This is the best kept secret in the area. Relatively newly opened, across from the China Rose in Rhinecliff.
I brought my Mom here a few weeks ago. We ate outside, overlooking the sailboats on the Hudson. It was a beautiful fall day. We ordered fresh tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches on challah with Gruyere and thick slices of orange-colored, heirloom tomatoes. Fabulous!
My husband and I stopped in about a month ago and ate outside on a Tuesday evening, just prior to open mic night. One of the owners, an English chap, stopped at our table to check in.
Classy. The food is great, the menu is more imaginative than the traditional fare. The ambiance is not casual but more traditional.
Apparently, weddings can be accommodated, as well as overnight guests; the banquet facilities are on the upper level. This place was completely rehabbed and yet retains an "old world" feel with the wide plank pine flooring and the wood paneling.
The food: above average, a wonderful dining experience.
4 Grinnell, Rhinecliff, NY 12574