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The Artist's Palate
The Artist's Palate

The Artist's Palate Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://theartistspalate.biz/
  • Email: artistspalate@netzero.net
  • Phone: (845) 483-8074
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2.30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Artist's Palate
Installed in a building once occupied by a Golden Era clothing store, M. Schwartz, The Artist’s Palate restaurant has brought back life to Main Street in Poughkeepsie. Designers have reworked the interior space of the 70-seat dining room to combine cosmopolitan elegance with an edgy industrial accent. Like the décor, the menu showcases innovation: An extensive array of wines, handcrafted beers and unique cocktails complement our revolving seasonal menu. The lunch menu is available for delivery within the city from 11am-2:30pm.

As its name suggests, The Artist’s Palate treats food as art, introducing new flavor combinations to local and regional diners. What is more, the restaurant gallery is committed to showcasing the best of up-and-coming local artists in a revolving exhibition. When it opened in 2006, the restaurant was quickly lauded by local and regional restaurant critics and discerning diners. The Artist’s Palate has fast become a Dutchess County institution.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "There isn't all that much in the downtown area of Poughkeepsie, but The Artisit's Palate is likely the best place there. The menu is interesting, the food is creative, nicely presented and tasty, the wine list is just fine, and the service is professional and friendly. This is definitely the place to go if you have to dine in the city of Poughkeepsie."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The tomato pesto with bread was amazing! The artists plate had a great selection of cheeses and meats but I felt it was lacking a cracker or crostini to eat them with. The waitstaff was very friendly and helpful but seemed a little understaffed which is why I gave them 4 instead of 5 stars (they had slight issues refilling the water but otherwise outstanding). The ravioli were a bit thick skinned in my opinion and kind of bland, the broth was good though. The lobster mac and cheese was good but not the best I've had."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Very New York City feel with great menu and bar selections. Ambience is top notch as is the food. Lots of young couples, definitely not for kids. Special night out for Mom and Dad or a ladies night out."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We love the nice modern decor; we so want to like this place but won't go back. It's too pricey for what it is. Our server was obnoxious, so in our face and overbearing. We were glad the chef came by to schmooze, but we almost thought he would pull up a chair. The lamb wasn't tender enough and plenta so-so; the chicken dumplings had almost no taste and overbearing sauce; the trout was good; the bread VERY good, we had one dessert and shared and wasn't great except for the sorbet. We think the food needs to be improved vastly for the prices; $70 per couple for what we ate which included only 2 glasses of wine was far too much!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was our second visit to the Artist's Palate. Our first visit was amazing. Couldn't say enough about the service, quality and presentation. With high expectations for our second visit, it did not compare. The menu changes and we weren't as pleased with the options. I ordered a New York strip that was tough and fatty. It was accompanied by blah mashed potatoes. Our waiter did a great job and we enjoyed dessert. For the price and location I would look for other options."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Every time we're in Poughkeepsie, we always make an effort to eat at the Artist's Palate. We love that the menu is never the same."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is our second visit and we were not disappointed - it was superb."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Had an excellent dinner at the Artists Palate. All the course were solid, but the pineapple upside-down cake was the star. Excellent service, wide-ranging beer list, can't offer an opinion of the wine list. The ambiance was very nice and quiet, but we were there on a Tuesday and were one of two tables that evening. I hope that isn't always the case, as this restaurant deserves to do well."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Hate to sound like a broken record, but the good was simply amazing. I had the catfish dish which was perfect for a cold rainy night, and my wife had the Murray Chicken, which was to die for!!!! Highly recommend it all. Our server could have been a bit friendlier and more personable, that was why I gave it a 3/5 for service. My wife and I had a great time and are very please we chose to dine at the Artist's Palate!