Crabtree's Kittle House

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Contemporary American
Built in 1790 as a barn and named for local farmer John Kittle, the farm to table connection that began back then continues today at Crabtree's Kittle House. Internationally renowned for its Wine Spectator Grand Award wine list, superlative hospitality and contemporary American cuisine, it is a sophisticated country dining experience located only 45 minutes from Manhattan. Whether stopping in for a casual meal in the Tap Room or planning a formal intimate celebration from 2 to 200 guests, you'll find something for everyone and every occasion at Crabtree's Kittle House. The culinary team focuses on the local bounty of the Hudson Valley, from the casual Tap Room menu of salads, burgers, & fresh cold shellfish to the more refined cuisine on the a la carte and Chef's Tasting menus, available in both the Tap Room & Dining Room. And nowhere is there a greater selection of fine wines (5000!) and other libations. Also a Bed & Breakfast, there are 14 rooms for overn

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SueD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great restaurant and tasty food, the service was very good and we will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Well since everyone was scared of the carona virus
We had all the waiters waiting on us !! It’s was great!

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EvelyneO
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Two of us shared oysters, and they were good.
The lobster bisque was good but had little lobster. It was too liquid.
We then had venaison (3 of us). No one got sick from it, so that was the positive note. It was just warm, relatively tough, and the sauce was totally mediocre, and did not in any way enhance the taste of the meat. I love venaison, so very disappointing. The chicken was ok, nothing to write home about. I thought the venaison was expensive. Two of us did not finish it, and left a pretty big piece.
The gratin was well cooked, but bland.
I had never been there for dinner, and do not plan to go back.
I have had brunch there, and that is what we planned, but there was a change in plan. Maybe brunch is better?

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Urtreatingimeating
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I eat fairly regularly at Crabtree's Kittle House and have never had any problems with food, service, ambiance, etc. My most recent two meals (one lunch, the other dinner) were simply delicious. The restaurant offers different dining rooms with different ambiance. The menu offers so many different dishes for any variety of dietary needs. The staff (from the desk, wait staff, bar staff) has always been consistantly kind and attentive. Just a terrific eating experience.

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vipBubbles
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My husband got the strip steak.... with lots of onion crisps excellent! Cooked perfectly!
I got branzino fillet... wonderful!
Our guest had short ribs... portion way too small but very good. It should have been at the very least doubled.
Ordered Cesar salad that wasn’t on menu...they accommodated... delish.
Desserts very good.

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BrittneyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing. You are always treated like gold and the food is to die for. My favorite restaurant.

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vipCareyG
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent special dish: Cod over risotto with olives, artichoke hearts, pimento.
The Tap room is always warm and inviting!

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triodefan
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I ordered the 3-course meal plus a side first course of foie gras. The red quinoa salad was too try and chewy - not impressed. The foie gras was excellent and it should be for $26.
The hanger steak rare was done perfectly but due to not best cut of beef, I did not manage to finish it. The dessert was cheese cake which is kinda dry but the citrus candy that was dabbled on top was excellent. Overall, it was good but a bit pricey for the quality.

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BeverlyO
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular views and setting, tremendous staff, delicious and varied food choices.

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vipDonna
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

If you seek the wonderful desserts and bread offerings of an outstanding pastry chef, and that's all you seek to imbibe, then make your reservation. However, we were disappointed in the core food offerings of this restaurant at our recent visit. The appetizers were mixed reviews - the artichoke and crab delicious while the burrata salad tasted like it came fresh out of the refrigerator - with the burrata very cold - unlike the room temperature it should be served at - and the salad not optimal because it was also frigid. When it came to main courses - the reviews were also very mixed - not acceptable for what should be an excellent restaurant. The trout was tasteless - and we had to send it back to the kitchen to exchange for an alternative - the veggie burger - just okay. The venison was delicious. The grilled tuna - I would rate just acceptable. The shrimp coconut dish - very good. I expect great food all round - wouldn't anyone?

