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Allium Restaurant & Bar

42 / 44 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
413-528-2118
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $50
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Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main Street
Transit: For public transportation within Berkshire county, contact Berkshire Regional Transportation Authority (BRTA) at (413) 499-2782 or (800) 292-2782. Great Barrington is also served by Peter Pan Bus (800-343-9999) and Bonanza Bus (800-343-9999) companies.
Description: Allium Restaurant + Bar serves casual contemporary American cuisine highlighting the best of the season in support of independent farmers and artisan producers using sustainable practices. The food is handcrafted by Chef Dan Hardy and his team; they take great care to source local and seasonal ingredients including farm-fresh produce, meats and cheeses. Menu items are paired alongside seasonal and small-production wines, small-batch microbrews and local spirits. Located in the heart of downtown Great Barrington at 42 Railroad Street, Allium Restaurant + Bar serves dinner nightly beginning at 5 p.m. and offers a late-night bar. All major credit cards are accepted. Co-owned and founded by Nancy Thomas and Bo Peabody, Mezze Restaurant Group is comprised of Allium Restaurant + Bar in Great Barrington, Mezze Bistro + Bar in Williamstown and Mezze Catering + Events, which provides full-service event planning. Mezze Restaurant Group is a member of Berkshire Grown, Slow Food and the Berkshire Visitors Bureau.
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Really glad we chose this for dinner. Amazing menu and actually had trouble deciding! Had a bunch of small plates which were all really great. We devoured the deviled eggs and kimchi and shared the fried pickled red onions which were delish! Excellent, unique cocktails and perfect service. All and all it was a great experience!

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Andover, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Allium experience was terrific -- for a family of four, with something amazing for everyone. Highly recommended.

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Brooklyn, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The kale salad with cubed apples was delicious. I had the mussels (hard to mess that up) and my partner had the risotto. Overall a great experience.

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Westchester NY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Probably among the best restaurants in the entire area. Food and service are excellent. Not inexpensive but not over-priced either.

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Rye Brook, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten several very good meals here in the past so it is possible that our experience was atypical, although some of the negatives were the result of conscious choices by management. Dining out should be a gratifying experience not one full of roadblocks. Even though almost the entire dining room was empty we we seated by a noisy... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were four diners and we all chose the small plates. We had a terrific faro salad, and a well season salmon rilette served with crunchy toasts. We completed our meal with a fruit crisp filled with a variety of fruits and topped with vanilla ice cream…..yummee. If you are adventurous and willing to try some different items, this will... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My husband and I stopped in for dinner..the bar was crowded but a nice lady moved so my husband and I could sit together while waiting for our table...bartender was very friendly and introduced me to a nice white French wine...our dinner was very good. Would go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The headline says it all. Particularly to be recommended are the fries pickled red onions. I ordered them almost as a joke because I like to explore improbable foods. Although the portion was very large I didn't get to eat t as much as I wanted, because the other three people at the table, after laughing at me, tried them... More

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Leverett, Massachusetts
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127 reviews 127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I think I had greater expectations for Allium than were met and so I had trouble writing this review. The food was 4-star and we (four of us) had the mussels, the flank steak, the burger, and the pork carnitas tacos - all were delicious, the mussels in particular were a delight for someone wishing to return vicariously to Bangkok.... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

On my recent trip to the Berkshires I stopped at Allium for dinner upon a friends request, so wonderful. larger appetizer/small plate menu with farm focus nothing disappointing, but service was a bit slow. Overall, I will go back when in GB.

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