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We are regulars at the Artist Palate and always love their food. My wife & I had the Schnitzel this evening, a new item on their menu. It was very tasty, except the bread coating turned out to be just a little bit dry for us. We prefer ours with a slightly heavier batter on Schnitzel. Still a delicious dish with the mushroom gravy and roasted potatoes. Our son & his girlfriend had the fried catfish & grilled salmon respectively. Both enjoyed their meals very much. The waiter was always checking in on our needs. Another wonderful dinner at the Artist's Palate. We'll be back in a few weeks."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "What a great experience! After reading the reviews I had high expectations for this place and I was not disappointed. We were quickly seated upon arriving and the service was great. Sit with Lindsay if you can. We had the Maine mussels for an appetizer, they we cooked to the perfect temperature and had chorizo and cilantro in the broth to give them a little kick, and great taste. I really wanted to try the venison but they were out so I had the ribeye that was done perfectly. This will definitely be a place that I will return to often, very glad that I found it!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "May be I'm not being very fair. But I'm just not sure about this place. The evening I went with a friend, the restaurant was'nt very busy so maybe it lacked atmosphere, one of the waiters seemed a little miserable & didnt realy want to engage in idle chit chat. However the food was good, the cocktails were very good, our waitress was very pleasant & the service was good. The seating area is large & it would easily accommodate large parties, the lighting was a little bright so at least you could see the menu! I would recommend it to friends & I would deffinately go back & give it a second chance."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I had high hopes for this place as I am always looking for great local venues which I can return to. The decor is nice, ambiance is nice, and it seems like the chef or proprietor's daughter was happily hanging around, not noisy, very pleasant (as I have young children and hope to bring them here as well)... In any case, the menu sounded very appetizing, but the food was disappointing (very bland). Our waiter did not bring my bottle of wine until I asked him (not good at all) and he never once come back to pour"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Fabulous meal - great restaurant week menu. And our waitress was wonderfully attentive and personable. A Tennessee gal new to town!! Thanks !"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went on a Tuesday night during HV Restaurant Week. No specific complaints, but food and service was not as impeccable as in previous visits. We arrived late, after phoning ahead about our delay, but while being seated promptly, we waited for cocktail orders, etc. I understand, perfectly well, that all restaurants have their off moments, so this should not be construed as negative."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I had the duck on the reasturant week menu and it was delicious, I was hesitant at first because I don't love the flavor of the duck but it was so well prepared... Also the attentiveness of the staff was amazing, they know what good costumer service is all about."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "we have eaten at the Artist's Palate often. enjoy it every time. shhhh....don't tell anyone, or we'll have a hard time getting a table."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It was a reasonably priced lunch. None of us were wowed by the food, but it was good. If I worked near there I would go there sometimes for a nice lunch."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We visited Artist's Palate based on Yelp reviews for restaurant week(s) in the spring. The staff was very attentive from the moment we walked in the door. They called up dietary restrictions we noted in an online reservation, recommended dishes based on those needs, and delivered superior service. I was impressed that the owner/chef Charlie, another chef, and several servers knew all about our order and our special dietary needs. We had the fixed menu for restaurant week and it was a tasty bargain. I had a salad with roasted asparagus and greens, roasted duck with black rice and vegetables, and panna cotta. We also tried a farro risotto & a pear spice cake. The meal began with roasted tomato pesto & toasted bread. We'll definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Just go and find out for yourself. Discovered this place by accident while in the area for the CIA in Hyde Park. One of the best restaurants you'll fine. Superb food. The owner chatted with us and she was delightful."
