Haymount House, serving Farm-To-Table cuisine, is located in a 1910 Mansion at 25 Studio Hill Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 in one of the River Towns of Westchester County.
From the owner: "Walk in through a marvelous porticoed entrance to be greeted by a stunning view of the Hudson. A meticulous renovation of the former Maison Lafitte revealed marble fireplaces and glittering chandeliers. Tables are dressed with crisp linen and set with flickering candles and fresh flowers. The food is as special and sophisticated as the decor: cauliflower soup with hazelnut brown butter and salt cod emulsion; maple-glazed Berkshire pork belly with sunchoke, radish and celery; or confit of wild salmon with grapefruit, Swiss chard and black truffle vinaigrette."
The word is Although the space is beautiful it seems everything else is a problem. Too many complaints about high prices and poor service. Check out recent reviews on the web before dining here. Perhaps things will improve.
Click to read review The Half Moon is located at 1 High Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 in one of the Hudson River Towns of Westchester County.
From the Half Moon: "Award-winning American fare served overlooking the Hudson. Half Moon is a casual, comfortable American Restaurant serving delicious Hudson Valley produce, the freshest Montauk seafood, ceviches, raw bar and classic hamburgers. The diverse menu offers American favorites, served with imagination and flair. Chef relies on fish right-off-the-boat from Montauk and the surrounding area, as well as herbs and vegetables from our own garden. Inspired by delicious local ingredients he also creates seasonal specials throughout the year."
The word is Attractive restaurant with an upscale vibe and breathtaking views of the Hudson River; have a drink on the patio overlooking the Hudson; enjoy a few small plates; food and service need to improve.
Click to read review Harvest on Hudson, serving Contemporary Italian cuisine, is located at 1 River Street in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 in Westchester County.
From the owner: "Harvest On Hudson offers patio dining, an outside bar, an organic vegetable and herb garden, stone fireplace, a classy bar and lounge, view of the sunset over the Palisades, and more. Harvest on Hudson's menu is based on the traditional cuisine of Italy. Chef Vincent Barcelona incorporates the freshest ingredients from the Hudson Valley and our very own vegetable and herb garden into contemporary and creative Italian dishes."
Click to read review Red Hat on River, billed as a French Bistro, is located at One Bridge Street, Irvington-on-Hudson NY 10533, Westchester County. "This French bistro-inspired eatery is housed in a hundred-year-old factory building that has been transformed to feature an uninterrupted, 180 degree view of the Hudson River."
Live Music Organic, line caught, and sustainable raised options Waterfront dining at the bank of the Hudson River
The word is Beautiful restaurant with amazing waterfront views; on a good weather day, dine outside or have drinks on the rooftop lounge or patio and take in the magnificent views of the Hudson River. Lunch or dinner, the food is excellent, with many organic and grass-fed options. Fabulous!
Dudley's Parkview Restaurant, serving American food, is located at 94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle, NY 10805 in Westchester County. From the owner: "Located on the water - overlooking Echo Bay Harbor & walking distance to Hudson Park, Dudley's is a family owned restaurant since the 1920's. Although open year-round, Dudley's is most popular during the summer months."
Noise level - Average to very loud Open Late Waterfront dining on large deck overlooking marina
The word is "Gorgeous view of marina" and "reasonably priced" food and drink.
Siete Ocho Siete, serving Traditional Puerto Rican cuisine, is located at 414 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY 10805 in southern Westchester County.
From Siete Ocho Siete: "A stylish, warm and welcoming restaurant featuring a unique bar and lounge. Located in the heart of New Rochelle, New York along the tranquil Long Island Sound, its menu is inspired by the island of Puerto Rico which is renowned for the love of good food and music. Siete Ocho Siete offers you the opportunity to indulge in dishes that have risen out of hundreds of years of refinement. Traditional Puerto Rican cooking is simple and unpretentious. Puerto Rican cuisine has its own unique identity, assembled by many different ethnicities throughout history. The use of exotic spices and blends conjure up images of ancient Indian Tainos, Spanish and African influences . . ."
