Binnekill Tavern

4.3
192 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Binnekill Tavern is a historic tavern overlooking the scenic Binnekill Creek in Margaretvill NY, in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. House made specialty cocktail by mixologist Dennis Glenn paired with well executed sophisticated country fare by Chef d'Cuisine Nicole Haroldson create a warm and satisfying bucolic experience. Owners Phil Faranicci, Peter Botros and Bryan Calvert have transformed the space into a modern nod to the mountain life.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 192 people are saying
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Eliza
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Second time being more than disappointed by this restaurant. A few years ago, the bartender screamed at my brother in the middle of the restaurant (after I had given him a very generous tip). We’ve since boycotted the place but decided to give it another shot because Dennis, the bartender, has since left. We sat at our table for a hour before anyone came to take our order. Guests who arrived after us were served before we even placed our order. Staff was clearly struggling but they were very unprofessional and made sure we knew their workplace drama. It sucks because the food is good and it’s only 10 minutes from my house. I love supporting the local businesses here and am sympathetic towards staffing issues but I won’t be back. This is not where I want to spend my money.

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Chgo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice staff ..great food and drinks… would definitely be coming back

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casita01
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was innovative and delicious

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BettyW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food and drinks were outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Margaretville stand-by. Always good

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vipMichelleM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always go to Binnekill when staying at the Roxbury. Love the food, love Nikki and the rest of the staff. Food is exceptional, a must when in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This family run gem has a wonderful vibe. We sat riverside outdoors and the staff could not be more personable and attentive.

Solid menu items which extended beyond the ordinary. Very fresh seafood and the dessert was heavenly.

Cocktails looked inventive and will try next time we’re there, and we shall return…

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vipsunshine
New York Area
526 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delightful staff-very personable and helpful-food was superb and most reasonably priced-the dessert was a chocolate ganache and to die for!! I wish we lived closer.

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Pbnyc
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful menu selections from appetizers to dessert. Artistically presented on plates. Quality is superb, as was the flavors. Highly recommend.

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vipJinHP
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our evening at Binnekill Tavern so much we’re returning tomorrow night with more of our family. It is a family- run business and the service, food and ambiance are all warm and welcoming. A gem of a place!

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nortonsj
London
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Don’t miss this family run restaurant tucked away in Margaretville at the north end of the Catskills. We visited twice - for a late lunch and early dinner - and were immediately put at ease by the friendly and personal service. Try the watermelon and homemade lemonade cooler (with vodka for those who appreciate a stronger cocktail), and leave room for truly special carrot cake dessert … loved both our meals and came away with the chef’s own cookbook before we left … hoping to recreate something of the vibe back at home, but the open air backdrop and view of the mountains will be hard to match.

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SharonL
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Everything was fresh, including our waitress. Nicole was awesome. Would highly recommend this place. The only thing missing was the water view. The river was totally dry.

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Binnekill Tavern! the Martinis, the oysters, dining inside or on the deck! Or at the bar! friendly baristas and waiters! excellent variety of really good food. Uncommon menu, not your run of the mill, for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Nicole was very entertaining. She kept us laughing the entire night. We were full for two days after the food is soooooooo good. The shrimp appetizer was to die for! I strongly recommend that.

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EdwardC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice flavors. Happy staff. Fast service..perhaps too fast.
Trendy menu but they nailed it.

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vipFrodoBaggins
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and phenomenal craft cocktails made with in-house infusions. Huge prime rib entree, Catskill trout app were great. Friendly service by Nicky, owner/chef stopped by to say hello too. A keeper!

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flattop40
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing here!!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Excellent food, but had to wait a long time. Service was inattentive. Seemed like they were short-staffed.

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Steve
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service. Excellent drinks and appetizers. Entrees we’re very bland.

