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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 500 plus selections, and has received the Wine Spectator best of Award of Excellence for ten consecutive years; Sommelier Dan Thomas helps pair wines with meals. *The Inn accepts online 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 - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Please note: The Main Dining Room is open daily for breakfast year-round. We serve lunch and dinner daily in the Main Dining Room and Tavern year round.

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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
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Worth the Drive (22)
Romantic (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Great for Lunch (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Good for a Date (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Seasonal (13)
Fun (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Authentic (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Healthy (8)
Casual (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
People Watching (6)
Scenic View (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Organic (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Live Music (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Business Meals (2)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 hours ago

Very special place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Charming restaurant, amazing meal.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

The Red Lion Inn never disappoints. The food is always excellent and the waitstaff is attentive and friendly. It is a view into a bygone era when going out for dinner was an experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was wonderful from the clam chowder to the entrees to the deserts. And the noise level was low enough to easily enjoy a conversation across the table. The service was attentive and personable as always.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Ate at The Red Lion to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We come here almost every year for that occasion. Service is always excellent. Servers are very knowledgeable about the food preparation. I had seared Arctic char and my wife had scallops. Both were cooked perfectly. My only complaint is that the menu is very limited. I am not saying they should have a diner menu, but they really need to have more than 4 or 5 entrees. A pasta option would be nice for a change. The menu hasn’t really changed in years. Now that they have a new chef, perhaps it will change. Prices are high, but I consider this a “special occasion” restaurant. The ambiance is excellent for a certain diner. It is a 1700-1800s era inn. You will not be surrounded by modernity. It is, however, very romantic.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The service was very slow at diner and at breakfast. While the food in general was good, I had ordered the scallops and they were overcooked and very chewy. For the cost of the meal I would have expected it to be perfectly done. Breakfast was very good and worth the cost.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Truly unique experience. Amazing atmosphere, food, cocktails, and exceptional service.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent dining experience, atmosphere, food, and service is great!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome food and fabulous experience. Quiet table for two in the back with excellent wait staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a delightful lunch in the main dining room, seated by the window. So glad we made a reservation as it was crowded on a Friday. Food was spectacular except for the apple pie, the crust was rubbery. We both loved the butternut squash soup. Soup with a sandwich for one and a delicious salad with salmon for the other on a cold day was perfect. Service was attentive and friendly. We enjoyed the Christmas decorations inside the dining room and outside our window. The food is expensive, the ambiance is lovely.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The Sunday brunches are just outstanding in selection and quality of food. Holiday brunches are especially grand. Highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was very delicious, with a very good size portion. I had the hamburger and really enjoyed it. Some of the best New England clam chowder I have ever had

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

we asked for a quiet table, and had two families with young children placed right next to us.....was not a relaxing meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Got snowed out for out Christmas day plans, and decided to try Red Lion Inn the next day. It was very festive and really right for what we were looking for. The server we had was very good ad made us feel really welcome. The menu had good choices and both of us really liked what we ordered. It was the perfect spot for a Christmas lunch. Will definitely remember and come again.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

They were very accommodating when we needed to change our Christmas Eve dinner from 2 to 4 people. We ended up in a private dining room. The food was great, our server fantastic and we had an overall great experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The menu and food are simply classic earlier American fare. There is no attempt to concoct a "different" take on standard recipes, which is refreshing nowadays. Service is excellent and relatively fast. Ambiance is outstanding, even though Christmas Eve day was very crowded. My wife and I love the Red Lion Inn and come here at least once a year (over an hour drive). It is the epitome of good food prepared well and served well in a historic and well-maintained inn. I might also mention that the turkey dinner never disappoints.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Authentic, People Watching, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Honestly, we were very disappointed and will need to break the tradition of dining at The Red Lion Inn each Christmas Eve day. First, waiting to be seated at noon, it got very crowded in the entrance area. Second, we were seated at the second round table, which was cold and drafty. We were not given bread until we asked for it. Next, and worst of all, none of us was happy with the food. The quality was not good, the Quiche tasted odd and it was not hot and creamy as it usually is. The side salad was too drenched in dressing and the chicken pot pie was cold We were very disappointed as usually it is quite a treat to eat there. Normally we have had a wonderful, special occasion/tradition. Unfortunately we will be booking somewhere else next year.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Dinner was excellent -limited menu- breakfast limited and overpriced

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Good experience for family and friends get together

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Soak in the history! This authentic 1773 coaching inn is in the center of Stockbridge's Main Street. The main dining room is cheery. Traditional dishes are ably prepared. There is a well stocked wine cellar. The friendly and skilled wait staff will keep you comfortable. No surprises on the menu, but it is a great place to linger on a cold winter day. Clam Chowder, Chicken Pot Pie, Beer Battered Haddock, Pot Roast-you get the picture. Oldies and goodies enhanced by carefully sourced local ingredients.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Especially enjoyed the beautiful holiday decorations.

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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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 (New England)·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (New England)·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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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