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About Cafe Amarcord

Whether it’s a day at the Dia Museum, or shopping the unique shops in Beacon, or hiking in the Highlands, or maybe you're visiting Beacon's Second Saturday, or perhaps a day spent at the Beacon waterfront - enjoy fine Hudson Valley dining at Café Amarcord in the Dutchess County revival City of Beacon. Off street parking and an outdoor patio for warm weather dining. Café Amarcord's warm comfortable decor and delightful food awaits your discovery. We serve late, till 11pm Friday and Saturday, so pull up to the glow of our Onyx topped bar and make yourselves at home.

276 Main St
Beacon, NY 12508
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch

Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner

Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
North Brett

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(845) 440-0050

Website:
http://www.cafeamarcord.com/

Parking Details:
Private lot entrance located at back of building on North Brett Street.

Executive Chef:
Rifo Murtovic

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe Amarcord Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Special Occasion (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Romantic (16)
Good for a Date (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Casual (7)
Business Meals (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
People Watching (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Fun (4)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Absolutely wonderful: delicious food and friendly service. Can’t wait to come back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent food - wonderful meal - the service was gracious

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

It was our first dining experience in Beacon. The food was creative and very flavorful. The warm figs in the salad special were outstanding. I can't wait to try those on a salad at home. Zack took very good care of us. We're looking forward to going back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fabulous meal for a 60th birthday celebration. Knowledgeable staff (Zach! with Karissa learning); glad for the specials (menu looked great, but welcomed having additional choices). Inventive dishes--cheese/persimmon appetizer, great dressing on fresh greens; FABULOUS pasta second dish (focchiette with pear/cheese in browned butter): this was the dish of the night! Entrees v. good, but ribeye a bit fatty (more than customary) and huge portion; branzino-wrapped shrimp sounded better than outcome, with shrimp a bit overcooked, branzino skin not as crispy as could've been, and fennel slaw tasted fishy; odd. Lovely wine, presentation, romantic. Definitely worth a return!

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was delicious, relaxing environment, and great service

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

This restaurant is a must if you are dining in Beacon. We have been going there for years, and I can honestly say that I have never had a bad meal. There is a warm ambiance and the staff is friendly and attentive.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Hey wonderful overall experience with great food. Definitely worth the value. The service was remarkably kind and extremely knowledgeable of the menu. A great dining experience that doesn't intrude upon an enjoyable night with people you care about .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very pretty dining room. Food was very good. Service was spotty. we were there on a cold night, so 3 hours for dinner was okay.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

VERY POOR BAR SELECTION / MIX. FOOD GOOD BUT LIMITED SELECTION. SERVICE AND SEATING EXCELLENT.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing meal which included locally sourced walnut and pear salad, a starter portion of the ricotta ravioli with truffle and mushroom, fettuccini with the short ribs and sliced beef with polenta sticks. Every dish was prepared perfectly without overseasoning. You can taste the difference with the pasta that homemade. The service was attentive without being overbearing. We will definitely stop in again when we are in the area!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Had a wonderful pre fix meal for hudson valley restaurant week. They had a fantastic choice of course options, it was hard to decide. Everything was delicious.

The staff there are courteous and friendly. Everything came out quickly and our host and server were very attentive.

The few times I’ve fined at Amarcord have been wonderful. Highly recommend.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Our experience of dining during the Hudson valley restaurant week , here was excellent: good food , quite ambiance, good courteous service, clean and pleasant decor
We will back with our grown up kids
TY 👍😊🙏

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Cafe Amarcord is one of my all-time favorite restaurants. I do not mind paying for quality ingredients and unique dishes which is what you receive at this gem. The service is always wonderful as well. I look forward to returning again soon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Authentic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went to Cafe Amarcord on a Sunday night to celebrate our anniversary weekend. We were traveling, so we arrived about an hour early, but they were still able to seat us :) The service was impeccable. We bought a bottle of wine, a 3 course prix-fixe, and an extra app (omg...the smoked trout was so good) Everything was perfectly coursed, the food was beautifully presented, and delicious. I highly recommend, and we definitely plan on coming back to try some more of the menu!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was outstanding and we really enjoyed our night!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Restaurant is beautiful....Service was fine.....Grilled calamari appetizer and the shrimp carpaccio were both very good.....Loin lamb chops were very good, the special of cavatelli with veal ragu was totally tasteless.....even adding salt & grated cheese didn't help......since 2 out of 4 had the special, the evening was a bit of a bust....shouldn't happen at a restaurant of this caliber.....:-(

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Still thinking about the delicious lamb burger. What flavor it had! The atmosphere was relaxed and made it easy for two people to have a good conversation.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Truly one of the best meals that I have had in a long time absolute perfection

