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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/
  • Email: info@redonionrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (845) 679-1223
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great service from very nice staff. Good food and nice atmosphere. A very pleasurable experience."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "the Red Onion is in a converted farm house between Woodstock and Saugerties. It's warm (walls painted red!), charming and friendly. Locals (like me) love it, especially their moules & frites! Service is friendly and caring. Prices are good for the quality of food. We go here over and over."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "We haven't been there for awhile.When we had returned for Dinner it was Amazing. We were greeted at the door ,seated almost instantly. O.K. ...fine food came steady,very freesh,and perfect temp. As we were chatting we think it was the owner or maybe the host he asked if everything was O.K....We said yes. Main course arrived perfect timing was excellent.Dinner arrived was excellent.Dessert was superb.We are a little fussy with food ,BUT WE ENJOYED OUR WHOLE MEAL . The only problem we found VERY ANNOYING ,WAS THE LIGHTING ..IT IS VERY LOW AND IT IS DIFFICULT TO READ THE WINE LIST AND MENU.When bill arrived it WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO READ THAT...VERY."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "It's always chancy going to a restaurant on New Year's Eve, but this experience was great. Very professional service, delicious food, good choices, and an upbeat yet still sane vibe. The only tiny, tiny glitch was that the menu promised an amuse bouche, but the first course arrived without it. However, when I mentioned this, the waitress brought it after the first course, which was fine. Actually, the amuse bouche was fantastic, a smoked salmon tartare-like yumminess, so we were happy to have not missed it. All in all, a delicious meal and a lovely experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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
  • "The best prix fixe menu we've seen in a long time on New Year's Eve. We also find the restaurant first rate in every respect on a regular basis."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "always great food and service. only comment is that the decor is tired and a little dreary, especially the black and white nudes. wall color makes it feel like a bordello."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Have lived in this unique town for many years. This is one of the best places to dine in the area. Great creative choices & presentation. I'm confident when I recommend "The Onion" to both friends & tourists alike. The main dining room downstairs is trendy & rather noisy, a favorite gathering spot for locals. I prefer the upstairs where it is quieter & more intimate."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "There were 6 of us. A variety of appetizers, entrees and deserts, Everyone's food was delicious and not the run of the mill selections. Something for everyone in a quaint surroundings."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "One of the best meals I've ever had, hands down. The mussels to start we delicious and came in a great broth. My girlfriend had the seafood polenta, which was great. The scallops were cooked very well. I had the steak frites and two days later I'm still dreaming of it. Go!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "From the server (Sophia) to the food, wine / port and desert the Red Onion is a fabulous find in our area."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Excellent food and friendly service welcomed a farewell dinner for four"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "My wife and I enjoyed celebrating our anniversary with friends.This is a very nice place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "very nice atmosphere. causal yet classy. food and service were very good. would definitely return to explore the menu further."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Splendid food as usual but the staff seemed distracted by a busy night with what looked like a private party upstairs. As a result, we waited a while before being even greeted by the host and waited again before our waitress stopped by for our drink order. We had our usual fine time at one of our favorite restaurants and the staff did a great job but couldn't hide the fact that they were scrambling to keep up."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We drove up from NYC to do some weekend leaf-peeping. When we arrived we noticed that many diners were willing to endure long waits to get a table and we soon found out why. Everyone in my party was beyond thrilled with the food, service and ambiance. Our actual experience far surpassed all reviews. Make a reservation and check this place out, you won't be sorry."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We feel this is the best all around restaurant in the Woodstock area. There are many choices and we have tried most. The service is excellent, the food is great and the pacing is great. We will return."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "We were so happy to eat at The Red Onion again. It is our favorite place in the Woodstock area. The food and atmosphere fits our style - informal with great, creative food. We started with the roasted mussels, followed by the pork chop/creamed parsnips/kale and lamb/potato/minted peas entrees. Delicious! The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and not overbearing. Our only complaint was that the lesser staff might have been a bit aggressive, wanting to take our cocktail glasses and plates away before we were ready."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Three couples all had different dishes, and everyone was nicely done. From appetizer of stone hot mussels and Sancerre wine we drank with it to the beautifully cooked liver and balsamic onions, or truffled raviolior the homey chicken or excellent fish and chips .everyone was pleased with their choice...portions are right. And although no one felt like having desert six spons for a taste of the apple crisp with vanilla ice cream finished the evening nicely."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Beautiful restaurant with great food and service. Elegant without being stuffy!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013