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Lumber Yard

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383 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2311
+1 413-253-4200
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Because the only dining area is small and it is in an old building, the acoustics are terrible. It was full the night we were there and very difficult to have a conversation. The food was mixed. My husband's chicken was delicious with nicely added sides. My salmon was good, but the rice was undercooked and so hot I blistered... More 

Thank Bkingsha
Salt Lake City, Utah
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scallops were the stand-out dish. Each scallop was cooked to perfection, though I was not impressed by the other items on the plate - it was supposed to include smoked salmon, but its spiciness overwhelmed this dish. I did have an excellent cocktail, and the Brussels sprouts, while delicious, were much richer than necessary.

Thank Queezle22
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant atmosphere and Great cocktails. In spite of the open space there was not a lot of ambient noise. Great selection on menu. Excellent service.

Thank Tom L
New Britain, Connecticut
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Just walked into the restaurant. There wasn't any one else there but the women behind the bar told me hey we're closed. It is 10:14, even there website said they close at 11:00 today. Guess she didn't want to stay late today. Could have just said so.

Thank Christine R
Amherst, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017

The lumber yard has a great bar that a friend and I like to sit at for dinner - makes it a bit more casual. The fried brussel sprouts are my favorite - amazing! and they made them cheese free to meet my vegan preference. I have had great salads there, as well. The cocktails are very good and they... More 

Thank Janet H
Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 13, 2017

The food is excellent. The ambience is relaxed and romantic. The music is good on evenings it's available. Friendly staff. Don't expect quick service. A little pricey but well worth it if you can afford it!

Thank pmblood
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

We have visited here a number of times for work dinners and also informally with friends - sitting at the bar. Creative menu options, and a good selection of wines and beers. The food and service have been uniformly excellent. The restaurant can get a little loud when full, but certainly it has a good vibe. Some of the best... More 

Thank PHR_911
Belchertown, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2016

We called during a Wednesday early afternoon for a six pm reservation and were told that we would have to wait until 6:30. When we arrived. there were very few people in the restaurant. We told the person who greeted us that we were early (6:00) but could have a drink at the bar while we waited. He said he... More 

Thank LynneS271
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Throughout graduate school, I would escape and treat myself to a solo dinner at the bar at the Lumber Yard. It was something nice to look forward to since the staff, menu, food and ambiance were all consistently delightful-- The Airline cut chicken is brined to perfection, the Brussel Sprouts are hard to pass up, home-made ice creams are to... More 

Thank Emily T
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2016

Went for a birthday dinner after hot tub and massages next door. Had reservations was promptly seated. Rest of the evening we had a less than enthusiastic server. We enjoyed the meat and cheese appetizer, all delicious. For a main course we each ordered the burger. Burger was tasty but the english muffin it was served on was over cooked.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 383 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2311
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-253-4200
An elegant bar with sophisticated cocktails & live jazz music by the fireplace.

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