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About The Artist's Palate

Installed in a building once occupied by a Golden Era clothing store, M. Schwartz, The Artist’s Palate restaurant has brought back life to Main Street in Poughkeepsie. Designers have reworked the interior space of the 70-seat dining room to combine cosmopolitan elegance with an edgy industrial accent. Like the décor, the menu showcases innovation: An extensive array of wines, handcrafted beers and unique cocktails complement our revolving seasonal menu. The lunch menu is available for delivery within the city from 11am-2:30pm.

As its name suggests, The Artist’s Palate treats food as art, introducing new flavor combinations to local and regional diners. What is more, the restaurant gallery is committed to showcasing the best of up-and-coming local artists in a revolving exhibition. When it opened in 2006, the restaurant was quickly lauded by local and regional restaurant critics and discerning diners. The Artist’s Palate has fast become a Dutchess County institution.

307 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2.30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
Halfway between Market to the West and Academy to the East

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(845) 483-8074

Website:
http://theartistspalate.biz/

Catering:
The Artist's Palate can handle events on and off premise for groups of any size. Please contact Charles Fells for any additional information and to schedule an appointment.

Parking Details:
There is metered parking till 6pm on street as well there is a public lot @ 11 Garden Street. Additionally there is a parking garage located on Market Street.

Public Transit:
Last stop on the Metro North Line from Grand Central

Executive Chef:
Megan Kulpa-Fells

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Artist's Palate Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Romantic (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Casual (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Healthy (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
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Authentic (3)
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Vegan (3)
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Comfort Food (2)
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Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

service was great.
The food, almost all of it was excessively salty!, need to lay off the salt shaker!
otherwise lovely.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Creative preparation of all courses. Good service and ambiance! Outstanding restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a good dinner in this attractive, inviting restaurant. Our server explained menu items carefully, answered our questions and seemed genuinely interested in our thoughts on the food. Our chacuterie plate was delicious, as was my branzino. Nice dinner in a lovely spot!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Best meal I’ve had in ages. Wish it were closer. Loved the cider mussels, duck breast (pictured), pork and pumpkin stew, scallops, mushroom risotto, salads.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

New chef and new menu! Breaded chicken wings with Buttermilk dipping sauce and kale salad with pistachio dressing were great. Pork and pumpkin stew was also a great surprise. Something different and completely wonderful-spicy, crunchy pipitos, and hearty. We will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We went as a gift from some friends. We were very impressed with the courteous service, creative menu, and high quality food. The ambiance was very comfortable and relaxed.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was perfect.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good food. Very creative presentations. Service was friendly and on-point. Noise gets to be a bit much, but I could still converse with my table. It was very warm in the restaurant, almost too warm. I would go back. Absolutely.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We’ve been to The Artist’s Palate several times for dinner. The food, wine, and service is always excellent! We love to support local business and this is one of our favorite. We will definitely be back.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a party of 8 celebrating 3 birthdays. I emailed ahead, called the night before and thirdly, asked the waitress for candles in our dessert. Despite all the planning, it didn't happen, so that was the disappointment of the night. The food was good though.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was great. For appetizer we had the mussels - absolutely the best I have ever tasted. Then for entrees The scallops were cooked to perfection and the chicken was very flavorful. Will definitely go back again!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Did not disappoint. Sophisticated menu, delicious vegetarian option, attentive device, and delicious wine pairing.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The Artist Palate is just amazing. You have great service and the most incredible preparation of food you have ever had. I wanted to marry the chefs!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Put more wine in the glass. Too expensive. Food good. Waiter good.

Tags: Vegan, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Fabulous find in downtown Poughkeepsie. Wonderful service and ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was excellent
The only issue was the location. Had to park in the municipal lot. Did not feel safe walking to and from the restaurant to my car. Many vagrants walking the streets.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

this was our second visit and did not disappoint...

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were over an hour late for our reservation, but the hostess welcomed us, conferred with other staff, and cleared and set a table for us as quickly as they could. The food was delicious and ample; in fact, the meat & cheese appetizer we shared was SO ample we couldn’t finish our entrees. I ordered the duck, cooked perfectly, with a crispy skin and juicy interior. I took the waiter’s wine recommendation (Rioja) and I’m glad I did. The service was impeccable.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food at this restaurant is always superb. I’ve only been here twice, but the flavors that these dishes are infused with are truly extraordinary. It is always a joy to dine at this restaurant because I am always impressed with uniqueness of the cuisine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great service, outstanding and on point. Food was delicious, current and farm fresh, each of us in a party of four tried different items from the menu; all were very pleased with presentation , flavors, and selection. Highly recommend for dinner. We’ve been several times, always very pleased and will definitely recommend to others. Changing menu based on seasonal options are keeps each visit to the restaurant fresh.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We arrived to a beautifully decorated space and were seated. Our waiter was quick to arrive and very attentive showing a great knowledge of the menu and individual ingredients. When asked for a recommendation, he quickly had an answer and suggested a fantastic dish. Food was beautifully presented, keeping true to the business name, and the only thing better than the look, was the taste. We had a fantastic experience and will definitely be back to sample more of what this place has to offer.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our Birthday
meal. We were 5, all foodies and we own a restaurant ourselves so are highly critical when we go out. Food was delicious and between us we had most things on the menu.
Only problem was the noise - designers clearly had no concept of acoustics. This can easily be fixed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Pork tenderloin my wife had was very good. Scallops on toasted Brussels sprouts and whipped sweet potatoes was not so hot. Only 3 scallops and way, way too sweet. Bad combo, unappetizing. Good reasonably priced red Spanish wine.

