Tthe Towne Crier Cafe has become a mecca for fans—and performers—of live music. After a brief stay in Millbrook, then a quarter-century in Pawling, NY, the Towne Crier Cafe relocated in October, 2013, to the blossoming arts hub of Beacon, NY.

Their performance space is spacious but intimate—bringing you what the NY Times called “Down-home access to world-class performers.” The fine-dining menu emphasizes fresh, local and natural ingredients. And their legendary desserts will have you tweeting OMGs.

After more than four decades in Dutchess County, the Towne Crier Cafe is the oldest venue of its kind under continuous management.


Selections from the Towne Crier Cafe Menu:

  • Middle Eastern Salad – Roma tomatoes, English cucumber, red onion
  • Cuban black Bean Soup – Our signature soup, slow – Cooked In vegetable broth. Served with Sour cream and Scallions. (vn=without sour cream>
  • Brodetto and Chorizo Sautéed Prince Edward Island mussels , spicy chorizo sausage, garlic, but ter, white wine and fresh parsley
  • Phil’s Baba Ghanouj Fire – roasted eggplant spread, with fresh garlic, olive oi l and lemon juice. Served with toasted multigrain pita (VN)
  • Towne Crier Chicken – Roasted half of all natural, free – range chicken, marinated in fresh ginger, sesame and soy, and served over Israeli couscous with re d Holland chilies and fresh basil.
  • Mediterranean Lamb Burger Mediterranean – spiced, fresh – ground lamb – burger, served with fresh mint yogurt.
  • Squash and Apple Arancini Lightly breaded, creamy ris otto balls, studded with sautéed butternut squash and apples. Served with a cayenne – cream dipping sauce. (V)