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Top 10 Best Places for Brunch in Dutchess County!

Brunch, one of the best meals of the day. We compiled a list of the perfect places (in no particular order) to gather and savor Sunday brunch in Dutchess County.

The Roundhouse
2 E Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
Phone: (845) 765-8369  www.roundhousebeacon.com

Chef Terrance Brennan’s menus take advantage of the tremendous bounty Hudson Valley farms have to offer and brunch is no exception. The Roundhouse offers exquisite options, elevating traditional breakfast items to exceptional. Enjoy stunning views of Beacon Falls while you dine and then explore the many shops and galleries along Main Street when you’re through. 

Heritage Food & Drink
1379 U.S. 9, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Phone: (845) 298-1555  www.heritagefooddrink.com

Brunch at Heritage Food & Drink presents you and your party the “works”.  They offer a fresh new take on old favorites as well as $1 East Coast oysters and $8 cocktails. Locally sourced, seasonal cuisine in a sophisticated, modern space on Route 9.

Shadows on the Hudson
176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 486-9500  www.shadowsonthehudson.com 

Looking for a terrific dining experience with a view? Shadows on the Hudson is the place for you! Newly renovated for their 10th anniversary, Shadows is well-known for their Gourmet Sunday brunch, raw bar and holiday dedicated events (Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Easter). Reservations are recommended for this Hudson River hot spot.

Essie’s
14 Mt Carmel Pl, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 452-7181 www.essiesrestaurantpk.com



Located in Poughkeepsie’s Little Italy, Essie’s is well-known for Chef Brandon Walker’s seasonings, specials dishes, and their local steaks. With a mix of Southern and Jamaican roots, Essie’s is a recipe for brunch eaters looking for amazing comfort food.

Hyde Park Brewery
4076 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone: (845) 229-8277 www.hydeparkbrewing.com



As the Hudson Valley’s original brew pub, the Hyde Park Brewery has been serving up great food and brews for over 20 years. Burgers to vegetarian fare and now brunch, the restaurant highlights seasonal, local and fresh ingredients. Located across from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Home, Library & Museum, this is a great place to mix local flavor and history.

The Rhinecliff – Sunday Jazz Brunch
4 Grinnell St, Rhinecliff, NY 12574
Phone: (845) 876-0590 www.therhinecliff.com/thebar.html



Close to the Amtrak station and just two miles from the historic Village of Rhinebeck, The Rhinecliff offers a relaxing atmosphere with gorgeous views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. This historic inn is the ideal spot for brunch and classical entertainment. Eggs benedict, French toast and buttermilk pancakes, from late morning until mid-afternoon. The Rhinecliff’s Jazz Brunch buffet is a soulful experience everyone will enjoy.

The Amsterdam
6380 Mill St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Phone: (845) 516-5033 www.lovetheamsterdam.com



Located in an historic 1798 Dutch townhouse in the trendy Village of Rhinebeck, The Amsterdam offers elevated farm-to-table brunch specialties. From the classics to the delicious in-house made pastries and more, it will have your mouth watering with flavor and satisfaction. 

McKinney & Doyle
10 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling, NY 12564
Phone: (845) 855-3875  www.mckinneyanddoyle.com   



“All you need is love and brunch”. McKinney & Doyle couldn’t have said it better! The on-site bakery ensures amazing, hot out of the oven pastries to complement its signature breakfast items. Perfect spot for a scrumptious Irish experience in south eastern Dutchess.

The Millerton Inn
53 Main St, Millerton, NY 12546
Phone: (518) 592-1900  www.themillertoninn.com

With its elegant décor and sumptuous menu, The Millerton Inn is an upscale brunch experience. American cuisine with Dutch and French influences bring the best of all breakfast worlds. Discover something new in the northeast corner of Dutchess County.

Charlotte’s
4258 US-44, Millbrook, NY 12545
Phone: (845) 677-5888 www.charlottesny.com



Set in the heart of Millbrook’s horse country, Charlotte’s is a wonderful brunch spot no matter the season. In the winter, enjoy the warmth and beauty of the oversized fireplace and in the summer, the perennial garden patio. Menus are always seasonally inspired and reservations are highly recommended at this local favorite. 

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