Click to read review The Boathouse, Traditional American, is located at 4 Westerly Road, Ossining, NY 10562. The Boathouse, a casual American Bistro, offers waterfront dining, overlooking the Hudson River.
Sunday Brunch Waterfront dining
The word is Try this casual, relaxed restaurant with a view of the Hudson (beyond the parking lot). Dining on the "patio while the sun sets across the river" adds to a "perfect summer evening".
Pier Restaurant & Tiki Bar, serving a Traditional American menu with an emphasis on seafood, is located at 1 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY 10580 in Westchester County.
Live Entertainment Waterfront Views
The word is "We sat on the patio where the views (Long Island Sound) are great." Comments about the food range between "tasted frozen & thawed" to just plain "awful and overpriced" while others enjoyed the "raw bar," "the delicious steamed lobster," and "the broiled seafood combination". The safest bet is seafood, or just order a drink and enjoy the views.
Click to read review Striped Bass Restaurant, serving seafood in a casual setting, is located at 236 Green Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591 in Westchester County.
From Striped Bass: "Located on the Hudson River, in the shadows of the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown, NY. Striped Bass Restaurant is Open All Year for lunch and dinner with great outdoor waterfront dining when the weather is nice."
Cafe Hudson, an upscale bar and lounge on the waterfront in downtown Yonkers, is located at 1 Van Der Donck Street, Yonkers, NY, 10701 in southern Westchester County.
From Cafe Hudson: "Cafe Hudson is an upscale waterfront bar and restaurant on the banks of the Hudson River in downtown Yonkers. Cafe Hudson has a variety of specialty house cocktails that you will only find here. Cafe Hudson also serves an assortment of imported and domestic craft beers. The food offerings are simple and delicious with an assortment of appetizers, salads and sandwiches. Cafe Hudson's beautifully landscaped outdoor patio offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Hudson River . . ."
Full Bar Noise level = Average Waterfront dining
The word is Cafe Hudson is located at the center of the downtown waterfront redevelopment at Hudson River Park Esplanade and offers great views; otherwise short on service and food.
Dolphin Restaurant Bar & Lounge, serving a Mediterranean Seafood menu with steak, seafood, and pasta options, is located at 1 Van Der Donck Street, Yonkers NY 10701, Westchester County - in the upscale, waterfront Hudson Park complex along the Yonkers landmark pier, part of the re-birth of the Yonkers downtown area.
Live music on Sundays (sometimes) Sunday Brunch Waterfront dining on a 5,000-square-foot riverfront patio
The word is This "awesome restaurant" offers "an amazing menu" with "great service" in a "wonderful atmosphere"; enjoy waterfront dining on the patio with "great views of the Hudson River".
Click to read review X2O Xaviars On The Hudson, serving New American cuisine, is located at 71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers NY 10701, Westchester County in the lower-Hudson Valley. X2O sits on the historic Yonkers Pier, a structure built at the turn of the century and accessible by car, boat or train.
The word is X2O is one of Peter Xavier Kelly's amazing restaurants in the Hudson Valley. "Outstanding . . . from appetizer through main course, veggies, dessert and even the coffee was delicious"; ". . . the very best restaurant I have ever been to. The food was fantastic, the service extraordinary and the view mesmerizing".
Reviews include The New York Times highest rating (Extraordinary), The Mobil Travel Guide Four Star Award, Restaurant News Dining Hall of Fame, Zagat's Survey (29 out of 30). Also in Restaurant Cuisines American New
Shadows on the Hudson, serving New American cuisine, is located at 176 Rinaldi Boulevard, Poughkeepsie NY 12601, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. This waterfront restaurant is perched on a cliff forty feet above the Hudson River and just fifty feet from its eastern bank. Enjoy views of the Mid-Hudson Bridge to the north and miles of open river to the south.
