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“A great place to have lobster rolls”

The Tasting Room At Gendron Catering
Ranked #13 of 58 Restaurants in Rhinebeck
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: A small intimate restaurant teasing out the charms of local ingredients!
Reviewed 27 August 2014

What a find! We stopped in for a lobster roll because we saw a sign on the road, but what we stumbled into was a little homey establishment run by a master chef, Dan Gendron who had decided to go solo. We are back on our annual trip down the Hudson and was happy to stop in again for the delicious lobster rolls. We hope to come for dinner sometime.
Thank you, Dan!

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Thank Phillyhorn
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Our second visit,early Friday night. Culinary students did an outstanding job of serving guests and master chef Dan Gendron produced a stellar meal. He offered 3 choices for the a la carte meal including lamb 3 ways, a tilapia/fennel/meyer lemon wrapped in parchment and a steak uniquely done. We had the first 2 and they were declared "outstanding". These followed first courses of a lobster/corn bisque and a clam dish made with bacon/rhubarb "jam". Desserts were to die for, pot a feu, house-made sorbets and an almond cake with rhubarb compote.
The room is cozy and the music is subtle and sublime. He has 2 tables outside that are torch lit.

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Thank flatbbushkid16
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Wow! Great food in, to say the least, offbeat surroundings. Well worth it all...don't forget to BYOB and share a glass with Chef Dan who does it all at this unique spot that, guaranteed, will make you feel like you are away from home! We stayed at Primrose Hill B&B...see separate review...

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Thank NYSteveH
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

How to describe this utterly idiosyncratic culinary experience? Re-reading every review here so far, they each seem spot-on but each cannot help but fall short of explaining what lies ahead of a first-time diner. Mine will surely fall short as well. You will have to see for yourself, and you'll know the moment you come down the drive to the half-wild garden and the "Like open" sign whether it's the place for you. When we arrived as the sole guests at Daniel's quirky space (which I'd describe as more Big Sur by way of Woodstock than Provence, although I understand why one reviewer said the latter if you understand it's more like a socca shack in Vence than a Côte d'Azur boîte, or, for that matter, more upscale Rhinebeck restos), he was muttering to himself about how busy he was, although not too busy to get us seated and provide water, wine glasses (which he studied against the light like a zen priest) and the week's menu. He continued to talk to himself or the angels or both throughout the meal, sometimes smiling shyly when he sensed their conversation was being overheard. I think they were speaking about the wine reduction he would prepare for my wife's ribeye, or the chanterelles he had foraged nearby, or his incredible sorbetti. As the meal went on, and our pleasure became evident, he folded us into the conversational mix, also taking time to attend to the Russian-speaking, young Rhinebeck couple of beautiful people who arrived just before our second course, to whom he introduced the angels and the ribeye. By that time the bottle of J-M Raffault's Chinon Rosé that we'd carted in (remember its BYOB and it's a slight hike back to town to get a bottle if you forget) and the appetizers (mine almost translucent potstickers of chunky lobster and toothsome pork, hers a bruschetta of sweet heirloom tomatoes and ethereal burrata) had kicked in, we, too, were talking with the angels. Say hello to them if you go.

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1  Thank Mikill
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Truly enjoyed watching Daniel's passion on display. Each item is lovingly prepared in the open kitchen. Very intimate, understated ambiance. A incredibly memorable experience. We will be back!

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3  Thank Much2bdun
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