The Red Lion Inn

4.2
1904 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Since welcoming its first guests in 1773, The Red Lion Inn has earned a reputation for outstanding food and genuine country hospitality. Those traditions are continued today by Executive Chef Jon Sterrett, whose kitchen features contemporary cuisine that is rooted in the region's history and harvests. Emphasizing the use of fresh, local ingredients and a huge proponent of buying locally and sustaining the region, Chef Sterrett regularly updates the Inn's menus to reflect the bounty of each season. Guests choose from the elegant Main Dining Room and the cozy Widow Bingham's Tavern. The wine list offers 500 plus selections, and has received the Wine Spectator best of Award of Excellence for ten consecutive years; Sommelier Tim Eustis helps pair wines with meals. If you would like to dine in the Tavern, please choose Bar when making your reservation.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1904 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
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EileenS
New England
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is a very historic and interesting place. Food was very good. They took us early as we got there an hour ahead of time.

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vipJosephM
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at the Red Lion. Service is superb — kudos to Maria. Food is delicious but prices are high and portions are small.

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vipLisa
New England
104 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Met a friend. Thought we were having brunch but only a lunch menu. The Red Lion Inn does not serve brunch. The food was good. Service was excellent. The Inn is historic and delightful.

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urururururururu
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for romantic meal, staff accomodated special seating request

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DanielV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

We got engaged that day

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AnneM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great visit and on my list of must do’s while in the Berkshires/Stockbridge.
I am never disappointed in the service and quality of food at the Red Lion Inn.
See you soon!

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Tedster
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

What happened to the Red Lion Inn. The food was mediocre at best. They lost all their charm. The portions were very small for the price. A bread basket was not offered. Have been coming for years. Very disappointed! Don’t think we will be returning. We looked forward to our fall trip there.

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vip2ndbreakfast
New England
35 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The butternut squash soup was very good. We were disappointed that they did not have Indian Pudding for dessert like they used to.

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vipSandyL
Key West
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

This was our 2nd visit to the red lion Inn. We stayed here last time a few years ago but this time was only eating. The service was good but the food was just okay. The Inn lobby and porch were all buzzing whick I liked.it's showing some wear but still enjoyable.

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vipAnneR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Food was good, although one meal was not hot. A bit overpriced….

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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Hudsonvalleyfoodie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Made reservation for 2 (anniversary) quite awhile ago! After receiving confirmation immediately called restaurant because of rooms & seating! Exact words from whomever I spoke to…”no worries about dining room. Open Table a little confusing”
Live locally and only made reservation because read about new chef and planned menu upgrade. Arrived at 6:20. FOH walked us into Tavern. I said…we are in dining room! Exact words “that’s impossible the dining room has been booked since March for a private affair” My husband said “I am not happy” I then repeated my convo right after I made reservation. Answer…”whoever told you that shouldn’t have” My husband said it’s our anniversary! Answer with a bit of tone “you can leave if you want” We sat down in Tavern along wall! FOH must have thought better of his handling because offered us drinks. “Poor” rating on ambience because we were in main traffic lane. Steady stream of guests with luggage and others going back and forth to carry out drinks! Inches from us! So close I expected someone to take a roll!
Fully understand increased menu pricing but we had in front of us a menu with high priced offerings! Tavern not exactly a venue for fine dining in our opinion. Must also add while the meal was tasty it was not up to area competition. There are many excellent choices in both Berkshire and Columbia County, NY. Fully realize that the Inn is a popular tourist destination and as a brand enjoys a special place in the Berkshires! Please know our server in the Tavern was pleasant and efficient! We so wanted to make the Red Lion a future dining destination on a snowy night. Last evening was a big disappointment!

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vipLoveGoodFood
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Dated menu ... not a lot of "flavor" ... only went because of a new chef that was brought in and was written up in the Boston Globe.

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mamakat999
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Varied menu, excellent service, great food, nice fall day to sit on the front porch before and after lunch. We go every October for the food and the ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Our server was awful. He forgot my drink, never apologized. He never checked in to see how our lunch was. He probably said 5 words to us. The food was ok, I hate the pot pie and it was not what I expected. It reminded me of something I would get at a diner. The menu is lacking. Need more variety and maybe some specials. First thing the server said was, No specials today. That’s how he greeted us. Needless to say, I don’t plan to come back. Definitely disappointed.

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KarenH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Husband couldn't stop commenting how good his turkey dinner was. I had the prime rib which was perfectly cooked and the rosemary popover was scrumptious! Service was excellent and our booth was charming. Loved our visit!

