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Gala Steakhouse & Bistro

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222 Adams Road, Williamstown, MA 01267 (Main Street (Rte 2))
+1 413-458-9590
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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Gala Steakhouse and Bistro is warm & inviting restaurant located inside...
Gala Steakhouse and Bistro is warm & inviting restaurant located inside The Orchards Hotel in lovely Williamstown Massachusetts in the heart of The Berkshires. With it's not often found blend of classic and contemporary cuisine Gala offers something for everyone. Since becoming Gala in 2006 the restaurant has been reinvented to provide an experience not easily rivaled. Gala boasts an elegant dining room with breathtaking views of it's adjacent courtyard. The menu, created by Executive Chef Bill Sheridan, satisfies both the casual and formal diner by offering dishes such as Coq au Vin and Lobster Mac & Cheese in the winter season and Softshell Crab and Grilled Swordfish in the summer.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 146 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious Eggs Benedict

The Eggs Benedict & homefries rocked! SO, SO good!!! 1/8th mile from the Williamstown Motel; got there before the breakfast crowd, price was good. MMMM, mmmmmM!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Kristen V
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Auburn, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Auburn, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The Eggs Benedict & homefries rocked! SO, SO good!!! 1/8th mile from the Williamstown Motel; got there before the breakfast crowd, price was good. MMMM, mmmmmM!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Steven O, General Manager at Gala Steakhouse & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. We appreciate the time you took to do so. I’m very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. Eggs Benedict and home fries are wonderful breakfast options at the Gala Steakhouse and Bistro. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Our courtyard in... More 

2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

A must see and experience! Cuisine..... atmosphere....service...simply Outstanding! Kudos to the unforgetable experience!The simply Amazing Restaurant!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Steven O, General Manager at Gala Steakhouse & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. We appreciate the time you took to do so. The information we receive from guests like yourself is invaluable. I will share your wonderful comments with the entire team. Your heading to your review states so much, and I thank you for that. We look forward... More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Dined in Gala during our stay on Valentines Day, we were on the love the one your with package which included a 3 course meal for two. Everything was outstanding! The food is to die for and the staff is attentive and friendly. The food is beautifully prepared as well. I haven't been to a "fine dining" restaurant where the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Steven O, General Manager at Gala Steakhouse & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. We appreciate the time you took to do so. The information we receive from guests like yourself is invaluable. I am delighted to hear that your dining experience with us was so pleasurable. Comments like yours are greatly appreciated, and a source of great pride for... More 

Northern NJ
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was attached to Orchards Hotel which was outstanding, but the restaurant was a step in the other direction. The food was fine but they were some of the most inattentive (but not rude) servers I ever encountered. They did not seem overly busy so I think it may just be the personnel.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Steven O, General Manager at Gala Steakhouse & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. We appreciate the time you took to do so. The information we receive from guests like yourself is invaluable. First and foremost, I apologize for the lack of service you experienced during your dinner. We fell short of your expectations. Our restaurant personal will be reviewed... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I used to love Gala I always thought it was underrated. I have not been there in a while so we decided to go for dinner. Man was I disappointed! I'll start with the positive part. Smoked wings were amazing as usual. Now the rest...... The service was not that great. The bartender who was also our waiter made me... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Steven O, General Manager at Gala Steakhouse & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and candor. Information we get from guests like yourself is invaluable to us. Having said that, first and foremost let me apologize for all the delays, mishaps, and gaps in service you received during your dining experience. Specifically, you mentioned the lack... More 

Williamstown, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is based upon two recent breakfast experiences at this sorry excuse for an upscale restaurant. When my friends suggested breakfast today at Gala, I had serious reservations. While I would never again go there for dinner, I figured I would give them a second chance at breakfast, even though they failed even at that simple meal a couple of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Steven O, General Manager at Gala Steakhouse & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and candor. Information we receive from guests like yourself is invaluable to us. Having said that, first and foremost let me apologize for the poor attitude and lack of professionalism the Restaurant Manager failed to demonstrate when you were in Gala. Specifically... More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My wife and I recently had dinner at Gala. We had the Pate' which was excepional, the Calamari which was seasoned just right and enough but was large enough to be an entrée. Our main courses were fantastic. Her's a vegetable pesto with shrimp was again not overbearingly seasoned as some pestos can be and more than enough for two... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Steven O, General Manager at Gala Steakhouse & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. We appreciate the time you took to do so. The information we receive from guests like yourself is invaluable. I am delighted to hear that your dining experience with us was so pleasurable. Comments like yours are greatly appreciated and a source of great pride for... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Excellent meal...wonderful service! Sasha was attentive and fun. What a delight to find such amazing food and atmosphere for a reasonable price to boot!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Steven O, General Manager at Gala Steakhouse & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. We appreciate the time you took to do so. The information we receive from guests like yourself is invaluable. Great to hear you enjoyed your meal and had an enjoyable time with Sasha. We look forward to serving you at Gala Steakhouse and Bistro again soon. More 

Somerville, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Dinner: Teriyaki Bison Hanger Steak was just amazing. I never thought to do that combination! So well done. The turkey club was also a great classic and was well done. Breakfast: Eggs, Hash, English Muffins, OJ, Sausage, Coffee. Classic breakfast in a lovely location. We sat at the window overlooking the hotel's courtyard and it couldn't have been more perfect.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Steven O, General Manager at Gala Steakhouse & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. We appreciate the time you took to do so. The information we receive from guests like yourself is invaluable. The Bison hanger is one of our most popular items. It is a great dish with the fun combinations. Thank you for the recommendation. More 

Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have had the pleasure of dining at Gala 3 times now. I travel there from Hartford Connecticut just to enjoy this little GEM of a restaurant. Located in the quaint town of Williamstown, you will find a picturesque property called the Orchard Hotel. Gala Steakhouse and Bistro is located within the hotel and served the guest as well as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Steven O, General Manager at Gala Steakhouse & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. We appreciate the time you took to do so. The information we receive from guests like yourself is invaluable. I’m delighted that your dining experiences have been so wonderful. Comments like yours are truly appreciated and a source of great pride. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 Adams Road, Williamstown, MA 01267
    (Main Street (Rte 2))
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: +1 413-458-9590

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Gala Steakhouse and Bistro is warm & inviting restaurant located inside The Orchards Hotel in lovely Williamstown Massachusetts in the heart of The Berkshires. With it's not often found blend of classic and contemporary cuisine Gala offers something for everyone. Since becoming Gala in 2006 the restaurant has been reinvented to provide an experience not easily rivaled. Gala boasts an elegant dining room with breathtaking views of it's adjacent courtyard. The menu, created by Executive Chef Bill Sheridan, satisfies both the casual and formal diner by offering dishes such as Coq au Vin and Lobster Mac & Cheese in the winter season and Softshell Crab and Grilled Swordfish in the summer.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?