SWIFT - The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls
It was very good, the onlyIt was very good, the only thing that I would change is that the music was a little loud.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat location, attentiveGreat location, attentive staff and excellent food. We were there on a Saturday night to celebrate our wedding anniversary.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant has everythingThis restaurant has everything someone who enjoys good food in a pleasant and relaxed (and beautiful setting COULD POSSIBLE WANT!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Evening & Easy City EscapeAmazing food, great atmosphere and beautiful scenery. Overall a great dining experience! I would recommend to anyone who wants to get out of the city for an evening and enjoy a wonderful meal. The people behind Swift seem to understand that it's the small things that count, which can sometimes be overlooked in busy NYC restaurants. I can't wait to go back in the summer when their patio's open and dine al fresco. Next time we come back we'll definitely plan on staying the night at the hotel!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing..theThe food was amazing..the menu was creative...the staff was very accommodating and friendly. The view was also awesome as its right in front of a waterfall. If you are going to this restaurant for the view I would go during the early evening as once its really dark out you cannot see the falls. The only thing I would say about this restaurant in any negative way is the service is almost painfully slow. My boyfriend and I were there 2.5 hours . It was almost an hour before we received our appetizers and then another hour till dinner. This is not the place to go if you have plans afterwards that are time sensitive. If you are feeling laid back and in no particular rush however, the food truly is awesome and the staff is wonderful.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent varied flavors andExcellent varied flavors and tastes. Precious amounts of food. Service is slow but attentive. Enjoy the room and the view of the falls.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, lovely service,Excellent food, lovely service, and inspiring renovation of an old mill building.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and atmosphere were outstandinFood and atmosphere were outstanding however, service was painfully slow. Plan on being there good 2 and a half to 3 hours on a busy night (and that was with a reservation).4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood good but not revelatory.Food good but not revelatory. Ambience wonderful. Nice wine list with many not expensive bottles. Portion size a bit stingy.
This is the best place in town; they need to take the food prep up a notch and not be very stingy in apportioning. Could become a knockout!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent BrunchBrunch was Excellent & of course the view of the falls is stunning. My only complaint is the French toast. It said it came with sweat cream cheese and strawberries, well by strawberries they meant one which was fanned out like a garnish. It should not have even mentioned strawberries if it was only going to come with one. One of the reasons I ordered it is because it said strawberries when I asked the waiter where the strawberries were he pointed to the one and said, "Here are the strawberries." So if you are thinking of ordering something because it has strawberries or some other fruit you may want to make sure first it comes with more than one.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMrelaxed and refinedThe menu was simple and ably prepared. The atmosphere and view are top notch. It feels both peaceful and invigorating with rich woods, smooth lines and lively falls. The staff are knowledgeable and charming. I had a lovely lamb dish that was seasoned beautifully cannot wait to go back and try more of the menu.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlot of potential!Food is quite good here. Views are lovely. However, we went for Brunch; I ordered French Toast which the menu said was served with cream cheese and strawberries, but the fr. toast arrived only with syrup --- I didn't want to take the time to send it back to the kitchen.
Also, the menu is a bit odd. We've eaten here for dinner also, and there are no salads on the menu. There were no vegetables
with my entree (fish) and no vegetable "sides" were on the menu. The Brunch menu lists quite a few entrees, but again, no salads.
