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“Maybe the Meat based Dishes Are the Key”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Castle Street Cafe

Castle Street Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Boston
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179 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Maybe the Meat based Dishes Are the Key”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

we returned after a year for another Tanglewood visit and had pleasant memories of this restaurant. the staff are nice and pleasant but the food was not as we had remembered. My appetizer, a portobello mushroom, spinach, tomato, was promising but had too much dressing on it. My companion had a simple green salad which was fine. we both ordered fish dishes (salmon and trout) and were very disappointed. The fish dishes were served with too much of a lemon flavored sauce, the fish was bland and did not seem fresh. My salmon dish was served with quinoa, served cold rather than warmed so it added nothing to the dining experience. Overall, disappointing food, pleasant atmosphere and service but not certain it is worth another return visit.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Leominster, Massachusetts
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“Dissapointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Coming from Worcester area and met with my friend and another couple, two ordered appetizers. 'Crab cakes' was actually one crab cake and he stated it was "alright", not made with lump crab meat. For dinner three ordered the surf and turf and i believe one ordered a fish dish. Waiter was asked if filet was butterflied to determine what temperature to order. Waiter said it was not butterflied. When food came out the 'surf n turf' and fish dish was on bed of at least a 2 1/2 cup portion of mashed potatoes. Filet mignon was sliced (4-5 sliced thin pieces, ends overdone) and mixed vegetables were minimal, unseasoned and not consistent with each plate. Surf n turf included a whopping three medium shrimp that across the board were overdone. Overall I have had better food cooked properly and portioned accordingly at a chain restaurant. Our meals were disappointing for an establishment that crumb scrapes before dessert. Dessert was nothing to rave about either. Hope this is posted to show this cafe is mediocre at best.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Denise Z
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Goshen, Connecticut
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186 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great service, great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

The restaurant is casual as one would expect in a resort community. Service was very attentive and the staff was well trained. The food was good but and nicely prepared but I would not call it spectacular.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank bakfar
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fathers Day Family meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Our family has been going to this cafe for four years now. We've celebrate our anniversary there twice and always had a fabulous meal. This is by far the best restaurant in Great Barrington (or the Southern Berkshires). Good food and fair pricing you will never be disappointed!

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Thank Delmar57
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Reston, Virginia
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Probably Best in Great Barrington”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were pleased with the the food and service. While not big on ambiance, the menu is varied and the food very tasty and well prepared. The ingediants were freash and many locally obtained. The service was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. This was definetaley the best dining of teh several establishments we sampled.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank David F
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