The Red Onion Restaurant & Bar

4.5
606 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

About

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.
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4.5
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JenniferC
1 review
Reviewed on April 27, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

The $40 steak was more fat then meat, fish and chips left alot to be desired. The wine list was extremely limited. We were stuck up in the upper dining room with a few very pretentious diners. The whole experience was terrible, will never return.

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vipKSKORMAN
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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Renee52
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was a pleasure, as always.

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samson
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipFromnewyorkcity
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience2

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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vipKSKORMAN
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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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Barb
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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JulianneD
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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CraneD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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PeterC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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vipvivianm
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Cynthiad
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipupstater
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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HighBar
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service.

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RoseB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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CHRISTOPHERC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BernhardtK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipJeanne
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Daviesnut
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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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JanieC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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LoriA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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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JDBl
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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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vipMartinez
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipMSG24
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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yukong
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ViVi
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipbobby
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A terrific dining experience from start to finish.

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isky
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect on every level.

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Norm
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Eyebrows
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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susanjo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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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BillM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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SuzanneR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant and the monkfish was outstanding

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SherillT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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WalterC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual

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Woolfian
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipAudrey
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Food great. Service great.

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The Red Onion Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 606 OpenTable diners.