The Red Lion Inn

4.3
1893 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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 Jon Sterrett, 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 Sterrett 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. The wine list offers 500 plus selections, and has received the Wine Spectator best of Award of Excellence for ten consecutive years; Sommelier Tim Eustis helps pair wines with meals. If you would like to dine in the Tavern, please choose Bar when making your reservation.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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 1893 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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3.9
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDV8R
New England
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The atmosphere is lovely. I love sitting in an old tavern/inn and feeling very New England! The food was mediocre, definitely not bad, but not what I expected for a very well established restaurant. I think people definitely pay for the experience/atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The experience is all about the ambience although the food was fabulous also.

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JillD
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience at the Red Lion! Our server Darlene was attentive and friendly as soon as we were seated. She made excellent recommendations. My husband had the turkey dinner and I had the halibut. Both meals were perfect. I especially loved the corn served with the halibut. The RL is such an historic place with amazing ambiance and tradition. We truly enjoyed our time there and would highly recommend!

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vipWilliamM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location for lunch on a summer's day in the Berkshire.

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Boulderfoodie
Denver
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jon, our waiter, provided wonderful service. Very good meal. Easy to relax and enjoy our dinner.

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vipDiane
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This had been a must do while in the Berkshires and it was really disappointing. Our waiter never did get all we ordered to us. Won’t be back.

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vipMTVessel
New England
117 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Superb food quality. Ingredients, presentation, and flavors cooked perfectly. some issues with service, asking for things 2 and 3 times ... server seemed a bit distracted, but recognized it and apologized to us without us saying anything. she was very pleasant and friendly. atmosphere is perfect. cozy New England style, so much history, with an intriguing collection of teapots on shelves surrounding the rooms.

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RaymondR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit at least once a year and always enjoy the food service and ambiance!! Keep up the great work

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rgtravel
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Table service very slow. Food was tasty although overpriced.

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JohnV
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal and very fun timr

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vipLisaC
New England
32 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food flavor was quite good, but the temperature was lukewarm at best. The service was quite slow, our server disappeared for long intervals without checking in, and was not friendly at all. Some of the slowness might be attributable to the kitchen, but our server should have kept us updated. The dining room was not crowded, and it seemed like there were other servers around. Overall quite puzzling.

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GinnaVA
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. Highly recommend.

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Sarah
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a delightful lunch; my Caesar salad was perfect but my friend's turkey sandwich was dry and untasty. The service was superb. We looked forward to our lunch together and had a very pleasant time. The atmosphere in the restaurant was serene. Thank you for your hospitality!

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WayneS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful! It was everything and more I thought it would be. I can now check this lunch off my bucket list.

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vipAnewyorkeater
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s an iconic place. Food has gotten much better over the years.

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Kurt05115
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice atmosphere good selection of food and drinks. Waiter was very good at coming back and asking if everything was OK. Only a couple of things that they could have done better. 1Had to request rolls instead of them being automatically brought to the table. 2 it was cold for July 4th and my wife had a sweater on and when we asked to change to another spot. We were told told it was reserved.

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vipIrishNYC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s a beautiful place. Service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening.

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Micha
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was at best mediocre. Roasted chicken was bland and skin not crisp. Way overpriced for what it was.

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vipAlisonB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I was very disappointed in the appetizer and entree selections. Seemed very limited. What we ordered good overall. However in thus day and age it seems out of step to offer only one vegetarian entree and have it be a pasta dish. Even a historical inn Nd abs should offer more a more current menu.

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VincentL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Overall good but food was disappointing. Meat loaf used to be great?! Now bland with very heavy gravy. Chicken ok not great. Ice tea terrible. Great ambiance. Still love the Red Lion. Have been going there for over 30 years and will continue. Please make the food better. Thanks

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vipChrisM
New England
35 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend brought my husband and me to the red lion inn for lunch. We had a lovely time. The food was fantastic- we had French dip, fish and chips, and salmon. Service impeccable. It’s wonderful! Not to be missed. Lots of history. Like a step back in time.

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vipJmay
London
44 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Prime rib dinner was fabulous. Enough to share with our whole table of four. Expensive, but delicious.

