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Review of Mezze Bistro & Bar

Mezze Bistro & Bar
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Ranked #3 of 48 Restaurants in Williamstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 777 Cold Spring Road (Route 7)
Transit: For public transportation within Berkshire county, contact Berkshire Regional Transportation Authority (BRTA) at (413) 499-2782 or (800) 292-2782. Williamstown is also served by Peter Pan Bus (800-343-9999) and Bonanza Bus (800-343-9999) companies.
Description: Mezze Bistro + Bar serves contemporary American cuisine highlighting the best of the season in support of independent farmers and artisan producers using sustainable practices. The food is handcrafted by Chef Joji Sumi and his team; they take great care to source local and seasonal ingredients including farm-fresh produce, meats and cheeses. Menu items are paired alongside seasonal and small-production wines, small-batch microbrews and local spirits. Located on three beautiful acres at 777 Cold Spring Road (Route 7) in Williamstown, Mezze Bistro + Bar serves dinner nightly beginning at 5 p.m. All major credit cards are accepted. Co-owned and founded by Nancy Thomas and Bo Peabody, Mezze Restaurant Group is comprised of Mezze Bistro + Bar in Williamstown, Allium Restaurant + Bar in Great Barrington and Mezze Catering + Events, which provides full-service event planning. Mezze Restaurant Group is a member of Berkshire Grown, Slow Food and the Berkshire Visitors Bureau.
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Locals will tell you that Mezze is the best restaurant in the area, and we were not disappointed. We shared an interesting and delicious tofu dish for a starter, then we had a vegetarian and a quasi-vegetarian dish for our main courses. Everything was delicious, fresh, and filing (we had no complaints at all about portion sizes or value for money). Very knowledgeable and attentive wait staff. A very good dining experience!

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I don't mind spending a lot for a meal, as long as it's a good. Mezze was just okay. It's quite expensive for what you get. The lower-priced steak was rather fatty and the chicken breast was quite salty. Still, it's probably among the nicer restaurants in the Willamstown area.

2  Thank berner3
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

If you are visiting a child at Williams College and want to take him/her to a nearby restaurant for a parentally financed meal, Mezze would be a good choice. When I was a Williams student, (many, many years ago) my parents always wanted to eat in the college cafeteria-..sigh.

I chose Mezze based on the positive TripAdvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. We arrived early for a 6:30 reservation and were seated right away at a comfortable table for two near the fireplace. Even though the bar was right next to us and was full, there was not a noise problem. We shared a beet salad with goat cheese that was served in an incongruously over-sized bowl and we both picked chicken served over farro and root vegetables as an entree. (There's a reason our family calls us Mr. and Mrs. Excitement). We shared a brownie sundae for dessert. All the food was well prepared. There is a good list of wines by the glass and we chose that route since one of us had to drive us back to our hotel. The restaurant prides itself on using local food products and everything tasted fresh.

We both commented afterward that we received possibly the best service we have ever received in a restaurant. Someone in another review mentioned that they found the service over-attentive, but we found the meal perfectly paced with the server appearing at just the right times.

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

My husbands 60th birthday was this past weekend and we had Mezze cater the party. We had passed hot h'ors douerves, a charcuterie platter, local cheeses and pickled vegetables. The food was outrageously fabulous and the staff was just as good. some of the highlights were salmon tartar with lemon oil, lamb meatballs with tzatzikii, beef sliders, beets with goat cheese....and the list goes on. What a delight! As we have always enjoyed the restaurant, we thought the catering would be a good bet. We were right!

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Thank Happierinitaly
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

The food in this restaurant was superb. We have rarely encountered such flavourful chicken and pork. Mezze's proud boast is that their meat is locally sourced and it tastes like it. As a previous reviewer has remarked the service can be a little over attentive but that being said our waitress was charming and knowledgeable about the wine list. One small point. Some of the tables for two are very close together and it would be nice if the restaurant is not too full if a little space could be left between couples

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Thank Chickadeecroydon
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