The Red Lion Inn
The Red Lion Inn

The Red Lion Inn

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.redlioninn.com/
  • Phone: (413) 298-5545
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Please note: The Main Dining Room is open daily for breakfast year-round. We serve lunch and dinner daily from mid-April through December. On Mondays and Tuesdays from January through mid-April, lunch and dinner are available in our Tavern only.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brian J. Alberg
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: According to tradition, some of the Inn's first guests were colonial Yankees who met here in 1773 to defy King George III-with revolutionary results. Today, our fully equipped meeting rooms continue to provide quiet, distraction-free settings and modern amenities for companies, associations and non-profit groups with their own important agendas. Paired with exceptional service, renowned dining, and convenient access from the Northeast's major metropolitan areas, The Red Lion Inn offers an exceptional and refreshing choice for meetings, conferences and retreats.
  • Private Party Facilities: For generations, The Red Lion Inn has helped families celebrate weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, and other special occasions with great food, exceptional service, and warm New England hospitality. Whether your event is a party for eight or a banquet for eighty, we'll be happy to help you choose a location and plan the perfect event-with menus to accommodate every style and circumstance. Contact us at the restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Red Lion Inn Sales Department 4132981604x
  • Entertainment: We offer live entertainment nightly in the Lion's Den pub, year-round and never a cover charge!
  • Special Events: Celebrate your special event with great food, exceptional service and value, and warm New England hospitality. We'll be happy to help you plan the perfect event for 8 to 80 that will accommodate every style and circumstance. Contact us at (413) 298-1604.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 7 & 102
  • Public Transit: Several bus lines get folks to the Berkshires -- Peter Pan and its affiliates stop across the street from the Red Lion. There is public transportation in the Berkshires through the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: There is ample parking behind the Inn, but guests may also park out front (no overnight parking on Main Street in the winter!).
A word from The Red Lion Inn
Since welcoming its first guests in 1773, The Red Lion Inn has earned a reputation for outstanding food and genuine country hospitality. Those traditions are continued today by Executive Chef Brian J. Alberg, whose kitchen features contemporary cuisine that is rooted in the region's history and harvests. Emphasizing the use of fresh, local ingredients and a huge proponent of buying locally and sustaining the region, Chef Alberg regularly updates the Inn's menus to reflect the bounty of each season. Guests choose from the elegant Main Dining Room, the cozy Widow Bingham's Tavern, the casual Lion's Den pub, or, in warmer months, the flower-filled Courtyard. The wine list offers 450+ selections, and has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for ten consecutive years; Sommelier Dan Thomas helps pair wines with meals. *The Inn accepts reservations for the Main Dining Room only.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
The Red Lion Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (94)romantic (61)fit for foodies (45)neighborhood gem (40)great for lunch (39)good for groups (32)notable wine list (26)great for brunch (22)scenic view (18)kid-friendly (9)great for outdoor dining (9)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (3)Show More
  • A great place for a special occasion meal!
    lovestotravel
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    During my recent stay at the Inn, I dined in the Inn's main restaurant. The food was incredible and the service was outstanding. The menu is varied enough so there's something for everyone. Best breast of chicken I've ever had,,,anywhere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice New England Feel
    carlsgal
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Red Lion is exactly what you would expect when you picture a New England inn. Very nice interior, loved the candlestick on the table. Some things to know that are not clear when looking at the menu online--many of the entrees come with side dishes. For instance, the turkey, pork chop and prime rib dinners come with 2 sides. My husband loved the pork chop, which our waitress recommended. I ordered the prime rib, but I found out 10 minutes after we placed our order that they ran out. I then ordered the turkey dinner, which came with a lot of food. We had dessert, which was very good. My husband got the brown sugar cake and I had the apple pie. We don't live in the area, so I doubt we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    Honeymooner
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We love the Red Lion Inn and come every Fall to visit. We came up for our 1st Wedding Anniversary dinner and it was outstanding! The service was great and so was the food. They even gave us each a dessert on the house to celebrate!! So wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing, loved it!
    MJreunion
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We ate in the elegant main dining area. Fortunately we had reservations, as there was a waiting time for those who did not. The room was truly elegant, very clean, strikingly beautiful, and romantic. Piano music was playing softly in the background. We requested a small table for 2 where we would be able to talk while enjoying our meal. Our table was just that! The waitress was friendly, professional, and efficient. The service and food was outstanding, Prime rib was cooked to perfection, and the seafood Newburgh just the best! We enjoyed dessert as well ( Tara candy bar was yummy). We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Class By Itself
    Mortimer
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    A wonderful historic Inn in a New England village with great food at reasonable prices. Not pretentious but true to tradition of New England hospitality.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    mommo
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Quick service. Nice ambience. Great food. BSquash soup was divine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful lunch
    RVRGRL
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Our table was perfect: cozy, by a window, with a small lamp and fresh flowers. The food was very good - especially the Eggs Benedict. But the best part of the lunch was our server, Emily; she was outstanding and made for a lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good choice with some history.
