Table on Ten Bloomville NY

9 Upstate Restaurants Worth Traveling For

Upstate New York is chock full of restaurants so good that they’re worth hopping in the car (/on the train) and traveling for. Yes, the city is perhaps the capitol of the world when it comes to amazing food but sometimes you just need to get away. We’ve rounded up our 9 favorite restaurants that we think are worth the drive.


Campagna Bedford Post Inn New York restaurant hotelAn easy one hour drive north will land you at one of the best restaurants in the state. Campagna is part of the Bedford Post Inn, a charming 8-room Relais & Chateaux property in Bedford, NY. Serving Italian fare with seasonal, local ingredients, the pastas at Campagna steal the show. Home-made, try Cacio e Pepe or the Fusilli with neapolitan pork ragu, tomatoes and ricotta.


Hasbrouck House Butterfield Catskills Hudson Valley New York

Butterfield embraces the Hudson Valley and all of its rich fertile grounds sourcing local, seasonal ingredients from farmers and purveyors nearby. It’s located at one of our favorite Upstate properties, the Hasbrouck House. We heard the Poached Halibut was a superb entrée, but we couldn’t pass up on ordering the highly raved-about Butterfield Burger. Fancying ourselves as burger connoisseurs, we like to think our expectations are high. With cheddar, smoked tomato jam, and a caramelized red onion special sauce, it certainly delivered. As if that weren’t enough, it’s only a 2-hour drive from Manhattan!

Bull & Garland

The Bull and Garland Hobart NY

Housed in a historic 1830’s inn,  Bull & Garland  includes three guest rooms on the second floor and a British style pub downstairs. The food at The Bull & Garland is traditionally British and you’ll likely hear that sing-song accent as you dine. Chef & owner Oliver is English and his delicious food attracts local ex-pats year round. The menu changes seasonally and is filled with scrumptious, familiar English flavors. We devoured the Scotch Egg and could have eaten the Chicken & Ham Pot Pie for every meal.

Table On Ten

Table on Ten Bloomville NY

Love at first bite. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does ohhhh baby! Table on Ten in Bloomville, NY is reason enough to drive 3-hours from the city.  The turmeric tonic was addictingly good and made us feel healthier just looking at it’s orangey-golden color. They’ve got a few tasty looking sandwiches on the menu but we opted for the baked eggs several days in a row. We can’t decide which was better – red sauce or white – so we just kept ordering one of each. It’s a meal that’s perfect any time of day and sticks with you so it’s perfect for post-hike or pre-drive back to NYC.


Boitson's Kingston NY

Tucked along Main Street in the town of Kingston, this place gets busy so be sure to make a reservation. Try and snag a table out back on the patio and start with an order of Buffalo Cauliflower. It tastes JUST LIKE chicken wings, but it’s veggies, so of course it’s healthy! The Steak Frites are great and so is the Crab Cake Sandwich.

Fish & Game

fish and game hudson city guide

This menu here changes seasonally and they focus on farm-to-table American cuisine. Housed in an old blacksmith workshop, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The food is beautifully prepared and meant to be shared with the table. However, their foie gras, lobster, and lamb dishes are so god, you might suddenly forget your manners.

The Heron

No matter the season, Heron serves delicious eats that always have us coming back for more. Whether it’s homemade soup and chili or perfectly cooked eggs for brunch, you’ll find a favorite on the menu here for sure.


Scribners Catskill Lodge

Locally sourced ingredients and new American cuisine are served at this amazing new restaurant at Scribner’s Catskill Lodge. Our fluke crudo appetizer was insanely delicious with its avocado drizzle, and both the bucatini pasta and burger with feta aioli were fantastic summertime entrées. Not only is the food delicious, but the cocktails (get the Fern Gully!) and mountain views are outstanding as well. When you’re done, roast some s’mores fireside on the lodge’s back deck.


Adirondacks New York Upstate Whiteface Lodge Lake Placid

This upscale restaurant is located at the Lake Placid Lodge and is perfect if you’re looking for a wonderful meal that’s a bit ore on the fancy side. Their wine list is extensive and the menu offers a prix fixe menu or a la carte options. The seasonal tasting menu takes you on a journey from small, chilled bites to a hot, filling entrees – every bit filled with a burst of complimenting flavors.

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