Welcome to the BISTRO!

Main Street Bistro

We're located at 59 Main Street in the heart of downtown, New Paltz, New York. We serve breakfast and lunch in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. We specialize in eclectic American and Vegetarian cuisine, but our varied menu features a wide range of dishes for every taste. The Bistro's extensive beer and wine list contains some of the most interesting and unusual bottles from around the globe. Our in-house bakery provides us with wonderful, freshly-baked breads, cookies, brownies, pies and many other delicious treats!

A New Paltz Icon Since 1993 IS NOW OPEN

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK, 8 A.M.- 3 P.M.




Look what the press has to say about the Bistro

Inside Triathlon, 2013

"The place for breakfast and lunch"

Linday Pietroluongo, Poughkeepsie Journal, 2009

"My favorite place for dinner..."

National Geographic Adventure Sept 2005

"Good food and a mellow vibe. A local favorite where tofu Caesar salads and good old fashioned burgers coexist peacefully."

Hudson Valley Magazine

"Best Breakfast in the Hudson Valley 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011,2012, 2015, 2016"

Bill Guilfoyle, Times Herald-Record

"If fresh, healthy, well-prepared food rings your chimes, try Main Street Bistro. Friendly and funky, it epitomizes a college-town state of mind. Service that is warm, food that is very good and prices that are value-driven add to an enjoyable meal."

Emeri Krawczyk, The Buffalo News

"Before you head home, have breakfast at New Paltz's Main Street Bistro. It opens at 7am on the weekends and serves wildly wonderful combinations like Salmon Hash or The Scooter Frittata Skillet."


"This place came highly recommended. As expected, we had to wait to get a seat. And worth the wait it was! The food was very good. The decor was fitting and I basically just enjoyed myself while there. "


"On a regular weekend, any New Paltz visitor will find the sidewalk in front of the Bistro to be overflowing with faces, hungry faces. And although another restaurant, just two doors down from the Bistro, has empty tables both inside and out, time and again people suppress their hunger until they're rewarded with a seat inside the Bistro."

Stefan C. Friedman, The New York Post

"The Main Street Bistro serves the best breakfast in town, featuring Franklin Lakes Cranberry Cakes. These flapjacks combine cranberries and almonds for a delectable Sunday morning treat."

Roger Plantadosi, The Washington Post

"Not to be missed!"

Brenda Buchbinder Sachs for The Poughkeepsie Journal

"The Main Street Bistro has about 40 seats and a counter, at which you can enjoy one of 65 different beers, vegetarian entrees, southwest dishes, homemade quiche and a wide variety of pasta specialties. The restaurant has a bright, open feel and the roomy tables give plenty of space to stretch out with a good book, or an array of tasty samples from the kitchen. Our $18.65 price tag was very reasonable for the generous servings of well-prepared food and friendly service."

Joanne Michaels & Mary-Margaret Barile, authors of The Best of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains: An Explorer's Guide

"Fresh pasta's, gourmet salads and sandwiches and burgers of all kinds are served in a casual atmosphere. The pastries and baked goods are outstanding. More than 60 types of beer and wine to choose from."