Best Restaurants in Woodstock, NY

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Where to Eat in the Woodstock & Catskills As Recommended by Locals

Woodstock NY is a great place to visit for so many reasons. Music, art, and culture have all be shaped by the famous little town.  After visiting the iconic recording studios and celebrated venues, tracing the footsteps of famous music celebrities, experiencing all the surrounding area has to offer, and visiting us here at the Woodstock Music Shop you might have developed an appetite. So, if you are visiting Woodstock NY for the weekend, the day, or hopefully longer take some local recommendations for some of our favorite restaurants in Woodstock ,NY.

The Bear Cantina

The Bear Cafe is described as “Rustic haunt known for New American fare & a streamside setting on the grounds of Bearville Theater” with food that is “excellent and full of flavor”, as well as “great service and views of the Sawkill Creek”. This says nothing of the long, storied history of the eatery and how it came to occupy 295a Tinker Street.

Originally established in 1971 by Albert Grossman, the former music industry mogul who led Bearsville Records and Studios and managed Bob Dylan, The Band, Todd Rundgren, Janis Joplin and Peter, Paul & Mary, among others. Grossman personally designed and financed the Bearsville Theater Complex (link to venues), which features The Bear Cafe, The Little Bear, Bearsville Theater, and the former Utopia Video Complex, now home to WDST Radio.

The Bear is a Woodstock classic. Peter Cantine and Chef Eric Mann have run The Bear since 1988 and, along with another investor, bought the entire complex in 2004 from Sally Grossman, Albert’s widow. The Bear’s decor featured hardwood floors, a grand fireplace and signature oil paintings by local Woodstock artist Jo Cantine, Peter’s late aunt.

The Bear Cantina re-opened in early 2021 after extensive renovations completed by the new proprietor, Lizzie Vann. No wonder it is one of the best restaurants in Woodstock NY according to locals! It offers modern Mexican food with creek side dining in the Bearsville Center.

Contact info: The Bear Cantina, 295A Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 684-7223; https://www.thebearcantina.com/

The Bear

Newly renovated The Bear reopens in the former Little Bear building in the Bearsville Center. Offering fine, creek side dining.

Contact info: The Bear, 295 Tinker St, Bearsville, NY 12409; 845-679-5555; https://www.bearcafe.com

Blue Mountain Bistro Catering

Located on Route 28 in Kingston at Bistro-To-Go, Blue Mountain Bistro has been serving the Woodstock NY area since 1993, when the original restaurant opened in town. Owners Richard and Mary Anne Erickson closed the restaurant portion of their business in 2005 to focus strictly on catering. They specialize in Mediterranean-inspired food and offer extensive catering services, as well as fully prepared “take-home” meals. Offering delicious, quality, fresh, and in season foods Blue Mountain Bistro is a favorite of locals and visitors alike!

Blue Mountain is open 7 days a week: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Contact info: Blue Mountain Bistro Catering / Bistro-To-Go, 948 Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401; (845) 340-9800; http://www.bluemountainbistro.com

Bread Alone Bakery and Cafe

Bread Alone is a family owned European-style bakery, using only organic flours and grains. Their stated purpose is to “Our purpose is to serve honest food, create prosperity for our people, and minimize further harm to the planet.” (link). Honoring that commitment since 1983 visitors can learn first-hand about Bread Alone by taking a tour of their main store in Boiceville, NY. Headquartered in Kingston, Bread Alone has several other in the Woodstock, NY area. If you stop by the location in town at 22 Mill Hill Road just remember it’s a TWO MINUTE WALK to the Woodstock Music Shop, so you can still smell the good food while you look at our vinyl !

Contact info: Bread Alone Bakery and Cafe, 22 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 679-2108; http://www.breadalone.com

Caffe Woodstock

Stop in for gourmet coffee, freshly baked croissants & pastry, homemade donuts, quiche, sandwiches.

Contact info: Caffe Woodstock, 83 Mill Hill Rd Suite D, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 684-0808; https://www.caffewoodstock.com/

Catskill Mountain Pizza Company

Referred to by locals as “the pizza place” CMP is home to the 12″ slice, features gourmet pizza’s, handmade pasta, craft beer and sometimes live music. Patio seating and Cash only!

