Cafe Amarcord

4.6
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479 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Whether it’s a day at the Dia Museum, or shopping the unique shops in Beacon, or hiking in the Highlands, or maybe you're visiting Beacon's Second Saturday, or perhaps a day spent at the Beacon waterfront - enjoy fine Hudson Valley dining at Café Amarcord in the Dutchess County revival City of Beacon. Off street parking and an outdoor patio for warm weather dining. Café Amarcord's warm comfortable decor and delightful food awaits your discovery. We serve late, till 11pm Friday and Saturday, so pull up to the glow of our Onyx topped bar and make yourselves at home.
What 479 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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LuvTravelAndFood
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cafe Amarcord is a nice place for a quiet dinner with very good food and drinks. A bit on the pricey side for the food and drinks, especially for being so far outside of NY - dinner for 2 will run you at least $150 (one app shared, 2 entrees and one dessert with drinks).

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place

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RonJB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We went there for their lunch special. They advertised that they had their own parking lot. When we got there, the lot said for tenants only. Inside they told us that we could be towed, so we had to find street parking anyway.
I had their turkey sandwich which they said was fresh turkey. It was clearly processed.

I didn’t appreciate their false advertising. They certainly have a lot of potential. Their salad & cappuccino were very good.

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RobertaW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a quite Tuesday evening. The staff was very personable and everything was delicious.
The Garginale and duck pasta was especially delicious.
I have dined here on several occasions and have never been disappointed.

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vipAmmo252
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were there for lunch. There were many specials, but if you wanted a light lunch it was paninis or some starters. The winning dish was the chicken palliard. It came on a good salad with truffle oil. The chicken was cooked to perfection. I also had a very nice glass of rose. The servers and runners were very helpful and efficient. Overall a really nice place, if I lived around there I would definitely go there for dinner.

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vipFlyin
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amarcord, as good as a Fellini movie. My wife & I had a highlight of our Beacon stay by eating here. The wine & food were excellent, the place cozy & lively, the staff quite nice & helpful. Come for a special night.

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vipJbjr
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spot on tonight, good service, great drinks and a wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for Valentines Day or any other occasion. Favorite place in Beacon.

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AlbertF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was definitely very good! However the portions are adequate or on the small side. The price is definitely on the higher end based on portion size. The service was excellent. The drinks were just OK in my opinion. Overall I thought the ingredients were fresh and the meals prepared properly. They could do better on the selection of wines by the glass. I would definitely recommend this place.

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JulieA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for my birthday

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vipScsc
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything!

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DianaL
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant great staff, we enjoyed dining there!

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CarolH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere just what we were looking for. Quiet with soft lighting. Had their pasta special and a lamb burger. The Italian Sangiovese wine was outstanding. We enjoy quality lunch restaurants versus late dining so this was a perfect match.

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vipjk23
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Wife and i had a date night here. Our two signature cocktails were average. Brussel sprouts salad was fresh and crisp. Whole branzino was great and on regular menu. Special trout was very good. Good variety and decent price wine list.

Ambience looked nice. Many couples we noticed ate at bar which we would do next time as we had awkward table location between bar room area and main dining room.

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jamesf
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Meal was excelent service was above average ambience was above average

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DebR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent - duck special, steak, pasta with shrimp. Service was excellent ! Only recommendation is to expand/improve (?) dessert menu

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best. Steak cooked to perfection

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FMD624
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Everything was delicious, I just wish we weren’t seated so close to the door. Service was very good. We were there for New Years Eve!

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NancyY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food, good service. It was Christmas Eve...just not great!

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vipMyxlplyk
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Great ambiance, service and decor. Felt a little rushed to be seated when we first walked in, but we complied with the host’s request. Three of us ordered the short rib fettuccini and all three agreed it was subpar. Instead of a hearty dish, we got overcooked noodles with some short ribs, and a whole lot of braising liquid. I addressed this quietly with our server who politely apologized. I’ll come here again as this place usually does a nice job, I’ll just order something else. Everyone has an off night and perhaps this was theirs.

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MarioS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Try not to sit in the bar area as it's very noisey & you get quite a draft when people enter and exit when it's cold out. The food is amazing and the service is on point.

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marrosherman
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yes from our hostess to our waitress they saw to every detail. The food was a always delicious ,our Party of four ordered appetizers and entries from the evenings specials and were not disappointed. Would go back in a heart beat.

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elizabetho
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a very good meal, nicely served, pleasant ambiance. Also the wine selection was good. Loved the appetizers. Would have preferred warm bread but it was ok.

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BelindaP
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure eating here. Food is awesome waiters pleasant and the drinks are made just right.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Good food, no specific place to wait to be seated. No hostess in sight when we walked in so a bit confusing. Someone outside threw eggs at the window which was startling.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

Had a reservation for 2 at 8:15, arrived and sat quickly. It took almost 40 minutes for someone to take a drink order. The food came quickly, still feel like the waiter forgot about us. We sat upstairs and were the only ones up there. Food was ok and over priced. After 2 hours we left without even getting dessert. Food was good but WAY over priced

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful from start to finish! Food was outstanding!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely excellent meal. What a great way to celebrate Hudson Valley Restaurant Week! Although they were very busy, the staff was warm, kind, and professional. Wonderful cocktails!

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HVFoodies
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Amarcord with friends during Restaurant Week. Usually Restaurant Week menus are not too diverse. However, we were pleasantly surprised by the selection and quantity of our food. Every course was delicious. Will definitely come often.

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jodies
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I expected to have a nice time at Café Amarcord and they did not disappoint. The food was wonderful with perfect portions. The wine was great too. For five people to enjoy a 3 course meal the price was fair. With all these attributes the evening and experience was memorable.

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SandyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere food and service a must for all visiting the Beacon area
Really enjoyed the ambience excellent service
friendly staff and great food

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RosemarieM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner in this quiet, intimate restaurant with attentive service and creative menu. The lamb ragu was very rich and flavorful and the brussel sprout salad was very refreshing and had great texture. The snapper special was very fresh and a treat for the taste buds. Our dinner did not disappoint. It earned all of its great reviews

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robertj
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We always have a great meal at Cafe Amarcord. One of our go to's in Beacon

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Sheila
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was lovely.

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Renee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

The food is fabulous. Don’t sit at the table by the door unless you want to freeze. Our waitress was great but the restaurant should have had 3 people on that day instead of two. Service was 1.5 hours for sandwiches.

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vipNotJuliaChild
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and friendly service.

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SamanthaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bailey our waitress was wonderful and the food and drinks were excellent.

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foodster
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

very unusual situation ... was there for lunch ... seated well away from a table of 5 or 6 ... but they were so loud and one woman had a huge piercing voice and laugh ... ruined our experience ... food service all was good but for the loud table

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AJ81
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our first time at this restaurant. The service is outstanding and the plating of the food was great. Menu was limited but had enough for anyone to chose from even picky eater like me. The portion size were great so that you don't overeat. I would definitely go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, great drinks, and appetizers. My boyfriend loved the lamb but I was not a fan of the mushroom soup.

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Cafe Amarcord offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (845) 440-0050.

Cafe Amarcord is rated 4.6 stars by 479 OpenTable diners.

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