This was a great find as we'dThis was a great find as we'd not been here before. We had an absolutey lovely evening here. The food was simply delicious. My husband (who dines in many fine restaurants) said it was one of the best meals he has ever eaten. The service was attentive, prompt and discreet. My only ctiticism is that the decor is a bit quirky and dated. However, I would wholeheartedly recommend La Panetiere to anyone looking for a special restaurant.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMVery delicious food and topVery delicious food and top notch service. We used a group on. There were many courses and they were all well prepared. However, if you are a big eater, note that the portions are small. That worked for us, but may not work for everyone.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulThe food is delicious and the service is very professional. They make you feel right at home and comfortable. It is a pleasure to dine at this special restaurant.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA beautiful nightProfessional and friendly service. Beautiful room. Unfortunately the food was good but did not match the excellent service or decor.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMReturned after Long Time AwayMy issue at this restaurant is that I never can find anything on the menu that I particularly want to eat, despite the storied reputation of the place and the fact that there are no bad meals there. Ended up having Dover sole by default. It turned out to be the best I ever had anywhere that I remember, served with some kind of cauliflower preparation over the top. Before that, I had a salad that was wonderful, and before that, a soup was brought which I had to refuse because I do not eat lobster. It was immediately replaced by an eggplant soup that was delicious.
One odd note for Open Table users -- available times were quite limited for that Thursday evening. But when we got there, there was plenty of room for the entire evening.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's BackWe finally returned to La Panetiere after several years and were thrilled to find it had returned to it's oroginal splendor. This was a favorite of my families for special occasions but about 10 years back something changed and the quality was not up to par. After being away we decided to give a another chance not only was the food back to the splendor we rememeber so was Albert the best Maitre 'd of all time (he returned about 8 years ago). Wish we had known we would have gone back sooner.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI always look forward andI always look forward and enjoy going to La Panetiere....great food, good service, very welcoming and lovely decor.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ambiance was great andThe ambiance was great and the food was even better. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, a wonderful dinnerAs usual, a wonderful dinner and service. We opted for the dinner tasting with the wine pairings and everything was perfect and delicious.
A great place for that special occasion.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat RestaurantFood was excellent!!!, atmosphere was quiet and nice light was ok. Needs more space between table though.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a reliable specialThis is a reliable special occasion restaurant that delivers predictably good, but not adventurous, food in a comfortably genteel atmposhere.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious meal, excellent value...Excellent lunch for a special occasion. Comte souffle was light and delicately flavored with pea coulis. Snapper perfectly cooked and artichokes three ways was subtle and delicious. (Puree, barigoule, shaved salad.) And the black currant (cassis) charlotte was divine, along with verbena ice cream. Nothing ordinary about this very enjoyable meal at the unbelievably reasonable prix fixe of $32.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe got there early with twoWe got there early with two kids. No problem at all. Best salad I've ever had. appetizer was crab and avocado. Best crab I've ever had. We had wines by glass, very good cab and syrah for the money. I only looked at Rhone wines by the bottle. They were more than fairly priced. Service was exceptional. When was the last time you went to a restaurant and had two dishes that you eat frequently that are the best you've ever had??4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent butThe food was excellent but the staff was impersonal and mechanical. Still, an above ordinary experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBoth my wife and I had gastrointestBoth my wife and I had gastrointestinal difficulties soon after eating. Perhaps due to the duck confit?
Otherwise outstanding! Would go again.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe'll be back!This is the second time we have been here. We love it. The corn/tomato soup was a feast for the eye and the palate. I had lamb shank which was a tender as butter. The service is very attentive but not at all obtrusive. The decor is simple and has the feel of a farmhouse We have gone both times with Groupons and had a good choice of dishes - not exactly the same each time. There is an extensive wine list (although we didn't order wine). Tables are a bit close together, but the restaurant is not excessively noisy even when full. Definitely a special occasion place! So if you have a special person in your life this is a place to share with him/her.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous ExperienceThe food and service at this establishment were nothing less than first-rate! The staff really goes out of its way to create a warm and comfortable experience in what is a beautiful country-French setting. Dishes are meticulously prepared -- make sure to try the soufflés!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a Groupon, the menuWe had a Groupon, the menu had a lot of good choices, so it made it hard to pick what you wanted to eat.
We had the salad, the seafood pasta that was really good, the fish was fresh and the pasta was cooked to perfection.
The beef medallions was just as good.
As always, the food and service was outstanding and it is a must for everyone4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful place, so relaxing,Wonderful place, so relaxing, interesting foods served elegantly. Really comfortable and pleasant.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMy family and I went for anMy family and I went for an Easter lunch - the food was perfect, and the service couldn't have been better.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMProvence in Rye, NYTwenty-eight years ago Jacques Loupiac created a Provencal oasis in Rye, NY. It is a delight to be there. The cuisine is a modern interpretation of classic French from the south of France. the staff is warm but professional, wanting only to please and to assure that you and your party will enjoy the experience there. Try the lobster casserole, the oysters with leeks and beurre blanc, the comte soufflé, the rack of lamb, the venison and the country pate. Dover sole is fileted at tableside.