    Dined on 9/16/2013
  • "We've eaten at the Artist's Palate before. However, we will not return on a Saturday night simply because of the wait (even with reservations) and the noise level, which was extremely high. The food was well-prepared and creative. The wait staff was excellent and very caring and thoughtful. We are gluten-free and every attention to our needs was taken."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "my date and I were amazed. everything was next to perfect. when going out I enjoy duck , so ive tried different dishes . it was the best duck I ever had."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here during our first visit to Poughkeepsie from NYC. Not too trendy--just enough flair to make new American dishes more intriguing. Overall, the food was good, with decent portions and reasonable prices. We had Lobster Mac N Cheese, Bone Marrow, Norwegian Cod and the Boat & Barnyard (scallops and pork belly). We skipped on desert. Only the noodles in the Cod dish were just ok. The also had a unique 'half-martini' cocktail option, where you could order a mini/half-sized version of a regular martini. Kind of useful for tastings or driving home. The service was very friendly and professional."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had a great valentines dinner at the artists palate. The service was excellent. As soon as I made the reservation online, I received a phone call confirming and checking on dietary restrictions. Because of the snow emergency, I also got a call to tell me the best place to park. Our server was great. Food came fast even on the busy night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It had a great vine from the moment we walked in.. Only down fall was they ran out of steak but it was valentines day so they were really busy. The food and service was great!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a serious restaurant that remains friendly and relaxed. Great, interesting food. Professional service. Nice ambiance. It's a great place."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food was well prepared and presented. We ate late, but were surprised that the restaurant ran out of a mainstay on the menu. That was the only glitch. The service was impeccable."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I took a date here on a Friday night. The host greeted us at the door and checked our coats. Our table was ready even though we were almost 20 minutes early. When we sat our table wobbled a bit, the host noticed and immediately brought a wedge to level it, I thought that was good service. The waitress was friendly and prompt with everything we needed. The food was delicious and came in a timely manner. The only area for improvement, in my opinion, would be ambience. Some mood lighting and soft background music would be my suggestions. Otherwise we had a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant in Poughkeepsie. Great menu, and great staff."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I brought my mother here for the first time on Christmas Eve. From the get go our server was fantastic, and was very helpful explaining the specials. After practically devouring the tomato basil spread with bread, my mom chose the scallops with lobster risotto for dinner. She was thrilled with her meal and said the scallops were perfectly cooked and the risotto divine. I ordered the striped bass with cabbage and a lemon cream sauce, and it was spot on. Fish cooked perfectly, and the seasoning was exactly to my taste. Portion size was perfect. We both had a cup of excellent coffee to wrap up our meals, though we swore to try dessert next time. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We keep coming back because we are never disappointed. My wife had the trout this time and could not stop talking about how fantastic it was. Nice wine, nice food, nice time!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "I have enjoyed many excellent meals at the Artist's Palate with family, friends, and colleagues."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We made the reservation, on line that afternoon, and our table was ready when we arrived. The service was flawless and the food was absolutely wonderful. The whole evening was perfect and we would definitely go back again. We don't drink so I cant tell you about the wine offerings."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Went for a fine meal for 12 of us. Had a great big table in the back. Everyone enjoyed what was essentially an excellent pizza.salad meal. Gourmet selections for pizza and well done but not sure where name of place came from. It did lure us in as we were on an art tour that weekend. Nice tables out front for al dente dining in nicer weather were the people watching is probably very good."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "We went to celebrate Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. We were a group of 8. Our waiter, Ryan, was terrific. He was kind, patient, attentive, quick, and able to answer all of our questions. The food was spectacular. I will definitely return to the Artist's Palate!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Everything was absolutely delicious! From the bread basket with the sun dried tomato spread, to the dessert we LOVED every bite! I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Definitely will return. This was our first visit and was during restaurant week. I had the cassoulet as an appetizer and the swordfish as my entree. Swordfish was cooked perfectly and all of the ingredients were fresh. Atmosphere is very modern, and inviting. Nice selection of wines and draft beers with notes on suggested accompaniments."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Our 1 1/2 hour trip was well worth it. We had read many glowing reviews and were so pleasantly surprised as to their accuracy. We had a 7pm reservation, which was good for us because by 8pm the restaurant had filled with a somewhat noisy group of people. We will definitely return, but most likely in the spring or summer when we an drive in some light and enjoy the scenic route as well."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Beautiful and romantic; pleasing to the palate and the senses. Fine dining at it's best!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Everything about the restaurant was great! Very imaginative menu."
    Dined on 11/9/2013