Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa
Food was good , service was good. Surprised to learn from the server that there was no cocktail menu available for lunch at a resort restaurant a bit disappointing.
Another great dinner at Woodnotes. I ordered the Murray’s Chicken Breast which came with broccolini and potatoes. I don’t eat potatoes and asked if I could have the celery root purée as a substitute. The breast was moist and delicious and the celery root puree was sublime. Felt that I was on the Left Bank in Paris. Fine dining in the Catskills.
Good food. Excellent service
Had lunch on the patio with friends. Very pleasant!
Address fly problem indoors and serving tables too close.
Great overall experience. Delicious breakfast, lovely waitress, felt very safe due to distancing.
We sat outside for lunch and the view was fantastic. The food was very flavorful. The price was reasonable and the service was excellent.
Excellent food, excellent service, excellent drinks
We got a table for four out on the deck, with a heat lamp to keep us nice and cozy. It was beautiful out there in the night air. Our server was excellent, and so was the food. The pace of the dishes was perfect, not too fast, not too slow. The scallops were cooked to perfection, and the risotto was really flavorful. After dinner, we sat and chatted by the bonfire, which was tended by a friendly Emerson employee. We had a really wonderful night overall. I highly recommend a dinner here.
Not enough staff
We waited 15 minutes to be seated
With a reservation
We’re so sorry to hear this – this is not a typical Woodnotes Grille experience. I hope you will dine with us again and give us the opportunity to make your experience perfect. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
It was such a delicious meal!!! The scallops were incredible as was the potato soup and Burrata. The salmon was also delicious! Overall wonder experience everyone in masks socially distant with a lovely ambiance outside on the desk.
Thank you for leaving such a great review! The scallops and salmon are always favorites here at Woodnotes, we're so happy that you enjoyed them. We work very hard to ensure our guests feel safe and enjoy their experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
Service could be much better. Blaming COVID for inattentive service is lame. Waited forever for a wine list for a second glass. Then waited again to order. It finally arrived when the meal was finished. Friendly service but just not up to par.
We’re so sorry to hear this – this definitely is not a typical Woodnotes Grille experience. I hope you’ll think about dining with us again. If you do, please ask for a manager when you arrive – we’d like to personally thank you for returning and make sure your evening with us is flawless! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
Staff was very friendly
Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review, your kind words will be passed to our staff here at Woodnotes. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
Our Woodnotes burger is definitely a menu favorite, we're glad you enjoyed it! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
EAT HERE if you are in the Catskills Area. Great food for Lunch or Dinner.
Thank you for a 5 star review! We're glad to see that you enjoyed your meals and were able to try both our lunch and dinner menus. See you soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Grille
Tastefully designed interior. Beautifully composed salad. Superb scallops and good service. A very good martini but for $14, a more generous serving would have been appreciated. Overall, one of the better dining experiences in the Catskills and will certainly return.
Thank you for sharing your experience and leaving such a great review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals at Woodnotes. We look forward to welcoming you back again! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
Lovely outdoor seating overlooking the creek!
Had a very pleasant evening at Woodnotes. The reason for rating 4 and not 5 was the poor communication amongst the wait staff. We waiting 20 minutes to even have our drink order taken. We are locals and know that the waitress recognized us...so as soon as she realized the error she made good by comping our first glass of wine. My dining companion and I shared the avocado and arugula salad...perfect for splitting. She had the lamb chops which were tender and cooked to perfection. I had the halibut which I was less thrilled with. A little over cooked but the taste was great.
All that said, I have to commend the Woodnotes staff on handling their duties amid this horrific pandemic. Hard to imagine how places will be able to keep on surviving at less than maximum capacity.
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're happy you enjoyed your evening and that our lamb chops hit the mark for you. We’re sorry you experienced a long wait but truly appreciate the positive recognition for our staff. The staff here at Woodnotes are working hard to accommodate everyone while adhering to the many Covid protocols. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
Food, service, price all excellent. Can’t wait to stay @ the Emerson again and have dinner!
