The Dutch Ale House

4.5
37 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great Beer
  • Cosy
The Dutch Ale House originally opening the day Prohibition was repealed. Pulling on it's strong history as the local watering hole, the new owners seek to bring you a classic gastropub experience in a newly renovated space. Our menu features fresh elevated fare such as a smoked chili burger, house made sausage plate, or a mouth watering pan roasted chicken. We also offer fresh salads and house made desserts. We feature 16 drafts on tap, with a focus on New York State and Hudson Valley brewers, and a variety of wines and specially crafted cocktails.
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JS
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The ambiance is dark wood with some upholstery banguets but the wood chairs could use cushions for comfort. Food is basic but good. Five of six of us had fish and chips which was a large haddock fillet. House cut fries were large and crispy. I had the sausage on a bun with homemade sauerkraut. Very tasty. The house ale was average and I would go with another choice next time. If everyone didn’t order the same meal I could be more help. They have a bunch of burgers including lamb. Would try that next. Sound was loud until a table with a bunch of kids left. If the place is busy I would expect it’s noisy since the bar is in both rooms. Desserts are from a nearby bakery. Limited selection.

AS
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the layout, the food and the wine/beer list. Service was excellent. It was a little bit noisy due to the narrow nature of the building, but other than that I loved it all. Will definitely come back again. I believe our server's name was Gabe. Food and drinks were out quickly and done to perfection.

LL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pickle Jar app was delicious if you are a pickle lover like me. The salmon was delicious. The rainbow trout special was tasty, but there were a lot of bones in it which made it hard to eat or enjoy. Super happy to see the Downeast as draft selection!! Would definitely recommend.

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

we really enjoyed dinner in The Dutch Ale House.
Lamb burger was very good, we also liked our appetizer - salmon dip.
apple pie was not impressive and reminded the one I buy in supermarket.
Service was great, nice and efficient.

h
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place a gem in heart of the town of Saugerties. The food is wonderful and reasonably priced. The bartender was helpful in pairing wine with our dinner. Would highly recommend people try this restaurant out.

M
Key West
91 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is like stepping into a old Dutch or German Bar. The staff is very nice and helpful. The beer is nice and cold with a lot of different beers. I had the sausage and sourkruat it was all homemade and very good. Will be back.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The chicken wings were out of this world!

BG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great- very customer focused and accommodating. The food was outstanding- fresh, local and creative. Everyone enjoyed their meals- and the options were awesome for carnivores and vegans alike. My sole complaint was a lack of local wine selections on the menu. Would be fantastic to see some local wines. Otherwise- awesome spot and highly recommended.

TJ
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun enjoyable and great food and service

JS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the environment, the room, the service was very helpful. The food was delicious and the beer was terrific. Personally I liked the beer and that's saying a lot as I don't even like or drink beer. I had my glass of wine, but got tastes of the beer and enjoyed it--that's a first!

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a reservation but they were happy to take us early when we arrived. Service very attentive, fish and chips to die for. Large cut fries seasoned and cooked perfectly. Fish huge and delicious. Cocktails made perfectly. Staff recommended a beer when I wasn’t sure which to order, very pleased. Would definitely return again. Don’t skip this place if you are in the area.

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent meal! The wait staff was wonderful, as well! A hidden gem!

L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service, convivial atmosphere.
Will definitely return.

NA
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience, as always. Great selection of quality beers. Had the lamb burger for the first time, and it was fantastic.

RC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve never had a bad meal at the Dutch. Everything is delicious and I look forward to seeing what the specials are each week to know what is new that I will try. The service is always excellent and accommodating and the atmosphere is fun and down to earth. My favorites are the blue burger, pimento cheese deep, wedge fries, truffle fries, and harvest sandwich. Yes basically the entire menu is my favorite. Great job. Keep it up.

FH
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleased with food and service despite being busy for St Patrick's Day weekend. Would definitely go again

EM
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I felt that even with the renovation upgrade, which opens up the space in a very nice way-capitalizing on its unique spatial and architectural attributes, the restaurant maintained its down-to-earthness. Food is delicious and well priced. Excellent experience all around.

JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service in a casual atmosphere - what more can you ask for. We loved the live music too. Katy Hofstatter’s music was a great addition to the night!

DF
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Becoming my new favorite go to place for a quick delicious bite!

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We arrived a few minutes early. Grabbed a drink at the bar. Brendan did a wonderful job at whipping up specialty cocktails. Our table was ready in 10 minutes. We asked to move our table from the bar area to the dining room last minute and, if we didn’t mind another 10 minute wait, they did...happily. There was s

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful New Years Eve at the Dutch! The food and beverages were delicious and they had an awesome band booked to ring in the new year! We will definitely be going back.

F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a best friend lunch and it was just wonderful. We both ordered the Veggie Burger made with beets and all kinds of amazingly delicious veggies. It came with cole slaw or salad or fries. We shared cole slaw and salad and that was perfect. We had wine and talked...never rushed. Absolutely terrific. Wait staff was so nice. Down to earth, kind and made it a truly great time for us. Thank you.

MB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I ate here on a chilly November evening when we were staying overnight nearby.. We were so pleased with everything! Service was great, and the food was outstanding. Would highly recommend.

BG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome place! The staff was so polite and cool. The service was attentive without being overbearing. The wine list was very good and diverse- even by the glass options. The food was fresh and from scratch- very good. My only complaint is my burger was a tad over done and dry. Aside from that- 5 stars all around.

NS
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I booked a table for 12 and an extra table for 6 for a reunion of high school friends. They accommodated us very well and we all had a great time and the food was plentiful and excellent. We all had a really great time. The staff was very nice. Thank you

d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Went for HV restaurant week. It’s very loud. The food was very good, however, nothing was particularly hot and portions on the smaller side for the price.

Would return probably for lunch and burgers.

WE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

6 of us had lunch, and all 6 of us were very pleased or pleased. Loved the Brat/saurkraut sandwich. Biggest Brat I have seen. Will definitely go back. Service was excellent, and the prices were reasonable.

g
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We came here with my inlaws for dinner on a Sunday evening. The staff was helpful finding appropriate seating for my mother-in-law (walker). I ordered the shrimp and grits which was delicious. My husband had the fish and chips which he was happy with. My father in law like his chicken but the purple carrots he had with it were underdone. The beer selection was good.

A
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were only in Saugerties for the weekend & a local recommended Dutch Ale House to us & it did not disappoint. We were celebrating our anniversary & while it is not a "fancy" place, the food was excellent & they had some vegan options. Our server was very attentive & so sweet.

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, awesome staff and ambience. Desert was delicious!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great, food was good with good variety. Prices were fair.

ER
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always consistently prepared, and it's the best pub grub in the valley. It used to be my favorite spot in the village and remains to be after the renovation. We Love The Dutch.

RG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love The Dutch!
We come here regularly. One of our favorite places to eat.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to the Dutch Ale House on a Saturday night, and it was awesome! We were seated immediately and quickly greeted by our server. The drinks were really unique and tasted amazing. We tried the beet salad, white hummus, blue burger, fish and chips, sausage plate, and fried cauliflower wings. The food was SO GOOD. Obviously fresh ingredients and great presentation. Definitely recommend, it’s our new fave in Saugerties!

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious cocktails and some healthier choices for dinner. Food was fresh and delicious. Another great addition to Saugerties town eating.

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great range of draft beers, food was good and had a good vibe, particularly for a Monday evening. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.

GT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

We were regular customers when the Dutch was run by the previous owner. This was our first visit under new ownership. The menu has been changed and has considerably less selection. Our dinners were over cooked. My husband’s potato wedges were inedible. He asked if frites could be brought as a replacement. Instead he got another serving of potato wedges! My first choice for dinner was no longer available . They had sold out of it. It was only 6:30 pm. Very early in the evening to run out of an entree when there are only 6 on the menu ( 2 of those are hamburgers). Very disappointed. Hopefully things will improve.