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Shadows on the Hudson

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176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3948
+1 845-486-9500
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Parkland, Florida
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been to this restaurant about 5 times in the past 3 years for family dinner. The first few times the food was acceptable and of course the views are stunning We were here about 6 months ago and the quality of the food had declined Tonight it was the worst. The crab cakes have too much filling and... More 

Thank Susan M
Verplanck, New York
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant has always been spectacular! Food, service and view are all exceptional. It is enjoyable all seasons and we particularly love the Sunday brunch.

Thank Peg136
Cold Spring, New York
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have sampled local restaurants for every Hudson Valley Restaurant Week since they started. It is a good way to get a fixed price meal from local restaurants. Too often we discover that "fixed price" means "fixed size" of serving. Not true here! The servings were generous and delicious. We had come here before for lunch but this was our... More 

Thank LAEwen
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited shadows for the Sunday brunch. It was well worth the money. The food and atmosphere are great for a nice relaxing brunch as a couple or with the family. The selection of food was adequate and delicious. Will definitely be making a return visit.

Thank Sean F
West Oneonta, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the area to celebrate our aniversary. We found this restaurant on-line and decided to give it a try. Conor was our server and he was great, very professional and friendly. Food portions were perfect, food was delicious, and the service was top-notch!! We would go back again!!

Thank cityofthehills2015
Poughkeepsie, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best and most accomodating waiter named Brenden. He made us feel he was there just for us only. Amazing service! We had the fried calamari and we think it is the best in the Hudson Valley! It's always cooked perfectly every time we've had it here.

Thank robinabdu
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this review

We're so happy that you got to enjoy a great appetizer to go along with Brenden's attentive service! I will pass along your compliments, and thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Sincerely, Chris Avenius General Manager Shadows on the Hudson More 

Stratford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A relaxing ambiance, professional service, superior prime rib. The high end of moderate but worth more.

Thank Donald P
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review; Our Executive Chef Nick Brower jokes that he has 3 loves of his life: His wonderful wife, beautiful children, and our Slow-Roasted Prime Rib. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience from beginning to end, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

New York State
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since our last review of Shadows in April of this year, hubby has been diagnosed with Celiac disease so we are revisiting some of our former reviews. We are happy to say that Shadows has a separate Gluten Free menu and we were able to enjoy our weekly visits for late lunches/early suppers throughout the summer months and the fall... More 

Thank Rose-n-Frank
ShadowsManagement, Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your great experiences with us! Our staff puts a tremendous amount of care and preparation into the menu. It's our goal to make our Gluten-Free guests feel that they can enjoy a wonderful meal, that is executed with the same passion and attention to detail as our regular menu. Please ask for me the... More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I both enjoyed our meals in the glassed in eating area. He had pork chops with spiced apples and I had the swordfish. The outside patio overlooking the river would be great in the warmer months. The service was fine and the prices reasonable.

Thank Memery L
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this review

We really appreciate you sharing your most recent experience here at Shadows on the Hudson! We hope to see you again soon, and please ask for me the next time you arrive, so that I may give my regards in person. Sincerely, Chris Avenius General Manager Shadows on the Hudson More 

Warwick, New York
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch and wanted to sit on the outside parameter but told it is only for catering parties. The restaurant was pretty empty We had lunch and the food was delicious but way over the top on portions. The child's burger was the same size as an adult burger and came with fries. Same with the child's mac and... More 

Thank Sandra M
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this review

Sandra, Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience at Shadows. First of all, I'm so sorry that we couldn't accommodate your request for a table with a view. There are certain rare instances that we have large events booked in our outer dining room, that make fulfilling every request for a view impossible. Also, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $35
American, Bar, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3948
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: +1 845-486-9500
Shadows on the Hudson, the Hudson Valley's Premier Waterfront Dining, is located in Poughkeepsie, NY. Our building is perched on a cliff 40 feet above the Hudson River and just 50 feet from its eastern bank. This prime riverfront location affords us one-of-a-kind, truly grand views of the Mid-Hudson Bridge to the north and a majestic riverview to the south. The interior design of the restaurant sets Shadows apart from any other establishment in the area. Guests have five different dining areas to choose from. If you choose the casual and warm Sunset Room or the ultramodern Winter Room you will feel like you are dining in Manhattan or Vegas, while the West & South Deck and True River spaces provide commanding views of the Hudson River during all four seasons. Shadows seasonal menu has a broad appeal with a focus on Seafood and Steaks. The goal of the menu is to create a place where families could afford to eat more than once a week and that would still appeal to couples out for a special night on the town. Shadows will also cater your small lunch or dinner party for groups of 20 - 100.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?