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great and refreshing find on our day outing from Westchester County. Definitely to return and tell to friends! Friendly and professional team, very good food, and nice decor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We drove to Beacon for a day in the country. We made reservations at Cafe Amarcord based on reviews and we were not disappointed. The staff was friendly and accomodating, the menu was varied and everything was prepared fresh and delicious. There were several specials which were excellent. We shared a tagliatelli pasta with lobster as an appetizer. I had the dover sole which was presented to me whole and then fileted. My husband had the tuna. Both were prepared very well. The wine list was moderately priced and everything was delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food and service is always excellent! They never disappoint!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

nice place right on Main Street...great decor with Italian Vintage posters and lighting...nice menu selections...very attentive service. Excellent choice during your stay in Beacon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Many restaurants on Main street, but this is top rated on OpenTable for a reason. Outstanding service and delicious food made for a great evening. Ashley, our waitress, was wonderful. We had a great dinner and would return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Delicious food. Appropriate portions. Helpful staff. Would go back in a heart beat!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was good, food was delicious, wine list was mediocre. Good sized portions, great flavors, good selection. We will be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Hubby and I had our anniversary dinne there. Everything was perfect. Ambience, service and the food! We will def. be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amarcord continues to impress. Had the veal chop special, and it was simply PERFECT!
Everyone at our table was blown away by the food quality, and one of our friends does not impress easily. GO THERE!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Octopus was tough...difficult to cut with a knife!...Dessert was definitely NOT homemade yet when asked if the desserts were homemade the waitress said yes.
The management did NOT charge for the octopus or the desserts; they were gracious.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Lunched here with friends from California, first visit for both of us. For the most part, food was excellent. I had the carrot soup special of the day and it was delicious. Subtle blend of spices. My husband said his linguini with clam sauce was an excellent riff on the traditional. Other couple enjoyed their salad and pasta with duck ragu. Only dish that came up short was my pork panini specialty of the day. It was extremely dry and needed some kind of dressing and/or less meat filling. Desserts were also excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great Wine, Always Great food. A great selection of appetizers. Worth every penny!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Tapas, People Watching
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants here in Beacon. Terrific food, service, and cocktails in a pretty setting. Word of advice, wait to hear the specials before making your decision, they are always exceptional!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

We had a birthday celebration dinner on a Tuesday night. The staff greeted us with smiles, the menu had a fantastic variety to choose from. Above that there were several appetizer and entree specials ....
amazing for a Tuesday night! The salad selections were awesome! We choose the pear and walnut salad ... delicious and so fresh! Our choices for dinners were filet mignon, pasta and veal, and a polenta meals. The portions were filling. We also had desserts, All arrive with an appetizing and beautiful presentation! The wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. Well worth a visit. We definitely will be back!

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We spent the day in the lovely town of Beacon away from NYC and found this charming yummy restaurant on Main Street in the center of town. It's a little more upscale than most of the cafes along Main Street and the food choices were great. Try the grilled calamari, really delicious and so tender, not at all chewy like it can sometimes be

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We went here for my 50th birthday while staying in Beacon for the weekend. The food was amazing, the staff were friendly and attentive, and the space had a nice vibe that was casual yet also felt special. And while it's not exactly a bargain, it's definitely well worth the money!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We were visiting our son and I found this on OpenTable. The menu was fantastic the presentation perfect the service outstanding. We will certainly come there again whenever were in New York.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Terrific find. Great food. Ordered completely from the specials, which was surprising because we had planned out our dinner after seeing the regular menu on line. We were not disappointed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

I am a chef residing on Long Island and have worked at places such as Lavo and Peter Lugers and the atmosphere at Cafe Amarcord was blissful and the food exquisite . The waiters were courteous and didn't over intrude on our table by passing by every second and asking if we were "okay" and didn't forget that we existed. I would definitely recommend going to this establishment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

My girlfriend and I enjoyed our dinner at Cafe Amarcord very much. Everything about the experience was enjoyable. The wine was excellent and our meals were absolutely delicious. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and creativity of the cuisine. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and the dining room was lovely.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

A warm welcome from the start followed by prompt service and non intrusive check ins. The bread and dip were outstanding with the Great Gatsby cocktail du jour. Seafood entrees, soup and salad amazingly fresh and served just right. I will return asap, it was that good. The outdoor dining area is intimate and very comfortable to enjoy your meal with conversation, especially on a nice sunny day for lunch, as I did. Thank you, Amarcord!

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I live in a foody town--Portland, Oregon--so I tend to recognize quality when I see it. This place hit on all cylinders, from the perfectly crafted Manhattan, to the fresh heirloom tomato appetizer, to the tender Veal Paillard, all delivered with a cadence and service I never expected in little Beacon. Bravo! Well priced too.

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