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Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

The Gypsy Apple is back with a vengeance. This destination restaurant in charming Shelburne Falls offers first rate food, imaginatively prepared, in an intimate setting. A reasonably priced, concise menu reflects seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, and the service is friendly yet professional. Limited wine list,...but an interesting selection and a good range of prices. The two appetizer specials we tried – spicy seafood gumbo and an heirloom tomato, cucumber and buratta salad in a green goddess dressing – were both memorable. The roast chicken dish, served with a sweet corn risotto, showed off the chef’s skills, and the catch of the day, a Faroe salmon dish served over lobster-infused mashed potatoes was perfect. The pot de creme rivaled the legendary version from the now defunct Green Street Café in Northampton. We will be back – often. Note that there is only a beer and wine license, and the A/C struggles a bit in extremely hot weather.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 1, 2021

This bistro is fun, has a friendly staff, and serves up really good food. Would I return? In a heartbeat. Heartily recommended.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

We had heard many positive reviews about this bistro, so we made reservations. First, we really enjoy fine dining and its accompanying “no rush” pace, but the service here was slow. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our drinks and conversation while waiting. Our first courses - salads...- were very good, but not special. I found the dressing on my salad a bit too acidic. My husband really liked his main course - pork chops - but my chicken dish was overly salted. That said, it was perfectly seared and beautifully presented. Our server was very helpful (we asked her opinion about a couple dishes and her replies showed that she knew the menu!), friendly, and professional.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 1, 2020

NYE Prix Fixe menu was SUBLIME Hats off to the Chef. Foundationally, the quality of all ingredients, PHENOM. How the menu and dishes were orchestrated, the attention to tastes and perfect food preparation, like a concert from the kitchen to the table, to my mouth...had a perfect cadence. THE TASTES - nothing short of heavenly.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 27, 2019

It is amazing to me that little Shelburne Falls has a restaurant of this quality. It is a limited menu - 6 entrees and a special - but everything is cooked perfectly and served exquisitely. Call ahea for a reservation because they are very popular...(no surprise there) and they are small. They seat about 18 people at a time. Cozy, friendly and delicious. I try to get there once a month!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019

Ma classe de Français a dîné à Gypsy Apple. C’était délicieux! The service was fantastic and the restaurant had a very authentic French atmosphere!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019

For my French class we took a Trip down to the Gypsy Apple. It was a nice atmosphere with excellent food. Great place to go for a nice dinner.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019

Terrific food and service. Best chef in Western Mass and would highly recommend that you reserve early as the restaurant only seats about 15-20 diners.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 25, 2019

Dinner with friends on a hot, summer night. (The drive to Shelburne Falls is delightful this time of year and the town is lovely.) Note that the restaurant does not have A/C, but we were not uncomfortable in their fan-cooled space. Few tables and white...table cloths make for an intimate, elegant setting. Menu changes regularly and this night's offerings did not particularly inspire me. Nonetheless everything we had was deliciously prepared and very good. Excellent, personal service.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 4, 2019

One of the jewels in New Englands crown of top restuarants. Classy setting with service and food to match. Michaelangelo is a genius and his customers reap the rewards.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Menu changes frequently. Suggest Facebook connection
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Gypsy Apple Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5