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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
    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
Great menu, great meal

Had a lovely dinner with 4 other friends first Saturday in May. Love the popcorn appetizer -- savory and delicious, giving us time to mull over the rest of the menu. We had a combination of salads to start, all very fresh. Main courses ranged from fish tacos to carnitas to Bolognese. All very tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Emily J
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere was pleasant and calming. The popcorn appetizer was killer good. The burgers were good but not great. I would return and possibly try something else.

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Elliston, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Allium has a large small plate menu and a handful of large plates to offer. We choose to share three small plates and were satisfied with the quality and quantity of the food. They offer five beers on tap covering the major beer types. They have an extensive wine list and a full bar. The Farro is tasty full of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The pickled fried red onions were amazing. We shared small plates and everything was really nice - mussels and clams, roasted hen of the wood mushrooms, farro salad and a dessert. The atmosphere was really nice, I could imagine hanging out at the bar.

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connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The only thing upscale about this restaurant is the prices. The food and service were mediocre, at best. We started with the popcorn, olives and deviled eggs, while all were tasty...$5 for popcorn, really? We each got half of deviled egg for $5. The olives were yummy but we felt that something else should be served with them...maybe some cheese... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Went here in a recommendation of a local. Thrilled they were able to seat us that evening. Beer selection small but excellent. Truffle popcorn appetizer is INSANELY DELICIOUS. All other dishes were equally yummy. You won't be disappointed...

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is our second time there. Good location and service. Try Moroccan vegetable dish and the Cesars salad

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I loved this restaurant - each dish we ordered was fresh, local, and beautiful. I ordered the nettle soup and the fluke crudo - so unusual I had to try them! And they were absolutely lovely - delicate and beautifully prepared. The roast mushrooms were also out-of-this world. Highly recommended.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had a lovely dinner with 4 other friends first Saturday in May. Love the popcorn appetizer -- savory and delicious, giving us time to mull over the rest of the menu. We had a combination of salads to start, all very fresh. Main courses ranged from fish tacos to carnitas to Bolognese. All very tasty (pasta slightly overcooked for Bolognese;... More 

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Massachusetts, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My wife and I visited Allium on a Saturday evening in April - which is mud season in New England. Tourist traffic is light and many establishments close or cut back. Allium was only about half full on our visit. Since we barely got a reservation at our desired 7pm time the empty tables we saw must have been empty... More 

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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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Additional Information about Allium Restaurant & Bar

Address: 42 / 44 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone Number: 413-528-2118
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Great Barrington
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Gastropub

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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: Romantic, 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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