Cafe Amarcord

4.8
399 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed our evening at Cafe Amarcord -- Excellent food and service! I highly recommend.

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t
New England
30 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Great service
Great place

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We had a lovely Mother's Day dinner here. The tuna was amazing! So was the tbone and the filet mignon. Highly recommend!

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KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amarcord was recommended to us from a local business as we had just arrived in town and wanted a local's perspective on the food. The meal was outstanding including the two appetizers and one main dish ordered.

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a
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A lovely dinner and evening enjoyed by the four of us. The noise level kept increasing so if you are
looking for a quiet maybe romantic evening, would not be my first choice.

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FM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. Portion sizes are not huge, which I like. A bit on the pricey side, if that is a concern. $140 for 2. I will definitely go back!

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W
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a nice evening out with friends. This restaurant is a home run. We will definitely be returning. The server Zach was great he perfectly timed his presence at our table and gave us room to relax and enjoy our time at the restaurant.
The food was excellent I had the veal chop , it was so filling but still left me wanting more!! Everything was fantastic. Thank you for making our evening outstanding.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian food - interesting, well-prepared, high quality, and not so easy to find at most restaurants. Good wine selection and pleasant setting. Highly recommend.

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EV
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Elegant and romantic dinner in Beacon. We enjoyed every bite and every sip.

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PD
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in beacon and this restaurant Excellent menu food outstanding I would go back again and again .

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ND
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place exceeded our expectations. Service and food outstanding.

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dinner! Their pasta is incredible. Such a nice quiet spot for date. Wonderful service. I highly recommend making a reservation if you're in town for the weekend.

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B
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, service overall was good, but the place can be a bit noisy

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as usual!

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OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time visiting and we were very impressed. Fig salad for a starter, two different pasta dishes , one with duck, the other with crab. All the food was prepared very well . Service was also good all around. Will definitely go back again!

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LC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate or drank was unbelievable and outstanding. We really picked a gem!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good,drinks were good,the service was on point. Definitely would come back.

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MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always food amazing! Great staff Ashley and Zack are wonderful. They are so friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wine selection. My husband and I are big foodies and this is one of our favorites not just for the food but the staff as well. I forgot the barmaid/ waitress name but she makes a great chocolate martini and a fabulous great gatsby!

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G
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Unquestionably the best restaurant in Beacon. Enjoyed a delicious suckling pig, of all things. Love being able to enjoy grappa at the end of the meal with dessert.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent and service is impeccable.

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S
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food!

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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Cuisine, romantic ambiance and superb service makes Care Amarcord a dining experience not to miss. Their robust and unique menu choices are great and desserts to appeal everyone.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food

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AS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were amazing! I'll definitely be back!

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ML
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the wait staff were exceptional knowledgeable of the menu

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p
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It had been a while but decided to visit Cafe Amarcord once again with some friends and glad we did. The bar was great offering a nice selection of specialty drinks and a bartender that was very friendly and attentive. Our waiter Zack was great; on top of things without rushing us. We shared two orders of the special homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli and they were fabulous. The menu has lots to offer and the specials offered were great. All four of us ordered something different; pork chop, rib-eye steak, veal chop & bronzino and the meals were one better than the next. The presentation was amazing and the food was absolutely delicious. We'll be back for sure!

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TB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food in a beautiful, warm environment. Great wine selection and specials. Very cozy vibe in the heart of Beacon!

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NY
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cafe Amarcord was wonderful. We were a group of 6 and everyone enjoyed their meals. The grilled calamari was wonderful!

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BL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely appetizer and dessert, and my husband's tuna was very good. My red snapper (a special) was overcooked, and smothered in too much tomato sauce (with potatoes, bock choy, and olives.) The tomato sauce overwhelmed the fish. Amacord has a nice cozy ambience and very attentive, kind service. However, the noise level was pretty harsh. There were a couple of tables for of very boisterous, loud talkers. I don't want to complain about people enjoying themselves, but I do want to warn other guests that the noise level can be pretty annoying.

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MA
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing. Couldn’t complain about to food and accommodations made with our meals. Overall had an amazing time here.

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in the Hudson Valley .. The staff is always kind and the food is always delicious .. never walk out disappointed ..

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine were delicious. Wait staff was very attentive and others helped as well. It didn’t matter who you asked for another glass of wine and it was brought immediately. We had 3 different entrees between the 4 of us which were all superb. Salads and soups were great as well.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dined with my daughter and grandson this past Sunday after reading the reviews! Food and service(Zach) were excellent Calamari and the pork sausage appetizers were so fresh and tasty. The carrot soup had an authentic vegetable broth base and delectable creaminess. We had the rib eye steaks and they were so good, it would have been insulting to put steak sauce on them! Coffee was distinctively good and both deserts we chose were excellent-the coffee/chocolate layer cake”Opera” and the Caramel Delight. Zack ensures that we has a delightful dining experience!

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined here several times, consistently wonderful food, service and atmosphere.

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H
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loves this place. Food was fantastic! I'm still dreaming about the duck ragu. Our server was also great and very down to earth. Would highly recommend this place for a nice romantic dinner if you're visiting Beacon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Very accommodating to our vegetarian diets. Always a pleasure to dine here.

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DC
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place for a special meal. Interesting food choices and good wine list but imited beer selections. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly and did not seem to mind working on Christmas Eve.

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B
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very cozy place. The food choices are all so tempting. My boys had the veal chop with mascarpone mashed potatoes and raved about it. I had the grilled calamari appetizer. It was so tender and flavorful.
The homemade pasta is delicate and delicious as well. The branzino is also a reliable choice for a great fish dish!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and attention to detail in preparation. The maple glazed pork was awesome.

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RS
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the dinner at Café Amarcord was excellent. Unfortunately there was a party of nine very loud people that came in and was sitting directly across from us. It wasn’t the restaurants fault these people would just loud. The manager did offer us a drink in Lieu of an apology but it was snowing and we were driving.

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