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About Stissing House
Michel and Patricia Jean, owners of Stissing House, bring decades of noted culinary experience, including Provence in New York City, to their restaurant in the Hudson River Valley.
The Jeans came to Dutchess County, NY where they discovered The Stissing House, an historic 1782 tavern, after an almost 20-year run at their New York City restaurant Provence. One of America’s oldest and longest-operating restaurants, The Stissing House features a wood-burning oven and grill sizzling with Michel’s Provençal-inspired cuisine. With a more sophisticated décor but period details intact, The Stissing House has become a landmark culinary destination. The food: simple, delicious, robust and compelling Provençal cuisine. In every meal: seasonal, locally-sourced, organic grass-fed beef, poultry and vegetables.The vintage tavern room features a special cocktail menu drawing locals and visitors alike to eat, drink and socialize at the bar or the tables. Available for private parties as well.
Pine Plains, NY 12567
French, Contemporary French / American, Italian
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Dinner: Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday 5:30pm - 10:00pm Saturday:
Lunch 12:00pm - 3:00pm , Dinner 5:30pm - 10:00pm Bar is open for cocktails beginning at 5:00pm Thursday - Saturday, stay open 12:00pm - Close on Sunday.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer live entertainment 4-5 times a year when we"re moved to do so by some rocking talent. No cover charge upstairs in our beautiful 19th century ballroom. Check our website or Facebook page for times and dates.
Off-site catering is available
Gravel parking lot right off entrance. adequate room for up to 60 cars.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Stissing House Ratings and Reviews
While searching for a stop as we drove through the Taconic, we happened to ring this one on open table.... A diamond in the rough. former chef of Provence in Soho, find homy quality comfort food with quality ingredients in the middle of Dutchess County. One of the Oldest restaurant in the country, 1789, can't make that up! Decent wine list (I mean, you get a good bottle for 90$ that would cost you 150$ in NYC). Warm welcome, true attention to details, family style. A great find that deserves to be know. If they were a burger place, they would serve you the best homemade burger... What I mean is country cooking at its best, makes you feel at a sophisticated home... The best of America and Europe under one roof.
It is an old inn and the interior is gorgeous!!! Many seperate little rooms for dining. The food was wonderful duck confit and hanger steak that melts in your mouth. I had a dessert that I have seen before floating island which was poached egg sites in an English cream with pistachios and splash of Grand Mariner. Service was excellent Caitlyn .
The Stissing House is a classic -- from the chef to the waitstaff and creative bartender -- everyone seems committed to delivering a warm and satisfying experience. Whether we are going for a casual dinner or a special occasion, they never disappoint. The menu offers something for everyone. It's our go-to place for a Friday night dinner, Mother's Day brunch or birthday. Sitting at the bar and eating is just as satisfying as spreading out in one of the historic dining rooms.
I just love everything about Stissing House. From the simple but delicious lamb burger, to the more complex French dishes Chef Michel creates as part of his daily specials.
Wonderfully warm and welcoming setting. Dinner for two or a party of 20 they're very accommodating, even without a reservation.
I have been at the Stissing house before and this time didn't disappoint either. This time I invited some friends and they were amazed at such a great jewel of a restaurant in that area. After a day of site seeing and Distillery tour, the Stissign House had Great food, and a magnificent ambient. The experience was great overall.
We had a wonderful experience. It was our first time to this restaurant and my wife was a little hesitant when she saw pizza and French cuisine on the menu. Food was excellent, ambience superb. Loved it and will definetly return. And the waiter, Mr Brows, can't say enough about his service.
First visit. Will become a regular. Great food. Great service and wonderful ambiance. Creative chef and delicious menu choices. Excellent wine list with reasonable prices.
We started with fresh oysters. Followed with moules frites for my wife and grilled delicious salmon.
Coffee was perfect. One of the tests of a excellent restaurant.
Worth every penny.
