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Brasserie 292
Brasserie 292

Brasserie 292 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.brasserie292.com
  • Email: info@brasserie292.com
  • Phone: (845) 473-0292
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

    Brunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Mark Margiotta
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Brasserie 292 offers off-site catering, for more information please call (845)-473-0292
  • Private Party Contact: Priscila Peterle (845) 473-0292

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Market and Academy
  • Parking: No
A word from Brasserie 292
Brasserie 292 combines the old-world charm of Poughkeepsie's historic Main Street district with a timeless, classic Brasserie fare. Diners can choose from a menu that boasts an impressive range of selections, from our Raw Bar to the Prime Boneless Ribeye, and includes a diverse wine and beer list. Once a popular garment destination, our inviting dining room has been transformed into a spacious haven that can accommodate over 80 people. We have a simple philosophy at Brasserie 292: use fine, local ingredients coupled with traditional cookery to create an incomparable and exceptional dining experience.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Seating can be an issue of you font want to fit in the middle of the room. The food was top notch as was the service. We will be back"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Definitely one of the best restaurants in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Such attention to detail and such profound understanding of flavor, consistency, texture... Incredible cocktails, as good as those at Stockade. My Manhattan was wonderful and the (partially candied) brandied cherries were the best I've had. Wonderful apps and entrees. I have had my fair share of home cured bacon, but none that I've had beats the swine they serve here. Salted caramel Pot de creme! The whipped cream and chocolate in this pot de creme were both only slightly sweet, so you are able to adjust the sweetness yourself with the layer of delicious caramel in between. It was actually refreshing. Never before have described a pot de creme as refreshing. Magical!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The ambiance and decor instantly transported us from being in Poughkeepsie to feeling like we were in Manhattan. The waitstaff was knowledgeable, available and not overbearing. The beer selection was very good with several rare microbrews on tap. The wine selection was not extensive, but very well suited for the fare and atmosphere. The star appetizer was the Pommes Fritas Au Cheval. We followed up with salads, dinner and dessert that were all very good. Unfortunately, they were out of many items on the menu and there were many substitutions. This made it difficult for the servers to keep track of and made ordering slightly confusing. We were smiling when we left, because Brasserie 292 delivered an experience that pleased the whole group."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We went for a great birthday brunch at Brasserie 292. There was live music, great service and super food and cocktails. We will be back for brunch again soon."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Havn't been to Poughkeepsie in a long while. Great reason to go now."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "My friend and I ordered off the Restaurant Week Menu that had nice choices. The entrees were made as requested. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable and we enjoyed dinner. Even though the restaurant was packed, we were not rushed."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We dined during restaurant week. The food was delicious and filling. Brassarie is a beautiful restaurant. The oysters were outstanding... The service was very fast. Ambiance was beautiful. Noise level was fine"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The service was outstanding! The wait staff were very personable, but not intrusive. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "As the saying goes you only get one chance to make a great first impression. Luckily the Maitre d' was not the impression we were left with. This was our first dining experience here. Usually the person who has the job of greeting & seating people is a warm, friendly, inviting individual, this is certainly not the case with The Maitre d' at Brasserie 292. The restaurant was about 25% full and it was only around 6ish, but when we walked in Andrew did not even acknowledge our presence for several minutes he had his head down working on the seating chart. When he finally did look up there was not a smile, not a welcome not much of any greeting. The rest of the evening was wonderful, the food & service were fabulous."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great beer and wine list. Menu is interesting, Specials always something to note."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "You never would think as you approach the restaurant that you find a nice place. Neighborhood is sketchy. But walk right in and you are transported to Old Paris. Ambience is fabulous. Love the decor and booths. Cuisine was excellent. Staff is very attentive. My only complaint is that the wait for our main entrees was too long. But in good company, the time passes. Food was worth the wait. I was not impressed with their wine list and recommendations. But it was decent. Dessert was delicate portion (thankfully!). Who needs a massive sweet after a wonderful dinner? Plan on spending about $75 per person for a 3-course dinner & drinks, including tip. Definitely a great place to go for a special occasion or a night out with friends."