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Shadows on the Hudson

) #5 of 227 Restaurants in Poughkeepsie ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , International
176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3948
+1 845-486-9500
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (76 reviews)
“prime rib” (30 reviews)
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11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3948
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1 - 10 of 638 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Group of 20. Service was beyond outstanding with Michael. Had the lobster salad, ample and absolutely delicious.

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was nothing inherently bad about our dining experience; but there nothing that was particularly memorable, either, except for the excellent view of the Hudson River and the banquet-like atmosphere with multiple, simultaneous birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, and family reunions spread throughout the large dining...More

Thank HVRoadWarrior
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambiance is great, right on the Hudson, after that it becomes subpar...We ordered a pitcher of Sangria and it was basically grapefruit juice and a lot of ice, the description says fruit but all I saw were bits of pulp from the grapefruit...my husband...More

Thank TYRRELL_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had brunch here with a group of people from a bus ride. We ate outside and enjoyed the view. Variety of food and quality of food was very good. It can accommodate large groups but also just couples.

Thank ellie2newjersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have gone here for a drink and some appetizers for several years now, only sitting in the bar area. They recently renovated the seating area, thank goodness. The seats were some of the most uncomfortable ones around. Now, there is more...More

Thank Alan J
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Alan, I'm sorry that our appetizers haven't hit the mark for you. I will review our Happy Hour program with my Executive Chef to see where there are improvements or enhancements to be made. I would love to speak with you personally during one of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a day exploring the Hudson Valley we picked Shadows for our dinner and we weren't disappointed. Helpful friendly staff, good choice of gluten free options and great seafood. The views down the river were stunning. The only thing we didn't like was the coffee...More

Thank ZCC414
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad we could be the exclamation point of your exploration of the Hudson Valley! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with us, and I will make sure our fresh-brewed coffee is exactly that; fresh brewed and delicious, for your next visit:) Thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a reservation and were seated promptly outside to enjoy the beautiful view of the Hudson River. The outdoor dining area is covered by an awning which was nice because it rained towards the end of our dinner. Our waitress , Heather, was delightful....More

Thank Lisa H
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lisa, What an amazing review! Thank you so much for sharing the dining experience you enjoyed, and quite eloquently I might add:) It's reviews like this that are personally rewarding for our staff, who put their heart & soul into the guest experience every day,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go here for brunch after moving our daughter into the area. The food was good (not spectacular). There are plenty of options to choose from but some were a little on the bland side. The view on the other side was amazing....More

Thank Joanna S
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Joanna, I'm so glad you enjoyed your overall Brunch experience here at Shadows. I will speak with our Chef about perhaps enhancing some of the flavor profiles on our Brunch items, as we are constantly working hard every week to provide the Hudson Valley with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had dinner at the Shadows on the Hudson. It was lovely. The help was attentive, the food exceptional and the view was spectacular. Poughkeepsie is lucky to have this wonderful restaurant.More

Thank GreenMtVT
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much! It is very rewarding to hear such wonderful feedback, and we were pleased to be a small part of your wonderful evening. Thanks again for sharing your experience, and we hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards, Chris Avenius General...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our son and daughter-in-law's rehearsal dinner was horrible! The following occurred: 20 minute wait in the lobby for all guests to be seated, 2 waiters for 52 guests resulting in dinner service beginning 2 hours after the start time, drinks coming out 45 minutes after...More

1  Thank Susan C
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Susan, I truly apologize that the service did not meet our own standards, as well as yours. As we spoke about in person, and what I conveyed via email, was that the lapses in service you experienced are not typical of our staff, nor are...More

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Margaret B
20 July 2017|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
No. They do not have a child's menu. There Sunday brunch is spectactular. Sunday brunch has everything a child or adult could want. There desert bar has all different types of items that would appeal to children.
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!
9 January 2017|
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Response from ShadowsManagement | Property representative |
We offer our famous Slow Roasted Prime Rib as en entrée choice throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Prime Rib is generally not on our Winter menu, however it is quite often offered as a special on weekends during the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant 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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, View
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3948
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: +1 845-486-9500
  • E-mail
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 commanding views of the Hudson River during all four seasons. Shadows seasonal menu has a broad appeal with a focus on Seafood and Steaks. The goal of the menu is to create a place where families could afford to eat more than once a week and that would still appeal to couples out for a special night on the town. Shadows will also cater your small lunch or dinner party for groups of 20 - 100.
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