The charming mountain town of Catskills in New York State is a creative hub for artists, writers, and naturalists who are drawn to the beautiful natural landscapes surrounding the town. Warm and welcoming, Catskills offers a wide range of things to see and from outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking, exploring the Hudson River Art Trail, enjoying local music at annual festivals, and fantastic places to wine and dine. From first dates and anniversary celebrations to enjoying a quiet dinner for two just because you can, Catskills has several great places to go for romantic brunch, lunch or dinner.
The Ambrosia Diner is a casual eatery that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in comfortable old-school surroundings. Part of a group of three restaurants that make up the Pilarinos Hospitality Group, the Ambrosia Diner’s ample menu features classic brunch dishes such as bagels, omelets, pancakes, gourmet sandwiches, waffles, and muffins. Lunch and dinner entrées include hearty burgers, wraps, sandwiches, specialty paninis, homemade soups, open hot sandwiches, char-broiled steak and chops, Italian and Greek specialties, roasts, fresh seafood, and salads. The café also serves casual wines by the glass, craft beers, and signature cocktails. The Ambrosia Diner is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week.
321 W Bridge St, Catskill, NY 12414, Phone: 518-943-1047
© Barnwood Restaurant
The Barnwood Restaurant is a barn-style eatery with warm wooden interiors and a welcoming family-friendly ambiance that serves hearty American fare such as burgers, steaks, barbecue, and fried chicken. Open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week, the restaurant offers a menu of all-American dishes like a variety of prime meats hot off the grill and served with homemade sauces, hearty burgers and fries, fresh seafood, house specialties, and fried chicken. The full-service bar offers 26 craft beers on tap or by the bottle, casual wines from around the world, and handcrafted cocktails and a special kid’s menu has something for the little ones. The Barnwood Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
14 Deer Ln, Catskill, NY 12414, Phone: 518-943-2200
© Bistro 27
Based at the Catskill Golf Course, Bistro 27 offers lunch and dinner in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Lunch can be enjoyed after a round of golf, or the venue can be booked for private parties of up to 125 guests with full catering and beverage services. The menu features delicious appetizers, entrées, and desserts created with locally sourced ingredients and served with flair, and is accompanied by a wide range of beverages from the fully stocked bar including beers on tap and by the bottle, globally sourced wines, and signature cocktails and liqueurs. Special Sunday lunches can be arranged, and alfresco dining can be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace overlooking the golf greens in the warmer months. Bistro 27 is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
27 Brooks Ln, Catskill, NY 12414, Phone: 518-943-7199
4.Bistro Brie & Bordeaux
Bistro Brie & Bordeaux is a charming French bistro with bright artworks and a lovely flower-lined porch with gorgeous mountain views. Owned by sisters Stéphane and Claudia Desgaches, the bistro prepares delicious French-inspired dishes made with locally sourced ingredients and served with casual wines from around the world. Signature dishes include Steak Frites, Moules Frites, Coconut Crusted Jumbo Shrimp, Bistro Chicken, Chicken Parmesan, Fettucine Alfredo, and Ravioli Marinara. Freshly baked bread is served with every meal, and blue vases filled with sunflowers create a vibrant, inviting ambiance. Bistro Brie & Bordeaux offers live entertainment throughout the month and is open for dinner only, Wednesday through Sunday.
5386 NY-23, Windham, NY 12496, Phone: 518-734-4911
© Butterfield Restaurant
Located at the Hasbrouck House, an 18th-century Dutch Colonial mansion formerly known as the Inn at Stone Ridge, Butterfield Restaurant is a New American restaurant serving a seasonally changing menu of cuisine prepared with locally sourced organic ingredients. Featuring two elegant dining rooms and a charming bluestone patio, Butterfield serves brunch and dinner daily and can seat up to 100 guests for both indoor and outdoor dining. A chef’s table hosts special meals for private functions and celebrations, and a cozy club room lounge and a bar are ideal places for a quiet drink before or after dinner. The full-service bar serves a range of beverages including regional beer, cider and spirits, fine wines from around the world, handcrafted spirits, and Irving Farm Coffee. Butterfield Restaurant is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
3805 Main Street, Stone Ridge, NY 12484, Phone: 845-687-0736
6.Catskill Seasons Inn
© Catskill Seasons Inn
Situated in the Catskill Seasons Inn in the heart of Catskill Park, the restaurant is a warm and welcoming spot for a romantic dinner for two. The menu features a range of New American cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients from regional purveyors and producers and served in the intimate dining room next to a crackling fire. Signature dishes on the menu include Seared Sea Scallops with a Hazelnut and Shallot Sauce, Grilled Salmon with Dill and Leek Sauce, Black Angus Ribeye, Rack of Lamb Roasted with Dijon Mustard, and Chicken Cordon Bleu Stuffed with Prosciutto and Swiss Cheese. The full-service bar offers an extensive range of global wines, craft beers, and cocktails. The Catskill Seasons Inn is open for dinner only, Thursday through Saturday, including Thursday night specials.