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I feel like this place has unrealized potential--the servers are knowledgeable but not very attentive; the menu is interesting but not carefully executed. I thought the Restaurant Week menu was a poor introduction for anyone new to the place: very few & somewhat odd choices and they didn't "flow." The decor is charming but all hard surfaces so on crowded weekends, the noise level is deafening and the tables are very tight. We appreciated the Wednesday night wine special (1/2 price bottles!) and the waitress made a good recommendation when our first choice was sold out, but they only serve one dinner special each night and it's the same every week, so I'm less inclined to go back on another Wednesday."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Varied Menu Very good food Live music at brunch This is our third visit and we will be back Excellent choice for visits to our Marist student"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had the most amazing date night here! The atmosphere is dressy, energetic and upbeat. The food was ridiculously good, and our wait staff was professional. I highly recommend Brasserie for anyone looking to impress a date or celebrate a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Went to the Brasserie 292 for a small family birthday celebration dinner on Saturday and absolutely loved it! The staff is very attentive yet unobtrusive. We were celebrating my husband's birthday but never mentioned it to the staff but they noticed our toast at the table and brought out his dessert with a candle - nice touch. Food was fantastic all around. The tuna tartare appetizer was fabulous and the steak frites and salmon entrees were cooked perfectly and were delicious. For dessert we shared the chocolate creme pot and the cheesecake and they were both fantastic along with a really good cup of coffee. I would highly recommend the Brasserie 292 if you are in the Poughkeepsie area and looking for an upscale dining spot."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We'd probably be happy with even adequate dining within walking distance of The Bardavon, so it is a great treat to have such fine diningas is served up at B292."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food was excellent, great selection of local varieties on both appetizers and dinner menu. Wait staff was extremely attentive. Would highly recommend for a date night!!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Brasserie 292 is our favorite restaurant in Poughkeepsie. When you walk in the door, it's like being transported to Paris. The food is always well executed. Salmon, duck and black bass were all top notch. The beet salad and the wedge were both very good. The only disappointment was frites that weren't piping hot. The profiteroles and the pot de creme were an excellent finish to the meal. The wine list is short, interesting and affordable. Looking forward to our next visit..."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were pleased to find a $1 oyster special - perfect cold, briny Bluepoints served with a nice mignonette. We always get the cheese plate and it did not disappoint; they always have interesting and tasty choices. My wife had the mussels (again) which are delicious, and my daughter and I had steak - not the most perfect cut but cooked perfectly. My poivre was not as saucy as you usually see but it was nice and peppery. The only compliant was the frites, which were delicious, but were not hot."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The whole experience was great,one thing however one waiter was hovering,asking several times if I was done n I wasnt"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We love this place for Sunday brunch. The food is always great. Hadn't been for a few months but last week we had a REALLY disappointing experience because of the strange and poor service. Hostess sat us at a tiny table in a back room and then sat another couple right next to us no more than 7 inches away despite the fact that no other tables were occupied. Weird and uncomfortable for both because there was zero privacy. Food runner completely packed our tiny table with too many plates and pastry basket etc., all at the same time and brought our food to wrong table twice. Didn't finish pastry basket and asked to bring it home. Disappeared and never came back. Hope it was just a bad day cause we like this place."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "If you value service more than quantity then this is the place for you. But if you want great value for your buck then I suggest another place. You’re paying entrée prices for appetizer portions. Be ready to spend $100/person for a satisfying meal. I do have to admit waiter/waitress service was very attending."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Definitely a new favorite. Everything was wonderful from the ambiance and service to the food and drinks. We had the ribeye and steak frites, and boy were those fries the best. Their house made bacon was the perfect balance of tender and crispy, the shrimp in the shrimp cocktail appetizer were gigantic, and for dessert, the box of donuts were delish! We will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I went and thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the service. The fried oysters and tuna tartare were phenomenal appetizers. My wife had the foie gras and goat cheese ravioli. Food was excellent and the server attentive. What we lacked was seating in the main dining room. The main dining area had all the ambiance and energy. There is a smaller side room; long and narrow. One guest has to sit with their back to the server. The table was too close to other diners. We will definitely go back, but, will ask to be sat ion the main dining room."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food at Brassiere 292 never disappoints me and my girl..I love the fresh oysters and our hostess Emily..She is so knowledge able on the food choices...I had poached lobster in butter sauce which was outstanding..Service is impeccable.."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Went here with my grandma for a quiet lunch on a Saturday and we absolutely loved it. The mussels are out of this world as is the chocolate pot de creme. Great service. Would gladly go back any day!