We found out about Cripple Creek Restaurant (Rhinebeck NY) on Chow Hound and made a resevation for Monday night, July 16 after trying two others (Calico and La Petit Auberge) which were closed. Our party of eight was seated with no problem in their tasteful, L-shaped room. All of our entrees were very good to excellent. Presentations were striking, but not overdone, and service was professional. Desserts, which are made to order, were marvelous. Try the Three Chocolate Chip Cookie dessert and the lemon curd tart. All in all this place is first class. Don't miss it.