My boyfriend’s parents are taking a class at the CIA and we are going up to join them for dinner, but the CIA restaurants are all booked. They are staying in Poughkeepsie and would like to keep it local… I’ve read very mixed reviews of The Artist’s Palate, which looked promising. Twist sounds good, but the kid friendly/casual vibe doesn’t sound ideal. I’m curious about Busy Bee, but haven’t read enough to convince me. Also see from this board that there are some great Mexican places, but would like something a little more “upscale.”
Anyone have a recommendation? Looking for a nice atmosphere, food on the lighter side (they will have been cooking/eating all day), preferably a CIA chef. They are serious about their food and I’ve been asked to find a place, so any help would be appreciated!