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SWIFT - The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls
SWIFT - The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls

SWIFT - The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://roundhousebeacon.com/eat-and-enjoy.php
  • Email: info@roundhousebeacon.com
  • Phone: (845) 765-8369
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10am - 3pm. Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brandon Collins
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The private dining room is an ideal spot for rehearsal dinners, post-wedding day brunches, holiday parties, and business luncheons. The room can seat up to 72 people for a seated event and up to 100 for a cocktail-style event.
  • Private Party Contact: Meghan McAlpine (845) 440-3327 x305

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: Beacon train station - Metro North Railroad.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: In addition to our private lots, there is street parking and a municipal lot adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from SWIFT - The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls
Swift serves a locally inspired, seasonal menu, craft beer, and artisanal cocktails. Guests will enjoy stunning waterfall views through floor-to-ceiling windows in our spacious dining room. Designed by the award-winning architecture and design firm, Rockwell Group, the restaurant provides a gorgeous setting for enjoying an exceptional meal or distinctive cocktail. Our adjoining lounge, 2EM, serves a locally inspired, seasonal menu of small plates, craft beer, and artisanal cocktails. The Patio, a spacious outdoor dining area overlooking Fishkill Creek and Beacon Falls, is open Friday through Sunday, May through October, for lunch, dinner, and cocktails, weather permitting. Whether you're grabbing a light bite, just cocktails, or looking for a nice meal outdoors, its prime location at the corner of Main and East Main Street makes it a fun spot to dine al fresco and enjoy the view and sound of the falls.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "We went away on a weekend to Cold Spring/Beacon. We were looking for a good brunch place and the view of the falls was perfect. The service was not as expected. He only filled our water glass once as we sat. A different staff members delivered our food. Our server never came back to check on us after the food was delivered. Limited Menu for Brunch for the price. Food was good however, not sure we would go back. "
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Food was delicious! the view of the falls is always a treat. A bit on the pricey side, I'm used to paying about 120 for a good dinner for 2 but we spent close to 150.00 including tip. And I only had one drink!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food is high quality, inventive, and beautiful. Chef begins with amuse-bouche, finishes with a couple of house-made chocolates, and all dishes we've sampled in 3 dinners have been outstanding: most recently, ox-tail soup, lamb-loin, asparagus medley. Great range of wines, including many in the low $30's range. The beautifully lit rushing river is simply spectacular. The Roundhouse renovation is exquisite. Only problem: when we arrived at 9:30 Friday, courses came at us too fast. I know it was late, but with food that good, it's worth savoring it without worrying how to keep the next one warm. A fancy cocktail, bottle of wine, 2 apps and a shared main course, and immense cheese plate ran $150 with tip. Best restaurant in the area."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We really love this place. Great view of the falls. The food was excellent and service was perfect."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I had looked and there was a lunch menu but we received a Brunch menu when we arrived. Lots of different, eclectic selections. This worried me a bit, but in the end the food was fabulous and the service was great. My dish was a lttle late coming out (2 or 3 min) and the waitress comped me a drink. Will be going back to try the dinner menu. I had potato latkes made with real shredded potatoes covered with the best scrambled eggs I have ever eaten, and then that was covered with braised beef. Incredible."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Delicious brunch had this past Sunday. Everything was terrific. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "A friend and I tried Swift during restaurant week, and both of us really loved it! The food was delicious and presented beautifully. The wait staff was attentive and charming. Since it was a special prix fixed menu, I don't have a good sense of the prices / value, but I would have expected to pay 2X what we actually paid for an equivalent experience. Oh, and the view is just amazing!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Our experience at Swift was a very pleasent one. The atmosphere was relaxing and the view was so pretty. We went during restaurant week so we had a prefixed menu which worked out great for us so we could try a little of everything. Roasted mushroom appetizer not good, Duck was amazing, scallops were really good. The dessert i choose was AMAZING and my favorite of the night, I do not remember the name but it was a croissant filled with caramel chocolate covered pretzels crushed with a scoop of chocolate ice cream. The service was nice they didnt come around too much but just enough. I would recommend this place for an anniversary or a fun night out with a close group. We will go back once the deck is open and try their lunch."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Who knew there was this little treasure in Beacon! Beautiful restaurant with gorgeous views of the rushing river rapids. The food was exceptional, service was friendly and attentive. I'd really recommend you check it out."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Natalie our hostess was wonderful. Friendly accommodating and gave us a great table!