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vipdiner
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the outdoor patio were great on a beautiful summer evening.

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Carolyn
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at the Red Lion Inn many times. Have taken my six grandchildren to Red Lion Inn when visiting Norman Rockwell Museum. All enjoyed the experience at Red Lion Inn. I highly recommend dining here whether a romantic dinner or family occasion.

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Lrosa
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Anniversary celebration with friends

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice, comfortable food was very good. Limited Menu was only negative. Waitress was nice, but forgot a few things. Not a big deal but asking for review.

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happydiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. Filled with happy memories.
Charming welcoming staff.
Good food.
Lovely character of this wonderful old inn keeps us coming back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

First time going for dinner at the Red Lion Inn. First dinner out since the pandemic began and this was for our anniversary. We’ve been for an outside dining lunch once before and that was ok. Hoping this outing would be better than ’ok’. First thing the pricing is way too expensive for what you get. The menu is typical Americana cuisine, not saying that’s bad….Steak, Salmon, Chicken, etc…but not a lot of options to choose from. I got the NY Strip steak and that was almost $50….I’m sorry but that is crazy. The food was just ‘ok’. Probably won’t be going back.

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Sanglier
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Regional classic back in fine form maintaining superior service. Menu reduced, prices pipped.

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vipDuane
New England
32 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The dining room is a charming space and service was excellent. There was a good selection of wines and great cocktails. .

The prime rib and salmon dishes were both good as was the burrata salad and carrot cake. The clam chowder wasn't very distinctive and the popover that came with the prime rib was overcooked.

Overall, a great dining experience.

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vipFred
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The turkey dinner is great. All the enjoyment and none of the work.

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Steve
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

First, the positive. Beautiful and historic Inn. Open before the Revolution. We were seated quickly and on time with a reservation. Service was attentive and quick. A nice socially distanced table where we could see Main St. There was live music at a pleasant volume level.

Food was good. Just VERY expensive. NE clam chowder was good (better be in Massachusetts) but a small cup was $10.

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MarcF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic an elegant historic inn that has a wonderful place in history as the hangout for Norman Rockwell. Lovely decorations abound. Favorite place for turkey and chicken pot pie in the Berkshires. Lounging in the rocking chairs in the porch is a favorite past time.

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MichaelP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was good to be back at the Red Lion after more than a year and half due to COVID. I hope the old Inn is able to ramp back-up to its usual charm and comfort. It sure looked promising this week.

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Redlioninn2021
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We have eaten at the Red Lion Inn several times over many years, but noticed a definite change. The prime rib and salmon were delicious. However, the salmon portion would not have been enough for most of my family members which included a very small piece of salmon, 4 small pieces of roasted potatoes, 5 small pieces of carrot and one small stalk of broccolini. We realize that many things changed over the last year with Covid restrictions, but had hoped for a great experience which we did not receive. There was only one waiter on the porch taking drink orders prior to dinner and he was run ragged. I do not think we will return and that makes us sad.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very loud...we were seated at the only table for two in the same room as the bar. People were coming in from outside to order drinks...waiters were constantly passing by our table. If you reserve to sit in the bar/tavern area, ask to be seated in the room off of the bar.

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Sarah
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent birthday lunch -- food was great; the service was also great. We had a lovely lunch. We commented on and liked the fact that there were fewer tables, thus less noise and more of a "safe distance" between tables. All the service people also wore masks.
Thank you for your adherence to pandemic guidelines.

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KODIAK
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the Red Lion inn. Great old New England character and charm . Our meals over all were very good. A bit pricey , I think $28 for a pasta entree Witt out protein ( optional for additional charge) pricing is out of line with other comparable restaurants pasta dishes. And at this time of year , spring, would have been better to use sundried tomatoes as opposed to the pale red orange blah winter tomato that was used. Other than that it was tasty and cooked well. And we had a wonderful time

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SreelaR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to visit. Lovely experience as always

FAQs

The Red Lion Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (413) 298-5545.

The Red Lion Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 1893 OpenTable diners.

The Red Lion Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.redlioninn.com/product/the-red-lion-inn-gift-card/.

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.

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