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Enjoy the Rhinecliff Hotel this Winter! Join Us ... Dine all day and into the night with our very special Winter Offerings. Experience Rhinecliff's fabulous Taittinger Champagne Dinner, with International Chanteuse Elaine Rachlin performing Feb 25th. Reserve now! Call 845-876-0590 or for details see

"Rock out with the TRAPPS this Friday,"  Join Us for Father Coen's Celtic Session this Sunday, Feb 21st. Indulge yourself with the $150.00 overnite Accommodations special w/breakfast & dinner for 2 included. Enjoy Date Nite on Wednesdays with dinner for two, just $50.00!

James & David have thrown out the accountants and are Inviting you in to get out of the cold, have some fun and enjoy great food at prices you can afford with their unbelievable Winter Warmers!! The Spectacular Champagne Taittinger Dinner Feb 25th, Blues Night with the very popular Trapps Band this Friday, Feb 19th, Father Coen's Celtic Session this Sunday, Feb 21st, the Chris O'Leary Blues Band Friday Feb 26!  The WeekDay Wedding Special for just $59.95pp!!!  It's all too much and it's all yours for the asking just Call James now to reserve your place at the table at 845-876-0590. Visit or e-mail

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, The Rhinecliff Hotel, established in 1854, closed and almost condemned in 2002, has been reborn!  British-born James and David Chapman purchased the historic railroad hotel near Rhinebeck, NY in November 2003, and toiled for five years in a “labor of love” to save and renovate the classic 1854 property. Reopened in September of 2008, and now on the National Register of Historic Places, the brothers have transformed The Rhinecliff into one of the hottest hotels and "must go to" dining establishments in the Hudson River Valley. Recently chosen by National Geographic Traveler as one of their "must visit" hotels in 2009, and just winning the "BEST JAZZ BRUNCH 2009" award from Hudson Valley Magazine, The Rhinecliff is truly the area’s best historic and gastronomic transformation.

Nestled on the banks of the Hudson River in the picturesque Hamlet of Rhinecliff, NY, The Rhinecliff was built in 1854 by architect George Veitch.  The hotel was originally a simple rooming house for travelers, offering sustenance and rest for both man and horse, as well as serving the bustling Rhinecliff-Kingston Ferry Terminal and the newly opened Hudson River Railroad. With some notoriety as a raucous music watering hole, the hotel closed its doors in 2002, until the Chapman brothers took up their quest.

James Chapman, having opened ten restaurants across six countries in three continents, gave up his dynamic New York City restaurant career and felt ready for the task. And Brother David, having managed financial consulting teams across complex Wall Street and London capital markets [trading environments], felt he had the logistical skills to deal with the historic transformation.

And they were correct. In September 2008, The Rhinecliff emerged with new life as a boutique country, full-service hotel. The transformed hotel features beautiful antique wood floors, historic beams, re-finished doors, stone fireplaces [hand-stacked by an English craftsman], and the original Victorian oak bar, all painstakingly cleaned and restored to their original pristine condition. The nine guest bedrooms are outfitted with the latest in luxury amenities; all featuring private balconies overlooking the majestic Hudson River, king-sized beds, flat screen TVs, hi-fi music systems, double whirlpool air-massage tubs, and state-of-the-art heating, air-conditioning and communications systems. Award-winning architect David Borenstein added his personal creative touches throughout the hotel. Recycled wood from the old building was used to create countertops, shower brackets and wall art, while rustic corrugated metal roofing was used in sculptures and artwork. Borenstein improvised an innovative use of a copper gutter to collect gray water, and created partitions with cedar do ors and painted glass inserts. There's a banquet room and a brass Erie-style bar/restaurant, “The Bar at the Rhinecliff.” The restaurant has a passion for seasonal area and sustainable produce, features elegant European-style cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner (served daily).

And let’s not forget special events. Whether it’s a celebration, wedding, small “get together” or corporate event, The Rhinecliff offers the location, ambiance, exceptional dining and experienced staff to ensure that every event is unique, memorable, a success. Now offering a weekday Wedding Special for just $59.95pp!

Plan now to join us for the Champagne Taittinger Dinner next Thursday, Feb 25th!

The Rhinecliff has an open mic nite on Tuesdays, The Blues Nite Dance Party on Friday,  with The Trapps this Fri,  the Sat Nite Groovy Late Lounge Dance Party, the acclaimed  Sunday Jazz Brunch with Special Events throughout the year including our over the top monthly Wine Dinners- Champagne Taittinger  Dinner Feb 25th,  others on March 25th (tbd) &  French Wines on April 21st. Don't miss St Paddy’s March 17th!

Only 90 minutes from Manhattan, and 45 from Albany via Amtrak, and two miles from Rhinebeck, NY, visit the Rhinecliff website at for a complete schedule of special events, accommodation offers and sample menus.

Reservations recommended call 845-876-0590- visit us on Facebook & Twitter. Join the Rhinecliff e-news community.


~ passed hors d’oeuvres ~
 Oysters, American sturgeon caviar
     Cured Salmon Lollipop, seaweed, sesame seeds
       Beef Tartar, spiced onion marmalade
    Taittinger “Brut La Française”
 ~ amuse bouche ~
“Molten” Fromage de Langres
green apple preserves, mustard greens
Taittinger “Brut La Française”
 ~ appetizer ~
Terrine of River Trout
champagne gelée, trout roe, lemon confit-brioche “salad”
Taittinger “Brut Millésimé 2002”
 ~ entrée ~
Pork Confit
black currant-verjus rouge, porcini mushrooms, savoy cabbage
Taittinger “Brut Prestige Rosé”
~ dessert ~
 Bread Pudding
winter fruit confiture, roasted pear, “ginger-bread” ice cream
Taittinger Nocturne Sec
       $59.95 + tax + gratuity  




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