Crabtree's Kittle House

4.4
2316 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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Starting Feb 14, 2021

Join us for an unforgettable Valentine's Day meal! 4 course prix fixe (price coming soon). Enjoy wine selections from our world-famous cellar, or a special Valentine cocktail. Option of either our fully sanitized, seating-capacity-limited indoor or outdoor spaces, or take it To-Go (drinks too)!

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vipCindyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful historic inn that offers a great 4 course table served brunch + brunch cocktails for a reasonable cost. Lobster bisque is delicious, the entrees range from breakfast to lunch choices. Had the salmon, mimosas & pecan pie. Service was very good.

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FrankR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It's always a pleasure going there. Our last visit was for brunch and the kitchen was a tad overwhelmed so we had to wait some time between our first course and our main course... but the staff was very attentive otherwise.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service.

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with COVID, we had a wonderful dining experience. Service was excellent as well as the food.

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on January 10, 2021

Thank you so much!

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vipSokhaH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really great time at your restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere was amazing! Our waiters were very attentive. Thank you again for the awesome hospitality!

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on January 10, 2021

Thank YOU - much appreciated!

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PatriciaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We can always rely on Crabtree Kittle House for excellent food with a wonderful presentation. They have adapted well to the Covid crisis, offering outdoor seating in a heated, open-air tent. New Years Eve dinner was an excellent prix-fixe option.

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on January 10, 2021

Thank you for your feedback

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Year’s Eve

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on January 10, 2021

Thank you for joining us!

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dillqueens31
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good and menu had a lot of variety. Very satisfying.

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on January 10, 2021

Thank you for your feedback

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got married there 12/30/17 and make it a tradition to celebrate every year. We love the food, people and service.

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on January 10, 2021

Thank you so much! Happy Anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy cabin room we sat in, food was delish.

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on January 10, 2021

Thank you so much!

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EllenK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Beautiful place. Unfortunately the staff doesn't care. The hostess was VERY snippy. They wanted to seat us in the "dungeon" downstairs which was cold, and had virtually no ambience for Christmas Eve. We did get re-seated upstairs, but the wait staff there paid no mind to the customers. Food was delicious, but expect inferior service.

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Nandy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner in Christmas Eve in tent. Excellent service lovely ambiance food perfection.

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JeanneC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and all safety protocols in place.

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RichardS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service as always. One of the few restaurants that never disappoints. Looking forward to the day KH is fully open again. We did get a laugh out of seeing shower curtains between tables.

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Siverhead
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was great especially the food little disappointing about the lack of decoration on the inside things are stoic enough with Covid a few more decorations could help it’s the holidays 🎉

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on December 19, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We have lights, wreaths, garland, small decorative trees, snowflake decor in the windows, both a creche and menorah, and a Christmas tree in the lobby, so I'm not sure what else we could add - but I will mention it to Mr. Crabtree and the management team and see what we can do! We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

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vipSandynyr
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here for my husband’s birthday. Food, drinks and service were perfect! Can’t wait to return!

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on December 7, 2020

Thank you -- much appreciated! Happy Birthday again to Cliff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious thanksgiving dinner. Felt that great attention was paid to social distancing felt very safe

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on December 7, 2020

Thank you very much! We have been consistently striving for the safest experience, so we appreciate your comments!

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billeats2014
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb dinner. Social distancing and masks made us feel safe. Service was wonderful. Food was delicious and we had splendid leftovers to take home. Highly recommend!

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on December 7, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words! Thanksgiving was a bit different to say the least --but we are grateful for the support and recommendation!

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Shantie
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Beautiful venue with extraordinary service. Recommend the cheese board, kale salad and Branzino. The vegetarian options were good not great. Love the round tables and the service was truly exceptional. Perhaps next time I'll try the B&B and spend the night.

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on December 7, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We'd love to have you stay - please reach out if you have any questions!

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Food4thought
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on December 7, 2020

Thank you!

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TayanYc2
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

We recently went for HVRW 2020 and had the slow roasted pork shank. One word, bland. At first bite, I can note the taint taste of bore. The chef could have sampled the dish and would tell that it needed salt at least. I could not enjoy it as is and had to take it to-go to add some herbs and spices to the dish. It would have been nice to be offered fresh pepper like the table near me but alas I was not and the food and my experience suffered. I did share my distaste with the hostess when leaving and she went and got the manager. I told him that the good was bland and was told that is how the chef does it and "thank you for your feedback". That was it. That was sad.