    Captain49erVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We felt like we were sent back in time upon entering the lobby and restaurant. Which was a really neat feeling. I could not help but wonder what it would have been like 100 years or more ago being there. The service was great and the food spectacular. The menu was small but what was on it was great. A little pricey maybe but worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always on the list
    Dianey
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We always come back when we are in the area....the coziness of the bar .....the food especially that it is local and fresh and delicious.....and We LOVE Simon the cat
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of a kind New England charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    My wife and I have been celebrating our wedding anniversary at Red Lion for nearly 10 years, it has become a tradition and we'll likely not change our plans in the future. The food, service and ambiance are ideal - the food and service are always outstanding. Red Lion typifies New England charm and is definitely a landmark.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A return to the past
    LoveliestVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Lovely old fashioned dining room. Food is not the reason to go here...it's a quiet dining room making the diner feel like one is returning to a kinder, gentler night out. Would go back often because the dining experience was so lovely ......
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb!
    Loie
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Everything at the hotel was wonderful. The dining room was beautiful, romantic, quiet, excellent service, excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I was expecting something a little better the food was good but not excellent
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Renewing an old inn
    JerryK
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Red Lion Inn was, in my past experience, historic, a bit formal, decent food, and a place to take visitors for the experience. It wasn't a place to go back to because of the food. I was there this past weekend with three friends, and the place is more vibrant, less formal (a relaxed dress code), a nice menu, excellent service, and a well prepared meal. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed the meal as well as the experience. We also had different choices for wine, and so the "by-the-glass" option was best, and the choices available to us were all very good. All in all it was a far better meal than I anticipated, while being as good an experience for my friends and myself as I expected.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING
    Tedster
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The Red Lion Inn is a favorite and never disappoints. The attentive staff, delicious food and great ambiance makes each visit there memorable. I recommend it to all!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RedLiondiner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Lunch with my college roommate was wonderful. We always visit the Red Lion Inn every year in the fall. Our waiter, Timothy, was outstanding and did a good job . Food was delicious. It was nice to be able to book our reservation online instead of waiting for a table. We will be back next fall if not sooner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2trvl
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Wonderful place to eat good food in a historic location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Historic, Romantic, Quiet
    mountainlover
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Spent our 40th wedding Anniversary here for lunch. The weather was a perfect 10, capped by an outstanding lunch at the Red Lion. Nice and quiet, great service, great food, a bit of history, the glorious mountains; what more could you ask for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food
    NurseLynn
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The house chopped salad was delicious as well as the roasted Native turkey dinner! My husband had the Grilled Creekstone filet served with roasted potatoes and asparagus which was great as well. For dessert I highly recommend the warm brown sugar cake!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Red Lion Inn
    love2eatout
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    this was a great experience. Not the type of place that we usually go to but had a gift card. It was different and unique. We really enjoyed the food and service was excellent. Was very busy so reservations was a must.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding atmosphere and food!
    wineNdine59
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The Red Lion Inn is a true find. My wife and I had a little weekend get away there and enjoyed every moment, especially the meals. The dinning room is large, but quaint with antiques all around. The food was unexpectedly creative, well seasoned, and well presented by very pleasant wait staff--we felt that meals were well priced for the quality. We look forward to visiting again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not all that!
    Jotini
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I really don't see what the big fuss is abou the Red Lion Inn. The main dining room is drab and dark. We were seated next to the waiter's station and had to deal with the noise of clinking dishes and glasses throughout our meal. I will say my appetizer was excellent -- roasted mushroom and asparagus tart. Neither my husband or I enoyed our entrees -- mine was hardly touched. The only good thing about our meal was the great personality of our waitress. Save your money and go to Frankie's Italian Restaurant in Lenox or to Chez Nous in Lee.
