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The Red Onion Restaurant & Bar
The Red Onion Restaurant & Bar

The Red Onion Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redonionrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (845) 679-1223
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, International, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Katz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Red Onion creates unique off-premise and in-house events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Glasco Turnpike
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking surrounds the stand-alone restaurant.
A word from The Red Onion Restaurant & Bar
Serving hand-crafted cuisine for over ten years, The Red Onion is one of the Hudson Valley's most highly rated dining destinations. Located in a restored mid-19th century farmhouse just outside the historic Village of Woodstock, The Red Onion is a warm, welcoming bistro-style restaurant. In addition to the award winning food, chef/owner Kevin Katz has personally selected every wine on the list of over one hundred labels of estate grown and bottled wines. The Red Onion boasts ten wines by-the-glass and a selection of hand-made cocktails all served in elegant stemware.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Very helpful server, some unique and delicious dishes (Roasted squid appetizer!). Liver is their famous dish, but it was not"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Everything at The Red Onion was great. We all had salads, fish, and shellfish. All was perfectly cooked, seasoned, and served by an extremely friendly staff. If we are in the Woodstock area again, we will definitly go back."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Dinner was even better this time as it was in February. Last time the fish & chips and the cast iron mussels were fabulous. This time the seafood risotto was to die for!!! Yes, we will be going back again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We have been to the Red Onion a handful of times and have never been disappointed. Start with one of their great creative cocktails. Their appetizers and entrees are always fresh and exciting."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Very noisy. Great food. Parking is tough. Very noisy."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My two friends and I had an evening that far eoutdid our expectations. My fiends were late and altho our reservation was at 6:30 the staff were exceptionally accomodating and I felt completely comfortable having a drink by myself while waiting at our table. The service was attentive but not intrusive and the food was fabulous. We were not rushed. I have already recommended this restaurant to several friends in the Woodstock area. Thank you for a memorable night!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food here is absolutely delicious, and stunningly presented. The ingredients are obviously very high quality and no dish has any extraneous elements. The host is somewhat snooty, but that's probably what they hired him for. Try the spicy Thai beef salad appetizer, the duck entree, and the steak frites!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great menu, friendly service and beautiful location. Drove up from Long Island and it was well worth it. Where else can you dine on spectacular cuisine, watch hummingbirds feed five feet from your outdoor table and then see deer walking around the parking lot when you leave? A truly great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Impeccable food, friendly and timely service in an historic gem. House made Pierogi with black truffle niuanse was artful, and The Iron Skillet Mussels were butter tender, the best fish & chips I've had since my childhood in NY's southern tier. The Arctic Char had a nice crisp exterior and melt in your mouth center. Top it off with the Affogato with hand cranked ice cream, made for a memorable anniversary dinner."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We went here based on Trip Advisor reviews and couldn't have been more pleased. The restaurant is attractive, the food was outstanding and Jason, our server, was attentive and charming without being overbearing. Our food was innovative but not tricky. We would definitely return for another meal if we come back to the area."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We have been going to The Red Onion for years and it is always a pleasure. Service is great, and the menu strikes a perfect balance of being interesting without demanding all your attention. The food and drinks never disappoint and we always leave happy."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Not what I expected, -far better ! Look forward to going back whenever the opportunity arises. Tally ho !"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Extremely good food in a cozy, converted farm house, with impeccable service--friendly, efficient, unobtrusive; imagine upscale NYC without the attitude. Terrific seafood risotto and pasta with black ink sauce, with a delicious (and affordable) bottle of Pouilly-Fuisse. Our best dining experience in the Woodstock area (where we are regular weekenders)."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The Red Onion opens for brunch just once per year, for Mother's Day. WHY???? It was so fantastic! Really impressive that the management, chef and staff can put on such a lovely, delicious brunch with so little practice! Crab cakes bennie, french toast, ham, house omelet… all so delicious, and complimentary mimosas for mums! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My first dinner at Red Onion was on a Tues evening when almost all of the local restaurants are closed. Red Onion was hopping, and it is also the night that they offer a 30% discount on their interesting, and already well priced, about 2x retail, wine list. The resto has a good feel, and the service is friendly and attentive. Portions are generally large, how often do you order lamb chops and get a whole rack of lamb? However, in general, the protein was under-flavored, the vegs tasted better. The house pate was a flop, but this is common, as we aren't in France. More concerning was the lack of flavor intensity in the lamb and veal. The issue is either quality of ingredients or skill in the kitchen. Good resto, but not the best in the area."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The food was great. So was the service we look forward to coming back soon"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The ambience is a rustic/country, but curiously "bustling." There's a happy feeling, a lot of conversation going on among diners. The host who greeted and sat us and our server Katie were outstanding -- both were very accommodating, attentive, always smiling. The food was very good as well, especially my bolognese and panna cotta, and my sister and mother enjoyed their sea trout. I had one tiny issue, and my sister agreed: We were turned off a little by most offerings simply because of one small ingredient or spice. It's one of "those" menus. We both worked in restaurants, so we don't like to ask the chef for alterations. And I DO cook, a lot, so I understand ingredients. Check it out before you go (but don't let it stop you from going!)."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great food & drinks! Best pierogies!Always a good dining experience!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We had a fabulous dinner at the Red Onion. The waiter was very attentive and helpful when asked for suggestions."