Go for the Would
The Would was a great find in the middle of nowhere. Service was great, food was presented exquisitely and tasted phenomenal.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful Evening - very nice find
This restaurant was recommended by a friend who lived in Highland for 20+ years - and I'm SO glad, I would have never found it otherwise. It was the perfect location as I live in Rhinebeck and was meeting a friend from Goshen, so the location was midway.
The dining room was decorated nicely and the ambiance very quiet and intimate feeling. While I wasn't horribly impressed with the wines they offered by the glass (not a very good selection), the food far made up for it. My friend and I each had the kale salad and loved it - a super flavor and great texture. For dinner I had a pasta dish and she had steak - both of which were superb.
I would definitely go back again and plan to do so! The location is residential, so it's very quiet.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
meet and meat
Great place for conversation and a great dinner. The ambiance is intimate yet friendly. The meat was cooked to perfection (scallops, duck and salmon) and was a rare find. this is the second time I have gone here and neither time was disappointing. In addition the sause of each meat was excellant. Dinner was very good but lacking that tied together innovative pairing of vegetable and starch with the meat that makes for an outstanding dining experience. The vegetables were an after thought as was the unadorned scoop of rice on my scallop dinner. I am a vegetable lover and would love to see these get the attention they deserve. The bread was a nice twist and went well with the appetizer of spring rolls as did a so so mohito.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I both had a very
My wife and I both had a very good dinner and the service was friendly and attentive. Would definitely go back.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and service and wine
We stumbled upon this restaurant and 4 adults were so pleased with the qUALITY OF THE FOOD AND FLAVOR AND THE SERVICE AND WINE LIST.Thomas was such a personable waiter and even shared his organic lettuce with us and a bear sighting video. We truly enjoyed ourselves and were reflecting on it the next day. Loved it!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Would was very accomodating for us. We had a large group and they did all they could to make us comfortable. The food and service was outstanding!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would - July 27, 2013
Enjoyed a quiet evening with another couple dining on the restaurant's front porch. Our waiter, Thomas, was great. The Would is located at the back of what appears to be a small apartment complex. The tennants returned home during our meal and set up shop at the other end of the porch. They were quiet and didn't disturb us, but their kids kept "cutting" through the porch, past our table to get to and from the apartment door. Service was excellent and attentive. Food was well above average and priced reasonably. Seasonal offerings were excellent. The Asian eggplant was heavily seasoned with soy sauce and the Mahi-Mahi were a bit of a disapointment. I "would" recommend the restaurant and will return myself.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have lived in the area for 16 months and for some reason never eaten here.
Everything was outstanding and we will definitely
return. The service was also excellent.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely dining experience
From the ambience to the service to the menu selection...everything was par excellence. This area of the Hudson Valley has a few "farm to table" restaurants and this is one. Very out of the way location...almost seemed like our GPS was taking us to nowhere but wow, what a find. Definitely must return to this fabulous establishment. Loved it!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative menu with great ambiance
The greeter has a good sense of humor by musing outloud if NASA was brought in as a consultant? Response was priceless. Drinks were excellent and food quite good. Salads lived up to the prices. My cob salad was the right size for starters. It was beautifully dressed such that the flavor of the salad ingredients to be heightened. My entree was tasty but the chef could do well to take a lesson from the salad master as it was goopy for my taste. The peas could have been added at the end so you could still identify them as green not cream. We did not have dessert but are told that they are all made from scratch in their kitchen. Our waiter was so engaging and completely on top of his game.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quaint dining room. Caesar
Quaint dining room. Caesar salad was good but overpriced at $12. Entrees were good.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had not been to The Would for awhile. The menu is not quite as large as it was a few years ago, but that is understandable. The decor could be better, but that's not my main reason for going out. The entrees were all very good. My son's bruschetta was rather boring, but the rest of us enjoyed our appetizers.
There is a small outside dining area. Not sure if it's just for drinks, or if you can eat there. There is also a bocci court. In the past we could look outside and see chickens roaming around - once they were even roosting on the porch! No chickens nowadays.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
first visit to the Would Restaurant
Our first visit to this "out of the way" restaurant was a very pleasant surprise. The ambience is welcoming, the service very professional, and the food delicious. An extensive menu allows you to eat a light meal or a multi-course dinner. We would definitely go back again when in the area.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good
The food was very good. The service was a bit slow. the dining room was full. The service was good in the beginning of our meal, but as the dining room filled up the service began to slow down. I would go back again.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the food and ambience and our waiter, Thomas, very much. It was one of the evenings of restaurant week and was very busy and we waited a very long time for our food. It was delicious when it arrived and we were all happy with the meal and dessert and the wine choices.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
tasteful & local
Restaurant week is a good time to check out a new dining experience! Glad we spent our evening @ The Would! Hospitable, pleasant & attentive service impressed us right from the start. Menu choices were varied & presentation was excellent!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very accommodating for our
Very accommodating for our group of ten. A little off the beaten path, but worth the trip.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM