Google Reviews

Noelle SiniscalchiNoelle Siniscalchi
04:03 27 Jan 22
Truly a unique and enjoyable experience that leaves a lasting impression. Chef Daniel made us a wonderful meal and I can’t wait to come back.
Conall ChabrunnConall Chabrunn
02:42 06 Jan 22
If you’re looking for a refreshing, upbeat, basically private chef to have dinner with, go to Tasting Room. Beyond reasonable wine list, all in all such a relaxing evening. Top notch.
P KottmanP Kottman
02:10 10 Oct 21
How to describe this? A cross between the friendly presumption of familiarity that you might find at a roadhouse bar, with kitchen capabilities of an uncommonly high level... all assembled in the basement of a 1970s duplex. Oh, and the family dog will join your table with dessert. In other words, not to be missed!
Phenomenal meal with wonderful hosts- the authentic Peking duck stole the show. Fluffy, superb baos, perfectly cooked duck, legendary crispy skin.
20:36 02 Jun 21
Very comfy and unique environment. The experience is like having great food at a friend’s house. Highly recommended!

Yelp Reviews

  •   Great food, great service, personal attention even by the chef!
    Highly recommended!

    thumb Lyubomir D.

      I highly recommend The Tasting Room if you're passionate about food & wine and excellent hospitality. The classically trained chef/owner is talented, engaging, and puts out consistently great food in... read more

    thumb Wendy M.

      We had a wonderful experience last night at The Tasting Room.  The chef has converted the lower level of his home into a restaurant.  We arrived before any other guests,... read more

    thumb Janet M.

      Had dinner at the Tasting Room last night.  It was an excellent experience.  This is one of only 3 places within a 20-mile radius I would recommend.  Food was very... read more

    thumb Jim B.
  •   The Picasso of Culinary, delicious food, excellent service, Chef Daniel Gendron this Wednesday evening prepared, entertained and served.

    thumb David C.

      Had dinner at The Tasting Room last night for hubby's birthday. Awesomest well executed dishes. Great experience and saw how chef was making our food from our table. By chance... read more

    thumb Sandra S.

      We ate at the Tasting Room October 12.  What a wonderful dinner!
    The restaurant itself is funky, in a good way.  You are eating in the chef's basement so... read more

    thumb Lorraine S.

      We ate at the Tasting Room on Friday October 8th. The eating space is in a walkout basement and the access is not cared for or well lit. The space... read more

    thumb Jamie B.
  •   TERRIBLE SERVICE and system:

    I called over 3 months ago to make a reservation for my boyfriend's birthday for Saturday, 9/4. When I called, I was the first one... read more

    thumb Sharon N.

      This was way more than eating.  This was an experience that we won't soon forget!  Besides an amazingly talented chef, Chef Daniel is a truly wonderful human being that is... read more

    thumb Sharon W.

Trip Advisor Reviews

December 29, 2021.
Hidden Gem We found this place for our Christmas Eve dinner and couldn't be happier that we did. The food was fresh and flavorful, the dessert was out of this world. I will be going back next time I'm in the area and you should too!
Tanya Weintraub
Tanya Weintraub
October 29, 2021.
Truly a hidden gem We made a reservation after reading amazing reviews about the restaurant . It was so worth it! The restaurant is very small and cozy, you can see the chef cooking from you table. It’s only the chef, Roslyn, and 2 kitchen helpers. Roslyn was absolutely amazing, she truly knows her stuff and makes one mean cocktail! The food was amazing, the menu was very limited but everything was so fresh and delicious. Roslyn explained all of the items on the menu and was very helpful in choosing our food. The chef was very personable and came out to talk to us. The food pairings were unbelievable. We felt like we ate at home We live 2 hours away and we can’t wait to go back there.
July 8, 2021.
Excellent meal in a funky laidback setting Excellent meal in a very funky, laidback setting just outside of downtown Rhinebeck. Always changing limited menu in a backyard setting with about 4-5 tables. Staffed by the owner chef and a single wonderful (albeit a bit crusty) server who I liked very much. Basically a farm to table style restaurant that has a bit of an Asian fusion feel. Four or so starters, all great, three main course options (beef, fish, fowl) also excellent and several dessert options. A very tasty fare that I highly recommend!! Limited wine selection but what they have is excellent. We had their last bottle of a superb rose’. Everything is freshly prepared and wonderfully presented. Licking the plate is allowed and you may likely end up doing it. Reservations essential. Fairly priced given the quality and preparation. Go if you can. It is definitely worth it. Would definitely go back when we are in Rhinebeck.
June 4, 2021.
Superb food in a basement setting Located out of the town village, we drove a few miles as directed by our maps app, and came across the address. Could this really be a restaurant? It’s someone’s house and the drive directs us to the basement entry from the backyard. This meal setting is in what reminds you of your high school friend’s basement rec room. Then, on some nights, the sole employee working is the owner/chef/host/bartender/waiter/busboy/dishwasher.............and you may be the only diners in a small, 5-6 table, low-ceilinged room where you can observe your meal being prepared. The food reigns. There are just 3-4 options for each course, but the quality and prep are superb. This is a meal for those searching for “fit for foodies” category, just in a setting that is unique and odd.
December 12, 2020.
What a wonderful experience- What a wonderful experience- great food, intimate setting, charming host and chef. What a treat- highly recommend
Beth B
Beth B
November 11, 2019.
Excellent dining experience Eating at the tasting room was our favorite part of our visit to rhinebeck! Although menu options are limited this doesn’t mean you will be disappointed. Would highly recommend.
Don B
Don B
June 25, 2019.
A surprise hit Loved the food and the interaction with the chef and staff. The food greatly overshadows the spartan decor and setting. We almost hesitated in going in to the restaurant when we arrived. The multi-course meal and the wine selection were both terrific. We plan another trip soon to this restaurant, when we attend a performance at Bard college, which is nearby.
April 17, 2019.
What a surpirse ! The Tasting Room gives you the feeling that you are home or at some family organized gathering. Chef Daniel and Roslyn will greet with a relaxed and comforting exchange to get your started. The menu is short, but sweet in terms of what they believe will be an enjoyable experience that day. All you have to do is allow them to guide your dining experience, from start to finish. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy.