so we've got a sitter for sunday for a few hours, and my wife and i were looking for a really good place for dinner in the hudson valley. because the sitter can be here a while, we were looking for 60-90 minutes away from poughkeepsie.
i'm looking for suggestions other than these:
basement bistro (we're still on the waiting list), blue hill (full), serevan (amenia), depuy canal house (been), new world home cooking (woodstock, been), aroma osteria (great, been) or anywhere in new paltz/kingston/rhinebeck (too close).
decor is of less importance than quality, and smaller plates are preferred over large ones.
places we're currently considering: red onion (woodstock), x2o (yonkers), madalin's table (tivoli), swoon kitchenbar (hudson). anyone else have suggestions on a top notch place?