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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy and good

That was my first visit to this place. We were a group of 6 and most were happy with their dinner. The butter squash soup wad a hit, as well was the goat cheese ravioli. Pad thai was just ok, but the lamb chop were good. I personally had only a lobster quesadilla which was a good appetizer. But... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
Alain L
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New york
via mobile
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158 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

That was my first visit to this place. We were a group of 6 and most were happy with their dinner. The butter squash soup wad a hit, as well was the goat cheese ravioli. Pad thai was just ok, but the lamb chop were good. I personally had only a lobster quesadilla which was a good appetizer. But what... More 

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Thank Alain L
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I used to go to the Bear Cafe 4-5 times a month and enjoyed the food and company. The new owners destroyed the menu and the vibe is miserable. They haven't even changed the description on the website! When the previous owner left so did the oil paintings mentioned on the website. Unless the previous chef/owner returns, I would avoid... More 

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Thank cjack664
Woodstock, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I have been coming to the Bear for 20 years and love the food and my experience there as much as ever. At a recent dinner there, I found the same dishes that I have been enjoying for years delightful as well as consciously sourced. Staff was helpful and professional. Can't wait to go back!

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Thank AnjaliArora
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Good food; cozy and reasonably priced...good for impressing friends. Only 10 minutes from the center of Woodstock.

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Thank Mark H. W
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Ate dinner their tonight with 3 others, Food and staff service were excellent and the place is nice enough. but I wouldn't go back. When one of us asked to substitute sliced avocados (which were on the menu in other dishes) for bacon and eggs in one of the salads the waitress said she could remove the bacon and egg... More 

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Thank Ron K
Whitestone, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The Bear Cafe is turning out to be one of my family's favorite places in Woodstock to have dinner. It was my husbands birthday and when I asked where he would like to have dinner this was his first choice. The food is amazing. My husband is a chef and very hard to please, but that's not an issue at... More 

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Thank Sheila B
New York City, New York
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We enjoyed this restaurant and our table near the running creek. Very cool "country" setting. the Food was fine though we felt the decor was just a bit tired and the wine list quite limited. Worth a visit specially with the promising cocktails at commune saloon right after.

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Thank WonderousTraveler
East Northport, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We were staying in Woodstock and had heard this was a great place to dine. Because we didn't have reservations (a busy Friday night), we were told that the wait would be about 45 minutes. Being hungry, we weren't happy but decided to wait. Couldn't even get close to the bar to wait with a drink because it was that... More 

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Thank longislandgirl2015
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Great food, super tasty, huge portions. The service was a bit slow, but the waitress was friendly and kept us informed on when we would get our food. The chocolate dessert was superb!

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1 Thank CGHH-1983
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?