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Shadows on the Hudson


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

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

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

Sit by the windows in cold weather or outside in warm weather to enjoy the river views. The food is good, the service is attentive. There is ample parking and a lovely location.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BayHeadTravelinBear
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family surprised me with a fabulous 50th Birthday party. Our servers Steven and Summer were absolutely terrific. They were attentive to our guests needs, they cleared tables quickly and so much more. All while having a big smile! It was an incredible night and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Lillian P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners of Shadows Restaurant have deftly designed a spacious and inviting establishment, that combines a satisfying menu, a diverse variety of beverages and an eclectic atmosphere perched above the Hudson River just south of the Mid-Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie, NY. The restaurant is accessible...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Merrilee O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for happy hour... food and drinks were great. Deven the bartender was asawesome! Totally recommend it!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Shiesha W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Chef Adam Padilla for an incredible meal to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Thank you to our server Christine for the amazing service. Can’t wait to get back there. The atmosphere was modern and beautiful and the staff couldn’t have been more professional.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Chefdelo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for the views and hopefully a good meal. We were not disappointed in either case. While it is very big, the staff does not seem overwhelmed by the size.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Avidhiker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't even know where to begin, but I will say this, that overall the staff are very friendly. Our waiter, whose name escapes me, informed that there was a free coffee with Bailey's promo going on if I'd like some, I said sure! He...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank KelliKool13
ShadowsManagement, Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi KelliKool13, I sincerely apologize about your experience at Shadows on the Hudson. We strive to ensure each guest enjoys the food, service and atmosphere, and it disappoints me that this was not the case for you and your guests. I have addressed the issues...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service very good and very attentive. Two good appetizers . Great ambience - love the place . Great pMore

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tony G
ShadowsManagement, Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Tony, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience at Shadows. We are delighted to hear everything was great and you enjoyed your experience, the service and the appetizers. We hope to see you again in the near future! Warmly,...More

Reviewed 17 February 2019 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
1  Thank Knittingchick
ShadowsManagement, Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
2  Thank schkany
ShadowsManagement, Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2019

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

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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
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
Pamela H
28 January 2017|
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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