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American, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 11 July 2021

We stopped in after a day trip to the Mohonk Preserve. The restaurant is tucked away behind a hotel. Friendly staff, indoor and outdoor seating, and a great bartender. We had hanger steak frites with homemade excellent fries and asparagus. The steak was outstanding, cooked...to perfection and savory. The dessert menu is thin, with only 4 offerings but otherwise this was a top notch dining experience.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 26 October 2020 via mobile

We were told by someone at the hotel it was a pricey place and haa mixed reviews. Well my review is wow. The humus was great and the grilled octopus was the star of the show with an amazing red peper sauce. We also had...burgers which were good but i would rock with a few apps next time. Finish the meal with brown butter pound cake and rum infused pineapple. Our waitress was fantastic!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 4 September 2020

Stayed at the hampton inn and after a long day of hiking and climbing, felt like ordering pickup close to relax in the room. Novellas is walkable and open later than many near by, but for the meal and price we were pretty disappointed. Ordered...the steak frites entree medium rare. Came very overdone with regular French fries (not their truffle fries as listed) piled on top of green beans as their vegetable du jour. for the price and quality, not worth the convenience or sparring delivery fees.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 30 August 2020 via mobile

Everyone staying at the Hampton Inn should mosey on over. The restaurant has been newly reopened so it was quite quiet when we came by. It was quite highly rated so we wanted to give it a try. We were amazed. Service was patient with...us because we wanted a nice and slow dinner. The yellow pepper ginger soup was delightful. The Belgian endive salad was to die for. We will have to learn how to remake it when we get back to NYC. The old fashion made a great companion and I think they ought to add Negronis to their cocktail menu because they made it really well. Salmon with crispy skin for my entree was well done - I think they may try to make the salmon in the future pinker but the skin was nice and crunch while the accompanying lemon mascarpone risotto simple made the dish. I finished every bite. For everyone staying at the hotels nearby - don’t sell yourself short by only trying the places downtown - Novella’s is perfect for a nearby option in case you don’t want to drive downtown! And it’s definitely worth the trip if you are staying in downtown New Paltz!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 18 March 2020

We greatly enjoyed the food and drinks offered during happy hour and the good service. We would rate this restaurant higher but the entrees were just okay. We had the lobster pasta which was good and the salmon which was disappointing.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 23 October 2019

We arrived in New Paltz for a visit with my daughter who goes to college there and we were suppose to go the next day to Yankee Stadium for the playoffs which were rained out. We walked to this spot and were pleasantly surprised at...the atmosphere. We sat at the bar and had a good time with the bartender. The staff were great. This place only is open for dinner and does not have long hours but we enjoyed the food so very much.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 23 October 2019

My daughter attends college in New Paltz and we were there to go to NYC for a Yankee playoff game and arrived the day before. My daughter suggested we go to this location for a bite to eat as she heard it was good and...we were walking distance away. We sat at the bar and had a great time with the Bartender and such. The food was great and the atmosphere is wonderful. Highly recommend a visit. We will go again.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 18 October 2019 via mobile

We are staying at the Hampton Inn next door to the restaurant. They recommend it to us at check in when we asked about local restaurants. You just walk through the parking lot of the hotel and you are there. They open at 4:00. We...arrived just after they opened. We had a choice of a table or bar area. We choose the bar area. The bartender was super friendly. We were the only ones at the bar but it quickly got crowed with a very friendly group of people. We had the early bird special menu. I ordered the salmon and my husband ordered the penne Both were 19.95 with a salad and ice cream for dessert. The food was delicious. We had a great time sitting at the bar and talking to the other people there. Great experience. Food was delicious and super friendly atmosphere!!! High recommend!!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 24 September 2019 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with good service and reasonable prices. Lobster dinner with corn and potatoes and salad for $24.95! Warm bread with olive oil was yummy. Next door to beautiful hampton inn. Do both!!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 20 September 2019

Close to the Hampton Inn Novellas is a great place to dine. Enjoyed the food and quiet atmosphere. The Novella burger was delicious and done to perfection, I also recommend the Novella Flatbread.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

We enjoyed our dinner from the first appearances to the parting check. The server, main menu, specials menu, early bird menu and cocktail menu were all great. Maybe they had a desert menu and more, but we were stuffed. We will be going back soon.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 12 August 2019

Right next to the Hampton Inn. Recommended by the hotel and we were not disappointed. Excellent food and service. Our server Victoria was attentive (but not overly so) and provided great recommendations. My husband had the skirt steak and I had NY Strip. Both were...beautifully presented, with substantial portions and delicious. The truffle fries were to die for. Good cocktails, wine and bread.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 24 May 2019 via mobile

This is a staple if you live or travel through New Paltz. Restaurant is conveniently located near Hampton Inn and has amazing food and service.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 8 May 2019 via mobile

Prices reduced on three- course meals on Tuesday to Thursday if you are there before 6:30. Glass of wine $5. The food is not great, but it is very good. And there are fish, meat, and vegetarian choices. Only ice cream for dessert. Service good...and friendly.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

Beautiful atmosphere inside. Our server was new and did get quite a bit wrong. Food looked amazing but lacked in flavor. My daughter ordered the mussels and shrimp with fettuccine and the pasta was cooked horribly. Cocktails were heavily iced. A few minor changes and...this place has a lot of potential!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5