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“Wonderful experience ”
Review of Essie's Restaurant

Essie's Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 297 Restaurants in Poughkeepsie
Certificate of Excellence
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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 and was a great size nibble for 6. Crafted cocktails were so original and a great wine list. Small plates are offered and they are very generous portions. Clams and mussels was entree size really. Steak cooked to perfection. I had the roast pork loin that had a delicious sauce. I love when a chef pays as much attention to the veg as the protein.
The service was impeccable. On target with timing as well as very knowledgeable about wine and food. Chef Brandon Walker does it all! Mixes a great cocktail, prepares fantastic food, mixes with the customers. Really a delight! Lucky to have this amazing chef here in the Hudson Valley ... where great chefs are made!

Thank Suziecu
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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 & Waffles followed by a chocolate funnel cake for Course 3. Chef Brandon didn't disappoint anyone in the restaurant tonight, the flavor combo was incredible.

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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.

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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 makes a point of visiting all his customers - a very classy and personal touch - thank you! Recently, we tried a "Comfort Tuesday" dinner; it was just as outstanding as the rest of our dinners there, and we will return!

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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 regular places. Not standard American. Not sure what to call it though since they offered tapas and comfort food. Did find it a bit high priced for the area.

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