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The Local Restaurant and Bar

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38 W Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-1403
+1 845-876-2214
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I are surprised at the top quality restaurants in Rhinebeck. This is certainly a winner. Fine dining in a country setting. EVERYTHING on the menu is classy as well as the prelude shot glass squash soup and homemade hazelnut brittle AFTER a scrumptious dessert menu. One bad thing.....they should invest in a better cappucino and espresso!!!! I... More 

Thank Anthony S
New York City, New York
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156 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The eclectic food is consistently well executed. Fresh local produce and exotic ingredients are combined to great effect. From the amuse bouche - spicy gazpacho with watermelon and rich butternut purée on my last two visits- to the selection of local Artisinal cheese, the food is interesting and good. Fresh oysters and duck three ways are family favorites. The American... More 

Thank Catherine c
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The food is outstanding and inventive, very well thought out. We felt the service was inattentive, we had to flag our server down to have our water glasses refilled. We will be going back and do recommend this establishment.

Thank Harrison L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent. The opening course was fried oysters. Delicious. We had a bakers dozen but should have had only 6. Too much to digest. My wife had the duck 2 ways and I had the had the special 2 ways chicken dish. Both were great. It ended with the sundae desert. The service matched the food. Professional and... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Rhinebeck, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The Local is not in the center of town, so you have to walk west toward Rhinecliff to get to it. There is seating upstairs and downstairs, where the bar is. The food is outstanding and a 'must visit' when on town. Wes is the chef/owner and always varies rhe menu from week to week. The establishment is small and... More 

Thank romanh584
Kingston, New York
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The preparation and attention to details was quite lovely - although the restaurant is modest in its appearance it far exceeds in the quality of the food and menu variety that it provides.

Thank Frederick G
Kingston, New York
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We hadn't had this restaurant on our radar for awhile and finally decided to make a return visit. We had no reservations but were cordially welcomed and promptly seated. We remembered the Local's bartender was an excellent mixologist and once again he did not disappoint. The amuse was a shooter of watermelon gazpacho that definitely made us eager to taste... More 

Thank Brad M
Rhinebeck, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Local has the most interesting menu of all the area eateries. Its staff is friendly and the only knock is noise. The food is unfailingly good to great and interesting selections. A good wine list with reasonable prices. When we want the best food, we go to the local.

Thank lytle2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here on a drive through charming Rhinebeck. Loved the decor and the idea of the locally sourced food. I would agree with other reviewers that the portions are small and it is somewhat expensive. Food was good but not great, I was expecting better. Service was excellent.

Thank Ksh18
Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The service, food quality, presentation and facilities are thoroughly delightful. I tried a monkfish dish with saffron rice and pickled, roasted leeks and a lobster bisque sauce that was so delicious it was difficult to share. We also ordered a roasted corn and pea pod salad with a red miso sauce that was incredible! They were easily able to accommodate... More 

Thank Lisa L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 W Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-1403
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Rhinebeck
  • Phone Number: +1 845-876-2214

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?