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“Regal and refined with sophisticated eats”

Food 101 Bar & Bistro
Ranked #3 of 31 Restaurants in South Hadley
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 30, 2013

The interior design is quite refined. Their menu choices are varied and delicious. The wait staff is attentive. Right in downtown South Hadley, where there is a big, free parking lot, which you've got to love. Reasons I'm giving it four stars instead of five is that it seems like they could use an extra waiter or two - service can be a little slow. Also, they make the lights way too dim. I get it that they're trying to add to the ambiance, but sometimes dark is just dark.

Thank Jen H
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

This turned into a relatively expensive night for not-out-of-the-ordinary food. Given that there aren't a lot of choices in South Hadley to take your Five Colleges student out for dinner, you're likely to wind up there if you're looking to treat her to a night out. But be prepared - this restaurant isn't good enough at the price to prosper in a food-oriented city such as SF or Seattle or New Orleans. It was perfectly okay, but not special.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Menu was not extensive, however the daily specials are interesting. Sat at a high top in the bar area. service was slow. Would definitely return.

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

The food was great, but even better was how they honored my requests. I brought my mother, who is hard of hearing and who tires easily; because of her condition, I had requested they give us a quiet seat and provide quick service. They gave us a charming table and the waiter was quick to bring every thing. At a neighboring table, however, the women wanted to have a leisurely dinner, and they respected that, too. The food was delicious. The advice I saw on Tripadvisor that the portions were large was helpful. Dessert with an almond fruit tart was divine.

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Thank Mami201
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

2 adults and 2 children ages 11 and 14 went here to celebrate a special occasion for the family. Our youngest declared it her new favorite restaurant and is trying to come up with a new "special occasion" so we can go again. Service was great and the food was excellent. I can't remember having a filet cooked so perfectly. The kids both ordered a pasta meal and loved it. Ravioli appetizer was delicious as well. It is expensive but we will be back!

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1  Thank travelingfamily4Ma
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