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The Would Restaurant

4.5
183 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
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Originally part of the summer resort, Hotel Di Prima, which opened its doors in 1926, the Would Restaurant has a long history of warm hospitality. The Hotel Di Prima catered to Italian families from the New York City area. In the 1940s and 1950s, thousands of vacationing families came to relax and savor the rich summer flavors of “the country.”In 1994, Claire Winslow and Debra Dooley purchased the establishment and became partners in the Hudson Valley retreat.
Many guests say that "the old resort atmosphere relaxes you and takes you back to slower days." On summer evenings guests enjoy dining on the porch. In the winter they dine by a crackling fire with white linen table cloths, candlelight and fresh flowers.

We offer a varied selection of Contemporary American Cuisine prepared from local ingredients.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday 5pm until 9pm
Friday - Saturday 5pm until 9:30

Private parties available 7 days a week
On and Off Premise catering available

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Phone number
(845) 691-9883
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Fred Kormann
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Please call us for inquiries
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
What 183 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Remote location. Food very good. A bit eclectic.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It had been awhile since our last visit. Sorry to admit that primarily due to the excellent quality experience they offer.
We had a great dinner, really enjoyed just being together and were given great space to make the night memorable.
This is a great restaurant that knows how to deliver at every level.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was a quirky combination of a nice menu and friendly people, but a very long wait for the food. Decor is nice in some ways and then particularly homely in others. For instance, the ceiling has cut outs so you can see it the insulation. Prices on prix fixe menu really good.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The Would is a rare find in the area. Consistently high quality food, inspired menu, impeccable service—yet, all with a feeling of comfort and casual. Price point might be a couple dollars more than comparable restaurants within the area (Highland, New Paltz, Gardiner), but you know you're are going go get a great meal and great service... it's worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The server was attentive, the portions were perfect and the ambiance was grea.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We go often. It's one of our favorites restaurants to eat at in the Hudson Valley.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

A nice relaxed atmosphere with excellent food and very good service. A thoroughly enjoyable evening out.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Everything was great from the service to the excellent food! Love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

My colleagues and I hosted two clients at The Would on a Wednesday evening. We were a diverse group - from Egypt, South America, the mid-west and the north east. Everyone agreed that the food was very good, the setting elegant and comfortable and the noise level just right...we had the sense that everyone there was enjoying their evening as much as we were. The service was exceptional. I highly recommend the Would.

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2018

The Would is a staple in our dining out venue options, but this time when we went, it was very different. It did not have the pizazz it usually does. Our server was quiet which made him hard to understand, and there were a few items on the menu which we ordered that were not available.

We were also the only ones in the dining room, which again, was very strange, but there were several customers at the bar.

We usually love coming to The Would, but this time was a little disappointing. I didn't feel "the love" so-to-speak by the atmosphere, and we will certainly keep coming back because we genuinely enjoy the food and set-up. It was probably just an "off" day for the server and the cooks/chefs in the back.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious thoughtful food with unexpected twists. Attentive but not overbearing service. Great atmosphere for a date! Thanks!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We have gone to The Would several times, this was for New Years Eve and we went with another couple. All of us enjoyed our meal and had a great time. Our request to be seated near the fireplace was granted and added even more to the meal. Our drinks were generous and tasty. We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Fabulous meal had by all! Always outstanding Holiday decorations.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Thank You for a lovely evening!

Love,
The Izzo Family

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Thank you for a lovely evening! Ambience, service, cuisine all made up for a relaxing and satisfying dining experience.

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2.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Disappointing experience. We love restaurant week. We dine out often and it gives us the opportunity to try restaurants we would especially like to check out for special ocassions, to recommend to others, and to host dinners at. We arrived on time for our reservations. Can't say we were greeted because it felt more like we appraised and found lacking in some way. We were directed to give her our coats, my husband was wearing a light vest and I a very light jacket. She then disappeared somewhere we couldn't view. Upon return We were guided towards a table which seemed lovely by the fireplace, then rerouted to an adjoining back room-which was cold. The woman-she was not wait staff-owner?-sat us down said someone would be serving us then changed her mind and said someone else. Turns out it was a newer wait staff and not the obviously more experienced gentleman who knew a bit about wine pairings and the menu in general. We waited quite a bit before being brought a bread basket with a few pieces of bread. My husband's comment was jeez could they spare it?!
The food was ok nothing to write home about. The ambiance could have been lovely had we not been made to feel uncomfortable by the attitude. Which was revealed, in our opinion,as we were leaving when we were asked-not warmly or invitingly- where were we from.
PS the multiple guests arriving after us were seated in the first room and all were ushered to seats with their outerwear. Did she think we were a flight risk??? Not going back there or recommending.

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3.0Dined on November 4, 2017

We have been several times to the Would Restaurant and always had a good meal and service
We went and brought friends who had not been there to have a great dining experience. It was restaurant week. 3 of us ordered from this menu the 4th guest from the main menu. We had reservation. upon arrival they seemed very unprepared for guest. The restaurant was fairly busy but not overwhelming. After approx 10 minutes and 2 greeters we finally were shown to our table was only 5 steps away from the entrance. Our service was only acceptable. very pleasant waitress but not very efficient or attentive. No bread offered. no water refills, little things but makes a difference. The food was very good, but the experience was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

We went during restaurant week. All five in the party enjoyed everything served. Coffee rubbed pork and cod were special favorites. Butternut squash and goat cheese appetizer had a wonderful balance of flavors. Pumpkin brulee along was worth the trip. Totally enjoyable. Tomas was very attentive despite the restaurant being full.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

We have not been to the Would in quite some time. We were delighted to find it enjoyable from all aspects. The decor is soothing, everything is clean, the service was very good, every part of the meal was delicious and the price was reasonable.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

A return visit to a wonderful restaurant. During restaurant week, the limited menu was not limiting at all. the appetizers were great (NE clam chowder in a wonderful broth, entrees the same - roasted pork tenderloin and a pappardelle with beef was perfect.