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The day we ate at Swift, the "waterfall" was powerful and the water was bubbly and full. Great view from our table! The "amuse bouche" is always a pleasant surprise and the seafood sausage tasted delicious. The freshly baked breads and soft breadsticks were excellent and worth eating. We ordered off the restaurant week menu and enjoyed the flavors and savory tastes of all our courses which were served by our attentive wait staff. The wine pairing was very generous and went well with each course. We will definitely return for the "chef's table" which is a special 9 course dinner (chef's choice) offered once a month."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I rarely respond to reviews, but this place was absolutely awesome! We had never even been to Beacon, and found the town, the neat location of this restaurant, the falls, the food, the service to be over the top. We loved it - and it was restaurant week too."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I let my waitress pick my restaurant week dinner and I was not disappointed. Oxtail Tortellini, Steak with Creamed Spinach, and Chocolate ice cream was all amazing! The Wine pairings were 3 - full 9 ounce pours for only $15. Amazing restaurant week find."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Swift stands out in an area with some great CIA chef owned restaraunts. My wife and I visited Friday night during Hudson Valley restaraunt week for the prix fixe. My wife had scallops and I had halibut, both were very creative, tasty, and perfectly cooked. (We were very pleased that 3 of the second course options allowed us to keep our Lenten vows.) As with many of the CIA chef operated restaraunts in our area, the porportions were perfectly sized. The wait staff was very profesional, friendly and knowledgable: able to answer questions about the history of the build and clearly explaining the desert options. The dining room is modern and minimalist; it overlooks a stream and waterfall in Beacon."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We have been wanting to go to this restaurant for some time. We were in Beacon around dinner time and it just so happened that his is restaurant week and SWIFT was a participant. Lucky for us. We had a fabulous meal with a great view of the waterfall !"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The appetizers were excellent, we had the mushroom and sashimi and enjoyed each immensely, we sent our compliments to the chef. The dinner entre was also very good, I had the duck (which could have been crispier on the outside, but was very tasty nonetheless), and my fiance had the steak which was tender and succulent, lots of flavor. We chose beer over wine to celebrate the St. Patrick's day weekend and enjoyed our choices. Finally, for dessert I ordered the blond coulant, with a tasty crust on the outside (but did not care for the soft peanut butter like inside), and rich chocolate ice cream with crumbs. Overall experience, we agreed, was very very good!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The Swift is quite elegant and it offers wonderful view of the water fall. The staffs there were friendly and helpful. We had really enjoyed our Hudson Valley Restaurant Week experience at the Swift. We will go back in the warmer weather for outdoor seating."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Consistently impressive food and service. Still talking about the meal."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We ate at the outdoor patio during the summer and finally had the opportunity to try the indoor Swift portion of the restaurant and were not dissapointed. Great service, friendly environment, and nice setting. Food was fabulous. Keep it up!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We ate here for HVRW and it was wonderful! From the amuse bouche to the truffle at the end of the meal, everything was excellent. We had a great table by the window (which you can request, but they don't guarantee) so we were able to see the the falls, which were flowing pretty heavily because of all the melting snow. Portion sizes were very reasonable;. I had read complaints during past restaurant weeks of small portions but none of us had this problem. One minor negative - while the bread was good (especially the rolls), it would have been better if it were served warm. The soft butter and salt mixture that was served with it were great. Highly recommended, we will make it our business to return!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Difficult to find, and frankly if I hadn't seen other reviews I would not have gone in! There is a small sign that is hardly visible after dark, we had driven by earlier so we knew where to park. Inside is beautiful, with a nice view of the falls. We were there for restaurant week so the menu was set. All of the appetizers were great, my son especially loved the oxtail soup. As for main courses: duck, scallops, and steak were all great. I especially loved the scallops which were cooked perfectly with a delicious sauce. as for the dessert: yuck. sorbet trio was horrible, one flavor might best be described as soap, and the cheesecake was weird, it came with a strip of fig fan belt as far as we could guess. What a sad end to a delicious meal."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Swift is consistently excellant in all areas; outstanding food, unmatched location and view, and superb service provided by everyone in the front of the house."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Service and food were very good. Came for restaurant week, and was not disappointed. The layout and decor were stylish and modern, while still feeling warm and relaxed. Had the duck, which was cooked perfectly and so tender. Friend had scallops, which usually I'd skip, but these were like butter-- delicious. Husband had the steak, which was juicy and flavorful. Desserts were inventive, well presented and tasty. Good wines, too. Looking forward to returning and trying more of their menu. Would've liked slightly larger portions but I realize that's in keeping with a gourmet eating experience."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I've eaten here 3 times now and the appetizers are always better than the mains and the deserts. Not that they are bad. I find that their main courses (say, steak or scallops) are perfectly done--well seasoned at cooked to the right level of doneness--but often they're accented by tasteless or perplexing sauces or pastes. The desserts, though creatively prepared, are slightly more pleasing to the eye than to the tastebuds. Still, seeing that creativity in action is half the fun! A few nights ago I had goat cheese cheesecake laid alongside a fig "fruit rollup" ( my words). Well worth the trip."