Stissing House
Stissing House

Stissing House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stissinghouse.com/
  • Phone: (518) 398-8800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch/Lunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, Italian, French
  • Executive Chef: Michel Jean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available
  • Entertainment: We offer live entertainment 4-5 times a year when we"re moved to do so by some rocking talent. No cover charge upstairs in our beautiful 19th century ballroom. Check our website or Facebook page for times and dates.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Church
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Gravel parking lot right off entrance. adequate room for up to 60 cars.
A word from Stissing House
Michel and Patricia Jean, owners of Stissing House, bring decades of noted culinary experience, including Provence in New York City, to their restaurant in the Hudson River Valley. The Jeans came to Dutchess County, NY where they discovered The Stissing House, an historic 1782 tavern, after an almost 20-year run at their New York City restaurant Provence. One of America’s oldest and longest-operating restaurants, The Stissing House features a wood-burning oven and grill sizzling with Michel’s Provençal-inspired cuisine. With a more sophisticated décor but period details intact, The Stissing House has become a landmark culinary destination. The food: simple, delicious, robust and compelling Provençal cuisine. In every meal: seasonal, locally-sourced, organic grass-fed beef, poultry and vegetables. The vintage tavern room features a special cocktail menu drawing locals and visitors alike to eat, drink and socialize at the bar or the tables. Available for private parties as well.
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Stissing House reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (11)special occasion (11)neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (10)romantic (7)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Wonderful surprise!
    Jude8VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    On and off over the years, we've gone to Stissing House for a dinner or lunch. It was always a mixed experience…sometimes good, sometimes mediocre but never great. So we hadn't been for a while. Then I read about the new owners and a great chef who came from the NYC scene. We booked a table (reservations are a good idea) had a fabulous brunch. Amazing eggs Benedict, superb roasted trout, incredible onion soup and the best classic fries and mussels any of us have ever had anywhere. We'll definitely be back.. One comment, though… our waitress was terrific but she was trying to handle way too many tables. They need more waitstaff please!!! It's an expensive restaurant and worth every penny, but the service should match the prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyday Becomes Special
    MG123
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We live in New Paltz and are frequently disappointed with dining even though we had a wide variety to choose from. We stopped at the Stissing House two years ago and wanted to make a return trip. All I can say is, "What took us so long?!" My short ribs were heavenly and his pizza was outstanding. The service was unmatched by anything I can recall in the last 5 years at least. Best of all - no one was stressed and they made it look easy. Each person played a part and thinking about it now I would say it was like watching a ballet. Superb! We told them we would "Be back Veteran's Day weekend." We will be. Thank you so much Stissing House. It was such a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For a spcial experience
    HVNYdiner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Stissing House is a special place. It is clear that the owner/management cares because there is great attention to detail. I highly recommend it for any kind of dining - regular, casual, special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ugh
    cled
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    pasta dish was awful--no flavor at all (and i asked for extra garlic!), roast chicken was overcooked and dry, and the special dulce de leche cheesecake wasn't a cheesecake at all but a flat cookie-like bar. we won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I took my wife here for her birthday. The food was well prepared with nice touches. Nothing out of the ordinary, but well executed. Quality beer selections. The service was the best part, every aspect was active and alert. We were there before the rush started, so I don't know what it would be like if it were busy. It seems to have a large capacity, and does have private rooms for medium and large groups. Very nice place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Definitely Try This Place!
    larch1492
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We have been going to Pine Plains for decades and so great to have Stissing House to come to for great food and atmosphere. Tried a great green curry twist on moules frites (mussels and french fries) and was in Heaven! Steak frites everything you would ever hope for in Steak Frites. Great salads and pate. Sunday brunch with Eggs Benny is also heavenly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Country Charmer
    ehnyc
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Just lovely - attentive staff, charming room, great food. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hostess Ruins It - Twice!
    AprilNYC
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We first visited about a year and a half ago after receiving a "child-friendly" recommendation from neighbors. The hostess was so intolerant with the children in our party that we were forced to take our meals to go. As ardent supporters of local business, and people who frequently dine out, we hoped that our prior experience was a one-time occurrence and tried again. The waitstaff was lovely, the restaurant itself full of character and charm and most of our food was good. However, three quarters of the way through our meal, the hostess again rudely interrupted us with complaints about the lone (and well-behaved) child in our party. Because of this hostess, we won't be returning - alone or with our many houseguests.
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  • Historic Charm
    out2lunch
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Stissing House is a beautiful, old building with tons of charm. The food was delicious although a bit pricey. Service was exemplary from hostess to waiters to bar tender. It is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 16 reviews are from the Stissing House reviews archive.
