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Shadows on the Hudson

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

Location and contact

Menu

APPETIZERS
$12.0
Joe's Italian Hot Peppers
Secret Marinade, Aged Provolone, Grilled Ciabatta
$18.0
Artisanal Cheese Board
Artisanal Cheeses, House-Made Jam, Charred Grapes, Ciabatta & Honeycomb
$14.0
Braised Pork Belly
Charred Ciabatta, Apple Bourbon Reduction, Pickled Shallots
$15.0
Burrata
Fried Burrata, Baby Arugula, Fire Roasted Tomato Chutney, Pickled Shallots, Aged Balsamic
$12.0
Garlic Bread Tower
Warm Gorgonzola Cream
$18.0
Ahi Tuna Tartare
Spicy Mayo Dressing, Sesame Seeds, House Pickled Ginger, Shallots, Avocado & Wonton
$16.0
Garlic Shrimp
Grilled Baguette, Roasted Garlic, Sun-Dried Cherry Tomatoes, Charred Lemon
$15.0
Buffalo Calamari
House-Made Buffalo Sauce, Gorgonzola Drizzle
$16.0
Maryland Crab Cakes
Jumbo Lump Crab, Citrus Remoulade, Basil Oil
$17.0
Clam Pot
Chardonnay-Steamed Littlenecks, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
RAW BAR & SEAFOOD APPETIZERS
Sriracha Cocktail Sauce, Prepared Horseradish, Cucumber Mignonette
$29.0
Petite Shellfish Platter
Four Colossal Shrimp, Four Oysters, Four Littlenecks, Six Marinated Mussels, Prepared Horseradish, Cucumber Mignonette
$59.0
Grand Shellfish Platter
Whole Maine Lobster, Four Colossal Shrimp, Six Oysters, Six Littlenecks, Dozen Marinated Mussels, Prepared Horseradish, Cucumber Mignonette
$119.0
Three-Tier Shellfish Plateau
Two Whole Maine Lobsters, Eight Colossal Shrimp, Dozen Oysters, Dozen Littlenecks, Two Dozen Marinated Mussels, Prepared Horseradish, Cucumber Mignonette
$16.0
Colossal Shrimp Cocktail
Six Colossal Shrimp, Lemon, Caper Cocktail Sauce
Half-Dozen $7.0
Dozen $13.0
Littleneck Clams on the Half-Shell
$2.5
Oysters on the Half-Shell
Blue Point, Long Island
$24.0
Maine Lobster Cocktail
BEEF
8oz $23.0
Sliced Prime NY Strip
USDA Prime, Roasted Garlic Crema, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetable
6oz $25.0
Filet Mignon
Roasted Shallot & Thyme Bordelaise, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetable
FISH
$22.0
Colossal Shrimp Scampi
Lemon, Garlic, Chardonnay, Roasted Tomatoes, Spinach, Fettuccine
$22.0
Fettuccine Fra Diavolo
Colossal Shrimp, Calamari, Shelled Clams & Mussels, Spicy Tomato Sauce
$30.0
Steamed Maine Lobster
Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Potatoes, Drawn Butter
$22.0
Sea Scallops
Lemon & Herb Tossed Quinoa, Butternut Squash Purée, Charred Cauliflower
$23.0
Faroe Island Salmon
Lemon & Herb Tossed Quinoa, Pickled Radish, Charred Scallion
$26.0
Pan Seared Red Snapper
Stewed Ratatouille, Herbed Red Rice, Charred Zucchini
SALADS
Add: Steak - $9, Shrimp - $8, Salmon - $7, Tuna - $8 or Chicken - $6
$12.0
Traditional Caesar Salad
Shaved Grana Padano, Garlic Scented Brioche Croutons
$20.0
Salmon & Beet Salad
Baby Arugula, Goat Cheese, Orange Supremes, Radicchio, Radish, Dijon Vinaigrette
$16.0
Crispy Chicken Chopped Salad
Romaine, Roasted Peppers, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, Boiled Egg, Grilled Corn, Parmesan, Brioche Croutons Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing
$17.0
Shadows Cobb Salad
Chopped Romaine, Crumbled Gorgonzola, Crispy Pancetta, Tomato, Red Onion, Hard Boiled Pink Egg, Red Wine Vinaigrette
PASTA & POULTRY
$19.0
Fried Chicken
Buttermilk Fried Leg & Breast, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Pancetta–Haricot Verts, Cajun Aioli
$18.0
Cavatelli Bolognese
House-Made Bolognese, Aged Balsamic, Basil Oil, Shaved Romano, Fresh Herbs
$23.0
Cacio e Pepe
Bucatini, Romano Cheese, Cracked Black Pepper, Fresh Herbs
$19.0
Seared Airline Chicken Breast
Charred Artichoke Cream Sauce, Roasted Peppers, Slow Roasted Tomatoes, Shaved Radish, Herb Tossed Quinoa
$18.0
Chef's Seasonal Risotto
Local Vegetables, Fresh Herbs, Aged Balsamic, Aged Romano
SANDWICHES
French Fries or Coleslaw. Upgrade to Sweet Potato Fries or Side Salad - $2
$18.0
Burrata Burger
Crispy Pancetta, Torn Burrata, Bourbon Battered Onions, Black Garlic & Roasted Tomato Jam
$26.0
Maine Lobster Roll
Chilled Maine Lobster, Celery Hearts, Tarragon Aioli, Butter Toasted Brioche
$17.0
Shadows Burger
