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Gala Steakhouse and Bistro
222 Adams Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
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Gala Steakhouse and Bistro Details
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Weekdays: 7.00am - 10.15am; Saturday 7.00am- 12.00pm Sunday: 7.00am- 12.30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Bistro Menu served until 11.00pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We offer both onsite and off premise catering for any function. Contact our Catering Sales Manager, Rebecca Lennon, at 413-458-9611 ext. 506 for more information.
Main Street (Rte 2)
A word from Gala Steakhouse and Bistro
Gala Steakhouse and Bistro is warm & inviting restaurant located inside The Orchards Hotel in lovely Williamstown Massachusetts in the heart of The Berkshires. With it’s not often found blend of classic and contemporary cuisine Gala offers something for everyone. Since becoming Gala in 2006 the
restaurant has been reinvented to provide an experience not easily rivaled. Gala boasts an elegant dining room with breathtaking views of it’s adjacent courtyard. The menu, created by Executive Chef Chris Bonnivier, satisfies both the casual and formal diner by offering dishes such as Coq au Vin and Lobster Mac & Cheese in the winter season and Softshell Crab and Grilled Swordfish in the summer.
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Oversll it was not abad
experience. Posting that the restaurants entrance is not on Adams drive would be helpful. The waitress seemed a bit judgemental for whatever reason and the steak did not taste like the ambiance or the bill of the establishment. My satisfaction was with the wine list and the setting of the restaurant. It was fun but romantic and beautiful. A better trained staff and better cuts of finer meats would improve this restaurant."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Gala is the perfect combination of
fun and fancy. We have dined here a number of times at different times of the year and have NEVER been disappointed with the service or the food. We are always made to feel like we are the most important guests they have ever served. We have met the Chef on a number of visits who will visit with you as if he has nothing else to do. Which judging by the food is not true. The plates look like pictures and the food is done exactly to your liking. We have tried everything on the menu and have found nothing lacking. So if you want to treat yourselves go to Gala you will not be disappointed!"
Dined on 2/25/2014
I came in here on a ski strip with
my family and I had an exceptional meal. The freshest ingredients, perfectly prepared. The service was phenomenal, the staff was so friendly to my kids and the atmosphere next to the fire was fabulous. We'll be back every time we're in the Berkshires. Worth every penny!"
Dined on 2/1/2014
Had a delightful Christmas Eve
dinner here. The food is outstanding, the staff very cheerful and accommodating, and the atmosphere very pleasant. Gala is on the top of our list for a great dining experience in Williamstown."
Dined on 12/24/2013
refined setting with enough space to allow nice conversation and privacy. Prix-fixe menu: first course--all boded well for lovely dinner. Move to entree: chose traditional Thanksgiving dinner "with all the fixings"--all parts of the entree were uniformly tasteless and salt did little to improve--all took home leftovers but had little interest in repeating experience. Next act: dessert--self-serve dessert table--unattractive and many appeared to be "Sysco creations"---individually cut servings on separate plates would've allowed patrons to escape awkwardness of cutting pieces of pie that fell apart while others were awaiting their turns. This could have been an experience that might have set a tradition."
Dined on 11/28/2013
We ate here for Thanksgiving. The
food overall was very good. I elected to go for the Berkshire pork chop, served with a maple-glazed Pork Belly in a corn chowder. All were quite well prepared, although the pork chop was a tad overcooked, but nothing serious. However, the pork belly and the corn chowder were sublime. My partner had a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the trimmings; I sampled it and it was quite good as well. And the service was exceptional."
Dined on 11/28/2013
Had a great dinner during parents'
weekend. Great food for both meat eaters and others, exceptional service, nice portions, reasonable prices, good room. Does not leave anything wanting....."
Dined on 10/27/2013
We were visiting my daughter at
college. We had a very tight schedule prior to a show. We were greeted warmly and told not to worry. All our dishes came out in a timely manner and we never felt rushed. Our waiter so friendly and accommodating. The food was outstanding. We started with a cheese platter that came with a true assortment of 8 cheeses. We enjoyed the braised ribs with Bourbon dip. The ocean bass was so tasty, tender and flakey. A wonderful family gathering."
Dined on 10/26/2013
If you go, save money and eat at
the pub. Stick to the more simple foods, like a burger, and you will be pleased!"
Dined on 10/13/2013
Enjoyed the evening. Service was
good, my tenderloin steak was good, by my husband was disappointed in his choice of beef."
Dined on 9/22/2013
Wonderful evening, good wine
advice, good food excellent service but courses follow each other too fast."
Dined on 9/8/2013
poor service, food was not to our
expectations, the so-called peach tart was very bad, the peaches beeing raw and hard."
Dined on 8/20/2013
Third time in 4 months I've eaten
here. Every time was the same experience: outstanding in all regards. Ate in the cozy bar area twice and once in the more formal dining area. Service was exceptional and the menu offerings varied, interesting and tasty. Prices are very reasonable for the quality provided: about $50 per person for a full course meal."
Dined on 8/24/2013
We ate here and had Appetizers and
salad as that fit our appetite level. My ceasrar salad with shrimp was very tasty, my wifes field greens would have benefitted from a different dressing. We went on to have heirloom tomatoes with mozzarella. It was tomato season and they were fine but the mozzarella quality was only acceptable - not up to the tomatoes. We concluded with a mix and match plate of 3 asian appetizers of which there were 4 each and were okay. The bartender makes great cockatails and we enjoed a $55 bottle of Pinot Noir. We feel that theis place is worth the money as it is comfortable and the staff is always available to serve you and honor your requests -we moved inside from the patio at the beginning of our meal. We'll return"
Dined on 8/22/2013
Service was slow due to lack of
adequate staff. Food preparation of steaks was not as requested. Medium came out rare on one and slightly less than medium on another. the one that was rare was cold."