My favorite place to eat on my way upstate or on my way home. Mikey Brows is the best waiter too, always a smile and a willingness to accommodate us. The food is absolutely delicious and freshly made to order. The ambience is reminiscent of the history behind this place and that gives it a lovely, quaint charm. I will be back as often as I can because place is a must for me and my family!!
A beautiful restaurant in a historic building that needs no apologies for comfort and convenience. The menu is very interesting and the dishes and sauces are carefully and skilfully crafted. Service is excellent and prices are resonable. Wonderful excuse to take a drive to very scenic country.
It had been a long time since I'd been to Stissing House. having heard good things about it, I was looking forward to the visit. The food was good, and the prices, for the most part, what would be expected. The service was very good. We also ordered a bottle of wine.
When the bill arrived, one of our party noticed a $4.00 charge for splitting salads. Three of us ordered two salads and asked that they be split among the three of us. Apparently, the menu states that there's a $2.00 charge for splitting a serving. While I may have been able to understand the charge if two of us were splitting one main dish, we all found it rather appalling to find a $4.00 charge for splitting the salads.
I frequent many of the restaurants in the surrounding area. We often ask to split the salad. No restaurant has ever placed a charge on this service. The word for this is "chintzy." With so many good restaurants in the area, I see no reason to return to Stissing House.
We are drawn to dining in historic buildings, and Stissing House has the character of an old rural inn from around 1800. We were seated in the bar area, as the place was quite filled already when we reserved. But the bar is clearly very popular, and has the same menu and a convivial feel, so we enjoyed ourselves. The dining rooms look very inviting; they have fireplaces and seem better suited to a fine dining experience, so we aim to return for seating there in the winter. The food was quite satisfying. A pizza that is a specialty of the house was recommended by one of the locals; it is quite good, rich, and filling. A glass of wine that tasted spoiled was promptly replaced with something better, no questions asked---a sign of proper hospitality.
I found an article on Stissing House in a local magazine to celebrate belatedly a friend's milestone birthday. The renovated 1778 facility looked interesting; the menu had lots of options; the prices were reasonable; and the travel distance was right. Once we got there, expectations continued to be exceeded - Owner Michael Jean was a gracious host and shared lots of personal stories with us. Dinner began with a Watermelon Margarita cocktail, a delightful twist on the usually tart original. The food was superb - flash fried wild mushroom appetizer, the red and white gazpacho soup, entrees of D'artangnan Duck Magret breast with peach sauce (!) with local veggies, and even the simple Margarita pizza was flavorful and crisp. Then came the special birthday dessert - Fantasy(?) Tower, a surgary tower of whipped, creamy egg whites surrounded by a golden, sugarstring fence. And I could not pass on the Marquis Au Chocolat -très magnifique! With coffee came complimentary macaroons, another sweet confection. To be sure, we didn't leave hungry. This is definitely a place to return to.
The food was good however I was very unhappy that the servers spilled a cup of hot coffee (being sent to another table) down my husband's back. Other than giving him a wet towel to clean up and belatedly apologizing, they did not offer to cover dry cleaning, let along comp my husband even his expresso, despite our very high bill for dinner. Most unprofessional.
The food, service, and ambience were all excellent - as usual. The Stissing House creates an atmosphere of easy luxury that all who dine there appreciate. This charming place is open to comfort in dress and satisfaction to all who eat a Stissing House meal or have a drink with friends. Definitely the place to go for locals and tourists! A great spot for one of the best restaurants!
Found this place on Open Table while looking for a place to stop on the way back to NYC from MA. What a find! Food was outstanding and the place was charming (don't let the outside look fool you). We shared pizzas (Stissing and Margarita) which were thin-crusted and beautifully cooked in their wood burning stove. We had the steak and trout which were both excellent, especially the trout.
There are different rooms to dine in and private ones if you have a large group. Can't say enough about it - will definitely return and recommend!
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