The Red Lion Inn

4.4
1827 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 Robert Brunell, 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 Brunell regularly updates the Inn's menus to reflect the bounty of each season. Guests choose from the elegant Main Dining Room, the cozy Widow Bingham's Tavern, the casual Lion's Den pub. 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1827 People Are Saying
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kathleeno
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and good service. Food choices could be more ample. Beef selections are very pricey. Food was quite good

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Kaylap
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner here. No prime rib left, but we ordered the pork and NY strip. I would definitely recommend. Thanks again!

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CorriO
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Red Lion Inn was comfortable, leisurely, beautiful and magical. A great environment for a celebration, holiday, special family moments. The food was delicious and our service was great - Kathy was our server.

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vipFoodie
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Always consistent .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and staff was very friendly

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smc1216
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to have a good, cozy, and romantic dinner.

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vipKyleM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Like a visit back in time. Great wine list!

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RBDL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner, attentive staff, and a wonderful, warm holiday ambience. We had a great time and can’t wait to dine at the Red Lion again soon.

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Dabomiel
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our meals were perfectly good. My daughter had the Beyond. Burger, and I had their signature Chicken Pot Pie. Our server was very nice, and our meals came out quickly. The best part about eating here is the ambiance — charming, a little worn, but also so authentic that you don’t mind the fact that it’s not perfect. I’m glad we ate there.

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andrewp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Main dining room is choice. Quality of food, drink and service is excellent as usual. 'Specials' are always worth trying.

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LiseG
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Two very different areas to eat. The bar is quite casual and the dining room very formal. Menu is limited and the prices are quite high for the serving size. Ordered a drink from the" specials menu" but was told an ingredient was out of stock.

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vipalze
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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vipTeksiz
New Orleans
62 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I've eaten here many times. As a solo dinner, I am used to being ignored. It took a while to get noticed. The food was just ok. I may not return.

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vipTeksiz
New Orleans
62 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always so nice to eat at the red lion. You just feel the history around you. The food is great, the atmosphere is great, everything is great. It just feels great to stay here and eat here.

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vipSeattlehouseboatgal
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, service was excellent. Great way to celebrate an 85th birthday!

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gregv
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service.

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AllyE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely worth visiting even if you don't eat there! It's inn is absolutely beautiful with such history! I had the clam chowder and salmon dinner. The food was great!

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vipAlexanderTheGreat
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Met our expectations for a wonderful evening, Covid style

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vipJimT
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This historic inn located in Stockbridge is quintessential picture of charm and grace. While its decor and ambiance are likely unchanged for 50+ years, it is both warm and welcoming at every turn. The dining room is gracious and the food outstanding -- the steak was one of the best we have had in a long time, and the fall-themed buratta was terrific. Cocktails are also superbly crafted. Always a great place for a fall get-away in the Berkshires!

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Prices are high, service was good, atmosphere was very nice. Portions were small
I had the turkey dinner at $32 seemed very high. My wife had the pork roast. The pork was over cooked and tough at $27. I won't be back. The best was the fresh oysters from Dennis Ma. On the front porch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The bar ambiance is quite rustic and warm; the food is typical bar food: not great but adequate. A bit overpriced for what it is I thought.

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vipMatthewM
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the view from the front porch was awesome. Adam, our server was really good too

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Some George Washington’s and Thomas Jefferson’s not being very respectful to the service workers

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vipLindaC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We had a lovely bottle of rose that was recommended when we couldn't get the sancerre rose that we requested. Our server, Gina, was very good as well. However, the meal itself was lukewarm to cool and neither my husband nor I really enjoyed our meals as a result. The desserts were good.

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SHERRYr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

miss the dining room; tavern seating or outside only available in these times. Limited menu for same reason.

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vipTreats
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Very well spaced tables with lots of social distance. lobby area and around the hostess desk and to get to the restrooms was crowded and people in close proximity. Food and value for money were good. Our waitress was delightful. Old fashioned decor is charming. Our experience was marred by the cold blowing through as the door kept being left open for the outside diners. Take a blanket for your knees!

