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Route 7 Grill
Route 7 Grill

Route 7 Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://route7grill.com
  • Email: info@route7grill.com
  • Phone: (413) 528-3235
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch 7 days:
    noon-3pm

    Dinner 7 nights:
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:
    5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Friday & Saturday:
    5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Have Route 7 Grill come to your home or office and create an event for you using our local meats & produce! We’ve been lauded as one of the best Farm-to-Table restaurants in the country – this time let us bring it all to your table! The following menus are solid guidelines – please contact us to customize a menu.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can close the restaurant for private events year round and during Summer we have a large outdoor pavilion and has a full service bar. We can accomodate 160 people inside and during the summer up to 300 people total inside and outside.
  • Private Party Contact: Glen Mayville (413) 528-3235
  • Entertainment: During Summer live local entertainment outside.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Music Festivals, Pig Roasts, BBQs, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Birthday Parties, Business meetings, all occasions!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lime Kiln Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have ample parking in our own parking lot. If the lot is full, we have a lot of grass to park on as well. We fit race car teams, busses, tractor trailers, etc.- Plenty of space.
A word from Route 7 Grill
We at Route 7 Grill are proud to be providing fresh, local food to our Berkshire neighbors and friends. All of our meats are naturally raised from local farms or small family farms. We hope that our close relationship with these farmers have some positive effect in preserving local farming traditions. Everything we serve, including stocks, soups, dressings & desserts are made here from scratch. The barbecue menu features foods smoked in-house over local hickory. Our philosophy is inspired by Berkshire Grown, as well as the Slow Food movement. The restaurant, nestled in the Housatonic river valley of the Southern Berkshires offers a full service dining room and full bar with an outdoor patio as well as beautiful outdoor facilities for Pig Roasts & Special Parties. We are family friendly with an open dining room & we offer a great kids menu. We’re located on historic Route 7 south of Great Barrington in the shadow of June Mountain with a big back yard for play & private parties!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The increasingly expanded charcuterie list at Rte 7 is always a treat -- platters of 3,5, or 7 selections make for a perfect first course or a main course for one. The quality of the ingredients cannot be beat -- locally sourced, beautifully handled, and proudly served by an engaged waitstaff and an owner who really cares what people eat. We'll be back again and again as the menu regularly changes and favorite items come and go, only to be replaced by things that are even more delicious."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The atmosphere was nice and the people seemed friendly. Unfortunately, the food was not good. The beef ribs were over cooked; actually burnt and very fatty. The people were nice but the service was slow; we did not receive refills until approximately 30 minutes after being seated. If the restaurant was busy, it would have seemed a bit reasonable. But there was only 1 other table occupied and 1 person at the bar. Overall, the expectation of a high quality restaurant was not met."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "At first we were worried. We thought it was a cool idea for the menus and I we liked the restaurant but the menu was limited for main courses. My fiance wanted to try the duck, one of 4 dishes on the menu but they were out of it which was disturbing. However, we both got the steak dish, cooked different ways and were pleasantly surprised. Great presentation and OUTSTANDING food and cooked to exactly what we ordered. Thought the pricing was high for the area but the meal was as good as any steakhouse in Boston. We read about the owner and how the restaurant got started it he has done a tremendous job in our eyes. Our waitress, Stacy, was awesome and even looked like a movie star!! If you get her when you go, you will see what I mean! Enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We get the "local, organic and fresh angle" and the menu can be interesting. However, the preparation of the food is very inconsistent. Overcooked steaks repeatedly make for a frustrating dinning experience. If you have children, this is NOT the place for them - there is no kid friendly food except for a burger and fries. Lastly, the service is very slow. When the skiers come in from the mountain, a drink order can take 15 mintues. My family would put up with all this if the price was reasonable - unfortunately, this place is pricey - $$$$. This place could be so much more... very disappointed."