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Fred
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We ate in the Tavern on a very busy night. The menu included the main dinning room favorites. Our server was excellent.

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JoshD
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Last minute decision couldn't have been better. Traditional ambiance wonderful menu and delicious food. Service was warm and inviting.

JB
vipJoeB
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Together with Red Lion enthusiast friends for a midweek get together as we vacation in the area. The Inn achieved the whole dining experience for our small group. Thanks for the great job !!!

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vipCinCT
New England
59 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed a nice, quiet lunch in the main dining room. Food was delicious and service was prompt and friendly.

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orion77j
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Not going to lie, our expectations were not high. It looked a little run down, and we expected bland food.

To our surprise, the food was excellent! Healthy portions, quality ingredients.

Service was great, good drinks from the bar too. We would go back.

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NenitaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and our food server was really pleasant. Always have a smile behind those masks. We always stop by in our yearly trip to the Berkshires every year but this is our first time dining in the main area. Love the historical architecture of the place. Highly recommended.

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DianeN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friends visit for weekend

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GailS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Staff was helpful but definitely overworked. Nice setting reliable food. The menu is pretty limited but you know that when you go here. Nice setting and area. No outdoor seating when we were there due to staff. Would highly recommend a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Waited 30 years to eat here, was disappointed.

Service was OK.
Chairs were old and not very comfortable. Really they should be refurbished.
Food was unimaginative.
Started with the Corn and Fennel soup. Bland and watery it had no body.
Had the special “Salmon Cakes “. They were dry and not very good. The “dipping sauce “ that they came with was basically a soy sauce. Not good for salmon cakes.
Wife had French Dip. Roll was falling apart soggy. Was not very warm. Fries were cold.

Hopefully we just got unlucky but there is no excuse for what we were given.
It was one of the busiest Sundays in the Berkshires on almost peak foliage day. I don’t see how you can attract new businesses and guests if this is the best you can do.

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JuneD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Food was fine, but uninventive. Service was prompt, but server did bring wrong appetizer at first and then forgot to have that appetiser taken off of the bill.

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vipTroyR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

We had lunch on 10/9 and the menu is exactly the same for lunch as it was in August.

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Robert
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Bar was not fully stocked. Bartender was newbie. Menu limited. Over rated , slightly over priced. However not a lot of restaurants in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Waitress was working many positions with her track shoes on and a positive attitude!

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Fergal
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This lunch was not my first and will certainly not be my last at the RLI. We are long time visitors to and guests of the Inn and have never been disappointed. We like eating in the tavern where the authenticity of yrs long ago is in every nook and cranny. The food is delicious - simple and comforting.

MD
MarjorieD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful family celebration at the Red Lion Inn.
The service was great and the food delicious!!

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honey1977
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We had excellent halibut and a great cocktail. Some tables too large for two people, but we asked for smaller table and it was perfect. Dessert menu is a bit weird.

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vipLinwood75
New England
64 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding in every way. We had the Halibut, and the Prime Rib.

MB
vipMarthaB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed an excellent lunch in a historic setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Solid American fare! Tasty and delicious. Good comfort food! Decor and ambiance could use some work!

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WilhelminaO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit. Our server Carlos was outstanding in service. He was ready and willing to accommodate any request we had. The watermelon and heirloom tomato salad was delicious as was our salmon entrée. We will definitely come back.

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KathleenG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food very good. Wait staff very good. Beautiful day for lunch in the Berkshires.

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vipCLGdiner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always reliable and getting better. The menu is somewhat limited but enough to choose from. The vegetarian enjoyed a shrimp and pasta dish, her husband ordered a double serving of mussels for his main course and I had the Caesar salad (excellent) and prime rib. All was delicious. We had a terrific personable and professional server. The lighting is a little too dim for my taste, but phones have flashlights for menu reading.
I certainly will be back.

DB
vipDianeB
New England
41 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was delicious and service was good. This is an old inn (longest continually operating in NewEngland I believe). We were there for lunch and portions were very large. Nice patio/porch seating options also.

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CSterling
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The Red Lion Inn is a pre-Revolutionary War venue that offers a well-considered and curated menu. I thoroughly enjoyed my choice of grilled salmon over a flavorful and colorful salad, an unsweetened iced tea with lemon, followed by delectable individual slices of a lemon buttercream cake with raspberry preserve filling. It was a memorable meal!

FAQs

The Red Lion Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (413) 298-5545.

The Red Lion Inn is rated 4.2 stars by 1904 OpenTable diners.

The Red Lion Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.redlioninn.com/product/the-red-lion-inn-gift-card/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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