178 NY-42, Shandaken, NY 12480, Phone: 845-688-2505
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Located minutes from the Hunter Mountain Ski Resort in the Catskill Mountains, Chateau Belleview promises a fine dining experience like no other. Chef-owner Gerard Andre Uhrik creates a sublime menu of French-inspired cuisine using locally sourced ingredients with signature dishes like Filet of Sole Amandine, Shrimp Provencale, Twin Broiled Lobster Tails, and Filet Mignon, Crispy Roast Duck, Chicken Marsala, and Boeuf Bourguignon. The cuisine is accompanied by a list of global wines, craft ales and beers, imported spirits and liqueurs, and French-press coffee. Chateau Belleview is open for dinner only, Thursday through Sunday.
6589 NY-23A, Tannersville, NY 12485, Phone: 518-589-5525
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8.Chopstick Chinese & Japanese Restaurant
Located on Bridge Street in Catskill, the Chopstick Chinese & Japanese Restaurant takes diners on a journey to Asia with a variety of Chinese and Japanese dishes served in a modern, chic setting. The menu features unique dishes such as Roast Pork Fried Rice, Egg Drop Soup, Vegetable Lo Mein, General Tso's Chicken, Edamame, Orange Flavor Beef, Yellowtail Roll, Shrimp Tempura Roll, and freshly prepared Sashimi. House specialties include Pad Thai, Thai Pineapple Fried Rice, Singapore Noodles, Wild Curry Specials, Crispy Red Snapper, Thai Basil Delight, and Lemongrass Lover. The Chopstick Chinese & Japanese Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.
254 W Bridge St, Catskill, NY 12414, Phone: 518-943-1888
© Creekside Restaurant
Creekside Restaurant is a waterfront eatery at the Hop-O-Nose marina, overlooking the historic Catskill Creek that serves lunch and dinner daily in an elegant dining space or on a charming patio with beautiful views. Established in 2004, the restaurant serves a seasonal menu of creative cuisine prepared from locally sourced, organic ingredients from surrounding farms, producers, and purveyors. Signature dishes include Lemon Sherry Chicken, Crab Cakes, Seafood Platter, and Babyback Ribs, and the full-service offers an extensive bar menu of global wines, craft beers on tap and by the bottle, and handcrafted cocktails. Creekside Restaurant is boat accessible from the Hudson River with transient docks in front of the restaurant for mooring. Creekside Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
160 Main St, Catskill, NY 12414, Phone: 518-943-6522
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10.Deer Mountain Inn
© Deer Mountain Inn
Nestled in the hills above Tannersville in the Great Northern Catskills, the Deer Mountain Inn is a classic turn-of-the-century inn with luxurious overnight accommodations and an elegant dining room that offers a rustic dining experience. Surrounded by 168 acres of dense forests just a few hours outside of New York, the Inn provides a tranquil place to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature. The restaurant is cozy and warm with wood and stone décor, a large crackling fireplace and soft lighting, creating the perfect ambiance for a romantic celebration. Guests can enjoy a seasonal multi-course Tasting Menu created by Michelin-starred Chef Ryan Tate, which provides a thoughtfully curated experience. There is also an a la carte Inn menu with a more varied, creative take on familiar dishes, and a range of global wines is available to pair with each meal. The Deer Mountain Inn restaurant is open for dinner only, Thursday through Sunday and for Sunday brunch.
790 Co Rd 25, Tannersville, NY 12485, Phone: 518-589-6268
11.Frank Guido's Port of Call
© Frank Guido's Port of Call
Located on the Hudson River in Catskill, Frank Guido’s Port of Call is a family-friendly restaurant with free docking for boats that offers a casual dining experience against a backdrop of lovely views of the river. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, Frank Guido’s Port of Call serves a seasonal menu that focuses on fresh seafood with signature dishes like pan-blackened tilapia, cedar plank salmon, Maryland crab cakes, crispy deep-fried shrimp, and lobster tail with sliced steak. For those wanting a bit of everything, the Mariner’s Delight heaves with the bounty of the sea including scallops, shrimps, baked stuffed clams and St. Peter’s fish stuffed with crabmeat. Frank Guido’s Port of Call is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday and dinner only on Monday nights.
