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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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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Loved it!!

We had a fantastic dinner here. We sat on the patio overlooking the creek and it was gorgeous and so relaxing. Nice wine list and good, varied menu options. We had calamari to start and it was perfectly cooked. Steak was a bit too fatty, but good flavor. Lamb chops were delicious. If we lived near... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Sneepdeep
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

On this particular Thursday evening, our party of 10 was the first group seated in a lovely porch setting. We could see four or five couples being seated as we waited to give our orders. We finally got to order as other couples began receiving their food. Eventually, one of our party had to take her baby home, so we... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My family and I have been coming to the Woodstock area for decades. One of the highlights of our trips had always been dinner at the Bear Café. No longer. Recently the food has deteriorated. The service has deteriorated. Even though the food and service were not as good as they had been, We thought maybe it was an off... More 

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Woodstock, New York
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We've dined here scores of times. Until the last few months, the food, service and atmosphere were excellent -- to our minds, the best in the area. But, new owners have come in, changed the menu, lost or let go some of the key staff, and it no longer qualifies as excellent, even though the atmosphere is the same. I've... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had a fantastic dinner here. We sat on the patio overlooking the creek and it was gorgeous and so relaxing. Nice wine list and good, varied menu options. We had calamari to start and it was perfectly cooked. Steak was a bit too fatty, but good flavor. Lamb chops were delicious. If we lived near here, we'd go all... More 

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brooklyn
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Just stopped in last weekend and was pleasantly Surprised by the menu. When out of NYC I usually feel overwhelmed by the majority of meat on menus but here was a good mix of variety and every dish was yummy. Kids had burgers and my arctic char with beans appetizer was enough for a main course. Very good service. Would... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I liked the food very much, a sirloin dish cooked perfectly along with onion soup. Our server was gracious and helpful. I have two issues. First, the table buser was very anxious to take our plates away and took mine before my husband was finished. Secondly, in the foyer of the restaurant there is a large poster celebrating a NY... More 

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Belleville, New Jersey
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I had the pleasure of dining at the Bear Cafe on Memorial Day weekend. The place has outdoor seating, indoor seating, and semi-enclosed veranda tables. We dined on the later. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. Surprisingly, the place was not crowded, as we thought it might be. I had a dish of the fresh grilled sardines which was outstanding... More 

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Long Island, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My wife and I were visiting the Woodstock area and had dinner here for the 1st time. Food was delicious. Entire staff was accommodating and very professional. Recommend highly. Will return again when we are in the area.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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
5 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Special occasions, Romantic
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?