Europa
Europa

Europa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.europaludlow.com/
  • Phone: (413) 547-6443
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Steakhouse, Portuguese
  • Executive Chef: Mike Rodrigues
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Let us make your next event memorable. With over 30 years experience.
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment every Fri and Sat

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lyons
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Europa
Welcome to Europa"s Black Rock Grill. The ultimate interactive dining experience, we present your meal cooking on our volcanic rocks at your table. You can then enjoy a meal freshly prepared and cooked to your personal taste. We also offer full service catering and banquet space. Eat......drink....relax....celebrate.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Europa reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)special occasion (7)good for groups (6)fit for foodies (4)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)romantic (1)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great Place
    Kathy
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Awesome food and service as always! I visit this location often and never a bad meal or service!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GalleyMaster
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    First time at Europa. Our servers were very nice and efficient. Food was cooked wonderfully. Will definitely return to this restaurant
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    jjc63
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Both seafood food were excellent with great portions of pasta and seafood. Service was excellent and attentive. Great for all occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not amazing
    Notamazing
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was good, but my husband wanted to try the hot stone dinner because on the menu it said interesting and amazing. He said it was interesting but definitely not amazing. You are given this rock that is 700 degrees, which you could get seriously hurt from if touched. If we wanted to cook own on food we would have stayed home. Our waiter was new and had no idea on the food and could not answer any of our questions, which makes me wonder what kind of training he received. For the price we paid for everything we won't be back, it wasn't worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch for 4
    PJnSJ
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Sunday lunch, so dining room lightly attended; most folk were in less formal area past bar. Lamb chops & Portuguese Martini Scallops both good; sirloin burger medium rare, exactly per order. Kale soup was mild; recipe I hadn't had before and not as spicey as I am accustomed to. The chorica wasn't cooked into it; rather sprinkled in as a garnish. Desserts were very good, Portuguese flan and a cookie-based cheesecake-like item were especially good (too bad Europa doesn't post their desserts on online menu). Relaxed atmosphere; service a bit slow. 4 of us converged from CT, MA & NH because nice website & location conveniently off/on MassPike (exit7). We would return to try dinner. Nightly specials looked very tasty (I like Portuguese).
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Mangia628
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was our second visit. We used a Groupon certificate. The service was wonderful. The food was excellent. Europa is a great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 59 reviews are from the Europa reviews archive.
  • Underwhelmed
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I recently went to this restaurant because I got a Groupon for nearly half off. Good thing because I would have been really upset if I had gone and paid full price. Cooking on the hot stone is a pain in the butt/takes too long, while your sides sit and get cold. The sides were bland and overcooked. The beef I got for cooking was ridiculously oversalted (and I like salt). The dessert, supposedly a flourless chocolate cake/torte, was bizarre and not what I expected. Ordered 2 coffee drinks for dessert, and they arrived 10 minutes apart in completely different sized cups! The restaurant wasn't very crowded, yet the service was very slow. I won't be going back.
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  • Experience
    luv1groupon
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A good experience overall (family of 4). It took a little longer than I'd have liked to get our dinner (we waited about 1/2 hour between apps and our meal). The food was very good. The filet mignon was fun (it came on a stone to cook it myself!) My only real disappointment was with the groupon. The 'fine print did NOT state 'soup or salad is NOT included with the groupon.' I was very disappointed because the groupon's value was up to $140 for the total meal. Entres INCLUDE soup or salad; therefore, I felt like I was NOT getting the full value of the meal as a result. I brought my disappointment to the waitress who said she would share it with management, but not another word was said about it, so I left there feeling disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Europa
    Sa26
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We got there a few minutes early and they seated us right away. Kim, our waitress was excellent! The food and service was exceptional. We definitely will go back and recommend Europa to our friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    MBJK39
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The hot stone with filet mignon was one of the best steaks I have ever had and also they have the best martinis.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed feelings
    unsure
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We read a lot of review that mentioned bad service but raved about the food... so we thought we would still give the restaurant a whirl. We had a rough start to service. There was a delayed at the hostess station and drinks took a while. Once we got our drinks service seemed to start flowing fine. Our waitress was attentive. Appetizers were delicious but then our entrees came out before our soup and salad. My husband asked about his soup and my salad wasn't mentioned. I got a Sea Bass special and picked out about 7 bones before I gave up on the dish- flavors were good; it was just too much work. I've never had Sea Bass Steaks- so I don't know if this is common. I was just surprised by it. My husband loved his entree- Gorgonzola Steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • europa
    europa
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I ordered my steak medium and it came out well-done. They cooked another one but by the time it came out the rest of my group was almost done eating. four out of seven of us cut the ribeye special and we all agreed it was very fatty
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out-of-the-way find!
    UncleBuckVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The menu was diverse, the food was very good, and the selection of craft beers was terrific!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Mother's Day Dinner
    RobD
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We visited for the first time for Mother's Day dinner. The food was excellent, and we all had a really great time. The waitress was friendly, helpful, and very on top of things. We felt very comfortable as a family here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak!
    LindalovesfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Friendly and enthusiastic service greets you at this plain but pleasing place just north of Ludlow, plenty of parking, and popular with groups and families, I took my daughter here for a celebratory dinner. We loved the calamarie, crisp and tender,the kale soup was homey and delicious, but the filet mingon served on a 750 degree heated slab of volcanic rock was superb. The cooking of slices of steak takes a little practice but is well worth the effort. Mashed potatoes and sautéed squash were simple but good. Flour less chocolate cake was a great ending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals which varied between Portuguese and American. Each one was cooked perfectly. The waitress was ver attentive and helpful. The cost was much less than we anticipated.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Experience at Europa
    4Friends
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Very impressed with service and menu. Their menu contained gluten free items too. Will return now that it's on our favorite list. Excellent dining experience!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs polishing
    PatD
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Met a friend for dinner. Ordered a Negroni, which the waitstaff had never heard of. I told her the bartender would know. Then informed that they didn't have Campari. We ordered appetizers from a big selection. They were all good. Ordered a glass of Zinfandel from the wine list for dinner. It was nothing special and overpriced. The main course was fine. Ordered a cappuccino finally. It was horrid and didn't look right. I had to convince the waitress of that fact. Turns out they made it with buttermilk by mistake. They seem to make good food, but they need to attend to other details that improve the dining experience. Lots of people drinking beer at the bar, two parties in the dining room should tell you something.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best for seniors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Seniors and food buffet diners will have a great experience here
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Going in the right direction
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    On our first visit to this restaurant we found a kitchen that is headed in the right direction. The waitress cared about our dinners and was very nice. Europa has the potential to be quite good--live music, a good menu and owners that care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good entree's
    SomersiteVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We had a pan seared salmon and a paelha and were very impressed by them. They looked gorgeous and tasted wonderful. There was enough paelha that we had it again the next night. We also tried a salad and their kale soup. The kale soup was bland and disappointing.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • valentines day dinner
    John
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    You could tell the staff and restaurant were not used to a full house, but they managed ok. Took awhile to get a drink from the bar while we waited for our reservation...set up of bar upon entrance, with NO place to comfortably wait for a table is a total miscue in my opinion, a candidate for a 'bar rescue' episode. Food was ok and tasty, a little pricey in my opinion...ordered a dish that had lobster in it. Meal for 2 was served with the lobster shell still intact (in pieces though, ). Asked waiter for a metal pick to remove lobster..he informed me they had none, brought me a toothpick! Waiter Chris was very good, polite, prompt and infomative. Atmosphere nothing special.
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  • Tapas Tuesday is a great value
    cmrmVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    We went for Tapas Tuesday and were impressed with the great value. Food is decent (although would not recommend the lobster mac & cheese - overcooked and dry with almost no lobster) but everything else was great. Pretty quiet in the dining room on a Tuesday night - but the bar is hopping.
