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allium restaurant + bar
allium restaurant + bar
  • Address:
    42 Railroad Street
    Great Barrington, MA 01230
    Neighborhood:
    Great Barrington
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

allium restaurant + bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alliumberkshires.com
  • Email: allium@mezzeinc.com
  • Phone: (413) 528-2118
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30 pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00pm | Late-night bar 'til 2 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Dan Hardy
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From one-of-a-kind weddings and museum galas to dinner parties and cocktail receptions, Allium, in partnership with Mezze Catering + Events, provides exceptional event planning and design, and flawless execution. Our company works with the finest, most reliable vendors in the industry. We provide personalized service crafting customized menus of seasonal foods prepared from scratch and are committed to the local food movement providing a wide range of fresh, seasonal foods from neighboring family farms in the Berkshires and surrounding region. For more info, visit www.mezzecatering.com
  • Private Party Facilities: We specialize in farm-to-table modern American cuisine. We would be happy to individualize your event using local products.
  • Private Party Contact: Troy Kinser (413) 528-2118
  • Special Events & Promotions: Allium Restaurant + Bar hosts special events for organizations, companies and individuals. For more information email allium@mezzeinc.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: For public transportation within Berkshire county, contact Berkshire Regional Transportation Authority (BRTA) at (413) 499-2782 or (800) 292-2782. Great Barrington is also served by Peter Pan Bus (800-343-9999) and Bonanza Bus (800-343-9999) companies.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on Railroad Street, at the end of Railroad Street in a municipal lot and in the parking lot behind the restaurant. During peak season and on weekends, parking may be challenging so be sure to allow enough time to find a space.
A word from allium restaurant + bar
Allium Restaurant + Bar serves casual contemporary American cuisine highlighting the best of the season in support of independent farmers and artisan producers using sustainable practices. Our chef sources local ingredients for a changing menu, paired alongside small-batch microbrews, local spirits and small-production wines. In addition to recognition as Boston Magazine’s Best New Restaurant, Allium has been granted an Editors’ Choice award in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England. Allium serves dinner nightly beginning at 5 p.m. All major credit cards are accepted. Located in downtown Great Barrington, Allium is a member of Slow Food of Western MA and Berkshire Grown. The full-service restaurant is part of Mezze Restaurant Group which includes Mezze Bistro + Bar of Williamstown and Mezze Catering + Events, providing full-service event design and planning. For more info, visit www.mezzeinc.com. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We've eaten at Allium for years, but the current menu is the best yet. The cocktails too."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "When we first looked at the menu, we (being food conservatives) were a little puzzled by a few of the food combinations, some of which included foods unfamiliar to us. But we plunged in and were absolutely delighted. Everything was beautifully fresh and flavorful, and served in generous portions. The star of the meal, though, was the wickedly rich chocolate hazelnut budino with olive oil and sea salt. Now we can die happy."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "After booking here we found out from Max, the restaurant manager at The Old Inn on the Green (fantastic B&B and restaurant) that he had eaten at Allium the night before. He recommended their small plates of Roasted Hen-of-the-Woods Mushrooms and also their bone marrow. Both were wonderful and my husband and I raved about the mushrooms. The bone marrow had to be scooped out with a spoon and spread on freshly grilled homemade bread. We had the clams and mussels which had a nice kick to it, and Korean short ribs. Total of 6 small plates between the two of us and we were hungry so polished off everything. Interesting cocktails, attentive service and restaurant was modern with clean lines. A wonderful surprise and we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Wonderful place! Great varied menu selections for a vegetarian. Plan on returning often."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The sprawling menu gave us pause, as often unfocused cuisine tends to be subpar. Somehow they pull it off. Our dinner by way of France, Mexico, Thailand, and Texas was outstanding. Don't skip dessert. The chocolate Budino hits all notes of what a chocolate dessert should be."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The chef is obviously creative, the server, Huck, is wonderful. The bartender is slower than s---"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We love Allium! We've tried several of the small plates and entrees and love the variety and the combination of textures and flavors. The salads are particularly creative. We are never disappointed."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Delicious food, great wine, lovely service, those tacos are the best!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great Barrington gem... Tomato fennel soup not to be missed with their homemade curry paste. If you love vegetables there is no shortage and their farro salad with pears slices is tremendous."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Really delicious and friendly. I want to stress 'friendly' because we boycotted this place for years because of some serious attitude at the door one night. We don't know if there is a new owner but everyone working here is now warm, knowledgable and welcoming. And the food is inventive and oh so good. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in to confirm our later reservation, until the very end of our evening. ..The service was absolutely horrendous! I even tried mentioning that we were OpenTable participants but that did absolutely nothing at all. We ended up having to have one of the managers take over and even with her apologies unfortunately she failed as well. The food was fine. However it was certainly overpriced. I don't really understand all the fuss about the ambience.... It's very pub-like. We went for our anniversary celebration, and again there was absolutely no care about that from them. If I were you, I would avoid this place, unless you're going for drinks and have all the time in the world."