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TaraA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

This is our 4th time dining here. The first 2 times were great. Food was awesome all 4 times but 2 out of the 4 times the service was horrible & this last visit was the worst. The waitress was very young. I overheard one of the workers say she was the 15 yr old daughter of someone who worked there (maybe an owner) she definitely acted like a 15 year old who can give a crap about her job. She was friendly but she didn’t do a good waitressing job at all. She took our order & then disappeared for the rest of our time there. She was socializing with all the locals that came in & to the people at the table next to us almost the whole time. We asked her for more bread & she never brought it. She never cleared our appetizers, so someone else who worked there had to do it to bring us our dinner. We asked her twice for more ketchup with our fries & we never got it, she never came back to ask us if we wanted more drinks or needed anything & It was quit annoying. The prices aren’t cheap at this place for up there which we wouldn’t mind paying if it was all around excellent experience so it’s disappointing we paid so much for a crappy experience. Our previous visit we had a similar experience where the waiter was young. He didn’t even tell us the specials, another waitress there told us the specials after we placed our orders, which was to late & he also neglected . I hardly complain or give bad reviews but like I said, it stinks when you pay a lot for a meal & don’t leave very happy. They need to do better with their staff & maybe next time if we even go back I can give it 5 stars.

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Patticb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here on a weekend trip to the Catskills on the recommendation of our Airbnb host.
The hostess was warm and welcoming. We ate outside on the patio. Our food was fresh and delicious. The cocktails were excellent.
Highly recommend.

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dmn001
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Dinner was excellent. The steamed mussels with piquillo peppers was a great appetizer. We sat outside and enjoyed the nice weather. I had the lamb and my wife had the schnitzel; both were excellent. Desserts were top notch. Wine selection is limited but covers most bases. Service was a bit strained as they only had 2 wait persons for the whole area it appeared. All in all a fine time.

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vipAdrienneK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Binnekill is consistently good—sometimes excellent and always very good, depending on the specials of the day. The cocktails are always creative and delicious. During Covid the service was understandably spotty but everything seems to be on an upswing. Location is right in town and the dining deck is beyond pleasant in good weather. Definitely worth a visit for lunch (weekends only), drinks or dinner.

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Rich
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sesame wings were delicious. My burger was cooked perfectly. My wife said the pork schnitzel was one of the best she's ever had!

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RobertaW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see so many people eating out and enjoying themselves.

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peterf
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a regular it’s just great food, service and atmosphere 👍👌☝️✌️

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RobP
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a view and outstanding service! We will definitely be back.

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LaurenL
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Wonderful food, ambience, service. We sat outside and it was lovely. I got the chili, my dining companion got the burger. Both excellent. Will definitely return.

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SZeb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun drink menu, delicious foods, and great service!!

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Beejay
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always and it was certainly good to be able to dine out again. A big shout out to the bartender and the one waitress who handled the large crowd seated both indoors and on the outside patio. The size of the crowd was overwhelming but they provided great service without skipping a beat. They truly know how to hustle to get the job done. Both wonderful employees who are outstanding and vital assets. Cheers to the staff!

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BruceS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed everything.

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SteveJ
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Had an outdoor table on a lovely evening, overlooking the water, watching ducks taking off and coming in for a landing. Waitress was very attentive and had a great personality. Warm and relaxed atmosphere with good food.

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vipUesChic23
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious & Service was outstanding. They were super accommodating when I needed to change my party size & reservation time. Drinks are also very unique. They serve delightful mixed cocktails.

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PattiI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner, the atmosphere was very nice. The service was very good.

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JudyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Your portions are ridiculously large! My "appetizer" salad was enough to feed a family of four!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great choice. Food is good, service is good. But look forward to bring bread back to the meal

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vipDavidS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the sliced sirloin of lamb in a pool of parsnip-kohlrabi puree with roasted carrots. Superb! Perfectly prepared and not seen on any other restaurant’s menu. Excellent cocktails and service. Can’t wait to have it again.

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VictorM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening out. We like coming up the Bennekill quite a bit. Always a great dinner.

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vipMikeyC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been enjoying Binnekill Tavern for years under the prior owner. With our latest visit this past weekend, we can once again highly recommend this Margaretville restaurant. Nicole is a fantastic food server - we feel that we left as friends rather than just customers. The salads were huge - Cathy had an interesting "special" with peppers, cucumbers, and avocados. My "greens" had a good lettuce and tomato variety. Roasted salmon and pork schnitzel were excellent. The french fries were worth the indulgence! Too full for dessert so can't comment but they looked delicious at other tables.

Highly recommended!

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AdamI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for fir food, drinks, service, and ambiance.

FAQs

Binnekill Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (845) 586-4884.

Binnekill Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.