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The Red Lion Inn

4.4
4.4
2280 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 and the cozy Widow Bingham's Tavern. 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Tavern Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (413) 298-5545

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jon Sterrett

  • 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: (413) 298-1604

  • Neighborhood

    Stockbridge

  • Cross street

    Route 7 & 102

  • 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!).

  • 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.

  • Entertainment

    We offer live entertainment nightly in the Lion's Den pub, year-round and never a cover charge!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,280 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western MA

    Best Ambiance

  • Western MA

    Great for Lunch

  • Western MA

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Western MA

    Special Occasion

  • Western MA

    Most Booked

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  1. AA

    ArmandoA

    Miami

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Historic venue, lovely ambiance. The food is fantastic. My pork chop was moist, and the sauce was sublime. The prime beef was delicious. Limited wine selection, plus some wines they offer were out of stock. That did not deter us from having a great experience.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Fish over cooked. Coleslaw dry. Service was very good.
  3. RR

    RobynR

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Two of the dishes came out incorrectly, and too much salt on the potato chips and too much horse radish in the bloody Marys !!!!!! Bring back the old recipe please add back the 1/2 sandwich and soup.
  4. DM

    DMP528

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I stayed at The Red Lion and loved it! So much history and a great atmosphere, plus the bar, while small, is mighty. Matt, the bartender, was so helpful! He made delicious drinks and interesting conversation. Plus, our dinner was delicious! We’ve been before and we’ll be back again!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, beautiful atmosphere and nice server
  6. IM

    InsuranceMaven

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience, excellent service very average food.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Had table away from dining are next to kitchen entrance. Not a good experience.
  8. H

    Haas

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure!
  9. NY

    NYCexpat

    New England

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great meal, great service, excellent location. specials are great
  10. B

    Beachgrandma

    New England

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Elegant, classy, and cozy, the Inn was fun to return to after so many years. It is a blast from the past, happily frozen in time.
  11. T

    Timamyj

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the Inn
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, the restaurant was not too busy so we were not feeling rushed. Food is excellent.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Past it’s “Prime” My wife and I came here for dinner on a get away weekend to the Berkshires. I noted on reservation that it was a “special occasion”- unfortunately there was nothing “special” about this meal. Ambiance was nice- traditional old school country inn decor with Working Fireplace in the lobby.After being seated promptly at 8:00pm we were greeted by our waitress, who took our drink order and informed us about the soup du jour (pumpkin bisque which was fair to ok) but there no entree additions to the limited menu. When the drinks arrived we both ordered our meals, I was looking forward to the Prime Rib, and was informed there were only “end cuts” left at 8:15. I ordered it anyway on the assurance that it would be “medium to medium well”. It arrived without a steak knife-which I had to wait a few minutes for the waitress to retrieve. It was cooked medium but had a ton of gristle and fat- nowhere near worth the $48 price. My wife ordered Pumpkin gnocci and seared scallops -(better value at $30) but which came out with pearl sized gnocci and 6-8 tiny bay scallops- it was overseasoned (very salty tasting) and overcooked. We both assumed that it would be larger homemade gnocci and large “sea” scallops. Big disappointment for a restaurant with such a storied history. Unfortunately it must have seen better days. We won’t be back.
  14. WP

    WilliamP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Wonderful setting, but the scallops were completely inedible and the turkey dinner was lukewarm and mediocre. A really disappointing meal.
  15. s

    ssh2011

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening at the Red Lion Inn. The staff was attentive, the food was delicious, and the overall atmosphere was warm and enjoyable. Next time we want to stay as guests!
  16. MW

    MWex

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place continues with Western MA's understanding of making good food that is gluten free. The pumpkin soup was thick and rich w/o being heavy and the bouillabaisse had four different kinds of seafood all cooked perfectly.
  17. EM

    EvaM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic lunch spot if you are in town. Don't forget to check out the back corner table that inspired Norman Rockwell's famous 'Freedom From Want' (at Thanksgiving).
  18. RV

    RVRGRL

    New England

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful lunch with friends. The salmon with farro and ratatouille made for a perfect meal. But what made the meal exceptional was our service from Karissa. She was truly outstanding: friendly, professional and tailored her approach to our group. The Red Lion is fortunate to have her as an employee.
  19. G

    Guest

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Memories of years ago with very professional waiters and waitresses. Now, not the same, lost something, along with no dinner rolls, no salad. Just simple entree, are puff and potatoes, brought the place down a notch.
  20. AM

    AlexM

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food great atmosphere! Very charming and cozy
  21. J

    Julia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Noah was courteous, friendly, and helpful in every way. A very enjoyable meal!
  22. FV

    FromVirginia

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding. Very pleasant waiter who knew the menu and quickly picked up on our preferences.
  23. A

