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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.

30 Main St
Stockbridge, MA 01262
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
Route 7 & 102

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(413) 298-5545

Website:
http://www.redlioninn.com/

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

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Brian J. Alberg

Additional:
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

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4.2

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4.4

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86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (54)
Romantic (37)
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Quiet Conversation (32)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Authentic (28)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Cozy (28)
Comfort Food (25)
Good for a Date (25)
Great for Lunch (24)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Local Ingredients (22)
Seasonal (21)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Casual (12)
Afternoon Tea (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Scenic View (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fun (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
People Watching (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Healthy (6)
Organic (6)
Live Music (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Although we have eaten here many times, we were a little concerned after reading some reviews that were between neutral and negative. I knew that there was a new company managing the inn but it was a beautiful day and we really wanted to have our annual lunch in their courtyard. So we went and I have to say I have no idea what those people were talking about. We were greeted and seated immediately. Our charming waitress came over right away, took our drink orders and recommended a Russian River Chardonnay for my wife...which she loved. My drink, Bombay Sapphire up with the shaken rocks on the side is pretty simply but you would be amazed at how often it comes out wrong. It was perfect and the bartender even added an extra squirt of gin in the rocks glass, so I was a happy camper. My wife had salmon medallions with roasted potatoes and baby green beans and, although she usually doesn't, she cleaned her plate. And that was after she pilfered a few of my perfectly crispy french fries that came with my burger which was perfectly medium rare. We asked the manager to stop by because we wanted to tell her that we were a bit concerned due to some of the reviews we had read but were delighted with the service, drinks and food. (I brought half of mine home with us and her pilfering continued at dinner.) The Inn is a treasure that we have been enjoying for at least 40 years and hope to continue to enjoy in years to come.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Had a surprisingly good meal here. Although we've been coming to the area for many years we've never heard anything good about it. We had delicious comfort food- shrimp cocktail, prime rib au jus with a popover, mashed potatoes and fresh green beans, and one of the best pieces of cheesecake I've ever had with coffee for dessert. Delicious! Excellent service from a great waiter. Keep it simple when you order here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The Red Lion Inn is a local gem. Always a bustling and delightful spot. The atmosphere is great, the food is delicious! Our waiter was perfect !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent restaurant in scenic area. We went after a show at tanglewood and had a great time!

Tags: Vegan, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food and service were excellent. A great place to dine prior to attending a concert in Tanglewood. Brenda our server was very attentive. One of our favorite places to dine.

Tags: Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This is one of those reviews I hate writing. I was so excited about coming here- looking forward to another great part of my already amazing trip to the Berkshires. This was not a highlight. The appetizers lack luster and the drinks were flat (change the keg much?). Particularly disappointing was a soggy overdressed salad covered in terrible, very sour dressing. Menu options on par with fine dining of 2001.
While I can see how the average octogenarian or septuagenarian would enjoy the ambience, friendly waitstaff and historical significance, it just wasn't for us (30-40s). A place to take your grandmother perhaps, not your date.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I have to give a poor review. While our server was excellent the wine steward was very haughty. My order of Merlot was not served until after our appetizers and dinner was almost served. My wife in the mean time never got her order until I sought him out. Not the kind of service would expect from a top notch restaurant.

I was disappointed in the evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

