The Best Restaurants In Rhinebeck, New York

A dining room that feels like a rich Dutch person’s library, a restaurant in an old church, and more standout places to eat in Rhinebeck.
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Rhinebeck is a cute little place on the east side of the Hudson River where you can check out the Beekman Arms Hotel and the Wilderstein Queen Anne-Mansion. And like other Upstate towns that have a lot going on, Rhinebeck has what feels like an endless amount of cute stores where you can browse away the day looking at custom skateboards, clothes for dogs, and fancy upholstered chairs that you’ll convince yourself you could haul back to NYC.

Once you return to reality after purchasing a cardigan for your corgi, you might be wondering where you should eat in Rhinebeck. That’s where we come in. Find some of our favorites on this guide—you can eat some pasta inside a giant old church, start your day with a BEC on a croissant with Snickers bar seasoning-dusted bacon, or go out for Indian food with a big group.




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Gigi is all about Mediterranean dishes made with as many locally-produced items as possible. The Skizza flatbread pizzas are a favorite, especially the garden option with peppers, zucchini, and pesto that really showcases nearby farms. The sit-down restaurant has a ton of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes, and the sunny sidewalk patio makes for a great lunch or dinner stop in town.

Cinnamon is your best option in Rhinebeck for dishes like lamb shank rogan josh, tandoori shrimp kebabs, and goat cheese naan that you can get from their buffet option or order a la carte. Their menu highlights dishes from regions throughout India, like South Indian dosas or fish curry from Goan. They’ve got individual tables, but there’s a large one meant for communal meals, so it’s ideal for bigger groups or large parties.

With a gallery wall full of paintings and Hudson Valley maps in the dining room, staff in suspenders, and a space inside a brownstone, The Amsterdam feels like a rich Dutch person’s library. But you can avoid that initial stuffiness in two ways: hang out at the bar or head to the giant backyard filled with Adirondack chairs and firepits. Both are excellent dinner options where you can have a quality cocktail and some very good, seasonal American food, like beef tartare and fresh pasta with mushrooms and aged balsamic vinegar.

Kofta burger and za'atar fries.

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Terrapin is located inside a giant old church, and the menu ranges from tapas to quesadillas to pastas. There’s also an attractive bar and an airy dining room that work well for anything from a special occasion to a big group dinner. Their red bistro part of the restaurant is also open until midnight every day besides Sunday if you need a hamburger or sliced steak sandwich after getting stuck in traffic on the drive up.

​​Market Street is a modern Italian spot that serves some of the best pizza in the Hudson Valley. The pastas here are also great—if they’re offering a risotto special when you visit, that needs to be part of your order. They also have a cute little porch where you and a date can sit side by side and share a plate of chicken parm.

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Whether you want a bagel with cream cheese or a sub with roast pork, pepperoncini, and au jus dip, this is where you should go when you need food immediately in the morning or early afternoon. They're always doing worthwhile and out-there specials, too, like a completely over-the-top BEC on a croissant with Snickers bar seasoning-dusted bacon.

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