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“Faux French ! Cheap ingredients and poor quality !” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bizalion's Fine Food

Bizalion's Fine Food
Price range: $3 - $15
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Established in 2003, cafe and french market, micro-estate olive oil, cheese and charcuterie, bread, espresso and wine.
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Faux French ! Cheap ingredients and poor quality !”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

Once again I tried Bizalion ( not Bizillian ) for lunch and was disappointed. The sandwich was made out of a very good crispy french baguette but there was hardly any butter on the bread and it was tasteless. The French don't usually put a lot of meat in their sandwiches which is fine but at least they know what good quality butter is ! The saucisson was of mediocre quality and the so called "mesclun" salad was just some greens that came out of a box. Not mesclun ! The dressing on the salad was quite poor also. The cappuccino was a bit watery and did not have a rich flavor of good coffee.
The place was not crowded at all that day and it took a long time to get our order.
I don't think I will return there and the fact that the proprietor is not very friendly does not help !

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Above average sandwiches, below average ambience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

While the French guy that owns this place seems to fawn over his favorite customers, he gives no attention at all to others, and even seems to be put out by having to serve them. Too bad, because the place is never very busy and you would think he'd be happy for anyone in there. They do have a nice line of French groceries and cheeses - overpriced, but you can't get them anywhere else around. The sandwiches are good - the poor Hispanic guy makes them, and he is alone, so it's usually a wait, even if you are the only ones there. But tasty. So for a good sandwich and a side serving of Gallic rudeness, this is your place.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wywyno
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great coffee, great place for breakfast has the feel of charming French cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Very nice people who make your coffe to order, and have the wonderful bread and pastries to go with it. Very nice for lunch as well. While reading the local newspaper and sipping your beverage of choice you might end up buy some olive oil and charcuterie to take home. Totally lovely.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 5Dina
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