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Le Express Bistro & Bar

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1820 New Hackensack Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This local treat can easily be missed, as it sits among a number of stores in a small strip mall on New Hackensack Road, with inconspicuous signage. However, inside is an understated, elegant restaurant, with an impressively large menu, highly professional service, and wonderful food. Lunch and dinner entrees, several daily specials, and a range of price points, means something... More 

Thank Stephen S
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I do not understand why Le Express Bistro is rated only 27 out of 222 restaurants in Poughkeepsie. I have nothing against the restaurants ranked ahead of Le Express, but a real foodie should appreciate the difference between causal fine dining, pub grub, dinners, and fast food. Le Express is casual fine dining at its best. Forget about the strip... More 

Thank HVNY
Poughkeepsie, New York
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183 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met our friends who suggested this restaurant. It was our first (but not last) time. We all had the prix fixe but various versions. We were all very happy with the dishes. The hen-of-the-wood dish was excellent. The braised duck with papardelle (freshly made) was very good. The wine was reasonably priced, although overall this restaurant is a bit... More 

Thank Gypsgris
Concord, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

The Bistro set in a strip mall and has shut out the traffic view with hand painted farm scenes. The pre-fix menu for restaurant week had a smoked trout tartine appetizer. I felt it was one of the best smoke trout, I had eaten. The small piece trout was served on grilled sourdough bread that had been covered with whipped... More 

Thank pickyeatter
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119 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

My wife and I ate dinner here tonight and were very happy with the food and service. Our waitress, Rachel, had an amazing memory for reciting the details of every special offered. Even when asked about menu listed offerings, she responded with helpful nuances. The food was served hot and finely prepared. Careful attention was given to my wife's braised... More 

Thank DrAndy1
Wappingers Falls, New York
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

My daughter and I went for dinner on a Saturday night. The place was pretty full. We ordered the tomato appetizer to share, Duck confit entrée and a pasta entrée. The tomato's were soft and mealy, dressing was tasteless. The duck tasted old and the pasta served with it were undercooked and hard. The other pasta dish wasn't any better,... More 

1 Thank Gigigogo1
Pleasant Valley, New York
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

What a wonderful surprise in a little strip mall! The food was amazing! We went there for Father's Day and we're still talking about it- everything was fresh, the owner/ chef came out to talk with us, and the decor is delightful, simple and elegant.

1 Thank Gloria C
Hudson River Valley, New York
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161 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Located in an unassuming strip mall, this was a surprise find. Had a nice , though overpriced, dinner with friends. The restaurant was extremely warm and with the back door left open , we had to battle with a couple of annoying flies. I would like to try it again when the A/C is on or during cooler temps.

1 Thank jmbc04
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

My husband and I drove right by this place many times not noticing it. It doesn't look as cute from the outside as it is on the inside. The service was good and our meals were large and prepared as we asked. But you must try the polenta fries for an appetizer.

1 Thank Danielle S
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

I am a young professional with a good disposable income. (Single, no kids). So if I want to dine out I can. Owner? Made his way to every table except ours to inquire about our satisfaction. The beet salad was great! The restaurant itself is hard to find; nestled in a strip mall (next to a strip club) and would... More 

1 Thank Gottalovefoood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1820 New Hackensack Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: 845-849-3565

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