Dined on 8/14/2013
Lovely evening. Informative chat
with the Chef. Excellent food."
Dined on 8/3/2013
The appetizers were great but
entrees were an issue -- the scallops were burned and the steak so too charred. Thought they do care about food and might have been having an uneven night."
Dined on 7/19/2013
We had a delicious dinner on the
enclosed lovely patio on a comfortably cool night."
Dined on 7/22/2013
We found that the food at Gala
didn't live up to expectations. The steaks were well prepared but the meat wasn't very flavorful. The garlic mashed potatoes were bland. I did have very well made boar chops but the side dishes were not as good. The Blue Cheese brulee was cold and the mini-quiches were what I might be served as a passed hors d'oeuvre at a party. The services was excellent and the waiter suggested a very good wine for our meal."
Dined on 7/21/2013
You might drive by this restaurant
and never know it's there, hidden behind the gates of The Orchards Hotel. But i suggest you seek it out. Gala was a surprise even after reading the summer menu online. If you're willing to try the singularly creative when dining out you've found it. Snapper served alongside baked chili-infused meringue, chicken with a fig and sea salt ice cream, tuna tartare with a cooling blood orange "soup." A more conventional menu is also offered-- steaks, chops, chicken, seafood and pasta dishes. Our waiter, Sasha, was extremely professional and knowledgeable. If you're in Wmstown or nearby for summer theater, concerts, etc. or autumn leaf peeping and appling, or winter skiing, put Gala on your list for dinner."
Dined on 7/20/2013
A welcome addition to the
Williamstown dining dcene."
Dined on 7/19/2013
Our waiter asked our curtain time
when we were seated and made sure we had plenty of time to eat and get to the theater with 10 minutes to spare. Food was good but not great. For Williamstown MA, this is a very good place to eat. The chef tried to make the dishes attractive. They use all local foods except for the wines, of course. The wedge salad was disappointing. I had to ask for more blue cheese dressing. It was served decontsructed. Should have been just a nice large wedge with dressing on top not on side. Steak was good and done perfectly. Shrimp were not special. Bread service was good but pieces of bread were too small. It was actually miniscule. We ate here both nights of our weekend, since we were staying in the hotel."
Dined on 7/14/2013
Lovely food, lovely service. Had
dinner before seeing a play at Williamstown Theater Festival and it was perfect. Interesting menu and interesting food combinations. The best pre-theater meal we've had in the area."
Dined on 7/13/2013
My wife & I shared a Caesar salad
that was a true Caesar with anchovies in the dressing as well as on top. She wasn't very hungry & got a huge Turkey club filled with fabulous turkey & bacon along with handmade potato chips. , I can't remember when I've had lamb chops that were so good. They were as good as it gets. The accompanying pear, garlic and pistachio sauce was remarkable as were the sugar snap peas. A reasonably priced Beaujolais went perfectly with the meal. We didn't have room for dessert but the kid at the adjoining table raved about a dark chocolate dessert embellished with Sriracha sauce, His parents agreed. We sat outside on a patio bordering a pond & fountain with tree frogs. The complete ambience rated 11 out of 10 stars."
Dined on 7/7/2013
We thought The quality of the food
was excellent -hot and the right Portion size. Nice atmosphere Not loud- spacious"
Dined on 6/29/2013
The dining room was so quiet we
wondered if we were in the wrong place. Most of the diners were sitting in the bar area instead of the dining room. Maybe another time. Food was good but again not as good as it should have been."
Dined on 7/1/2013
It was a wonderful experience. I
am a pescatarian (seafood eater). It was my daughter's graduation day and I waited too late to make reservations. So a Steak House was a last resort hoping that I would at least be able to get a sandwich. Am I glad that this is where I chose. The service was excellent and the food was great. Not at all what I was expecting from a Steak House. This was 4 star dining. I definetely recommend."
Dined on 6/1/2013
What keeps us coming back is the
relaxed atmosphere and fabulous food. From the little treats sent out by the chef while we are enjoying our cocktails to the recommendations for dessert from our server, we enjoyed every morsel and moment. We went on the last night of the spring menu so some items were not available and we were told this immediately. We will be returning!"
Dined on 5/25/2013
Excellent food, great waitstaff.
Some eccecltic finds with traditional eats as well. Highly recommended!"
Dined on 5/12/2013
While the staff was sweet and had
good intentions, we did not have a good overall experience. The food took an extremely long time to come out. When it did, it was very bland. The lamb chops had no seasoning or flavor. We asked for medium, but my portion was rare and my wife's was charred and well overdone."
Dined on 5/12/2013
Having never stayed at The
Orchards before, we were very pleasantly surprised by Gala. The food was delicious, ample and beautifully presented. It was the sort of meal you'd expect at an upscale Manhattan restaurant."
Dined on 4/26/2013
Everything about it was
outstanding, from the little 'extras' provided gratis at the beginning and ending of the meal, to the very reasonable prices for the quality and presentation of the food. We ate in the bar/bistro area which was OK (a little noisy as one might expect in a bar atmosphere) but with nicely subdued lighting and classy furniture arrangements in the eating area. Next time we'll try the actual dining room."
Dined on 4/12/2013
Nice place, but the food could be
better. The foie gras appetizer was delicious, but was the smallest piece of foie gras I've ever had. The short ribs main course, a special for the evening, looked and tasted as if it had been sitting around for quite a while."
Dined on 4/5/2013
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