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About The Red Lion Inn
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 Brian J. Alberg, 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 Alberg 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, or, in warmer months, the flower-filled Courtyard. The wine list offers 450+ selections, and has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for ten consecutive years; Sommelier Dan Thomas helps pair wines with meals. *The Inn accepts reservations for the Main Dining Room only.
Stockbridge, MA 01262
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Please note: The Main Dining Room is open daily for breakfast year-round. We serve lunch and dinner daily from mid-April through December. On Mondays and Tuesdays from January through mid-April, lunch and dinner are available in our Tavern only.
Route 7 & 102
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer live entertainment nightly in the Lion's Den pub, year-round and never a cover charge!
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.
There is ample parking behind the Inn, but guests may also park out front (no overnight parking on Main Street in the winter!).
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.
Brian J. Alberg
Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Celebrate your special event with great food, exceptional service and value, and warm New England hospitality. We'll be happy to help you plan the perfect event for 8 to 80 that will accommodate every style and circumstance. Contact us at (413) 298-1604.
The Red Lion Inn Ratings and Reviews
I have eaten in the Red Lion Inn a few times this past year. Every time I have eaten there I know what to expect. The restaurant has a great atmosphere, excellent service, a nice lunch menu and delicious food. I couldn't ask for anything more. Having lunch there is a treat and I know what to expect before I'm even there. I don't think I will ever tire of going there.
Our food was fine. Our server was a combination of smarmy and marginally competent. Didn't ask whether we wanted drinks (we did). No bread, no coffee, no utensils with dessert. Never asked us how things were. Food was OK but not worth the price for the poor service. The use of the "royal We" makes me cringe, as in "Are WE ready to order?" - a question he posed 6 times in 10 minutes, despite the fact WE had said WE would like to relax over our drinks. There are many other, better restaurants in the Berkshires where WE will go to in the future.
Superb comfort food from local farms carefully prepared in a beautiful setting that must be experienced rather than described, but old world charm comes to mind. Historic and memorable, perfect for any occasion. Sit by the fireplace while you peruse the menu.
First of all, the restaurant did not have the Open Table reservation. Secondly, the waitress, Nancy, did not greet us, only poured water. I had to ask if she was our waiter and what her name was. She seemed very busy, although there were not very many guests at the time. The food was brought out and placed on a table near us by a young man. She did not notice this, even though she spoke to him briefly. Our food sat out for a while until she finally noticed it. When she served it, I tasted it and it was cold. She apologized and brought it back to the kitchen. After dinner, we had to ask for coffee and the dessert menu. After we had our coffee, she never asked if we wanted another cup but just put down the check.
great historic new England Inn with an interesting menu and great service
The tavern is smaller than the main dining room and more intimate with a more casual feel
Kudos to waitress Cathy for making our meal all the more memorable because of her lovely
personality and expertise
Generally, an exceptionally busy historic inn, my husband and I managed to slip in between seasonal rushes, had no problem booking a table and enjoyed our evening very much in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. While there, we noticed several of the other diners celebrating special occasions.
The menu had something for everyone with several fish, seafood and poultry choices and we were impressed with the fact that, as advertised, much of their produce and meats are acquired locally. Rightly so, they are proud of it. The service was very good; friendly, knowledgeable and not rushed. I had beef medallions while my husband chose his favorite prime rib, both done to perfection and flavorful.
A bit pricey but then again; it is the Berkshires.
My spouse and I recently stayed at the Red Lion Inn for a weekend when New Hampshire plans fell through. We had never stayed there before. With the exception of a disappointing Saturday lunch at a nearby restaurant, we ate every meal at the inn. The dinners were pricey - over $100 for two, but the food was excellent. The wait staff was attentive and very efficient. If I lived in the area, it would be our go to place for all special occasions.
we had to beg to be seated in the quiet empty section of main dining room because there were several very loud parties in the other section. first table offered was by service cart, second table by the kitchen doo. finally were seated in quiet section (they didn't want to because tables were already set for next day's lunch with place mats). One dinner, duck breast, was properly cooked and served with the requested sides. the other dinner, turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy, was spectacularly awful. hard to imagine how a supposedly traditional new england establishment could mess up a dish like this. the "butter" with the bread was crisco-like in flavor and consistency
We dined at the Red Lion Inn on the last night of our New England getaway. We have been coming to the Red Lion for many years and have always enjoyed our meals but our recent dinner was not as memorable as some others. Our meal was good but disappointing in relation to other meals on our vacation. The prices make it a special occasion place and the setting is relaxing but elegant. We may return but will also look for other dining options in the area.
