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Stissing House

7801 S Main St. Pine Plains , NY 518-398-8800

The Stissing House Restaurant and Tavern on North

The Stissing House Restaurant and Tavern on North Main Street in Pine Plains. (Jan. 7, 2012) Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

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Special features:

Outdoor Seating, Lunch

Price range:

$$$ (Expensive)


Stissing House is the kind of place that you always hope to stumble upon during a drive in the country but infrequently do. It's located in a historic inn (1782) with welcoming owners, a genuine sense of history, a fine old tavern, fireplaces and terrific food. The Provence-born owner Michel Jean and his wife, Patricia, revitalized this once-thriving hotel and opened the restaurant (but not the hotel) in 2005. The period dining rooms have wide-plank floors, hand-hewn beams and brick fireplaces. The large tavern is a haunt for locals, which around here can mean those living within 20 miles. The menu is uncompromisingly Provençale, with much of the food cooked in a wood-burning oven. Among the specialties: leek terrine with black truffle vinaigrette, sautéed Hudson valley fois gras with a balsamic reduction, steak frites and organic chicken roasted in the wood oven. Explore the selection of fragrant, light-bodied Provençale wines. Cocktails are taken seriously as well.  -Bryan Miller


Mon-Wed: closed; Thurs: 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Fri: 5:30-10:30 p.m; Sat: noon-3 p.m., 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Sun: noon-9 p.m.




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