normally i would give this restaurant 4 or 5 stars on everything but this weekend it took an hour and 25 minutes for our lunch items to be served, everything was cold and 1 item was wrong! We gave them the benefit of the doubt because it was very busy. But, we went back the next day for breakfast over an hour wait for our food, everything was cold, my eggs were overcooked and no butter on the toast! Don't know what was going on this visit, but they just didn't have it together!!! This is a yearly tradition for the last 6 years NEVER had anything like this happen before.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The Red Lion is a grand old property in the heart of Stockbridge. It is interesting as a historical site. Our table was ready promptly when we arrived. The service was very friendly and the food was prepared as we requested. Ambiance was fair. We have eaten here many times, preferring the outdoor area behind the pub.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The host kept telling us our table for 5 wasn't ready. Finally a woman came to check on him and explained that all he had to do was set an extra place setting at a table for four (which was ample to seat 6!). The menu is uninspired, the food bland. The ice tea was very weak. Our waitress was very pleasant and capable though. I had eaten here a year or so ago and my friend and I had to remind the waiter several times to bring our wine. They could do with a little training.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We periodically stay at the Red Lion and generally eat one dinner in the restaurant per stay. It's convenient and the experience is good enough to keep us coming back. However the menu needs some refreshing to include, at a minimum, "lighter" and farm-to-table options. More seasonal selections would also be nice given I just can't imagine eating a Thanksgiving-style turkey dinner in the middle of the summer.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We stayed at the Red Lion after a Tanglewood performance. It was our 40th wedding anniversary and we were seated in a quiet, cozy corner and enjoyed a well prepared meal served by a very personable waitress. A meal here takes you back to a time when food was enjoyed at a leisurely pace and conversation was lively. A great Berkshires experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

It is a lovely restaurant with good food. Sometimes the service is a little slow but overall it always a positive experience and a very pleasant evening.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The service was quite poor. After being given menus and ordering drinks I had to raise my hand like I was in grade school in order to flag down our waiter to place our order. We were never asked if we wanted "another drink"! It was even hard to get someone to refill our water glasses.

The restaurant was not very full and there seemed to be plenty of wait staff but our particular waiter was very bad!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Beautiful old inn makes it very special. Food was of good quality but mine was a bit on the cold side . I had the salmon. Salmon was warm but the vegetables it was served over were not warm. My husband had the prime rib. It was very good but also not very warm. I would have liked his popover warm as well. That was cold. Desserts were good . One was the apple pie and the other was the sugar cake .Wait staff was very good.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Took my two grandchildren for dinner--ages 2 and 4. Service was excellent. Food is good but not great. Atmosphere is excellent. Great kid-friendly place to take children.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Everything was delicious... Had my favorite prime rib and it was done to perfection. Lovely atmosphere and great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

All of our requested were meet - prompt seating at our requested window location, great cocktails, specials on menu *delicious", deserts "yummy". Made our wedding anniversary OUTSTANDING! Always one of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Well, let me start by saying we ate at The RedLion Inn twice last year - for lunch and dinner. Both times our experience was exceptional. Tonight we had dinner there before a show so our reservation was for 5:00 PM. We were seated at a nice table. Our server was great. We ordered wine, appetizers and entrees. The wine and appetizers were fine. Both my wife and I ordered prime rib - mine medium rare, my wife medium. Hers came out much too rare. Back it went. Mine came out fine, but it was cool. Back it went. Same for the mashed potatoes, asparagus and popovers. Back those went. When the meats were returned from the kitchen, they still were not hot. Not sure why anyone would serve meat any way other than hot. Our server offered to bring something else but by then we had seen enough. $140 bucks wasted. As much as we loved this place last year, .that's how disappointed we were this year. Our experience this year may result in our not going back.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great place! We prefer the pub over the formal dining room, I made the open table reservation on the pub's specific page, but when I arrived they said the reservation was under the formal dining room and no pub tables were available. The restaurant should have a preference button or something. Luckily we were dressed nicely enough for the formal dining room. The bar is always packed, lively. Nice atmosphere overall. Food was great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The setting is lovely, the service is excellent but the food is just average. There are three restaurants on the property but they all have the same menu, and only one entree special each night. The menu needs work.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

