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“Superb in every aspect” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hops and Vines

Hops and Vines
Ranked #8 of 46 Restaurants in Williamstown
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main Street
Description: Located in scenic Williamstown, in the heart of the Berkshires, Hops and Vines features both casual and formal dining rooms. The "Hops" beer garden provides a classic beer garden experience with an approachable, casual environment perfect for family style seating or group dining. The "Vines" Brasserie is a formal dining room with comfortable, elegant seating and top level service. Hops & Vines offers modern takes on comfort food with exciting twists on classically inspired French Brasserie Cuisine in a New American Menu. Complementing our cuisine - is a full bar, specialty cocktails, craft beers on draught and a discerning wine list. For a one of a kind dining experience, step in to our Chef's Tasting Room and dine at our Chef's Table where our Executive Chef,will create unique pairings of food and wine.
Woodmere
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21 reviews
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“Superb in every aspect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had dinner at Hops and Vines after the Williamstown theater. The food, the service, the atmosphere was phenomenal. If you go this summer, a "must have" is their peach soup! Absolutely delicious! Also, this restaurant has one of the best, most knowledgeable somaliers I have ever met. If you want a great wine with dinner, speak to this gentleman. I will definitely be back!

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Boston, MA
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226 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
“Tops in Williamstown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is the 'go to' place for drink in Williamstown in the summer ... especially after the theater. If you go here after a play, you will likely bump into the actors here. Bradley Cooper frequented this place while performing in 'The Elephant Man'.

They have a Biergarden outside and a nice Euro loungy vibe inside. This is very trendy for a Berkshires bar, which are normally more of the earthy crunchy variety. They have outdoor seating in a garden setting with a firepit. There are also lighted adult beer pong tables inside which you can use. Very cool.

The menu is amazing. Lots of comfort foods ... but with an upscale twist. They have things like Bavarian Pretzel sticks with mustard dipping sauces ... a very weird Chicken Wing with a combination Hot and Teryakki sauce ... and a cheese plate. The desserts sounded amazing as well.

The beer selection is through the roof. They have Allagash White on draft, which will pretty much be your new favorite beer if you haven't yet tried it. They also have another favorite of mine, the Dutch beer Duvel (which they mistakenly list as a draft). They have an amazing wine selection as well ... they are a wine bar afterall. The prices really aren't that bad. Yes, the drafts are around 6 - $7.50. But you can get a decent bottle of wine for $30 - $40. They also have a lot of cordials and whiskies/scotches.

This will be your favorite place if you go after the theater. They stay open pretty late and the food really is good. I'd recommend stopping by if you are in town for the theater ... you'll probably run into some of the actors afterward who are more than happy to chat.

The staff is attentive and knowledgable. The only caviat is that this place is a bit 'hipster' which might turn some people off.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A little uneven”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

Not surprisingly, you'll find an extensive and interesting wine and beer list, and the staff are very accommodating if you want to taste before deciding! The food was OK, but not inspiring. (The "beet falafel" was gummy and somewhat tasteless.) Desserts, however, absolutely shone!

Visited July 2013
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

All dishes were delicious...we were there for Sunday brunch and the four of us all ordered different things. Next time I am definitely trying their seasonal soup: champagne and peach!

Visited July 2013
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Ottawa
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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“Food and atmosphere perfectly paired”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

The best find in Williamstown for a tasty meal and superior drink selections.

Stopped there for lunch, and wanted to stay for the whole afternoon - the atmosphere was so relaxing I felt like I had just finished a yoga session. Several banks of skylights make the interior very bright and airy, opposite to what you would expect from a place that specializes in draft beers.

The lunch menu is very bistro style, we had a lamb burger with Mediterranean spices as well as mac & fontina cheese with smoked bacon. All were delicious. The mini sundae ($2, made with SoCo ice cream) was a tasty ending that was just the right size. They also have a full espresso bar (macchiato was lovely) and an extensive draft beer and wine list, as well as a good selection of single malt scotches (even Balvenie, one of my favorites).

And to top it off, free wifi :o)

  • Visited July 2013
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