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  • Hot stone is the way to go!
    mermom6
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We like to have a new experience when we dine and the hot stone meal delivered! It was unique, delicious and fun! The Risotto balls and the martini scallops appetizers were also very good. I thought the martinis we ordered from the bar were very well executed and I really appreciated the quality of the olives in my drink - which may seem silly - but it matters. The flourless chocolate torte for dessert was not very notable . . .it was pretty dry. However it served it's purpose with the espresso we had at the end of the meal by offering a sweet bite. Our server Giselle was very nice and did a great job. Live music in the bar was lovely.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting atmosphere. The
    Doug
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Interesting atmosphere. The blackrock dining was new and interesting to try. Food was great, well seasoned and fresh. The live music was setting up as we were leaving, so we didn't get to hear them... the lounge area seemed small for a band to be crammed into though
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    dcinc
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Live in the area but hesitated to visit for no real reason. What a mistake!!! Food was superb. A little pricey but good service helped ease the pain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love romanceing the stone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Love romanceing the stone those who have not tryed it must
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    MaryAnn
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Food and wine was fabulous. Service was awful. As soon as we were seated we told the waitress it was my birthday, yet our table went unattended by her most of the night. She neglected to bring us our soups and salads or refresh our cocktails. Luckily, my son-in-law knew one of the other waitresses and she took good care of us and got the lion's share of the tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Different for this area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I am glad to see that there is a place where you can get good different food like you would in a big city
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant place to eat.
    Robert
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    I had never been to Europa in Ludlow. I have a freind that lives very close so we gave it a try. I wasn't really busy because we ate there during the week. I understand its much bussier on the weekends. The service was outstanding. The food was very good and I would go back in a heart beat. I suggest that you give this restaurant a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great menus choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Loved the hot stone concept. Tapas is always amazing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot stone
    MBJK39
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    The hot stone filet mignon was the most amazing steak I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner!
    sloppyjoe34
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    I brought my Portuguese Grandmother out to dinner for her 93rd birthday and Europa was a great choice. She is hard to please and she loved the Bacalao Frito. I enjoyed a New York Strip on the rock and it too was great. I'll definitely return, hopefully next October for birthday 94!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our thirty seventh anniversary
    Inland
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    As usual we went there hungry and started off with the tapas, then a soup and dinner salad , we then had their awesome tasting lamb chops, unfortunately we couldn't eat it all so we took the left overs home and had another meal from them, I just can't say enough about the lamb chops, but make sure to call ahead because on certain nights they run out!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleased
    Dine2013
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    We were very pleased with the service. The waitress made sure everything was fine and she was very pleasant and personable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, fair service
    jwoww
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    We ordered boneless wings, and well they were clearly strips. Service was soooo slow for a dead Friday night. The dinner was actually pretty good. If it weren't for that I would have gave a worse review. Nice atmosphere and cool things going on every night though, so they entry at least! Props for that
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Birthday Dinner
    Bdaydinner
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    My husband and I went there on a Tuesday to celebrate his birthday. I had been there a few weeks before with some friends and thoroughly enjoyed the tapas menu! The lobster mac and cheese was sinfully delicious and I loved the spinach salad so much I ordered it both times.My husband opted for the t-bone dinner special instead of ordering from the tapas menu, but he said everything was very good. I would definitely go there again and have already recommended it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Passable
    f0rbidden
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    I went to Europa with a friend for lunch - we each ordered the same Bourbon Burger - one without onions (mine!) and one with (hers). We both ordered regular fries, and our burgers cooked medium. Burger tasted ok, but wasn't coooked correctly. "House Fries" weren't crispy or especially hot. My Diet Coke didn't taste anything like Coke - or Pepsi for that matter. Orders served to other tables smelled great - maybe we just got the wrong thing. I drove 45 minutes to get here. It was an ok experience, and the food was acceptable - but it wasn't great.
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  • Great Nabe Find.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Europa is off the beaten track, but well worth it. The food is fabulous, the help attentive, and the pices affordable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden joy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Wonderful food. Attentive service. Dining there felt like discovering a great secret hidden in plain sight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.