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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $27
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Woodstock, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Locals love the Bear Cafe. Great stream side location, great theater next door for live music. The Bear has been part of Woodstock in some fashion for nearly 40 years now.

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new jersey
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

When we found the vacation house we rented online, several past renters had commented to check out the bear cafe, so we made sure to make a reservation for a night during our stay. Boy are we glad we went! Although a little pricey, our group of seven all agreed it was worth it. The place is lovely, with beautiful... More

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NYC
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

The restaurant has been delivering fine food for years in this stunning location next to the Bearsville creek. The dishes are an eclectic mix of the freshest ingredients and while it is not cheap, you get what you pay for and the food is excellent. Portions are also pretty generous so you won't leave hungry. We particularly love their rack... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We have to start by saying that there was a mixup which our reservation but the hostess was very accommodating on a busy night and sat us right away. From there we had to wait a very long time for service. They offered help with the wine list as we had a question but the wine person did not really... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Bear Cafe is next to the The Bearsville Theater and makes sense to have a meal here before the show, However I think you'd better off eating in Woodstock. My husband and I had a pre show dinner. First off the bread was delicious. The Kale Salad was also pretty good, but the mains were not great. I had... More

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

When entering this restaurant for the first time, we were basically ignored as we looked to be seated. Finally, the hostess/manager handed the menus to us, while scowling. The staff looks pretty unhappy in general. And unless you are a regular, you can expect to be treated as if you are invisible. We sat outside, which was lovely, but the... More

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New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

By all means do try this restaurant. Reservations are required, since this place does fill up pretty much at least during the weekend evenings. Peter who owns the place is a Paul Bunyan look alike, except with no beard and no axe, although I am sure he knows how to use one. His demeanor is somewhat stiff and less cordial... More

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Cobourg, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Bearsville is tiny, but it has a great restaurant and an excellent deli, and apart fom the post office, that's about it. Wonderful atmosphere and great ambiance. Huge portions, don't expect to have a salad as a starter! The steaks were excellent and so was the fish. Wine and service outstanding too. If you are anywhere near Woodstock - keep... More

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Woodstock, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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

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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