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“Perfect place for a date” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Calico Restaurant

Calico Restaurant
6384 Mill St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-2749
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Ranked #2 of 52 Restaurants in Rhinebeck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Reservations, Takeout
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect place for a date”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I Recently had a date at calico. There couldn't be a better place to take your date to. The small restaurant created an intimate atmosphere that made both of us comfortable. All of the food was excellent especially the gnocchi. The prices are very reasonable especially for such great tasting food. Calico definitly lives up to its name by having the best pastries around.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Georgia
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Proof that good things come in small packages!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

My husband and I visited Calico’s for lunch on Saturday, 9/15/2012 (served from 11 – 2). We were enjoying Rhinebeck for a few hours and wanted to try this restaurant after reading so many fantastic reviews. What a great find! I will now make sure to visit Calico’s if we are ever anywhere near this part of New York.

As nearly everyone mentions, the restaurant only has seven tables and large people might not find it easy to maneuver. Also, there are a few steps leading up to the restaurant so anyone who has problems with stairs might also have a challenge. However, we found the intimate atmosphere to be lovely. We also enjoyed viewing the work by local artists that was on display.

The service was great and the daily specials list was quite tempting. My husband had the chicken with red peppers, pesto sauce and cheese on foccacia while I had the pulled pork sandwich. The pork had a maple chipotle sauce that was very tasty. Also, a change from the normal sauce served on pulled pork in the south. The sandwiches came with a small side salad of very fresh greens – a lovely addition to our lunch. We also were given “hot out of the oven” rolls that were divine! All of the food was truly wonderful! The meal was very reasonable at less than $25 for the two of us.

We, regrettably, did not leave room for dessert. However, as we dined, many locals came in to pick up their ordered cakes and other pastries. A bride even stopped in to discuss her wedding cake.

The restaurant is in the middle of Rhinebeck and there was plenty of free street parking.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The food is amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

The place is cozy and so nice.. The owners are just wonderful.. The food is so good and if you want something special they will accommodate you. The desserts are to die for........just wonderful!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hope Town
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A great find in Rhinebeck NY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Small, seven tables, lovely food beautifully presented and served, and awesome pastries. Not to be missed!

Visited September 2012
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“Very disappointed...could have been good”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We were 2 minutes late for lunch. Wanted clams with lobster sauce. Had to buy a bandaid for my friends finger.. Came right back, asked why the clams were erased from chalkboard menu outside....because LUNCH WAS OVER! Lost 2 paying customers !

Visited September 2012
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