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Heard mixed reviews about this casual, riverside grill, but were intrigued about reported menu changes, so forged ahead, early on a Saturday night. We were slightly frazzled from our day, but up for some drinks and food. After being seated and ordering cocktails, we looked around and realized that 2/3 of the patrons were under 12 years old ! Big night for Mom, Dad and kiddies, not all especially quiet or well-behaved. We abandoned our table and headed into the bar, where our experience turned around. The owner pitied our plight, started pouring us a lovely French pinot noir, and in general, treated us like VIPs. My organic burger & his roast duck were exemplary. Turns out the new chef is from Fore Street, Portland (wowza). Good time had."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "All in all, a lovely evening both times! Second night the fire was not working. Unfortunately, both visits ...the meats were overlooked. The medium rare beef had no pink in the middle, the pork chop was dry,mthe duck breast bordered on tough, the liver was so overlooked one slice was I hardly edible. . Otherwise, the veggie plate was delish and well presented, the salads great. We had a great visit both times. We will be back. Next visit I will remind the waitress to remind the cook to prepare the meat less done."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "After a day of skiing, the fire place was just perfect. The pate' was delicious and the duck was amazing! We would go back for sure."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "oh well time waits for no man......and apparently route 7 doesn't sit still for past accolades.....sorry to see the bbq focus switch to what's available locally.... too bad, they had a cult following on the ribs......foodies and people loving a good tapas selection of cheeses and cured meats will be happy. The taps are still a hit with the regional brews."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Tantalizing cocktails were served with flair. The smoked chicken wings were harsh without being punishing. The Gnocci with veal were epic. The confit of duck was transformative. I am still dreaming about the choucroute days later. Even the burgers demonstrate how this restaurant stands apart. I can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had reservations. Got a table near main door. Door bangs a lot, cold air, and seated next to noisy kids. Asked hostess if we could change seats. She said she would text the manager. Never heard back on that. Asked waitress about what the hostess said and she looked bewildered. We finally got a table in the other room. Warmer and more quiet. Food took awhile but it was delicious. Our waitress was apologetic and very dutiful."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I booked Route 7 Grill for New Years Eve dinner for my family and it was beyond great. The owner personally brought over glasses of Champagne for my husband and I as well as checked in throughout the meal. My son raved about his steak, which he NEVER does. Great atmosphere, very cozy. We will definitely be visiting again when we are back in the area."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "After reading several diners' reviews about the new menu and chef at Route 7 Grill, we almost cancelled our reservation. So glad we didn't. My family and I enjoyed a lovely meal here before a recent show at The Mahaiwe. The dining room fire place was roaring and the vibe was exactly what we wanted on a chilly winter night in the Berkshires. Charcuterie plate was every bit as good as one I'd had recently at Salumeria Rossi in NYC, Rubiner's Cheese Plate was typically delicious, roasted chicken was tasty and moist, wine was reasonably priced and quite good, and the service was friendly and prompt. My criticism is of the negative reviewers, not the restaurant. We'll be back."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "As soon as we walked in we noticed the difference in the dining room. Its been a few months since we were here last. The dining room has been greatly reduced in size. And so has the menu. Once again he knocked it out of the park. First up I asked our waitress what type of tequila they had. Before I could blink an eye the owner was at our table talking tequila with me. With fewer options on the menu we were concerned. We could have ordered the whole menu. Choices were perfect. I had fish! After waiting to come back to enjoy another great steak, I couldn't resist the fish! The fire roared, the staff was attentive and jovial. We'll be back. And I'll keep dreaming of my next meal."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We were looking for a restaurant with a wide range of choices, would satisfy the appetites of our 20 year old sons,and be gourmet worthy for my wife and I. The Route 7 Grill did it all. The chicken wings appetizer was particularly notable, but all entres were tasty as well.We even were tempted by the desserts! A nice surprise was the extensive selection of whiskies. