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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Menu

APPETIZERS
Joe's Italian Hot Peppers*
Secret Marinade, Aged Provolone, Grilled Ciabatta
USD 12
Artisanal Cheese Board*
Chef's Selection of 3 Cheeses, Toasted Baguettes, Honey Comb, Cranberry Compote, Cinnamon Apple Jam, Honeycomb
USD 18
Buffalo Calamari
House-Made Buffalo Sauce, Gorgonzola Drizzle
USD 15
Fried Calamari
Crispy Flash Fried Calamari, House Made Marinara
USD 15
Burrata*
Baby Arugula, Black Garlic & Tomato Jam, Cracked Black Pepper, Aged Balsamic
USD 16
Garlic Bread Tower
Warm Gorgonzola Cream
USD 12
Ahi Tuna Tostadas
Lemon Chili Ponzu, Spicy Mayo, Cucumber & Wasabi Cream, Candied Jalapeños, Sliced Shallots, Scallions
USD 18
Candied Bacon & Sweet Potato Croquettes
Roasted Chestnut & Honey Purée
USD 14
Maryland Crab Cakes
Jumbo Lump Crab, Celery Root Purée, Parsley Oil
USD 16
Spanish Grilled Octopus*
Roasted Marble Potatoes, Chorizo Crema, Arugula Purée, Shaved Radish
USD 17
SALADS
Add: Steak - $9, Shrimp - $8, Tuna - $8, Salmon - $7 or Chicken - $6
Traditional Caesar Salad*
Shaved Grana Padano, Garlic Scented Brioche Croutons
USD 12
Crispy Chicken Salad
Romaine, Roasted Peppers, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, Hard Boiled Egg, Grilled Corn, Parmesan, Brioche Croutons, Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing
USD 18
Shadows Salad*
Young Greens, Crumbled Gorgonzola, Crispy Pancetta, Tomato, Red Onion, Hard Boiled Pink Egg, Red Wine Vinaigrette
USD 16
Roasted Beet Salad*
Orange Zest, Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, Arugula & Frisee, Maple Vinaigrette
USD 16
SEA
Spicy Creole Shrimp*
Basmati Rice, Sautéed Swiss Chard, Fried Plantains
USD 28
Fettuccine Fra Diavolo
Colossal Shrimp, Calamari, Shelled Clams & Mussels, Spicy Tomato Sauce
USD 28
Steamed Maine Lobster*
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Haricot Verts, Drawn Butter
MP
Sea Scallops*
Caramelized Onion Purée, Bacon & Sweet Potato Hash, Sautéed Spinach, Grilled Apple
USD 28
Seared Faroe Island Salmon*
Roasted Apple & Rosemary Purée, Black Quinoa, Swiss Chard, Citrus Pan Sauce
USD 26
LAND
Fried Chicken
Buttermilk Fried Leg & Breast, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Haricot Verts, Spicy Honey
USD 19
Rigatoni Bolognese*
House-Made Bolognese, Aged Balsamic, Basil Oil, Shaved Romano, Fresh Herbs
USD 19
Eggplant Pomodoro*
Pappardelle Pasta, Roasted Eggplant, Stewed Tomatoes, Basil Marinara
USD 18
Seared French Cut Chicken Breast*
Roasted Apple & Sage Potato Cake, Oyster Mushroom & Butternut Squash Medley, Sautéed Swiss Chard, Spiced Cider Veloute
USD 19
Roasted Mushroom Risotto*
Fresh Herbs, Aged Balsamic, Truffle Oil, Aged Romano
USD 18
Hangar Steak Frites*
Grilled Hangar Steak, Parmesan & Herb Fries, Black Garlic Aioli
USD 25
STEAKS
Fire-Grilled, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
Filet Mignon*
Roasted Garlic & Oyster Mushroom Bordelaise
6oz USD 26
New York Strip*
USDA Prime, Roasted Shallot Bordelaise
8oz USD 23
Burgundy Braised Beef Short Rib*
Red Wine Demi-Glace, Fried Oyster Mushroom
USD 23
STEAKS - ENHANCEMENTS
Caramelized Onions
USD 4
Sautéed Mushrooms
USD 5
Italian Hot Peppers
USD 8
Roasted Mushroom & Cognac Cream Sauce
USD 3
RAW BAR
Horseradish, Anjou Pear Mignonette, Tequila Cocktail Sauce
Shrimp Cocktail
Six Shrimp, Lemon, Caper Cocktail Sauce
USD 16
Littleneck Clams on the Half-Shell
Half-Dozen USD 7
Dozen USD 13
Maine Lobster Cocktail
MP
Petite Shellfish Platter
Four Shrimp, Four Oysters, Four Littlenecks, Six Marinated Mussels
USD 29
Grand Shellfish Platter
Whole Maine Lobster, Four Shrimp, Six Oysters, Six Littlenecks, Dozen Marinated Mussels
USD 59
Three-Tier Shellfish Plateau
Two Whole Maine Lobsters, Eight Shrimp, Dozen Oysters, Dozen Littlenecks, Two Dozen Marinated Mussels
USD 119
OYSTERS ON THE HALF-SHELL
EAST COAST
Blue Point | Connecticut
USD 2.5
WEST COAST
Kumamoto | Oregon
USD 3
About
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 March 15, 2020 via mobile