    Anewyorkeater

    New York Area

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Place is so charming.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    I went for a date with my girlfriend on a weekend that I plan to propose to her. Everything went really well, we enjoyed the wine/food/ambiance the best. The prices were good. The service from our waitress was sufficient, but it was good at best. A little too laid back with the speed of our service and our waitress checking in on us throughout our dinner.
  25. JW

    JohnW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was fair and price was high, service was excellent
  26. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Our server, Sarah, was amazing!
  27. M

    Mommy12345

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The meal was excellent and our server was very attentive and kind.
  28. MS

    MargaretS

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The chicken pot pie was tasty, but not hot, and a small portion. The turkey sandwich was fabulous and the pork schnitzel was very good.
  29. GM

    GordonM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our highlight was dinner: the food was delicious; the waitress cheerful and accommodating, and the setting classic and romantic, with linen tablecloths and candles. 3 items for improvement: 1)When you come out of the elevator on the main floor, there needs to be a sign that directs you to the front desk; bar; and dining room. 2)The music selections in the dining room consist largely of funky jazz and are very incongruous with the history and "feel" of the hotel. 3)Even with om-site help from the desk, they could not find Fox News Channel on the TV. (the most widely watched cable show in America). I had to find it myself after going through every channel, one by one, until I recognized the show. The difficulty came from the channel listing guide indicating two FOX channels, neither of which was Fox News. I found it (later) under "FNC", at 41.2 on the hotel TV site.
  30. j

    jeffl

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We have been going to Red Lion for years and always have dinner in the restaurant. I understand with inflation that food prices have risen as well as menu prices. However if you are increasing the menu prices, why are you still decreasing the size of portions. I was somewhat disappointed by dinner on Monday night.... we asked for the bread basket... now a $2 charge ... really. My wife got the turkey dinner for $34. clearly less turkey and 1 small scoop of stuffing, 1 small scoop of mashed potato and a few veggies. I had the prime rib for $48.00... much smaller portion thrown on top of 1 scoop of potato and a popover. The meat was tasteless. This $48 meal should have been better. I was very disappointed and felt let down by Red lion. Truly not the anniversary dinner I had expected. Luckily we had a very good waitress, Kathy.
  31. FF

    FoodFanatic

    New England

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The sort of place that feels as though you have been there a hundred times. An old hotel with attentive staff and very good food. Someone in the kitchen has really good sense when it comes to inventive presentations and old standards that make you happy just thinking about them.
  32. s

    susanm

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We love Red Lion. One of our favorite overnight getaways!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A place I look forward to returning to every time I’m in the Berkshires.
  34. RR

    RaymondR

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary on Saturday night and the food was as good as usual!! Keep up the great work!!
  35. HD

    HannesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my best dinners in the states!! I will come back!!!! Greetings from Austria !! :-)
  36. DM

    DonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. We drove over from the Albany area just for the day. Food was excellent and service was also excellent. I had the French dip and my significant other had the turkey sandwich. We also took time after to look at all the curios and odds and ends and artwork throughout the facility and browse through the gift shop. It was very interesting. Thank you.
  37. BF

    BigFan

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming in the extreme and delicious food - don’t miss it
  38. R

    Ricky

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We happily went back to Red Lion Inn (RLI) where we have been many times over the past several years. We got a great table. My husband’s and my anniversary was the dinner was the occasion which I indicated in the reservation. Disappointed that neither the woman who seated us nor our server, Dorothy was her name, mentioned it. And the dessert (warm brown cake with coffee ice cream) was the best part of the meal; but no mention of our anniversary was written on the plate, either. Another missed opportunity. The pumpkin soup was very good, the Caesar salad was ok (a little dry - a bit more dressing would be better for me). But dinner, the famous turkey with mashed potatoes, green beans, and dressing, was disappointing. We’ve had this many, many times over the years. Perhaps inflation caused the portions to be smaller than any time we can recall? A fix is to charge more as needed. While carrying it out my meal slid to one side of the plate; it easily sat on just 1/2 of it because the overall volume was so small. And, to my disappointment, no cranberry sauce was on either of our dinner plates. When the server came by I mentioned it and she got us two portions; it was good as ever. This won’t stop us from returning to the RLI but we hope to be more warmly greeted and have better amount of dinner on the plate.
  39. MK

    MattK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for dinner for my wife's birthday. We both had the Turkey dinner. It was delicious. Our server Dorothy was great. We had made reservations, which is recommended. Will return. Thanks for a wonderful evening and weekend.
  40. C

    Cygnet

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday celebration

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

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 4.4 stars by 2280 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for The Red Lion Inn

30 Main St, Stockbridge, MA 01262

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Route 7 & 102

  • Neighborhood

    Stockbridge

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Tavern Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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!).

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jon Sterrett

  • Entertainment

    We offer live entertainment nightly in the Lion's Den pub, year-round and never a cover charge!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (413) 298-5545

  • 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: (413) 298-1604

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