Cena 2000

50 Front St. Newburgh, NY 845-561-7676

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Price range: $$$ (Expensive) Description:

This sibling to the immensely popular Il Cenacolo, also in Newburgh, has oneadvantage: a wide outdoor terrace with a shellfish bar facing the river and distantHudson Highlands. Unlike many such nautical hot spots, the service is cool underfire and maintains a brisk pace. The inside dining room, which has limited views,is tasteful and comfortable, done in shades of burnt umber with large cushionedcane chairs.

The menu is a less embellished version of Il Cenacolos, wandering around greaterTuscany. Typical dishes: grilled polenta with gorgonzola and sausage; grilled vealwith sauteed spinach; Tuscan-style fish stew; penne with ground veal, sage andwhite wine. The mostly Italian wine list has choices at all price points. Be sure toreserve in advance for weekend tables. Bryan Miller

Hours: Mon-Th: noon-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat: noon-11 p.m.; Sun: noon-9 p.m.

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