Crabtree's Kittle House

4.5
2534 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Built in 1790 as a barn and named for local farmer John Kittle, the farm to table connection that began back then continues today at Crabtree's Kittle House. Internationally renowned for its Wine Spectator Grand Award wine list, superlative hospitality and contemporary American cuisine, it is a sophisticated country dining experience located only 45 minutes from Manhattan. Whether stopping in for a casual meal in the Tap Room or planning a formal intimate celebration from 2 to 200 guests, you'll find something for everyone and every occasion at Crabtree's Kittle House. The culinary team focuses on the local bounty of the Hudson Valley, from the casual Tap Room menu of salads, burgers, & fresh cold shellfish to the more refined cuisine on the a la carte and Chef's Tasting menus, available in both the Tap Room & Dining Room. And nowhere is there a greater selection of fine wines (5000!) and other libations. Also a Bed & Breakfast, there are 14 rooms for overnight accommodations.
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  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Contactless payment available
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  • Distancing maintained in common areas
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipJamesD
New York Area
174 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Baeutful setting, and classic New England style interior. Food was excellent - in
particular the desserts. Best apple cobbler that I ever had !

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vipBalA
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I were at the restaurant for Thanksgiving. They provided great service even when the restaurant was full and the all places are so short of staff. Service folks did not miss a beat and we all know they were working for 10-12 hrs. And the food was superb , the red snapper, pecan pie , dips and wine were all done with high quality organic ingredients and freshly prepared.

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StanleyS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. The wait staff was overwhelmed due to the large crown on this holiday. On a normal day I think the staff would be adequate.

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vipNYandCali
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food- very rushed meal- since it was thanksgiving, they were clearly trying to turn tables over quickly. Still we had a very nice meal

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vipLizC
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My guests & I were a bit disappointed in the food. Doesn’t taste as great as I remember from years ago. Very nice staff.

RC
RCTandAJTIII
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining out at Kittle House for almost 16 years, and have never had a less than excellent meal or received less than perfect service. A gem, in every respect.

SJ
SabrinaJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance in a historic building! The food and wine was exceptional. I love coming here and sitting in the bar area. It's a great vibe and intimate setting. The owner is also wonderful!

GJ
GJMP
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was amazing. I came for HVRW, and I will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good in all aspects

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vipSusanT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience to dine at Crabtree Kittlehouse.

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JulesVV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Varied menu. Interesting preparations. Pricey, so for special occasions.

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PacT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a very delicious, well served meal in a wonderful atmosphere at Crabtree's Kittle house last week. We took a business associate to dinner and were very impressed with all aspects of the restaurant.

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AndreasR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience4

We booked a table for the Restaurant Week via OpenTable.

At the headline of your website, it was clearly stated that those were the restaurants taking part to the "Hudson Valley Restaurant Week".

During the booking, there were no note/remark/indication that this offer was valid only for specific hours of the day, so when we got there, we were surprised when we were told that we could not opt for the offer, since it was 2 p.m. and the offer was beginning from 3 pm.

Please, be more precise/accurate when you advertise something.

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SusanF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday Brunch had a great selection. Lobster Bisque was wonderful, as were the Steak and Eggs. And the service was perfect.

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GreggN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch as part of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Food and service were great as always. Good variety of choices for restaurant week. One of our favorites.

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Gretch
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for lunch during HVRW and was not disappointed! The food was spectacular - glad we got to visit and try all of the courses. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Restaurant week. Menu was disappointing . Didn’t feel like dining,food came out so quickly.

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vipRog222
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

A disappointing dinner…
My husband and I came here to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary after reading all the accolades. I notified the restaurant that it was my anniversary upon making the reservation and when I confirmed our reservation.

First off, we were seated right by the door, which really isn’t where anyone wants to sit, but I decided to go with it and not make a fuss, just keep up the celebratory mood. Our waiter was polite enough. We ordered the gnudi (good), Brussels sprouts salad (very good), the snapper (husband really liked his food) and the short rib ( it was good but nothing special - I’ve had better and I can make better). My husband also had an old fashioned which he described as “cheap catering, not made by a mixologist.” For desert we got the bread pudding and the chocolate gift. The bread pudding was good. The chocolate gift is like a lava cake in phyllo - honestly they need to ditch the phyllo. It adds nothing to the dessert. I love dessert and can’t think of the last time I didn’t finish a dessert, but I maybe ate half of this and decided to call it quits.

