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Bear Cafe

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The Bearsville Theatre Complex, Route 212, Bearsville, NY 12498
845-679-5555
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
delish

Great atmosphere. Great food. Great wine. Nuf said. The decor was perfect. Our server full of personality. Loved it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
gal512
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garden city south, ny
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
garden city south, ny
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere. Great food. Great wine. Nuf said. The decor was perfect. Our server full of personality. Loved it.

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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The best spot in Woodstock area for decades, always staying current. Great fireplace (romantic) in one dining room, stream side dining, Great social bar. Why this doesn't come up in a Woodstock search is a HUGE mistake. Romantic, special occasions, historically important, THE best staff by far in the entire county. Make a reservation in advance for weedend dinners. This... More 

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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My wife and I dined here last year and loved it, giving the Bear Cafe a five-star rating. Not this year! What a decline in performance. We dined here again yesterday and was pretty disappointed. To begin, the parking lot was a sheet of ice. I can understand if freezing rain occurred during the day, but this ice accumulated days... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We have never been disappointed with the food or service. Excellent value for the quality. Always surprised by their daily specials. Meats-fish-vegetables and bread are always great. Don't forget to order their desserts. We always make sure we are celebrating a special event at Bear Cafe.

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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have visited the Bear Cafe annually and I really must accept that as long as the lady manager (I presume her to be?) is in place there, my experience will always be ruined by her, and her alone. I have been visiting Woodstock from abroad every winter for a chill out holiday, literally, and every year I either forget,... More 

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melbourne
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78 reviews 78 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Perfect atmosphere and service. The French Onion soup was a highlight. It was exactly the same as you would have in a top Parisian restaurant. The main courses were sourced locally and any place making sure their produce was local should always get a thumbs up. Thanks for a lovely meal.

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Warren, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had high hopes for this place as it is near the top of every review list for the area. I was not dissapointed. Went for anniversary dinner with my wife. And even in the casual "wood table" atmosphere it was a perfect dinner. Table by the window overlooking the stream. One of the best meals I've had in quite a... More 

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Copenhagen, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Early dinner with friends at the Bear Cafe is something special. The very good food, the fantastic atmosphere, as well at the sounds from the Creek runnin just below the deck, gives the special atmosphere, tat makes it a special evening. Very good food.

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Saddle River, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This restaurant has it all, the perfect setting, the most beautiful room on the stream, a fireplace for those cold winter nights and outdoor seating with beautiful views of the stream and woods. We have loved it for over 20 years and always go back. On a recent visit, we found there were some changes to the menu. No more... More 

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London
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Just loved the feeling of this place; although we went at dusk, we could appreciate the views over the creek. Food was creative and seemed made with fresh ingredients. Service friendly, helpful and efficient. Although the well-healed local clientele can no doubt afford it, we found it a little expensive at $340 for 4 (including tip), so that's the only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Bearsville Theatre Complex, Route 212, Bearsville, NY 12498
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bearsville
  • Phone Number: 845-679-5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 27

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?