We finally got to the restaurant at the renovated Rhinecliff Hotel for dinner. It was a little surreal to be in the same space as the old Rhinecliff Hotel - what used to be a very rundown grubby bar and music venue has been completely overhauled. If you were ever there in the past - you will know what I mean.
But they have done a lovely job in fixing the old place up and when the weather gets better the outdoor riverside patio will be outstanding. It is just the right mix of casual and elegant. At least I think so...
Even better, we had a wonderful dinner - the menu is great - inventive and seasonal choices with a good range. It is also moderately priced for the quality of food and cooking . Everything was perfectly prepared, and delicious. Portions were generous. Service was if anything too attentive, but we were there early in the evening nd the waitstaff seemed eager to go. We had pretty much no major complaints and will definitely go back soon. It is worth seeing it for its setting alone.
They had a nice selection of draft beer (also moderately priced) and wine list that was a bit puzzling however as there were no American wines offered. Not sure why that is but we had drafts anyway.