Contact info: Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, 51 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498; 845-679-7969; http://www.catskillmountainpizza.com

Catskill Rose

Mount Tremper, NY: Catskill Rose opened in 1987 and offers a high-end Continental menu with a full bar and wine list. All foods are made from scratch in house and daily specials are offered. In the 2007 a conversion was made, and the Catskill Rose went from a tavern to an inn. Nestled in Mount Tremper the Catskill Rose promises to be “a “grown-up” kind of getaway.”

Contact info: Catskill Rose, 5355 Route 212, Mount Tremper, NY 12457; (845) 688-7100; www.catskillrose.com

Colony Woodstock

Comfort food menu with a seasonal outdoor beer garden with 50 picnic tables and live music. Indoor ballroom features concerts for 150 and a large bar.

Contact info: Colony Woodstock, 22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498; 845-679-7625; http://www.colonywoodstock.com

Cub Market

Formerly the Bearsville Store, the Cub Market has been in the community since 1946. Inspired by the history of the country store and the neighborhood delis of NYC the cub offers organic produce, great sandwiches entre to-go items, and organic grocery items.

Contact info: Cub Market, 3203 NY-212 Bearsville, NY 12409, 845-679-6569; https://www.cubmarketinc.com

Cucina

Cucina is situated in an old farmhouse at the intersection of Route 375 and Route 212 and boasts a “contemporary Italian menu” based on local and seasonal ingredients. The restaurant offers several ways to dine: there’s a 24-seat communal table in one room, a smaller private room, or eat outside on the extra-wide front porch. If you are in the mood for Italian in a rustic setting this one of the best restaurants in Woodstock NY that you can visit. Cucina is open 7 nights a week from 5-11 p.m. and serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Picture of the porch at Cucina Restaurant in Woodstock. It is at night with the porch softly lit.

Contact info: Cucina, 109 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 679-9800; http://www.cucinawoodstock.com

Early Terrible

Wine, Beer, Tapas, Woodfire Grill, Tiki Bar, and Lounge. Beautiful outdoor seating in the heart of Woodstock.

Contact info: Early Terrible, 45 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498; 845-684-7226; https://www.earlyterrible.com/

Garden Cafe on the Green

Woodstock’s Garden Cafe on the Green is a vegetarian restaurant which offers a menu prepared with “fresh, organic and high quality ingredients.” Even better, everything is made from scratch! The Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is delicious and we would know! The Woodstock Music Shop has been a happy neighbor for years!

Painting of the Garden Cafe in Woodstock by local artist Mary Anna Goetz. Beautiful as a picture, this is among the best restaurants in Woodstock NY.
Painting by Mary Anna Goetz – http://www.maryannagoetz.com

Contact info: Garden Cafe on the Green, 6 Old Forge Road, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 679-3600; https://www.thegardencafewoodstock.com/

Goodnight

Sylvia’s sister restaurant with a menu of South Asian Cuisine with a modern twist. Curved bar, outdoor patio, large party seating.

Contact info: Goodnight, 15 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498, 845-684-7373; https://www.goodnightwoodstock.com

Harana Market

Asian grocer & Filipino foods in the heart of the Catskills. Specializing in “lutong bahay” or homestlye Filipino food that will have you returning for more.

Contact info: Harana Market; 603 Wittenberg Rd. Woodstock, NY 12498; 845-684-5835; https://www.haranamarket.com/

Little Apple Cafe

Offering Fresh Pressed Juices, Smoothies, Acai Bowls, Juice Cleanses, Fresh Fruit Cocktails. Outdoor patio eating and a to-go window.

Contact info: Little Apple Cafe, 21 Tinker St. Woosdtock, NY 12498, 845-684-5605; https://littleapplelove.com/

Maria’s Bazaar

Maria’s, a family-owned business, is open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It features Northern Italian foods, such as homemade soups and pasta dishes. Certainly a Woodstock NY favorite, eat on the private patio or visit the deli and bakery for an on-the-go meal. After you are done eating come to your favorite music shop located right around the corner!

