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Essie's Restaurant

14 Mount Carmel Pl, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1759
+1 845-452-7181
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good9%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cheesecake” (4 reviews)
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14 Mount Carmel Pl, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1759
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the mid Hudson Valley you must stop in at Essie’s restaurant for an unexpected culinary experience that totally surprised the family members who decided to give this much recommended restaurant a try. We ordered several menu items, non of which disappointed! Trust me,...More

1  Thank Trek46237461010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Essie’s is a phenomenal restaurant owned and operated by Executive Chef Brandon Walker! Everything suggested by the staff and Chef Brandon was ON POINT Five *****!! The Roasted Beet(ok I thought it said Beef) was GREAT! The desserts whewwww! Oh and I’m Gluten Free and...More

1  Thank djbj
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Had brunch with my wife, Sharon. The meal was prefect. Her steak and eggs was totally to her specs. My grits and shrimp was a work of art. Prefect steak and creamy cheesy grits. The service staff was on point and Chief Brandon was there...More

Thank gomcclelland
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I were in the area visiting colleges and saw the positive reviews. What a great find! The the cocktail menu is intriguing and the bartender talked me through the flavor profiles to get to a cocktail we thought I’d like: “green goddess”...More

1  Thank Gordon L
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 Vinny C
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

Thank cgalow
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
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8 July 2017|
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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
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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Essie’s is an elegant yet casual dining American restaurant located in the heart of the Little Italy section of Poughkeepsie, NY under the direction of Executive Chef Brandon Walker a CIA graduate from Brooklyn, NY. Chef Walker's Modern American menu is inspired by global flavors and his family roots from the Caribbean and American South. Chef Walker uses modern cooking techniques and local seasonal ingredients when available to support the local food economy and to show case the best ingredients that the Hudson Valley offers. The Dining room pays homage to the things of old with vintage, industrial, and reclaimed wood features to create a cozy, warm and inviting environment.
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