American Duchess™ Fine Dining

Savor our River Cruise Dining

Creations Befitting a Duchess

Dining aboard the American Duchess is an elevated, Epicurean affair that pleases the palate and warms the soul. Our award-winning culinary team takes full advantage of the region's diverse bounty of fresh, local ingredients to fashion uniquely exquisite dishes that will leave you yearning for the next meal.

Savor each succulent bite, swirl and sip amidst the rich ambiance of the Grand Dining Room. Furnished with a refined decor of extravagant, custom Italian fabrics and rich walnut accents, you will enjoy tantalizing meals morning, noon and night in this exquisite venue which comfortably accommodates all guests. Sweeping windows reveal a gorgeous backdrop of river views to further enhance the glory of your dining experience.

Equally decadent with a more intimate experience is our alternative venue, the River Club & Terrace. Its lofty feel and classy decor of hand-blown Murano glass, along with an open-view kitchen and double-sided bar, sets the tone for the splendid dining and delightful cocktails. With seating for half the capacity of The Grand Dining Room, you are afforded a cozy ambiance. The outdoor terrace features covered, resort-style seating for both leisurely lounging and relaxed dining.

Exceptional cuisine starts with quality ingredients
All-American crew provide outstanding service and hospitality
Complimentary 24-hour room service is an elegant treat

Creations Befitting a Duchess

Even more astounding than the choices you will find on our menus are your daily choices of dining venues. Enjoy the refined decor of the Grand Dining Room serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners that are befittingly grand or the casual elegance of our specialty alternative venue, the River Club & Terrace, offering a wide variety of classic American favorites that can satisfy any craving. The River Club & Terrace transforms into a reservation-only, specialty restaurant in the evening. As on all of our vessels, we also offer the comfort and convenience of 24-hour room service.

Buffet Breakfast | River Club & Terrace
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Traditional Breakfast | Grand Dining Room
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Buffet Luncheon |  River Club & Terrace
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Traditional Luncheon | Grand Dining Room
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Traditional Dinner | Grand Dining Room
5:30 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
Dine at any time you wish during open hours.
Specialty Alternative | River Club & Terrace
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Reservations are required.
Beverage Package
Our all-inclusive beverage package affords you carefree enjoyment of your favorite spirits, beer and wine by the glass throughout the length of your voyage. Some restrictions do apply. Ask for more details and package pricing when booking your voyage.
Exceptional cuisine starts with quality ingredients
All-American crew provide outstanding service and hospitality
Complimentary 24-hour room service is an elegant treat

Special Dietary Needs

The American Duchess offers an array of dining selections that naturally cater to many dietary specifications. Whatever your dietary restrictions and preferences may be, our staff can most often assist you in finding the perfect course to please your palate. If you have special dietary needs, adequate advance notice will help to ensure that your request is accommodated.

Here are some common, special dietary needs that we are happy to accommodate while you are cruising with us:

Low Sodium
No additional salt will be added to any food item, although some foods have natural sodium in them.
Most of the menu items on the American Duchess can be prepared gluten-free. We prepare gluten-free breads, pastas, soups, sauces, muffins, ice cream and other desserts using nutritious alternative ingredients like quinoa, a super grain.
Savory vegetarian options are available at every meal, like the Potato and Vegetable Curry with Chick Peas served with Jasmine Rice or the Saffron Risotto with Spinach and Pine Nuts. 
The American Duchess kitchen accommodates guests with many types of allergies. The Executive Chef will meet with you personally to discuss your particular food allergy and ensure your dining experience is safe and delicious throughout your voyage.
Heart Smart
River Cruising aboard the American Duchess offers an abundance of indulgent culinary selections, but those who are calorie-conscious will not miss out. We offer delicious low-calorie selections on every menu. Just look for the heart icon next to the item.