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vipRaymondF
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place!

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ElizabethG
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I had eggplant with roasted red peppers and olive tapenade. Eggplant was not cooked and waitress said she could microwave it. I would expect the Red Lion to offer another alternative. Also waitress was not that helpful and when asked to bring more creamers
she delayed and coffee got cold.

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hellokirti
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice evening at the Red Lion yesterday on their outdoor veranda in the back. The ambiance is wonderful, with little lights, and seasonal decor like mums and pumpkins outside, and the table elegantly set with white linens. Our server Dorothy was wonderful and attentive. She suggested the warm cider with rum as it was a chilly night, and that was perfect and delicious! My son and I had the clam chowder, which was as good as any on the Cape, and for dinner I had the seafood gratin, which was also delicious. My picky teens enjoyed the charcuterie board, chicken sliders, and pasta alla vodka sauce. My only complaint would be that it was a bit cold and I wish that they had outdoor heating lamps. But overall, we had a wonderful night and felt safe in their outdoor dining area. Thank you Red Lion!

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KarenG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We had a server that never came back once after the meal was there to ask if anything was OK and left us sitting there with no check we had to go to the bar to get the check And then he proceeded to tell us that we have to get it from our server And he was very rude. We come quite a few Times per year and also stay there I never had service like that

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The atmosphere at the Red Lion is lovely and comfortable. The food is very good. However, this is the first time we experienced very slow service. Our waiter did not check in with us to refresh our drinks or ask if everything was OK. Maybe this is due to COVID-19 procedures? Not only did it take a long time for someone to take our order, it also took almost 30 minutes for our order to reach our table. It was busy that day, maybe they were short staffed? Anyway, the Red Lion is a must stop for us when we visit Stockbridge and we will continue to do so in the future.

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StevenB
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Red Lion Inn was wonderful, food was great and service was wonderful. The only glitch is that my reservation was never received. They said that they had no reservation
listed under my name.

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SusanT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely and delicious lunch on the front porch of a historic restaurant and inn.

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vipAlterego
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Famous old country inn with lovely decor details, great service, traditional American cuisine, and a feeling of being back in a more genteel time. We really enjoyed the Turkey dinner which was Thanksgiving food at high quality. Nothing fancy but everything prepared well. Pretty good martinis, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Not a great experience !
Poor service, low food quality, and definitely expensive for what you get. It was freezing, we kept our jacket to eat. And we were not the only one to complain. Waiters spent their time saying sorry for something. A disaster. We won’t come back!

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RobO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had a very mixed review. The ambiance and service were fine, but we were a bit disappointed with some of the food. The clam chowder was quite good and the Caesar salad was fine. We had the seafood gratin and the salmon. The seafood gratin was noted as their best dish and lived up to expectations. The salmon was quite dry and went half eaten. For dessert, we had the Red Lion apple pie, and it seemed a bit rubbery and old. They assured us that the pies are made daily, but we had doubts. Strangely, the manager came by to address the concerns and seemingly offer something to smooth the feathers. However, nothing happened (we didn't ask for anything, but it was just a little surprising). All in all, a bit disappointing for the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time first outing during COVID for two seniors . The food was amazing. The service was outstanding and the safety was great.

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Trtinkerer
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Haddock and chips were mediocre. Salmon was good. Prices were high.

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craiga
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The quality of the food has gone way downhill. The prices are stupid for lunch. My husband ordered the tuna bahn mi sandwich and you’d think he would get real seared tuna for $22. Nope, out of a can. We weren’t happy at all. I love coming there. Hate their lunch menu. Soup had no flavor. Disappointing.

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LizC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pretty good. Tuna bhan mi was pretty boring, burger looked good.

FAQs

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

The Red Lion Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 1827 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 bookings at the moment.

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