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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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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 54
    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. Good service few NY wines

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Ann G
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Boston, Massachusetts
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 12 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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3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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58 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Bear Cafe

Address: The Bearsville Theatre Complex, Route 212, Bearsville, NY 12498
Phone Number: 845-679-5555
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bearsville
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
Average Prices: USD $27

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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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