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Restaurants in Rosendale and Tillson

Restaurants in Rosendale and Tillson

The charming small downtown area of Rosendale, NY. Photo by http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Daniel_Case

Rosendale, NY

An alternative to the crowds in New Paltz is the cute little town of Rosendale. The New York Times seems to think it’s the next hippest thing, but it’s just a quiet little town along the river. Most straightforward way to get there from the Gunks is to go back towards New Paltz and take Rt. 32 north. If there’s traffic going into New Paltz (which is always the case during busy fall weekends), there are other back ways to get there (follow along with your map): Rt. 299 east, left on Butterville Road which turns into Canaan Road, take right fork onto Dug Road, which ends and you make a left onto Springtown Road (county rt. 7). Make a right onto Tillson Road, then a left onto Rt. 32 north.  Got that?



Map of Roads from the Gunks to Rosendale

Map with the best route highlighted from the Gunks to the towns of Tillson and Rosendale, NY, to the north.

Directions from the Gunks to Rosendale


Rosendale Restaurant Reviews


Garden House

4 Hardenburgh Lane (corner of Main Street, left of the Rosendale Theater) – (845) 658-3131 – This newer restaurant along Rosendale’s Main Street has become one of my favorites.It’s at the corner to the left of the Rosendale Theater, where you turn to get to the municipal parking behind the stores. It’s cozy inside, with pleasant seating outdoors. They specialize in middle-eastern foods and used to have the best artisan pizzas, but the neighbors made them shut down their outdoor pizza oven.  For something totally different for dessert, try the Sachlab drink. It’s sweet and tasty.

Rosendale Cafe

434 Main St, Rosendale, NY – (845) 658-9048 Nice selection of vegetarian food in a funky cafe adorned with local artists’ work. A few small tables outside too.  My favorite is the Mushroom Tofu Stroganoff. They often have live music there, singer-songwriter Tuesdays, Celtic music sessions and more.

The Big Cheese

402 Main St., Rosendale, NY 12472 – (845) 658-7175 This eclectic little cheese shop is worth a visit. They have an excellent variety of cheeses, and small food items such as panini sandwiches, roasted artichokes, spinach rolls and salads.  There are a couple of tables inside to sit at. The interesting thing about this store is the back half of it is a thrift shop. So you can browse the racks of clothing, books or assorted junk while you wait for your lunch.


Map of Restaurants in Rosendale

Map of Rosendale, NY, with restaurants that I've reviewed highlighted.

Rosendale Restaurants


Last updated: 1/14/2021


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