Cathryn's Tuscan Grill

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57 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

A picturesque, Hudson Valley setting makes Cathryn's Tuscan Grill in Cold Spring a desirable destination, yet its menu is also what sets it apart. Offering brunch, lunch and dinner, Cathryn's Tuscan Grill captures the essence of the cuisine from which the restaurant takes its name.



Using the finest and freshest ingredients, the restaurant offers a lovely brunch menu with unusual entrŽes. Lunch and dinner will include an array of salads, some available only in season. An enormous pasta menu, delectable meat and seafood dishes and an appealing wine list make Cathryn's Tuscan Grill a perfect choice for a special lunch or dinner, or even an unforgettable brunch.

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4.2
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4.1
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.9
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent food, a little tight with the tables in the space

r
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was our first time dining at Cathryn's the experience was quite nice. Would like to stop in for a drink at the bar sometime while walking around Cold Spring and see how that is. We will return.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived a few minutes early for our lunch reservation. The restaurant was empty. Within 10 minutes every table inside and out was filled. We ordered 2 entrees from the specials and we wanted to go back on the way out of town and order them again to take home. Our meals were excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

They don’t check their open table reservations

UP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Very bad experience. Table mixup by restaurant handles terribly and with lack of professionalism. They seem to treat people like tourists they'll never see again

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1Food4Service2Ambience1

Ambiance and hospitality were poor and un-accommodating. We had a rsvp for 2, they seated us next to kitchen; did not give us option to sit at any open table towards front or outdoors. We are new to the area, and we heard great things about the place; and while the food was pleasant it wasn’t extraordinary enough to suffer the hospitality. We don’t think we’ll be back again

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An outstanding meal in every aspect.

TC
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food, great service and lovely atmosphere.

VM
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Dining at Cathryn’s is always an enjoyable experience. Ambiance is pleasant, service is good and most important the food is usually quite good. I gave the food 4 instead of 5 because of occasional inconsistencies e.g. the calamari appetizer was just OK . The chef tried to outdo the tried and proven recipe and missed the mark! What saved the day was the delicious penne with ground sausage and peas in a delectable sauce. You can’t win them all!

F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious pasta dishes. Squid ink tagliatelle with shrimp was outstanding. Nice garden area to sit outside.

OV
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My server was exceptional. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and helped me put together three courses that suited a smaller appetite. The mussels were particularly good! The wine options were also excellent.

HG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had an early curtain at HVSF. Our server got us in and out with plenty of time to spare but without rushing us. We all had the trout, which was the best we have had anywhere this summer. The wine list offered many attractive choices. This veteran spot is as good as ever.

G
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This eatery is earthy and relaxed; the menu is unusual. We ordered fresh pasta with clams, mussels, and a half lobster. The lobster was a bit underdone, but nevertheless everything was tasty. The ice cream we ordered for dessert was delicious, the portion small. As for prices, they were significantly higher than the ones appearing on the menu linked to OpenTable, which apparently needs to be updated. Hence the 3 stars for "value".

c
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Calm atmosphere. Lovely helpful servers. Tasty and varied pastas and salads as well as main courses. Very convenient to Boscobel. Charming location in Cold Spring. Very nice

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

What has happened to Cathryn’s?

c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and nice outside dining in the garden. Our server was very attentive and the food was delicious. We will definitely be dining there again.

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My birthday brunch! Lovely garden excellent service & food!

AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A trip to Cold Spring is never complete without a stop at Cathryn's. Good food, nice atmosphere. Try it!

EG
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A lovely dining room, as well as a charming outdoor seating area (it was too hot for us to sit there). Food was very well prepared; service was attentive. Only complaints: portions are a bit too small; bread was too hard and dry and it lacked flavor.

l
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

My husband and I had a very good early dinner at Cathryn's before going to a performance at the close-by Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. The menu was fairly standard for an Italian bistro, with a variety of appetizers, salads, pastas and meat/fish dishes. The room is very bright, tables are well-spaced and the wait staff is highly competent. We were very pleased with our dinner as well. We had an interestingly prepared calamari appetizer, with a hint of smokiness in the sauce, a very tasty lightly dressed green salad and two mains. My husband had a pasta which, while not a huge portion, was well-prepared and I had a risotto special, which included some of the freshest mussels I have ever eaten and peas, an excellent dish. The wine by the glass was very reasonable and of good quality. I think my only quibble what that the bread they served that night was not fresh (it was a Monday so that might be why) but that shouldn't happen in a restaurant of this quality. We ate inside, but the outside seating was off the street and looked inviting too. Definitely recommend that you give Cathyrn's a try if you are in Cold Spring, we'll be back too.

