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“Wonderful Find”
Review of Calico Restaurant

Calico Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 57 Restaurants in Rhinebeck
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Boutique restaurant with in house bakery. Dinner reservations accepted 5:15-8pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Open other hours for the pastry shop.
Reviewed 4 May 2014

My wife and I spent a weekend in Rhinebeck for our anniversary. We weren't sure where we were going to have dinner and found Calico. What a wonderful place. Small, quaint and intimate. The food was fantastic as was the service. We highly recommend Calico for dinner......oh, and dessert!! My wife had the Duck....it was excellent!!

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

The menu is interesting and the food well prepared and served. Delightful lunch and dinners plus beautiful and delicious desserts. Yummy!

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Thank SPINNER123
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

With time to kill we checked out all of Rhinebeck's restaurants on a Thursday afternoon. Decided to take a chance on Calico, largely because it was small, likely to be quiet, and a fellow walking by saw us checking the menu who said, "They're really good cooks." He was right! The "award winning" garlic soup deserved whatever award it won, and the pesto, roasted garlic and goat cheese was the best appetizer we've ever had. The very best bouillabaisse ever anywhere and the shrimp/scallops over angel hair pasta with pesto would also win an award wherever it was entered. The dessert pastries (so hard to choose) were exceptional. Service was attentive and friendly, and it was quiet. So we made reservations for the same table the following night, when we easily chose different dishes that were equally good. Don't miss it!

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3  Thank John H
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

My wife and I have been to Rhinebeck several times before but we've never gotten in to Calico because of it's small size. This time, however, we were off season and on an off night. We got in and had a wonderful meal. The meal and desserts were great. Also, the staff was very pleasant and good to talk with.
Would highly recommend. Also recommend making reservations ahead of time for busier times of the year.

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Thank Michael F
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Some of the most satisfying and memorable dining experiences can be had in small rural restaurants in Europe. The menus tend to be small, taking advantage of seasonal items, the food is prepared with obvious care, the dining area is usually cozy and intimate, and the server is a true professional, proud of literally being the face of the restaurant. Calico could be sitting on a hillside in Provence. I love the simply elegant little dining area; the afternoon light streams through the lace curtained windows, the beautiful pastry case beckons tantalizingly, and the noise level never gets too loud. The menu is fresh and interesting, and when the food arrives, it is just what you imagined. The chef can create the most wonderful food on earth, but if the service isn't great, there are many other places to eat. Our server at Calico could not possibly have been better. His professionalism perfectly mirrored the exquisite food and pastry, making the perfect dining experience complete. Be sure to make reservations, and leave room for dessert!

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1  Thank Susan D
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