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“Fine french food served in a relaxed and casual atmosphere”
Review of The Red Hen Cafe

The Red Hen Cafe
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Roseboom
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fine french food served in a relaxed and casual atmosphere”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have eaten here twice and have been very impressed. Homemade breads, shaved truffles, delicious soups, classic main dishes, profiteroles etc.,,, definitely worth the short drive from cooperstown.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Fly Creek, New York
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“FRENCH COUNTRY FLAVOR”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Red Hen Cafe in Roseboom, a few miles out of Cooperstown, is one of the best eateries in Otsego county, yet thoroughly homey and unpretentious.
The building is simple and rural in the extreme, but spotless white linens gleam reassuringly on every table.
The open space feels intimate, yet you never overhear conversations at other tables.
The hostess could not be more warm or welcoming.
The menu is spare, and everything is good on it.
There are always interesting specials, too, like the delicious shelled lobster in a delicate curried cream sauce, which I ordered --and would order again in a heartbeat.
My husband was well pleased with his strip steak and frites, although the frites could perhaps have been a touch crispier. He loved his generous wine by the glass Syrah.
Our friends Dolores and Clif ordered fragrant bowls of obster bisque, followed by crab cakes for her and steak for him. The salads that came with the meal were wonderful and so was the chef's crunchy outside, soft inside, home-made bread.
Desserts were first-rate, too: chocolate cake with whipped cream, home-made salted caramel ice cream, and a phenomenal frozen lemon souffle.
Count on the red hen for a dinner that will satisfy your very soul.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank sylvandiva
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Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful little French cafe”
Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

This little cafe/restaurant is off the beaten path but well worth the trip. Although it doesn't look like the kind of place for fine French cuisine from the outside, everything was cooked perfectly, and seasonings and sauces were flavorful but not overpowering. We had appetizers of crab cakes with a just-right remoulade, escargot with a creamy tarragon sauce, strip steak with peppercorn cream sauce (and perhaps the best mashed potatoes ever!) and soft shelled crabs. They have a small but very nice wine list. We had profiteroles for dessert and the chocolate sauce was wonderful; really good cocoa flavor and definitely not from a jar. They also offered creme brulee and pots de creme, so we'll have to go back!

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Thank jcl0519
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Cooperstown, NY
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lovely meal”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

We went with friends to the Red Hen for the first time, and we really enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent. The homemade bread was very good, and we were given a generous amount. The crab cake appetizer was excellent. The salad was very nice, and my scallops were nicely cooked, with a lovely butter sauce and well prepared vegetables. We spent a while after our meal talking and relaxing, and there was no rush to leave. It was comfortable and relaxed. We will definitely return!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank amarielle
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Cherry Valley, New York
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A great experience”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Red Hen is top notch. The food is superb. Everything is prepared perfectly. The chicken marsala is great. There are usually fish dishes on the menu. The trout is delicate and delicious. Wine is served in generous glasses - and available by the glass. Deserts are exceptional. The hostess is extremely gracious.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Kathy M
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