Crabtree's Kittle House

4.4
2274 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 overn

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ShoaibK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time going here. Great place with great food and staff.

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deborahc
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great...place was empty because we went at an odd time but the place was well set up for social distancing... best Brussels sprouts I ever had...going back soon

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vipBethB
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience with a great Sunday Brunch.

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SLINK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good and i understand the hardships of a restaurant during corona but we had reservations and we were walked outside and it was so cold..the waiter sat us inside but we should have been asked at the start if we wanted to sit outside or not..the tables were marked off with clear shower curtins which was a bit of a turn off.My niece got married there last year and it was wonderful so I guess I had very high expections.

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GabeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Sat outside on a beautiful evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and beautiful patio!

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was very good. The staff was professional and courteous. Restaurant is pricey.

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RosyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First restaurant out in a long long time. Perfect weather, socially distanced seating, great friends, good service and excellent food.

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LynnF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, as was the service. But what was the most impressive to me, as someone who is at triple risk for contracting the corona virus, was their ability to maintain the ambience while providing safety for their patrons. The outside seating was lovely - you had a choice of in the tent as well as outside the tent. But we opted for inside and they had a clear plastic wall dividing all of the tables. I've always been a fan of the Kittle House, but was leary of going at this time, but I would highly recommend it for a high end meal that is safe.

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viplouweezeee
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had an enjoyable outdoor lunch in their very pretty garden.

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RebeccaR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Almost an hour between appetizers and main course. Very little attention paid to our table. For outdoor dining not enough heaters.

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RogerW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

It has been several years since we were at Crabtree's and in spite of some short comings, we had a very nice time and the food, was as I remembered: excellent! My disappointments were in the seating location and the initial service once the problem was resolved. The service did improve by the end of dinner.
We made our reservation for 4:30pm Sunday Oct 4. It was made on Open Table mid Sept. No where on my reservation did it mention outdoor seating nor was I asked about it when I arrived. I was very surprised as we were lend outside to our table. The outdoor dining area is pretty but the ground was very damp and muddy and at 4:30 the sun was going down it it was getting very cold. I next big shock was to find out they had no propane for their heaters. You don't spend this kind of money dine at a cold, muddy cafe. After about 30 minutes, we were finally seated inside (with another apology for forgetting about us). At that point there was only one other table filled inside and I think the staff didn't realize we were they because it took over 20 minutes for someone to finally come by. After that, things improved and we had a very enjoyable meal! I understand the current situation but you don't go to Crabtree's Kittle House for this kind of service, much improvement is needed!

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viphonestfeedback
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here for a birthday.
As always Gustavo and the team were awesome!

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vipJordanaG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was really good. I had the swordfish and it was perfectly cooked and uniform in color. It was delicious.

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goodifsh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I almost always have the lobster dinner. I have seen steak go by and it looks amazing. I also have had osso bucco and it was great.

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vipDrKathy
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner with my friend Penny! I loved the Butternut squash soup followed by their Mediterranean salad with hummus and chicken. My friend Penny loved their apple soup and her meal. Service was A+. We sat outside of the Kittle House in their side garden area and it has a lovely ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The experience would have been good but my main course , an egg plant Parmesan, was served cool. After I sent it back to the kitchen, it took a long time to be served again, by which time my partners meal had been finished.

Sort of ruined the meal.

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Sharye
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely to be back for 16th anniversary dinner. One person had a lot of allergies & the waiters & chef were very accommodating! Being outdoors was lovely. Truly a lovely place to always come back to.

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vipRyuichi
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent. The staff was very helpful and gracious.

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vipBrendaR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was delicious, wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable, setting was beautiful.

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vipCapt
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely outdoor dinner (again) at the Kittle House.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Really disappointing service. Waiter and Somm perhaps were having a bad night but both seemed put off and it took 40 mins to get our drinks. The Somm, shared zero words to guide or inform our selection and of 5 bottles carefully chosen from the menu only one was found. Would love to return but I have a sense that service issues are pervasive given issues identified by other dinners this night. Food good but service triggered everyone in our party.

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vipsweetandsavory
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This is was my first time having brunch at the Kittle House and I made the reservation for 4 people to celebrate my mother's birthday. I felt that the value and price for what was included food and drink wise was great. The food portions and presentation were both great. My mother's Brioche French Toast was incredibly oily, as if it has been deep fried instead of pan seared. Other that everyone else enjoyed our meals. My father and I ordered bellini, but by the time we ordered our second round, it seemed that they had run out of peach nectar and the bellinis were really just champagne. Aside from those small hiccups with the food, I would say it was great.

