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Main Course Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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175 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1162
+1 845-255-2600
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You order and pick up at the counter so there is not service BUT the food is as good or better than any place in the area. Bruce, the owner, is hospitable and runs a great restaurant. Great choices for lunch and dinner and the Sunday brunch is also very good.

Thank James H
New Paltz, New York
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This informal restaurant on Main Street but out of the hustle and bustle is known for it's fresh locally sourced food. The servings are generous and satisfying. You come in, pickup a menu and then order. Sometimes the wait can be a bit long when it's busy as all is freshly prepared but worth the wait. Good for couples, family... More 

Thank Avram S
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had lunch with a dear friend we haven't seen for years at this great lunch spot. When she asked me what I wanted to eat she immediately recommended "Main Course". I had a delicious and fresh "choose your own veggies" chopped salad and a bowl of white bean, kale and tomato soup. Yum! I highly recommend this for a... More 

Thank Lightlover108
Long Beach, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My go to place when I get into town at night or when I want to get out of the mainstream Hi Street bustle of new paltz. Never fails to impress. Good atmosphere, great portions. Reasonable price. What more can you ask for.

Thank Bold_Explorer
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is the first time of been to main course. It immediately reminded me of a Panera style restaurant.. we waited a little while to order at the register so I got a chance to look at the food they display that are on the menu which did help me make my decision I got the hanger steak sandwich and... More 

Thank Jen S
Mineola, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Everything here is fresh and delicious and would eat here everyday if he lived close by. I enjoy trying whatever the special is that they have on a plate for you to see. ( nice touch).

Thank Dwardita
Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I mostly get food to go from here and get it frequently. I've never had a bad dish. The blackened chicken sandwich is my go to, but they often have great daily specials and soups (the Thai veggie curry is my favorite lately--I could eat that once a week). I'm a dessert snob and rarely like restaurant desserts, but this... More 

Thank AlliCats
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

this place is amazing so many dishes to choose from or build your own salad. lots of local produce. The deserts are so good very hard to resist.

Thank philip v
New York City, New York
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209 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Sept 2016, this is our second time coming here and the food is just delicious. The inside has that home style feeling with a few community style tables and tables for2-4 - I love the fact that it has wooden floors throughout and a large oriental rug in the center of the dining room and that it is clean. Also... More 

Thank Pat d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

At this point, we're just piling on the goodness. Food is full of interesting flavors. You order, hang inside or outside, they call your name, you pick up beautifully plated goodness, you. are. happy. Bustling atmosphere and chefs are working out in the open. Can't miss.

Thank Helen W

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1162
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New Paltz
  • Phone Number: +1 845-255-2600

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