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Allium Restaurant & Bar

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$$$
American, Contemporary, Gastropub
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42 / 44 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230 (Main Street)
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.
413-528-2118
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Allium Restaurant + Bar serves casual contemporary American cuisine...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This place lives up to its reputation for good meal in Great Barrington. Happy to accommodate a table for two with no reservation on a Saturday, the service was pleasant, and the food was really very good. An eclectic menu of creative farm-to-table dishes with everything done well by folks who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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New York
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place lives up to its reputation for good meal in Great Barrington. Happy to accommodate a table for two with no reservation on a Saturday, the service was pleasant, and the food was really very good. An eclectic menu of creative farm-to-table dishes with everything done well by folks who obviously take great pride in their craft. Interesting wine... More 

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Sharon, Connecticut, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

we decided to take a ride to Great Barrington, MA. We had a 6 pm reservation and our table was ready. First they had a great cocktail list and wine by the glass list, our server was very knowledgable and answered my questions regarding French vermouth. We started with cocktail snacks, deviled eggs with bacon jam and cheese and truffle... More 

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New England
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When staying in Great Barrington, this is our go-to place for drinks and dinner. Start with the truffle popcorn (it may sound silly, but it delicious), the Bulgogi (a Korean dish) is fabulous as is many of the other menu items. We tend to order more of the tapas type items, since they are a bit more inconsistent with their... More 

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yardley, pa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We have been to Allium several times, and the service and food is always good. Reservations are recommended during busy times. It's on a great little street in Great Barrington, so you can shop a little before/after dinner.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My husband and I have eaten here once, on Saturday October 11, 2014. Several years ago while in the area we ate at nearby John Andrews and wanted to go back... They were booked on this night. So we came here to Allium and visited John Andrews the next night. Comparing the two, I prefer Allium because I liked the... More 

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This charming store front fine dining spot was friendly fun and elegant all at once. Really liked the small plates that allowed us to try this and that. Service was exceptional and the food was top notch.

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New Rochelle, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a beautiful space in a great location in Great Barrington. Driving home from Vermont, we made a reservation through OpenTable. We were early for our reservation. The hostess first seated us at a table in the bar area but wen we objected were given a nice table in the restaurant area. Allium has, apparently, a menu that changes... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This restaurant in a larger city would have been packed on a Saturday night. The restaurant was one recommended by the desk staff at our hotel. Yes, the menu is a little unusual if you are looking for classic American fare or a meat and three kind of place, but if you appreciate that dining should also be an experience,... More 

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Rochester, NY
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We stopped here for dinner after a movie in Great Barrington and were glad we did. We shared several Small Plates and each was delicious and quite different than anything we had ever had before. We began with a Squash and Kale Soup with poached egg. While most squash soups tend towards the sweeter side being bisque-like, this was savory... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Allium was recommended to us and whilst we have no complaints about the food....although it pays to enjoy vegetarian food....the place lacked atmosphere. Would we return? Not sure...there are many other restaurants in Great Barrington and Stockbridge that we would try first.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 / 44 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
    (Main Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Great Barrington
  • Phone Number: 413-528-2118

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?