The service on the other hand was terrible! We sat down at 12:45pm and didn't receive our check until 3:15pm. I enjoy a leisurely brunch but this was way too drawn out and food took very long in between courses. We never knew who our waiter was, as 5 different people came to our table during the course of the meal. No one ever came to check and see how we were doing and we had to constantly flag down a server for missing items; forks, knives, syrup from waffles, water etc.. This was my 3rd time dining here and every time my complaint is the service. If the attention to service was the same as the attention to food, I may have thought better of this experience.

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BarbaraL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were attacked by bees, constantly getting into our drinks. Service was prompt but kept confusing our plates and waiter had to be called every time there was a bee in the drinks. I expected a better selection and quality of muffins, bagels and fruits to be served for the price of the brunch. Bread pudding and brownie were disappointing as well. Sorbet was good.

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vipMarial
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely spot for Sunday Brunch/Lunch
Prize Fixe 4 course meal
Lots of great options.
The service was up to to par with the offerings.
Thank you for a lovely way to spend a beautiful day!

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vipZander
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kittle House is one of my favorite places! The food is amazing with high quality farm-to-table ingredients and an inventive, expansive menu. They've got excellent cocktails and a fantastic wine list. Everyone there is so warm and friendly and makes you feel at home. And they're doing a great job with COVID safety procedures. The tables in the garden are very widely spaced and mask use is strong. Dinner in the garden was a truly perfect night!

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EricG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Too bad the service is so bad as the food is quite good although expensive. At dinner tonight we were summarily ignored. We spent more time waving to get a server's attention then enjoying the meal. During dinner we wanted more water. Nobody ever came over to check on us and we spent way too much time trying to get someone to come over. After the meal our plates were cleared but it took 15 minutes to get someone to take our dessert order and thats only because we spent most of our time trying to get a server. 20 minutes after the dessert order, none was received so we decided to leave without it. I finally had to get up to find a server to ask for the check. Our dessert came before the check! Dreadful experience. Took what could have been an enjoyable experience and really ruined it! Not worth the high price when you consider the service.

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jules
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I haven’t been there in over 10 years and they have really let the place go. The bldg needs some TLC. It was a beautiful night so they set tables out on the back lawn. I do believe we were sitting on top of a septic field. The smell was terrible. The food was ok. I had a lobster with clams and shrimp. Nothing special,very basic . The wine selection needed some help. All and all I wouldn’t rush back!

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MaryG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crabtrees was fabulous. We celebrated my husband’s birthday with a group of 10 of us outside in the beautiful gardens. The food was delicious, service on point. And the wine selection can’t be beat. A welcome night of fun in these challenging times.

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vipRGMD
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Sitting outside at a table on the grass at the bottom of the restaurant was fine as long as the wind did not carry the scent of the garbage directly to your table!!

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suziec
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My college roommates and I have been meeting at this place for brunch for over 15 years now abd we always had a wonderful time, great food, good service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Terribly slow and inattentive service that messed up our order and forgot our birthday cake. Food was fine but nothing exceptional. Outdoor seating was very nice but there are much better restaurants in Northern Westchester to chose from. Unlikely that my family would want to go back.

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JamesV
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience-outside of course...but very well done.
Exc service & food quality!

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GaryF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal at Crabtree Kittlehouse. But HVRW had posted Aug 17-30, 2020 as Time To Dine with special promotions but the restaurant did not know about it. I do NOT blame the restaurant. I blame HVRW Time to Dine.

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Mimi
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They are trying. We will go back, I am sure. It is hard to compare this experience with our previous ones, pre-COVID-19. It was fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is consistently good and the staff is very friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was set up beautifully for outdoor dining. Wait staff was confused and brought other people’s orders to our table. Also brought the wrong desserts too. Everyone tried very hard to please but just wasn’t up to quality for a fine dining experience.

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vipCapt
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Lovely time for dinner in the garden. Food was so good, but took a long time to arrive. Always like to eat here, and is especially nice when we are eating outside instead of inside.

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Danm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Nice for birthday or anniversary - parking on site - friendly staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a wonderful meal at the Kittle House. Having lunch in the beautiful garden was lovely .

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Crabtree's Kittle House is rated 4.4 stars by 2274 OpenTable diners.

Crabtree's Kittle House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.crabtreeskittlehouse.com/gift-cards.

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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