Dining Out

Where to Eat in Cold Spring

Where proud parents treat their cadets from nearby West Point, Cathryn's Tuscan Grill definitely feels like a special-event place. But the prices make it much more accessible, especially if you’re used to New York City sticker shock. Dishes like squid ink pasta with shrimp and pan-seared scallops with pancetta and fava beans are always satisfying. The best seats in the house are on the patio.

Everything is lipstick red at Brasserie Le Bouchon: the walls, the ceiling, the banquettes, and even the railings on the porch out front. If the hue is a little much for you, opt for an umbrella-shaded table in the garden. (The umbrellas, by the way, are also red.) The standouts on the French-inspired menu are the mussels, served five different ways. There are plenty of other classic dishes, from steak au poivre to duck confit, and a couple of vegetarian options.

Looking for more of a laid-back vibe? The Foundry Rose serves comfort food in its storefront dining room and at tables that spill out onto the sidewalk. With dishes like ricotta and fig toast for breakfast and a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich for lunch, you’ll be impressed at how a menu with so many options can be prepared in such a small kitchen.

The all-day breakfast is one of the main draws at Hudson Hil’s, where you can grab a seat in the buttery yellow dining room or outside on the covered porch. Bob and Hilary Hayes are known for sourcing local ingredients and preparing everything from scratch, so you know dishes like the eggs with figs and prosciutto or the chocolate babka french toast will be hot off the grill.