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Buy a gift up to $1,000 with the suggestion to spend it at Essie's Restaurant.

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Essie's Restaurant

Yelp Rating - 4.4 stars
282 reviews onYelp logo
(845) 452-7181
Location14 Mount Carmel Pl Poughkeepsie
CategoriesNew American, Desserts, Salad

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updated: May 18, 2024
AmbienceIntimate, Classy
Year Established2016
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Business Description

Nestled in the heart of Poughkeepsie, New York, Essie's Restaurant is a hidden gem that offers a unique dining experience. The restaurant is a brainchild of Chef Brandon Walker, a Culinary Institute of America graduate with extensive experience in the culinary arts. Chef Walker's love for his grandmother Essie, a great cook and baker, inspired him to launch Essie's Restaurant as a tribute to her, bringing his American South and Caribbean heritage to life through the menu.

Essie's Restaurant boasts an elegant yet casual atmosphere that welcomes guests with warmth and coziness. The vintage, industrial, and reclaimed wood features in the dining room create an inviting ambiance that sets the tone for a memorable dining experience. The restaurant's menu is a fusion of global flavors and modern cooking techniques, showcasing the best of local seasonal ingredients that the Hudson Valley offers.

The menu at Essie's Restaurant features a range of American dishes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. From salads, to desserts, to their signature modern American entrees, Chef Walker's culinary prowess is evident in every dish. Guests can enjoy classics like the juicy prime beef burger, or the mouthwatering rack of lamb, or try something new like the seared tuna with avocado puree and preserved lemon vinaigrette.

Beyond the exquisite cuisine, Essie's Restaurant's service is top-notch. The waitstaff is friendly and professional, making guests feel right at home from the moment they walk in. The restaurant's bar is also a great spot to enjoy an after-work drink or a relaxing nightcap with friends.

In conclusion, Essie's Restaurant is a must-visit spot in Poughkeepsie, New York, for anyone looking for an exceptional dining experience that celebrates global flavors and local ingredients. Chef Brandon Walker's passion for cooking and his grandmother's legacy is evident in every dish, making Essie's Restaurant a true culinary treasure.

Gift Ideas for Essie's Restaurant

For those looking for a unique and thoughtful gift, Essie's Restaurant provides an excellent selection of options sure to delight any foodie. Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, or just a special occasion, Essie's Restaurant has got you covered.

One of the best gifts to consider is the restaurant's signature cookbook. The cookbook features some of Chef Brandon Walker's favorite recipes from the restaurant's menu, allowing recipients to recreate the flavors of Essie's Restaurant in the comfort of their own home.

Another great gift to consider is a gift card to the restaurant. This is an excellent option for someone who enjoys dining out and trying new restaurants. A gift card from Essie's Restaurant will give the recipient the opportunity to indulge in the restaurant's delicious cuisine and enjoy the cozy ambiance.

For those with a sweet tooth, Essie's Restaurant offers a range of delectable desserts that make for a perfect gift. From their mouthwatering chocolate cake to their signature cobbler, every dessert is made with the freshest ingredients, ensuring a decadent and unforgettable experience.

Those who appreciate fine wine will also appreciate a curated wine selection from Essie's Restaurant's extensive cellar. The restaurant boasts a range of wines from around the world, carefully selected to pair perfectly with their menu.

In conclusion, Essie's Restaurant offers an impressive selection of thoughtful and unique gifts that are sure to delight any food enthusiast or wine connoisseur. From their signature cookbook to their delectable desserts and curated wine selection, Essie's Restaurant's gifts are a testament to Chef Brandon Walker's passion for culinary excellence.

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