The desserts we had were good; but the menu can be misleading. "Spice Cake" turned out to be nothing more than scoops of ice cream with spice cake crumbs sprinkled on top.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingExcellent menu...very inventive. Delicious, flavorful and prepared perfectly. Beautiful location for a nice evening out. Great drink menu too. staff very knowledgeable and friendly. For a great meal and overall experience i would highly recommend Swift at the roundhouse.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food surpassed my expectations!The food surpassed my expectations! Exquisite presentation and array of flavors. We will definitely return to sample the new menu.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM*****Food and service both so excellent. A really nice selection of apps & entrees for restaurant week. Staff attentive but not overbearing. A great place3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur friends had a wonderfulOur friends had a wonderful time, although we were disappointed that Swift did not participate in restaurant week for lunch. I only spied it on another reviewer's comments. Since Swift is new, I will not hold the lack of clarify against them. I had the buccatini which is my favorite pasta. The portion was just enough but bear in mind that I am only 5' tall. A larger individual might need more food. Serving size aside, the dish was beautifully season with exquisite subtle seasonings. We were seated by the window which showed the beautiful falls to their full advantage. Next vist, more casual eating in the bar, which also has beautiful views.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Beacon SpotTried SWIFT for the first time and was pleased. The space is large and bright. Best seats are along the windows. We were at a booth along the back so really no view. Décor has an upscale 70's vibe. Hostess and wait staff were all very friendly and personable. This can be hit and miss in a nicer venue and we were quite pleased with how down to earth they were. We were there with limited menu but the promotion allowed us to try multiple plates and we were not disappointed. Good presentation and taste for all dishes. Some dishes were a little too sparse for my liking but we walked away full. Good selection of drinks. Husband was quite pleased with the tap selection and I with the wine. Cocktail list featured many unique combos.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful! Low key bar sceneWonderful! Low key bar scene for ADULTS, finally! Incredible layering of food flavors!! Yes, I am a foodie.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, presentationWonderful food, presentation almost poetic, but ridiculously small portions & stingy pour of wine.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal. Dessert disappointingGreat meal. Dessert disappointing especially after terrific gourmet meal3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI had been here once beforeI had been here once before and was not impressed with the service in the outside bar area. The new indoor restaurant is large, spacious, and has a wonderful view of Fishkill Creek and the waterfalls and dam. The food was excellent and portions were spot on. We weren't rushed though the restaurant was crowded by 7pm. Our server was pleasant and helpful. The room was quite for the entire meal though housed in an old factory style room. Our seat by the window encouraged romance. Highly recommended.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfully flavorful food,Wonderfully flavorful food, spectacular view of the falls, excellent service. We visited Swift in the Roundhouse at Beacon Falls during Restaurant week -- not the easiest time to try a restaurant out, but they passed with flying colors. For a space created out of a large, brick and concrete former industrial building, the warm red of the comfortable seating as well as the rug and the lighting made the dining space seem welcoming. We drove two hours from the Albany area to visit and we were glad we did. We'll certainly return.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a fabulous restaurant!What a fabulous restaurant! The ambiance was absolutely lovely, especially with the Beacon Falls tumbling by outside the windows. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Every detail of this restaurant from the food and drink selections to the service was well thought out, organized and welcoming. We will definitely return and are looking forward to bringing our family and friends as well.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGo Away. I Want It All to Myself.At 2:00 there was only one other occupied table, also overlooking the gorge. The fries in my poutine were crispy shoestring, and the chorizo gravy irresistible. The cherry in my expertly mixed sneaky-strong Manhattan was as though they plucked the plumpest, ripest one and Maraschined it themselves. Instead of neon red it was deep purple. I've had a Cuban-made Cuban sandwich. I don't know how authentic this one was, but I know how delicious: obscene. Don’t care for brittle, but the pumpkin seed brittle served with my pumpkin pie in a mason jar was a nice touch. Life on Mars by David Bowie played softly from near the bar as I finished it. Hard to imagine a better setting. You can do yoga here. Give up, rest of the world.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were expecting to haveWe were expecting to have the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week menu but when we were seated the waiter told us that was only available for dinner. The Swift website does not state that.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went during RestaurantWe went during Restaurant Week and therefore the menu was limited but the three choices were good. We started with 2 delightful oysters followed by lamb which was not particularly flavorful but the presentation was lovely. The cheesecake desert was to die for. The room is lovely and the service is excellent. We were lucky enough to get a table by a window and the view of the falls is quite lovely.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGo - what's not to like?Wow ... a short jump across the Hudson for us, and so glad we did. Thanks also to Hudson Valley Restaurant Week - we ventured and are so glad we did. Great chef ... beautiful venue ... superb service ... easy parking ... we will be back!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM