Address: 295 Tinker Street, Bearsville NY 12409 / (845) 679-5555
About Us / The Bear Cafe History: The Bear Cafe was established in 1971 by Albert Grossman, a music industry icon and personal manager to such artists as Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, The Band, and Peter, Paul & Mary. Following its former 'heyday' and changes in ownership, The Bear Cafe reopened in 1988 under the partnership of Peter Cantine and Chef Eric Mann. \n\n\nSince then, Peter and Eric have brought on their friend, Andy Cooper, as a partner and purchased the pristine, creek-side real estate on which The Bear Cafe sits. \n\n\nComplementing its lovely, natural setting, The Bear Cafe maintains a healthy and impressive list of accolades for its new-American cuisine. Gourmet Magazine taps it as 'one of the best restaurants in the region,' while The New York Times describes it as a place where 'the powerful and famous nosh.' The restaurant also distinguishes itself by its commitment to what Chef Mann refers to as the 'best' foods available, fresh, all-natural meat and produce from small, regional farms. \n\n\nThe menu does change with the seasons, but customers can expect a solid offering of all-natural meats year-round. Lamb and pork are available on occasion. \n\n\nThe Bear Cafe serves dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; and from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed Tuesdays. The Bear Cafe is located in the Bearsville Theater Complex about 2 miles west of the Route 375 and Route 212 junction.