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“Wonderful New Year's Eve Dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gala Steakhouse & Bistro

Gala Steakhouse & Bistro
222 Adams Road, Williamstown, MA 01267
(413) 458-9590
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Ranked #9 of 41 Restaurants in Williamstown
Price range: $30 - $30
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.
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful New Year's Eve Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We spent New Year's Eve at The Orchards & spent our evening at the Gala restaurant with fabulous food & wine. This is our second time staying at The Orchards & dining at the Gala restaurant and I just can't say enough great things about them. Their chef is top notch & absolutely wonderful choices on the menu. Our waiter for the evening was Shasha. He was very helpful with our selections in wine & dinner choices & also very entertaining! Thank you Shasha for making our evening. After dinner we went to the lounge for a night cap & some live entertainment which was a perfect way to end the New Year.
Next morning before parting we enjoyed a fabulous breakfast with all sort of choices including wonderful fruit smoothies.
Thank you another great time at The Orchards & The Gala knocking it out of the park again with their delicious menu! We'll be back.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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nj
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fun cozy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Bar area tables are near a roaring fireplace Food good and nice portions drinks good and many choices. great bartender. Nice atmosphere

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Matthew S, Manager at Gala Steakhouse & Bistro, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
We are very lucky to have wonderful surroundings and a great atmosphere to offer our guests. We hope you can join us in the summer to experience the courtyard dining outside. It is equally enjoyable! Thank you again!
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Bethel, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Liz Adan's Sasha are incredible! The food is excellent and you get amazing portions and quality! Very welcoming and warm from atmosphere to staff! Will dine here again!

Visited December 2013
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Matthew S, Manager at Gala Steakhouse & Bistro, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thanks Kris! It was a pleasure to have you guests up from Ct. We wish you the best with finishing up school and hope to see you back after graduation! Best wishes.
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Summit, NJ, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Kept us coming back for more”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Tired on our arrival at the Orchards Hotel, we went for a drink in the bar and returned for a light dinner. It was so good that we decided to stay in the hotel for dinner the second night, when we ordered off the "daily specials" menu and were extremely happy with our food. On our third night, we decided there was no reason to try the other places in Williamstown, because Gala had been so good. On all three nights, we ate in the bar (full service, white tablecloths) rather than the dining room. It appears to attract a local clientele as well as hotel guests. Service was poor the first night (new, uncoordinated servers) until I complained, at which point there was a complete turnaround. The high level of service was sustained on the following nights. The chef is both skilled and inventive, so you can have anything from a hamburger to wild boar with a variety of condiments. Good wine list, including by-the-glass. The bartender makes an excellent martini. We wish this place weren't four hours away from home.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Matthew S, Manager at Gala Steakhouse & Bistro, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you so much. We really enjoyed you guests as well! Come back again soon!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“disappointing food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

pretty setting and very willing staff but the meat was too tough to cut on both our orders. We did not go back during the rest of our stay.

Visited September 2013
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Matthew S, Manager at Gala Steakhouse & Bistro, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
We appreciate your honest words and have addressed our needs accordingly. If you are ever in the area please allow us to change your mind!
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