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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.
Pine Plains, NY 12567
French, Contemporary French / American, Italian
Hours of Operation:
Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Off-site catering is available
Gravel parking lot right off entrance. adequate room for up to 60 cars.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 $14 it was completely overpriced! Fortunately the company I was with made up for the lack of food.
Was let down by the food quality at this old and charming room. My steak was over cooked and replaced by one with so much gristle it was inedible. No effort was made to remove from bill. Wine list decent and well priced. Limited great options for vegetarians. Great whipped potatoes and fries!
Fine night out but one should except more of a pub meal than fine dining
Our food was terrible. We ordered lamb, how difficult is it to prepare rack of lamb? It tasted terrible. When we complained, the chef/owner came out and argued with us. It is a beautiful atmosphere, but the culinary experience does not compare to the aesthetics.
Good service. Pleasant waitstaff. Very good food. Noise level not at all disturbing, or distracting.
Good conversation with chef/proprietor. My friend and I were left to talk past closing time. Bartender generous with his drinks. The Cape Cod oysters were fresh and crisp. A pleasant time was had by all.
Stissing House is wonderful: elegantly-prepared yet approachable food that changes seasonally. Good service and lovely ambience. They are also very chilled out about us bringing our toddler and the high chair is always ready and waiting at the table when we make a reservation. Great, local restaurant, it's always such a treat to go!
While searching for a stop as we drove through the Taconic, we happened to ring this one on open table.... A diamond in the rough. former chef of Provence in Soho, find homy quality comfort food with quality ingredients in the middle of Dutchess County. One of the Oldest restaurant in the country, 1789, can't make that up! Decent wine list (I mean, you get a good bottle for 90$ 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.
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 .
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.
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