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A Romantic Lunch for Two at the Tuthilltown Distillery

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Tuthill Restaurant and Tavern

When visiting the Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery in Gardiner, NY,  be sure to make a reservation at the Tuthill House at the Mill Restaurant and Tavern. You’ll be in for a very special treat.

Yesterday, I featured a post about my visit to the Hudson Valley’s Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery, a tour of the facility, and the coveted tasting room experience for a flight of New York Corn Whiskey, Baby Bourbon Whiskey, Single Malt Whiskey, Four Grain Bourbon, Manhattan Rye Whiskey and Maple Cask Rye Whiskey.

Tuthill Restaurant and Tavern For this post, we focus on the food and drinks served at the Tuthill House Restaurant. Gourmet. Delicious. Innovative. Beautifully plated. What more would you hope for? The restaurant has two floors. Downstairs you will find the kitchen, a bar in the center of the room, and tables alongside the wall. There is a lovely bank of windows in the back overlooking the stream and an outside deck for al fresco dining. Take a look at the photos below for a sense of the artistry coming out of this kitchen and from behind the bar. It’s a great place for a romantic meal for two and a day spent in the Hudon Valley.

Tuthill Restaurant and Tavern

First, a little bit of history. Built in 1788 by 18-year-old Selah Tuthill, the Tuthilltown Gristmill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the early 1980s, the mill began grinding Kosher matzoh flour which continued until 2003. Back in the day, before the railroads were built in the 30s, Tuthilltown was the commercial, cultural and social center of the town. While the mill has undergone a series of upgrades and additions over the years, you can still experience a sense of its history with mill equipment, shafts, hoppers, grain elevators, hullers, blowers and original stone grinding wheels dotted throughout the restaurant and the gardens.

Tuthill Restaurant and Tavern

The Tuthilltown Gristmill of the past is now home to the Tuthill Restaurant and Tavern. The menu is inspired by American country cooking, featuring fresh, local artisan products and ingredients of the Hudson Valley.

Here is what we enjoyed at the Tuthill House Restaurant.  Every bite, every sip, was absolutely delicious. You know, the kind of meal that with each bite or sip taken, you have to close your eyes to savor every moment. To whet our appetite, we were served what is now my new favorite drink: Getting Caught in the Rain  #JustDivine

The Menu
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Sauteed Scallops
Kaffir Lime Panna Cotta


Getting Caught in the Rain
Coconut Infused Hudson Manhattan Rye, Pineapple, Vanilla, Egg White

Burnt Ends
Smoked Apple-Vanilla infused Half Moon Orchard Gin, St. Elizabeth All Spice Dram, Lemon

Friends with Benefits
Hudson Manhattan Rye, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, Aperol

***Check out our next post for recipes to some of the restaurant’s specialty cocktails***

Tuthilltown Distillery

Tuthilltown Distillery

Tuthill Restaurant and Tavern

Tuthilltown Distillery

Tuthilltown Distillery

Tuthilltown Distillery

Tuthilltown Distillery

Tuthill Restaurant and Tavern

That’s a wrap!

An alluring destination for foodies, cocktail aficionados, a hot date, or an al fresco gourmet meal overlooking the Shawangunkill River – be sure to make the trip upstate NY to experience a refreshing day in the Hudson Valley.

Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery
14 Grist Mill Lane, Gardiner, NY 12525
Call: 845.255.1527 | Write:


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