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Allium Restaurant & Bar

42 / 44 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
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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74% Recommend
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our meal here. My husband - a serious fish enthusiast - exclaimed "WOW!" involuntarily after tasting his fabulous halibut. We both thoroughly enjoyed our beet salad, and my skirt steak was also deliciously prepared. We went simple for dessert with Blue Marble ginger ice cream - a brand we hadn't seen elsewhere - and were delighted with... More

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Echternacherbrueck, Germany
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115 reviews 115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

At the recommendation of a chef supply store in town we dropped by Allium. Pleasant seating in a minimally decorated but comfortable dining room, what to order? My wife selected tagliatelle, I opted for the burger. A creative Manhattan was served, a server kept our water glasses filled. After a simple yet delicious deviled egg snack, the meals arrived. The... More

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New York City, New York
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122 reviews 122 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Second visit here with friends. Don't remember the menu being so unusual. Many things we were not willing to take a flyer on even though we are generally adventuresome. It was very good -- but I would check the menu before I went. Our friends shared a raw kale salad each ordered pizza (individual). Not traditional NY-style slices but small... More

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San Francisco, CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Remarkable food - they try to do things a little differently, and almost always succeed. Service was slow, and the server seemed uninterested in us.

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Northwest Corner, Connecticut
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I see that there are some negative reviews, particularly of the service, but they appear to be old, and far from the experience we had. There were four of us, and, when we arrived, the hostess greeted us by asking whether we preferred the ambiance of the bar or a quieter meal in the dining area, which, since we all... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Food at Allium is very good, but our experience was less so. Made a reservation a month in advance. I called at 5 p.m. the day of to confirm. Got to the restaurant well on time. They had lots of empty tables but seemed flustered at our arrival. Sat our party of four at a table for six in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Best tacos Ive ever had. Everything is extremely fresh, ingredients and preparation. We had the mushrooms and tacos and then pork loin and vegetables with curry and everything was perfect. Great service too

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Atherton, California, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner at Allium. The menu is not same old, same old. Service was friendly and competent. Food preparation was first rate. Everything was full of flavor.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is one of my top picks for fine dining in Great Barrington. The selection of Small Plates is very diverse and one can easily make a great dining experience ordering several items from here and sharing with those at the table. The selections change frequently. My most recent visit found a beet salad with a local fresh cheese and... More

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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I loved the food here. Ate here last night with my husband. I had the kale salad which was just perfect. Flavorful, light dressing, a few croutons. I also had the pork carnitas. I love cilantro and there was plenty of it. If I went back it would be hard to order something different because I enjoyed it so much.... More

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