it. Its location is at the top of a steep driveway right next to an apple farm.

The entrance is through the screened-in porch. There is attractive bar area with a casual eating area, however, I ate in the more formal dining room.

The service was very good, but the food was even better! I had the curry pumpkin soup and a turkey pot pie. The pot pie was not the usual kind. It had a square croissant type roll surrounded by an excellent mix of turkey, vegetables, etc.

The portions were very good so I did not think I could eat the entire meal, but because the food was wonderful, I ate it all plus the tasty bread.

Can't wait until the weather improves so I can eat outside or in the screened-in porch.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bay Shore, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I has the "Meatless Loaf" with mashed potatoes and green beans. I am not a vegetarian and can confirm that it is delicious. My boyfriend had the spare ribs and claimed they were some of the best he's ever had. We enjoyed mango cheesecake for dessert, which you safely assume was also great.

The decor and setting is beautiful. Prices are reasonable for such great food.

Visited October 2012
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Fairhope, Alabama
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113 reviews 113 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant and Wonderful Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

What a pleasant night we had with famioly at this special restaurant. The atmosphere on the patio was relaxing and the wait staff was wonderful. The food was outstanding and reasonably priced. Anyone in the are should give this restaurant a visit.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Shokan, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Terrific Find!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

What a gem of a place. The owners are so welcoming and the staff is always professional and friendly. The food? Never disappointing. You can go for a regular dinner or lighter fare. It is also a great place for meat eaters and vegetarians as well. We love it there.

Visited June 2012
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