The North Branch Inn

869 North Branch Rd, North Branch NY 12766
$$$ New American Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room

The Bar Room and Restaurant at the North Branch Inn serves a concise menu that is consistently changing. We get our product mostly from people we know personally. Our small open kitchen is in our 150+ year old bowling alley and our deliveries from the farms come through the front door. The Bar itself stocks a solid list of beer, wine, cider on tap, a signature cocktail list, and predominantly local products.

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Reservations

Booking Notes:

If you are planning to join us for dinner at The North Branch Inn, we urge you to make a reservation before 4pm. If it is after 4pm on the day that you would like to make your reservation, please call the restaurant directly at, 845-482-2339 and choose the menu option for the bar and restaurant, to enquire about availability.

Business Info

  • Address: 869 North Branch Rd, North Branch NY 12766
  • Cross Street: North Branch Callicoon Center Road
  • Cuisine: American | Contemporary | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: 15.00 |
  • Staff: William Baldwin | Director of Food & Beverage
  • Phone: (845) 482-2339
  • Features: Full Bar, Organic Ingredients, Prix Fixe Menu, Takeout Available, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Special Occasion, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

The North Branch Inn - Dining Room
The North Branch Inn - Bar The North Branch Inn - Kitchen/Bowling Alley

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Closed - Restaurant
Wednesday
Closed - Restaurant
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.78 out of 5 stars based on 309 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 25, 2021
Charlotte C.
We arrived 30 mins early for our hotel reservation in dumping rain. Brittany immediately greeted us outside in rainboots and with an umbrella asking us if we needed help. She said, "Come on in. Your room is all ready!" We were greeted with a package of cookies and directions to our room. Within 3 mins there was a knock on our door and there was Brittany with a seasonal welcoming cocktail. The room was amazing! We are in the process of restoring our own 150 yr old farmhouse so we absolutely loved the thought and attention in every detail and were inspired for some decorating ideas! We had dinner in the Tavern again early for our 5 pm reso as we were attending a concert at Bethel Woods that evening. The food and the staff amazing! We are originally from California and the food and the service we received rivaled some of the best restaurants we have visited in San Francisco but with a better down to earth approach. The value of the meal amazing! When we couldn't finish every bite, the staff accommodated us by packaging up our left overs to be picked up the next morning in the hotel office. We were off to our concert in plenty of time. In the am, we were again greeted by an awesome and friendly staff truly interested in our stay and how could it have been better. We enjoyed awesome coffee and a seasonal apple muffin. Brittany told us to call anytime and visit again and provided a listing of sister properties for our future travels. North Branch Inn is truly our go to spot for future getaways! Thank you Brittany and staff!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 30, 2021
Maya J.
We had a wonderful meal at North Branch this past weekend. The staff is so friendly and the food was excellent. Will definitely be back in the fall!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 26, 2021
Ana G.
We had an amazingly good meal here. The trout was expertly charred and so juicy. The cauliflower was surprisingly tender and spiced perfectly. The strawberry shortcake was just the right finishing touch. One of us had a delicious Luxardo cocktail. The service was warm and the ambiance in the backyard was relaxing. Loved it all around. Will recommend it to friends and do hope to come back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 14, 2021
Albert L.
Great staff and incredible experience!

Overall: 10/10
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May 26, 2021
Joanne J.
There was some confusion at registration due to our being moved to another hotel due to a corporate reservation. While that place was wonderful (9 River Road) we weren’t offered any sort of comp. Justine and Andrew were amazing and the food was incredible. Great service and nice breakfast! Will absolutely return!

Overall: 10/10
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May 05, 2021
Adam N.
Everything about the experience was fantastic. The setting is idyllic, right out of a movie! LOVED it, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 22, 2021
Patrice S.
One of my favorite spots in the Catskills!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 22, 2021
George B.
The North Branch Inn was fantastic. From the delicious cocktail with the singed rosemary that added a delicious note, to the staff accommodating a patron with celiac disease (gluten free), the entire meal was delicious. It was a great date night with my husband. The staff was warm and welcoming, and getting to sit in the bowling alley with a view of the kitchen was fun. The smoked ricotta appetizer was amazing, and the trout was perfectly deboned and cooked perfectly. the steak was a tiny bit salty, but that would be the only negative. Planning to come back bringing friends!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 13, 2021
Randye M.
Everything was superb, only reason food got a 9 is because the piece of hanger steak was fatty and chewy. Otherwise, it was an excellent dining experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 07, 2021
Alberto G.
loved the hotel, great people and vibe. food was delicious.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 26, 2020
Matthew L.
Overall the experience was excellent. The food was perfectly seasoned with bold flavors—one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. The squash appetizer was a real standout as well. Drinks were on point and the staff as always was super friendly. The desert course didn’t rise up to the level of the rest of the courses. Otherwise top notch.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 10, 2020
Nina H.
Everything was perfect, the food was amazing and if I'm ever in the area again I would love to go back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 08, 2020
Val W.
Our dinner was excellent! We had the squash and Rangoon apps. The squash was good though I didn’t expect it as a slice. I found the Rangoon a bit bland, though very crispy. Both salads were really good. The highlight for me was the steak: perfectly prepared and one of, if not the best, I’ve ever had. I would order it again in a heartbeat! My husband had the risotto. He liked it a lot, but I think pasta dishes are the one weak spot at the North Branch. Desserts were both amazing! I would love to have these again as well. The service was friendly and the right amount of attention. I hope you’ll decorate a bit for the holidays, so it feels a little festive - but that’s a quibble. We’ve gone out for dinner twice during the pandemic. Both times to the North Branch. We’ll be back! Thanks so much!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 02, 2020
Tara L.
Just absolutely loved it!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 12, 2020
Lindsey A.
Great meal and service. Excellent value and overall super enjoyable experience