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "What a disappointment. After reading the reviews I was looking forward to eating here but it was bad. The mushroom terrine had no mushroom taste. A great smoth mousse but there was no flavor orf mushrooms. My wife's duck was overly salty. My steak was not good.. it was on the tough side and the plating was weird. It looked like the meat juices were running all over the plate. I think it was a sauce and not meat juice but it looked gross. Avoid this place"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Although there were not many in the restaurant, the service was extremely poor and inattentive. More importantly the meal was served lukewarm at best. "Sorry your chicken was cold - we'll re-heat it up for you." No thanks.... I could have had a better meal at home, You might think that the proprietor would stop by at our table, especially since the meal had to be returned. Obviously, no concern at all. I would stay as far away from this place as possible. BTW, had been there a few months ago and was unimpressed, but decided to try it again. There'll be no third time"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "This was a great place for a casual, traditional family Thanksgiving dinner. It was the first time I'd ever had Thanksgiving in a restaurant, but my friends who opt for restaurant holiday meals warned me about the perils. Unlike other places that rush to turnover tables, the Route 7 Grill offered a relaxed alternative. We felt at home 500 miles from our own dining room. Not a complaint from any of the three cooks among us. Everything was delicious - especially the pies! Can't wait to return and try the regular menu."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Much as I love Route 7's ribs and brisket and other grilled meats, of late I've been taken by the charcuterie boards. A choice of individual items or a board of 3 or 5 items makes a great starter or main course. And the list of what's available changes often. Of note, the little ramekin of warm brandade with toast, the wafer-thin-sliced smoked leg of lamb, the duck leg confit, a great duckbreast prosciutto, and a killer bratwurst. Very nice wait staff, good wines, easy, casual dining with a roaring fire on the hearth in the winter. A place we go back to as often as we can."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "We are from out of town, and will certainly be back for the food!! As unfortunate as it may sound, we had to have our Thanksgiving dinner away from home. However, the turkey was to die for!! Juicy, tender and smokey flavorful!! They did a great job at brightening up our holiday away from home with welcoming service and heart warming delicious food."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Our family dined at the Route 7 Grill for our Thanksgiving meal yesterday. It was a wonderful, traditional meal with all the trimmings. It was served buffet style with choices of turkey or ham. Everything was perfectly prepared. The meats had the as hoped for taste of smokiness. A nice surprise was that the root vegetables did as well. Just the right amount. The smoke enhanced the flavors of the meal but did not over-power it. Of the 3 choices for dessert I chose the pecan pie. Warm with whipped cream, it too was delish! Tip included. The fireplace in the dining room is wonderful and adds a coziness to the experience. Great wine and beer selection as well. Looking forward to dining there for dinner in the near future."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We dined there last summer. Very good. We waited almost 50 minutes for food. The menu was too limited. We waited too long for everything. The order was wrong. We ate it anyway, afraid of waiting too long. We a bid on WSBS auction and have 3 or 4 gift cards. We just got them on the last auction. They kindly took our word they were good. The girl said they weren't showing up on their info. Next time she said to have documented proof they came from the auction. Last time we came with some there was no problem. I see there are some on the new radio auction. The prices are crazy. I hate to come back and use my remaining gift cards. Are you going belly up? I so enjoyed route 7 at one time. Maybe next time it will be better. It cannot get worse."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We had not been to Route 7 Grill since they hired their new chef. The food and service were very good, but we were disappointed that it was not still a "BBQ Ribs joint." We went there with that kind of food in mind, but it turned out to be much more upscale and expensive for such a rustic restaurant."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "The freshness of every meal for our party of 6 at this farm-to-table restaurant was outstanding. Scallops, shrimp, roasted pork, corn chowder, salads, and the very best cheddar bacon cheeseburger you will find were all terrific. The service was helpful, friendly and prompt. Warm decor with a rustic yet modern feel. Large fireplace which I'm sure would be great when fired up in the winter."
    Dined on 9/14/2013