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The Bywater Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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419 Main St, Rosendale, NY 12472
+1 845-658-3210
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New Paltz, New York
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I've never been disappointed in a meal here, and there veggie burger is one of the best I've had anywhere. But I do find the tiny splash of wine in the enormous glass an annoying way of assuring the server will return and ask if you'd like a refill. I always stop at one glass and at $10 (high for... More 

Thank KDluvs2Travel
Hudson Valley, New York
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in after finding out the 1850 tavern didn't open until 4 pm on a Sunday (I found that a bit strange). Waitress was polite and responsive. Ordered the avocado BLT-yummy. My wife had the veggie burger-very nice. They had a varied selection of tap beer. A good variety. I'll be bringing friends here next time we return. Ate on... More 

Thank Fireplaces
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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Our host at 1850 Tavern and Inn recommended this restaurant. It was a great rec. It all starts with the people for me and our server was terrific. Abiding by our gluten free life style she guided us through and around the menu. Our entrees were served hot and fresh. The first bite said "welcome home". I had the trout... More 

Thank Ross V
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We tried the Bywater Bistro last night for the first time. Our daughter recently moved to the area and recommended that we check out the town of Rosendale as we are always on the lookout for outdoor places to eat. This place is a gem. Their backyard garden is just delightful where they have a fountain of running water. We... More 

Thank robertz986
Maplewood, New Jersey
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

For the prices, we expected much better service. After taking our order, our otherwise very friendly server told us she'd return with utensils and something to nibble on. She never brought them. Finally a bus boy brought us two pieces of bread and a dip but no utensils. When they brought our food and utensils, we had to ask for... More 

Thank Danielle75
Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Everywhere you go in the Hudson Valley, the restaurants are serving farm-to-fork / locally sourced food, and this was no exception. Great Hudson Valley duck, and the best sweet potato mash ever.

Thank DJDBrooklyn
Kerhonkson, New York
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The best thing about Bywater Bistro is the beautiful outdoor dining in back. If you are looking for someplace to have a nice meal or a drink around Rosendale, this is a great spot. Not to say the food is bad - it's actually good - but I you just can't beat the surroundings. A few vegetarian options are on... More 

new york, New York, United States
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145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

A great go to spot on Main Street. Bywater has a warm host, Sean that makes everyone at home. They have a lovely covered porch surrounded by blooming orchids that make is a great spot for special occasions.

Thank Ann B
Rockville Centre, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Other than the 1850 House, might be the 2nd best option to eat. We ordered bar food and it was your typical fare. Good options for all though. Cute outdoor patio in the back

Thank srhgllghr
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We went our first night in Rosendale. Active bar scene. Waiter recommended the burger, and it was one of the best ever. Grilled over a fire with that great, smoky taste.

Thank Steve9117

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 Main St, Rosendale, NY 12472
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Rosendale
  • Phone Number: +1 845-658-3210

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