About Stissing House

Michel and Patricia Jean, owners of Stissing House, bring decades of noted culinary experience, including Provence in New York City, to their restaurant in the Hudson River Valley.
The Jeans came to Dutchess County, NY where they discovered The Stissing House, an historic 1782 tavern, after an almost 20-year run at their New York City restaurant Provence. One of America’s oldest and longest-operating restaurants, The Stissing House features a wood-burning oven and grill sizzling with Michel’s Provençal-inspired cuisine. With a more sophisticated décor but period details intact, The Stissing House has become a landmark culinary destination. The food: simple, delicious, robust and compelling Provençal cuisine. In every meal: seasonal, locally-sourced, organic grass-fed beef, poultry and vegetables.The vintage tavern room features a special cocktail menu drawing locals and visitors alike to eat, drink and socialize at the bar or the tables. Available for private parties as well.

7801 South Main Street
Pine Plains, NY 12567
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French / American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Church

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 398-8800

Website:
http://www.stissinghouse.com/

Entertainment:
We offer live entertainment 4-5 times a year when we"re moved to do so by some rocking talent. No cover charge upstairs in our beautiful 19th century ballroom. Check our website or Facebook page for times and dates.

Catering:
Off-site catering is available

Parking Details:
Gravel parking lot right off entrance. adequate room for up to 60 cars.

Executive Chef:
Michel Jean

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Stissing House Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.6

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4.7

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4.2

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90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (11)
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Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fun (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
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Creative Cuisine (1)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

We are regulars at the Stissing House. They never fail to satisfy. Food quality and selection is impeccable, and the service is always polite and attentive.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First time we've been there in about 10 years and we were kind of disappointed with the food. My husband was served undercooked chicken and less-than-tasty French onion soup. The other three of us had better outcomes, but thought it should be a 4 out of 4 restaurant, considering the prices for this area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Enjoy Stissing House for its country charm and diverse menu. Pine Plains is a bit of a drive but Stissing is unique offering a variety of dining rooms making it especially attractive weather dining alone or with a private night out with friends. The food, prepared by a French chef is not strictly French but his culinary skill is on display.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always good food and great service, one of our favorite places to eat.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We dine at the Stissing house frequently. We were seated in a weird location that did not add tot he dining experience. Overall, the food is delightful and still a favorite place to eat.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful as always!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fine dining in cozy country setting. Lively tap room as well as small dining rooms and rooms for small private parties. The menu offers an array of food, entres as varied as burgers to gourmet preparation of fish, chicken and steaks. The food is as appatizing as the setting. A great place for friends to meet in a small private dining room or the buz of the tap room make this restaurant a memorable evening out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were on a girl's weekend, and this was our only dinner in a restaurant. What a pleasant surprise to find this gem of a dining experience. The flash fried mushrooms were a hit!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

One of my very favorite restaurants all around.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in a charming setting with
superb food and a happy helpful staff and great
ambiance. We are there often!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Organic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Have eaten here many times. This was the best. Service, food, ambiance in the grill room, and noise level we're excellent.
Four diners , four distinct dinners, all superb.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was a total find! The chef is inventive and the food is simple but very delicious

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

I had been sick but we had promised to take our 13 yr. old grand daughter there. She loves it but lives in CA. I notified the maitre'd who told the chef I could only eat the plainest possible thing. He made a beautiful little cake of perfectly cooked Quinoa, no oil or butter and presented it with a little tomato rose. So kind to take that trouble! And it was actually delicious in a very plain way. This is an example of really good service from chef to server to maitre'd.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This is a beautiful old inn/restaurant. Since it was a nice summer evening, we ate on the front porch, which looks out on the main street of quaint Pine Plains. The town is straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. We ordered small dishes: crab cakes, wild mushrooms and mussels along with a glass of wine and local beer. Everything was delicious, and the small-size mussels were very fresh (a freshness hard to find in upstate New York, far from the water). Stissing also serves steak, pork and fish, etc., with daily specials. I like the fact that a lot of their food is locally sourced. Take note: they don't serve lunch during summer but will serve it again starting in the fall.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great atmosphere but food was just ok

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. Delicious, fresh salads and fish. We had a lovely meal, delicious wine, and a wonderful experience. It is fortunate that we have such a fine French restaurant here in Pine Plains.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Aside from the grumpy hostess who was pretty rude when we asked to change tables to the main room (that had plenty tables available), we had another nice evening at Stissing House. Food was solid and table service was pleasant and attentive.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