So nice to return one of the Northeast's most charming environments for a great dining experience. It's the little touches; chargers, a small tasting from the chef, ambiance and then there is always the traditional turkey dinner on the menu. We were impressed with new offerings on the menu, but were again so fortunate to have the service of a pleasant and knowledgeable server.
Keep on doing what you're doing...it is so comforting to know The Red Lion, like home, is there, waiting for our return.
My husband, young daughter and I enjoyed two meals this week at the Red Lion Inn while on vacation in the Berkshires. The staff is attentive and courteous; the ambience - perfectly quaint and historic; the dining room is beautifully set; or, you can try the Widow's Tavern - which is a rustic old tavern right off the main dining room that also offers selections from the dining room as an option. On our last night of vacation, all three of us enjoyed the fresh turkey dinner, with stuffing, mashed potatoes, fresh cranberry sauce and green beans - a feast! You won't go hungry at the Red Lion Inn - the food and wine is perfection. And if you run into Simon Gatto, be sure to give him a pat on the head. Best restaurant in the Berkshires!
A group of friends met in the Berkshires for a Tanglewood weekend. We always plan a meal at the Red Lion Inn when in the Berkshires. Service was excellent, just the right right pace. Food and drinks were great, though everyone had very different meals, we all enjoyed our choices.
We were going to Tanglewood and wanted to try the Red Lion for dinner before the show. It was a very good choice. We sat outside on an absolutely lovely day and had a great meal. Two had the turkey dinner, one the meatloaf and I had mussels. All very good with more than adequate portions. Certainly would recommend it.
Anyone would feel at home in the formal dining room. The food was prepared perfectly, such as the med.-rare prime rib, presented beautifully and served by very knowledgeable staff. Soup of the day was a potato and root vegetable...absolutely delicious. And the New England clam chowder was authentic! We also enjoyed lunch in the courtyard and dinner at The Widow Bingham's Tavern. We highly recommend The Red Lion Inn for food and lodging!
We had an excellent, thoughtful server, who made the experience very special. The food was great, though the dishes recall a somewhat older style of fine dining, they were executed perfectly. Antique strewn hotel & restaurant, perfect old New England ambience, except the very loud noise level!
Sadly the Red Lion Inn is resting on its past laurels. I have been to this restaurant @ 8-10 times in the past 30 years. The prices are now much too high for what they offer. The overall dining experience was a poor value. Two nights later we dined at the famous Beekman Arms in Rheinbeck, NY on the Hudson River. The food was better. The service was outstanding and the entrees were nearly $10 less on average. Our waitress at the Red Lion Inn took 20 minutes to take our order. When she brought the water she said, "I'll bring you some bread if we have any left." We each had prime rib and one glass of wine and the bill was $100 before the tip! That was the last time I dine at The Red Lion Inn!
Requested quieter table = were seated near outdoor music speaker, making conversation initially difficult. Reservation was not shared through out dining room hosts, so one guest was confused upon arrival and not seated. One meal had to be sent back after prep instructions were not followed (well done was presented as "rare"), and coffee served in mugs with spill marks, without proper cups and saucers. Food was so-so, and whole experience seemed perfunctory and disinterested.
the setting - the ambience in general takes one back to another time when civility ruled - haven,t been to this "neck of the woods since my college days , a long time ago. next visit will be sooner and would like to stay at the hotel - couldn't get a reservation because of booking but stayed at a wonderful inn in Stockbridge for a week.
The ambience was excellent; the food from appetizer/salad to desert unique and brilliant in quality; the service attentitive not disruptive. They have a great wine list and the somelier was welcome. There is something about the classis romantic charm and victorian decor that made our visit to the Red Lion Inn a great memory. We have dined at 25 different restaurant for our wedding anniversaries (this year was our 25th anniversary); some regretabble and the Red Lion Inn clearly memorable for a long time to come. The staff treated us with dignity and recognition (due to our unique wedding anniversary) and they were clearly part of what makes the Red Lion a great experience.
This famous old inn offers a relaxing dining experience after visits to Berkshire concerts, plays, museums and hiking and boating sites. The food is very good although the service was a little rushed. We enjoyed sausage and roasted beets appetizers and lamb entrees. We would have liked a little more time between courses and some extra relaxing with our coffee and dessert. We stayed at the Inn and had a very good breakfast in the dining room the next morning
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