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Natural food restaurant serving fresh seafood & produce since 1978. We are located in THORNES marketplace,& are open 7 days a week.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed April 21, 2024

We called 4 days ahead to try to make reservations. We were not allowed to make reservations, so we had a 40 minute wait to be seated. The restaurant was highly recommended by many licil people that we met. I ordered a tofu and vegetables...kabob. Our waitress told us that they had just sold the last one. I chose another tofu dish, as did my friend. My dish was supposed to be in a ginger sauce, but i couldn’t taste any ginger sauce. It was rather bland, I couldn’t taste any seasoning at all. No salt, nada. The vegetables were fresh and a little crunchy. The meal was served piping hot and looked pretty on the plate. The brown rice was bland and the tofu was bland. That night I had epigastric pain, as did my friend. We don’t know why. Next time we go there, I will try a non-tofu dish.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed November 24, 2023

Made a lunch reservation for 9 family members who haven't been together in awhile. Great experience all around. All 9 people loved their meals and none of us had anything bad to say about Paul & Elizabeth's. Service was excellent. I hadn't been there since...before the pandemic and everything was just as great as I remember. 5 stars.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed September 25, 2023

Very friendly service. My wife had the roasted salmon and reports that it was superb. The udon noodle saute was very liberally joined by a nice group of cut vegetables but the noodles were flat (like a linguine) rather than the large round noodles that...are actually udon. A bit disappointing there. But both entrees were tasty and enjoyed our wine selections. Will certainly stop by again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed March 27, 2023

We got there just in time (noon) before a line formed at the door. They were very busy so the service was a little slow. I had the Tempura-style Shrimp appetizer with orange-ginger sauce, a garden salad, and the whole wheat roll. The breading on...the shrimp was very light and tasty, the shrimp were very fresh. The whole wheat roll, "Considered a favorite by many of our patrons for their balance of texture, flavor, and size." lived up to the description, but was just too big for me to finish. The salad was fresh and the dressing flavorful. For dessert I had Indian pudding which was a wonderful mix of the corn meal, molasses, and other ingredients. There was real whip cream on top. It was in a soup bowl so I couldn't finish it. Though it took a long time to order, everything went smoothly and efficiently after that. I am stingy in my ratings, but I would give the food at this restaurant 6 stars if I could.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed January 13, 2023

The place was hopping. We were seated in about 5 minutes with no reservation. Service was pleasant, but slow and a bit lackadaisical. (Several times we had to remind our waiter of things we'd ordered.) Lunch menu is not robust. Some of our food was...excellent (creamy garlic salad dressing, tempura shrimp & veggies, polenta croutons) other things were quite ordinary (vegetable pasta).More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed October 2, 2022 via mobile

From the ambiance to the meal everything about this restaurant is stellar. Finding parking can be a bit trying but worth the effort. Servers were friendly and accommodating. Ask for an upstairs inside balcony table as the views of the old stills and bar area...are spectacular.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 15, 2022

We really wanted to like this place but the food was bad. It's a nice space, the waitstaff was friendly, and they have healthy options, but the dishes were not good. The best thing we had was the ravioli appetizer, that was great, but that...was the highlight. I had a cup of the fish chowder. It was very bland. Not sure what they used to thicken it but it was gummy and gluey. The shrimp "tempura"... It wasn't tempura - it was a very heavy batter - like you'd get with fish and chips. Very thick coating, greasy, no flavor. I think there were maybe 4 shrimp and the vegetables were undercooked. I had the "pan fried" noodles with shrimp. Also very bland, almost no flavor. The noodles were NOT fried - just boiled and put on the plate with a bunch of mostly-raw vegetables. The shrimp were OK. My wife had the vegetarian sampler special. The tofu was good, but that was it. The rice cakes were super heavy and gummy - pretty much inedible. The majority of the dish was kale(?) that was so tough it was also inedible. Can't recommend this one and we won't be back. It's a real shame because there aren't many restaurants that cater to vegetarians and pescatarians.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed March 22, 2022 via mobile

Courteous service. The pan-fried ravioli was very tasteful. The fish (cod) and chips was good (very fresh fish). To my taste, I wold have seasoned the flour (I use mix of peppers, powdered garlic, paprica, etc). I would add cappers and diced mini cucumber pickles...to the sauce. The scallops were perfect. Simply perfect. More fresh impossible, not the usual jelly-soft mess we see in many restaurants and cooked yo the right point. Better than that only if they had been served with something better than the quinoa (I’m still in doubt if it was quinoa ou plain rice) - a Sicilian lemon risotto would be perfect. Rose wine was perfect.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 3, 2022

Sorry, but I find this restaurant is over-rated. The menu options are healthy and reasonably priced which is great, but the truly rushed atmosphere diminishes the experience. We have been here for dinner several times over the past several years and each time the service...was very rushed. Last night, I ordered the fish chowder as an appetizer - it came out immediately (faster than McDonalds) and after one taste, I needed to return it as it was barely warm. The server brought it back and very shortly another server returned with a hot version. Nice, but unfortunately their chowder is really B-L-A-N-D (a real hospital version of a chowder). Worse, within two minutes the server brought our dinners and salads out at the same time and had trouble finding space on the table for the dishes. After she zipped away, she did not return to ask us how the meals were until after we had finished eating. (why bother?). We enjoy the 1970s atmosphere, but the menu could be updated a tad (they offer few gluten free options). It’s sad because I think this place could be so much better with a few changes.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 10, 2022 via mobile

Healthy menu, good prices. Highly recommend. Split a wheat roll, for sure. I had a generous house salad with tofu for $10. Very filling. Good dressing. Split a $22 bottle of Rose, too.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed September 14, 2021 via mobile

Excellent quality food. They Know how to make a good salad — any kind of salad!!! Wait staff so attentive and friendly. None of their fish is frozen

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2021

Haven't eaten here since the pandemic since we only dine outdoors and there is no outdoor seating. But a great restaurant with fantastic food.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 29, 2021 via mobile

Haven't been in a few years and miss this restaurant. Great place for lunch. Everyone in our family only had positive things to say. Fresh food with a friendly staff. In an excellent location surrounded by other nice shops with plenty of parking.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 9, 2020

Had dinner here last weekend and we were glad we had made reservations as the place was packed! A friend and I both had wonderful vegetarian dinners, although I have loved their seafood selections on previous visits. The tempura is light and airy, the noodle...dishes are hearty and delicious. Brian was our server and he was attentive and knowledgeable. So grateful to have this excellent restaurant in our bustling little town!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

My wife and I took a short weekend getaway, and made reservations based on their nicely presented webpage and the crowds we saw dining here. The good: my fish and chips (actually, I substituted in onion rings) and my wife's tempura shrimp were very good....The garden salads were fresh, although the gorgonzola dressing was less pungent than I hoped for. Also, I'd say the prices were very reasonable. The so-so: the herb focaccia was basically soft bread, nothing like focaccia. The bad: the fish chowder (which was both on the regular menu and listed as a special) tasted like nothing, just flour mixed in water and tasteless lumps of stuff thrown in. We mentioned this politely to our waiter when he inquired about our meal, then he simply asked us again at the end of our meal 'how was everything?' I guess feedback is not valued or even acknowledged. In any case, despite the positives, I'll look for someplace else to eat next time I'm in Northampton.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Good evening 712jtdeerfield, This is something I do take seriously- so I am disappointed if there was any confusion. Minus the noodle (broth & pan fried) fried tofu & sides of fried tofu, all tofu is pan seasoned. The... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
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