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Allium Restaurant & Bar

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$$$
American, Contemporary, Pub, 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 - 10:00 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, Dinner, 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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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Even though we have a reservation for dinner, we’re seated in the bar area. It’s a railroad room with bar on one side and tables on the other. No tablecloths. There’s a dining room with tablecloths in another section. We order a bubbly glass of chenin blanc (from a sparse wine list) and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Beaufort, Slo Country
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  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Beaufort, Slo Country
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Even though we have a reservation for dinner, we’re seated in the bar area. It’s a railroad room with bar on one side and tables on the other. No tablecloths. There’s a dining room with tablecloths in another section. We order a bubbly glass of chenin blanc (from a sparse wine list) and a special tequila cocktail that arrives in... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A great selection of small plates with fresh local ingredients. Excellent wine list. Great staff. I went on a busy Saturday evening and as the restaurant became packed, the staff remained clam , friendly and very accommodating

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had dinner here on a Sat nite and had an amazing time. Excellent food choices, great service, large portions, great drink selection, nice atmosphere. We have been coming to the Berkshires to 10 years and have eaten pretty much everywhere within a 45 minute radius and this is hands down the best restaurant in the area. No doubt about... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wonderful meal, but outside the mainstream, with very interesting pairings of tastes you would not normally expect. If you are loooking for basic meat/potatos this is not for you, but if you are looking for fulfilling taste experiences this is for you.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a perfect spot for a pre-theater or pre-concert dinner, located just around the corner from the Mihaiwee Theater. Service is nicely paced; the waiter gave us plenty of time to make our drink choices, and the various small plates we'd ordered arrived perfectly timed (and perfectly prepared). I started with a wonderful kale, pecorino, and apple salad, and... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The small plate menu is where it's at. We really enjoyed the appetizers -- creative, attractively presented, tasty and flavorful. I think we must've ordered a main course that was just not suitable for our tastes -- it was just ok. Service was friendly and professional. Not sure if we would try this one again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were attending a wedding at a lodge in Sheffield, MA, about half an hour away, and wanted to go someplace extra special for my birthday dinner; Allium popped up on the computer screen with lots of positive reviews, to which I now am happy to add my own. Food: Excellent, with local sourcing where appropriate and feasible. Menu includes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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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, Pub, 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, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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