Joe's Peppers, Provolone, Fried Egg, Caramelized Onions, Tomato
$16.0
Crispy Chicken
Bacon, Cheddar, Chipotle Aioli, Toasted Brioche
$15.0
Caprese Panini
House-Made Fresh Mozzarella, Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Roasted Peppers, Roasted Red Onion, Basil
$14.0
House-Made Veggie Burger
Red Rice, Grilled Onions, Black Beans, Roasted Pepper Dressing
$15.0
Salmon Belly Taco
Shallot Pico de Gallo, Honey Cajun Aioli, Dressed Arugula, Lime
$16.0
Mushroom Burger
Whiskey Scented Mushrooms, Baby Swiss, Arugula, Truffle & Black Pepper Aioli
$15.0
Salmon Burger
Salmon Cake, Charred Pineapple, Smashed Avocado, Chili Lime Aioli
$17.0
French Dip
Tender Sliced Prime Rib, Roasted Garlic Aioli, Au Jus
SIDES
$7.0
Haricot Verts
$6.0
Roasted Butternut Squash
$6.0
Lemon & Herb Tossed Quinoa
$6.0
Herbed Red Rice
$5.0
French Fries
$6.0
Sweet Potato Fries
$6.0
Roasted Potatoes
$6.0
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
SIGNATURE COCKTAILS
$12.0
Raspberry Mojave
Skyy Razz, Freshly Muddled Limes, Mint & Raspberries, Lime Juice
$12.0
Burning Man Margarita
Cazadoras Blanco, Triple Sec, Cedar Smoked Infused Sweet Vermouth, Lime Juice, Orange Juice, Toasted Orange Twist
$12.0
Peach Life
Featured in Hudson Valley Magazine. New Amsterdam Gin, Peach Purée, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Topped with Club Soda
$12.0
Jamaican Sunset
Spiced Rum & Coconut Rum, Pama Liqueur, Tropical Juices
$12.0
Harvest Old Fashioned
Crown Royal Apple, Pomegranate Liquor, Orange Bitters, Fresh Muddled Apples and Cranberries
$12.0
Henne Sidecar
Hennessy VS, Solerno Blood Orange Liquor, Lemon Juice, Simple syrup
$12.0
Midnight Draught
Bullet Bourbon, Pumpkin Liquor, Apple Cider, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Topped with Samuel Adams Seasonal Beer
$12.0
Fall-Fusion 75'
Hendricks Gin, Cinnamon-Vanilla Syrup, Apple Cider, Topped with Champagne
$12.0
SnowDrifter
Milagro Blanco Tequila, Pear liquor, Pomegranate Purée, Pineapple Juice, Fresh Mint & Basil, Muddled Ginger
$12.0
The Highland Mule
Glenmorangie Lasanta, Pomegranate Liquor, Lemon Juice, Cranberry Juice, Topped with Ginger Beer
WINTER SANGRIA
$10 - Glass, $30 - Pitcher
White
Ketel One Botanicals: Peach & Orange Blossom, Pomegranate Liquor, Lemon Juice, Lime Juice, White Cranberry Juice, Simple Syrup, Topped with Canyon Road Pinot Grigio
Red
Ketel One Botanicals: Grapefruit & Rose, Pomegranate Liquor, Lemon Juice, Lime Juice, Cranberry Juice, Simple Syrup, Topped with Canyon Road Cabernet Sauvignon
About
Shadows on the Hudson, the Hudson Valley's Premier Waterfront Dining, is located in Poughkeepsie, NY. Our building is perched on a cliff 40 feet above the Hudson River and just 50 feet from its eastern bank. This prime riverfront location affords us one-of-a-kind, truly grand views of the Mid-Hudson Bridge to the north and a majestic riverview to the south. The interior design of the restaurant sets Shadows apart from any other establishment in the area. Guests have five different dining areas to choose from. If you choose the casual and warm Sunset Room or the ultramodern Winter Room you will feel like you are dining in Manhattan or Vegas, while the West & South Deck and True River spaces provide
PRICE RANGE
US$ 8 - US$ 35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This beautiful restaurant overlooks the Hudson River. If you go be sure to ask to be seated at Summer Eng’s station. She is an energetic pixie of a professional whose bright conversation added to our dining enjoyment. Our meals were the Burrata burger, Buffalo Calamari,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Knittingchick
ShadowsManagement, Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Knitttingchick, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are delighted to hear Summer added outstanding hospitality to your dinning experience. The burrata burger is exceptionally tasty as well as the buffalo calamari. Both of which include various house made fresh ingredients and secret...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lunch for three was wonderful. Attentive wait staff and some super tasty salmon tacos. Beautiful Hudson views!