Thank you for the great review, we can't wait to welcome you back! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Woodnotes. See you soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
Food was awesome and everything was cooked to perfection
Thank you for such a great review. We're happy to hear your meals were prepared to your liking. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
Dinner was really good, food and service were excellent. Service at breakfast can be spotty depending on how busy.
Thank you for the review, we're glad you enjoyed your dinner experience at Woodnotes. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
We loved the food and atmosphere. We would go back again for sure!
We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed Woodnotes, thank you for sharing your experience! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
Friday , September 4,2020 was my second time at Woodnotes and it did not disappoint. We were a party of four. Our waitress , named Dot, was so attentive and personable. She was knowledgeable about the plates on the menu and made wonderful recommendations.
We had ordered the halibut, pork chop , Avacado salad, calamari , cheese plate and the burata. Everything was delicious. The only thing we were not too fond of was the cheesecake.
The ambiance is wonderful and our waitress Dot did not rush us . We had a wonderful dinner and will definitely be back.
One recommendation I would make was on the cheese plate. The last time we ordered it, there was cured meats on the plate . This time there was not. I suggest putting it back on. Just my opinion.
Thank you for your great review and continued patronage. We appreciate your feedback and suggestions. We're happy to hear you enjoy your meals at Woodnotes and I will pass your kind words to Dot! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Grille
Had breakfast & dinner. Had the lamb in a sweet vermouth for dinner it was the best I had ever enjoyed. Lamb is one of my favorites and it was delicious.
Thank you for a great review and the positive feedback about our Lamb dish, we're so happy to hear you enjoyed it. Hopefully we'll see you back again soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
We had a really lovely meal at the Woodnotes Grille. Staff were courteous and thoughtful not just about our dining needs but also about keeping all diners safe and socially distanced. Cocktail menu was rich and creative, entrees were delicious and prepared well. The ambiance, of course, was delightful as always.
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Our staff works very hard to ensure our customers feel safe and can enjoy their experience. I will be sure to pass your kind words to the staff here at Woodnotes. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
The menu is really limited. I would like a few more options as well as the chicken a bit less spicy. I liked the hamburger but my friend didn't feel the turkey was that good.
Thank you for sharing you’re experience at Woodnotes. I was glad that you enjoyed our signature burger. We do offer several specials daily, I’m sorry to hear that the server was remiss in not mentioning them to you. The kitchen would gladly not add the chipotle sauce on the chicken sandwich in order to make it less spicy for you next time. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
We've eaten here before and the food was as we would expect. Our wait staff was excellent and it was an enjoyable dinner.
What I was not happy with was I had requested an outside table when the reservation was made yet when we arrived we were told it was a 40-45 minute wait for outside tables. We opted to sit inside which is nicely decorated (so that is not an issue), but 10 minutes after we were seated there were 2 empty tables outside that were never filled almost the entire time we were there. Since all the tables were in fact full when we arrived they certainly were not left empty for any social distancing requirements. Next time I want to eat outside I guess I will opt to go elsewhere rather than taking a chance of being put in this situation again and not getting what was requested.
Notes from dinner;
The cheese board is excellent as a shared appetizer.
Cocktails from the bar are amazing (basil and brandy is a perfect start).
The wines on their list are ok, but the list could really use some improvements as far as selections and add a few higher end vintages.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and suggestions. I appreciate the positive feedback regarding your meals, I'm glad you enjoyed them. Outside dining can be difficult to accommodate, as the option is not guaranteed due to NY State COVID mandates that require us to limit overall occupancy. I am sorry that we were not able to give you your preferred seating this time. Feel free to call if you would like to discuss your experience further. Best, Renee Woodnotes manager
Maybe due to COVID
Oh no! We hope you choose to return. If you do, please ask for a manager if you have any issues. We want to be sure you have a wonderful experience with us! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
This is by far the absolute worst meal& experience I have ever had in my neighborhood.
The waitress started off by taking our drink order and then tried to push us into ordering. Daughter asked if Th e Calamari was grilled or fried. She had no idea but said “...it’s heavily breaded.”
