I've posted on Chowhound boards before, but never in my home region (I'm from Long Island). I'll be visiting Hyde Park with my mother the second week in September (Sunday through Tuesday) after having spend a few days in Cooperstown and I'm hoping for some restaurant suggestions for Sunday and Monday nights.
I have done extensive research, but it turns out that most of that has been for naught as Twist is closed Sundays and Mondays (a bitter disappointment as it would have been the perfect spot for dinner) and so is Busy Bee, which has gotten fantastic reviews. I already have dinner reservations at American Bounty on Tuesday night, so that night is out. I was thinking of maybe going into Rhinebeck for dinner, but Le Petite Bistro's website shows an extremely limited menu which I wasn't impressed with (I've no doubt it's good, but there are just too few options) and Calico's dinner hours won't work either. With a car, we won't mind travelling (though I don't know that we're going to want to drive a 1/2 hour to, say New Paltz. I don't mind, but I doubt my mother would want to do that). Beso does sound fantastic, but without an on-line menu, I can't determine if it would be worth it for the hike. Given the many restaurants that are closed on Sundays/Mondays, do you guys have any recommendation closer to Hyde Park? How far away is Tivoli? Is Madalin's Table the kind of place you go out of your way for? I guess the Eveready Diner would be a fun place, but that looks more like a breakfast/lunch spot; I'm not sure I would want to make a point of having dinner in a diner when I can do that at home.
Thanks so much for any help you can give me!