The Red Onion Restaurant & Bar is a renowned full-service casual fine-dining establishment that offers a delightful dinner experience seven nights a week. Famous for its commitment to serving fresh, hand-made food, skillfully crafted cocktails, and a thoughtfully curated selection of beer and wines-by-the-glass, The Red Onion is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The menu features an array of house-made pastas, delectable desserts, daily seafood specials, mouthwatering soups and sauces, and personalized vegetable garnishes.

Situated in a charming pre-1850 farmhouse along the main road between Woodstock and Saugerties, just 3 miles east of Woodstock, the restaurant boasts a rich history. Once a bustling business venue and private residence, the building is also known for its resident ghost. With a colorful past, the historic establishment was rumored to have been a “house of ill repute” in the late 19th century. Legend has it that the spirit of one of its former residents, a woman who tragically perished outside in a snow drift in 1937, continues to haunt the premises. Despite this intriguing history, most patrons now visit The Red Onion for its exceptional cuisine, inviting atmosphere, and stellar libations.

Selections from The Red Onion Restaurant & Bar

  • House Made Pierogi – Black Truffle Potato Puree, Melted Onions, Brown Butter, Sage, Sour Cream
  • House-Cured Sardines ~ Pickled Candy Cane Beets, Olives, Shaved Celery, Grilled Bread
  • Thai Style Mussels ~ Steamed Lime Leaf, Chiles, Coconut Milk & Mint
  • The Red Onion Caesar ~ Chopped Romaine Leaves, Red Onion Tangy Caesar Vinaigrette, Shaved Grana Padano, Garlic Croutons
  • House-Made Ravioli ~ Goat Cheese & Ricotta Filling, Arugula, Pine Nuts, Mushrooms & Truffle Oil
  • Prosciuto Wrapped Monkfish ~ Long Cooked Mushroom & Herb Polenta, Sauteed Spinach
  • Natural Chicken Breast ~ Porcini Mushroom-Tarragon Sauce, Whipped Potatoes, Honey-Glazed Carrots
  • Roast One Pound Rack of Lamb ~ Whipped Potatoes, Minted Peas, Pearl Onions, Red Wine Sauce
  • Hamburger ~ Half Pound of Ground Brisket & Chuck Steak, Challah Bun, Crispy French Fries
  • Vegetable Curry ~ Seasonal Vegetables in a Spicy Yellow Thai Curry Sauce with Lime-Scented Basmati Rice

View the complete Red Onion Restaurant menu.

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Posted by The Red Onion Restaurant & Bar on Monday, January 11, 2010

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