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

Food was excellent. Service was great. Wine and beer options were perfect.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Casual, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The best seared scallops we have ever had. Our waiter was attentive & helped us chose a fabulous wine. Never disappoints.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Waterford)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our group was visiting Poughkeepsie, NY for the day and discovered The Artist's Palate after viewing their menu on the website. We were all delighted with our lunches - creativity and variety in the menu was excellent, and each dish was artfully prepared. Delicious!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I went to the Artist's Palate on a wednesday afternoon for a coworker's birthday. To be fair, our party of 3 was 7 minutes late for our reservation, but I don't think it mattered too much. There was one server for the entire dining room and host station. He seemed to be stretched a bit thin for the 8 tables of 2-4 during our visit. It took about 15 minutes for our order to be taken, and then about 40 minutes after that to get our food. I had the Thai chicken wrap which was tasty, one had the lobster mac and cheese, and the other had a ricotta dumpling special. We all agreed we liked our meals, and because we did not need to hurry back to work, we ordered dessert. That was the best part in all our opinions. We ordered and shared the creme brulee, lemon pound cake and the mascarpone ice crean- the latter was our hands down favorite.

All in all, we had a pleasant meal, but the lack of service was very noticeable, to the point where it was slightly detrimental to our experience. If you're not in a rush, I may suggest trying the Artist's Palate, only if the menu interests you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

On a trip to Mid Hudson region, we had dinner here and found the food to be beautifully presented, delicious and excellent quality food. Two days later, I am still thinking about it! It is aptly named!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

While the restaurant had quality good food and service, something about the place is quite not there yet. We couldn’t place the feeling. Was it meant to be High Class? Pretentious? Neighborhood? Yes, the restaurant is on the expensive side (dinner for two was over $100). The food and service didn’t match the environment. As for the food, it was good, but it didn’t scream “Hell Yeah”. It reminded me of a restaurant that just opened and wants to be the next “hot spot”, but it doesn’t know how to get there or stay there.

However, if you are looking for a nice place to go on a date, it would be a good spot. However, it isn’t a romantic location with dim lighting, it’s more of a first date get to know you kind of place.

Again, Service good, Food good, just something is off or out of sorts…

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Always delicious and fresh! They never dissapoint us. I love coming here for date lunch and dinner with my husband.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food was over-priced, super oily and overly salty. The service was hurried and extremely rude.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Everything was delicious and the atmosphere was very nice. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. We enjoyed our dinner very much!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

In a word....Amazing! Really enjoyed our dinner. Hope to return one day soon.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Artist's Palate catered a dinner for my Vassar reunion a year ago, and when I was back in Poughkeepsie recently, I booked a table for dinner. My meal was extraordinary -- duck breast, with a garnish of sauteed eggplant (tiny cubes), locally sourced sour cherries (yum), and mint -- over a light smear of yogurt that yielded a lovely creamy sauce with the duck jus and a delightfully fresh combination of flavors. Creme brûlée for dessert, with a touch of orange that reminded me of the original Cambridge version, was a perfect cap to the meal. The service was excellent, and the wine list. appropriate to the menu. Look for parking on Main Street if possible.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

As always, cudos to all at TAP for a wonderful experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Cocktails: I had a manhattan. Best I have had in a long time. Loved the bartender's using local sour cherries instead of a Maraschino cherry.
Rating: 5

Appetizers: I had the Artist's Plate. The selections of cured meats & olives were boring--they all tasted the same. Rating: 2. My husband had the Ahi tuna appetizer 4.
Rating: 3

Entrees: I had the duck breast and he had the rack of lamb. My duck breast was cooked in the Magret fashion and was the best I have had outside of SW France. Hudson Valley ducks don't have as beefy a taste as France's Moulard ducks and their breasts aren't as large. The chef chose to use a local product and prepared it perfectly. I appreciated the chef using fried potato more as a garnish. Liked the sour cherries. I rate the duck 5. My husband rates his rack of lamb a 4 because it was not as juicy as some he has had.
Rating: 4.5

Dessert: Both had the Creme Brulee. Good, but nothing special. Could not taste the Grand Marnier.
Rating: 3

Wine: I found the wine list rather limited unless you are prepared to pay $60+ for a bottle. I did appreciate the inclusion of half-bottles, which few restaurants do. We got the 2007 Spanish Syrah. It was excellent. My husband said several times how much he liked it. At $42, it was a relative bargain.
Wine Rating: 5

My overall food rating equally weights all parts of the meal.
Overall Food Rating: 4.1, rounded to 4

Service:
We were over 20 minutes early because there was no traffic on the Mid-Hudson bridge. The host asked to wait while our table was cleared, but it was a very short wait because he found us another table. The host also pitched in and served two items.
Host Rating: 4

Our server was good. No slip ups on our orders. She even showed up to pour our wine--something that was expected, but has become exceptionally rare. She also refreshed our water and brought us a larger bottle without our asking.
Server Rating: 5

Overall Service Rating: 4.5

Overall Rating: 4.25, rounded down to 4.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent food & excellent service mad for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Everything about this meal was delicious. Just around the corner from Vassar College, a great place for dinning after a full day of activities for family weekend at Vassar. All of our dishes from drinks to appetizers to salads to main entree to dessert was delicious and perfectly cooked. Portions were just right. Look forward to returning during our next visit.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Organic
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

I was visiting the Poughkeepsie area with my father. We hadn't thought to book at one of the Culinary Institute's restaurants months in advance and couldn't get a reservation at a decent time. I read a review of The Artist's Palate that the chef was a graduate of the Culinary Institute and that the food was good. We decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. Apparently, the former chef is no longer there, but the current chef is quite talented. My father had the grilled rack of lamb and couldn't stop raving about it. I felt equally as delighted with my scallops dish. The server was attentive, but not intrusive. I would definitely recommend The Artist's Palate and I would definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

You should have more vegan options.

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