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“The folks at Calico know how deliver great food at a fair price!”
Review of Calico Restaurant

Calico Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 55 Restaurants in Rhinebeck
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Boutique restaurant with in house bakery. Dinner reservations accepted 5:15-8pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Open other hours for the pastry shop.
Poughkeepsie, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The folks at Calico know how deliver great food at a fair price!”
Reviewed December 15, 2010

What an amazing find! We discovered this tiny little jewel tucked away in scenic Rhinebeck N.Y. We live in the area and had probably overlooked it several times. It only has 7 or 8 tables but that doesn't stop Calico from delivering big things. The fish dishes are always amazing and flavorful. Everything from the soups through dessert was fresh and delicious each time we went. I was astonished at the wine selection given the small size of the restaurant. The staff is always friendly and the owner/pastry chef is a delight to talk to as she makes her way around the restaurant.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Cozy and intimate with a very nice menu.”
Reviewed November 15, 2010

This is quaint restaurant with an excellent menu and desserts; service was very good portions however, were very small for the price. Not a restuarant for large groups excellent for a romantic dinner.

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
2 reviews
“Don't miss it.”
Reviewed October 13, 2010

Just finished wonderful dinner at this delightful, small intimate, restaurant run by a husband wife team with the husband as chef and wife as pastry chef extraordinairre. We had extraordinary terine of roasted garlic, pesto and goat cheese. Never had this anywhere else. Strong wonderful flavors. For dinner we had delicious boulabeise (sp?) with a great sauce and a pasta with peppers. Both terrific. Then there was a truly exceptional dessert; fraisse with dark chocolate topping and strawberry mouse inside.

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Chittenango NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed July 23, 2010

We traveled to Rhinebeck recently to celebrate an anniversary. Our B&B recommended this restaurant and we decided to give it a try. Our table was ready in accordance with our reservation (a must since there are only 7 tables). We began by perusing the wine list which has been recognized by Wine Spectator with one glass. It is a nice list with many selections in the $25-$30 range along with about 10 1/2 bottle selections. We settled on a German Riesling (I wish they'd put some NY Rieslings as there are superb ones available). We ordered an appetizer which was a grilled portabella mushroom topped with shrimp and homemade pesto sauce. It was fantastic and we used our bread to mop up the left over pesto on the plate. My wife ordered the salmon and I chose the special of flat iron steak with a red wine reduction. Both entree's came with fresh vegetable sides, corn on this occasion, and couscous. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her fish which was cooked very nice. My flat iron was a perfect medium rare, quite tender and the reduction was very flavorful and a perfect accent to the dish. Here is an important note: SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT! Both of the owners have been recognized for their skills in the kitchen and the pastries in this restaurant are quite famous. My wife and I split a blueberry tart, and a chocolate covered white cake with banana mousse in the middle. They were outstanding. The blueberry dessert could have been better warm, but we still cleaned it off of our plate.
You can tell this is a family run establishment. It is a husband and wife team and they put a lot of love in the food. You will not be disappointed if you visit.

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Woodstock, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pastry and garlic soup.”
Reviewed May 27, 2010

This teeny tiny restaurant is cozy and quaint--the garlic soup was superb with layers of flavor and without that overwhelming garlic tang present in many garlic soups. There's a reason it's award-winning.

The pastry case (which doubles as the menu) is phenomenal. You MUST try the brown butter plum tart. It's fantastic.

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