The Dutch Ale House

4.6
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61 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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The Dutch Ale House originally opening the day Prohibition was repealed. Pulling on its 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 the Blue Burger, Seared Bavette Steak, or our mouth watering Faroe Island Salmon. 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.
What 61 People Are Saying
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JenniferK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating. Fantastic food.

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KristineL
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dutch was awesome!! Bob was great and the food and drinks were delicious. It was a welcomed night out amidst the craziness!!

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GKaplan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

A terrific burger in a charming and lovely space. The only drawback was that the restaurant's online ordering system resulted in a substantial delay when it came to getting our food. The restaurant was apologetic about this and provided an extra side of fries to make up for the lengthy lag. Would eat here again.

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AlisonH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite when we visit Saugerties, highly recommend.

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Tanya
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambiance. Very loud and difficult to hear.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always consistently good. Bleu Burger, Fish & Chips
and Shrimp & Grits shine as best loved dishes for us.

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vipSatisfieddiner
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time visiting Saugerties and our third visit to Dutch Ale House. Food is always excellent but the attention from the staff is even better!

Went to Dutch Ale House tonight with a friend who lives. Locally. We started with drinks and the hummus appetizer. We each had the market Salad with Chicken or Salmon. Both were equally good.

Our server Victoria C was attentive, the food excellent and the overall experience great.

See you next tine!!!

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vipDanielS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to The Dutch Ale House near weekly. Great food, drinks, service and ambiance. A true Saugerties gem!

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vipRobertH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience all-around. Burnt sandwich, unsalted fries, cold meat and a belligerent server...avoid this establishment at all costs.

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DanS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Neat place. Interesting food choices. They do not rush you even on a weekend.

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vipfoodlover
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best onion soup - good wine

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great, as was the service. The only downfall is we were seated in a booth next to the bar in the first room. It was a little tight for anything more than 2 people and too close to the folks sitting on the bar stools.

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ToniC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked two tables for 8 people for New Years Eve at 10pm. We arrived a little early and we're accommodated quickly. The main menu went off at 10, so the waitress allowed us to order from main menu since we were early. She was extremely friendly and very nice. There was a band playing in the other room that was pretty good and not too loud. The food was delicious especially the BLT., Best we had so far. The winter salad was tasty too. Bathrooms were clean. We had a great time.

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dannym
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve at the Dutch was so nice. Excellent burgers and drinks. Fun hang!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy local spot with good food and great service. The Dutch Ale House is several steps up on pub food menus. My wife had the lamb burger, which she said was excellent. I had the harvest salad with chicken, and it was filling and delicious. The service is friendly (hey, the place is an ale house!), the beer list is very strong (ditto), and I have no complaints. We've been there before, and we'll go again.

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vipDanielS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to The Dutch Ale House weekly for 3+ years. The staff is consistently great, food awesome and drinks on point. Would absolutely recommend to anyone for a great, casual meal.

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RichelleJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Dutch Ale House was described to me as sophisticated bar food, and it definitely lived up that title. I went for a birthday dinner in a group of four, and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

We ordered two appetizers to share - the wings and the smoked salmon dip. The wings were rated as the best in the Hudson Valley, so we had to try them. They were indeed very good. A good quantity, too. Plenty to share amongst the four of us. For entrees, we ordered burgers and the fish and chips. The portions were huge, and the quality was spot-on. Definitely better than most bar burgers we have had. We were especially impressed with the brioche buns, which were moist, fluffy, and buttery, as they should be. The smoked salmon dip was the only dish that we felt a little "meh" about. We could have taken it or left it. The price point for everything was reasonable as well. It was more expensive than most bar food, but for the quality, we did not feel that we were overspending.

Service was great! Our server was super accommodating to our group and seemed genuinely happy to be conversing with us. It contributed to the nice small-time feel that the restaurant had. The beer selection was good, too!

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CHARLIER
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food are a good beat. Top notch place to eat!!

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LizM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Charming venue, very noisy. The food was really very good, particularly the onion soup and the shrimp and grits. Excellent selection of draft beer and a decent wine list. Considering all the festivals happening that weekend, the service was good.

My only gripe is parking. We found the restaurant has a parking lot tucked away in the back reachable by a dark alley, probably only known to locals.

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StephanieH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun pub style atmosphere. Dutch onion soup a must try.

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KarenFW19
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, please bring back the sweet potato fries.

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Kalilly
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a quick dinner before catching a movie at The Orpheum. I loved my juicy BlueBurger- with onion jam and bacon and a light, delicious brioche bun. My husband enjoyed the sausage platter with sauerkraut. I had a draft Guinness and my husband had a wheat beer. Everything was tasty but $8 for a draft and $16 for a burger is expensive. I’m originally from NYC but I’ve lived in the Hudson Valley for 28 years- I cant help but resent having to pay NYC prices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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Regina
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dutch Ale house was so, so amazingly accommodating! My friends and I were doing a day-hike near by and wanted to have dinner afterwards at the Dutch Ale house. But as the day went on, I had to keep calling to change the reservation to a later time. So Thank You, for being so patient with us!

Aside from that the place is beautiful, the decor and ambiance is so inviting. The food is so delicious and the service is top notch. If ever in the area again, I will make sure to stop by.

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JeffreyS
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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AnnmarieS
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LovesLilly
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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polinak
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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houle
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMikes
Key West
100 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The chicken wings were out of this world!

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BethG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
TrishJ
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun enjoyable and great food and service

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JudithS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MaryP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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CarolG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Lucca123
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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NickA
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RichardC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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FredH
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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The Dutch Ale House does offer delivery in partnership with Toast.

The Dutch Ale House is rated 4.6 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

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