This is by no means a complete listing of great places to eat in our area but they are restaurants our trusted Hammertown “Foodies” can vouch for. If you have suggestions of your own please tell us about it. We’ll check them out and add them to the list.
If the restaurants listed don’t have a website we’re providing a phone number. Otherwise, just click the restaurant’s name for information about reservations, hours, location & phone number. An asterisk (*) means there’s a review of the restaurant right here on our website.
Pine Plains Area
Pine Plains Platter – Where community comes together. Delicious breakfasts…great sandwiches & soups…the best coffee around (open Mon.-Thurs: 7am-3pm; Friday: 7am-6pm (Kitchen Closes at 4pm) Happy Hour 4pm-6pm; Saturday: 8am – 4pm; Sun. 8am-3pm. )
Stissing House in Pine Plains, NY. Owners Michel & Patricia Jean (formerly of the Soho bistro “Provence”) have brought a touch of the South of France to the Hudson Valley. Located in the beautifully renovated 18th century landmark inn – it’s a local favorite for either romantic dining in front of one the many fireplaces or a relaxed evening in the historic tavern.
*Lia’s Mountainview in Pine Plains (our review). Authentic southern Italian cuisine rules at this family-owned restaurant. A favorite of locals and weekenders alike. (“The only restaurant in the area that I have loved consistently for 26 years. — Joan)
Red Hook – Rhinebeck – Hudson River
Gigi’s Trattoria – Rhinebeck, NY. A Hammertown (and Bill Clinton!) favorite in Rhinebeck.
Terrapin in Rhinebeck, NY
Aroi Thai Restaurant – Rhinebeck, NY
Arielle Bistro in Rhinebeck, NY
Cinnamon Indian Cuisine – Rhinebeck, NY. The best Indian food you’ll find in our area!
Le Petit Bistro – Rhinebeck, NY. Excellent and well-priced French bistro style food.
Calico Gourmet Foods & Dessertery in Rhinebeck, NY
Flat Iron – Red Hook, NY
Elephant Wine Bar in Kingston, NY. Cozy, modern Spanish tapas bar (Best of Hudson Valley 2009).
American Bounty Restaurant at Culinary Institute – Hyde Park, NY
Oakhurst Diner in Millerton, NY. The old Millerton Diner on the main drag has been transformed. Combining “cool” with “comfort” the smart new owners are featuring old diner favorites with a new twist. Phone: (518) 592-1313 (Review from Rural Intelligence)
Irving Farm – Millerton, NY
Taro’s – Millerton, NY (great pizza!) Phone: (518) 789-6630
Cafe Les Baux – Millbrook, NY. Fantastic, authentic French food. “Rooted in the warm flavors of the Brittaney Sea and Provence Land of France, Chef Herve Bochard’s dishes are infused with international flavors to create distinctive tastes.“
Serevan – Amenia, NY
Monte’s Local Kitchen & Tap Room – Amenia, NY
The Farmer’s Wife in Ancramdale, NY at Rt. 3 & 82 (518) 329-5431 – popular for breakfasts, take-out & catering
Copake General Store – we LOVE this full service grocery and cafe in the heart of the Hamlet of Copake, NY. Fantastic!! Tuesday-Thursday 9am-6pm; Friday (take out dinner available) 9am-7pm; Saturday 9am–6pm; Sunday: 9am–3pm
BERKSHIRE COUNTY – MA
The Old Mill in South Egremont, MA – (413) 528-1421 (Rural Intelligence Review)
Route 7 Grill – Gt. Barrington, MA – Our Hammertown G.B. manager, Danielle, loves this place (great barbecue!). On Route 7, South of Gt. Barrington.
Rouge Restaurant & Bistro – West Stockbridge, MA
Dream Away Lodge – Becket, MA (fun, funky & fabulous)
LITCHFIELD COUNTY CT
Falls Village Inn – Falls Village, CT “all that it should be…an authentic gathering place for locals and visitors…warm and welcoming…with simple, fresh and local food and drink.(read our entire review)
Black Rabbit Bar & Grill – in Lakeville, CT is the latest restaurant to occupy this space (last tenants were Chives & Cafe Giulia) Unfussy casual menu. Great burgers and a great bar.
The Woodland – Lakeville, CT. Phone: 860.435.0578 One of the most consistently good (and crowded) restaurants in the area.
The Edward (wine, beer & small plates) in Sharon, CT – Lovely yet comfortable and laid back wine bar. The small plates are delicious! Thurs: 5pm-10pm; Friday & Saturday: 5pm-11pm; Sunday: 4pm-8pm. Trivia 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month @ 7pm