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10 restaurants with great Hudson River views

The Hudson Water Club is located at 606

(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

Not long ago, waterfront dining along the Hudson River suffered from what might be called the propinquity law: The closer a dining room was to the shoreline, the less inviting the food. Expectations were minimal -- a marvelous view, a potent libation and acceptable fare were all most desired, and thats what they got. Anything more was a happy surprise -- a 3-pound bass on a 1-pound line.

Happily, the gastronomic tide has surged for the better. From the renascent Yonkers waterfront to historic Cold Spring, enticing options abound, if you know where to look. Here are some ports of call to consider, organized by location from south to north.

Compiled by Bryan Miller

  • X2O Xaviars on the Hudson sits on the

    X2O Xaviars on the Hudson $$$ | New American, Sushi 71 Water Grant St. Yonkers It can be disorienting on your first visit, entering a giant glass cube bracketed by ...

  • Harvest on Hudson $$$ | Mediterranean 1 River St. Hastings-on-Hudson Have you ever taken the time to observe the Palisades -- no, really observe them? ...

  • Half Moon in Dobbs Ferry offers diners views

    Half Moon $$$ | Raw bar, Seafood, American 1 High St. Dobbs Ferry A sprawling, glass-enclosed local favorite near the Dobbs Ferry train station, this restaurant affords among the ...

  • The exterior of Red Hat on the River

    Red Hat on the River $$$ | French, Bistros - Brasseries 1 Bridge St. Irvington With one of the more picturesque settings along the Hudson River -- facing the northern ...

  • The River Club $$ | American 11 Burd St. Nyack A lively riverbank watering hole, this restaurant is worth a visit if only for its ...

  • The Hudson Water Club is located at 606

    Hudson Water Club $$$ | American 606 Beach Rd. West Haverstraw If you happen to have a river vessel of some sort, you can pull right ...

  • Akasaka $$ | Sushi, Japanese 40 Front St. Newburgh This small, narrow Japanese cafe seats about 20 sushi fans on an outside patio facing ...

  • Cena 2000 $$$ | Italian 50 Front St. Newburgh This sibling to the immensely popular Il Cenácolo, also in Newburgh, has one advantage: a wide ...

  • The River Grill $$$ | American 40 Front St. Newburgh This buoyant and attractive spot combines sweeping river vistas, a comfortable patio, and a menu of ...

  • Hudson House River Inn $$$ | American 2 Main St. Cold Spring Hudson House River Inn is on a majestic stretch of the river, which at this ...

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