3 Best Restaurants in New Paltz, Hudson Valley



Sample sushi and other tidbits are served beneath handcrafted Japanese lanterns at this informal spot. Spider rolls, hot crisp-fried soft-shell crabs in cool nori-wrapped sushi rice, are a delight. Or you can start with the spicy noodle soup or tempura appetizer, and then move on to a Maui roll with tuna, mango, red onion, cilantro, and special sauce, or a baby octopus salad.

The Gilded Otter


A gleaming copper brewery, tasty pub grub and more-substantial food, and views of the Gunks—what could be better after a day of rock climbing or hiking? Just don't expect much quiet on weekends. Two brews to try are the Dusseldorf Albier and Stone House Irish Stout. Among the more unusual dishes here is pizza topped with caramelized pear, bacon, onions, Gorgonzola, fontina, mozzarella, and mesclun.

The Would


This white-tablecloth restaurant was once a resort catering to Italian families from New York City; boccie is still played here on summer evenings. The food is no throwback, however; organic produce and poultry blend with ingredients and techniques from around the world. Grilled salmon is served with a cucumber-jalapeno salsa, pan-seared chicken is complemented by shiitake mushrooms, and grilled tuna is accompanied by sweet soy and wasabi. In winter a fireplace warms the dining room.

120 North Rd., Highland, NY, 12528, USA
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Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch., Credit cards accepted, Reservations essential

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