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Nic L Inn Wine Cellar on the Hudson

135 N Water St, 135 N Water Street, 12601, Poughkeepsie, New York, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1756
+1 845-452-5649
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“homemade pasta” (17 reviews)
“agnolotti” (8 reviews)
“duck wings” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
135 N Water St, 135 N Water Street, 12601, Poughkeepsie, New York, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1756
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Traveling, and this was the only 5-star restaurant we could find on Monday. My favorite expression was, "Nope, not sharing this time!" We loved both our waitress and our bartender. I think our bartender somehow knew us since we were born!More

Thank Monica M
Lynette D, Owner at Nic L Inn Wine Cellar on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Well I’m so happy that you found us while traveling! We just started opening on Monday nights because not many restaurants are. We’re glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to see you again if you’re back in our area. Thank...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Always a perfect evening. Delicious, fresh, farm to table menu! We have been coming back for quite awhile. If you are looking for a great romantic evening out, or a fun evening with friends this restaurant will not disappoint!!! The attention to detail is over...More

Thank lisacali61
Lynette D, Owner at Nic L Inn Wine Cellar on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for sharing your dining experience with us! We’re so glad that we could meet all of your expectations as we should, and are happy to know that you are one of our regulars. We love seeing the many familiar faces that...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

On a rainy Weds evening with a dining room 1 third full. We waited 15 minutes for a cocktail to start the evening.A watered down Old Fashion and a cocktail from the Nic L menu.The tequila based cocktail is promoted to be rimmed with a...More

1  Thank RobertSugarlll
Lynette D, Owner at Nic L Inn Wine Cellar on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I’m very sorry to hear that your dining experience with us started out the wrong way. This is not a typical night here @ the Nic L Inn. Debra is usually very good @ getting the cocktails out quickly and making great drinks! She may...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a find. We didn’t have a reservation but they had room on the deck. The menu is limited but still was difficult to make a choice. Our server seemed to have too many tables so service was just good. The meal was excellent flavorful,hot...More

Thank 1william5555
Lynette D, Owner at Nic L Inn Wine Cellar on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Well...,,,thank you for finding us! On some Friday and Saturday nights if you don’t have a reservation it can be hard to get a table in the dining room since we are a small restaurant. We’re glad to hear that you found many options on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small Bistro just off the Hudson River is wonderful. Service was excellent and food is amazing. From the simple things like top notch olive oil for dipping fresh bread, to the homemade pasta, creamy buratta and fresh tomatoes, very nice prefixe meal and dessert....More

Thank paddlermark
Lynette D, Owner at Nic L Inn Wine Cellar on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Awwww......We wish you were closer to us, as you would probably be one of our regulars that we call our Nic L Inn family! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. The simple things do mean a lot and we’re...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently went to Nic L Inn, was sad I hadn't heard about it before because it's amazing. Everything we had was delicious and the dessert was probably one of the best I've ever had, salted caramel tart. Our drinks were healthy pours and tasted...More

Thank lovetosun
Lynette D, Owner at Nic L Inn Wine Cellar on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit with us. We’re happy that you found us and enjoyed everything! We only serve the freshest and most local ingredients we can find. Nicolette makes all of our desserts in house and the salted chocolate caramel...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful Saturday evening dinner last weekend at Nic L Inn. Beautiful weather had the outer windows open, so was like dining outside. The menu focuses on local ingredients and wines so everything is fresh and seasonal. Nice variety of selections including homemade...More

Thank atima
Lynette D, Owner at Nic L Inn Wine Cellar on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback. It’s always nice to hear when people appreciate what we have to offer, such as our open air dining (weather appropriate), our focus on our seasonal menus and housemade pastas, and the creative nightly specials that our chef...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

“Hi Jess, we should meet somewhere in between north Jersey and our home in The Berkshires before Carly and Sawyer start college. Let’s meet in Poughkeepsie! At The Nic L Inn!” And so we met for dinner in this eclectic restaurant overlooking The Hudson. The...More

Thank Steambush
Lynette D, Owner at Nic L Inn Wine Cellar on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

OMG....I LOVE this FUN review! Thank you soooo much for your feedback. We’re so glad that you found us as your place to meet, and happy that you enjoyed everything from start to finish. Hopefully we’ve become your common meeting place in the future. CHEERS...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Left Hyde Park visits to the Vanderbilt Mansion and Roosevelt’s Library and found this gem on the way back south. We were going to order the filet when the server told us about the price fix Sunday menu - soup or salad, filet tip stroganoff...More

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Lynette D, Owner at Nic L Inn Wine Cellar on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

We’re so glad that you found us while you were visiting our area! The price fix menu is quite a deal with the special entrees that our chef creates. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed it. The filet is a favorite as well. You’ll...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018

We enjoyed our meal but did find the offerings to be a bit uneven. The cheese plate was delicious; the oysters on the half shell amazing. Unfortunately, the striped bass special of the day was a bit dry and unremarkable in its preparation and presentation....More

1  Thank NYCFamily_of_five
Lynette D, Owner at Nic L Inn Wine Cellar on the Hudson, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

First of all, I am very sorry to hear about your dining experience with us. Either myself or/and your server should have checked on your dinners to make sure that everything was perfect, as we always do. If you had told us @ that time,...More

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Yes......you can go to our website or u can call 845 452 5649 and we will be glad to accommodate you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 N Water St, 135 N Water Street, 12601, Poughkeepsie, New York, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1756
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: +1 845-452-5649
  • E-mail
Description
Restaurant and wine bar serving house made pasta and other Hudson Valley foods. Featuring scenic views of the Hudson and the Walkway and self serve wine machines as well as eight craft beers on tap, a full bar and thirteen wines by the glass.
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