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  • Very enjoyable and fine food
    FoodFriend
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    During a short stay in Red Lion Inn, we enjoyed a fine evening meal in the atmospheric dining room of the main dining room of the hotel. The food was well-prepared and the service was exceptionally friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brandy
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Our Group enjoed their first experience in Stockbridge and especially The Red Lion Inn.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little to Roar at the Red Lion
    DrKdines
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We have dined at the Red Lion often for over 35 years. On our last visit we were disappointed. A crowded dining room resulted a long wait to be served and tended. The dining room manager brought water and bread. The turkey pot pie waswas basically turkey and gravy.The manager was quite willing to have us order another selection and comped dessert. As we did not want to extend lunch, we declined the offer. We will think twice about driving three hours to visit the inn in the future,
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I had lunch here with my girlfriend and I had the turkey dinner and she had the turkey sandwich. It tasted like a mass produced meal, no taste. We left very unsatisfied. The waitress was very inattentive. Attitude was just hurry up and order and move on. Neither one of us will eat here again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 20th Anniversary
    Anniversary
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Eric , our waiter , was superb in his attention to detail and making our special day memorable. The food was of the highest standard. It made our day complete.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Autumn Place To Lunch
    TEAMMACRI
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    After a leisurely drive up Route 22, beginning in Westchester County NY, we are excited at the prospect of lunching at the famed Red Lion Inn of Stockbridge, MA. For the better part of the three hours, winding through the countryside, we have been witness to one of natures most spectacularly colorful events; Autumn in New England. Not to be upstaged, (not even by mother nature herself), the stewards of this centuries old Inn have adorned the walkway, leading to the main entrance stairs, with a montage of seasonal vegetables, including two pumpkins; each larger than my first car; an orange 1968 Volkswagen Beetle! Brass tacks time: Service-None better, thanks Duncan! Food-Very good, N. E. Clam Chowder-Best Ever! Value$-Excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Had lunch on Friday Oct.3 in main dining room with a friend that I had not seen in several years. Food was very good and we told server, Tim, we were not in a hurry. Dining room was busy, but we had a very nice lunch because we were not rushed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meat Balls
    Terraquad
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The pork meat balls on the lunch menue are the best.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special occasion dining
    DrCharlie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Superb quality and presentation of entrees. Halibut was the best I've had.Companion had turkey that was marvelous with exquisite mashed potatoes. Shared lemon tart was delicious. We've celebrated here many times and have always been pleased. Breakfast was equally elegant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Red lion inn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We have been there several times and always enjoy it all the dishes are wonderful and the service excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Put it on your bucket list
    Twig
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My wife and I have eaten here for dinner about 5 times in the last couple years. It's not cheap, but not crazy expensive either. Every meal we have had has been memorable. It is an authentic old Inn. The staff is extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Main dining room is quiet, formal and romantic, down to details like small floral arrangements on every table. We have not eaten in the tavern, which is more casual. We have eaten in the courtyard when the weather is nice. The courtyard is casual and relaxed. Have a drink on the porch or one of the small rooms off the lobby before dinner and really get the feeling of an old Inn. After dinner you can stop in the Lions Den and listen to live music and have another drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic old hotel
    Kathy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Dining in classic old New England hotel. Walls are decorated flower wallpaper. Shelves hold quite a teapot collection Food just okay. Lots fish on menu
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Host didn't have our reservation
    Greens
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We arrived here at our appointed time on the correct date and the host couldn't find our name on the reservation list. He ended up seating us near a cold drafty window in a back room. We could look out and see the nice chandeliers in the main dining area but ours had plain lights and we were sat near the service station and service entrance. The wait staff started getting a bit slap happy towards the end of our meal and hooped and hollered into the kitchen. The host also added insult to injury and asked us about three times whether we wanted to eat in the main dining room or the tavern despite the fact that we were all dressed up for the main dining area. We would have been way over dressed for the tavern. Next time we won't bother.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good as Always
    nycatpeople
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We've been eating at The Red Lion Inn for years. We live in upstate NY, so we meet relatives from MA for lunch there as it is half way for each of us. The food, service, and atmosphere are just great; we highly recommend it. However, as cat people we're always disappointed if we don't get to see the Inn cat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Average Restaurant
    KSaxVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We ate at Red Lion over Labor Day Weekend. We ate outdoors, as the indoors is a more stuffy atmosphere. Same menu. Food was good. NOT WOW. the chocolate dessert was the best part of the meal. Service was professional. Prices are high- comparable to NYC. We are happy we tried it, but likely would not return. Tip- if you eat outdoors- be prepared for mosquito bites.
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  • 60th Birthday lunch
    blondie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was outstanding. Two of us had the turkey sandwich and one had the turkey dinner. It tasted great. Plenty of it. The soups had a great taste and plenty of it. The service was also outstanding. Very attentive and our server new the menu frontwards and backwards. The tip was prefigured for 18% and 20% which made the paying easier. We had a great time and will come back. We have suggested to our friends to come and visit the Red Lion Inn.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We enjoyed the whole experience from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic old world inn dining
    KH41
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was our first time in Stockbridge and felt that our journey would not be complete without a visit to the Red Lion, which is one of the last remaining classical old world inn's for dining. And we were celebrating a special occasion so it seemed a good choice. The food was classic - well prepared and stellar service plus affordable fine wines - however we should have dined later than 6:30 as the entire restaurant was treated to a family that consisted of two young active children (both under the ages of 7) seated almost dead center - whose parents kept them occupied with buttered rolls and cartoons on an ipad - However our server was very pleasant and helpful and we enjoyed the antiques and classic décor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.