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food takes longer on a Friday night than a Sunday night, go figure. The food is very good, the staff is incredible, but it's their willingness to go the extra mile for a special occasion that really sets The Red Onion apart from many of the restaurants in the Hudson valley"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I've been to The Red Onion many times and never once been disappointed. The food is consistently excellent. The service is prefect. The ambience is warm and inviting. The one thing I'm not crazy about is the lighting. It's often too dark to read the menu. They should have little flashlights at each table. All in all, if you want great food in Woodstock, don't miss this terrific restaurant."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Four friends dining together, several for the first time at The Red Onion, enjoyed a delicious meal and an all-around wonderful dining experience. The menu is creative and each person ordered a different entree. Everyone enjoyed her selection and said they would like to return. We sampled appetizers, salads and main courses and each item was prepared attractively and was equally delicious. It was a busy Saturday night. We were seated in the middle of the main room and the waiters were a bit cramped for space and my chair was bumped from behind a few times but the staff was courteous and friendly. This is one of my go-to restaurants when I want to take friends out to dinner in the Woodstock, NY area."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meals very much and were so surprised how busy the restaurant was on a Tuesday night, it felt like a Saturday for the crowd that kept coming in non-stop. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Always excellent, local seasonal foods creatively prepared. Love the red woe poached pear with lemon semifreddo dessert! Seas food risotto is delicious."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We couldn't have had a better night. The staff was warm and welcoming, even after we arrived late for our reservation. After describing our harrowing ride on a winding road (optional - our mistake) through sleeting rain, the host handed us 2 glasses of champagne and our stress melted away. We were nestled into a cozy corner table in the front of the restaurant by the bar, which was busy but not loud. The ochre walls w/ cool photos lend to a great vibe. The food is creative and delicious. Not pretentious, just really fine fare and an excellent wine list. We even found a favorite Pinot in a half bottle! (perfect considering we had to make that drive back). The service was attentive and highly professional. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I never been to here, but I had out of country family to show good American dish. Friends in Woodstock recommended in the past, and sure enough. Foods, hospitality, manner, all good. Good reputation will travel to Australia."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I've been going to the Red Onion since it opened. The food is consistently excellent, it's always dependable for a good meal and I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food was generally good. The tables were very close together. So much so that one could hardly get in and out of one's seat without bumping into the next table or clearly hearing your neighbor's conversations. The service was generally courteous but slow. Our three course meal of a single shared appetizer between the two of us, our main courses, and desert took over three hours. The waiter who brought us our soup appetizer forgot to provide us with spoons. I asked for spoons and he never returned. After 5 minutes I had to flag down the maitre d' to provide us with the spoons. For the kind of prices they charge, we would have expected better service and a little more space between tables."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "What a delightful evening, from an excellent gin and tonic that made it feel like summertime despite the two feet of snow outside, to the best Caesar's salad I've ever had, and a lovely comforting roast chicken with mashed potatoes and carrots: perfect on a winter night. Thank you and we will return again soon!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The Red Onion is always excellent. Their mussels are a favorite and the fish and chips are a personal fave"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Another wonderful meal. Our third visit to this gem outside Woodstock and once again we found it warm, friendly and had fantastic meals. The steak frites has an herb butter that does the near impossible; improves 'Butter'. Perhaps it was due to it being Valentine's Day but the chef was very generous and sent out complimentary desserts (1st some killer truffles and then a panna cotta that rocked.)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I live around the corner from the Red Onio but, in 2 years, hadn't been there. Now I wish we hadn't waited so long! From the moment we walked in, I knew I would love the place. The wait staff was attentive yet not overbearing. Everything we had to eat was absolutely delicious, our drinks were perfect, and dessert was to do for! We definitely plan on going back sometime (hopefully soon!). A great find in Saugerties!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "10 minutes off the NYS Thruway, Red Onion is a quaint, upscale hideaway good enough for foodies with time to relax after a long day on the mountain. The food ranges from simplicities like hamburger and French fries to escargot and scollops all prepared with the elegance of a fine NYC eatery. The food is equalled by the ambiance however with room for improvement in a sometimes overwhelmed service staff. High ratings and definately worth the trip."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We sat at a table near the bar, which was a nice fairly quiet background noise that was not a problem. Our food (the braised short ribs and sauteed calves liver) were cooked perfectly and flavored nicely. We split the pierogi appetizer, which was small for splitting, but very good and didn't spoil our appetite. The tiramisu for dessert was outstanding, and the house-made cookies plate could have easily been shared, very generous. Not to forget our waitress, a woman originally from Hungary, who was always there when we wanted her, and not when we were fine, even to giving us the check and processing it in a timely manner."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The Red Onion never disappoints. The food is terrific, the service is excellent and the crowd is congenial. Definitely try the excellent cocktails, vodka gimlet with fresh lime juice is my favorite, and you can't go wrong with the seafood risotto or, I'm told, the calves' liver or lamb chops!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "My dining experience at the Red Onion was outstanding. The staff is courteous skillful and knowledgable. The wine list also excellent. The best thing about the Onion is the food. It is sublime."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had a nice meal at Red Onion on Sat. night. The salads (beet and arugula) were large and tasty. My husband had the sardines and he loved them. My friend had the ragu pasta, also quite good. My dish, the Thai style mussels were excellent. The escarole w/garlic was excellent. Our only complaint is that we waited for 30 minutes despite having a reservation."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Great service from very nice staff. Good food and nice atmosphere. A very pleasurable experience."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "In every way The Red Onion was a terrific place to go for dinner. Our table of 5 shared numerous appetizers, all distinct and excellent and everyone's dinner was terrific. Portions were perfect. We left felling fully satisfied but not stuffed, usually the result of good food made with fresh ingredients and light sauces. Service was quick but we never felt rushed. 5 stars in every way."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Red Onion was a great food and service experience in the midst of wilderness. Next time in Woodstock or between skiing, we will return."
    Dined on 12/31/2013