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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 - 9:00 pm
Closed 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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 53
    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
Good Food, Slow Staff

Food was great but the staff is a little slow and disjointed. We were still seated promptly and served quality food but the ordering was a little off. I would still recommend regardless.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Ryan A
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Food was great but the staff is a little slow and disjointed. We were still seated promptly and served quality food but the ordering was a little off. I would still recommend regardless.

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Good food and great atmosphere. classic American fare. great wine list. A bit expensive but great value. great service.

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Saugerties, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just go and order what ever looks good on the menu and you won't be disappointed. Had six of us the other night and we were all very happy with all the food. Just great. Ownership just changed and I hope the live up to the reputation of Peter and Eric.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This was our second time dinning here. We came first in the summer and sat creekside. This time we were there for Valentines Day. We loved the food and the ambiance. The place is always busy and the food is always great. The waiters know the menu well and were very helpful and friendly. I love coming here and I... More 

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garden city south, ny
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
45 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
121 helpful votes 121 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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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 27

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?