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About The Red Onion Restaurant & Bar

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.

1654 Route 212
Woodstock, NY 12477
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, International, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Glasco Turnpike

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(845) 679-1223

Website:
http://www.redonionrestaurant.com/

Catering:
The Red Onion creates unique off-premise and in-house events.

Parking Details:
Parking surrounds the stand-alone restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Katz

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Red Onion Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Fit for Foodies (26)
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Neighborhood Gem (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Worth the Drive (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Casual (20)
Cozy (19)
Romantic (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Authentic (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Seasonal (7)
Fun (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Organic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

What a great restaurant. I’ve been all over the world and been to some really good restaurants. The food at the RO arrives hot looks and tastes excellent and the service style unique. What more can one ask?

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Best liver dish ever anywhere
Everything is great
A must go for anything anytime

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

New York Strip Steak, mountain of mashed potato and cream spinach was excellent and my husband got the Lamb Chops seasoned perfectly. Very good wine selection, and very friendly service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and service

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

What can we say, TRY IT
Great meal from start to finish
You feel welcomed from the moment you step inside.
Wait staff top notch and the food is even better.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was excellent. As professional in the business, I was surprised that almost every entree that passed my table had mashed potatoes. The appetizers were interesting and flavorful, but I wish our server would have mentioned how strange our choices were as they came together. Spicy beef salad and the pate really clashed. The pate—both kinds—were the best part of the meal.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Never betray our expectations. Only thing is that they don't change menus much. I guess they are confident on them. House cured sardines and duck breast are my favorites. Highly recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I have lived in Woodstock each spring and fall for the past three years. My wife and I dine at Red Onion10-12 times during those 20 weeks. It is consistently excellent—no one does duck breast better—but not very daring with pork or seafood. That seems to be a common slight in Hudson Valley menus. And I can not grasp why no one grills fish. Pan frying and oven roasting can not come close to mesquite grilled. All these chefs need to visit Texas.

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

This restaurant is one of my favorites in the Hudson River Valley. You need to reserve well in advance if you want a Saturday night table in prime time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

This has been our go-to restaurant for our anniversary dinner for a few years now. It always has fantastic food that is locally sourced whenever possible and seasonally fresh. It is located between Saugeties and Woodstock, so is off the main path for most tourists visiting either town, but it is definitely worth finding. There are a generous number of tables, and never feels crowded even when full. The staff is friendly and you never feel rushed through any portion of the meal, but the service doesn’t lag either. And I like that the menu is online since it does change slightly with the seasons. Even though it feel high class enough to be a special occasions place, it also has a casual, neighborhood feel that makes it perfect for anytime. The one drawback is that as it gets full, it gets a bit loud, not conversation-stopping loud, but it would not be ideal for someone looking for a quiet, intimate setting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Nice place with very good food and excellent, attentive and friendly service. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for and the quality is high.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

I can't recommend the Red Onion enough. Ive eaten here many times and never had a bad experience. The food is always amazing. Whether you are going on a date, business meal or meal with friends and family this is the perfect mix of fine dining without being too fine and laid back without being too laid back. The service is always impeccable and Sarah, our hostess, was everything you could want. Attentive, knowledgable and very friendly. A great host/hostess always makes your meal experience even better. The menu often changes but I would definitely recommend the duck, the house made Pierogi, the oven backed cod (literally melts in your mouth) and even the burger is pretty special. I don't think anyone I've ever taken there has not loved the food. Even the bread is something I look forward too. Ray is also fantastic behind the bar. Go - you won't be disappointed. But be sure to book if looking for a table as it can get very busy.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We both loved our meal. We shared 2 entrees: rack of lamb and seafood risotto. The lamb was cooked to perfection and just as we ordered, and the risotto was delightfully seasoned...both dishes were delicious. I had a cream of broccoli soup that was also hot (nice on a cold night) and delicious. We were too stuffed for desert because both entrees were quite large but I gave in and had the affogato, espresso and anisette poured over vanilla ice cream. Our waitess was attentive, friendly and nice. The only downside was that it was extremely noisy (but it was a Sat night) and one nearby table in particular had 3 woman with one woman who so loud I thought she had a megaphone...so I had to remove my hearing aids!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A wonderful dining experience from start to finish.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We drive up from Manhattan every few months just to eat at the Red Onion.
Doesn't that say it all????

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent meal. We shared the mussels with wine and garlic. I had the Sea bass and he had the seafood risota. Delicious. Service was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Outstanding meal. We have not been there in a while. The Smoked Trout Salad, Black Cod and Poached pears were truly exceptional. Thank you for a great meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Charming ambiance, great food and attentive, friendly, professional service. Three generations celebrated a birthday with three different dishes and all were excellent. The breast of duck in grand mariner sauce and savory cabbage was cooked to perfection as was the Hake fillet. The cast iron skillet mussels and the string beans also brought raves. This restaurant outside the village of Woodstock is worth the trip.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toledo)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Charming restaurant with very good food. The bread is fabulous! Service is pleasant.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was our first visit to the Red Onion. We came for our son's birthday, and would definitely come again!

