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Shadows on the Hudson

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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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. 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
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed August 18, 2021

We had a reservation which was good. Tuesday night so not busy. We sat at the lovely bar for a drink. Blueberry Bramble was nice but too MANY fresh blueberries. Our table on the open deck was stunning. The evening was perfect weather for this,...it was daylight when we arrived and as the sun went down the view did not disappoint. We had a Shadow burger and a French dip sandwich. They were both great. While Sangria was too sweet for us.Draft beers were perfect. We got the lon cheesecake, the sorbet was the star of the plate. We also got the chocolate mousse and the dulce de leche ice cream on that plate was to die for. It is definitely a suge to dine here but it was gorgeous e atmosphere and really lovely casual fine dining.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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ShadowsManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Eve, WOW! Thank you for the review! We are so glad you had a great time with us! If you liked the Blueberry Bramble, you should try the Peach Fizz next time you are in! We look forward to dining with you again soon!...More

Reviewed July 27, 2021

If you spend 160 for a bottle of Moët , you should get bottle service. I should not be pouring my own drinks. Furthermore they put the miniature bucket on the table, when the bucket started to sweat there was water all over the table....That bottle should of been in a bucket on a stand away from the table.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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ShadowsManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2021

Hi Rod, Thank you for your review, we always appreciate constructive criticism. However, you did get bottle service and we did in fact pour your champagne for you. We are sorry that you were unhappy with how we fill our champagne ice buckets. We fill...More

Reviewed July 24, 2021

Beautiful open space restaurant/tavern with large outdoor seating area. Looks like they can accommodate large parties. Had light lunch, very enjoyable. Just a few minutes away from the train station.

Date of visit: July 2021
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ShadowsManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2021

Hi Alison, Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to dining with you again soon! Cheers, Laney Coursey Guest Service Manager

Reviewed June 19, 2021 via mobile

Great lunch outside on the deck - super friendly service and fabulous food! Dishes are LARGE servings so be prepared to eat a LOT or take home leftovers.

Date of visit: June 2021
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ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2021

Deb, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dinning experience at Shadows. We look forward to your next visit. Warmly, Deanna Knapp Restaurant Manager

Reviewed June 7, 2021 via mobile

My cousins and I were celebrating a reunion night. Reservations were made almost a week in advance. It took 20-30 minutes to get out first drink. Our dinner orders were never put in by our waiter. We waited over 2 hours to get food. The...food was fine. The manager came over and credited our bill by 50%. That was the highlight of the night.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dinning experience at Shadows. We apologize about the flaws in which you experienced. We look forward to your next visit. Warmly, Deanna Knapp Restaurant Manager

Reviewed May 29, 2021

My dinner party of 6 last night was celebrating my brother and Father's 95th birthday. My Dad is a WWII and Korean War Veteran. Our server Vinnie was excellent as well as his assistant. They were extremely courteous and attentive to our every need. The...food was very good, especially the calamari appetizer. Quite a substantial amount and not chewy. I brought our own cake. As a thank you for my father's service to his country, the cake plate charged was waived for each of us. It was a complete and wonderful surprise. I'm sure that wouldn't happen often but nonetheless I am grateful that the restaurant was thoughtful in that regard. Prices were a little high but it was a special occasion & the food was good.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dinning experience at Shadows. Wee are delighted you choose Shadows to celebrate with us & thank you to your father for his service. We look forward to your next visit. Warmly, Deanna Knapp Restaurant Manager

Reviewed May 11, 2021 via mobile

Beautiful view, great service from Jimmy, we enjoyed our drinks and dinner outside then when the sunset and it got cold, went inside for a nightcap. The ambiance. So lovely. You must check it out!!

Date of visit: May 2021
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ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2021

Thank you, Sgorie! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you again soon!

Reviewed April 11, 2021

I usually don’t give a bad review but I had to being from out of town had a late dinner everything was rushed the waitress was average nothing great the food was aweful and cold the atmosphere is really nice but the food does not...measure up over priced for below average food and a limited menu we found a diner the next day with better food than this place very disappointed we were looking forward to this place . Advice if you are going to take reservations at night you customers should be treated no different than earlier customers and serve warm food at least .More

Date of visit: April 2021
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ShadowsManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2021

Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention and apologize for your recent experience. Your feedback helps us get better and hope that your try us again in the future.

Reviewed April 10, 2021 via mobile

First time at the Shadows on the Hudson! When I tell you that the customer service is amazing! I mean it is amazing! Jessica B was our waitress for the evening when I tell you she was on point she was on point! Very friendly!...Very Kind! Very Helpful and Sincere about her job! Best customer service I had in a long time! Definitely will be coming back and asking for Jessica B to be my waitress again! Food was very delicious! I would rate my while experience 5 plus stars!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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ShadowsManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, we're glad that you enjoyed your dining experience and we'll see you again soon!

Reviewed April 9, 2021 via mobile

Went for lunch as a birthday celebration. Menu is very limited. Service was slow Burgers and fries were cold. Waitress dropped a plate of food in my daughter's lap. Didn't have grace to say sorry. Even the drinks came out slow. It's romper room dining....Need to hire professionals, kids can get experience at McDonald's.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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ShadowsManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2021

We appreciate your feedback this helps us get better, we're sorry to hear you were less than satisfied with the service and hope that you try us again in the future.

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Llisa025
September 28, 2017|
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Was only there for a Sunday brunch. The crowd was in casual dress-up for the most part. No jackets/ties, but nice slacks and collared shirts on most men. There were a few diners who were in shorts, but they were in the... More
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Margaret B
July 20, 2017|
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Yes, we absolutely have a Children's Menu with many options. We offer Kids Pasta with Butter or Marinara, Mac & Cheese with String Beans or Fries, Kids Chicken Tenders with Fries, Kids Cheeseburger with Fries or Salad, and a... More
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Pamela H
January 27, 2017|
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Pamela, Our renovations are tentatively scheduled to be completed by May at the latest, so we look forward to seeing you when you're in the area. Thanks for asking & have a great day!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shadows on the Hudson

Yes, Shadows on the Hudson offers takeout services.

Yes, Shadows on the Hudson is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Shadows on the Hudson is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5