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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.
Woodstock, NY 12477
Contemporary American, International, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Red Onion creates unique off-premise and in-house events.
Parking surrounds the stand-alone restaurant.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
I had the classic steamed mussels and they were fabulous. My husband and friend had the seafood ravioli and both aggreed that they would never order again....bland and weird texture. The chicken was very good, especially the mash potatoes and carrots served on the side.
The food and service at The Red Onion is so good that we go there often, so often that it is challenging to come up with new remarks for a review. All I can write is that we have never had a mediocre meal, indifferent service or any disappointing drinks. Our full experiences have been consistently wonderful for years.