Among the couple of brewpubs concentrated in the area (More or less halfway between Albany and NYC), Gilded Otter is not my top choice, but not my last either. No amazing brewpub stand out, but I prefer Skytop for its view and interesting lagers. Gilded Otter may be second also for its setup, just by the river with a terrace that provides an enjoyable vacations feeling as you watch across the stream over large fields that lead into the Adirondack. The food is satisfying as far as brewpubs go, my jambalaya was replenishing and aptly spiced. Unfortunately, the beers (8-10 of them) are not of the highest quality. The basic beers are exactly that, basic and sometimes lacking in cleanliness. Not particularly audacious, the seasonals (a scotch ale for instance) remain mostly thin and also not always very polished. Basically, not a place I’d make big detours to get to, but on the road, it’s not a stop one would regret for the general experience.
Sizeable, bright, airy restaurant/brewpub wth passable beers. Nothing special, and the stff as is typical in hese large places do not know their beers, or make up an answer. At least the beer was not served too cold. Nice town, but was very crowded mid-August day. Friendly service. Not worth going too far out of way, was on my route to Albany.
Great location...beautiful place...pretty good food. The beer varies though from average to occasionally very good. Add the music...often live...the outdoor seating...the views of the "gunks"...and the eclectic and very mixed outdoorsy crowd, and you have a mostly winning combination. Best to stop after a day of hiking.
Warm lodge-type brewpub/restaurant with lots of families for dinner and for good reason, the food is pretty good! The eclectic pizza styles especially. The house beers are of a broad style and are somewhat hit and miss, with the hits being quite entertaining. A typical yet slightly above average American brewpub.
I thought this was a decent brewpub. We didn’t eat here, but had a couple of drinks, and the beers were alright, though there were not a ton of standouts. This place is worth a stop if you are in the area.
Large beautiful pub, lots of wood, feels like a large ski shack type of place. Brewing equipment right in the middle of the main floor. Two levels inside that probably sits 200 and another 100 on the patio. Good time on the patio that almost make you feel like you’re a remote area. I three pints, a terrible hefe, an acceptable IPA and a very good oatmeal stout. So obviously I have mixed feelings about the beer there. Food was what I expect from this type of place, satisfying slightly above average pub fare. Worth a visit.
The interior is wonderful. Big open spaces and wood everywhere. Warm and inviting without being cluttered. Ample parking so that even when you walk in to a packed house and are looking at a wait to get a table, you didn’t have to wait for a parking spot.
They offer a beer sampler for those who haven’t been before, and even for those who have, as they offer a larger selection of brews, and changing seasonal brews than some other brew pubs. Going with someone who doesn’t do the beer thing very much, it was nice to find that they also have 22 oz bottles of hard cider available (though personally, I’d love to see it on tap).
The menu does contain the typical brewpub menu, but it also stretches a bit beyond that offering such oddities as a vegan tofu stuffed ravioli, jambalaya, pad thai, a trout mousse, and a meatloaf sandwich.
Their pizzas are fairly solid and utilize spent grain from the brewing process which is a nice thematic addition.
Service is generally pretty good, though I have had one meal there that the service was totally lacking, and a party member was served fried mozzarella that was still frozen inside, but that was a few years back, and I haven’t had bad service since then.
Located on the next to the Plattekill River just west of the center of new Paltz is on of the few brewpubs in the Hudson Valley.
The Gilded Otter has a large resturant area with plenty of tables, a fairly sizeable bar, and a nice patio for good weather.
On draft are usually around 8 beers, all of which they brew on premise. Most beers are tasty and close to their respective style.
Food is usual pub food well executed. Atmosphere is a nice mix, nothing roudy or out of hand.
I think the food is a bit expensive but New Paltz is a bit of a tourist area during the nicer weather.
Établissement visité le lundi 5 avril vers 13h. Ambiance: Grand restaurant avec les cuves en plein milieu. Terrasse avec vue sur la rivière Wallkill. Service: Lent et aucune présentation du menu bière. Sélection: 8 bières maisons et 1 cidre. Nourriture: "Pub Greens" avec saumon et "Prime Rib Philly Cheese Steak Pizza". (148e rating d’établissement)
Went there last night, was packed. Parking is not a problem. The interior is nice, woodsy, cabin like but big. Two floors, tanks out in the open. Had 8 beers on tap starting with a light all the way up tp an imperial stout and a barley wine. Had both big beers. They were fine brews not top notch but definitly drinkable. The food was average-above average. Small portions of food but well priced. Got in there and got out quick. The waiter was not anything special. It is also a block away from Bacchus, a resturant/bar with 300 beers.