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Bear Cafe

295 Tinker Street Woodstock, NY 12498, New Woodstock, NY 12498-1132
+1 845-679-5555
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
295 Tinker Street Woodstock, NY 12498, New Woodstock, NY 12498-1132
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Bear Cafe
1. Romantic Creekside Dining
"If you want a romantic night out in the Woods this is the place"
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2. Great Fresh Food
"great, creative, upscale food very close to Woodstock, NY"
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3. Romantic
"We were greeted with smiles"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank mcdonaldkm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overlooking the stream the food is fresh and excellent. The plate is nicely dressed and the service is good and efficient.

Thank nine52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just got back from The Bear Cafe. We are so glad we came- it is the quintessential Woodstock/ Bearsville Restaurant We ordered an appetizer -croquettes and a spinach salad all shared by three - perfect. We tried the Salmon Entree, the Chicken Entree and...More

Thank yuspeh
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Every time I come to Woodstock I make sure to visit the One and Only, Bear Cafe! The evening started off with us being seated at a stream side table in the back room. We shared the arugula with grilled peach salad and ricotta cheese.Then...More

Thank NwhyC N
Reviewed July 17, 2018

We used to come to the Bear Cafe a lot, then a few years ago......things changed. We gave it a couple of tries and we were extremely disappointed. Apparently it had to do w perhaps new ownership or whatever but..... a different menu, the worst...More

3  Thank leah262
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Went to see an old friend perform here but we got there early and had a drink while waiting. The dinner was fantastic and got to meet the owner. The staff were extremely pleasant and fun! Whenever Marji performs there, go for dinner!

1  Thank retffD
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

The food, the vibe, music, staff, ambiance and location were perfect for a relaxing and romantic evening. Starting with complimentary champagne and ending perfectly. The potato croquettes were amazing!!

1  Thank melissa M
Reviewed March 11, 2018

The only difficulty is that I'm going to use up all my favorable adjectives. A beautiful setting, wonderfully friendly staff, amazing food (really) at reasonable prices. There's a reason people speak so favorably about this place.

2  Thank richardklin100
Reviewed February 14, 2018

We love the Bear, and always eat at the bar to join the party there. Friendly and interesting mix of regulars and newcomers. The food is wonderful, so much better under the new management.

1  Thank Monica C
jjmkir, Owner at Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

THanks so much for your kind review. We really appreciate our customers and hope to make everyone feel at home. Look forward to seeing you back soon.

Reviewed January 12, 2018

We stopped here on the way home from a hike to the now frozen Katterskill Falls. We arrived around 4:40 not knowing that they did not open until 5 pm. We were greeted with smiles and offers to sit at the bar and have a...More

1  Thank penguinlady2016
jjmkir, Owner at Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Hi Penguinlady: We really appreciate the nice review. I am, however, disappointed about your comments on the server and want to make sure that the next time you are here that the experience is perfect. Thanks for the praise of the food and Lenny. We...More

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Jay F
March 25, 2015|
Response from sigoLondon | Reviewed this property |
I'm not the proprietor, sorry I don't know as I didnt have interest in gluten free myself
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
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: 295 Tinker Street Woodstock, NY 12498, New Woodstock, NY 12498-1132
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +1 845-679-5555
  • E-mail
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.
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