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vipSabina
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

CKH was pretty crowded last Friday but we enjoyed our lunch any way

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MariaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are a LONG time fan of the Kittle House having been regulars when our lives were more financially stable. But for a special occasion - no place better! It was my husband's birthday and this was his pick. Everything was lovely, the service impeccable and could have stayed and stayed all day. Only one little complaint - I booked and asked for a table by the fireplace - thus expecting it to be lit. Sadly - no fire so we moved to a table by the window. I think if someone requests sitting by the fire, light one! Even if its just one log for an hour or so.... Otherwise - nothing in the world would have me say a bad word about this fine establishment. I just wish we could afford to go more often.

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vipGLN3077
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We went for the Sunday Brunch. It was excellent. The variety of food offered was perfect. There were five carving stations - beef, lamb, ham, turkey and salmon - plus an extensive list of other breakfast and lunch items. The price also included the mimosas - something we didn't expect. Overall, a very nice outing on Valentine's Day weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice atmosphere and good food

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StevenV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I proposed this night and the staff at Crabtree made this night the most spectacular and sublime experience I could ever ask for. I was able to reserve the table in the wine cellar and the staff even helped coordinate a way for the proposal to still be a surprise! We arrived to roses and candles which made it a perfect romantic setting. The chefs tasting menu was delicious! The wine pairings couldn’t have been better! And we were even able to play our own music during dinner! We have loved this restaurant for a while but their ability to accommodate us on our special night truly shows how amazing this place is. Thank you so much!

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on 18 February 2020

Steven congratulations!!!! It was pretty exciting for us to be part of your special night -- so glad it went smoothly! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JS61
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Crabtree’s Kittle House is one of our favorite restaurants. Whether it be a romantic dinner, for an occasion or a Sunday brunch, this is a go-to place. My wife and I went for Valentine’s Day. They had a price fix menu. There was an abundance of great food and we had a wonderful bottle of wine.

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PKRW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

It's a pity because we have had very good meals here before (and after) Valentine's Day. Unfortunately, on 14 February 2020, with a Prix Fixe menu for the occasion (and we elected to enjoy the pairing as well), we were quite disappointed. The atmosphere was hectic and harried. The service was chaotic and inconsistent. The food was far below the standard usually produced by the kitchen, and the price was unduly inflated. I believe that this restaurant can offer far better than the experience that we had on Valentine's Day.

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Tats
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Waiter (s) were horrible . Unclear if they were understaffed and just pulled people from the street to help. It felt very cold
Food was ok
Would never go there on Valentines

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vipKevinB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

Valentines Day reservation made months in advance. We were sat in a small room with a corporate lunch feel rather then a beautiful old Inn. Service was close to none. The waiter did not come back after entrée drop off to check on us until asking if we wanted dessert. The highlight of the meal was the lobster bisque. Other than the Bisque, the meal was underwhelming. I also can not understand the clients showing up for a fine dining experience in sweat shirts and sneakers. Please shut off your cell phones during dinner.

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Eric
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience4

I was seated at 6:00 pm as the first couple in the room on Valentines Day. They squeezed a tiny table up against where the servers were behind me all 2 hours with the empty plates storage . I got bumped into about 50 times. My wife was in the inside so she was not impacted. I did mention it to the hostess, who barely listened. I’ve been there many times and this was not an enjoyable experience .

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Bycallan
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Valentines Day limited menu 3 main courses to choose from one of which was vegetarian. fixed price $92 for mediocre food and mediocre dessert which was part of fixed menu. Decided to order from their War and Peace size wine list. For third straight time we have been there the wine we selected was no longer available. If you don't have the wine why do you still keep it on the list other than to brag about the size of the book. Final insult was waiting for 15 minutes in sub freezing temperatures for the 2 understaffed valet parkers to find cars and park new arrivals only to find out when our turn came that they could not find our keys and instead brought 2 other cars instead of ours. Meanwhile inside they had 4/5 women/girls standing around in the entrance greeting customers while departing customers had to wait in the cold because they did not have sufficient valet parkers. We have been to Crabtree's several times over the past years and each time the experience has been underwhelming.

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vipLizzyj
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Valentines Day dinner!
Food was amazing and staff v professional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loves the music in the bar!

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on 29 February 2020

Thank you so much!

