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The Artist's Palate

4.8
459 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2.30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
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Phone number
(845) 483-8074
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Megan Kulpa-Fells
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Halfway between Market to the West and Academy to the East
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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.
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Public transit
Last stop on the Metro North Line from Grand Central
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
What 459 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
service
4.7
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

From what we’d heard about the place, we expected something very special. Something extraordinary is what we had. Sweet, funny, warm server took good care of us, but didn’t hover overmuch. Terrific appetizer of a marinated mushroom variety with goat cheese on toast. We are foodies. My wife and kids and I spend a lot of time thinking about, and preparing good food. The Artist’s Palate will quickly put you in your place if you think you’re hot stuff in the kitchen. These guys know food and especially the subtleties that make great food great.

My pork tenderloin was the best I’ve ever had. My wife said the same of her swordfish over sepia-colored rice. My 18-year old son thought his scallops the best he’d ever had, but, “What, just three?”, was his only negative. You cannot give an athletic teenager his favorite seafood in such a small serving. But, it’s a trendy place and smaller servings are the order of the day.

The wine list was excellent. The gin and tonic opener was made by a strong hand...perfect. Dessert was only excellent. The place is simple in appearance, with clean contemporary lines, crisp waiters, friendly. Damn, I wish it weren’t three hours from home.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Fun, semi-casual place to dine. Good food, good drinks.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We had a large party of 14 and our table was set up beautifully in the center of the restaurant. All of the dishes were masterfully prepared and delicious. I had scallops with sweet potato purée with brussel sprouts, there is a large beer and wine selection. Very supportive and attentive staff. Thank You Artist Palette for treating our party so well!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Server Jackie is one of the best I have ever experienced!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great menu, service, drinks and food! My favorite restaurant in Hudson Valley!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The salmon was the best I ever had. Combined with the creamed potatoes and perfectly steamed spinach, this dish was beyond delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The Artist's Palate has upped their game from excellent to perfect. From welcome through dessert, the staff were attentive, prompt but not overweening. Drinks and wine were fairly priced and well made. We tasted each others appetizers of beet salad with avocado and potato/buttermilk soup. Each was a new and refreshing change and delicious. we then tasted each others main course of perfectly cooked scallops and swordfish. We could not finish dessert, which we took home for enjoyment later. Always a favorite, we now rank the AP the best in the Hudson Valley-Rockland to Rhinebeck division.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Good food and very nice ambiance. Very much liked the kale salad and Apple fritters.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Score another win for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week! Rarely do we travel an hour to dine but this one sounded well worth it and we were not disappointed. It's a sort of mixed neighborhood in downtown Poughkeepsie but obviously one that's rapidly being gentrified. Front of restaurant is undistinguished but once you open the door you're in for a visual treat. The atmosphere is casual elegance at its best with exposed brick (accented by a very clever band of backlit unframed mirrors), cozy tables and a well-stocked bar. Wait staff were pleasant and attentive and very knowledgable about the menu. We began with buttermilk potato soup for me and kale salad for my wife and we both heralded them as the best we've ever had (these alone will be enough to bring us back). For an entree I had the Skip To My Roo, lovely medallions of kangaroo that were cooked perfectly and were tender and delicious, and my wife had the equally delicious salmon. For dessert we had the apple fritters and chocolate mousse and both were outstanding. We'll definitely be back, probably for the 6-course chef's selection so many have praised.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Our server, Michael, was fantastic! He was incredibly knowledgeable about the wine list and how the food was prepared. As a bonus, he was able to tell us quite a bit about a local artist that was showing a piece at the restaurant. Very enjoyable!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Overall a great experience. Food was fantastic and the service was very good. I had the kangaroo entrée, a special for restaurant week, and it was out of this world !

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The cauliflower was to die for, and I'm usually not a fan. Everything was delicious, the lobster mac and cheese is our family favorite.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Artist Palate provided first class food and service. Preparation, presentation and quality was superb. I highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion or just a nice meal out. Enjoy

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Had dinner during restaurant week. The beet salad was delicious—nicely pickled and not overly dressed. Scallops were cooked right, brown on the outside. They sat on a bed of puréed sweet potato, crispy Brussels sprouts and bacon. Ate every bit. Waiter was informative and available. A lovely evening.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was our third time at Artist's Palate and the food as always was excellent. Service was great - our waiter made sure we had what we needed and checked on us throughout the meal. The restaurant is aesthetically pleasing and the art displayed on the walls adds to the view and conversation. Portions could be a little more generous, but overall it is a great experience. I highly recommend Artist's Palate!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Micheal was very attentive and gave us great recommendations. The food was great and beautifully presented.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Server was very attentive and great, it really made our dining experience better.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Visited on a slow, snowy evening. Attentive, friendly, enthusiastic staff. Great charcuterie platter - one of the best I've had. Interesting preparations of meals (one scallops, one steak) - both were great. Will definitely be returning.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Our server Oshan was gracious and the food excellent as usual. We went for a Valentine’s Day dinner and had a lovely pre fixe. my only qualm is that two parties of two people who were evidently familiar to the staff arrived after us and were seated before us, despite the fact that we arrived a few minutes prior to our reservation. It seemed pretty unprofessional. Other than that, the food was great.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I came here with my husband and two friends. Everyone seemed happy with their main course, except me. I ordered scallops; $30 for 3 scallops, but they were huge. They were not, however flavorful the way thirty dollar scallops should be. Fresh scallops have a sweetness, and a taste of the sea. These were just salty. I thought 3 would not be enough, but I didn't finish them. They were on a bed of very delicious shredded and roasted brussels sprouts, but that was all atop sweet potato puree, which seemed odd. I didn't love my scallops and sprouts atop a layer of moosh. My friend disliked her dessert (a s'mores inspired thing); mine was so-so (apple fritters that were mostly dough.) My husband ordered a fish dish (I can't recall what kind of fish) and he liked it very much, but it came with NO sides, which seems awfully stingy. It was just...fish.
The space is open and attractive. The server was very nice and attentive. But I wouldn't come back for the food.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent service from our waiter, Mike, and the food was outrageous!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

This was one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was impeccable. Our waiter, Greg, was just a delight and very helpful in deciding what to order. I had the chicken dish and there was so much, I couldn’t eat it all, very decent size portions. It is definitely casual but elegant dining. I live an hour away, but would definitely make the trip back soon.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

It was fantastic. Nice and cozy. Quite. Great service and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

I’ve been here a few times and every time I go, I think about the experience for days after, and wish I could do it all over again from beginning to end. Every time I go it’s the best meal I’ve ever had, and the service and the kind and generous way the whole staff treats their customers is exceptional. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Spectacular food and cocktails. The kitchen serves top tier food, expertly prepared and absolutely delicious. The bartender is first rate and can assist with drink suggestions. Do yourself a favor and check it out!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Friendly, well designed restaurant with innovative, delicious cuisine with a local flavor.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 1, 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on November 17, 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.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was perfect.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 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.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined on November 7, 2017

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

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