I finally ordered the PeaShoot salad (good) and the CrabCakes(OK). My husband & daughter ordered burgers w sautés onion & cheese, Med Rare, pls.
Once came, burgers were like “hockey pucks.” Burnt, well done. Returned and asked for re-done.
Came again and were slightly “pink.” But difficult to bite were coarse and packed sooo tight husband almost choked on it. Daughter ate a few bites only because she was hungry. There were no onions and cheese only partly melted.
Waitress came to clear, and remarked, “...I guess you won’t order this again.” No manager seemed to be around at all. She shd have taken off the burgers from the bill.
Clearly, she shd not be in this business.
Very disappointed as I was looking forward to the Rainbow Trout I usually have. Must be a totally different Chef. I’ll not be returning
Thank you for the feedback about your experience with us at Woodnotes. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us and would truly like to speak with you to address your concerns. If you have a moment please call 845-688-2828 and ask for Renee. Best, Renee Woodnotes Grille Manager
Wonderful dining experience. Servers were attentive and knowledgeable about food and drinks. For appetizers- Gazpacho packed the right spicy punch. Scallops seared to perfection with a lovely fennel orange slaw (I’m hoping I can recreate at home!) For mains- The salmon was excellent, super crispy skin and cooked a perfect medium rare, mushrooms and wild rice spot on accompaniments. Faratto a creative twist on risotto. Overall fantastic meal. Wish I had saved room for dessert!
Hi Lulu, Thanks for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed your time and meals here at Woodnotes. Hope to see you again soon! Best Renee Woodnotes Manager
Food is delicious and portions are generous. Staff is friendly and attentive.
Hi Kathy, Thanks for taking the time to write a great review. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and I will pass your kind words to the staff here at Woodnotes. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
Outdoor only review
Woodnotes is always a pleasant experience with lovely decor and calm dining.
The food was delicious, the ambiance was good and the service was great!! Cannot wait to go back.
It's the third or fourth time I've had the steak at Woodnotes. I'll say it again it's one of the best steaks I've ever had. Cooked just how I ordered it too. My husband had it also and he say's the same thing. Delicious Caesar salad with garden fresh lettuce. Excellent service, so glad it's close to us. Keep up the good work!
Fabulous Dinner at Woodnotes Grill
We had wonderful service from the hostess, our waitress and the bar manager. Cocktails and wine were excellent. Food was very good. We had a very nice night.
terrific inventive cocktails w really interesting variety- w savory plentiful charcuterie including breadsticks w spicy honey three different divine cheeses and perfectly seasoned salami just wonderful w cocktails on the porch rocking chairs followed by dinner on the patio overlooking the creek. splendid fresh pea and avocado salad and one of the best caesar’s ever w/ little
gem lettuce! a tender juicy steak and crispy fries made for an excellent meals served by waitstaff and bartender and others dedicated during this time of covid - such caring attention to detail and service - loved it!
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful and thoughtful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and I will be sure to pass your kind words to the staff here at Woodnotes Grille. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
Chicken breast with fingerling potatoes was excellent.
We're so happy you enjoyed your meal and your time with us at Woodnotes. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
Cocktails were great, and it’s nice to be able to live like human beings again after the lockdowns. Unfortunately my wife’s halibut was a bit overdone, but my lamb chops were perfect. It’s a beautiful spot, with the Esopus Creek burbling over the rocks just a hundred feet away, and we finished dinner with a digestif sitting by the creek and watching the sun go down.
Thank you for taking the time to write this great review, we're glad you enjoyed your time with us at Woodnotes Grille. It's wonderful that you were also able to take advantage of our property and the beautiful views of the Esopus Creek. We hope to see you soon and become a go-to spot for you and your wife! Best, Renee Woodnotes Manager
The woodnotes grille is amazing everytime! I love the consistency of the food, never ever have I gone and had to wait long periods of time for your food once you order. My waiter is always there asking if we need anything and making sure we are enjoying our meals. Always will be one of my favorite places to eat in the Hudson valley.
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OpenTable ダイナー265名によるWoodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spaの評価は4.4☆です。