The only thing which could be improved is the décor. In an effort to modernize, Jacques painted over the wonderful trompe l'oeil murals, changed the sconces and put up squares of fabric instead of art. It does not work and comes across as tacky.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen there few times. FoodBeen there few times. Food is always amazing! Services and atmosphere is excellent! Highly recommended.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience FoodExcellent experience Food and service are superior3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA physically lovely venueA physically lovely venue with very attentive service and wonderful food! We had a great time!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGlad I was able to treat myGlad I was able to treat my mom to a wonderful lunch. I probably would never have gone because it is pricey.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. TheGreat food and service. The crowd was a little old & stuffy.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMHad to wait quite a whileHad to wait quite a while for my friend. Staff was friendly and patient. Kept checking on me but in no way made me feel rushed. Lots of pretty things to look at. Food was delicious and beautiful to look at.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best Hudson ValleyOne of the best Hudson Valley restaurant week lunches around.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely and perfect. ExcellentLovely and perfect. Excellent restaurant week menu.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch a lovely dinnerIt was such a nice dinner. We did not feel rushed. The environment and staff were elegant, yet not pretentious.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBy far the most elegant restaurantBy far the most elegant restaurant in the area. The ambiance is just jaw dropping gorgeous - very elegant french. the food, service and presentation makes for an unforgettable dining experience.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMconsidering the cost of thingsconsidering the cost of things here
one would expect better food
there's plenty of places in the area charging half
that provide as good if not better food experience
if the food was on par with the service here
this place would be perfection3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurant overall.Excellent restaurant overall. Food is always prepared with care and perfect doneness. Wine list is basically French, a bit expensive, but the house wines are affordable and are very good for the price. Service is always outstanding, attentive but unobtrusive, friendly, personable and knowledgeable.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWarm south of France decor,Warm south of France decor, high quality food, extensive wine list, excellent attentive service. It's upscale, yet not stuffy. A friendly and quiet environment for good conversations. Though regular menu can be pricey, it's well worth it for special occasions, and just for a nice evening of fine dining.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant has been aroundThe restaurant has been around a long time. I was expecting it to be a bit stuffy and a much older crowd. It far exceeded my expectations. The crowd was mixed and the food was outstanding. We had a wonderful evening. The waitstaff were tripping over each other a bit, but were always very pleasant.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGracious dining but not stuffy.Gracious dining but not stuffy. Great food, a memorable occasion.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMForgot how delicious classicForgot how delicious classic French food is! Fusion is hip, trendy and fun but nothing beats the Classic. YUMMMMM.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at La Panetiere isDining at La Panetiere is always a wonderful experience - a special treat. Dining at La Panetiere can be expensive which is why it is so delightful that the restaurant participates in Restaurant Week.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPERFECTION.I went to La Panetiere for Hudson Valley's Restaurant Week, Spring in 2013. I couldn't have been any more than pleased. As my ratings show above, the food, service, atmosphere and EVERYTHING included in this dining experience was top notch. I will absolutely, 100% be coming back to experience another delightful meal at such an impeccable restaurant! Keep up the great work!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ChoiceLa Panetiere was a beautiful restaurant. Most of the previous reviews were accurate. I would say to men if you are not planning to wear a Sports jacket - kindly reconsider. Other than that I am glad I went!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went on restaurant week.We went on restaurant week. The dinner was so elegant! I had the steak, prepared to perfection. The salad was memorable. How many times can you say that about a salad?? My daughter had the pasta with seafood. Wow! We were a party of four and ordered the 3 available desserts. All were delicious and photogragh worthy. Fine food and equally fine ambiance! We are all foodies and we were all pleased with the dinner.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNever DisappointsLa Panetiere is now one of our top favorite restaurants! Service, immaculate and food is superb. We always feel very welcomed.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific roast chicken (realTerrific roast chicken (real test of a kitchen), good champagne reasonably priced, superb desserts: so a truly satisfying meal without feeling overstuffed. Service immensely knowledgeable, friendly without cloying, and accommodating. This one is a keeper.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful evening at La PanetiereI visited this restaurant for the first time during Mid-Hudson restaurant week. The restaurant has valet parking and coat check, which I always use if available. The decor is tasteful French, country and elegant. Everything they offered on the restaurant week menu was excellent, but I love, love, love the service. It's the kind that you don't see anyone hovering over you except when you need them, which they seem to know instinctively. Our waiter was engaging and informative about the wine list and the menu. Home made bread was always available, and the water glasses never were empty before being refilled. Our wine was always poured for us. I will be back to sample something delicious from the full menu soon.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy group of four were thereMy group of four were there to celebrate my Friend Diane's birthday. None of us had been there before, but had always wanted to.
We were charmed by the atmosphere of the place and enjoyed the food immensely.
I'm sure we will come back again.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was impeccable.The service was impeccable. We made a mistake in ordering the wine, and the waiter corrected it so very graciously. The food was delicious.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNice quiet place to have dinner.Nice quiet place to have dinner. The food and service were outstanding. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Food was amazing. Order the mignonettes, you will love em. A step above (valet parking), but very comfortable.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI have eaten in wonderfulI have eaten in wonderful restaurants in Hong Kong, Bangalore, Japan, Germany, France, England and Italy. This was one of the five best meals I have ever had.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a wonderful meal here,Always a wonderful meal here, never dissappointed, great food, great staff and service always.2/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, another fantasticAs always, another fantastic experience. The food was outstanding and the service is top notch.2/6/2013 12:00:00 AM