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Beech Tree

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1 Collegeview Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-2485
(845) 471-7279
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Rochester, NY
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We went in on a Saturday evening, were seated right away, but found it very noisy. The food was good, but our waitress didn't seem to want to be bothered with any questions. I wouldn't go back.

Thank NYPeggyO
Hopewell Junction, New York
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129 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

This is a nice restaurant right across the street from Vassar College. They specialize in light fare for lunch. Salads, burgers and a variety of sandwiches are available for lunch. My favorite is a burger with Cesar salad. They also have a good assortment of deserts available.

Thank Jim T
Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

This is my family's favorite area restaurant. It has a friendly pub feel, the wait staff is excellent and the food is fabulous. We usually order one of the daily specials, but the regular items (I especially recommend the sauteed shrimp, tomatoes, mozzarella and pesto over pasta) also never disappoint. For a special treat, try their Sunday brunch. My wife... More 

Thank Tom R
New York
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301 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Perhaps the food selection and preparations are better for the dinner menu, but the lunch/brunch menu does not satisfy. Our waitress was pleasant, but did not communicate what the dishes actually contained and how they were prepared, no matter how many times she was asked; therefore, the plates we were served were quite different than what we expected, and we... More 

Thank PokeyPaddler
Poughkeepsie, New York
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178 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

The Beech is near Vassar College and always has excellent, fresh and delicious food. There is a wonderful daily specials menu which is crafted daily by the chef. They make their own sausages, so if that is a choice, be sure to try it. Each item on the menu is wonderful so it is difficult to choose a favorite. We... More 

Thank Noreen M
Salt Point, New York
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

Tiny place...smaller kitchen...and they consistently turn out great interesting dishes.. hard to get into when Vassar has something going on, but consistently charming, delicious and fun...

Thank Denny Q
Dutchess County, NY
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

Don't understand why this local spot is not rated higher...it's one of our regular stops for a night out. Two appys I recommend are: Double Cream Brie w/roasted garlic, red pepper & toasted baguette and Cajun Fried Calamari w/ancho chili aioli. Several sandwiches & salads are available & there is a daily "specials" menu; which provides a wide variety. My... More 

Thank beachruler
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

This place is really nice, I tried the portobello sandwich and it was delicious!! My husband had their chicken orange bbq sandwich and that was also very good, the environment is cool and the staff is really nice.. I recommend this place :)

Thank Malka G
Poughkeepsie, New York
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

When you're hungry and want a great meal. Be it a burger or a fine dinner. Or just hang out at the bar... Cool pub atmosphere with fun staff... You can see the cook preparing the meals!! .

Thank jam83mon
Poughkeepsie, New York
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a small restaurant located across from Vassar College in Pougkeepsie NY (the Arlington section). It has a wonderful bar (and bartender, Bridget!) and cozy tables to sit at. The food is amazing, from the Hangar steak to the Salmon, you can not go wrong. This place is a gem.

Thank John G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Collegeview Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-2485
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: (845) 471-7279

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?