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Bear Cafe

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The Bearsville Theatre Complex, Route 212, Bearsville, NY 12498
+1 845-679-5555
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2013

My daughter and I ate good food on a porch next to a stream. The service was great. We had a problem to which the hostess responded quite flexibly by changing our reservation time. We'd definitely return.

Thank Eliza_Jane
Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Great, warm ambiance; great food, service, and be sure to experience a drink at the bar while enjoying the view of the stream that whisks by, tumbling over rock and pooling in back-current eddies. Peter is the attentive host that secures this great dining experience.

1 Thank Scott R
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

We went here based on a recommendation from a friend. A truly excellent experience. We requested to sit outside but the hostess said it was pretty chilly outside and people were requesting to come in after being seated outside. She sat us in the bar area by the window with the stream outside. It couldn't have been better. We ordered... More 

Thank catcook55
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2013

I ate at this restaurant 12 years ago waited a long time for our drinks and food. I was visiting the Woodstock area we decided to give them another chance. It went well up to the dinner part we waited again to long for our food, we ordered pan seared salmon everyone else was getting there food. They said on... More 

Thank melanie m
Commack, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

the restaurant was extremely busy - the food was excellent; the service; not so amazing... The vies of a stream were beautiful and the window wall provided excellent views and ambiance.

Thank gentilemom
New England
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Quality farm to table foods. Full-of-good-flavor dishes without unneeded exotic ingredients. Sitting on a deck over a river. House-made goat cheese ravioli. wow. Baby arugula salad with grilled figs. Yes.

Thank OnionRiver
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The hostess arranged for a table on a crowded Friday night as we walked in without a reservation. I loved my Salmon dish however, the lobster bolognese special was a bit bland. This charming unique local hang out is still worth a visit.

Thank Christine B
Brooklyn, New York
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2013

I went in for a quiet dinner, and settled on a Caesar salad with shrimp. The food was prepared very nicely. The bar is full of locals and tourists and there is a nice lively atmosphere. Looking out the floor to ceiling windows at the stream and woods added exponentially to the whole meal. I do think that for the... More 

Thank annmelissa
new york
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Lovely restaurant in the woods in Woodstock, Great Service Food was good. The restaurant could be great with the right recipe overhaul.

Thank rossi999
Thame, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

This was our second visit in as many years. I had the lamb shank and my wife the lobster bolognese and a chocolate creme brûlée. Although slightly pricy the food was perfect worth every penny. Surprisingly busy for a Tuesday night and a bit loud, but that's because it's so popular. Love it

Thank Stephen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bearsville Theatre Complex, Route 212, Bearsville, NY 12498
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bearsville
  • Phone Number: +1 845-679-5555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?