Cafe Amarcord

4.8
564 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Whether it’s a day at the Dia Museum, or shopping the unique shops in Beacon, or hiking in the Highlands, or maybe you're visiting Beacon's Second Saturday, or perhaps a day spent at the Beacon waterfront - enjoy fine Hudson Valley dining at Café Amarcord in the Dutchess County revival City of Beacon. Off street parking and an outdoor patio for warm weather dining. Café Amarcord's warm comfortable decor and delightful food awaits your discovery. We serve late, till 11pm Friday and Saturday, so pull up to the glow of our Onyx topped bar and make yourselves at home.

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Catherine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great and the service and staff were friendly. The branzino was absolutely delicious, as was the ahi tuna. The pasta with duck ragu was very good but my husband would have liked a little more of it! The veal meatballs al tono starter sounded like an interesting combination but would have liked to taste more tuna in it. Beet salad was great. Picky, I know...but have to say it was very enjoyable and delicious and a lovely evening!

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vipBigdaddy
Denver
120 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a really good meal here. Great arugula salad. Tasty brussel sprout salad. Great pasta with vegetables/tomato sauce, excellent tuna. Nice inside, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice corner table for two. Food was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant with friendly professional staff. Best restaurant we experienced in Beacon!!

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vipBobby
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a delightful find this was, as we took a Sunday drive down to Beacon from Albany. Dinner here was comforting. We had the pleasure of Alexis serving us. She was patient as we considered the main menu along with the intriguing specials. We started with an apple-and-smoked-trout salad that was oh so delicious. I opted for a black tagliatelle with lump crab entrée ... nicely spicy without being too hot. My wife went with an oh so tender pork chop. And then we finished with profiteroles. The dining room is still socially-spaced and clean. The bar is inviting, also with seating. Refined and unpretentious, the menu is priced right with a very nice variety, and service is top-notch. Highly recommended!

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vipJeffreyU
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience perfection in food, service and ambience. Yes, Fellini reigns again with a perfect production at Cafe Amacord!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and service were great as always, but I was uncomfortable with the lack of social distancing and Covid protocols. Tables seemed as close as they were before Covid, there were no plexi barriers, people were standing at the bar and they used re-usable menus. I love the food and service was great, but it just felt like there was never a pandemic.

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vipnancychan
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The servers were very attentive and the food and ambiance were both great. The only issue we had was that we had been allowed to ask for some alterations in the way one of the dishes was to be served: one condiment eliminated and 2 of the sauces on the side while keeping one sauce on the item as advertised. It unfortunately took us three different requests before the 2 sauces were brought and until the sauce that should have been on the item all along was brought. Had this not happened we would have given the restaurant 5 stars for sure!

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Jkpn
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The host was delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We look forward to dinner at Amarcord whenever we are in the HRV, which is not often as we live on the West Coast. It never disappoints.

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eileenm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for HVRW and enjoyed every bite of a fantastic 3 course meal. Staff were friendly and helpful and recommended a great wine paring with my meal!

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MichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been twice, and it was great both times. Food is great, and the service was attentive and prompt.

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ariz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. I highly recommend this restaurant. I will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Cafe Amacord does not disappoint! The staff is friendly, the ambience is warm and welcoming, and the good is fantastic. It was good to be back.

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Shan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful and interesting menu. Will definitely return in the future.

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Friend
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Waitress put the check on the table without asking if we need something else I’m always love to have a decaf cappuccino with my dessert, also clear the table between courses.
Other than that everything was EXCELLENT!!! Thanks !

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DennisP
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been here in a while because of covid restriction. Was as outstanding as ever.
Cocktails were generous and well made.
We went with mostly specials, but my wife had the salmon off the regular menus. It was exceptional.
We split the veal meatballs and 4 cheese pasta purses. Both we outstanding. I had the sea bass special. As fresh and well prepared fish as I have ever had.
Desserts are outrageously good.
Forgot how good this place is, a gem and not overly priced for the quality and service.

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CvilleK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious, very flavorful and well-prepared! We will be back when in town next!

