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.
We had a delightful visit to the Red Onion. Great oysters, entrees and drinks. Ambiance is perfect. Well worth a visit anytime
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!
Ordering one of each course ( appetizer, salad,main course & dessert), and sharing each course was more than enough food for two of us.
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.
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.
We came here about 8 years ago. It was still as good and memorable as before .
the food consistantly lovely ...creative...and tastfully presented.,
We enjoyed sitting on the porch. Same good food and service. Less noise.
A terrific dining experience from start to finish.
Perfect on every level.
We are locals and this is our favorite restaurant for year round quality and value
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.
I always have a delicious meal at the red onion ! Service is always great!
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.
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
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!
This is our favorite restaurant and the monkfish was outstanding
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!
Awesome as usual
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.
Always good. Food great. Service great.
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.
Caeser salad was made up of whole romaine leaves. Not terribly easy to handle. It wasn't what I expected a caesar salad to look like. Clumsy presentation.
Service, however, was outstanding.
Overall excellent, had a two-year-old and an 82-year-old with me, the red onion made our dining Experience pleasurable.
Great food service and atmosphere! Our server Joe was very friendly and attentive. Would def go back!
Fabulous food, great wine, and excellent service. A bit pricey, but worth it! We had a lovely time.
Attentive wait staff made our dinner enjoyable. Recommend!
Red Onion is one of our favorite local restaurants.
Food was tasty & interesting. Very nice presentation. Dined early, so quiet. Charming atmosphere. I think my new regular restaurant.
The bartender is first rate. The salad definitely shareable. The duck was great. The rabbit not so much. Poached pear desert delicious.
Beautiful, quaint restaurant off the beaten path. Food was delicious. Intimate and nice ambiance. The tables are a little too small. Feels like they’re trying to put too many tables in a small area. Their four tops would comfortably fit two. The server did not pay very much attention (my meal contained items I specifically requested NOT to be included) but all the other staff was fabulous.
Our favorite restaurant in the Woodstock area!! Every tim
outstanding food ,creative , presentation the top,attentive staff,favorite restaurant
We loved the bartender and really enjoyed our meal too.....our table server was a bit frazzled and it showed....other than that a top notch time! The trout salad was off the hook, I've never had anything like it.
Mediocre and, in my opinion, bland food (had trout and pappardelle), but good service and nice atmosphere.
Beautiful, warm and cozy restaurant. We had an excellent meal, starting with the guacamole (house made and nicely fresh) followed by the duck breast ("cooked perfectly" according to my wife) and the seafood risotto (with an amazing selection/amount of seafood).
Service was excellent -- timely, engaging yet not overly intrusive.
The food and service was excellent as always. We had the monkfish, and it was amazing. The host said they only have it a few times a year. If you ever get the chance we highly recommend it.
This is a gem in the Saugerties/Woodstock area. Wonderful food. Tables are close but definitely worth going out of your way to get there. Popular with locals so do make a reservation to be sure you can be seated.
Could have been a lovely meal if our server was even least slightly interested in guiding us through the menu. Instead she seemed vaguely disgruntled that we were there at all, answered no questions and provided pretty much zero insight into the preparation of dishes on the menu when asked. The food was decent, in that old school oversauced, gelatinous way. I wish I could say we enjoyed our meal to kick off my birthday weekend, but we didn’t at all. In the future The Red Onion should decline a late reservation (9:30 on a Saturday night) if it’s too late for their staff. Diner’s should never feel uncomfortable.