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“Family style cooking but not the quality” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Four Leaf Clover

Four Leaf Clover
19 South Street, Bernardston, MA 01337
(413) 648-9514
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Putney, Vermont
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50 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Family style cooking but not the quality”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This is a place that my family has frequented for many many years and it often satisfies the need for something to eat and a good dessert. Unfortunately I have found the recent visits only so so or OK. The fish tasted fresh, but frozen and the salad bar is a no go on Sundays with very limited offerings. The salad bar used to be my favorite reason for going.

If you want basic homestyle/diner cooking this place will probably appeal to you, but don't expect more than that. The place hasn't been updated in years! Good place to bring the family for burgers and a quick bite, but again don't expect more than what you'd get at a diner.

Other than an italian restaurant and the expensive farm to table restaurant down the road this will likely be your best option. The dessert is often good with many choices.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
West Brattleboro, Vermont
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Classic diner food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

What you order here -- any of the fried fish platters, piled high and impeccably cooked to order. Grilled steaks and burgers. In short, the simple diner classics. Less good are the "gourmet" prepared dishes, pastas (which are very bland)' stuff in fancy sauces, expensive specials. The salads are crisp and fresh, but the dressings are bottled and mostly too sweet. The pies are classic Americana and not to be missed -- save room!
Service is very warm and friendly. This is not fine dining, but it is good food and nice folks.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“It was okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I have visited twice recently, the food was good but I didn't like the service.

Pros:
Comfortable seating
Free parking
Food is good

Cons:
They stop serving breakfast and start serving lunch with a huge gap of time in between, so if you arrive mid-morning you will be made to wait 15 minutes before ordering until lunch is ready. I used to work at a restaurant and breakfast was served all the way up until lunchtime. Sometimes we would run out of a few things, like a certain type of bread, but if we had completely stopped serving and made customers wait, we would have lost our jobs!

Last time I ate there we were given the option to choose from two types of cheese. The waitress did not tell us one was a dollar more than the other. We found out when it was on our bill. It was resolved but you shouldnt just surprise people with extra charges. It should have been written on the menu or told to us when she presented us the choices. Hidden charges are unethical.

I would return here because I like the food and its local, but I would not expect much from the service standpoint.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Whitinsville, Massachusetts
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Expensive and bland”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

The staff was great....food not so much. The bill was expensive...the chocolate cream pie was enjoyable.

Visited December 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“Great Home Cooked Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I wanted to try a local diner and was directed here. Found the food to be served hot and with generous portions. Very tasty and cooked well. Don't know that I would tell anyone to make a special trip but if you're in the area and looking for a decent place, this one's for you.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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