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food at the Red Onion was excellent, as were the wine choices. The availability of half bottles was particularly nice. The wait staff were also very polite and helpful.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This restaurant is cozy, chic and romantic - and beautifully located just outside of Woodstock, NY. The service was friendly and attentive. The menu is fit for foodies but not in a snobby way. The food was delicious - the seafood risotto and duck entrees were both outstanding. A perfect evening of wine and food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Cosy and warm with good fresh food beautifully served.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

A perfect gem in its neighborhood. Fine food and personable service. Good eclectic menu choices. We stumbled upon a burger night and for $12.- it was really a great bargain; good price for a terrific burger. I had the liver Pate - very good and the bean soup - excellent. The whole evening was great, the atmosphere is very nice, and the service is professional, well-timed and friendly, wines were on the expensive side. Will definitely recommend it for a good eat in the Woodstock area.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was excellent, location is incredible, ambiance hit all expectations. However service was definitely less than stellar. Not much feedback on what was on the menu when asked for recommendations. Had to remind them a few times to refill or bring proper silverware and plates for splitting.

The host was also fairly awkward when greeting us, and not only to us but to two other parties that came in after us. He seemed sort of aloof

Not a huge deal, but noticeably changed our experience. We noticed other servers being much more inviting and engaging. Would definitely come back as the food was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Took my wife out for a nice dinner to repay her for all she does for me. The Red Onion is her favorite and it did not disappoint. She had the lamb shank, she loves lamb, and said it was wonderful. I had the salmon which was cooked exactly as requested and was seasoned perfectly. Joe, our server, was knowledgeable and friendly. He paid the right amount of attention to our needs without being intrusive. As always, The Red Onion was a wonderful dinner out.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We have had much better times at The Red Onion in the past. The food was okay, fucillo super al dente and soup a mite vinegary. The main server was friendly, though not focused, as she asked for our order not long after she had taken it. When ordering, we asked if it would be a problem to split a salad. When it was served on one plate, we asked if it would be too much trouble to put on two plates, as we thought it would be very messy to do so and thought we had ordered it that way. The gentleman delivering it whisked it away without a word and and the young woman redelivering it had an attitude. We would rather have split it ourselves than to hear her tell us in a very snotty tone that “we don’t normally do this.” It ruined what we thought would be a great experience.

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 (Key West)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great food, service was wonderful, friendly place filled with locals and travelers. Would go back in a heart beat if in area

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Authentic, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Red Onion is the essential "local" in the area. Over the years, the culinary excellence has never flagged. Our favorites include the house-cured sardines, comforting cod with mashed potatoes, the fun-to-eat sizzling mussels with melted butter, duck breast, steamed curried vegetables, made-to-order guac, and hearty salads -- but the thoughtful menu changes somewhat with the seasons.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We ate outside on the porch. It was quiet and the food was wonderful!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always a wonderful experience. Food was excellent, service was excellent. What more could you ask?

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Jeff is the consummate host. Match that with reliably good cocktails and food and you'll have a great night out.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Red Onion is always spot on. We must have dined there 25 times before, always with outstanding results, but this past Saturday was the best ever. We sat outside, we had a great waiter (Joe), a gracious host (Jeff) and the food was, as always, excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Enjoyed eating on the porch although there wasnt much ambience there. Waitress was especially attentive. On her own initiative, even mixed milk and cream to approximate the whole milk that was desired.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The host was so accommodating and the wine was superb.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We had a very enjoyable dinner at the restaurant. Everything was delicious, including the butternut squash soup, caesar salad and homemade pasta. The only issue with the food was that my ribeye steak was so salty that I could not eat it. The restaurant was very accommodating and offered to replace the entrée, but I shared the pasta with my wife and I am glad I did! It was very tasty! The restaurant has several rooms, each of which is very nice. I will return to the restaurant for dinner during our next visit to the area.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We live 3 miles from this restaurant. We had forgotten about it for at least 10 years. In the past month have gone twice. From the greeting to the door closing as you leave everything is 1st class.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent Service and dinner the Beet salad and butternut squash soup were fantastic, Risotto with shrimp, mussels & scallops was perfect. The hoste was personable and the waitress was delightful. I also own a restaurant and enjoy a place that gives good service and dinner in an effortless manner

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great meal - house made perogies were out of this world. Can't wait to come back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a quiet Sunday evening dinner; excellent salads and a good steak.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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