A must do when in the Stockbridge area. We had dinner here after a visit to Tanglewood making for a perfect day. Enjoy a drink while sitting on the porch before or after dinner. Beautiful colonial decor in this 18th century inn. Creative salads using seasonal fruits. The grilled pork loin was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Nice selection wines by the glass. Friendly, attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Very disappointed with the food especially the New England Clam Chowder. I was so looking forward to enjoying it again like I always used to years ago. I told everybody to order it. It tasted like starchy potato soup with a little bit of clams. We DIDN'T like it. The taste of the Big Y supermarket's clam chowder soup is superior to this very expensive soup.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Delicious baked haddock and turkey dinners. The gazpacho was refreshing for a summer meal as was the corn salad. Enjoyed the orange cheesecake with whipped cream and candied orange peel.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We have dined at the Red Lion Inn for over 30 years and not much changes. The quality of the food, level of service, etc. are very good. We had lunch one day on this trip in the tavern and dinner another night in the main dining room and both were superb. Funny Matt our waiter waited on us both times and he was outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Disappointed. We had hoped that the chef's shrimp salad special would be good, but it was just okay and overpriced at $24. The shrimp were peeled completely which was nice, but the dish could have used more lettuce and accompaniments. Also, the salad was very salty which was a surprise. Service was business-like and could have been friendlier. The dining room is very attractive.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We had wonderful food in the lovely dining room of this old inn prior to attending a concert at nearby Tanglewood. The food was exceptional. My only complaint would be that the main meal was served almost immediately after our appetizer plates were removed. It would have been nice to have a little more time in between. However, this would not stop us from going again. Loved everything.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Always a great meal!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Good food, clam chowder was great. Would love a GF version of the soup.
Good GF bread and other accomadations
A bit pricey so not excellent value but quality food and attentive service.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Breakfast terrific, Dinner so so Pork tough and smallish portion

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The main dining room is very old-world pretty. The service was also great! However, our entrees came out disturbingly quickly, and neither dish was hot. My steak had more fat than I've seen on a steak before. Essentially, the food was ok but not great. Everything else was nice.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Decor could use some rehab. Dress code needs major upgrade. High end dining and "T" shirts and baseball caps and jeans seem out of place.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We ate in the main dining room at the inn earlier this week, when we had decided at the last moment to get tickets to a performance at the very-nearby Unicorn Theatre at 7 p.m. that evening. Everything was delicious. My husband began with gazpacho, which was pleasantly chunky but not too spicy, and served with sour cream on the side. We both ordered the rainbow trout, served on a bed of red quinoa. Had we known the fish was going to be prepared with light breading, we would have ordered something else, but the coating, happily, was barely detectable. We had no dessert, but the list of $8 offerings looked appealing. The Red Lion Inn was where we had dinner shortly after we met over 40 years ago, and while it is too far for us to drive to regularly, it's always a pleasure to have the opportunity to return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We had our anniversary dinner at the Red Lion and also stayed at the inn for a few nights. In addition to just a perfect anniversary dinner, we enjoyed breakfast, snacks, cocktails and casual food throughout our stay. It was all part of a great experience at The RedLion Inn. The staff is friendly and welcoming throughout the inn. The main dining room is really pleasant! The tables are spaced so that conversation is easy and you are never feel rushed to finish your meal. We have visited the inn for many years and are never disappointed!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The Red Lion Inn dining room is quaint and a fun place to eat. The service is excellent and perfect for an authentic olde New England experience. The food is way above average for this kind of place. They have one vegetarian entree option -- I would have liked to have been more. Nevertheless, this was a good experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We have been going there for several decades and is consistently good.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Birthday for my sister, great lunch, and thank you for her dessert. I loved my dessert too.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Food mediocre. Wish it was better, because the site is so inviting.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

We drive by the Red Lion Inn frequently and never stop. My sister came to visit, so we made a reservation. We saw a pop-up performance from Jacob's Pillow while we participated in a free rose wine tasting on the front porch before dinner. We were seated immediately. I had trout which was very good with a fresh shrimp cocktail before. Both were very good. My sister and husband had the turkey dinner and were pleased.

After dinner we wander through the Inn. It is very eclectically decorated and interesting.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Great food, the brown sugar cake not to be missed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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