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vipKayla
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on a chilly night. It felt as if stars (the lights) were above us. The heater was great. The lobster bisque and our pasta dish were delicious and warmed us up with a bottle of great red wine. Thank you Crabtree Kittle for another perfect night.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my husband! Had an excellent meal as usual! Staff is courteous and attentive as always. Loved the oysters and sushi pizza!!

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vipAmaki50
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Dining indoors during Covid at The Kittle House seemed like a good way to support a local restaurant, and they did a good job of distancing tables and online menus. I have eaten here happily many times over the years; however, this time did not live up to those meals. Maybe there was a different chef, or more difficult to keep fresh ingredients during these difficult times. My Ceasar salad was good enough, nothing to write home about. But, the swordfish I ordered (for a paltry $34 or so) tasted little like it's the namesake. It was dry and lacked flavor, and I barely ate half of it.
I'm going to chalk this up to the pandemic, but other local spots are doing a better job.

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vipJMC90
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I stayed at the inn for his birthday and had a lovely time. We drank a delicious old wine at a very reasonable price! The butternut squash soup and pumpkin gnocchi were both perfect. Highly recommend.

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vipknickfan
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

perhaps its because of covid but the food quality has gotten worse .My usual excellent lobster roll was salty and had more tomatoes then lobster

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vipbarbaraa
New York Area
159 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tried to dine outside, and, despite their best efforts, was way too cold. Inside was not crowded, so worked out.

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NormanM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the HVRW menu. Was an incredible deal to eat here.

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CindyB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, great food & good service. Will definitely go back again.

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PennyH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful meal at the Kittle House. We were celebrating a birthday and it was nice to get out to dinner. We ate outside under the tent. Two sides were open so we felt there was plenty of ventilation. It was a tad cold as they don't have a great number of heaters and our table did not have one. We couldn't have asked for nicer waiters, bus boys etc. We had 1 vegan and two GF of the 5 of us. It was easy and they were well versed in the lingo. Everyone enjoyed their entrees and appetizers. A small cake was brought out at the end with a candle. Would do it again. A memorable, fun night made better by the delicious food and wonderful staff.

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vipMelchum
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always one of our favorite restaurants.

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CharlesB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Restaurant Week Menu was quite good and all four of us were more than pleased with the entire evening!

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MaryAnnB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week. It wasn’t crowded; tables were socially distanced. I love the Crabtree cat that seems to greet you at the door. Very cozy restaurant; sat in the bar area which was perfect. I’m sure that whenever the fireplace is burning( wasn’t that night) it would add to the ambiance.
I had the pumpkin gnocchi which was delicious as was the lobster bisque. Try the pork shank for dinner and Kittle cat crunch for dessert. Service was excellent and we’ll be back!

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EmiliaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We arrived for lunch at 1:30 and were placed in the bar area, even though in the reservation I requested the dining room. They did have outdoor seating, but it was raining outside. The bar area is dark and gloomy and we were the only ones sitting there. We were celebrating and it was not very festive. We had been there many times before and had always been impressed by the service and the food, but they must have been short staffed, the waiters/manager that we were accustomed to were not working and you could tell the difference. The food was not as impressive as I remembered and we left feeling dissapointed in our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

We went during Hudson Valley restaurant week and there was not enough staff. The waiter only came to our table twice and he lost out on us ordering more wine because our entree showed up before he got back to us around dessert time. The soups and desserts were delicious the entrees were mediocre. Since you are in a tent without heat it was not the most romantic ambience.

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GreggN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a beautiful warm fall afternoon, we were able to dine outside in the garden area. Food, wine and service were all top notch. One of our favorite places.

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JandA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had lunch there in what might have been the last day of "summer" (72 degrees on 11/10). There were something like 24 tables set outside in the garden - all very nicely spaced. Service was attentive. The food and drinks were wonderful. No complaints whatsoever.

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Allo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

While the food was very good the service was poor. The waiters kept apologising for the delay which was apparently in the kitchen. It took about 40 minutes to get our main course. The surprising part is that whilst the waiters were very apologetic no one from management had the courtesy to come and explain the delay. We have been to Crabtree Kittle House several times before and have been extremely satisfied but this time.......

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Alberts14
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything we ate was delicious. Wait staff kept answering our menu questions with “I don’t know, let me check.” Very unusual for such a fine restaurant.
Other than that we really had no complaints and would recommend for the quality & taste of their food.

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MCST
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The ambiance was certainly not consistent with the price of the food. The food was good but not great for the price. I wouldn't go back as it did not live up to its reputation.

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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 4.4 stars by 2316 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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