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“A gem forth coming...”
Review of Seven Sisters Market Bistro - CLOSED

Seven Sisters Market Bistro
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Farm to Table
Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

This place has all the tools to make a stellar bistro and food shop. The location, on rt. 9 in Hadley, but able to supply ample parking. A bison farm providing fresh beef. A fantastic bar, high end chefs and a vision. I have had several meals here, four of them amazing, one average. Waitresses have worked out the kinks. This place is something to watch for...

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

This new bistro offers very high quality food and an interesting menu, with lots of local produce, meats, cheeses, etc. The prices are reasonable and the portions good. It's also helping to support the Long Hollow Bison Farm, which is a noble cause that makes the proximity to that hideous Lowe's more bearable. The service was very friendly and considerate, but they were understaffed and hadn't quite figured out how to organize things to accommodate the large number of weekend patrons. I'm sure that will get better in time. I also disliked the large-screen televisions, but other people might like that and I think the back room might be free of them.

1  Thank SigridS
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Seven Sisters occupies an inspired space inside an inspiring and inviting barn building that is a landmark presence on Russell St./Route 9 in Hadley. These things raise the expectation that, together with its mission and the food sourcing talent behind it, the bistro will not be just another franchise type restaurant/bar-grill/sports-bar variant, just with better ingredients. Unfortunately, the big screen TV’s are a tip-off that it’s just that, followed by the menu, followed by the execution. Cloth napkins don’t solve the problem or make any sense for the setting either.

Seven Sisters Bistro is still in its soft opening and I will review it again in time but, based on 2 visits, it was painfully disappointing. Despite that I urge readers to try the bistro and give honest feedback, not just politeness, mere best wishes or compliments on a couple of nice signature dishes that won’t pay the bills. I think that management needs to hear how the whole thing works, or not.

Know that I sincerely wish this bistro to be successful and all that it could be based on its stated mission of being based on locally sourced food including from the resident Long Hollow Bison Farm, neighboring Cook Farm and the abundance from the remarkable surrounding agricultural community.

I also look to Seven Sisters to do a better job on burgers and fries than the popular but always greasy Local Burger. But Dear Seven Sisters: burgers don’t really work on Challah, a sweet bread, iceberg is not really lettuce and it’s customary to provide condiments with burgers. And I invite management to visit Baba Louie’s (no affiliation) to taste how your thin crust sourdough could trump other pizzas in the area. Please also look into alternative non-alcoholic beverages, not just the usual corn-syrupy suspects that give you the free cooler as long as you stay hostage to the brand.

I anticipate the Seven Sisters Market will be one of the go-to destinations on any food shopping list, despite the nearby presence of Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and various fresh food markets, several of which also have prepared or hot foods and even seating.

Maybe I am wrong and Seven Sisters Bistro is what it needs to be for the area it is in. But maybe, just maybe, it is missing its opportunity to be extraordinary in concept, creativity and execution, as well as food sourcing, in order to be a regional destination eatery. Its wonderful site, infrastructure, good access, proximity to essential stores and great parking certainly supports that and I’ll be back to see if they “get it”.

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5  Thank PassoStelvio
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