Open Tuesday thru Saturday The week before Christmas for Lunch in December Patio Dining Fireside Dining
Zagat 26 rating for food
"Wonderful on all accounts" say cognoscenti who know the way 'through winding apple orchards' to this New American 'favorite' a hill in Highland, where the 'fresh, distinctive' dishes are composed of local and organic ingredients and enhanced by an 'amazing wine list'."
Best Restaurant in Ulster County
Hudson Valley Magazine 2008, 2007,2006,2005 ,2004,2003, 2002
Highland Restaurant Does Food Flawlessly
"There is nothing uncertain about The Would Restaurant in Highland. Owners Claire Winslow and Debra Dooley are running one of the best restaurants in the Hudson Valley and diners can expect fantastically, well thought-out prepared cuisine and professional service."
Lori Pierce Abendschein, Sept. 15, 2000
The Best of 2001 Best Wine List in the Hudson Valley
The Would has won the Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" every year since 1994. The cellar contains some 260 wines, among them local label and imported bottles from France, Italy, Australia, and Portugal. The menu which changes seasonally, is as eclectic as the wines.
Hudson Valley Magazine, November 2001
"Claire's cuisine embodies a Fresh, creative approach to using local ingredients, exotic ideas and a genuine appreciation for her customer's preferences."
The Poughkeepsie Journal Brenda Buchbinder Sachs, July 1, 1991
"... for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world."
Wine Spectator Magazine 1996, 1995, 1994
"A Delicious Hideaway: An ambitious restaurant, whose owners clearly care about the quality of their ingredients and go to some lengths to find excellent sources."
Hudson Valley Magazine Anita S. Brown, March 1996
Tops in Town Award
Restaurant and Institution Magazine, September 1991
"In several years 'would' has gone from being a conditional term to a culinary imperative when applied to the Would Restaurant in Highland."
The Poughkeepsie Journal Brenda Buchbinder Sachs, May 3rd, 1996
Grand Award Taste Of The Hudson Valley
Placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in five out of six categories. October 1991
""The food is superb - contemporary, interesting, elegant."
The Times Herald Record Ellie Marin, June 13th 1991