Contact info: Maria’s Bazaar, 21 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 679-5434; https://www.facebook.com/mariasbazaar/

Marty’s Mercantile

Cafe, market and beer garden offering fast, casual breakfast, lunch, craft beer and wine as well as grocery items and gifts. Speciality goods crafted by New York artists and culinary artists are also on offer.

Contact info: Marty’s Mercantile; 4075 NY-28A, West Shokan, NY 12494; 845-657-4159; https://www.martysmercantile.com/

Medo Woodstock

Sushi restaurant with dining in and take out options. Sushi bar available.

Contact info: Medo Woodstock; 83 Mill Hill Rd, Suite A, Woodstock NY 12498; 845-679-9353; https://medowoodstock.com/

Millstream Tavern

Chef Dan Silverman provides ingredients from local farms and purveyors with scenic outdoor patio dining by the Woodstock Golf Course.

Contact info: Millstream Tavern, 114 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498; 845-217-2484; https://millstreamwoodstock.com/

Mountain Gate Indian Restaurant

This establishment is a family-owned fine dining Indian restaurant known for its authentic Indian food here in the Hudson Valley. Mountain Gate is an authentic Indian cuisine restaurant, offering an array of dishes. With “incredible food and staff” people always enjoy their time at Mountain Gate.

Contact info: Mountain Gate Indian Restaurant, 4 Deming Street, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 679-5100; https://www.mountaingaterestaurant.com/

Mud Club

Woodfire bakery featuring a to-go menu of bagels, baked goods, pizza and more. Beautiful park grounds. Ordering online for pick-up is available.

Club info: Mud Club; 43 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498; https://www.themudclub.com/

Nana’s Takeout & Sweetery

Excellent take-out breakfast and lunch items including breakfast wraps, sandwiches, side dishes, and baked goods. Fresh food made daily.

Club info: Nana’s Takeout & Sweetery; 98 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 679-8400; https://www.nanaswoodstock.com/

Nancy’s Artisanal Creamery

Amazing small batch ice cream made in the Peterson House in the Bearsville Center Complex. It’s a great place to gather with friends and family while enjoying a very spacious seating area both indoors and outdoors

Contact info: Nancy’s Artisanal Creamery; 297 Tinker St, Bearsville, NY 12409; 845-684-5329; https://nancysartisanal.com/

Oj’s Cafe

Family restaurant in the former Joshua’s restaurant building. Locals will tell you that they serve some of the best classic American dishes around.

Contact info: Oj’s Cafe; 51 Tinker St. Woodstock, NY 12498; 845-684-5990;

Oriole 9 Café

Oriole 9 boasts “flavors of the Mediterranean.” With delicious coffee and some of the best made from scratch food it’s no surprise Oriole is a regular stop for many. They are open for breakfast and lunch daily every day except for Thursday. No wonder many think it’s one of best restaurants in Woodstock NY.

Contact info: Heaven, 17 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 679-5763; http://www.oriole9.com

Overlook Bakery

Small-batch cakes and sweets with locally roasted coffee and espresso drinks. Eat inside, on the patio, or take to go.

Contact info: Overlook Bakery; 105 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY 12498; 845-684-5898; https://www.overlookbakery.com/

Peace Love Cupcakes

Cupcakes for the hippie in all of us! Vegan and gluten free options available.

Contact info: Peace Love Cupcakes; 54 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY 12498; 845-247-3687; https://www.woodstockcupcakes.com/

Pearl Moon Woodstock

Chef Mel Rosa serving up classic diner favorites with a Latin twist. Sit on the patio or dine inside. Live music and dancing most weekends.

Contact info: Pearl Moon Woodstock; 52 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498; 845-684-5537; https://pearlmoonwoodstock.com/

The Pines

Restaurant, Bar, Lodge owned by Jeremy Bernstein. Featuring themed menu family style dinner nights, live music, hand-selected beers, roasts, tap takeovers and great times.

Contact info: The Pines, 5327 Route 212, Mount Tremper, NY 12457, 845-688-7311; https://catskillpines.com/

Que Lo Que

A taste of the Caribbean in the Catskills with chef Sam Fernandez. Featuring Dominican delights and cocktails.

