7 Best Farm-To-Table Restaurants In Poughkeepsie, New York

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Nestled in the picturesque Hudson Valley, on the banks of the Hudson River, Poughkeepsie is a vibrant city in the New York state of USA. Poughkeepsie’s unique name comes from a Native American language word that roughly translates to ‘the reed-covered lodge by the little-water place’. The city has magnificent examples of European-style buildings first built by the Dutch settlers. There are many other notable attractions in Poughkeepsie, namely the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, The Chance Theater, The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, the longest pedestrian footbridge in the world–Walkway over the Hudson–and a multitude of art galleries, boutiques, entertainment venues, parks, craft breweries, cafés, restaurants, and more! With its proximity to the farms in the fertile Hudson Valley, and the best seafood, meat and cheese suppliers nearby, restaurants in Poughkeepsie have long been supporters of the farm-to-table dining concept. And we have a list of the finest such establishments for you right here! So, come and take a look at the best farm-to-table restaurants in Poughkeepsie, New York.

1. Farmers and Chefs

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Situated along the Hudson River, this casual restaurant is a firm believer in the farm-to-table concept. They source their produce from farms in and around the beautiful Hudson Valley and serve dishes that combine elements of local cuisine with a global appeal. They have a minimalistic yet elegant indoor dining room, and a beautiful waterfront outdoor dining area, too. The restaurant offers a buffet lunch menu as well as an all-day dining and brunch menu. Popular items at the restaurant are the lobster spaghetti, bistro burger, escargot, Portuguese octopus, faro bowl, and their delicious mimosas.

Farmers and Chefs

Address: 40 Albany Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Website: Farmers and Chefs

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11:30 am - 10pm; Sun: 11:30am - 9pm (closed on Mon)

2. Lola's Cafe

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Located right next to the steps leading up to the ‘Walkway over the Hudson’ bridge, Lola’s Café is a very popular restaurant in Poughkeepsie. It serves delicious café-style fare made from locally sourced fresh ingredients. They have homemade soups, made-to-order sandwiches and paninis, bowls suitable for vegetarians, and yummy fresh salads. Try their spicy peanut noodle bowl, short rib grilled cheese, turkey and brie panini, Asian chicken salad, or black bean burger, and end with Reese’s peanut butter pie. The restaurant has a typical café-style setting with great service and friendly atmosphere.

Lola's Cafe

Address: 131 Washington St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Website: Lola's Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm; Sat: 10am - 4pm (closed on Sun)

3. Brasserie 292

Brasserie 292
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Serving classic French fare and local favourites, Brasserie 292 is a charming restaurant on the historic Main Street of Poughkeepsie. All the fresh produce and seafood in their dishes are from nearby local farms and suppliers. Brasserie 292 has a classic bistro-style décor that is simple yet elegant. Oysters are the top-selling item at this restaurant. Other crowd favourites include Poulpe grilled Portuguese octopus, grilled heritage pork tenderloin, mussels, and the Brasserie burger.

Brasserie 292

Address: 292 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 1260

Website: Brasserie 292

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11am - 9:30pm; Fri: 11am - 10:30pm; Sat: 2pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 11am - 8pm (closed on Mon)

4. Essie's Restaurant

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Essie Restaurant is an American eatery that focuses on flavours from the owner-chef’s Caribbean and southern roots. The restaurant’s executive chef, Brandon Walker, applies contemporary cooking techniques to fresh seasonal ingredients sourced from local Hudson Valley producers. The restaurant interior has a rustic ambiance with exposed brick walls, reclaimed wood features, and quaint light fixtures. For appetizers, try their grit croquettes, crispy plantains, jerk ribs, roasted beet nachos or grilled octopus. For entrées, choose from local favourites like chicken pot pie, shrimp n’ grits, or pork scallopini. Their extensive drinks menu is full of beer, wine, spirits, and cocktail choices.

Essie's Restaurant

Address: 14 Mount Carmel Place, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Website: Essie's Restaurant

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 4pm - 9:30pm; Fri & Sat: 4pm - 10pm; Sun: 11:30am - 4pm (closed on Mon)

5. Mill House Brewing Company

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Mill House Brewing Company is a local Poughkeepsie restaurant and brewery that specializes in craft beers made in-house and delicious favourites like pizza, burgers, fresh fish, sandwiches, etc. All of their food is made from the best possible fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. The restaurant has a rustic décor of exposed brick walls, visible wooden beams, high tables and chairs, and comfortable booths in the dining room. They have an excellent craft beer selection on tap and a wide variety of other drinks, too. Their popular menu items are fried pickle chips, pretzel bites, cheddar cheese and potato pierogies, Grandma’s Pepperoni pizza, fish and chips, hand-ground 50/50 burger, and various sausages.

Mill House Brewing Company

Address: 289 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Website: Mill House Brewing Company

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 9pm; Fri: 11:30am - 10:30pm; Sat: 11am - 10:30pm; Sun: 11am - 9pm

6. Cosimo's

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Situated in a beautiful lush green setting, Cosimo’s is a 35-year-old Italian trattoria and bar that serves traditional Italian family recipes using produce from local family-owned farms in the Hudson Valley. The dining room at Cosimo’s is very elegant and perfect for large family celebrations or an intimate experience. The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Cosimo’s will provide you with suitable recommendations for any meal. Locals suggest trying out Cosimo’s fried calamari, crispy polenta, or fiery lobster baguette appetizers. Select from a wide variety of wood-fired pizzas for sharing or portobello ravioli, chicken Francaise, ravioli con mozzarella, linguini in white clam sauce, etc. for your main course. Round off your meal with delicious wines, drinks, and desserts at Cosimo’s!


Address: 120 Delafield Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Website: Cosimo's

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri & Sat: 11:30am - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 10pm

7. Farm to Table Bistro

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Enjoy great local fare in a relaxed setting at the Farm to Table Bistro. The restaurant supports small local farms and creameries from the Hudson Valley by sourcing fresh produce, meat, and cheese from nearby suppliers. Their menu reflects dishes made with seasonal ingredients and a range of daily specials. They have a beautiful covered outdoor dining area, a unique wine cellar private dining room, and tables tastefully arranged near library walls, cork walls, industrial doors, etc. Grilled sausage plate, oysters, Rueben sandwich, slow braised crispy pork shank, Woody’s burger, etc. are must-try items at the restaurant.

Farm to Table Bistro

Address: 1083 Route 9, Fishkill, NY 12524

Website: Farm to Table Bistro

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 10pm; Sun: 11:30am - 9pm

Fresh, local, and yummy food in Poughkeepsie

Farm to table
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The lovely city of Poughkeepsie offers plenty of things to do and places to eat for tourists. With its stunning location on the Hudson River and within the beautiful Hudson Valley, restaurants in Poughkeepsie find it very easy to source fresh ingredients from local farms and suppliers. As such, there are plenty of farm-to-table restaurants to choose from. So, arm yourself with our list of the best farm-to-table restaurants in Poughkeepsie, New York, and enjoy deliciously fresh meals!

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