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  • Restaurants
1654 Route 212
Saugerties, NY 12477
679-7134 (fax)
  • About

    The Red Onion Restaurant has become a standard for elegant food, killer cocktails and good fun for Woodstockers and the like.

    The Red Onion Restaurant & Bar is a full-service casual fine-dining restaurant serving dinner seven nights a week. The Red Onion prides itself on its menu of fresh, hand- made food, properly made cocktails and well-chosen beer and wines-by-the-glass, house-made pastas and desserts, daily seafood specials, delicious soups, sauces and individualized vegetable garnishes. Along with consistency of preparation, these are some of the things that have established The Red Onion as a Hudson Valley dining destination for 10 years.

    Kevin Katz and Rochelle Farnsworth opened The Red Onion in 2002 in an historic pre- 1850 farmhouse on the main road between Woodstock and Saugerties, 3 miles east of Woodstock. While the building has served as both a business venue and private home over the last century and a half, it is mostly remembered for its resident ghost. In the late 19th century, the building was known to be a ''house of ill repute''. One winter day in 1937, one of its ''ladies of the evening'' was discovered outside, dead in a snow drift. It is conjectured that she is the specter that haunts The Red Onion to this day. Alas, most people now come for the great food, drinks and relaxed ambiance.