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Italian, Bar, American
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spend June & July in New Paltz & try to visit as many local area restaurants to support local businesses. We have been here before & this time was a great experience. We sat outside under a covered area. A variety of servers came...by throughout the evening to take care of us. They were all friendly & efficient. One in particular was Gia, a cute, super friendly, & engaging server. We happen to come on Wednesday & learned that they have a BOGO special menu on Wednesday. This special is actually buy one & get the other at 50% off. My wife & I each ordered from that menu. I had the roast duck & my wife had the lasagna. Both were very good. We shared both dishes so we could enjoy both. The portions were large so we had some to take home. One of the nice parts of seating outside is being able to see a plane land or take off. There is also a time when you see skydivers come down right outside the restaurant. We saw this on other visits & I don't remember which evening they do this. Maybe next time we come back I'll find out so we can enjoy this. Prices are on the high side, but if you do the BOGO special, it's reasonable.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed July 23, 2020

We arrived at 6PM on July 23,2020 at our reservation time and were seated outside under a pavilion and the busboy gave us water. That was at 6:00 PM. We sat there for 20 minutes while 2 servers walked passed us repeatedly (each one 5...to 6 times) without even looking at us or making eye contact. We were totally ignored. At 6:20PM we decided to get up and leave. We told the manager about our experience and, although she was apologetic, we had to wonder why neither she nor the other manager on duty (we were told there were 2 managers) were not supervising their servers and allowed this to happen. We regret this really bad experience because in the past we liked the restaurant and its food.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 13, 2020

We spend our summers in New Paltz & try to get out to a variety of restaurants when we're here. We've been here before last summer & wanted to come back. We came with friends. The outdoor area is nice & you can see the...airstrip right outside. I had chicken parm & it was good. My wife had the eggplant & said it was just ok. The service was spotty. We had to ask for things more than once. We asked for water refills 4 times ! Last time we were here the service was much better. Prices are a little high but worth a little splurge.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

The waitress was professional and personable. The food came out in a timely manner. I gave it 3 because the portions I feel are a bit small for the money you pay. Food tastes good but no wow factor. Maybe lunch would be a better...idea.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 12, 2020

Comfortable and charming ambiance, great food, friendly staff provide great service, lovely surrounding landscape. Dine outside in good weather ~ good for the soul!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed December 10, 2019 via mobile

When you try to speak with the owner about a problem with the service and he’s too drunk and belligerent to address it without getting in your face... well. It was a pretty good place. Then. Not now.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 18, 2019

Located a few hundred feet from a small-engine runway, Nu-Cavu has one of the most unique views you can find. Piper planes taking off as you enjoy the great Onion Soup (one of the best in my book), Ahi-tuna, stuffed zucchini flowers, calamari, and more....Excellent selection of local craft beers and wine as well!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 6, 2019

This turned out to be a great restaurant. There was a huge party in one room which made us nervous about the wait time. But our waitress, Melissa, was fantastic. I had the wedge salad with blue cheese dressing followed by the mussels. Excellent. Lovely...setting. All in all a great venue and wonderful meal. Thanks to Melissa for making it a great evening. The only drawback was the very rowdy bar crowd watching football and yelling at the top of their lungs. It would have been nicer if they kept the doors closed between the two rooms. Luckily, the game ended and the crowd left.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Food good, outdoor space inviting. Service good. Tables of all sizes. Nice indoor space as well. May even catch a plane or parachuter while having a meal. Very cool!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

Went out with family and friends for our vacation night out dinner. The restaurant itself was beautiful. Way more ambiance than we had expected. Our server was very attentive, and the drinks were fairly decent and reasonably priced. However, not one of us like our...meal. The 8 of us got 6 different things, and while none of it was bad i don’t think any of us would order it again. My husband had a gorgonzola pasta dish that had very little flavor. My friends swordfish was decent. My son had chicken parmigiana which was ok, but i have had much better. I ate a chicken with ham and ricotta cheese. It also lacked much flavor. Overall its too bad. We really wanted to like the place. I would also say the food was overpriced for the quality. We probably will not go back.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Tillie S
May 24, 2016|
Response from Karen B |
sept 24th planes cars and helicopters big car show
Tillie S
May 23, 2016|
Response from Mary P | Reviewed this property |
Check their website. Every Thursday they have a "gathering of Cars". They also show their theme nights, etc. I don't see an "event calendar" on the site.
January 16, 2016|
Response from 474janenem | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you are looking for a specific dessert you may need to call them 845-895-9000
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Nu-Cavu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4