The tables were a little too close for comfort given Covid is still around and cases are up. Felt more like diner table spacing than fine dining. Same with the lighting - no ambiance.

When my husband and I left, we both agreed it was all around a letdown. An okay dinner but nothing special. And to top it all off, there was zero acknowledgment of our anniversary. I expected a “ Happy anniversary!” from the hostess or something on our dessert - nothing crazy - but got nothing instead.

Overall, go elsewhere if you want a special experience. Go to CK’s if you just want ok.

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viplocaleater
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

consistently amazing food... incredible wine selection

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere helpful staff

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edithd
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food
Duck and tuna was amazing
The bread pudding was a bit heavier than I like and the espresso needs some improvement

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MichaelP
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very enjoyable lunch. Restaurant week menu was really tasty.

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PaulaS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was extremely slow especially between entree and dessert. Double chocolate brownie dessert was dry and not a brownie. I did not get candle dessert although waiter knew it was my birthday while others did. Party of two was initially charged for four coffees, effectively charging for regular coffee refills. Extra charge was removed when I complained and dry dessert was swapped for another. Not the usual Kittle House experience

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SallyK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party of 4 all enjoyed our entrees even though only 2 of us ordered off the Hudson Valley restaurant menu.

However it is a challenge to find the restaurant after dark. They need better street lights and signage!

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just great overall experience. Food and drinks were great and the ambiance was too notch.

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Beth
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for restaurant week so value was excellent. Food, service and ambience are always fantastic!

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elenad
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

we were surprise but food from "Restaurant week menu" wasn't good

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erojam
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting. Food was tasty but portions were small. But this was restaurant week. Excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was wonderful. All in my party enjoyed their food. I have had only good experiences at the Kittle House

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Patricia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance. Wonderful food. Service was great! We had such a nice table by the fireplace. Too bad it wasn’t cold out. That would have been nice if the fireplace was lit. Must be really pretty there during Christmas time.

DZ
DanielleZ
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

CKH is such a lovely environment, between the grounds, decor and ambiance. We went there for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week and they offered a nice menu, with something for everyone. Wait staff was MIA most of the meal, however, never coming back to offer refills of our wine and disappeared after the desserts were dropped off. It would have been nice to have been offered coffee or tea. It didn't appear as though they were short-staffed, but they very well could have been, so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.
Recommend for a special night out and for any and all wine lovers, as their cellar is unmatched.

GF
GaryF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad meal at Crabtree Kittlehouse. So, as usual, our meal was excellent. Strangely, though, they brought us our dessert without asking if we wanted coffee.

JC
JamieC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My friend and I very much enjoyed our Hudson Valley Restaurant Week meals - and will return again soon to enjoy the regular menu. It was nice to see the dining room full of happy customers even late at a midweek lunch. The wines by the glass were great. The bread pudding was Amazing!!! This is a jewel of a place tucked in a quiet spot in Chappaqua with an elegant sunny dining room. I will absolutely will return.

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vipRobertP
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Top notch restaurant. Need better parking

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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vipDude
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful meal in the garden. November and yet no need for heaters. Food was fantastic. Overall outstanding!

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MGfromNY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was great, room was attractive although neighboring table was a tad close, service was lacking.

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vipLowKeyFoodie
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went for restaurant week and was not impressed. Food was high average. Beets and branzino was good, bread pudding dry and bland. Hubby had butternut squash soup and chicken, both okay. Friend had gnudi and pork shank both good, vahlrona brownie excellent. Service was disorganized.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious brunch

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ben35dinesout
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A truly outstanding brunch! I hadn't been here for years for brunch but I will definitely be returning. The salmon eggs benedict was very tasty and the desserts were superb. The muffins, however, did not have a lot of flavor. Service was very good even on a busy day.

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Crabtree's Kittle House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 666-8044.

Crabtree's Kittle House is rated 4.5 stars by 2534 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.

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