Red Rooster at The Woodstock Inn and Resort

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384 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Our award-winning restaurant, The Red Rooster, captures the essence of Vermont in its delightful satisfying dishes and relaxed setting. Sip a finely crafted cocktail in the elegant bar, or enjoy the lovely restaurant setting. The restaurant showcases menus that draw from the best purveyors in New England, emphasizing fresh, local ingredients – including specialty cheeses, beef, and heirloom fruits and vegetables, all perfectly prepared by our team.
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4.1based on all time ratings
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4.1
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4.0
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vipClaireT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very disappointing. We have eaten here before and had a great experience but tonight was not so. Two of us ordered the same steak salad, one medium rare and the other medium. Both were charred beyond recognition and one came only with spinach and tomatoes while the other also had had Brussels sprouts, carrots and feta.
When it was pointed out the waiter agreed that it was interesting and would check into it. He left the salad on the table and came back with a side plate of items for me to mix in with it.

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GoE2015
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had dinner with family, a sort of mini-reunion. I found the choices on the menu and the service to be just perfect for the occasion. We enjoyed the menu choices. There seemed to be something for everyone. Every single dish was nicely prepared. I would certainly recommend this to any visitor to the Inn or Woodstock.

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ClaudiaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My server was so attentive, nice, and I wish I had her on Thursday the 2nd. My server was none of those things. For the price and reputation of your restaurant, he should work at McDonald’s. I should have been given a free dinner or something. I would only recommend the restaurant is if that server was not working that night.

GE
GoE2015
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first meal at the Inn after the opening from covid-19. It was outstanding. The service was friendly and prompt. The menu selections were excellent. It is just a nice place to enjoy a meal with people you love.

JA
JillA
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner there this weekend. The food and service were outstanding!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrate my Wife’s bday here with 8 people. Food was amazing and so were the staff. I would recommend for almost any occasion.

JH
JohnH
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience3

food and service very nice
ambiance somewhat uneven as caps , T shirts,shorts,flops, accepted at dinner service

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vipFlossieg
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about dining at The Red Rooster is perfect. The menu creatively uses fresh ingredients and the result is delicious.

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mattmom
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant setting, with neutral decor. Careful and conscientious service. Perhaps not the most exciting place to eat in Woodstock, but certainly a good option, especially if you are staying at the Woodstock Inn. We enjoyed our dinner very much, especially the chilled pea soup and the white chocolate olive oil cake.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent, as was the menu and food. I had the scallop salad, striped bass and bread pudding for dessert. Superb!

MH
MattHir
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff and service in a lovely Woodstock setting. The food is delicious, it's really worth a trip here

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DandD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Susan and her crew are wonderful! The food was delicious with a great atmosphere.

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KarinG
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2016
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We have been going to the Woodstock Inn for over 40 years. Their service was slow and without any communication from the waiter. The food was very good, but it was annoying to wait without any information on the time frame. The breakfast on Sunday was only a buffet, no other offering which was not useful when we just wanted a muffin and coffee. They need to have alternatives for the cost of the accommodations.

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vipFoodie21
New England
31 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was lovely but the service rather negligent. Our waiter never checked in with us, let us pour our own wine and left the table uncleared for way too long.

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vipLarryhs
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The front staff was nasty and arrogant when we asked them to move our table. They told us all other tables for four were taken. When I objected they put usual one of those tables. We arrived at 6:15 and left at 7:45. There were still empty table for 4s when we left.
The waiter Clive saved the evening

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vipCharlie
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We very much enjoyed the appetizer special which was a sour dough toast with goat cheese, beets, arugula and balsamic dressing. Delicious and so fresh. Our filets were cooked as requested, medium rare. Sides were good too. Server (Vinny) was professional, nice and timed out dinner very well.

SM
vipSteveM
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Vinny effortlessly guided us through the Red Rooster's inventive menu and helped us enjoy a terrific evening in a stunning setting. We'll be back!

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RoscoePound
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2016
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The Woodstock Inn has never had luck with restaurants (been dining there off and on for 40 years), but I had high hopes for the Red Rooster and its beautiful decor. Food and service did not live up to the decor's promise, however.
Menu is very limited (what you see online is exactly what they have to offer) and the "daily special" was lobster bisque which our server told us "is fine for everyone to eat. Has nothing in it. No gluten. No dairy. Everyone can eat it. Nothing in it." Wut?
Ordered veg kabob on couscous -- simple, easy to prepare, quick to cook -- how could they mess it up? The Red Rooster figured it out! Take 3 kinds of veggies that have been in the crisper until they are unrecognizable: 3 mushrooms recycled from a NASA experiment, lots of cut up chunks of old red onion, and a few cubes of green pepper; then skewer them on a little stick, hold them above a lit match and toss on top of couscous. Then have mister surly guy -- whose time you are clearly wasting because his interests lie with cute teenagers at outdoor table -- serve this plate of compost. Maybe there's nothing in any of the restaurants food.
The Rose was tasty.
Even though we've had unremarkable meals at the Inn in the past (none as bad as this one, tho), we decided to try it again because we didn't want to wait in line at Simon Pearce up the road. That was a mistake that I won't make again.

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vipNewark1011
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were unsure about having dinner at our "hotel" instead going outside the property. Good thing we didn't the food was amazing. Super fresh garden vegetables, veal chop to die for and salmon that could not have been any better. Presentation...5 star, taste...5 star, service...5 star !