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "In spite of the windy cold weather we found the waterfalls next to the restaurant breathtaking. Couldn't resist taking photos. The ambiance of eating and watching the falls was surreal. Our server was exceptional. The timing between courses was perfect as well as his wine recommendation. Can't wait to go back when the weather warms to experience patio dining. Could also plan a Sunday brunch and enjoy walking and shopping in Beacon. Would not hesitate to recommend the Swift at the Roundhouse on all counts!!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Expected small portions because it was a special Hudson Valley Restaurant Week menu but we were pleasantly surprised at the generous plates! The food was outstanding. The restaurant sit cantilevered over Beacon Falls and the creek gave a spectacular show. Service was prompt and friendly. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "had a wonderful diner here we happened to be here for restaurant week.great food and presentation ...great view of the falls on fishkill creek get a table by the window.. this is a great space in an old roundhouse and and old mill along the creek"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food presentaion was beautiful ---the taste was wonderful! The waiter was very attentive. Our group had a delightful eveing and would return again."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The restaurant was very unique , and comfortable . The service was very slow ..and the food was OK .. We had brunch , so it was nothing particularly special . But after saying that we would go back to try dinner ,because we loved what they did with the building !"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Everything was great and I look forward to returning. I would like to see more plant-based choices. For a restaurant of this level, there should be a vegetable or bean burger option or several other choices for diners seeking plant-based items on the list. More and more people will be looking for this. Thanks."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This place was great. I would definitely recommend it . The food is inventive with a creative flair . I started with foie gras which was the cold variety, and even though I prefer foie gras seared it was melt in ur mouth creamy. I would get it again. My dinner was lobster which was done in I way I had never seen before and it was great , it was nestled in corn bread crumbs. Fantastic! My husband had a steak dinner which was done perfectly. This is fine dining at its best. I'm going back at the next chance I get ."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "In spite of some of the mixed reviews we saw on line, we decided to try the Roundhouse after an afternoon at Dia in Beacon. It was excellent on all accounts. The view of the falls in itself is worth the visit but it was much more. The salad was fresh and pungent with an excellent dressing. Both my husband and I had the lamb loin and it was delectable. The portions as noted in some of the reviews are moderate. However my husband and I shared the salad and had our own entrees and were completely satisfied. The servers were pleasant and professional. Another aspect of the dining experience worth mentioning was the tasteful decor. All in all a great evening."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Very sophisticated dishes. Besides our orders, we received two small tastes of other dishes, compliments of the chef. They were both exquisite. Portion size was perfect. Price appropriate for exceptional food, ambiance and service."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great food and beautiful view of the Falls but service tends to be slow. We've been to Swift many times because of the food but on any given day you might expect dinner to take 2-21/2 hours to complete."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We made last minute reservations (my fault) for the Swift at the Roundhouse for Valentine's Day. It turns out that it was a success of an evening. Situated right on Beacon Falls just off Main Street and East Main, we arrived a little early and had a drink at the Lounge area of the hotel/restaurant. The decor of the lounge was warm and inviting on a cold evening, with a fireplace overlooking the falls. The bartender was very accommodating and suggested a drink for both my wife and myself. Once our reservation came up we proceeded to the dining room and had a great 4 course meal. The menu was prix fixe ($85) with wine pairing ($25 very generous) so a little on the pricey side for Beacon, but on par with the level of the food and service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for Saturday lunch with friends in the fall. Menu looked better in print than in real life. View of the falls and the decor made it tolerable."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Great food, service and ambiance! We look forward to returning."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Swift is a fine place for a long lunch. The restaurant is chic, parking is easy, the decor is sophisticated, and the furniture is comfortable. The views of the Beacon Falls are spectacular. The room is a converted factory with very high ceilings, so there is no noise issue. The staff is attentive, the menu broad enough for any taste, and the pace is leisurely. Our items were thoughtfully prepared and well presented. Swift was a wonderful place to meet up with old friends and play catch-up for a few houes."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We have enjoyed this restaurant for dinners before ... and now we have enjoyed this restaurant for a brunch. Superb menu and service!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The food was not what you would expect. It was very clever and delicious. The presentation was also outstanding. Dessert was amazing. I will have to try more of their selections on another visit. Our server never missed a beat and the water and bread people were also very attentive."
    Dined on 1/25/2014