Cafe Amarcord

4.6
574 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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.

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vipeli12
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been enjoying Amarcord for a few years now, and the food seems to only get better, So if you are anywhere near beacon I cannot recommend it enough.

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Caitlin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an incredible meal at Cafe Amarcord! The mussels are excellent, and the roast chicken is scrumptious. We will definitely be back!

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vipDave
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!

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RobertB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Full menu with interesting specials
Good wine selections
Fine service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Selling house

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with a great, professional service staff.

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Crissy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would definitely recommend Cafe Amarcord. The sausage and broccoli rabe appetizer was amazing and is enough that it could be shared. The Berkshire pork chop was a large, very tender chop paired with baked apple and radicchio slices. The pasta with clams in the shell was a large portion and a nice light meal. The squid ink pasta special was thoroughly enjoyed and had a little heat. All of this was paired with a bottle each of the two Malbec wines offered on the menu and a Hennepin beer.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very disappointing, especially the two seafood dishes we ordered. Shrimp were way over cooked, halibut wasn’t prepared properly, accompaniments were lackluster. Overall very expensive for quality.

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Chris
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was an early reservation and the waitress sat us at the first table next to the front door. Outside of that door was either a regular or employee that kept taking smoke breaks right outside the door and would waft the smoke back into the area when he came back in. She could have sat us anywhere else. Literally 3 other tables had customers. My mistake for not asking for a different location. Service was good. Food was ok, wanted the pork chop but was out. Went for the ribeye which for medium was cooked too fast and a bit tough. Raviolis were delicious which this restaurant is more of an Italian influence than the expected contemporary American.

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DonnaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious except for Halibut that was slightly overcooked. It took quite awhile to get our first cocktail. Overall it was a great meal and they did not rush in the least.

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Catherine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great and the service and staff were friendly. The branzino was absolutely delicious, as was the ahi tuna. The pasta with duck ragu was very good but my husband would have liked a little more of it! The veal meatballs al tono starter sounded like an interesting combination but would have liked to taste more tuna in it. Beet salad was great. Picky, I know...but have to say it was very enjoyable and delicious and a lovely evening!

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vipBigdaddy
Denver
129 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a really good meal here. Great arugula salad. Tasty brussel sprout salad. Great pasta with vegetables/tomato sauce, excellent tuna. Nice inside, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice corner table for two. Food was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant with friendly professional staff. Best restaurant we experienced in Beacon!!

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vipBobby
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a delightful find this was, as we took a Sunday drive down to Beacon from Albany. Dinner here was comforting. We had the pleasure of Alexis serving us. She was patient as we considered the main menu along with the intriguing specials. We started with an apple-and-smoked-trout salad that was oh so delicious. I opted for a black tagliatelle with lump crab entrée ... nicely spicy without being too hot. My wife went with an oh so tender pork chop. And then we finished with profiteroles. The dining room is still socially-spaced and clean. The bar is inviting, also with seating. Refined and unpretentious, the menu is priced right with a very nice variety, and service is top-notch. Highly recommended!

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vipJeffreyU
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience perfection in food, service and ambience. Yes, Fellini reigns again with a perfect production at Cafe Amacord!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and service were great as always, but I was uncomfortable with the lack of social distancing and Covid protocols. Tables seemed as close as they were before Covid, there were no plexi barriers, people were standing at the bar and they used re-usable menus. I love the food and service was great, but it just felt like there was never a pandemic.

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vipnancychan
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The servers were very attentive and the food and ambiance were both great. The only issue we had was that we had been allowed to ask for some alterations in the way one of the dishes was to be served: one condiment eliminated and 2 of the sauces on the side while keeping one sauce on the item as advertised. It unfortunately took us three different requests before the 2 sauces were brought and until the sauce that should have been on the item all along was brought. Had this not happened we would have given the restaurant 5 stars for sure!

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Jkpn
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The host was delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We look forward to dinner at Amarcord whenever we are in the HRV, which is not often as we live on the West Coast. It never disappoints.

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eileenm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for HVRW and enjoyed every bite of a fantastic 3 course meal. Staff were friendly and helpful and recommended a great wine paring with my meal!

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MichaelS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been twice, and it was great both times. Food is great, and the service was attentive and prompt.

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ariz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. I highly recommend this restaurant. I will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Cafe Amacord does not disappoint! The staff is friendly, the ambience is warm and welcoming, and the good is fantastic. It was good to be back.

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Shan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful and interesting menu. Will definitely return in the future.

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Friend
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Waitress put the check on the table without asking if we need something else I’m always love to have a decaf cappuccino with my dessert, also clear the table between courses.
Other than that everything was EXCELLENT!!! Thanks !

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DennisP
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been here in a while because of covid restriction. Was as outstanding as ever.
Cocktails were generous and well made.
We went with mostly specials, but my wife had the salmon off the regular menus. It was exceptional.
We split the veal meatballs and 4 cheese pasta purses. Both we outstanding. I had the sea bass special. As fresh and well prepared fish as I have ever had.
Desserts are outrageously good.
Forgot how good this place is, a gem and not overly priced for the quality and service.

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CvilleK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious, very flavorful and well-prepared! We will be back when in town next!

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UWSVegan
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amacord's cuisine and staff are consistently excellent. Finest restaurant in Beacon.

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FMD624
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What keeps us coming back is the consistency of the food. It’s just always delicious and never disappoints! Looking forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hands down, just always a great drinks, meal and service!
Our fav in Beacon!

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Suzy
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've dined here indoors, out, and ordered takeout multiple times. Every time has been an all around good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and full of flavor. The restaurant is quite cozy, intimate and romantic. We ordered the grilled calamari for appetizer and for main course - the prime ribeye fiorentina and whole branzino. I highly recommend this restaurant. I came all the way from Long Island to visit this town and I chose this place as a result of reviews I had read online. It was a very special occasion as I proposed to my girlfriend right after dinner and the exact moment when the dessert came out. If you're visiting Beacon for the day, stop by for dinner, you won't regret it.

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SarahG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect date night spot with low lights, soft sounds and spectacular food and drink selections. While many restaurants lowered their standards during the pandemic, Cafe Amarcord has thrived and even surpassed previous experiences. A MUST in the Hudson Valley.

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WillaD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place... go! We started with the shrimp over polenta ...OMG!!! Then I had the seared wasabi tuna .. everything was perfect! The distancing, the atmosphere and the staff ...5 stars across the board

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vipJimD
Memphis/West TN
28 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stumbled upon this wonderful place, the food was eclectic and outstanding. Top notch service. Would love to return

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service ambiance!

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DateNight
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience. Drinks were great (highly recommend the Paper Plate) Food was amazing...specially the sea scallops.

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chowhound
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

delicious food, and nice/friendly server. Good social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

FAQs

Cafe Amarcord offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (845) 440-0050.

Cafe Amarcord is rated 4.6 stars by 574 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.