The Hudson Room in Peekskill: Dining Scene


By Amy Sowder

Opened in August in northern Westchester, The Hudson Room is a chef’s restaurant, using organic ingredients with gluten-free options.

“Globally inspired, locally farmed,” says partner Daniel Steinberger, one of the four individuals who run The Hudson Hospitality Group, which  owns the restaurant and plans to open four more in the Peekskill area, including a taco and tequila bar.

The chef? It’s Louis Lanza, a Manhattan chef and restaurant operator who has run more than 15 restaurants in the City over the last 30 years.

Lanza, who also runs Lanza Farms with his wife, Joni, in Garrison, first spotted the opportunity in Peekskill when he opened another business, Hot Rod Hotel, in Buchanan several years ago.

He uses the goat cheese from his farm in his dishes, and sources locally as often as possible. If not, Lanza knows the farm where the food was sourced. He educates the servers about that too, so they can pass on the knowledge to guests.

There’s a full stage with a red piano for live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights.

The Hudson Room is at 23 South Division Street, Peekskill. Call 914-788-3663 or visit

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