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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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4.0

service

4.2

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4.4

value

3.7

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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)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

This is a yearly get together. The Inn and the town are always a destination, but the charm and warmth of the holiday season make it even more special.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding service
Beautiful ambience
Romantic and lovely time for dinner
Family friendly
Couples friendly.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

We ordered the prime rib , it was tough and had been heated in a microwave. I have never paid that much money for a meal that was by far one of the worst I have eaten. The objective is to serve quickly and not be concerned with quality. My wife and I were extremely disappointed and put a damper on the evening.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Beautiful setting, excellent cuisine and attentive staff. Loved every moment of it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

the Inn is beautiful, historic, quaint, and was fabulously decorated for the holidays . they had a harpist in the lounge! The food did not all live up to its billing. the pasta was bland and the pork had a sauce on top that clashed with the root veggies under. Excellent desserts.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I’m afraid that this longstanding New England gem, is in need of some updating. The beautiful antiques need some TLC. Rugs and curtains look a bit weather beaten. We shared a salmon risotto app which was absolutely delicious. We both got prime rib, which unfortunately was quite bland. Lots of salt/pepper required. The sides were served at room temp which was disappointing. The saddest part was that I had requested a surprise birthday dessert for my husband, and despite my “eye contact” with the waiter when he inquired about dessert, it did not come. They forgot it.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fun restaurant during the Holiday season, nicely decorated for Christmas.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have been going here every year on the Norman Rockwell Mainstreet at Christmas weekend. It’s been great every time. Piano, fireplace, Christmas tree, Red Lion Inn shop. Prime rib fantastic. Great time

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It doesn’t get much better than the Red Lion. The best turkey dinner you can buy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Historic location. I used to live in the area and used the RLI often. It was nice to be back "home".

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Quality of the food was hit or miss with our group of 6. Chicken Pot Pie was good. Open faced Roast beef sandwiches were terrible. Meat was dry and tough. Squash Bisque was excellent but Clam Chowder was more like Potato Soup. The waitress was very poor. The soup was delivered with the main course and she set the soup bowls in the middle of the table where people could not reach them. She dropped the crackers for the soup on the floor and did not bring replacements and she slopped coffee all over the saucer when setting the cup down. She did not mop it up or even apologize. The waitress was very friendly, she just was not very good at serving customers. It seems like the place is starting to go downhill.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I fell in love with the Red Lion Inn when I attended a wedding reception there a couple of years ago.
It is so cozy and comfortable, the food is fantastic, the staff is friendly and accommodating, and I absolutely love the atmosphere.
My friends and I just had lunch there on Saturday. Love it. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

As usual the Red Lion Inn totally surpasssed our expectations! Well done once again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I've been to the Red Lion several times, both for dining and for hotel stays. This trip was just for lunch, and the meal was not up to the normal quality I've found on other visits. Maybe it was because it was over the busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The mussels are definitely not up to Red Lion standards. I'm actually surprise that they are on the menu - they don't seem consistent with the kind of food you would find at an old inn, and we would not order them again. I will continue to visit the Red Lion, though. It's a wonderful place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

My wife sent a note to your General Manager explaining our disappointment. We have not heard back from her.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere, perfect for a get-together with a friend.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Very peaceful, calming atmosphere with pleasant staff and delicious food

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fun
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My wife and I traveled from NJ to stay at the Inn and celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary there. The stay was more than pleasant even in November, and we enjoyed the proximity to local museums and turn of the century mansions to visit. The Inn is a serene place to stay overnight, with excellent dining and very attentive staff. The big surprise was the heated outdoor pool, open even in November! We would return with or without an excuse!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Red Lion is always a good time. The salad special was creative. Although the duck leg was tasty, the pasta side was overcooked. The pork chop was very good.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food, reasonably priced. Nice people

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our dinner reservations were for 5:30pm on a Saturday evening. We were seated once they opened at 5:30pm and our waitress was a sweet girl. Unfortunately, we did not receive our meal until 7:00pm - that is 1.5 hours later! AND when we finally received our meals (and they expensive), our meals were cold. Our waitress tried to make it up to us by forgiving our bar charges - which was sweet of her - BUT STILL! Who travels from CT to MA for a bad meal?

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a hit. A local gem that always does a nice job, and pleases guests