7 Main St, Catskill, NY 12414, Phone: 518-943-5088
© Garvan's Gastropub
Garvan’s Gastropub is a new addition to the Catskill dining scene. Owned by restaurateur and Irishman Garvan McCloskey, Garvan’s is located in a historic building dating back to 1759 in New Paltz and features two bright and airy dining rooms and a rustic-yet-elegant tavern and bar. Cherry wood tables surround a massive stone fireplace, painted stone, and wood-paneled walls, and low beamed ceilings create a warm and intimate ambiance, and the perfect setting to enjoy the Irish-infused menu. Pair the delicious cuisine with a range of craft beers on tap like Breckinridge Vanilla Porter, Adirondack Dirty blonde ale, or Lagunitas IPA, or a selection of wines from various regions. Garvan’s Gastropub is open from Tuesday through Sunday, for lunch and dinner.
215 Huguenot St, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: 845-255-7888
13.Le Canard Enchaine
Located in the heart of Kingston’s Stockade District, Le Canard Enchaine takes diners on a culinary journey through France with award-winning cuisine and excellent regional wines. Helmed by Chef Jean-Jacques, the Parisian-inspired restaurant exudes a typically French ambiance with crispy white-clothed tables and gleaming silverware, soft lighting and an air of intimacy. The menu features signature dishes such as French Onion Soup, Fricassé of Snails, Veal Scaloppini a la Crème, Roasted LI Duck, Grand Marnier, and Orange Sauce, and Black Pepper Crusted Salmon in Honey-Mustard Glaze over Red Cabbage Ragout. Le Canard Enchaine is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
276 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401, Phone: 845-339-2003
14.Miss Lucy's Kitchen
Miss Lucy's Kitchen is a rustic farm-to-table café in Saugerties that serves locally sourced American fare in country-comfort surroundings. Named for chef-owners Marc Propper and Michelle Silver six-year-old daughter, the restaurant has a charming French-inspired ambiance with vintage aprons hug across the storefront windows, French farmhouse dressers filled with antique jugs, and a beautifully distressed farm table. The eatery serves a farm-driven menu with dishes like heirloom-tomato gazpacho, grilled Gulf shrimp salad with feta, mint and cherry tomatoes, pan-roasted softshell crab, homemade fettuccine with local sausage, and deep-fried wonton burrito. Dark-crusted rustic homemade bread with butter is the perfect way to start a meal, while desserts include roasted-lemon ice cream, cherry almond tortoni, and velvety blackcurrant sorbet. Miss Lucy's Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner, Wednesday through Sunday.
90 Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477, Phone: 845-246-9240
15.New York Restaurant
© New York Restaurant
Located on Main Street in Catskill, New York Restaurant offers an epicurean experience that promises to delight. Offering seasonal comfort food accompanied by an extensive wine list and live music on weekends, New York Restaurant dates back to the Prohibition Era. Owned and operated by Natasha Witka, the restaurant is helmed by Chef Zac Stough who creates a seasonal menu of American cuisine such as European-style artisan flatbread pizzas, sirloin burgers, hearty sandwiches, and an array of traditional Polish recipes including house-made pierogis and Golabki. The restaurant offers catering services for special functions and celebrations and offers specials during the week such as Taco Tuesday, Wine Down Thursday, and Sunday Brunch with classic dishes such as bourbon and caramel-glazed French toast, stuffed crepes, quiche, and frittata. New York Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Monday.
353 Main St, Catskill, NY 12414, Phone: 518-943-5500
© Peekamoose Restaurant
Tucked away in the hamlet of Big Indian, Peekamoose Restaurant is a mountain lodge-style restaurant with rustic décor that offers a cozy, intimate dining experience. Boasting both indoor seating in the elegant dining room and outdoor seating on the streamside deck during the summer months, the restaurant serves a seasonal menu of farm-to-table fare. Signature dishes include Housemade Chitarra Bolognese, Pan-Roasted Beaverkill Hatchery Rainbow Trout, Oven-Roasted Snowdance Farm Chicken, Wood-Grilled Sirloin Steak, and Roast Meyer Farm Rabbit. The cuisine is accompanied by a fine selection of global wines, craft beers on tap and by the bottle, and handcrafted cocktails. Peekamoose Restaurant is open for dinner only, Thursday through Monday and the Tap Room and Lounge is open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
8373 State Route 28, Big Indian, NY 12410, Phone: 845-254-6500
© Phoenicia Diner
Built in 1962, the Phoenicia Diner is an old-school, locally focused diner that serves classic American comfort food with modern twists. The family-friendly eatery offers a menu of farm-to-table fare prepared with locally sourced ingredients from the Hudson Valley and its surrounds. The diner is open for breakfast and lunch and presents signature dishes such as Steak Quesadilla, Vegetable Neapolitana, Pan-Fried Trout, and Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie, and the cuisine is accompanied by beers on tap and by the bottle, natural drinking wines, Bourbon milkshakes, handcrafted cocktails, Bloody Marys and Mimosas. The Phoenicia Diner is open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Sunday and dinner only on Saturday and Sunday.
