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Shadows on the Hudson

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176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3948
+1 845-486-9500
10:30 am - 8:30 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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Fishkill, New York
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large catering hall with restaurant, bar and lounge. Expansive views of the Hudson. Happy Hour Monday to Friday, 4 to 7. Average beer selection on tap.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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295 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came in on a Monday night for drinks. It was pretty slow, so service was very attentive (but not overbearing). Main menu is pricy, but the food good. They have a bunch of Happy Hour specials for $5 a plate, and some cheaper drinks until 7pm. We got several appetizers to go with our drinks. Very large projection TV over... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to celebrate my sister's birthday and everything was great. The place has a great atmosphere and has a lot of space. Our server, Raymond, was very polite and excellent. He made sure we had everything we needed. The food was very good with good portions. Will come here again when I come back to the area.

Thank Kevin A
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of eight.. We had a lovely room overlooking the Hudson river. The service could have been better but the food was very good. I had a cold water lobster tail which was absolutely delicious. We live in the area and this restaurant has never disappointed us. Spectacular views and consistently good food.

Thank anonymousS4789VD
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had the best time the wait staff were super friendly, got lots of hugs from Cassie,Nelsy & Amanda. I wanted to take them all home with me, their friendliness was above and beyond its as if we knew each other for years.

Thank Cathy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had Sunday Brunch there was very good different verified of food, love the waffles, our waiter was a gentlemen name was Aaron, excellent waiter 👍🏾

Thank Jackie F
Putnam Valley, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came for Mom's birthday brunch, mainly for the gorgeous view of the Hudson. Pleasantly surprised by excellent food and terrific service from Daniel. They wrote "happy birthday" on mom's dessert plate, a nice touch that she loved. Even in the fog, a beautiful place we recommend!

Thank Kelly C
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Thank you Daniel for taking great care of our party of 9! Phenomenal service - great job of clearing plates as quickly as this hungry crew stacked them up. A wonderful experience.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice variety. Daniel our server was fantastic, attentive without being pushy. All the food was delicious, only reason we gave it 4 instead of 5 is because some of the desserts were a little dry.

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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Being ranked #2 on this website and having views of a lit up bridge during dinner, this restaurant was an easy choice for us to make for a romantic dinner. The place is right on the river and with large windows, its not difficult to find something to enjoy - but for some reason, it just wasn't for us. The... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your thoughts from your visit with us. In regards to the ambiance, we are happy to announce a very large scale renovation, which will address many of the acoustic and atmosphere issues that have occasionally been lacking. We will also be using that time to do some extensive staff training, which... 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
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?