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“"Upstate" Chinese” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Little Bear

The Little Bear
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Bearsville
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
New Jersey
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137 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“"Upstate" Chinese”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Here you are in upstate Ny at a tiny hamlet named Bearsville. Among the trees and brooks you come across a small tightly fitting Little Bear restaurant that turns out to be Chinese in cuisine.
There are not many chinese restaurant in those neck of the woods, so if you are so inclined to have that fare than this is a close to china as you will get.
The food is typical chinese, and there was not one particular dish which we ordered that was anything close to the flavors that we have around our own town. So the orange chicken was acceptable as were the other dishes we ordered.
The drawback was the crampedness in the tables and the noise that was very loud.
The service was fair at best, given the large capacity of people vs. the tiny area that they were seated in.
It is worth a visit, but then you will have to write your own review.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank passionrules
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English first
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great food and Beautiful Location on the Stream”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

Truly the best Chinese food in the Catskills. I've been eating here for years and it's always solid, good food. The restaurant is overlooking the Esopus Creek and around Halloween the have carved pumpkins lit with candles on rocks in the creek. Beautiful!!!
The service is neglectful at times. But I believe it's both a cultural and language difference. Don't let that stop you from experiencing the wonderful atmosphere and food!!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Legluck
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Brooklyn, NY
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great local place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

We weekend in Woodstock and this is one of our go-to places for good food. Its a comfortable restaurant, nothing fancy - but great views of the stream. It's pretty good Chinese food - it can be hard to find good Chinese in NY (even the city, outside of Chinatown, of course.) The menu is extensive - eggrolls always good, Hunan and General Tso's as well. The waitstaff is always courteous and friendly - and very fast - there can be a small language barrier. The pick-up food service is usually spot on as well (I think we've had one messed up order out of several.) We also really like the 'quaint' upstate bar - friendly bartender and usually an interesting local/regulars crowd.

We were surprised by the recent poorer reviews - we vastly prefer Little Bear to the much more expensive and overrated Bear Cafe next door - for both food and service.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MRONeill
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Stone Ridge, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nasty, nasty, nasty”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

Mediocre food and incredibly nasty service.I mean, REALLY nasty. Waitress yelled at us--actually yelled. Be warned.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank rklin3000
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Asheville, North Carolina
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Standard Asian fare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

I ate lunch here one day. The menu was as expected as was the food. The view is nice but the food was fine just not remarkable.

Visited October 2013
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Thank 0859JC
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