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food here is unbeatable. Brasserie knows how to deliver a consistently great meal time after time. There is always a great amount of care , even love being injected in the preparation of the dishes. They are beautifully plated and every component on the plate pairs beautifully. The atmosphere is wonderful. The dining areas and even bathrooms are beautifully decorated. The wait staff is friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. I am a classically trained chef myself and my standards for fine dining restaurants are set pretty high. Out of the 5 or so times I have eaten here I have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "It was very quiet the night we dined there with only a few table occupied. The service was fantastic and done with great style. The food was perfectly prepared. There's a lot of beef on the menu, 4 entrees plus a beef special. We'd like to have seen a few other French selections like lamb."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Definitely a nice surprise for the area! Being someone who just got back from France I welcomed the opportunity to have a close to authentic experience without having to drive more than 5 minutes. Selections were impressive for a smaller sized location, ambiance was good, and service was wonderful very attentive and slow much like in Europe. Overall I would suggest it! They even made a kids plate for the little one since the food was a little exotic for him. Bar got a little loud later on in the evening, that was the only downfall."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I was pleased to find the restaurant still fairly busy even though it snowed all day. Nothing worse than eating somewhere that is empty. Service was attentive, but not over-bearing. The food was simply outstanding...everything was well-seasoned and cooked properly. We had an extended dinner...it felt like being back in Paris and enjoying a nice long dinner without feeling like you were being pushed out the door."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "A bit pricey for the size of the portions. But overall delicious food."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The food was terrific! The tuna appetizer... OMG! Everyone enjoyed their meal and can't wait to return. The wait staff is fantastic - a great team approach to taking care of the customers."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Went to college in PoTown in the early 80s, and now my son is a freshman here. Wish we had a place like this back then. He insists on being taken here every time we visit, and we willingly comply. This place is as good as any you'll find in NYC or SF... The $1 oysters are a blast - and awesomely fresh. The draft beers always tasty. And of course the food is terrific. Our server was patient, knowledgable, efficient and completely pleasant and professional. The service was excellent - we only gave 4 stars because it seemed like she was a little overwhelmed and we ascribe that to management - not her fault - another waitperson was clearly needed on the floor. Other than that everything perfect. We'll be coming back as often as we can."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Food was good. Not great ambience was fair. Got quite noisy as the evening went on. The neighborhood felt a bit sketchy"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This was our second diner at Brasserie 292 - - delicious and varied menu, excellent wine list and warm atmosphere. And such a great restaurant in downtown Poughkeepsie is a very pleasant surprise! All in all, a wonderful spot to enjoy fine cooking and a festive atmosphere! Downside: Fussy service - support staff kept intruding unnecessarily. We spend a lot of time in France - the best aspect of a real bistro is unobtrusive service and a relaxed pace. Less insistence on whisking dishes away as soon as the final forkful is on its way to diners' mouths! Noise level is very high - both times it's been hard to hear each other's conversation - even though this time we were in the smaller room and at a small table with only 3 of us."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Our "go to" spot in the Hudson River valley. Always a pleasure and never a issue with service or food. The new valet service is a added plus !"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I've been here many times and it's always a special treat. Cocktails are fun. Don't miss the oysters, escargot, or pot de creme. Salads and entrees are less perfect but solid. The atmosphere is to die for."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the meal! I had the roasted cod as did my sister. It was very good. My husband had the sea bass, which he very much enjoyed. The only problem was the table was really too small. There were 4 of us at the table and it felt very cramped - not the booth itself, but the table was overflowing. This, however, would not prevent us from returning the next time we are in the area."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "From the moment you walk in, you are captivated with the layout and general atmosphere. Gorgeous, shiny mirrors, black and white check floor tiles, crisp sheets of white paper on the tables, rich, lush fabric for curtains, the bartender creating magical concoctions with precision and passion, and a lovely hostess with a warm smile. The menu was interesting with combinations that any foodie would be pleased with. I chose Lobster and Pea Risotto ( we were having brunch.) It was delicious, but would have liked a bigger portion. To top the experience all off, there was LIVE music, a jazz trio, a tight group of musicians who played flawlessly and not too loud to indulge in conversation . I loved every minute and cannot wait to go back!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Everything we expected! Energetic, but still easy to carry on a conversation. Food was excellent. Cocktails, wine list and beer selection all great. Service was very attentive, but server knowledge could have been a bit better. Our server struggled with descriptions of the draft beer selections and some of the detail points about the entree specials. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014