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Fri, 5/25
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8:30 PM
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The Red Onion Restaurant & Bar

4.6
574 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
What 574 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.4
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant and the monkfish was outstanding

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Awesome as usual

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always good. Food great. Service great.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Overall excellent, had a two-year-old and an 82-year-old with me, the red onion made our dining Experience pleasurable.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food service and atmosphere! Our server Joe was very friendly and attentive. Would def go back!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Fabulous food, great wine, and excellent service. A bit pricey, but worth it! We had a lovely time.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Attentive wait staff made our dinner enjoyable. Recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Red Onion is one of our favorite local restaurants.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Food was tasty & interesting. Very nice presentation. Dined early, so quiet. Charming atmosphere. I think my new regular restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The bartender is first rate. The salad definitely shareable. The duck was great. The rabbit not so much. Poached pear desert delicious.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Our favorite restaurant in the Woodstock area!! Every tim

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

outstanding food ,creative , presentation the top,attentive staff,favorite restaurant

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Mediocre and, in my opinion, bland food (had trout and pappardelle), but good service and nice atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our 1st visit to Red Onion...live approx. an hour away and have been wanting to go for years. Arrived early for table, so got a drink at the bar. One drink was good, but sweet, so I asked bartender to adjust and he happily offered a couple options and obliged. Our waitress was good, but not warm and fuzzy. Food was amazing and we would definitely recommend and will be back again!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing! Just go and have the most wonderful dinner, ever!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Fabulous food!
Fabulous service!!
Dining out at the Red Onion is consistently a wonderful experience!!!!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The most amazing rack of lamb I’ve had in ages. Not cheap, but they’re generous with portions. Top notch service. We were there on vacation, or I would say I cannot wait to return very soon!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

One of the best restaurants around. Excellent menu, great food, good service. We had fish and chips and the vegetable curry with chicken. Highly recommend both.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Food is always excellent . This is my favorite go to restaurant. The menu is not overly large which I actually like. There is always the standard fare with a few specials sprinkled in.
My friend and I both got the North Carolina sea bass with a parsnip puree and asparagus in a buerre blanc sauce ... it was transportive and heavenly . Highly recommend this restaurant but make sure to make a reservation on open table as the food is so delicious it gets booked up fast !

Uploaded a photo, it does not do this dish justice ...

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2017

12/24/17 Dinner service: Terrible service, the waitress never asked how our food was, never asked if we wanted another glass of wine and most importantly never cracked a smile and showed absolutely no enthusiasm for being there.

I know no one wants to work on Xmas eve, but we were really looking forward to this meal having never dined here before. I was embarrassed in front of my guests for having suggested such a place. I was under the impression that it was a fine dining establishment.

It’s really too bad because the food was good. We will never dine here again.

Sincerely,
Meghan Sheridan

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

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?

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 2, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on December 1, 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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