The word is The indoor restaurant atmosphere is "Las Vegas" with a "huge bar and giant multi-paneled TV for viewing the sporting event of the day"; while dining outside offers "waterfront views that are breathtaking"; and a wide price range on the menu ensures "you can eat at the price that is right for you".
Cafe Pitti, serving casual Italian food, is located at 40 Front Street, Newburgh NY 12550, Orange County in one of the River Towns of the Hudson Valley.
The word is Enjoy this small cafe on the Newburgh waterfront while dining on delicious thin crust pizza; also serving Panini Brioche (toasted Italian sandwich), Tramezzini (toasts), Focaccia (double crushed pizza sandwich) and salads; finish your meal with a gelati or sorbet.
Pamela's On the Hudson, serving Continental cuisine, is located at 1 Park Place, Newburgh NY 12550, Orange County in the Hudson Valley.
Waterfront dining overlooking the Hudson River.
The word is Pamela's offers a light bistro menu and live entertainment Thursday-Saturday. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Hudson at this "warm and comfortable" restaurant where the "food and drinks are spectacular", especially when they host a party.
River Grill, serving New American cuisine, is located at 40 Front Street, Newburgh, NY 12550, Orange County in one of the River Towns of the Hudson River Valley.
Waterfront Dining on patio overlooking the Hudson River
The word is Best on a warm sunny day when you can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful views of the Hudson River. While many agree the "food is very good," River Grill is "not recommended for Vegetarians".
Torches On the Hudson, serving Traditional American food, is located at 120 Front Street, Newburgh NY 12550, in one of the River Towns of Orange County in the Hudson Valley.
Bar Lounge DJ’s and Entertainers (Fri and Sat nights) Waterfront dining on patio overlooking the Hudson The word is Have a drink on the patio; check out recent reviews before making reservations for dinner. Also in Restaurant Cuisines American Traditional
Click to read review Hudson House Inn, serving Steak and Seafood, is located at 2 Main Street in Cold Spring, NY 10516 NY in Putnam County.
From the owner: "Built in 1832 and operated as a hotel since then, the Hudson House River Inn is truly part of Hudson River history. The Hudson House is located on the serene waterfront approximately one hundred feet from the Hudson River in the quaint, antique shopping village of Cold Spring. When at the Hudson House you will indulge in breathtaking views of West Point, Storm King Mountain and the majestic Hudson River and mountains. The inn is currently on the National Register of Historic Places."
The word is Enjoy a drink on the porch overlooking the Hudson River in this circa 1832 building. While the views are beautiful in the River Room (only 100 feet from the Hudson River), for more casual dining visit the Tavern Room offering a lighter menu and a cozy fire. "The food is good - sometimes". As for the rooms, "Disappointing and poorly maintained".
Click to read review The Terrace Club Restaurant, serving New American cuisine, is located at 825 South Lake Blvd. in Mahopac, NY 10541 in northern Westchester County.
From the Terrace Club: ""The Terrace Club is set against beautiful Lake Mahopac, a hidden gem that Mahopacian's hold close to their hearts. The lake is for many the reason why they are here and why they stay. The location is a definite attraction that most flock to in warmer months. The potential of its location was the reason why Amie decided to open The Terrace Club, and would not have opened it anywhere but here."
River Club, serving Traditional American cuisine, is located at 11 Burd Street, Nyack, NY 10960, in one of the Hudson River Towns of Rockland County.
From the owner: "The River Club is one of Nyack's favorite destinations. The restaurant offers a comfortable, inviting atmosphere perfect for casual dining with family and friends. Our staff is one of its greatest assets, and we look forward to making your afternoon or evening an enjoyable one. The River Club is perfect in any weather or season - our outdoor bar and dining area are popular in beautiful weather, and our cozy taproom with fireplace warms up any chilly, wet day."
Two Spear Street, serving New American cuisine, is located at 2 Spear Street, Nyack, NY 10960, in one of the Hudson River Towns of Rockland County.
