“One of the most romantic restaurants in the Hudson Valley” (Newsday)

The Depuy Canal House Restaurant is the studio where Chef John Novi creates food as art. For more than 40 years he has defined American cuisine as he has continually reinvented seasonal, locally and sustainably grown menus.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you can reserve a table at this Food Mecca as have John and Yoko,

Dine in the Historic Canal House restaurant that Craig Caliborne called “one of the most interesting and best suburban restaurants in America…the menu is fascinating and the food is cooked with infinite care.”

Select history:
1969 – After touring and working in Italy, Chef John Novi came back to the States and opened the old Simeon DePuy Tavern (a federal historic landmark) as a restaurant.
1970 – Craig Clairborne, the “New York Times” food critic rated the Depuy Canal House American Nouvelle Cuisine four stars, an achievement most restaurant owners can only dream about.
1973 – Novi and his staff moved into a new kitchen addition constructed from old materials: barn beams, street lights and urban renewal bluestone.
1985 – “Time Magazine” called John Novi “the Father of New American Cooking”.
1994 – The TV Food Network named John Novi “The Father of American Eclectic Cuisine”.

Revervations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 845-687-7777. Chef Novi may very well answer the phone!