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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
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Lee, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is a great restaurant with a varied menu and where you can enjoy half portions and try many new things. The service is friendly and crisp and the food is fresh and delicious, most of it sourced locally. You cannot go wrong here.

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Summit, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We initially selected this restaurant because it was one of the few in the area that accepts reservations, and we didn't want to get stuck waiting on line for dinner on a busy summer weekend. We were thrilled to experience a delightful farm-to-table meal with the freshest ingredients and unique flavor combinations. We actually found the "small plates" to be... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Fish tacos, phenomenal, the popcorn is as the waitress said, sinfully good. The salads were awesome and the sweets tasty. All in all a perfect food experience and the ambiance on the bar side is hopping and lively. Lots of fun to people watch. Worth a visit for sure. Heard the burger with bacon jam is awesome as well.

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Rockville Centre, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were going to wait for Mario's across the street when we spied this cool looking spot on Railroad street. We made a great choice after speaking to the nice hostess up front. She sat us after a very short wait (a pleasant surprise on Labor Day weekend) at the table of our choice. We were introduced shortly after to... More

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Long Island
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at Allium. For starters we had the green peppers seered on a very hot skillet with olive oil and salt. Fantastic! We hadn't had this dish since we were at a local ferria in southern Spain. We had this with the Kimchi, which was not the best pairing - when we go again it will... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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