We were looking for a tasty meal with a river overlook. We sort of got both but it was not such an amazing meal or great service in an empty dining room or view we would plan to return. There are so many other spots...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

The food and the service were equally amazing. If you are looking for a special place for dinner with a great view this is the place.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

My partner took me for my birthday. We couldn't get a dinner reservation, so we opted for a late lunch. The weather was outstanding, parking was relatively easy, they also offer the option for valet parking. We were seated promptly and l had a meat...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your thoughts on your experience with us, and we are so glad that you had a great time here at Shadows! We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Visiting Poughkeepsie for the weekend with my husband (sans baby) so we are exploring and hopping around to restaurants and bars. So far we’ve been to 5 (for snacks and drinks) and our favorite, by far, was Shadows. For one, our server Darlene was fantastic...which...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Hi Kimberly, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback about your experience with us! We are thrilled that you had a great time, and enjoyed the atmosphere. We hope you travel back soon and come see us!

Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

This may be a good place in the summer; beautiful view, but not in the winter. We like a cozy romantic ambiance. Our room was huge, vacuous and more conducive to a convention than a couple. We expected the high prices, but the filet mignon...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback! We apologize that your experience was anything less than excellent, and hope to make that up to you. I would love the chance to speak to you further about this, if you would like to...More

Reviewed February 17, 2020

It being close to a decade since I had been here, I thought I would take them off the banned list and revisit -- I wasn't disappointed. Walked in with no reservations but was quickly seated. Love the fancy mixed drinks! Usually, I stick to...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your positive experience with us! We really appreciate the feedback, and we are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed February 12, 2020

As would be expected, the seafood is the star attraction, but burgers are also quite good. In good weather, try to get a table outside; otherwise, try to get a window view. Excellent for families and for visitors.

Date of visit: July 2019
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ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave positive feedback about your experience with us! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed January 21, 2020

We went to Shadows on the Hudson for a birthday lunch with our family. Darlene was a truly exceptional server! Some of our party was almost an hour late, but we never felt rushed or like we were in the way. Darlene was very personable...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2020

Nolan, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at Shadows on the Hudson. We are delighted to hear Darlene provided excellent service and recommendations for your party. We hope to see you again in the near future: Warmly, Deanna...More

Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

I went here on a week day for a reunion luncheon with former co- workers. Shadows always has a nice ambience to enjoy some good food and company. This time in October was no exception. The food and the service were excellent. It's not the...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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ShadowsManagement, Owner at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2020

Murl, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are delighted to hear Shadows is your restaurant of choice for a reunion! We hope to see you again in the near future. Warmly, Deanna Knapp Restaurant Manager

Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

Twice in the past year as a tourist ! Love it! International food: Oysters, wine and scallops were amazing!!! Love this place. Came with the family and agreed we will be back!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ShadowsManagement, Owner at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2020

Corti, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a wonderful review! Our owner goes to the fish market and hand picks all of our fresh seafood, the scallops are my favorite as well. We hope to see you again on your next...More

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Llisa025
September 28, 2017|
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Response from Johnson747 | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from ShadowsManagement | Property representative |
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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Response from ShadowsManagement | Property representative |
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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