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Bear Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner
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APPETIZERS & SALADS​
9.00
French Onion Soup Au Gratin
15.00
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail (4)
Served w/ cocktail sauce & lemon
6.00
Bear Cafe Green Salad w/ Baby Arugula, Radicchio & Frisee
With shaved parmesan, fine herbs, shallots, lemon & olive oil
11.00
Endive & Watercress
With crispy polenta croutons, gorgonzola, pears & cranberry vinaigrette
11.00
Flat-Grilled Trevisano
With goat cheese, roasted beets, oranges, mache & citrus vinaigrette
11.00
Flat-Grilled Bean Curd on Asian Greens
With peanuts, ginger crispies & spicy Thai dressing
9.00
Sunfrost Farms Organic Raw Kale Salad
With black grapes, ricotta salata, grilled red onions & pignoli nuts & white balsamic-honey vinaigrette
12.00
Blue Moon Organic Baby Lettuces
With grilled figs, leek crispies, hazelnuts & crumbled goat cheese
12.00
Sky Farms Organic Warm Baby Spinach Salad
With red onion, green apples, bacon lardons, & hard-cooked egg w/ Granny Smith-balsamic vinaigrette
9.00
Grilled chicken +6.00
Shrimp +8.00
Bear Cafe Caesar Salad
ENTREES​
10.00
18.00
House-Made Three Cheese Ravioli
With radicchio, frisee & sky farms organic baby arugula
12.00
20.00
House-Made Pumpkin Ravioli
With pearl onions, butternut squash, portabella mushrooms, sage & cider nage
25.00
Blackened New Zealand Salmon
With elotes con crema, sauteed kale & sweet pepper salsa
26.00
Tony Campanelli’s Local, Naturally Grown Chicken
Pan-roasted w/ green peppercorn sauce & garlic mashed potatoes
34.00
Bear Cafe Filet Mignon
With port garlic sauce, garlic mash potatoes & stilton cheese
33.00
Pan-Seared USDA Choice 16 Oz Black Angus Steak
With cabernet sauvignon-black peppercorn butter, served w/ a baked russet potato w/ sour cream
19.00
Grilled Tofu Served on Soba Noodles w/ Napa Cabbage, Shiitake Mushrooms & Scallions
Served in a white miso broth w/ lemon grass & ginger
20.00
Salad of Baby Lettuces, Herb Vinaigrette
and Tonight! Tuesday Italiano Course Prix Fixe Special! Bear Cafe antipasti of crudites, cerignola olives, fresh mozzarella, roasted sweet peppers & imported Italian prosciutto
And Choice of...
House-made 3 Cheese Ravioli
with Radicchio, Arugula, Toasted Garlic & Extra Virgin Olive Oil
SANDWICHES​
Please note: due to limited grill space we are unable to offer sandwiches on Saturdays after 6 pm
14.00
Half Pound Wolfe’s Neck Farm Hamburger
With hand cut French fries
15.00
Half Pound Wolfe’s Neck Farm Cheeseburger
With hand cut French fries & American, gruyere or gorgonzola cheese
12.00
Grilled Natural Chicken Breast Sandwich
With​ hand-cut French fries & served w/ mango chutney
19.00
Wolfe’s Neck Farm Steak Sandwich
Served on garlic crouton w/ hand-cut French fries
1.00
Sub Beer Battered Onion Rings, Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Haricot Verts
SIDES​
7.00
Basket of Hans-Cut Fries
7.00
Beer Battered Onion Rings
7.00
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
7.00
Sauteed Broccoli Rabe w/ Caramelized Onion & Toasted Garlic
DESSERTS​
7.50
Warm Apple Bread Pudding
With vanilla ice cream
7.50
Belgian Chocolate Melt-Away Cake
With oven-roasted strawberries & vanilla ice cream
7.50
Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake
7.50
Classic Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee
7.50
Dark Chocolate Truffle Brulee
7.50
Hot Fudge Sundae
With fresh whipped cream & walnuts
7.50
Fresh Mixed Berries
With whipped cream
About
Located in historic Bearsville along the scenic Sawkill Creek, The Bear Cafe invites its guests to become part of its family. Originally created by music impresario Albert Grossman, The Bear Cafe combines the rustic atmosphere of the Catskill region with the Woodstock/Bearsville music experience. Here, our guest are invited into a casual fine dining experience with a commitment to fresh and local ingredients. Live music plays in the long each night.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite saying it is open we tried on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and it was never open. Maybe it can afford to only open on weekends like many other places around Woodstock but it would help if this was made clearer. Looked nice from...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Peterinl0nd0n
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Lovely , friendly atmosphere very delicious food! I’ve been coming to the area for many years and had always thought the place to be expensive but No for the amount seven and the way it’s cooked no better place to eat ! I highly recommend...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank sophieb2018
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

I recently dined at the Bear Cafe with my wife and found it to be a great experience. The service was friendly and quick, and the food was outstanding. I have the luxury of dining out quite often as part of my job, meaning I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sigs11
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

December 2018, came here again and like my last review in 2013 the food is still delicious and the service outstanding. The only difference is that we had dinner instead of lunch and sat by the fireplace. We started the Brussels Sprouts and the Mussels...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TeeoffS
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Very good restaurant. The food was incredible and the emplacement is perfect, really close to a nice water fall. I recommend it, Woodstock is a very pretty place.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank catelamarre
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Great Woodstock watering hole and restaurant ! Staff very friendly, cuisine outstanding ! Totally recommend!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

We went here last weekend and had a lovely meal. My lunch companion had been here 15 years previously and many other times before that. He had pepper steak which he said was just as good as before. I had mango chicken which was delicious....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Shannon A
Reviewed September 29, 2018

We had visited Woodstock and were looking for somewhere to dine on a Saturday evening. The Bear Cafe had been recommended so we arrived around 6:00 pm. The place was reasonably busy but became progressively busier as the evening progressed. The mood is definitely “rustic”....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Trevor B
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Visited this evening for dinner. Received a really warm welcome, and enjoyed the live music. Menu was simple, yet had a few choices for each course. The food was tasty and certainly plentiful. Think that the restaurant looks great and pictures here/on their website do...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RhiGri
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Went here with my daughter and what a great find! Service and food was perfect! The gentle at the door, the host I beleive was lovely and we chatted up and he gave us some history about the place but remained attentive to the guest...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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I'm not the proprietor, sorry I don't know as I didnt have interest in gluten free myself
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