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Shadows on the Hudson

176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3948
+1 845-486-9500
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (78 reviews)
“prime rib” (31 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3948
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for a restaurant on the Hudson River for a special occasion. We traveled up North after reading reviews to this restaurant. The setting was beautiful. We had requested a table outside. The request was honored and table ready when we arrived. The...More

Thank tripped4
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It's great when we hear that all of the hard work culminates in the ultimate goal, which is an amazing experience like yours. I truly appreciate you taking the time to share your kind words, and we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best ever. The event planner "Casey" was spectacular, professional and accommodating with our needs. Food was outstanding,and event was perfect with a larger group including children. The wait staff were also very professional, new there job and were pleasant and patient.More

Thank auntbea58
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're so pleased you enjoyed your most recent event here at Shadows. Casey is truly an asset as our Event Coordinator, and it's great to hear that we exceeded your expectations on a very special day for you and your family. Thank you for taking...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is sad when a high quality restaurant begins to go downhill. That was our impression tonight, and I see that other locals have said the same. We ordered the prime rib, which we recalled from earlier visits was so tender you could cut it...More

Thank Kathryn S
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kathryn, I was dismayed to read about your most recent visit to Shadows on the Hudson, most specifically because it involved two things that we consider a constant in our establishment; great service, and of course our famous Slow Roasted Prime Rib. To see that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The design of the restaurant is beautiful. The location, with gorgeous views of the Hudson, can't be beat. Service was excellent. I had the crab cake appetizer, which was very good--- nice remoulade. I ordered the sea scallop entree. Everything was perfectly seasoned (roasted/grilled asparagus...More

Thank ASpod
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We appreciate the kind words, and I will make sure to pass your compliments to our entire staff, who work very hard to make every guests' visit amazing. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were wowed by the location. The staff was polite and attentive. We were a group of 11 and although the food did take a while to arrive, everything was delicious! It was an overall lovely first experience.

Thank Dancemaris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place many moons ago was amazing. As time.passed the food and service diminished. So I figured its been a while lets give it one more shot. Never again, the food was terrible the service was horrific and understaffed I will never return back.More

Thank Joycecintron
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Joyce, I cannot begin to tell you how disappointed I was to read of your experience here at Shadows. There is an extremely high expectation of the level of food and service provided to our guests, and it is unacceptable to me when we do...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Shadows for years. There is always a lot going on there, maybe too much. It has gone down hill in recent years. The food quality isn't the same. They also seat people so close together, between that and how loud it...More

Thank NYnick1
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Nick, I want to thank you for sharing your most recent experience with us. It's not always easy to hear that a guest hasn't enjoyed their time with us, but I am a firm believer in being open to all feedback, even those that don't...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Shadows for lunch after a lovely walk over the Hudson. We were able to sit outside overlooking the Hudson River while eating lobster roll and chicken cutlet with arugula salad. Our meal was delish, the view gorgeous and the staff attentive. Nicely...More

2  Thank DMZ56
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! I will pass along your kind words to our staff, and we hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Chris Avenius General Manager Shadows on the Hudson

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here by boat to stay in the Shadows Marina (beautiful) and discovered the Shadows Restaurant. This is a treat not to be missed. Shadows has a beautiful bar with great happy hour treats from 4-6 pm and a dynamite restaurant with one of...More

2  Thank Susan P
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Susan, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here, and we hope to see you again when you are in the area! Sincerely, Chris Avenius General Manager Shadows on the Hudson

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had supper here with family while visiting the area. Excellent view of the Mid Hudson Bridge and the Hudson River. Dinner was excellent, We all had different entrees, all were very good, a nice wine selection plus several craft beers available on tap. Excellent...More

2  Thank Bob S
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Bob, Thank you so much for the great review! A lot of hard work goes into making every one of our guests' experience great, and I will make sure that your review is shared with everyone who had a part in it. I really appreciate...More

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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
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Pamela H
27 January 2017|
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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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donnab12
8 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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Description
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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