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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 16
    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
A pleasant evening at Gala

My wife and I and a guest spent a pleasant evening at Gala, thanks to a quiet room, interesting food, and excellent service by Tiffany. My fish and chips were particularly good, and my wife liked the duck and apple ravioli in blueberry sauce. The only faults I can mention were my Caesar salad which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
calcifer02
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Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

What a great place to sleep and eat and just hang out in the bar. The staff is always welcoming and whatever you need or desire they will try to make it all possible. Definitely a must staff. My kids still talk about the comfort of the rooms and the taste of the food!!!

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Massachusetts
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wife and I and a guest spent a pleasant evening at Gala, thanks to a quiet room, interesting food, and excellent service by Tiffany. My fish and chips were particularly good, and my wife liked the duck and apple ravioli in blueberry sauce. The only faults I can mention were my Caesar salad which had almost no dressing, and... More 

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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had two meals here and thought both were good. Breakfast was plentiful and diverse. Dinner on the patio outside was charming and also very good. There is a hotel attached to this restaurant. Looks very nice, but didn't see rooms.

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MA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Expected a find dining experience but was very disappointed in the service and the quality of the food.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had a very nice dinner here on Saturday. Hotel gave us a voucher when we checked in offering 10% off on dinner which was nice, considering we were coming here anyway! Had some great dishes (lamb chops, heirloom tomato salad, lobster sliders). The corn side dish with the lamb chops was so good we ordered an extra side (only $3!!)... More 

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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. We are delighted by your positive comments, and pleased to hear you had such an enjoyable dining experience. Our culinary team continues to wow me with the dishes they create. Again, thank you for dining and staying... More 

Rye Brook, NY
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116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had breakfast here for the 3 days we were staying at the Orchards where the restaurant is located. The breakfast menu is extensive, prices are very reasonable and the food is very good. On 2 mornings we had the same waitress--don't recall her name (blond). She was excellent--very efficient and very cheerful. On day #2 we had a different... More 

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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. We delight in the positive comments of your dining experience, but are equally disappointed that one of our servers did not meet your expectations. I will meet with our restaurant team and discuss providing each and every... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Food is worth the price. Service needs improvement. Bartender was lovely but the server needs some training. She took orders for desert before cleaning our plates, she didn't smile once, and generally did not give us the dining experience that we expected

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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. We are pleased to hear that you found a great value at our restaurant, but are equally disappointed to hear about the service you received. I will personally lead training sessions for the restaurant that focus on... More 

Natick, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Pleasant setting. Food okay. Nice service. Had Chilean sea bass...large portion on wild rice/split fava bean mix. Wife had a very good veggoe pasta dish.

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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 will be certain to share your comments with the entire team. I know they will be pleased, but will also continue to work hard to turn the "okay’s" into "outstanding’s." Thank you for dining with us... More 

Toms River
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

After reading many positive reviews, we looked forward to dining at the Gala Steakhouse. The food was just okay, certainly not gourmet, but very pricey.

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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. We are disappointed to hear your comments. I have shared your comments with our chef and the team. They will continue to work hard at making great quality food and creating a memorable experience that has value.... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We were staying at the Orchards Hotel and we ate here for breakfast in the morning and for 2 evening meals. We thoroughly enjoyed eating here. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We had a couple of minor issues about gluten free items but it was taken care of promptly. The chef was very responsive to requests... More 

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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 at Gala. We appreciate the time you took to do so. I am delighted that your dining experience with us was so pleasurable. Comments like yours are the pinnacle of success for us and a source of great pride. This is what we work so hard... 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: French, American, Steakhouse, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 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
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am

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