Rivertown Lodge

The Rivertown Lodge is basically the real-life amalgamation of every well-styled photo of Upstate New York on the internet. There’s blonde wood everywhere, tiny light fixtures scattered across the ceilings, and they use and sell the kind of ceramic mugs you decide you want to buy for your apartment until you realize they’re $45 each.

They serve one of our favorite Hudson breakfasts on the weekends. There are lots of brunch staples like a maple ricotta Dutch baby or a focaccia egg sandwich with fontina and calabrian chili. It’s worth it to stop by for dinner, too, when you can get grilled pork ribs with sichuan five spice or a wild bluefish with grilled cucumbers, all of which clock in at less than $45 a plate. Remember this place whether you’re staying in the hotel or not.

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