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“Surprise in the Mountains! Best Curry! Best Martinis! Best Service and Awesome Music!!”

Kindred Spirits Steakhouse & Pub
Ranked #3 of 3 Restaurants in Palenville
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Pub
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Nestled in the Catskill Mountains next to the Catskill Mnt. Lodge this unassuming little restaurant gave use a surprise. We arrived at Kindred Spirits expecting a mediocer experience, wanting just a quick bite to eat but received EXCEPTIONAL food, drinks, service and entertainment - all in one. It is family owned and you felt like family there. The curry dish we had was awesome. We've enjoyed many curry dishes over the years all over the world but this was by far the best, most succulant dish ever. We asked the owner for her receipe or to at least sell it! Ahh, its a secret recipe, with all fresh ground spices that you can't bottle. Well, we'll have to make a trip back some day. The music was top notch, with incredible martinies and service. The overall experience is worth the trip. Thank you, Kindred Spirits for a great memory.

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

the owners are very nice people they have very good food and entertainment, breakfast on weekends are great eg. they have a specialty french toast to die for with strawbeeries and bananas

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Reviewed July 13, 2011

We were part of a large group that pretty much filled the lodge. The restaurant seemed pretty much unaware that people staying at the lodge may want to eat. 4 of us came in to eat. We ordered a round of drinks which were served in a reasonable amount of time. After quite a while we were finally waited on for food. We ordered 4 burgers. After nearly 3 hours, several requests for our burgers, and 2 more rounds of drinks our burgers finally arrived. The bill for 3 rounds of drinks and 4 burgers, nearly $120. The resturant was busy but nowhere near full. No offers for any sort of compensation for our wait, and no explanation of why it took so long. Never again will they get any of my money. Spend you rmoney where you can get better customer service.

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alguart, Owner at Kindred Spirits Steakhouse & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2011

This motorcycle group stayed with us two years in a row. Last year, they had a great time and voted unanimously to return in 2011. Why not? We offered them great room rates and a great buffet menu at a great price. They also had use of our grounds (and firewood) for a nightly bonfire and other activities and were allowed to bring their own drinks.

This year the majority of the group decided at the last minute to eat at our steakhouse due to the rain and, apparently, the amount they had been drinking all day. They had been asking about other restaurants during the day. But to to keep dry and perhaps avoid DWI citations, they opted to stay put. No reservations, no warning.

Roughly 40 of them came in at once. Some understood this would make wait times longer. Others seem to have no idea what it takes to cook meals to order. We cut every steak and grill it according to what the guest wants. Each plate is custom made: New York Strip medium rare, bake potato with sour cream, and so on. Same for our fresh burgers, chops, seafood and so on. It takes time, and when everyone shows up at once, it takes longer.

The dining room holds roughly 65 people indoors, so when you include guests who were not part of their group, nearly every seat in the house was taken. Their bill was about $90 plus tax and tip. They failed to mention they took in a live Jazz performance. So, for $22.50 a person, they enjoyed food, three rounds of dinks and live music. Perhaps the best deal in the United States!

If you want fast food, there are thousands of places available. But if you want a custom-made meal, 13 tap beers to choose from and live music, Kindred Spirits Steakhouse & Pub is the kind of place you're looking for.

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Reviewed March 26, 2011

The restaurant is located in a beautiful lodge style building with huge windows covering 3 sides of the building. Wood beams and a beautiful interior that have obviously recently been renovated.
The food was very good. They have a curry every Friday, and I love spicy foods. I asked for it extra hot. The dish was spicy but not overpowering, and had excellent flavor. I also enjoyed a very rich chocolate cake for dessert.
The restaurant also has entertainment every Friday and Saturday night (our main reason for going). But, we were just as pleased by the food and atmosphere.

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Reviewed November 12, 2010

We love it. Check it out and you can stay there in the lodge . It's very affordable with great service.

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