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Essie's Restaurant

14 Mount Carmel Pl, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1759
+1 845-452-7181
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good10%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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14 Mount Carmel Pl, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1759
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Wow! Wow! Wow! Chef Brandon is not only an amazing chef but an amazing mixologist. I started off with the Trinidadian which is a rum cocktail with so many layered flavors. Another winner is the whiskey sour...wonderful fresh flavors. We had some small plates to...More

1  Thank USVInny
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Let’s start by the decor, pretty, welcoming and warm atmosphere, a huge picture of the chef/owner grand mother decorates one wall, kind of nice, ,the other wall is a black board with the specials ( from the previous day?, and a table for two on...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Went to Essie’s last night for a family dinner. My nephew attends the CIA and highly recommended it. Lovely neighborhood spot. Interior was charming and reminiscent of a Greenwich village restaurant. Greeted and seated immediately (we had reservations). Ordered fried grits appetizer and cheese plate...More

Thank Suziecu
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Get on their email list to get a heads up on events such as Comfort Food Tuesdays. Tonight's 3 course meal was amazing. Course 1 included Cheddar Grits with Shrimp & Chorizo or a wedge salad. Course 2 was a spicy (but not overly) Chicken...More

Thank Jay V
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Don’t miss this fabulous restaurant in Poughkeepsie. A true destination if you are in the general area. From cocktails through dessert everything was fantastic. Service presentation and top notch food made for a wonderful evening.

1  Thank Ruthcharen
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Essie's has become our "go-to" place! We love introducing friends and family to our favorite Poughkeepsie restaurant. Our meals always have been excellent, and we love that the flavors are complex, and sometimes unusual. Also, whenever we are there, we have noticed that Chef Walker...More

1  Thank Candy D
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Walked by this small rustic looking storefront after a first Friday event that looked interesting and unique. Wasn't disappointed. The resistant is small, servings were pretty good size for appetizers. We just wanted to snack and have a drink. Good variety and different offerings than...More

1  Thank jam83mon
Reviewed 12 January 2018

I took a few of the employees from our restaurant to Essie's tonight because of their high rating for hospitality in the Hudson Valley Best. I will say they did not disappoint. The waitress explained the menu very thoroughly and asked if there were allergies....More

2  Thank midwayli
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I went out with a few friends on a weekend. Made a reservation but didn’t need one as it wasn’t busy all eve. Ordered the toast of the day. It was covered with overly salty freezing cold tapenade with some kind of shredded cheese. It...More

1  Thank IrishWalsh
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Recently chef Brandon Walker had 4 food and beer pairing events. We were fortunate to attend the last one.... The North River hops and brewing company beer dinner. We started with a first course of Queso Frito Misto - a crispy warm selection of fried...More

3  Thank chezdarcy
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Response from asakawill | Reviewed this property |
Essie's Hours are as follows: Friday 5:30–10:30PM Saturday 5:30–10:30PM Sunday 11:30AM–4PM Monday Closed Tuesday 5:30–10:30PM Wednesday 5:30–10:30PM Thursday 5:30-10:30PM
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Mount Carmel Pl, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1759
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: +1 845-452-7181
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