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The Red Lion Inn

4.4
1278 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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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.
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Phone number
(413) 298-5545
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brian J. Alberg
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 7 & 102
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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!).
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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.
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Entertainment
We offer live entertainment nightly in the Lion's Den pub, year-round and never a cover charge!
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1278 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The "team approach" to table service was a bit disjointed. Uncomfortable.
Would prefer a dedicated server which has always been a Red Lion tradition.
Food was perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great meal and excellent service!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I was disappointed to see the they are not getting the basics right. The prime rib was not a great cut, and most importantly it was covered in a thickened gravy, not au jus. It tasted like diner roast beef. The green beans and mashed potatoes were also under seasoned and the portion stingy. The bottom of the popover was soaked in grease. This was my favorite dish at the Red Lion, and I was sorely disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

A small group of us ate in all 3 restaurants at the Red Lion Inn and we’re delighted with the food, service and ambiance in each.

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1.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Undercooked and cold food. Nasty.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The meal, ambiance, and details were all wonderful. The Red Lion’s reputation is well deserved- and accurate. It’s a truly unique spot.

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My husband and I went to the Red Lion Inn during our first trip to the Berkshires. We came here based on online and personal recommendations. I think that this place would be considered really nice by many people but it was just not my taste. Very old and a bit kitchy. I kind of expected this but then hoped the food would stand out but it was just okay. Mussels had a great broth but each mussel had a hard chewy part that I had to pull out of my mouth each time. The lamb-risotto appetizer was good. The Caesar salad was ok. The prime rib was not tender. The spice cake dessert was good. The server was nice and gave adequate service but had to ask for water refills. The most surprising aspect of this dinner (and not in a good way) was the amount of children running around the restaurant. Some were sitting with their families eating but others were going from the lobby through the restaurant in oddly large numbers. Having children running by in their pajamas while I'm having a conversation with the sommelier about which bottle of wine to order do not go hand in hand!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Brought our friends here for their first visit to the Berkshires. As usual the Red Lion made a great impression. Service was spot on, food was excellent (it impressed even our NYC foodie friends) and overall was just a very lovely experience. We had a wonderful, relaxing evening and will certainly recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Beautiful dining room with excellent service and creative dishes. There are a few staples on the menu like turkey dinner or prime rib (in case you’re not adventurous). Great getaway for couples or family with impeccable service.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We've dined there before and never disappointed. Nice menu choices with local ingredients. Service was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

The food and service were both excellent. Beautiful, historic restaurant with a interesting history that they recap on their menu. Will definitely dine hear again.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Just fantastic

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very special place.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Charming restaurant, amazing meal.

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2.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great atmosphere. However the waiters where coming and going. Had 4 different people to deal with. Then at the end they forgot us.Food did not live up to the value. Way overpriced.Both wife and I left disappointed. Beer/wine ,soup and bread was top notch.Went down hill after that.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 3, 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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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Dinner was excellent -limited menu- breakfast limited and overpriced

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Good experience for family and friends get together

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Especially enjoyed the beautiful holiday decorations.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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