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Haynesie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, Crabtree’s Kittlehouse surpassed my party’s expectations. The service was attentive and thoughtful, the ambiance as elegant as ever (even on a rainy, dreary winter day), and the food a culinary masterpiece. I had the most delectable Sandwich and Soup (a tantalizing mix of cheeses encased in parmesan and fontina encrusted brioche, with a delicately flavorful lobster bisque substitution), and am still savoring the culinary experience hours later. I must admit, I was a Kittlehouse bride — and it was exciting to see that the Kittlehouse provides as flawless a dining experience today as it did 20 years ago.

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ThomasC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The house was lovely. But the tables were packed much too closely together and the service was poor. I had to chase down the waiter for coffee, milk, napkins. Getting refills of coffee with the same problem. Waiting staff was not attentive to what was going on around them. It was possibly due to the large number of people that they packed into the room. The food was okay, but nothing special. They took away the omelette section of the Sunday brunch before the Brunch actually ended. Some of our Party ate the meats first, and when they went back for The Omelette it was gone already. We had 1 p.m. Reservations. The brunch went to 3 p.m.

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viphonestfeedback
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing
Wait staff attentive
Gustavo as always made sure we ur experience was amazing

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vipKPdining
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Service needs more attention. We dine here regularly, food is always delicious and we enjoy the energetic vibe of the taproom on a weekend evening. However, the service needs to improve.

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localeater
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely Loved our dinner at Crabtree's Kittle House. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere is lovely.

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vipnydiner
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

the food was wonderful but at least at lunch, service seemed to be an afterthought. I have been here a number of times before, but have never felt so ignored.
again, the food and presentation was great and i would consider returning for that. Excellent wine list!

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vipabie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wait staff was outstanding.
Accommodated all of our needs

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you so much!

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Rain
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed Sunday Brunch at the Kittle house the variety of foods were spectacular, the service was good and we weren’t rushed. I’d will definitely go back !

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on 4 February 2020

Many thanks! We look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful experience! Loved every minute of it - amazing food and impeccable service

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on 4 February 2020

Thank you so much!

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Excellent
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Kittle House was amazing experience. The service was the best thing. We celebrated our anniversary, I didn’t even know how they found out but they brought us a complementary dessert with Happy Anniversary from the house that was very very nice.
The Menu was OK. but they should run more specials because when we asked for the special they didn’t have any just the soup of the day and pasta of the day.
Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu, he answered all our questions and he gave us some recommendations which we really appreciated it.
We cannot wait to go back to try different things we love this place.

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words! Appreciate the feedback about specials - I will be sure to mention it to Chef. Happy Anniversary! We look forward to seeing you again!

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LouD
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service, and overall experience were fantastic! We went there to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday and the staff made us all feel like we were special in so many ways. Highly recommend dining here!

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on 4 February 2020

Thank you so much Lou! We appreciate you thinking of us for such a special occasion!

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vipLizzie
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food and service. Chicken dinner was amazing.

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on 4 February 2020

Thank you, much appreciated!

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JulieD
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always amazing! Everything is fresh and has a different taste. There was a large assortment to choose from. Everyone that worked there was very nice and happy! I try to go there as much as possible!

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on 29 January 2020

Hi Julie - thank you so much! We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again!

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vipDrKathy
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend Jane and I enjoyed a lovely Sunday Brunch. The Kittle House offers a large array of brunch entrees, scrambled eggs, salmon, different types of salad, sweet breads, croissants, sausages and hash browns. We enjoyed Mimosa’s and desserts.

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AmericanFoodie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favorite spot for lunch with friends. The dining room has wonderful natural light. I usually get one of their superb salads or bowls, and it is always delicious. They never rush us: My friends and I can linger over coffee as long as we want.

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on 29 January 2020

Many thanks! We appreciate your feedback, and look forward to seeing you again!

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Sunny
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Two of us had the “Rachel” sandwich a Rubin made with smoked turkey. It makes my month water just thinking of it.

We go often to the Kittle House and it never disappoints.

Crabtree's Kittle House
Responded on 29 January 2020

Thank you Linda! It's one of our favorites too!

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Abbaink
New York Area
23 reviews