New Paltz’s university has helped to draw many serious art students and like minded people. While this mainly includes writers, painters, and actors, it also extends to those who practice the culinary arts. New Paltz has a thriving restaurant scene, with many fine, innovative dining establishments.
Restaurant at Mohonk Mountain House – Established by twins Alfred and Albert Smiley in 1869, the Mohonk Mountain House seeks to offer top notch service to all guests who walk through its doors. Their menu is a display of the best that the Hudson Valley has to offer, featuring products from local producers and farms. They also have many vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions, and are happy to accommodate those who prefer to keep Kosher.
Gilded Otter Brewing Co. – A hidden gem in upstate New York, The Gilded Otter is a great place to stop and enjoy some great food and drink! Their beer offers a taste of the Hudson Valley in a fun, inviting atmosphere.
La Stazione – House charmingly by the former railway station for the Wallkill Valley Railway, dining at La Stazione is an experience not to be missed. They are dedicated to providing excellent service and quality meals. Choose from an array of Italian dishes, fit to satisfy any mood!
Rock and Rye Tavern – Located in New Paltz’s historic district, Rock and Rye offers delicious cocktails, fantastic wine, and great craft beer in a beautiful, historic atmosphere. Their menu is inspired by local farms and artisans in the area, using local produce and products to create a seasonal menu. Enjoy gorgeous views of Shawangunk Ridge, and a cozy atmosphere great for relaxing with friends or making new ones!
A Tavola – Run by duo Nathan and Bonnie Snow, A Tavola highlights fresh, local produce and ingredients, using them to enhance the rustic, authentic art of Italian, family-style cooking and dining. Their seasonally inspired menus focus on bringing the farm to your table through fresh, homemade Italian classics and pasta dishes.Tags: Feature