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“Make Sure to Stop Here!”
Review of Joseph's Steakhouse - CLOSED

Joseph's Steakhouse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$45
Cuisines: German, Italian, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Creek Road
Transit: Dutchess
Description: Joseph's Steakhouse is minutes from Culinary, Marist and Vassar College. Located next to Val-Kill. Eleanor Roosevelt's National Site in Historic Hyde Park and minutes from FDR Library. Joseph's Italian Steakhouse was once part of Val-Kill and was called Val-Kill Station. Val-Kill Station from 1933 to 1949 servered as a Tea Room restaurant serving a Tea Luncheon to Royal families & travlers visting the Roosevelts. Besides our great steaks and seafood, Joseph Steakhouse still continues the tea luncheon tradition by reservation only in the tea room. Available daily for Groups of 25 or more. Private room for catering.
Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
553 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
“Make Sure to Stop Here!”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We had no intention of stopping at a steakhouse on our vacation East, but when we learned that the building was part of the Val-Kill Industries started by Eleanor Roosevelt, we were more interested in the cobbled together buildings that make up Joseph's. When someone on the tour of Val-Kill suggested we eat there, it was a done deal, and we were glad. Stepping in the bar-restaurant door, you'll find yourself in a time warp with a beautiful bar back and small bar area. Next is one dining room where the original beams are exposed and painted a rich nut brown. Photos on the wall show the beams in the room, along with the looms for weaving. Eleanor also used this place as a tea room, and this is where the Queen Mother, the current Queen Elizabeth's mother, had tea on her visit to America in the 1930s. Another dining room is attached, as well, helping to lend to the strange appearance of the building. From beginning to end, our experience here was fantastic. Joseph, the owner, came over to chat and share the history of the building, and the two waiters who took care of us were friendly, professional, and knew their food. Hubby had a steak, which was cooked to perfection, and I had a crab cake that had me murmuring with pleasure as I slipped every crab morsel into my mouth. For dessert we shared an apple crisp and locally made ice cream. While the food screams high class steakhouse, this is a casual place where shorts are as welcome as more dressed up people. The prices are in line with a good steakhouse, so if you're looking for a $10 steak, don't come in. Steaks were between $25 and $40 (ish), which is reasonable. The menu also offers other meals at different price points. We also ordered two cocktails and hubby had a glass of wine with dinner. All of this and outstanding food came in just over $90. I can't stress again the impeccable service, and hats off to Michael, our main server, who gave us enough tips about other activities to do up and down the Hudson River Valley to last another week. If you are in the area, do yourself a favor and eat here.

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2 Thank Babu2773
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pittsburgh
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Best Steakhouse in Hyde Park”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Micheal took excellent care of us from the moment we made the reservation through OpenTable. He called my cellphone to confirm. We started with the Sugarwash Moonshine, a cocktail made of St. Germain and local spirits.

The steaks were done to perfection and very slightly seasoned so you could really taste the quality of the meat.

The picniclike decor is dated needs some work but there is supposedly a connection with Eleanor Roosevelt. Val-Kill is within walking distance. It does not evoke an upscale steakhouse.

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2 Thank techmgr1
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Joseph's Steakhouse”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I am drawn to the Poughkeepsie, n.y. often visiting my family. While there we have had time to circle the surrounding areas. Joseph's Steakhouse in Hyde Park has been on three separate occasions a delightful experience for tea, lunch, and wine and dinner. Owner run giving everything a special flare. Wait staff is professional and food superb. Salads, steaks, burgers..
Awesome variety of choices. A special treat of a pretzel roll for a spectacular burger and fresh cut potato chips. Dress or come casual. You won't be disappointed. Check out the specials and entertainment.

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3 Thank SandyT2935CQ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

I went to Joseph's, with low expectations, the outside was a little off putting, and (since it was late on a Wednesday night), not very crowded. I was pleasantly surprised at the high quality food and service they gave. Our waiter was very kind and was very chatty, but in an engaged passionate kind of way, not in the annoying way you often have. The food was genuinely good, and I am very very glad I gave it a try

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank CHCY8
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Forever Ours!!”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We originally found this restaurant through restaurant week and ever since then we have been in love. To begin to try and describe all of the great attributes that it has would take days. The food is second to none and is always prepared just to our liking. The steak is absolutely amazing. I don't like to eat steak out anywhere else but Joseph's because frankly it just wouldn't have the same flavor and taste. The owner is awesome the first time that we went in he showed us around like we were family and ever since then he greets us with amazing respect. Michael is another great reason why we go and enjoy. His knowledge of culinary is unmatched and he brings such a great personality to every meal. He will bring a smile to anyone and make them feel welcome and appreciated. Ever since the first moments of stepping in the restaurant we have considered it our first choice to go and enjoy a great meal.

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2 Thank Jennifer R
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