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Gala Steakhouse & Bistro

222 Adams Road, Williamstown, MA 01267
(413) 458-9590
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Ranked #9 of 41 Restaurants in Williamstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main Street (Rte 2)
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 Chris Bonnivier, 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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English first
Albany, New York, United States
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We came here for breakfast after staying the night at the Orchard hotel. The service was very good and the coffee delicious. However we were seated by the window to the courtyard and noticed a lot of dust on the window sill. We aren't terribly picky but it was enough to notice the place was not cleaned often. Otherwise the... More

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New Milford, CT
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I brought 12 friends to Gala last weekend for an important birthday celebration. Everything from the ambiance, bartender (Aiden), waiters (Sasha in the lead), food and wine was perfect. I highly recommend Gala to locals and visitors. Please go and support this fine restaurant and amazing staff.

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Coral Springs, Fl
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went with friends pre-theater on the recommendation of others. The service was very inattentive; the waitress seemed not to know the menu, and once she took the order, was rarely seen again. Even when we tried to find someone to get her, there seemed to be no servers around. It was not a busy night; on a Thursday evening... More

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Scotia, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Friends and I have been to the Gala Bistro twice in the past month for lunch. We had the same server who was friendly but on the first visit forgot to give us water and our entrees took a long time to be served. However, the food was good, especially the grilled salmon. On our second visit the server was... More

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Southport, CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food was abysmal. A shrimp cocktail was served on limp lettuce and one shrimp was almost completely black (and naturally uneaten). The sea bass was cold and tasteless, and the dessert was indescribable.

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Averill Park, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Last night my wife and I dined at the Gala Steakhouse and Bistro in Williamstown, MA. This was not our first visit there nor will it be our last. We discovered this little gem about 2 years ago while looking for a venue to host a dinner party. We were very impressed then with the beauty of the setting, the... More

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Mass
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Marvelous pasta mixed with fresh local produce in a delicious white wine butter sauce and my partner had a hanger steak that was tender and delicious. Good service from Deb, our waitress.

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It was a very crowded night, but the host found a small table for us. The noise level was not good, until the crowd at the bar departed. The food was exquisite, way beyond our expectations. Would definitely go back, just try to go when it wasn't quite so busy.

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Marcellus, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There were so many things wrong about this restaurant that I find it unbelievable there are as many positive reviews as there are. After the hostess sat me and said my server's name was Tim, ten minutes went by without anyone coming to the table. I signaled her, asked her if she could at least get me a cocktail. Instead... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Been here once before and it was excellent but this time was not the same experience. Seemed very frazzled in the dining room . Appetizers came out then Entrees came very slow and were very cold and seemed like crusted over . Service very poor would have liked to see a bit more attentive.The one thing the property has going... More

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