Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa

4.7
286 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Food you know done our way with fresh local ingredients, unforgettable flavors that hone in on the local spirit, and handcrafted cocktails that are an experience as well as a drink. We give classic entrees and your favorite drinks a little spin by adding native ingredients and innovative twists. Join us for breakfast and dinner – every meal will be your favorite. Gift cards are available for purchase! Call us at 845-688-2828, option 6.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 286 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DCG123
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent. The only reason that ambience is a 4 is because of the noise on the deck from the loud talking, speaker phone using, Bob the lawyer. He likes to yell into his phone and have his conversation overpower the sound of the river apparently.

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Elizabeth
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is always top notch. We're lucky to have this gem close to us.

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vipKeithH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 1 year wedding anniversary, the staff here has been amazing for each meal

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IrisM
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two friends and I have been doing brunch for the past 3 months, once a month, since going at 10:30 on a Thurs. or Fri. works out for us and it feels safe since it's a quiet time in the dining room. We are all locals.
I want to compliment the waitress who does the late morning shift. She is diligent, friendly and takes very good care of us. Kudos to her.

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Kenny
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best breakfasts in the area! Staff very friendly, food excellent and service great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the Emerson Resort and enjoyed both breakfast and dinner at Woodnotes Grill. Everything was delicious! Covid guidelines strictly followed and felt very comfortable dining there. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipSFellow
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an Excellent meal. Wonderful service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Reuben sandwich I have ever had!!!

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michb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome breakfast. Great service.

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vipNyc1
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant atmosphere and felt comfortable with their Covid protocol . Staff was pleasant, a nice dinner out!

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ScottF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was PHENOMENAL!! Service was great. The meat was so tender you could cut with a fork. Absolutely fabulous!!

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JoeM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great staff. Could not have been more impressed.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on January 26, 2021

Thank you for leaving a great review. We're so happy to hear that Woodnotes exceeded your expectations! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best, Renee F&B Director

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fishmansmc
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Beautiful atmosphere wife and I enjoy the place!

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mariac
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

lovely delicious dinner, great service, lovely surroundings.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was great!

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PeteB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I attended Woodnotes for their Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Dinner. The poached shrimp appetizer was one of the best ever. The dinner was well plated with both light & dark meat, tasty stuffing,mashed potatoes, green beans that were cooked just right, homemade cranberry sauce all topped off with a nice gravy. To finish off our meal my wife had pumpkin pie & I pecan pie. They were perhaps mislabeled. They were more an individual tartlet with a shortbread crust. They were heavier on the crust than the fillings. None the less they were still tasty.

The ambience of the fireplace appointed dining room was extremely inviting for a quiet dining experience. It and the staff provide us with an outstanding Thanksgiving Dinner.

THANK YOU Woodside Notes.

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JuliaM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time. The food and drinks were delicious. The server was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Staff was extremely friendly and great service. Most importantly, very clean and everyone was wearing masks and following Covid protocols. Highly recommend it!!

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on January 14, 2021

Thank you so much for the great review and feedback. Our Woodnotes staff work endlessly to ensure our guests feel safe and comfortable, thank you for acknowledging our efforts! See you soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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AnnS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have had dinner here twice now and food is delicious!!! Exceptional quality, presentation, and tastiness combined!
Waitresses are professional and ambiance is wonderful ❤️

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you for a great review and your continued patronage. We're happy to hear that you consistently enjoy Woodnotes, we’d love to be your go-to restaurant in the area! See you soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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vipericr
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress Sofia was great

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DonnaK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful birthday lunch! Your staff was very accommodating and attentive to our table! Thumbs up to the chef and kitchen staff - everyone's lunch was delicious and presentation was wonderful. Excellent experience.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you for a great review and for choosing to spend your birthday with us at Woodnotes! We're so glad you enjoyed your lunch and your experience with us. Hopefully we will see you again soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere for our table of five on a Friday night.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner at Woodnotes. Hopefully we will welcome you back again soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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Wizard
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As far as I know, Woodnotes is the best place to eat inside (and in warm weather, outside) in the area. Not only is the food and service excellent, but the tables indoors are spaced widely apart.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you for such a wonderful review and such kind words! We recently added multiple outdoor heaters to our Woodnotes deck, so you can dine outdoors and enjoy the view all year round! We're very happy to hear that you enjoy Woodnotes and feel safe and comfortable here with us. Our staff works endlessly to ensure our guests get the best possible experience. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was good , service was good. Surprised to learn from the server that there was no cocktail menu available for lunch at a resort restaurant a bit disappointing.

