Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa

4.5
274 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
What 274 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was great!

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PeteB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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!!

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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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ericr
New York Area
4 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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DavidS
New York Area
8 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
30 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 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
1 review
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
23 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
12 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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BRob
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service, price all excellent. Can’t wait to stay @ the Emerson again and have dinner!

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you for the great review, we can't wait to welcome you back! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Woodnotes. See you soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and everything was cooked to perfection

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you for such a great review. We're happy to hear your meals were prepared to your liking. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Dinner was really good, food and service were excellent. Service at breakfast can be spotty depending on how busy.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you for the review, we're glad you enjoyed your dinner experience at Woodnotes. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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juliew
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and atmosphere. We would go back again for sure!

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on September 15, 2020

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed Woodnotes, thank you for sharing your experience! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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Elena
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday , September 4,2020 was my second time at Woodnotes and it did not disappoint. We were a party of four. Our waitress , named Dot, was so attentive and personable. She was knowledgeable about the plates on the menu and made wonderful recommendations.
We had ordered the halibut, pork chop , Avacado salad, calamari , cheese plate and the burata. Everything was delicious. The only thing we were not too fond of was the cheesecake.
The ambiance is wonderful and our waitress Dot did not rush us . We had a wonderful dinner and will definitely be back.
One recommendation I would make was on the cheese plate. The last time we ordered it, there was cured meats on the plate . This time there was not. I suggest putting it back on. Just my opinion.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on September 10, 2020

Thank you for your great review and continued patronage. We appreciate your feedback and suggestions. We're happy to hear you enjoy your meals at Woodnotes and I will pass your kind words to Dot! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Grille

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had breakfast & dinner. Had the lamb in a sweet vermouth for dinner it was the best I had ever enjoyed. Lamb is one of my favorites and it was delicious.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on September 10, 2020

Thank you for a great review and the positive feedback about our Lamb dish, we're so happy to hear you enjoyed it. Hopefully we'll see you back again soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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BeverlyJ
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a really lovely meal at the Woodnotes Grille. Staff were courteous and thoughtful not just about our dining needs but also about keeping all diners safe and socially distanced. Cocktail menu was rich and creative, entrees were delicious and prepared well. The ambiance, of course, was delightful as always.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Our staff works very hard to ensure our customers feel safe and can enjoy their experience. I will be sure to pass your kind words to the staff here at Woodnotes. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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CatherineM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The menu is really limited. I would like a few more options as well as the chicken a bit less spicy. I liked the hamburger but my friend didn't feel the turkey was that good.

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you for sharing you’re experience at Woodnotes. I was glad that you enjoyed our signature burger. We do offer several specials daily, I’m sorry to hear that the server was remiss in not mentioning them to you. The kitchen would gladly not add the chipotle sauce on the chicken sandwich in order to make it less spicy for you next time. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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LifeInAHammock
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We've eaten here before and the food was as we would expect. Our wait staff was excellent and it was an enjoyable dinner.
What I was not happy with was I had requested an outside table when the reservation was made yet when we arrived we were told it was a 40-45 minute wait for outside tables. We opted to sit inside which is nicely decorated (so that is not an issue), but 10 minutes after we were seated there were 2 empty tables outside that were never filled almost the entire time we were there. Since all the tables were in fact full when we arrived they certainly were not left empty for any social distancing requirements. Next time I want to eat outside I guess I will opt to go elsewhere rather than taking a chance of being put in this situation again and not getting what was requested.
Notes from dinner;
The cheese board is excellent as a shared appetizer.
Cocktails from the bar are amazing (basil and brandy is a perfect start).
The wines on their list are ok, but the list could really use some improvements as far as selections and add a few higher end vintages.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and suggestions. I appreciate the positive feedback regarding your meals, I'm glad you enjoyed them. Outside dining can be difficult to accommodate, as the option is not guaranteed due to NY State COVID mandates that require us to limit overall occupancy. I am sorry that we were not able to give you your preferred seating this time. Feel free to call if you would like to discuss your experience further. Best, Renee Woodnotes manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Slow service
Maybe due to COVID

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on September 10, 2020

Oh no! We hope you choose to return. If you do, please ask for a manager if you have any issues. We want to be sure you have a wonderful experience with us! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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WarrenW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This is by far the absolute worst meal& experience I have ever had in my neighborhood.

The waitress started off by taking our drink order and then tried to push us into ordering. Daughter asked if Th e Calamari was grilled or fried. She had no idea but said “...it’s heavily breaded.”

I finally ordered the PeaShoot salad (good) and the CrabCakes(OK). My husband & daughter ordered burgers w sautés onion & cheese, Med Rare, pls.

Once came, burgers were like “hockey pucks.” Burnt, well done. Returned and asked for re-done.

Came again and were slightly “pink.” But difficult to bite were coarse and packed sooo tight husband almost choked on it. Daughter ate a few bites only because she was hungry. There were no onions and cheese only partly melted.

Waitress came to clear, and remarked, “...I guess you won’t order this again.” No manager seemed to be around at all. She shd have taken off the burgers from the bill.

Clearly, she shd not be in this business.

Very disappointed as I was looking forward to the Rainbow Trout I usually have. Must be a totally different Chef. I’ll not be returning

Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for the feedback about your experience with us at Woodnotes. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us and would truly like to speak with you to address your concerns. If you have a moment please call 845-688-2828 and ask for Renee. Best, Renee Woodnotes Grille Manager

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vipLulu
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Servers were attentive and knowledgeable about food and drinks. For appetizers- Gazpacho packed the right spicy punch. Scallops seared to perfection with a lovely fennel orange slaw (I’m hoping I can recreate at home!) For mains- The salmon was excellent, super crispy skin and cooked a perfect medium rare, mushrooms and wild rice spot on accompaniments. Faratto a creative twist on risotto. Overall fantastic meal. Wish I had saved room for dessert!

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

Hi Lulu, Thanks for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed your time and meals here at Woodnotes. Hope to see you again soon! Best Renee Woodnotes Manager

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KathyS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and portions are generous. Staff is friendly and attentive.

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

Hi Kathy, Thanks for taking the time to write a great review. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and I will pass your kind words to the staff here at Woodnotes. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager

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vipEricN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Outdoor only review

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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 4.5 stars by 274 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.