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LydiaS
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The server made a mistake in the ingredients of one salad entree, and when it was determined that in fact the item was not entirely gluten free, the manager not only comp'd the replacement entrée, but also gave us a free dessert. We ate on the balcony looking over the Inn courtyard, under the shade of a tall oak tree, on a beautiful summer day, so it was quite lovely. Not crowded for lunch usually, esp. during the weekday, reservation probably wasn't necessary, but it did mean they saved an outdoor table for us, which was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience4

food wasn't up to expectations. Cold pea soup- no flavor
Crispy duck - not crispy and tough

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PamelaS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the Oysters Rockefeller for appetizer. They were delicious and attractive in their presentation. The rack of lamb was also very good. These are both dishes that are my favorites that I don't often see on restaurant menus so it was a real treat. The wine we selected did not really pair well with the dishes. Is was a Chianti Classico.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have loved the Woodstock Inn for years. It's an American gem.

SB
vipSaraBear
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local, interesting dishes thoughtfully prepared and beautifully plated. Appetizers, entrees and desserts were all fantastic. Perfect portions, nice wine list, and fabulous service. Our waiter overheard us talking about books and brought us a list of similar suggestions. A lovely evening!

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Giidines
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and her boyfriend dined at Red Rooster to celebrate his Dartmouth graduation and they said it was truly the "best meal they had ever had!" They loved the oysters, the gnocchi, the filet of beef, the rack of lamb and the exquisite dessert that was like a pudding/cake. Everything about their meal and dining experience was so special and they can't wait to come back for another special occasion!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was spotty at best ,although we had a lovely time despite it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The great service started days before my visit with the automated reservation system, which even allowed me to request a special table -- in my case, a table by the window. Our table was ready the moment we walked in, and the server was both attentive and understanding of our wish to take our time, chat, and dine at our leisure. The food across the board was delicious and even better than I remembered from a visit last winter. Then, when we were ready to leave, our check came quickly, allowing us both to pursue busy afternoons. While the prices are not low, they are absolutely within reason, especially given the quality of the dishes served.

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vipnyeater
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The Inn has a garden where the kitchen is able to get fresh salad and vegetable ingredients. I think the chef falls flat here trying to make unusual sauces and dishes. I would have much preferred to taste the ingredients rather than to have them masked. I also thought my cocktail was undrinkable which they replaced with a requested glass of white wine. I would not return for dinner.

Breakfast was decent but it is a mystery why this restaurant (and hotel) has such awful coffee. When I requested an iced latte I got a glass of watered down milk with absolutely no taste of coffee which I returned. Considering the daily rates, they should step up their game here.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good bland food but truly skimpy portions. Either order two entrees or plan on a trip to the White Cottage for something to fill you up afterward. This is Vermont, not some nose in the air city restaurant where they gut your wallet and call it gourmet. Had a killer breakfast at a small place downtown the next morning that made this highbrow locale look sad. So, if you think you are a foodie who values presentation over all, certainly take in the Red Rooster. But if you are looking for real food for real people, look elsewhere in town. This will never be mistaken for New Orleans!

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Foodisgrand
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu choices, exciting takes on traditional dishes and some innovative menu options as well. Attentive staff. Great wine list. Relaxing.

PS
vipPS905
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience exceeded our expectations.

WJ
WillJ
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a great time here - even though construction was going on they made sure that everything looked very done up. Our food was delicious -
Especially the duck, which was amazing. Our server was somewhat less than cheerful, but was not rude and did her job. Overall I would recommend this restaurant for a nice night out

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Gtoboote10
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I think my expectations were too high from all my friends talking it up. The food was good and plated nicely, but I think Pine at Hanover Inn and Simon Pearce are better. The food didn't blow me away, but it was very pricey. The decor and tables were ok, but the atmosphere was a bit bare bones considering the price tag, I thought. Wait staff was great and it was nice and quiet. And we had a lovely table by the beautiful bay windows. I'd say the windows were the highlight of the evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were staying at the Inn and celebrating our anniversary. The food was excellent. The seasoning was exceptional. A well balanced treat for the palet. It was a little pricey but the quality offset the price.

FM
Foodie2McDees
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

During the renovations 3/21/16 the regular dining area is closed. The temporary dining area is just meh. Which is why there was a lower score on ambiance. However, the food is not under a rehab, nor should it be. Its a great dining experience. Never not loved it.

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vipsanjiv
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2016
Overall2food3service3ambience3

This was a real disappointment for a place that was so highly rated. At best, the food is average. The wine and beer selection is mediocre. The food is essentially New England diner food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We usually love this restaurant but the last visit wasn't great. I ordered a beef carpaccio as an appetizer. The beef wasn't seasoned at all and the sauce wasn't well integrated into the dish. The greens that were on the side didn't have any dressing or olive oil. Everything on a dish must be well seasoned. The sea bass special was good but the rice was undercooked. We will go back again on our next visit to VT because we've had wonderful meals at this restaurant in the past and should give it a second chance.

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Paix22
Montreal
58 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Vincent was the best ! We ate like royalty. Best cosmo in Woodstock. Short ribs very tender- beet salad and endive divine...filet was great.....wine soaked cake with orange ice cream - wonderful ....will be back soon...

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HoodRiverDiner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love visiting Woodstock and especially the Woodstock Inn. The Red Rooster restaurant is located inside the Inn and provides everything you would want in a great restaurant. The ambience is a mix of modern and classic. Very appealing. The mood it sets is relaxing and peaceful with just a touch of upscale. It is kind of like the spa that is at this Inn.

The food quality is excellent. My last dinner was a steamed halibut served over a bed of chorizo, shrimp and rice. Outstanding. It was essentially a paella.

We have also eaten breakfast here several times and the results are always the same. Delightful.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such pleasant staff, great menu, delicious meal. Short rib with gnocchi was outstanding.

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