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Bear Cafe

The Bearsville Theatre Complex, Route 212, Bearsville, NY 12498
845-679-5555
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Ranked #1 of 2 restaurants in Bearsville
Price range: $0 - $27
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Woodstock, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Bear Cafe has consistently served excellent food for over 20 years. It is a homey, pretty restaurant , in a lovely setting that has outdoor seating in the nice weather, next to a stream. The service as well is terrific. You need to reserve in advance because it is one of the most popular eating places in Woodstock. Recommended:... More

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Woodstock, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Consistently excellent. Perfect Woodstock ambience .Try to sit overlooking the stream or in the back room with fireplace on a chilly evening.

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Marietta, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I went back and forth on whether to give Bear Cafe two stars or three. Our party of three was in Woodstock on business and it was very obvious from the get-go that since we were clearly not locals, we weren't very important to management or serving staff. Food was ordinary, except for the corn chowder, which was killer. Very... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We've consistently visted Bear Cafe for a few years - we're always hoping for a better experience - and we never get it. The prices are quite expensive for the area and the food is at best mediocre. Its a sort of 'landmark' place in Woodstock/Bearsville and has some good history, which is perhaps why its still always very busy.... More

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lancashire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Everything has been stripped back even down to sharing tea spoons! No need to be so measly,,I will take my custom else where.

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lancashire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I have been a regular visitor here for the last couple of years,and although it is extremley pricey, I feel it has been worth paying for as the produce is organic and the food is very tasty.but on each occasion of late I have had a really dissapointing meal,and poor service. Each time the portion has been very sparse where... More

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Rhinebeck, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I heard years ago what a great place The Bear Cafe is. Finally in the area, I called to see if we could make a reservation at the last moment. The staff was warm and friendly. Our table over looked the stream and the food was incredible. The restaurant was a little dressier and more expensive then I expected, How... More

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New York, New York, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Located next to a lovely creek, the Bear Cafe is situated in a pretty wooden building with lots of glass. We hadn't been to the there in many years and decided to go there the Saturday after Valentine's Day to celebrate. The restaurant was very accommodating in allowing us to switch our reservation to a later time at the last... More

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

No Valentines theme and aside from running out of something on the menu, excellent service and food!

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

By the side of a mountain stream (ask for/get a table by the windows overlooking the stream), The Bear Cafe is a Woodstock "staple" where friends meet to eat and drink. The food is very good, the service excellent, the wine reasonably priced. I am a fan of very good burgers--something hard to find: The burger here is excellent. As... More

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