  • Close to great
    GscubbaVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I've been here several times and love the food, ambience and service. I think maybe I just hit a stressed weekend. I was in the July 4th weekend and the service was not very good. The wait staff were visibly doing the best they could, but there seemed to be a combination of not enough waitstaff and the kitchen not handling the weekend holiday volume. It wasn't just us but we knew it wasn't the wait staff's fault. Once we got the food, it was great (not sure I can recommend the steak tartar, which is very good but is barely an appetizer version at an entree price). Really love this place though and will go back, just hope they can keep up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Taking it to another level
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This has always been one of the top restaurants in Northern Dutchess County. But the chef, Michel Jean, is taking the restaurant to a new level with his daily specials that focus on whatever is best of the season. Recently, we've enjoyed delicious courses that took advantage of the seasonal ramps, morels and soft shells. IMHO, this is the best restaurant in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning Stissing
    Dining
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Such a find if you are not a local a must if you are in the Rhinebeck area! :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A true Hudson Valley Gem
    wfbor
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    A Hudson Valley gem dripping with American history. Our Mother's Day table for five was given a private room -- without request. Fireplaces, 225-year-old wide-pine plank flooring, great food, and an extraordinarily friendly staff. The matron was easy and elegant. A glimpse back in history over lunch or dinner. The only downside was my seven-year-old daughter peering around corners for the ghosts of Washington and Lafayette. In an era of IPads and Netflix, I'd pay extra for that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day Brunch Disappointing
    AJSR1349VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Disappointing. Several items on menu not available, and the special chocolate soufflé was not actually soufflé, but a dense chocolate cake instead. We have had many wonderful dinners at Stissing House and will not be returning for brunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stunning Stissing House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Love it! Can't wait to come back again. Looking forward to hosting my parents and their 50th wedding anniversary party!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter dinner
    Foodismypassion
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My husband and I dine at Stissing House on occasion and have had excellent meals in the past. Unfortunately Easter dinner was disappointing. I had a strip steak that was ordinary, could have had the same thing at Outback. My husband had duck confit, which consisted of arugula, some overlooked veg's and one leg. (Usually the veg's are a delicious variety of items and cooked perfectly.) The dessert was very good, some type of chocolate in a Creme anglaise. As was the drink, black currant basil mojito! You want to order the fava beans! Not sure it's on the menu, but they always have them.
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  • really enjoyed food and service
    branzburg
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Our experience at Stissing House was top notch. The service was attentive and friendly, and the food even better. Mussels, crab cake, salads, steak, house pizza were all well prepared and tasty. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Excellent food, especially in this neck of the woods. Greeted at the door so warmly and all the staff were friendly. Excellent service. The building is a large old inn and absolutely gorgeous inside with a relaxed rustic feel. The owner really understands client service in detail. This restaurant really delivers on all fronts. Can't wait to take my friends and family there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ms
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Unfortunately, the food would have been much better but everything lacked seasoning. Escargots looked great but there was way too much parsley, very little garlic and almost no butter! I'm very fussy about the temperature of dishes, and my food came to the table warm but not hot. For the money, there are better restaurants in the area.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • restaurant week opportunity
    joerags
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    My wife myself and a visiting niece tried The Stissing House during restaurant week and were very pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was wonderful, the menu was fantastic and the staff we VERY helpful, friendly and efficient. The portion sizes were ample ( I don't recall ever having a dozen escargot in an appetizer serving before). The hangar steak was perfectly done and very tender. The mussels were delicious and the cod special was excellent too. I would recommend The Stissing House to anyone who appreciates fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Historic Inn - Great Food...
    JonP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Driven by the Stissing House a few times and was really curious about the old inn. Just a beautiful old inn. Service staff was nice and accommodating. The food was really great. My wife and I shared a Kale & Butternut Squash Salad that was really great. We also shared the mussels appetizer which was wonderful and was a meal in itself. For an entree I had the hanger steak, cooked perfectly. I look forward to my next visit there...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very charming atmosphere.
    IKnowFood
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Very charming atmosphere. Only mediocre food and it was very cold and drafty. The service was very good.
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  • Good but not super
    NYCFoodie
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    First offered up a horrible seat in the bar, but then one by the fireplace (why didn't they do that first?). Hanger steak was good but casolett (sp) was dry and fatty (beans and pork and sausage). Meat was very sparse in it and it was mushy. Would not order that again even though it was on special. Drinks were extremely expensive. The table next to us was pretty loud. The 2 dollar share charge on a salad when you each get an expensive dinner and drinks was nuts. Also, they gave us the wrong bill (over charged by 70 dollars).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Dinner
    Paula
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    It was the Saturday before Christmas and this place was full of large tables with families getting ready for Christmas. Even with that, our waitress made sure that we were not left out and made every attempt to ensure that we got very good service. It has been my experience that the food is consistently good here - my steak was a little overcooked, but other than that, everything else was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Local Treasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Stissing House, in an old inn on the crossroads of the small town of Pine Plains in Dutchess County, is worth a visit. Whether you want French classics or original pizza or "current market" veggies, there's something good here for you. The main room, with bar and open pizza oven, is warm & friendly and casual. Dining rooms are also available that are more formal. It's pretty much the only game in town in Pine Plains, but its owners, formerly of the restaurant Provence in NYC, make it a worthy choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.