United States > New York > New Paltz
beerbill (97) Laurel, New York | July 23, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I decided to stop in for a late lunch on my way home from a business trip to Albany recently. I sat at the bar and was served promptly and enjoyed a pleasant conversation with my server. I had the Magherita pizza, which I enjoyed while watching the Yankee game. As an aside, its always a treat to watch afternoon baseball during a work day! The place is clean and attractive with all of the brewing equipment in plain sight. One thing I should mention is their growler refill price, which is $15. If you have lunch or dinner, they include the glass for free, but $15 for a refill is pretty steep. Overall, a pleasant and enjoyable experience.
zdk (95) New York, New York | July 16, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Place is pretty good.. its got the standard clean brewpub/restaurant look.friendly staff. Got the sampler, which is a pretty good deal if you’re looking to tick. We got the nachoes and cheese curds (awesome) but didn’t get any entrees. Was pretty empty, but I imagine gets crowded during the school semester.
Boliv (35) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | June 29, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Lovingly dubbed the "Gilded Flotter" by generations of rock climbers. This place is often chosen by climbers for much-needed nourishment after a day at the cliffs. I think the food is pretty good, although anything tastes great when you’re starving and dehydrated. The beers, although decent, aren’t anything to write home about. More or less a standard brewpub/restaurant, but it’s a nice choice if you’re in town.
TaktikMTL (230) Montréal-Nord, Quebec | April 27, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
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)
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | April 20, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Slipstream (87) | April 10, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
A good-sized brewpub with a large dining area. It is obviously a popular spot - the parking lot and the room and patio were full at 6:00 on a Saturday. Large brew kettles were right out in the open, and sunlight poured thru the big windows. My friends enjoyed their quesadillas and pulled pork sandwiches. I came for the beer, and was happy to see that for a reasonable price you could get a sampling of all 8 of their current offerings, served in 3 ounce glasses on a wooden tray. The menu gives an overview of how their brewing operation works. The beer tho was pretty good, but not out of the ordinary. I found most of the offerings had a nice aroma and were perfectly drinkable, but they were a little thin too, and seemed aimed more toward a mainstream crowd than beer geeks. It is still worth a visit.
NPRugby11 (3) New York | July 29, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
New Paltz’s famed brewpub, you walk in and dine in a very open room in full site of the brewing operation. The beers are pretty good but the food is outstanding. On the negative the service is really hit or miss, either you get an excellent waitress or a bad one, there’s no real middle ground. Value is decent though a bit pricy if you’re a student, other than that it’s a great place to have a meal and a beer
CUJO (19) Brooklyn, New York | July 15, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
I believe the main reason my rating is higher than most is "value". The pricing was very reasonable, however is comparative... the food and drinks here compared to NYC are in a totally different price class. Anyways... place was very clean and bright, built around their well maintained equipment, at all times showcasing their operations. The service was prompt and friendly... the food was excellent. The beer selection was pretty good... the brews were very tasty. I would recommend this place to anyone.
Maltajo (36) Tucson, Arizona | April 20, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
This is a great looking place but it is lacking in good beer and food for that matter. Just not up there with other places in the great state of New York. Service is good and the place is clean. Try it.
HIBEERMAN (8) Rhinecliff, New York | January 12, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
i always buy a growler and a glass when i go. i try to visit two to three times a year. i always stock my cellar with Growling Otters for summer entertaining. With just 5 year round beers you know what to expect and the specials are out of this world. Thats what makes the Gilded Otter special
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