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Le Express Bistro & Bar

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1820 New Hackensack Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
845-849-3565
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We Always enjoy the environment - bistro style, nice ambience, modest noise level, roomy seating and delicious locally sourced food. Wild mushrooms are a specialty get "hen of the woods" if he has it. Euro and american dishes fit comfortably on the menu. John is a master chef and committed locavore - catch him before dinner hours for a good... More 

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1 Thank C4153OPdavid
Wappingers Falls, New York
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

The food is good but the prices are more of what you pay in Manhattan...Nice atmosphere inside. Would of like to see more choices.

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Thank luvmydogschristina
Poughkeepsie, New York
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This local treat can easily be missed, as it sits among a number of stores in a small strip mall on New Hackensack Road, with inconspicuous signage. However, inside is an understated, elegant restaurant, with an impressively large menu, highly professional service, and wonderful food. Lunch and dinner entrees, several daily specials, and a range of price points, means something... More 

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Thank Stephen S
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I do not understand why Le Express Bistro is rated only 27 out of 222 restaurants in Poughkeepsie. I have nothing against the restaurants ranked ahead of Le Express, but a real foodie should appreciate the difference between causal fine dining, pub grub, dinners, and fast food. Le Express is casual fine dining at its best. Forget about the strip... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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199 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We met our friends who suggested this restaurant. It was our first (but not last) time. We all had the prix fixe but various versions. We were all very happy with the dishes. The hen-of-the-wood dish was excellent. The braised duck with papardelle (freshly made) was very good. The wine was reasonably priced, although overall this restaurant is a bit... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Bistro set in a strip mall and has shut out the traffic view with hand painted farm scenes. The pre-fix menu for restaurant week had a smoked trout tartine appetizer. I felt it was one of the best smoke trout, I had eaten. The small piece trout was served on grilled sourdough bread that had been covered with whipped... More 

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Thank pickyeatter
Fishkill
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121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My wife and I ate dinner here tonight and were very happy with the food and service. Our waitress, Rachel, had an amazing memory for reciting the details of every special offered. Even when asked about menu listed offerings, she responded with helpful nuances. The food was served hot and finely prepared. Careful attention was given to my wife's braised... More 

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

My daughter and I went for dinner on a Saturday night. The place was pretty full. We ordered the tomato appetizer to share, Duck confit entrée and a pasta entrée. The tomato's were soft and mealy, dressing was tasteless. The duck tasted old and the pasta served with it were undercooked and hard. The other pasta dish wasn't any better,... More 

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Pleasant Valley, New York
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

What a wonderful surprise in a little strip mall! The food was amazing! We went there for Father's Day and we're still talking about it- everything was fresh, the owner/ chef came out to talk with us, and the decor is delightful, simple and elegant.

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Hudson River Valley, New York
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174 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Located in an unassuming strip mall, this was a surprise find. Had a nice , though overpriced, dinner with friends. The restaurant was extremely warm and with the back door left open , we had to battle with a couple of annoying flies. I would like to try it again when the A/C is on or during cooler temps.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1820 New Hackensack Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: 845-849-3565

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?