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“great local place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Little Bear

The Little Bear
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Bearsville
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Brooklyn, NY
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great local place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

We weekend in Woodstock and this is one of our go-to places for good food. Its a comfortable restaurant, nothing fancy - but great views of the stream. It's pretty good Chinese food - it can be hard to find good Chinese in NY (even the city, outside of Chinatown, of course.) The menu is extensive - eggrolls always good, Hunan and General Tso's as well. The waitstaff is always courteous and friendly - and very fast - there can be a small language barrier. The pick-up food service is usually spot on as well (I think we've had one messed up order out of several.) We also really like the 'quaint' upstate bar - friendly bartender and usually an interesting local/regulars crowd.

We were surprised by the recent poorer reviews - we vastly prefer Little Bear to the much more expensive and overrated Bear Cafe next door - for both food and service.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MRONeill
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English first
Stone Ridge, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nasty, nasty, nasty”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

Mediocre food and incredibly nasty service.I mean, REALLY nasty. Waitress yelled at us--actually yelled. Be warned.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rklin3000
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Asheville, North Carolina
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Standard Asian fare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

I ate lunch here one day. The menu was as expected as was the food. The view is nice but the food was fine just not remarkable.

Visited October 2013
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Thank 0859JC
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Lexington, New York
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Grossly overrated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

The food is at best mediocre, and anything but authentic, and only its affiliation with the wonderful Bear Cafe next door keeps it popular. Also very overpriced for what you get. The location is delightful, but cannot overcome all the negatives.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RLLexington
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New York City, New York
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193 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Very average Chinese food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Little Bear is not a roadside Chinese take out joint, but neither is it a fancy restaurant they are trying to be. The service is not great and the food is ok. Good thing is that there is no wait to get a table. Average.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JarvNY
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