Stissing House

4.8
194 reviews
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French
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.
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SL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So charming and the service was phenomenal. The only restaurant I have found around here that carries Casamigos tequila. Food was seasonal - the morel and asparagus fettuccine was divine! And the gem salad with a shallot vinaigrette and sliced radishes tasted as if it was plucked from a garden that day. I can’t wait to return! Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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PO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Stissing House. The chef is truly outstanding, the place is very warm and attractive wherever you are seated. Cocktails are generous. Staff is always pleasant and attentive. The last time I was there the food was wonderful but the menu was limited because it was a holiday and the prices are rather steep. However, I feel it is well worth it.

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JW
Key West
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As in the past, Chef Michel Jean created a superb dinner for our foursome.

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d
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat

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HV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate in the bar, my favorite room. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. The cocktails made of local bourbon were superb. We shared an appetizer of scrumptious fried wild mushrooms followed be delicious and creative entrees. Just enough room for us to share a rich dark chocolate terrine. Yum!

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming, delicious food, lovely ambience, it is always a delight to dine at Stissing House

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BP
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Ambiance made it warm Nd comfortable.

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

Stissing House is a gem in Northern Dutchess, a true destination restaurant in Pine Plains. The food and service are always a beautiful thing.

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PC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot.
Try their Old Fashioned with Taconic Distillery's Dutchess Private Reserve made 7 miles down the road in Stanfordville, NY

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G
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a cozy atmosphere. We love dining here!

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JM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! The chef/owner came out for a visit and that was very special. Food was incredible and we can’t wait to return.

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HV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good here. The moules frites are outstanding and there are always wonderful specials to choose from in addition to the regular menu. Their specialty cocktails are creative and delicious. All this in a beautiful historic building with friendly and attentive service.

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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, as always! Stissing House is a favorite, and we are so lucky to have it in Pine Plains.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate at the bar because we wanted to be in the main dining room. Met some interesting folks and bartender was awesome! My only suggestion is to eat in main room. We were in a side room and the other tables were at end of their dinner and we would have been eating alone. Will definitely go back and eat at the bar again too!

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AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I have been to the Stissing House several times. This time my food came out cold, all of it, and overcooked and tasteless. My husband's dinner was overcooked. I don't like to complain so I quietly shared my experience with the wait staff. I did not send it back. Just ate half of it. The waitress was very apologetic. The chef came out and was irritated. Really!! I am not the problem, dear chef. your meal was underwhelming. I like the restaurant and the people there. But for a great chef every meal should be memorable for the right reasons.

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

All I have to say is I ordered the "Organic Poussin :: young chicken with garlic, lemon and natural jus" for $30 and what showed up on my plate was (2) pieces of barely seasoned chicken wings, an entire plate of fries, and an edamame / pea combination.

It belonged on the kids menu and not worth $30. That's a decently priced entree and for what I received that wasn't okay.

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HJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husbands birthday. Delicious food and excellent service

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Stissing House was excellent. My wife and I went for Valentine's Day. They had a wonderful menu and the food was spectacular. I especially recommend their onion soup....worth the trip just for that!

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious, the portion sizes were large and splitting the fried wild mushrooms made for the perfect appetizer. The service was great and they let us keep our copy of the special Valentine's day menu.

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4
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef is amazing

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Very good cocktails and an amazing fried mushroom appetizer. Sadly, my wild boar entree was a bit dry and uninspired with boring penne on the side. Still recommend this place. Lovely atmosphere and previous experience has been very good.

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SM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This is a gorgeous spot and clearly a lot of love has gone into both the setting and the menu. We had oysters which were some of the freshest we've ever tasted, as well as beef short ribs and a Vietnamese style burger (in the hopes that something from the specials might represent the kitchen's experimentation). The short ribs were perfect - tasty, tender and beautifully presented. The Vietnamese burger was dry, tasteless, and piled with so many fries it seemed as though the burger was the side. It was literally like the two mains came from two different restaurants. The staff were friendly and the level of service was polished. We will probably be back again but will stick to the classics.

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J
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

French Onion Soup was spectacular. Had the special fish of the night, Monkfish and wow. Was very delicious.

I can’t wait to go back and bring family and friends.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience. Will def come back!

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B
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food was excellent, service was very attentive and the place was splendid in its holiday decor. Only drawback was we were too stuffed for dessert.

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E
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious. The waitstaff know the menu and can make excellent wine suggestions.
The chef-owner adds to the ambience not only with his superior cooking but with his welcoming attitude.
I live 20 miles from the restaurant but the trip is well worth it. Never disappointed.
I'd recommend Stissing House to anyone who loves a great dining experience

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p
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food & service in stylish rustic old inn/tavern setting.

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KH
Salt Lake City
33 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

An 18th century building restored beautifully. Servers were friendly and efficient in a very busy dining room. The Margherita pizza was delicious, as was the hanger steak. The fish was a bit bland for my tastes, but expertly prepared.

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Foggy roads on a Sunday evening in the winter meant we pretty much had the place to ourselves; it is probably much more crowded other times of the year.
Food (short ribs for my companion and lamb burger for me) was great and server was very attentive and friendly. Not inexpensive, but we knew that going in. Looks like they have a lot of spaces for private functions.

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SG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stissing House never disappoints! Food is great, service is polite and attentive and sitting next to the fireplace can't be beat!

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PT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and comfortable, excellent, simple food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family in from SC.

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E
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious and creative menu.
Friend. Comfortable

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H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal; we always look forward to seasonal specials.

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JK
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly wonderful meal, in a lovely setting, with very good service.

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WH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places great food atmosphere and people

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal in a historic place. Felt welcomed and taken care of the moment we walked in. Really nice family owned vibe.

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SA
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice Brunch with my parents, first time in the area where I recently moved. Beautifully restored tavern, wide pine floors and great atmosphere there. FOOD and coffee excellent, I would recommend to anyone to visit this local gem.
Nice oak bar and great selection of drink offerings.

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SB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a comfortable setting. Great, personable service that was able to accommodate multiple food allergies.

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