5681 NY-28, Phoenicia, NY 12464, Phone: 845-688-9957
© Red Onion
Just minutes from the iconic Woodstock Playhouse in the heart of Catskills, Red Onion is a new American eatery based in a historic farmhouse that serves French-inspired farm-to-table fare in a charming setting. The bustling, vibrant restaurant serves a seasonal menu of French food prepared with locally sourced ingredients from local farmers and producers, such as fresh seafood, grass-fed meats, organic herbs and vegetables, and handmade pasta and sauces. Loving prepared and served with passion and flair; the menu also boasts decadent desserts to end any meal on a sweet note. An extensive wine list with labels from around the world, craft beers and signature cocktails accompanies the cuisine, the restaurant is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
1654 NY-212, Saugerties, NY 12477, Phone: 845-679-1223
19.Shadows on the Hudson
© Shadows on the Hudson
Perched on a cliff high above the Hudson River in the heart of Poughkeepsie, Shadows on the Hudson is an award-winning waterfront restaurant that serves New American fare and handcrafted cocktails in an airy space with spectacular views. The restaurant features contemporary décor, a serpentine bar, and one-of-a-kind views; the restaurant serves a variety of menus for lunch, dinner and light lounge fare to accompany drinks, featuring both classic and modern dishes. Shadows on the Hudson also serves a popular Sunday brunch buffet with traditional dishes and Mimosas and hosts Social Hours with a tapas menu for light bites throughout the week. Shadows on the Hudson is open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, seven days a week.
176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, Phone: 845-486-9500
© Tavern 214
Set in the bucolic Catskill Mountains, Tavern 214 is a warm and welcoming 1920s Colonial tavern just a few steps from the Stony Clove Creek that serves creative, locally sourced and regional dishes along with local craft drafts and handcrafted cocktails in a cozy, rustic setting. The tavern offers a seasonal menu of farm-to-table fare such as Roasted Proscuitto wrapped in Black Mission Figs, Hudson Valley Smoked Duck Breast Quesadillas, Local Rainbow Trout Tacos, and Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese, and Thyme-Basted New Bedford Diver Scallops. Diners can dine indoors in the elegant dining room next to a crackling fire or outdoors on the charming patio against a backdrop of lovely Creek views. Tavern 214 is open for dinner only, Tuesday through Saturday.
76 NY-214, Phoenicia, NY 12464, Phone: 845-688-7383
21.The Bear Cafe
© The Bear Café
Perched on the bank of the Sawkill Creek, the Bear Café is friendly neighborhood café in the heart of Woodstock that has been serving the community for the past 26 years. The dining institution boasts a cool, casual vibe and serves a seasonal weekly-changing menu of locally sourced and prepared dishes such as filet mignon with port garlic sauce, Asian-inspired green tofu on soba noodles, and roasted chicken with green peppercorn sauce. The bar offers an extensive menu of drinks, including local options from Prohibition Distillery USA in Roscoe, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company in Elmsford, and Harvest Spirits Farm Distillery in Valatie, as well casual wines from the nearby Millbrook Winery. The Bear Café is open for dinner only, Wednesday through Monday.
295 Tinker St., Woodstock, Phone: 845-679-5555
22.The Catskill Mountain Country Store and Restaurant
© The Catskill Mountain Country Store and Restaurant
The Catskill Mountain Country Store and Restaurant is a unique country market, bakery and restaurant in Tannersville that serves delicious farm-to-table fare, gourmet deli food, and handmade gifts. The country store and eatery is a great spot for a hearty brunch or light lunch and has plenty of things to see and do for the kids such as a looking zoo and walking paths to explore. Brunch and lunch menus feature farm-to-table fare prepared with locally sourced ingredients such as fluffy omelets, French toast, pancakes, and waffles, along with fresh orange and other fruit juices, freshly roasted coffee, brewed iced tea, and homemade lemonade. Don’t go home without picking up a gift like homemade jams, jellies, fresh bread, pies, and mouthwatering cakes. The Catskill Mountain Country Store and Restaurant is open for brunch and lunch Friday through Sunday.