Contact info: Que Lo Que, 1 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY 12498; 845-684-7091; https://www.woodstockqueloque.com

R & R Taproom

Craft beers curated by beer sommelier and owner Megan Reynolds. Vegetarian-friendly small plate menu with creek side dining.

Contact info: R & R Taproom, 104 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock NY 12498; 845-684-5928; https://www.rrtaproom.com/

Red Onion Restaurant & Bar

The Red Onion is located on Route 212 at the end of Woodstock. This international bistro offers casual dining and features a wide variety of entrees and daily specials. Ice creams and desserts are made on the premises. It opens daily at 5 p.m. for dinner and is closed on Wednesday. This restaurant is among the best restaurants in Woodstock NY.

Contact info: Red Onion Restaurant & Bar, 1654 Route 212 at Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock, NY 12477; (845) 679-1223; http://www.redonionrestaurant.com

Reservoir Inn

The Reservoir Inn is open for lunch and dinner, and offers party, meeting and catering services as well. They offer classic continental cuisine, new comfort cuisine and weekly specials all served in their friendly, cozy 100 year old stonework setting reminiscent of a Catskill lodge. The Reservoir Inn is open Wednesday – Saturday from 5 to 9 PM and Sunday from 3 until 8 PM. Lunch is served on the weekends between 12 and 3 PM.

Contact info: Reservoir Inn, 157 Basin Road, West Hurley, NY 12491; (845) 331-6800; https://www.reservoir-inn.com/

Sharky’s Meatballs

Casual spot with various homemade meatballs served several ways plus snacks & condiments to-go. Chef and Owner, Mark Rosenberg offers a host of pantry items and locally made dried pasta.

Contact info: Sharky’s Meatballs; 43 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY 12498; 845-684-5436; https://www.sharkiesmeatballs.com/home

Sunflower Market

Sunflower is a natural food market featuring a sushi bar, juice bar, and made-to-order sandwiches. They are dedicated to bringing the best, natural, & organic products to our community.

Contact info: Sunflower Market, 75 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498; 845-679-5361; https://www.sunflowernatural.com/

Sunfrost Farms Market & Cafe

Natural Food Market featuring produce and plants grown by Sunfrost. Handmade groceries including guacamole, salsa, hummus. Health food bar including breakfast/lunch items, smoothies, and juices.

Contact info: Sunfrost Farms Market & Cafe, 217 Tinker St, Woostock, NY 12498; 845-679-6690; https://sunfrostfarms.com

Sylvia Woodstock

Family-owned with a focus on locally sources ingredients and refined menus. Featuring an open concept kitchen, dining room, and outdoor patio seating.

Contact info: Sylvia Woodstock, 42 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498; 845-679-4242; https://www.silviawoodstockny.com/

Taco Juan’s

Taco Juan’s features Mexican food and an ice cream bar. It’s located across from the Green in the center of town and offers eat-in and take-out accommodations.

Contact info: Taco Juan’s, 31 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 679-9673 https://www.yelp.com/biz/taco-juans-woodstock

Tinker Street Tavern

Located in the historic Peterson House in the Bearsville Center the Tinker Street Tavern offers cocktails, burgers, small plates with live music and outdoor patio.

Contact info: Tinker Street Tavern, 297 Tinker St, Bearsville, NY 12409; 845-684-5242; www.tinkerstreettavern.com

Tinker Taco Lab

Tucked away on the Millstream this Mexican eatery features awesome tacos, sides, and a full bar. Eat in or outside on the patio in a secluded Woodstock setting.

Contact info: Tinker Taco Lab, 54 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY 12498; 845-679-8226; https://www.facebook.com/tinkertacolab

Yum Yum Noodle Bar

Neighboring the Woodstock Music Shop, Yum Yum Noodle Bar offers Asian style cuisine including noodle bowls, salads, sides and appetizers. The food is fresh and the menu is seasonal to keep everything, well, yummy!

Contact info: Yum Yum Noodles, 4 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY 12498 (845) 679-7992; http://www.yumyumnoodlebar.com