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Organic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Comfort Food, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

it was very nice, quiet, antique looking with a great history. My only complaint (if that is what you want to call it), was that the prime rib was bland. Cooked perfectly, but needed seasoning, which is really based on individual taste.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fabulous as usual! Love the atmosphere and history of the old inn!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great service, good food, charming location and terrific atmosphere.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The presentation of the Arctic Char dish seemed to be upside down. The aioli sauce was on the bottom, followed by a chewy swiss chard, then the arctic char with skin side up. The meal tasted okay otherwise. Presentation is everything, especially when paying high prices for a small amount. We loved the atmosphere and our waitress, Dorothy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our meal was very good. My husband had a turkey dinner that was like a Thanksgiving feast. I had the scallops and although they were delicious, there were only 3 scallops. No salad or vegetable was offered either. I thought $32 for 3 scallops and no side dishes was expensive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We have visited the Red Lion Inn for many years and have never been disappointed. This time we spent just an overnight there, but were able to enjoy a fine dinner and breakfast. The food is consistently good (with lots of local produce) and the service is friendly and low-key. The menu features standard New England fare with nothing particularly daring or innovative--just right for a guy like me.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Lovely dining room. Extensive wine list. Crisp white tablecloths with pewter charger plates and a small lamp. So peaceful and relaxing. Bread with whipped butter, the prime rib was excellent with a popover and green beans and mashed potatoes. Char with mushrooms was very good. The Red Lion Inn is one of the nicest places I have been.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great place, but not a fan of new dinner menu, no chicken or pasta option. Also, miss Lavash crackers and muffins in bread basket.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Organic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Have been dining at Red Lion for over a decade celebrating our anniversary. They never let us down, we'll keep returning year after year!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Organic, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The restaurant was fairly busy, but our server was not friendly and it was very hard to get his attention. We were shown outside to our table by the host and our table was already occupied, so we had to wait for another table to be set. Once we were seated we waited over 15 minutes for our server to even bring us a menu. At one point, another customer went inside to get his attention for us and he rolled his eyes at her. I had to send my salad back and while he did offer to have it remade and took it off the bill, he just seemed bothered the entire time we were there.

As for the food, the soup was barely warm and my salad was soaked with dressing so I had to send it back. The fries on my nieces burger were amazing, but the burger itself came with the incorrect type of cheese and was bland. I remember my grandmother bringing me several years ago, and that's the reason I want back, but after this experience, I can't say I'll ever return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The Red Lion is a must stop when in Stockbridge Mass or anywhere near there. The food is consistently excellent. The ambiance is class from A-Z. We have always enjoyed the special historical experience dining here. AN elegant dining experience well worth the visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Chicken pot pie was fantastic, but the chicken pillard was over cooked, dry and tasteless! The potatoes weren’t very flavorable either. Wait staff was not attentive and meal was served before we finished our soup. Had to wave him down to order another drink, then for coffee and finally the check! Nice at atmosphere and quaint Inn and town.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went there on friend's recommendation. Nice old rustic inn for sure. Made reservations on line for a Sunday lunch at 12:30. We were promptly seated at a table for two. I was out with my wife on an wedding anniversary get away.
Limited lunch menu. My Wife ordered the grass fed beef burger done medium well....it came in at a low end of medium and a little too "red" for her liking.
I had the clam chowder (excellent choice) with the fish and chips. I can't say I was impressed with the two thin pieces of breaded fish I was served for $24.00. Presentation was nice but the meal was lacking. I've had better fish and chips at our local pub on a Friday night than what I received at the Red Lion....for about half the price. It seemed to be run of the mill, processed fish rather than the fresh, flakey, full sized filet that I'm use too.
Our server Han, was excellent and was prompt with refilling water, our beverages, serving our meal and answering any questions we had about the menu.
We didn't get the "WOW" factor that we were expecting, but the restaurant had nice ambiance, the service was great, the menu selection was OK, meal presentation was as expected for what we were anticipating but the quality of the meal for the price was a little disappointing.
Maybe the dinner format is a little better, but from what we experienced at lunch; along with the prices, would make me hesitant on taking the chance on another mediocre meal at the Red Lion Inn.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The Red Lion is on everyone's list, I believe, for an autumn visit and a trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum about a mile away. The restaurant is classic New England, down to the funky old wallpaper, the myriad of knick-knacks and the crooked paintings on each wall.

The dining experience was more contemporary. The food was well prepared and attractively served. The service was wonderful and the staff was friendly and attentive. We will have a fond memory of our time spent there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall a really great experience dining at the Red Lion. The service was attentive, yet unobtrusive. The food was excellent, as was the wine. For us it was a destination weekend and we loved everything about the Red Lion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was all perfection! From the home made clam chowder to the flavorful prime rib to the brown sugar cake, it was all perfection. And the nice wine list ensured a perfect compliment to the food.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

When you are at the Red Lion Inn you can easily imagine that you were dining there 75 years ago as much as in the present. The place exudes old school charm in historic Stockbridge. Food quality is excellent (wife and I had the chicken pot pies for lunch.....they were delicious). While no one will mistake the Red Lion Inn for a snooty upscale (and expensive) restaurant you will dine well in a charming atmosphere rich with history.

Service was a tad slow on our recent Saturday visit and our server was challenged to keep things moving in a crowded dining room. It was 70 F in late October. How often does that happen in the Berkshires in autumn? Everyone was out and about enjoying the day and the food and ambiance at the Red Lion Inn.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a pleasant lunch with family. The atmosphere is delightful. The ambience of the old inn is quaint and charming. Service was good. The food was average and overpriced though the butternut squash soup was delicious and the desserts were great. The Inn was full and bustling that day.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Comfort Food
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