The Red Onion Restaurant & Bar

4.5
605 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Serving hand-crafted cuisine for over ten years, The Red Onion is one of the Hudson Valley's most highly rated dining destinations. Located in a restored mid-19th century farmhouse just outside the historic Village of Woodstock, The Red Onion is a warm, welcoming bistro-style restaurant. In addition to the award winning food, chef/owner Kevin Katz has personally selected every wine on the list of over one hundred labels of estate grown and bottled wines. The Red Onion boasts ten wines by-the-glass and a selection of hand-made cocktails all served in elegant stemware.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, International, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(845) 679-1223
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kevin Katz
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Catering
The Red Onion creates unique off-premise and in-house events.
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Cross street
Glasco Turnpike
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Parking details
Parking surrounds the stand-alone restaurant.
Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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KS
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent overall - consistently delicious food and plenty of options for the traditional or picky diner. The service is outstanding - and the ambiance is fine - nothing fancy, but well designed and comfortable

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R
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was a pleasure, as always.

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s
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love The Red Onion! Great food, nice service, priced well for the quality they deliver, handsome warm ambiance. Been a regular for years and will continue to be! Keep it going!

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F
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Ashley was a horrible server. Rushed us. Not friendly at all! I like Red Onion but not this server! Food ok but had my last bite and entrees came. I specifically asked for 10 minutes between. It was not busy. She blamed the cook instead of taking responsibility for her mistake.

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KS
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Super casual family friendly restaurant next to the Woodstock Playhouse and right outside of Woodstock proper - lots of options - pizza was delicious - little kids can't make that much noise because it's pretty noisy but warm and friendly. Some type of food for everyone.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cool and classy...one of our favorites in the Hudson Valley!

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JD
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Red Onion is always a favorite! The food is outstanding, along with the service. The beer on draft was great, but we would have preferred more of a selection (there were only 2). We ate outside on the front porch, which was perfectly quiet. Inside tends to be a bit noisy as their patrons are having such fun dining on their cuisine! Bravo!

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CD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have come to this wonderful restaurant for many years and have greatly enjoyed myself every time. Management and staff are outstanding.

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food. Acoustics not suitable for a quiet romantic meal. Not sure there’s much they can do about that though. Would definitely recommend!

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v
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on Sat for our granddaughter and her boyfriend. Little chaotic on SAt but great food and service.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome...as always. Love Oyster night! I should have take a photo of the plate!

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u
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had great dinners and great service ... we will definitely return!

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HB
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and service.

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RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Red Onion is absolutely delicious. The server kindly addressed my food allergy restrictions and my questions about the cocktails. She even suggested one not on the menu that was absolutely delicious. I ended up getting the thai curry. I didn't know someone could improve on curry, but the restaurant did. I added the shrimp, which was very fresh and delicious. If you are in the area, you need to stop by the Red Onion.

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CH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great experience. Great menu and selection Thanks to all

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BK
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best restaurant in the Hudson valley. Exceptional menu with preparation that exceeds your expectations. Needless to say my favorite restaurant.

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J
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the mussels and they were delicious~! Our waitstaff was outstanding~! Perfect meal for our last minute decision to go out on a Monday night. Can't wait to go back.

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D
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I asked our waiter to recommend a dish, between two options. He recommended a dish that had softshell crab, but once it came, the delicate crab taste was overpowered by caviar, creating an overly briny mess. It seems that he did not actually taste the dish beforehand, and if he had, it seems logicial that he would have mentioned the briny taste. When I ordered it, he did not mention that it had fish roe in it, and the fish roe was not identified as such in the description (there was an Italian name beginning with a "b" that apparently is a synonym for fish roe, which was listed, but there was no way to know what this was). He did bring me another dish quickly, no questions asked, though. Again, the service was friendly, but it felt rushed, and that the waiter had too many tables to really be anticipating our needs. He wasn't up on the liqueurs that were 86'd, and had to return from the bar to say that they were out of something my husband ordered. Again, no complete gaffes, It just felt like clumsy and a bit clueless service. With these prices, you expect a higher level of service.

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a delightful visit to the Red Onion. Great oysters, entrees and drinks. Ambiance is perfect. Well worth a visit anytime

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LA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red Onion is serves food you cannot find anywhere else! The fresh sardines are amazing and the trout salad is hefty and luscious.Wednesday $1 oyster night should not be missed!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Ordering one of each course ( appetizer, salad,main course & dessert), and sharing each course was more than enough food for two of us.

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JD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every respect except that when it is crowded the noise level from everyone talking in the room makes it quite difficult to carry on a conversation. It would be best to sit outside on the porch.

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M
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We don't usually go to Red Onion on Wine Tuesdays, so it was a treat to share a bottle of Pouilly-Fumé at a 30% discount. We had such generous starters (house-cured sardines, smoked trout salad) and entrées (classic steamed mussels, linguini with clams) that we passed on dessert. Service was impeccable, as it usually is.

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MS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here about 8 years ago. It was still as good and memorable as before .

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y
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food consistantly lovely ...creative...and tastfully presented.,

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VV
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed sitting on the porch. Same good food and service. Less noise.

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b
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A terrific dining experience from start to finish.

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i
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect on every level.

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N
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are locals and this is our favorite restaurant for year round quality and value

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JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seasonal & local menu, well presented delicious food, excellent service, great wine pairings, casual old house setting and one of my favorites for special occasions. We arrived early and our table was ready.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always have a delicious meal at the red onion ! Service is always great!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Nice spot. It's definitely an institution, and worth checking out, but there's not a lot of innovation on the menu. The food is definitely properly executed but it's like a factory - not a lot of risk taking or use of seasonal ingredients, or pairing food in an interesting way. They play it safe which combined with aesthetic can date the place and make it a spot you'd recommend to your grandparents.

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BM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the menu selection was outstanding. The food and drink lived up to the menu. I highly recommend this spot if you are in the Woodstock NY area! I will be coming back as a repeat customer

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved our last minute Mother's Day lunch at the Red Onion. Service was fast and friendly, our entrees were delicious, and my wife claims the tiramisu was best ever!

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SR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant and the monkfish was outstanding

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ST
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday here. The service was friendly yet highly professional, and we're still talking about how remarkably delicious the food was. This has become my favorite restaurant in the Woodstock area. So glad we had the chance to visit again. We'll be back!

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WC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual

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W
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always recommend The Red Onion, because it's the best restaurant in the area. The food is fantastic, excellent wine selections and drinks, great atmosphere for a special night out. We've been going there for years, and it actually just keeps getting better.

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A
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. Food great. Service great.

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NS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect from the moment we arrived until departure. The maitre d’hotel and the chef run this place like a fine orchestra with a level of perfection not usually found outside NYC.

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