From the owner: "Two Spear Street’s dishes are an eclectic blend of New American Inspired Dishes with influences from around the world. Serving the finest Prime Cuts of Beef, Fresh Seafood and Creative House Specialties, Two Spear Street will be a culinary treat. The views from Two Spear Street’s picture windows are simply spectacular! Come at dusk and witness for yourself the golden hues, as they play off The Hudson River and The Tappan Zee Bridge framework.
The word is The food and the service is wonderful at this charming and intimate restaurant located on the banks of the Hudson River; with views of the Tappan Zee Bridge (small parking lot between you and the view).
Hudson Water Club, serving New American, Pizza, and Seafood, is located at 606 Beach Road, West Haverstraw NY 10993, in one of the River Towns of Rockland County.
From Hudson Water Club: "The Hudson Water Club sits within a beautiful waterside setting, against sweeping views of the Hudson River. Inside, snazzy terrazzo tile, vaulted ceilings, and floor to ceiling windows make for tremendous use of the natural views of the river. The restaurant's cuisine is Contemporary American with a strong emphasis on seafood designed by our CIA trained Executive Chef Michael Dobias. Chef Dobias focuses on local ingredients and strives to feature seasonal items at their peak of freshness. Our diverse menus combine classic favorites with modern twists to be savored in surroundings of breath-taking river views and exceptional service and hospitality."
The word is The views are amazing and the atmosphere in the dining room is beautiful. Both food and service need to improve, but hey, with waterfront views like this, restaurants stay full and unfortunately let food and service slip.
Henry's Farm to Table at Buttermilk Falls Inn, is located at 220 North Road, Milton NY 12547, Ulster County in the Hudson River Valley. From the owner: "Nestled among the carriage houses, Henry’s Farm to Table is a warm and inviting dining room . . . soft barnwood tables and dramatic glass wine jugs dripping from the ceiling, its intimate feel with views of the lake swimming with geese and ducks . . ."
Ingredients sourced from local farms Organic options Waterfront dining overlooking the lake
The word is "Beautiful space" and "everything tasted super fresh" as it should at a "farm to table" restaurant.
The River Towns of the Hudson River Valley offer
waterfront dining in Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, and the upper-Hudson Valley counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Greene and Columbia County. Excellent food and beautiful views abound in the River Towns of the Hudson Valley. Find a waterfront restaurant in the lower-Hudson, mid-Hudson or upper-Hudson Valley and enjoy dining outside, while looking out at stunning views of the majestic Hudson River and the Hudson Highlands.
When dining in Westchester, eat lunch, dinner, or just have coffee and dessert, in Tarrytown, Irvington-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Yonkers, Peekskill, Sleepy Hollow, Croton-on-Hudson, Ossining, Buchanan, Cortlandt or Briarcliff Manor.
There are also many excellent waterfront restaurants in Rockland County and towns in the mid-Hudson Valley and upper-Hudson Valley. When it time to eat, find a restaurant in Cold Spring, Hudson, Hyde Park, Kingston, Pawling, or Rhinebeck. If you're visiting Rockland County be sure to go to Piermont, home to some excellent restaurants. Visit Piermont Pier and Nyack, or go further north to Rhinebeck and West Point. If you enjoy antiquing, spend a day in Hudson in Columbia County and then dine in the city of historic Hudson on the water.
The River Towns of the Hudson Valley are charming and quaint towns and villages set on the shores of the Hudson River. For a special treat, dine while relaxing on the terrace, patio, or deck, of one of the excellent restaurants offering views of the Hudson River or on the Long Island Sound. Try not to miss the chance to enjoy a summer evening dinner, alfresco, at some of the best restaurants in New York.
If you're in Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Port Chester or any town along the Long Island Sound, eat at waterfront restaurants along the Sound. What can be more relaxing than dining in a restaurant in the open air overlooking the Hudson River or the Long Island Sound?