New restaurant opening at former Tomato Cafe in Poughkeepsie


It was sad news when we learned that the popular Tomato Cafe on Collegeview Avenue, across from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, would be closing. But, as the saying goes, when one door closes, another opens. And I’m happy to tell you that’s the case here.

One of the nicest areas in Poughkeepsie to stroll, shop and grab a bite to eat is the Vassar College area. So it was great to hear that a new restaurant is about to open at 15 Collegeview Avenue, where the old Tomato Cafe was. I don’t have too many details yet, but I found a little information that I can share with you.

The new restaurant is called Bluestone Kitchen and Bar, and they’ve been feverishly working inside the building for the past few months. I had the chance to preview the menu and I don’t think you will be disappointed. They will be open for lunch and dinner with many delicious starters, soups and salads, sandwiches, entrees with steak, pork, chicken and seafood, burgers, comfort food like chicken pot pie and fried chicken. And much more. It looks quite economical too.

Bluestone Kitchen and Bar hasn’t announced an official opening date, but it’s coming very soon and as soon as we know, we’ll let you know. I can’t wait to have another great restaurant in the Poughkeepsie area, and with spring and summer fast approaching, that gives us something to look forward to. Congratulations to the owners of the new Bluestone Kitchen and Bar, hope to see you soon!

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