They also have a well chosen wine list that is reasonably well priced as well. We will surely return!

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2.0Dined on October 21, 2017

The food is a big disappointment. The presentation of the food was unappetizing for example burnt gnocchi swimming in watering sauce, with over cooked bitter escarole in the centre, pieces of walnut which is tasteless and a sprinkle of goat cheese which is not enough to add any flavor to the dish. We don't bother to take picture. The lava cake we ordered has a solid center instead of chocolate sauce ozzing out. Is more like a brownie. Flavor of the food is well below average. The service was forgettable too.

We reserved this restaurant based on the recommendation from the reviews on Open Table. We honestly do not understand why this place was awarded the winner of diners' choice 2017. It was a big let down. When we made the reservation, we mentioned it is for a birthday celebration. Well, no one acknowledges that. Anyway, the dining experience dampened the celebration mood.

Never again will we trust the winners awarded by Open Table.

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3.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Been here many times and brought many friends. This time was not the best. No specials, wine list has disappeared so we don't know what we're drinking and two different pasta dishes were just average. Price was high for the quality this time. Waitress rushed the bill to us as soon as we put our forks down; I HATE that! Not typical here. Hope they're not going downhill.

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3.0Dined on September 30, 2017

We were there on a Saturday night while spending the weekend in the area. We enjoyed our evening but I fear we pay the beautiful setting rather than the food creativity. We shared fried calamaris and it wasn't really tasty. The chicken and the pastas were also not really special. The risotto cake (vegatarian option) was on the contrary really delicious. The wine was have chosen was affordable and to our taste. It was not a bad experience but for that price, I would have expected a little more creativity on my plate.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Made a reservation, but was not too busy for a fri night. Good food, nice and hot. Good for special treat since not inexpensive.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

Chose The Would based on Open Table reviews and it did not disappoint. Restaurant had only a few tables served but the waiter explained the busy season is the fall. Food did not disappoint despite the lack of customers. The arugula salad was fresh and the goat cheese stuffed squash was delicious and a generous serving. We both had the steaks on the menu and the meat was tender and served as we had asked. I also enjoyed hearing about the history of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on August 15, 2017

Difficult finding a really good steak around here. My rib eye at Would was superb.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2017

We all enjoyed the Salmon entree and delicious desserts. Always have
a wonderful experience at The Would.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2017

The food here is amazing. The waiter doesn't have much of a personality but the service was ok. I highly recommend this to anyone who is lining for a delicious meal. They have a fantastic menu.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Really wonderful experience. Food and service were excellent, and we had a great time chatting with some of the friendly people we met at the bar.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2017

Was worth the wait, over exceeded my expectations. Great food and atmosphere.
Staff is friendly and very attentive. Can't wait
to go back!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2017

This was our anniversary celebration. The food was fresh and delicious, the ambiance was quiet and comfortable, and the service could not have been better. A perfect evening.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2017

A lovely evening with friend. Food really good and enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2017

I have eaten at the Would several times before. It is off the beaten path, but worth the ride. I was pleasantly surprised to find that on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, they have a pre fix menu, as well as their usual menu. I would recommend it for any special event.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2017

We ended up waiting for an hour and a half for our meals. The service was fair but the food was good. There just wasn't any accountability for the atrocious wait, which was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2017

Not only was the food cooked to perfection, the portions were as well. The wait staff brought peace and twanquilty with their professionalism. For a last minute "let's go to dinner" idea The Would was the right place to dine!

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3.0Dined on May 17, 2017

menu is overly ambitious in scope.
some dishes were a hit while others missed the mark.
wine list had some interesting options at reasonable prices

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2017

We were so disappointed since the Would restaurant is usually one of our favorite dinner restaurants. We were so excited when we saw that your restaurant would be open for Mother's Day brunch. We never had come for brunch before but figured dinner is always great. What a mistake we made. Brunch consisted of mostly some muffins and pastries with an omelette station and carved over cooked roast beef, bacon, sausage, potatoes, salmon,waffles and pasta with chicken. Horrible. Worst brunch I've ever been at in 20 years. If you are normally closed on holidays,I would suggest staying closed in the future. I'm not sure if we will ever come back...even for dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Brunch was delicious! Great time had by all and no one went home hungry. Thank you for our 10 th Mother's day with you. Looking forward to next years.
We will see you before then of course.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day buffet was great, great service and the staff was very friendly. Not one bad item on the menu, but the sausage, Brussels sprout salad, and the desserts were table favorites.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2017

Really enjoy having this local gem nearby . Lovely outdoor seating options. Very attentive staff and nicely varied menu options. Specialty cocktails are imaginative and tasty. Close to larger cities of Poughkeepsie,Newburgh and Kingston where the choices of entertainment are more varied. Have never been disappointed during any of our visits and especially enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. Will continue to return.

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