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 07, 2020
Jean J.
We had a wonderful meal, inventive, interesting and delicious food. Great service and enjoyed our anniversary celebration tremendously. I recommend The North Branch Inn highly.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 04, 2020
Scott A.
Great meal!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 31, 2020
Maddy A.
Incredible food and service! Cocktails are some of the best we’ve had.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 25, 2020
Gloria H.
Yasmine and staff went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and welcome! Also dinner was so delicious. Very talented kitchen. We think the precautions taken due to Covid was very thorough and yet we felt very relaxed with it all. Thanks for a great anniversary weekend

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 23, 2020
Vivian T.
Love smashed peas with goat cheese!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 15, 2020
Nina F.
Absolutely AMAZING. I am still not over my Churro S’mores Dessert!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 21, 2020
Kasey P.
Great food, service and value!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 20, 2020
Ann Marie I.
Enjoyed the delicious meal that had creative selections made with fresh local ingredients. The service was attentive and friendly. Dining modifications made for social distancing provided a safe and enjoyable dining experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 17, 2020
Kelsey M.
Everything was absolutely superb and we will most definitely be coming back and highly recommend to our friends!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 06, 2020
Kevin B.
Great service, amazing food. Pre-fix menu was amazingly thought out and perfect amount of food. Cocktails were on point! Beautiful night with my family.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 06, 2020
Greg K.
We love this place! Not sure how we feel about always having a prix fix menu... but my guess is it’s hard to count on certain providers these days. Either way we will be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 04, 2020
Zeke S.
Always perfect.

Overall: 9/10
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Feb 16, 2021
Bruce N.
Wonderful dinner! We've been there before and will be back again. Had a minor issue that was no fault of anyone and it couldn't have been handled any better.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 25, 2020
Scott g.
Nice experience, could have more menu options.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
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Sep 05, 2020
Francois E.
Tasting menu, we didn’t go for the drink pairing option as well. Starters were simple but effective, we both found the salad a little too vinegary which hid the fresh flavours buried underneath, but our mains (steak frites and river trout) were both outstanding, and rounded off for the win.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Aug 24, 2020
Arthur S.
Great meal in pleasant environment. Will definitely go back.

Overall: 9/10
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Aug 15, 2020
katie H.
Wonderful evening. Delicious food, great cocktails and friendly service. Thank you North Branch Inn!

Overall: 9/10
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Jul 28, 2020
Amy M.
Matt was amazing!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 5/10
Sep 27, 2020
Mariana S.
It is a beautiful place. However it is so expensive for a room. The room smelled musty, and I think putting a coffee maker will be a nice detail since the room is crazy expensive and there is nothing included with....

Overall: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Sep 21, 2020
sheila n.
They've done a wonderful job at meeting the covid requirements while still making the evening enjoyable.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 23, 2020
Virginia F.
Staff was warm, welcoming and informative. A very nice experience. Thank you!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 09, 2020
Audrey G.
Strolled the lush gardens and relaxed by the stream before chef and manager greeted us. We appreciated the comfortable dining room with a view of the bowling alley and kitchen. Enjoyed the professional server who explained the many options on the prix fix menu while the kitchen bustled with quiet intensity as our dishes where prepared. The food tasted fresh from the garden with herbs and gentle spices along with flourishes of summer nostalgia from the obviously talented chef who explained that he hopes to reflect the season outside on his plates both in produce and color! Can’t offer any suggestions for improvement especially for true gnocchi. Puffs of flavorful goodness. Look forward to coming again.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 10, 2021
Carolyn E.
Very nice waitress and the food is interesting but very expensive and would have preferred some items that weren’t in a fixed price menu. The drinks were the least interesting and would have lived a bottle of wine with an expensive meal