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“Beautiful venue, Food a bit disappointing!”
Review of The Roundhouse

The Roundhouse
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Ranked #31 of 77 Restaurants in Beacon
Price range: $18 - $32
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Main Street
Transit: Beacon train station - Metro North Railroad.
Description: The Roundhouse is a unique, historical property overlooking a beautiful waterfall, rushing creek and bustling street corner in charming, artsy Beacon, NY. The Roundhouse is a unique, historical property overlooking a beautiful waterfall, rushing creek and bustling street corner in charming, artsy Beacon, NY. Our singular name represents several masterfully restored buildings that offer a full-service experience, including a boutique hotel, award-winning New American restaurant and popular event space that holds up to 200 guests.
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We booked our reservation on Open Table for Restaurant week expecting a normal Prix Fixe dinner. The portions & presentation were uneven & not very creative. They seem to love to smear & drizzle sauces to fill up the plates. Some of the portions were TINY (the fluke & the butter cake) just cut up into pieces & spread out on the plates. The bacon was a nice portion, but impossible to cut with mouthfuls of fat set upon a weird smear of bean puree. The short rib, however was delicious!!
We had to insist upon being moved to one of the empty nicer table...not sure if the maitre d was angling for a tip. It's not Manhattan, for heaven's sake!
Maybe they are experiencing a learning curve.

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Thank Cynhoff
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Pros: Very good food and wine list; Impressive setting on the Beacon falls; spacious dining room with great views of falls
Cons: A little hard to find; parking could be a problem; service a bit slow at times.

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Thank mclpcm
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Had the chance to visit on a spring-like Sunday afternoon this weekend and was impressed by the Roundhouse immediately. It's in a great location on the falls in Beacon and is a great renovation of an old building. You could easily miss it if you didn't know what you were looking for. Inside it has a very modern feel and the ceiling to floor windows take advantage of the views of the falls.
We didn't have a full dinner (definitely will come back another time for that) just choosing to sit at the bar and enjoy some cocktails and a sampling from the list of small plates. Again, the bar atmosphere was very nice (lot of fun watching the expressions of people walking by and peering into the windows). The personable bartender was spread pretty thin as the place filled up, but he did a great job of taking care of everyone. Very creative menu with some unusual choices. I tried the house made ramen which was served in a rich bacon broth with a poached local egg and a dab of sriracha and two pieces of crispy pork belly. What a great combination of textures and flavors. Tiny bit on the salty side, but it didn't keep me from slurping it down. A shortrib slider was tender and delicious. They can be ordered individually or in a set of 3. We also tried the excellent flatbread with apple, bacon, arugula and leeks. Topped with a balsamic drizzle, this too was very tasty. There's lots to like about this place and we'll be back soon to try more .

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Thank atima
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Those of us that live in the Hudson Valley area are generally somewhat restaurant deprived. When a new one opens up, we all get excited to see if it's "the one". "Will it make it"? First we go try it, if we like it, then we tell some friends, go again, and hopefully it's consistent and stays in business.

I think Swift will make it. With the atmosphere and great food, this really is a little bit of NYC right here in the Hudson Valley. I defy anyone to beat the view, the falls are awesome! We went for lunch and with 5 sat at a very comfortable round table overlooking the falls. The prices seem too low to be for real for the quality. I had a superb short rib sandwich for under $10. Try the lobster mac & cheese, the best. Try some mushroom soup with truffle oil, yumm-o! Can't wait to go back and try dinner.

And leave time to go to the bar (there's one in the restaurant), but go next door to the other bar that's connected to Swift called 2EM (stands for the address: 2 East Main St.) which is also in the Roundhouse. I hear a hotel is in the works from part of the renovated mill.

This is a destination worth a trip or for a special occasion.

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Thank BackinNY
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Valentine's Day, the restaurant was 3/4 empty, we were seated in the chilly entrance area and told by the overwhelmed maitre'd, that she could not seat us elsewhere. After 5 minutes we insisted and were moved. Our server said "That's what happens when you reserve on Open Table." The restaurant never filled up. The food was terribly disappointing! The pheasant was tasteless as was the grouper, served on a bed of under-cooked kidney beans. The menu did not state prices, nor that our only option was the prix fixe dinner @ $85, nor did our server ever explain it. The owners need to understand that you have to earn superior ratings by preparing superior food and providing excellent service. Restoration & modifications to the mill, terrific.

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Thank WendyWillowW
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