Date of visit: February 2019
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ShadowsManagement, Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Schkany, Thank you so much for the wonderful review and feedback! The salmon tacos are one of my new favorites. delicious and light for a nice lunch. We hope to see you again in the near future! Warmly, Deanna Knapp Assistant Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 15 January 2019

I have been here before and the view of the river from the dining room is quite lovely. On this occasion you could not see the river at all as it was covered by a massive fog bank, but the real fog was inside the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am so sorry that our staff was also in a fog for your evening at Shadows. It is our mission to make sure all of our guests have a wonderful experience when choosing Shadows. I will address the issues that you have brought to...More

Reviewed 13 December 2018

We were greeted by two hostesses who quickly found us a comfortable place seated near the water. Conor came over and greeted us and he and the other staff were cordial, experienced with fine dining, and attentive. Conor was well versed on the menus both...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mcglothla
ShadowsManagement, Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are delighted to hear everything was great and Conor provided excellent service. We are delighted to hear you will be returning and making Shadows a regular dinning choice. Hope to see you again in the near...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Needed to go to Poughkeepsie for the train. Remembered that Shadow's was near by and our last visit was very nice, would be a great place for brunch. We were seated by the windows overlooking the river. We started with their calamari and it was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tdarco
ShadowsManagement, Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Our calamari is certainly a favorite, and took a few years to perfect the breading! Next time try the Joe's hot peppers, they are a secret recipe as well perfected by our owners. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Son had given my wife a gift certificate for shadows for Mother's day. Ended up going in the beginning of November walked in about 5 pm no reservations figured it would be hit or miss. Three young ladies at the reception desk were a little...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Hi Craig, Thank you for taking the time to review Shadows. We greatly appreciate your feedback. Please accept my apologies for the food issues. We strive to serve delicious food on a consistent basis. I will speak to our chef concerning your visit. Please contact...More

Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

I was just there for a friends birthday, and our server Conor was fantastic to our table of 7 demanding ladies! Thanks for being awesome and putting up with our nonsense.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank aliciaann89
ShadowsManagement, Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dinning experience at Shadows. We are delighted to hear Conor provided excellent hospitality. We hope to see you again in the near future. Warmly, Deanna Knapp Assistant Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 7 November 2018

We stopped for a late lunch and had a wonderful experience. The food and service was great and the view of the river was fantastic. Lots of parking and a great locationMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KN2026
ShadowsManagement, Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and the beautiful view's at Shadows. At night the view is spectacular as well wit the Mid Hudson Bridge lights beaming on the Hudson River. We hope to...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We stumbled into Shadows on the Hudson late Sat afternoon. While they were in the midst of serving desert to a large party we were promptly seated and attended to. Our waitress took our drink and food order quickly and returned with water and fresh...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kenkleen
ShadowsManagement, Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are delighted to hear you and your guests enjoyed a lovely lunch. Our burgers are one of my favorites, juicy and fresh ground in house. Our new menu coming out shortly features all delicious new burgers,...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018

We were a party of six ladies and went to Shadows for lunch. I picked this restaurant based on the reviews I read and we were so impressed. It is a beautiful restaurant, amazing views, great food and reasonable prices. Our waitress, Summer, was excellent,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sonja C
ShadowsManagement, Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Sonja, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are delighted to hear everything was excellent and you enjoyed your experience at Shadows. We hope to see you on your next visit! Warmly, Deanna Knapp Assistant Restaurant Manager

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Llisa025
29 September 2017|
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Response from Johnson747 | Reviewed this property |
Was only there for a Sunday brunch. The crowd was in casual dress-up for the most part. No jackets/ties, but nice slacks and collared shirts on most men. There were a few diners who were in shorts, but they were in the... More
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Margaret B
20 July 2017|
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Response from ShadowsManagement | Property representative |
Yes, we absolutely have a Children's Menu with many options. We offer Kids Pasta with Butter or Marinara, Mac & Cheese with String Beans or Fries, Kids Chicken Tenders with Fries, Kids Cheeseburger with Fries or Salad, and a... More
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Pamela H
28 January 2017|
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Response from ShadowsManagement | Property representative |
Pamela, Our renovations are tentatively scheduled to be completed by May at the latest, so we look forward to seeing you when you're in the area. Thanks for asking & have a great day!
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