The Hudson Valley is filled with a wide variety of restaurants. Residents enjoy supporting local businesses and trying new food.

The Hudson Valley welcomed a new Italian eatery in Orange County, a nutritious restaurant at a Sullivan County resort and an expansion of a popular business in Ulster County, NY.

Already, Hudson Valley foodies can look forward to a new restaurant opening in 2024. In Orange County, NY a premier sushi and seafood spot will open, bringing new flavors into a new year.

As we reflect on 2023, we may think about some of our favorite restaurants where we enjoyed food in the Hudson Valley.

Did you enjoy your meal at this Catskills restaurant? It was nominated "one of the best new restaurants in America"

Catskills Eatery Named "One Of 50 Best New Restaurant In America In 2023"

New York Upstate shared information about a popular Hudson Valley restaurant. This eatery is now known as  "one of the best new restaurants in America by Esquire." New York Upstate keeps all of New York state information on travel, tourism, events and more.

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Is Casa Susanna "One of The Best New Restaurants In America"?




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New York Upstate also included,

"Casa Susanna, an eatery at the Camptown retreat in the breathtaking Catskills, made Esquire’s list of the 50 best new restaurants in America in 2023."

"Run by chef Efrén Hernández, the restaurant offers a bold take on modern Mexican food and dishes complimented by tortillas made from scratch in-house."

Some of the most flavorful food, welcoming presence and enjoyable experiences have been at my local Mexican restaurants. I always enjoy the beautiful atmosphere, tasty cocktails and the sense of feeling as a part of their family.

Where Is Casa Susanna Located?


Casa Susanna is located in Leeds, NY. They take pride in providing their guests with 

"the best ingredients from local farmers, ranchers and fishermen. Our version of modern Mexican food is made with sharing in mind so please order for the table, get lots of tortillas, and taste different dishes! "

Casa Susanna is the restaurant of Camptown which is a Catskills hotel. On site, there are over 25 log cabins with 24 hotel rooms.

Guests can enjoy a special dinner at Casa Susanna and spend the night at Camptown. Local art, shopping and outdoor adventures also awaits those who visit.

According to their website, Casa Susanna is open for dinner from Thursday to Monday from 5pm until 10pm. They also also open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 2pm.

What Hudson Valley Restaurant Do You Think Should Have Made The List Too?

Being a foodie in the Hudson Valley makes it difficult to choose some of your favorite restaurants. Each county has their own go-to spots with delicious food, comfortable ambience and friendly staff. Depending on what the guest is looking for or their preference will result in their own opinion who should have made the list.

Personally, I believe the following three Hudson Valley restaurants should have made the list.

1) Melzingah Tap House

554 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508

Melzingah is a staple in Dutchess County, NY. During the warmer months, I enjoy sitting outside enjoying the bright string lights that create a welcoming experience and refreshing and unique cocktails. Their pretzel bites pair well with their wide variety of full bar options on site.

This Hudson Valley bar has the same name as Beacon's original name.

My favorite option at Melzginah's is their cheese board, it's filled with tasty cheese options and served with homemade pairings.

2) Dos Amigos II

33 Wallkill Ave, Wallkill, NY 12589

With the expansion of their second restaurant, Dos Amigos II is now open. During my meal, I enjoyed the beautiful, bright murals on the walls and mouthwatering food options. Their welcoming staff made my experience even more incredible.

My favorite option at Dos Amigos II is their vegetable quesadilla, it was one of the most flavorful one's I have ever had. 

3) Creekside Bar & Bistro

1128 NY-32, Rosendale, NY 12472

If you're in the mood to have your meal overlooking a beautiful creek then choose this spot. However, during the winter months guests can dine inside with a calming atmosphere. With lunch, dinner, dessert and cocktail options, you'll leave feeling full of great quality options at Creekside Bar & Bistro.

My favorite option at Creekside Bar & Bistro is their Southwestern Chicken Wrap.

What Hudson Valley restaurant do you believe should have made the list of 'the 50 best new restaurants in America in 2023'?

Casa Susanna

800 Co Rd 23B, Leeds, NY 12451

Hudson Valley Businesses That Opened in 2023

If you're looking for the newest hotspot in the Hudson Valley, you don't have to search far. The hottest nightclub in the area may be right in your neighborhood. An authentic taco spot has opened in Orange County, NY and residents have returned numerous times for their mouthwatering meals.

A fan favorite Rhinebeck, NY restaurant has announced their second location in Ulster County, NY. A korean style restaurant has taken over the same building and location of the beloved and popular, Tony Boffa's Restaurant.

Kingston, NY's Ole Savannah owner made an announcement of their new restaurant. This will open in Uptown Kingston in early Spring. A seafood restaurant closed their doors in Middletown, NY but recently reopened in Monroe, NY.

A new plaza opened in Orange County, NY that brought several, local businesses to one location. Within this location, guests can fill up on gas, get their nails and hair done, stop in for some tacos and cash in their cans and bottles.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay

Restaurants and Stores The Hudson Valley Misses The Most

If you could bring back any store, restaurant or favorite business from the past, which would you choose?

The Hudson Valley was filled with places to visit for our favorite meals, special occasions or simply just for grocery shopping. Some of us may have spent our birthdays at these locations or shared sweet memories that we will remember forever.

Here Are The Restaurants and Stores The Hudson Valley Misses The Most

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay, WRRV's Facebook Page,

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