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“Good food and drink in a cool location” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Gilded Otter Brewing Company

Gilded Otter Brewing Company
3 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1742
845-256-1700
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Ranked #20 of 111 Restaurants in New Paltz
Price range: $7 - $21
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Upstate NY
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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“Good food and drink in a cool location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I have been a here a few times. The beer is always solid with a good selection of house brews. The food is also good from what I have had but I have gone for beer more than food. In my experience the service is very hit or miss. I have had a waiter serve here serve our drinks, give us menus and then disappear for 45 min.

Visited July 2012
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Gardiner, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Beer good, atmosphere good, food disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The Gilded Otter is a large, very busy brew pub on the edge of New Paltz. The modern decor, with large photo murals of the Shawangunk Mts is very pleasant. The beers made there are pleasant enough, though nothing special, and the atmosphere is convivial, with lots of college students (and their parents) as well as tourists. So all is good until you come to the food. The last several times we have eaten there, the food was blah - no attention to quality, not nicely presented, really disappointing. In the past, the three cheese chili had been particularly good, but this too has gone downhill. So now the "Otter" is off my list.

Visited July 2012
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Long Island
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“Most Excellent Chili and Pumpkin Ale”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Always hit this place in New Paltz. The combo of the Chili and Pumpkin Ale are excellent. Some times the service isnt the best, but we keep going back.

Visited October 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Great local Beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

If you enjoy a good craft brew, you'll love the Gilded Otter. Most of the beer selection is made within about 20 feet of your table. They had a fantastic selection of great beers. We opted for the flight which they call a "Beer Garden" consisting of about eight three ounce beers. All of them were good but a few did stand out and we were able to get a couple growlers filled at a reasonable price to take home with us.

The food was good. I had the meatloaf which was yummy. The only gripe I had was the salad. It was one of those rather boring house salads that many places serve. It wasn't bad just nothing special.

The service was great. I'd definitely recommend checking out this place next time you're in New Paltz.

Visited October 2012
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West Point, New York
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“Great gathering place for college age people and their families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The Gilded Otter has an excellent menu and is very reasonably priced. Good food and great selection of fresh draft beer - or you can buy a glass keg and take it home.

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