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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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Coram, New York
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband booked this restaurant as a birthday surprise. Make a reservation for an early dinner so that you can be seated by the window alongside the Hudson River. The view is exquisite. Time your visit if possible to stay until sunset. The menu is American and contains basics from burgers and sandwiches to steaks and seafood. Everything we tasted... More 

Thank lisa l
Winterville, North Carolina
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were on a bus tour and this was our first dinner stop. The weather was beautiful, the view was beautiful. I loved everything about this place. The service outstanding. The food delicious! The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is due to the fact we didn't get to choose off the menu. Since the... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Along with great views had a personable and professional server making for a great experience thanks Conor O.

Thank Arlington1
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well I've been here multiple times. This particular time we went for brunch on Sunday. The food was good and we had a great time. Every other time I've been here it's been with my girlfriend during happy hour for drinks and a bite to eat. We always have a ball.

Thank Jae M
Rutherford, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

service fine / food very good / comfortable seating, only disappointment-- not accommodating our reservation for outside seating on the most delightful evening this summer

Thank jlyn2hasbrouck
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a whim.. got a great table with spectacular view of the Hudson River... food good... service good not hovering over us.. fantastic date spot!!!

Thank Ppc615
Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my retirement from over 30 years service; after drinks at the bar area we were situated on the veranda with a lovely view of the Hudson River. The service was excellent, prompt, courteous, and the servers made an effort to get everyone's order right. The appetizers included calamari, shrimp, coconut chicken,beef strips. The restaurant is generous in their... More 

Thank Robert W
Orlando, Florida
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came with a group of 15. The location was spectacular! The view from the balcony was amazing. The meal was a buffet which was priced very reasonably for all the food that was served.

Thank wagsplace
Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the outdoor deck at Shadows. We love the view you get here ad it is a great place to look out at the river and watch the sunset. We really enjoyed our first visit a few years ago as both the staff and patrons were welcoming. Not so much on this visit. It took... More 

Thank rwil2014
Glen Rock, New Jersey
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't believe that they are the same owners as Blu Pointe in Newburgh. The food here is horrible and I only go as my college son likes Shadows. The food is not fresh, not prepared with any kind of flavor and the restaurant needs to be totally redecorated and the menu re-done and competent chefs hired.

Thank dsjorgy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $35
American, International
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
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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