    Dined on 6/3/2013
  • "My husband and I ate at Allium for the first time in December and our only regret was that we had not tried it before. We enjoyed having a variety of small plates to share, getting an opportunity to taste different things on the menu . The food was delicious and presented beautifully. The waitress was so helpful, describing each dish and giving us guidance on a wine that would go with the various dishes we ordered. The restaurant was a little noisy but that won't stop us from coming back."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "The best burger ever! Chocolate budino for dessert was delicious."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Excellent flavors. The variety of small plates alone makes for a wonderful meal."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "A real gem in The Berkshires. We split the fish tacos and the Daire burger and both were fantastic. And our reference point is Manhattan restaurants."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We ate at Allium for the first time last saturday to celebrate a birthday and it was wonderful! There were lots of choices of small plates and with so many things sounding interesting, that allowed us to try several different dishes. By the time we got to the entrees, we were getting pretty full, so we've been enjoying the leftovers. We did not have to prompt our waitress to box it up, she offered before we had a chance to ask. They have taken local food to heart and had a wonderful variety of farms supplying product listed on the menu. We don't eat out very much but we are looking forward to coming up with a reason to return!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The menu names the local farms where the food has come from and the chef creates interesting choices from seasonal produce. I had a tasty kale salad with pecorino and apples, my husband's chicken came with a carrot risotto that was creamy and warm on a cold night. We shared a salted caramel and chocolate sundae that was delicious. The restaurant is on the noisy side with bare wood floors and wooden chairs. The night we were there it was full and very loud."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "The staff was wonderful and the food delicious. I tried for a few weeks to get a later table but couldn't get one. We settled on 6 pm. Plan ahead."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Allium has a new chef since some point around 2012. She had been a private chef and, though we dont care, there's a reason for it we learned. The food is insanely good. It was fresh and some organic. Just tremendous. It's a few steps up from burgers, but the burger we shared was one of the best ever-- tremendous. A pasta was just as good. Dessert was inventive and great as well."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "salted caramel popcorn sundae? Yes,I'm beginning with the ending! After a crispy fish taco for a quick bite, before an artist's reception,I had to try the most unusual choice from the dessert menu.It was a delightful surprise in your mouth!A small scoop of chocolate&coffee ice cream with a handful of lightly salted popcorn for crunch&drizzled sauce.Fun!!!!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The two homemade sausage appetizers were fab! The duck entree was the finest I've ever had including in NYC. Wait staff was very competent"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "nice atmosphere and wait staff excellent with my gluten free needs Food was very good too-would recommend"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "All the food was delicious. Something for everyone even non meat eaters."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Where to start? We chose Allium for an early pre-theater dinner based on other OpenTable reviews, and have determined that either the reviewers have low expectations, or the restaurant turned upside down in a few short days. It started to go south when the hostess seated us, their first dinner customers that night, near the kitchen in a large, empty room, rather than at any of the tables up front near the open windows, where we could enjoy the ambiance of beautiful weather and pedestrian activity. Then we were treated to slow, indifferent service and bland, tepid food. No wonder the burger joint across the street was full!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Service was great . Food tasty and generous portions. Inviting space."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "We always try something new when we go -- and it never fails to please the palate. Great experience all around."
    Dined on 8/20/2013