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vipDavidS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at Woodnotes. I ordered the Murray’s Chicken Breast which came with broccolini and potatoes. I don’t eat potatoes and asked if I could have the celery root purée as a substitute. The breast was moist and delicious and the celery root puree was sublime. Felt that I was on the Left Bank in Paris. Fine dining in the Catskills.

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steveno
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Excellent service
Had lunch on the patio with friends. Very pleasant!

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JOHNR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Address fly problem indoors and serving tables too close.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on October 29, 2020

We’re not aware of an indoor fly issue and we strictly observe social distancing guidelines. We have a variety of indoor seating areas – on your next visit please call to make your reservation and we’ll do our best to make sure you’re seated in an area that makes you feel comfortable. We want all of our guests to have a great experience with us and hope we have the chance to welcome you again. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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MerleP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Delicious breakfast, lovely waitress, felt very safe due to distancing.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for a great review, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Our staff here at Woodnotes works very hard to ensure that our guests feel safe and can enjoy their experience, thank you for recognizing their efforts. See you soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside for lunch and the view was fantastic. The food was very flavorful. The price was reasonable and the service was excellent.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for a wonderful review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your lunch experience, including the beautiful view of the Esopus Creek! Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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George
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent drinks

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review. It's always wonderful to hear that our guests enjoyed every part of their Woodnotes experience. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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JuliaV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a table for four out on the deck, with a heat lamp to keep us nice and cozy. It was beautiful out there in the night air. Our server was excellent, and so was the food. The pace of the dishes was perfect, not too fast, not too slow. The scallops were cooked to perfection, and the risotto was really flavorful. After dinner, we sat and chatted by the bonfire, which was tended by a friendly Emerson employee. We had a really wonderful night overall. I highly recommend a dinner here.

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vipwilliamM
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Not enough staff
We waited 15 minutes to be seated
With a reservation

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on October 22, 2020

We’re so sorry to hear this – this is not a typical Woodnotes Grille experience. I hope you will dine with us again and give us the opportunity to make your experience perfect. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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vipDavisR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a delicious meal!!! The scallops were incredible as was the potato soup and Burrata. The salmon was also delicious! Overall wonder experience everyone in masks socially distant with a lovely ambiance outside on the desk.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you for leaving such a great review! The scallops and salmon are always favorites here at Woodnotes, we're so happy that you enjoyed them. We work very hard to ensure our guests feel safe and enjoy their experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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NancyP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service could be much better. Blaming COVID for inattentive service is lame. Waited forever for a wine list for a second glass. Then waited again to order. It finally arrived when the meal was finished. Friendly service but just not up to par.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on October 22, 2020

We’re so sorry to hear this – this definitely is not a typical Woodnotes Grille experience. I hope you’ll think about dining with us again. If you do, please ask for a manager when you arrive – we’d like to personally thank you for returning and make sure your evening with us is flawless! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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MatthewM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review, your kind words will be passed to our staff here at Woodnotes. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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vipJeffryC
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great burger!

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on October 21, 2020

Our Woodnotes burger is definitely a menu favorite, we're glad you enjoyed it! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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vipAPH67
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EAT HERE if you are in the Catskills Area. Great food for Lunch or Dinner.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you for a 5 star review! We're glad to see that you enjoyed your meals and were able to try both our lunch and dinner menus. See you soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Grille

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tastefully designed interior. Beautifully composed salad. Superb scallops and good service. A very good martini but for $14, a more generous serving would have been appreciated. Overall, one of the better dining experiences in the Catskills and will certainly return.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience and leaving such a great review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals at Woodnotes. We look forward to welcoming you back again! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating overlooking the creek!

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ramblngal
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had a very pleasant evening at Woodnotes. The reason for rating 4 and not 5 was the poor communication amongst the wait staff. We waiting 20 minutes to even have our drink order taken. We are locals and know that the waitress recognized us...so as soon as she realized the error she made good by comping our first glass of wine. My dining companion and I shared the avocado and arugula salad...perfect for splitting. She had the lamb chops which were tender and cooked to perfection. I had the halibut which I was less thrilled with. A little over cooked but the taste was great.
All that said, I have to commend the Woodnotes staff on handling their duties amid this horrific pandemic. Hard to imagine how places will be able to keep on surviving at less than maximum capacity.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on September 22, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're happy you enjoyed your evening and that our lamb chops hit the mark for you. We’re sorry you experienced a long wait but truly appreciate the positive recognition for our staff. The staff here at Woodnotes are working hard to accommodate everyone while adhering to the many Covid protocols. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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FAQs

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (845) 688-2828 ext. 6.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa is rated 4.7 stars by 286 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.