6014 State Toute 23A, Tannersville, NY 12485, Phone: 518-589-6777
23.The Tavern at Diamond Mills
© The Tavern at Diamond Mills
The Tavern at Diamond Mills is an award-winning restaurant overlooking the Esopus Falls that serves seasonal, refined New American cuisine in an elegant, sophisticated space with a charming creekside patio. Hailed as one of the Hudson Valley’s best new restaurants, the Tavern at Diamond Mills is helmed by Executive Chef Giuseppe Napoli who creates a creative menu of innovative cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients. The cuisine is accompanied by a range of fine global wines, craft beers on tap and by the bottle, and handcrafted cocktails, and diners can soak up the magnificent views from the Grand Terrace overlooking the majestic falls or enjoy fireside dining in the elegant main dining room. The Tavern at Diamond Mills is open for lunch, brunch, and dinner, seven days a week.
25 S Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477, Phone: 845-247-0700
24.Wasana's Thai Restaurant
© Wasana's Thai Restaurant
Wasana's Thai Restaurant is a family-owned and operated restaurant that serves traditional Thai cuisine and various Thai specialties in a cozy setting. Established in 1988, the restaurant has been serving authentic Asian fare to the local community ever since with a menu of classic dishes like Pad Thai, Chicken Satay, Tom Yum Soup, and Gla Doog Moo. Specialty dishes include Pad Pringkhing, Pad, Subpalod, Gang Dang Ped (duck curry), Pad Talay, and Plamug Goong Pan Nam Mun Hoy. The food menu is accompanied by a range of drinks, including casual wines, local and imported beers, soft drinks. Wasana's Thai Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Thursday through Monday.
1425, 336 Main St, Catskill, NY 12414, Phone: 518-943-9134
© Woodnotes Grille
Based in the luxurious Emerson Resort and Spa in the heart of Catskill Park and surrounded by beautiful landscapes of rolling farmlands, meandering creeks, and majestic mountain peaks in the distance, Woodnotes Grille is an elegant restaurant with breathtaking views. The restaurant features a classic and contemporary dining room with a large centerpiece fireplace, an inviting bar and comfortable seating with lovely views. The restaurant serves a seasonal, changing menu of farm-to-table fare prepared with locally sourced ingredients and a variety of drinks, including high-end artisanal spirits, freshly squeezed juices, global wines, and craft beers and ales. Woodnotes Grille is open for breakfast and dinner, seven days a week, and hosts Happier Hour on Thursdays and Wednesday Trivia Nights.
5340 NY-28, Mt Tremper, NY 12457, Phone: 845-688-2828
25 Best Restaurants in the Catskills, NY
- Ambrosia Diner, Photo: Kzenon/stock.adobe.com
- Barnwood Restaurant, Photo: Barnwood Restaurant
- Bistro 27, Photo: Bistro 27
- Bistro Brie & Bordeaux, Photo: Kzenon/stock.adobe.com
- Butterfield Restaurant, Photo: Butterfield Restaurant
- Catskill Seasons Inn, Photo: Catskill Seasons Inn
- Chateau Belleview, Photo: Maksim Toome/stock.adobe.com
- Chopstick Chinese & Japanese Restaurant, Photo: pixelrain/stock.adobe.com
- Creekside Restaurant, Photo: Creekside Restaurant
- Deer Mountain Inn, Photo: Deer Mountain Inn
- Frank Guido's Port of Call, Photo: Frank Guido's Port of Call
- Garvan's Gastropub, Photo: Garvan's Gastropub
- Le Canard Enchaine, Photo: xerox123/stock.adobe.com
- Miss Lucy's Kitchen, Photo: kichigin19/stock.adobe.com
- New York Restaurant, Photo: New York Restaurant
- Peekamoose Restaurant, Photo: Peekamoose Restaurant
- Phoenicia Diner, Photo: Phoenicia Diner
- Red Onion, Photo: Red Onion
- Shadows on the Hudson, Photo: Shadows on the Hudson
- Tavern 214, Photo: Tavern 214
- The Bear Cafe, Photo: The Bear Café
- The Catskill Mountain Country Store and Restaurant, Photo: The Catskill Mountain Country Store and Restaurant
- The Tavern at Diamond Mills, Photo: The Tavern at Diamond Mills
- Wasana's Thai Restaurant, Photo: Wasana's Thai Restaurant
- Woodnotes Grille, Photo: Woodnotes Grille
- Cover Photo: Syda Productions/stock.adobe.com