S
New York Area
190 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is our favorite restaurant in Cold Spring. Service is always attentive. Every dish is delicious and well prepared. Highly recommend Cathryn’s. We been dining here for about 15 years.

m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went there on a Monday night when they were short staffed and had a large party and several other groups. Our waitress apologized for not coming to greet us as soon as we came in. But ready we did not wait that long. We definitely felt that given the number of patrons vs. the number of staff on hand that the device was extraordinary. The food, as always was excellent. I would heartily recommend Cathryn's to anyone. We have been there a number of times and each time we feel that we have had a very pleasant and enjoyable experience.

m
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was good, portions were small for main dishes.

LN
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

We have eaten here many times, but we won’t be returning. The pasta selections were unappealing, and overall, the lack of menu items with fresh summer food was inexplicable. A starter of burrata was good, but what happened to this month’s widely available and delicious tomatoes? A main.dish of artichoke pasta consisted of a few acidic marinated (canned) artichokes tossed into a serving of noodles. The server was very efficient and welcoming, and it’s a nice ambience, but the food is not worth eating.

VV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was a nice little town dining experience. The staff didn't have us on their list, then indicated they keep the OpenTable reservations on a different list. We ate at an early hour because we had an event that evening, so a reservation wasn't extremely important. The wait staff was very attentive. The food was delicious. I had the pork chop that was on special and they altered the sides for me because of an allergy, yet it was all good. My husband had there herb pasta pomodoro. The herbs are in the pasta itself. Simple, yet elegant. I would totally dine there again.

T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

OMG
Sebastian was our waiter, and couldn’t have been more patient with a brat like me. Oysters and the money bags pasta as apps. Was to die for. Half portion. I had the linguini Nero with shrimp and my wife had the trout shrimp special. Pan seared to perfection. Licking the plates.
Excellent food and service. You won’t be disappointed. Fabulous bar, and wine. We topped it off with the soufflé which I could have snorted! Yummy and lovely ambience

r
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful service and excellent food - a perfect combination!

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We had a 5:30 dinner reservation for 4, planning to attend a nearby show. We alerted the staff, and we were indeed able to get to the show at 7. Only one server was working though and one large table near us as well as a number of smaller tables. So service wasn't as attentive as we would have liked; meals were OK - nothing to write home about.

LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal...we cleaned our plates! The salmon was perfectly prepared, as was the spinach ravioli with brown sage butter(one of our menu favorites). The swordfish special (served with fennel and orange) was an interesting option, too. Altogether successful dinner.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came with my daughter and her husband.....who are very picky “foodies”. They loved it....as did we!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very attractive venue. Waiter charming and helpful, making good menu and wine suggestions. He disappeared for long stretches at times. Excellent appetizers included mushrooms, oysters, duck. Lamb ragout wonderful. Entree standouts duck, hanger steak, mixed seafood pasta dish. Snapper disappointing - very ordinary. Overall we had a very enjoyable time.

D
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cathryn's is a "go out of our way to get there" restaurant. The two of us have eaten there every year or so for about 20 years. Cathryn is usually there and she runs a "no nonsense" establishment. This is high praise from me. Her menu is interesting, the food is great, and her location in Cold Spring is an enchanting experience. We first noticed the place in about 1999 when we saw an attractive garden with a nice lady pruning some flowering shrubs. It was Cathryn and we decided to try the restaurant based on the meticulous care the garden was receiving. It was a winning bet! Don't miss this place.

AD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Burrata was flavorless but everything else was good!

S
New York Area
190 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cathryn’s is our favorite restaurant in Cold Spring. We’ve been dining here for years. We especially like the romana salad and the tagliolini with the half lobster, clams and mussels. The service is always excellent. Highly recommend dining at Cathryn’s.

GS
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Got there waited at the bar for a table but no bartender each server is responsible for the drinks for their table so we didnt get good service there .when we sat our table was very close to the others around us they could easily hear us as us them food was expensive and average on the plus the owner was very attentive even leveled our wobbly table

KG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely our favorite restaurant in Cold Spring and in the Top 3 in the Hudson Valley. Always incredible food, ambiance quaint yet busy.

s
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal. Love this place!

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good!
They just have an air conditioning unit and it was noisy. No central AC.
Service was good!
Not sure I would go back!

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cathryn's never disappoints. Service is wonderful and you're never rushed. The food is outstanding. Can't wait for the nice weather to finally arrive in the Hudson Valley so that my next meal at Cathryn's can be enjoyed outside!

K
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always amazing and done right. Atmosphere is relaxing and authentic. One of my favorite places to eat!