After ordering a salad as my dinner, I received a very small amount of greens, a few beet slices and pea-sized pieces of goat cheese. The salad was listed under "Salads", apart from appetizers, but the server said it was an "appetizer salad" and I would have had to specify a dinner salad if I wanted it larger. How would I know that? For $14 it was completely overpriced! Fortunately the company I was with made up for the lack of food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Was let down by the food quality at this old and charming room. My steak was over cooked and replaced by one with so much gristle it was inedible. No effort was made to remove from bill. Wine list decent and well priced. Limited great options for vegetarians. Great whipped potatoes and fries!
Fine night out but one should except more of a pub meal than fine dining

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

High recommendation. Always love the food and welcoming service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We stop here often. Service is second to none in Dutchess County. Food always good and Chef highly visible and genuine. This should be on everyone's rotation. The waitresses here are polite and knowledgeable and do a great job.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We had dined with friends and family well over 10 years ago. We liked it then, but the current owners have taken it to the next level. They've found the perfect blend of Provençal dishes and local ingredients. Bravo!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great time, wondeful food and service will go again and again

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Good service. Pleasant waitstaff. Very good food. Noise level not at all disturbing, or distracting.
Good conversation with chef/proprietor. My friend and I were left to talk past closing time. Bartender generous with his drinks. The Cape Cod oysters were fresh and crisp. A pleasant time was had by all.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Excellent service and atmosphere. Menu was filled with delectable choices - it was hard to pick a meal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Stissing House is wonderful: elegantly-prepared yet approachable food that changes seasonally. Good service and lovely ambience. They are also very chilled out about us bringing our toddler and the high chair is always ready and waiting at the table when we make a reservation. Great, local restaurant, it's always such a treat to go!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Excellent as always. Great staff, owners and delicious French-style cuisine.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, People Watching, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food was delicious and memorable. We were with a chef and two other industry professionals and they were impressed.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

One of our local favorites in Dutchess County. The owners/chef are the loveliest people. Food is superb!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Casual, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Always a lovely dinner. One of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Montreal)·Dined on April 13, 2017

While searching for a stop as we drove through the Taconic, we happened to ring this one on open table.... A diamond in the rough. former chef of Provence in Soho, find homy quality comfort food with quality ingredients in the middle of Dutchess County. One of the Oldest restaurant in the country, 1789, can't make that up! Decent wine list (I mean, you get a good bottle for 90$ that would cost you 150$ in NYC). Warm welcome, true attention to details, family style. A great find that deserves to be know. If they were a burger place, they would serve you the best homemade burger... What I mean is country cooking at its best, makes you feel at a sophisticated home... The best of America and Europe under one roof.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

It is an old inn and the interior is gorgeous!!! Many seperate little rooms for dining. The food was wonderful duck confit and hanger steak that melts in your mouth. I had a dessert that I have seen before floating island which was poached egg sites in an English cream with pistachios and splash of Grand Mariner. Service was excellent Caitlyn .

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

The Stissing House is a classic -- from the chef to the waitstaff and creative bartender -- everyone seems committed to delivering a warm and satisfying experience. Whether we are going for a casual dinner or a special occasion, they never disappoint. The menu offers something for everyone. It's our go-to place for a Friday night dinner, Mother's Day brunch or birthday. Sitting at the bar and eating is just as satisfying as spreading out in one of the historic dining rooms.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Most excellent spot for dining for any occasion. Food is always the best and there are a lot of menu selections !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Love Stissing House, new to the area, and enjoying your restaurant, chef's appearance gives a personal touch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Always consistently great - fantastic menu and good people. A treasure

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Organic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Our favorite place to eat in Dutchess County!
Great food. Casual. Cozy. Easy. Great chef/owners. We always fell welcome.
We count on it.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Seasonal, Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Truly Excellent service and lovely atmosphere. Very attentive staff. Only had soup, so can't comment on the rest of the menu, but the soup was good.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

I just love everything about Stissing House. From the simple but delicious lamb burger, to the more complex French dishes Chef Michel creates as part of his daily specials.
Wonderfully warm and welcoming setting. Dinner for two or a party of 20 they're very accommodating, even without a reservation.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Food was great although dessert was only OK. Tables a little too close together. Bench seat was worn out so avoid the tables with a bench.

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