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UWSVegan
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amacord's cuisine and staff are consistently excellent. Finest restaurant in Beacon.

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FMD624
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What keeps us coming back is the consistency of the food. It’s just always delicious and never disappoints! Looking forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hands down, just always a great drinks, meal and service!
Our fav in Beacon!

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Suzy
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've dined here indoors, out, and ordered takeout multiple times. Every time has been an all around good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and full of flavor. The restaurant is quite cozy, intimate and romantic. We ordered the grilled calamari for appetizer and for main course - the prime ribeye fiorentina and whole branzino. I highly recommend this restaurant. I came all the way from Long Island to visit this town and I chose this place as a result of reviews I had read online. It was a very special occasion as I proposed to my girlfriend right after dinner and the exact moment when the dessert came out. If you're visiting Beacon for the day, stop by for dinner, you won't regret it.

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SarahG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect date night spot with low lights, soft sounds and spectacular food and drink selections. While many restaurants lowered their standards during the pandemic, Cafe Amarcord has thrived and even surpassed previous experiences. A MUST in the Hudson Valley.

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WillaD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place... go! We started with the shrimp over polenta ...OMG!!! Then I had the seared wasabi tuna .. everything was perfect! The distancing, the atmosphere and the staff ...5 stars across the board

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vipJimD
Memphis
28 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stumbled upon this wonderful place, the food was eclectic and outstanding. Top notch service. Would love to return

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service ambiance!

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DateNight
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience. Drinks were great (highly recommend the Paper Plate) Food was amazing...specially the sea scallops.

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chowhound
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

delicious food, and nice/friendly server. Good social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back and highly recommend! Grace was our server for the evening. She was sweet, knowledgeable and checked back often on our table. Food and drinks were on point. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at this place is UNREAL. I came here for lunch with girlfriend the day before Valentine’s Day and the attention to detail was insane. We shared the octopus salad to start and it was divine. I haven’t had a plate in years that made me feel the way I did as to when I had that octopus salad. I swear I was transported to another place from the euphoria that it brought. Then as the main course I had the stuffed burger which had such unique and exquisite flavors it’s almost an injustice to just call it a burger. Immense compliments to the chef who is an absolute genius and a master at their craft. Also tremendous shoutout to the staff who was excellent at explaining the plates, attending to our needs, and being all around just awesome humans. 10/10 recommend this place to anyone. So delicious, so unreal.

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James
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Will definitely visit again when hopefully the can stay open oast 10 PM on a Friday night

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GabrielL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is just a lovely restaurant with a super super friendly staff and very good food. We had the tuna and the steak which were both delicious!

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Linds
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love this restaurant!!! Food is always good and specials are often unique.

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JamesW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding!! always great food and service. reservations go fast on the weekends. book early

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Marni
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVED this restaurant. Suggested by our hotel it did not disappoint. Great service and the food was fantastic. I had the burrata appetizer special and duck ragu - awesome! My husband had the stuffed burger and loved. We were in town visiting - and I highly recommend!

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AntheaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta was amazing and the drinks were really good. The service was stellar and amicable. People were properly distanced. Overall a great evening.

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WVgirlatheart
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

To start this was our first visit. Cafe
Amarcord was next on our ‘Restaurant To Do List’. My husband planned this dinner date for my birthday. The service was really good, and he wasn’t always around (my biggest pet peeve). With the necessity of having to wear masks, it was really hard to hear the list of specials. The veal special was really delicious. The duck ragú was really good, but nothing about it said WOW. We got 2 desserts which were delicious but VERY VERY small and as a result, too expensive. Overall, it’s a really good restaurant. A solid 4⭐️ We will definitely be back, after we try a few other spots on our list.

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Hiieeeuuuu
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, great food! Compliments to the chef. We got the sea scallops starter that was seared to perfection. Sole special and ravioli special, both were delicious. Can't wait to go back!

FAQs

Cafe Amarcord offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (845) 440-0050.

Cafe Amarcord is rated 4.8 stars by 564 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.