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Gala Restaurant & Bar

247 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gala Restaurant and Bar 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 Bill Sheridan, satisfies both the casual and formal diner.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steakhouse, Bistro, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Weekdays: 7:00am - 10:30am; Saturday and Sunday 7:00am- 10:00am; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am- 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Menu served until 10:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
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Phone number
(413) 458-9590
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Bill Sheridan
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We offer both onsite and off premise catering for any function. Contact our Director of Sales and Catering, Janell LaFleche, at 413-458-9611 ext. 506 for more information.
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Cross street
Main Street (Rte 2)
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We offer both onsite and off premise catering for any function. Contact our Director of Sales and Catering, Janell LaFleche, at 413-458-9611 ext. 506 for more information.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 247 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

I had asked for some special seating as it was my wife’s birthday but we were seated with everyone else. Food was pretty good. Not sure I would choose as my first choice to eat but was satisfied.

Dzack (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Our party consisted of four adults and two tired and hungry adolescent hockey players. We happened to have the dining room to ourselves on n early Sunday evening after a game. Our waitress was lovely and attentive, and our meals were delightful, even measuring up to the particular standards of picky 14-year-olds. Great experience!

Getaway (New England)
3.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet was very nice but food items that are best served hot, although tasty, were at cool to room temperature. It would have been better if, at least, turkey and gravies, soup, etc were hot, but tables were filled for the entire seatings and large crowd and the length of time the buffet was out (about 5 hours) made it almost impossible to have food at kitchen to table quality. The service was excellent, we still enjoyed the buffet, and we would go again.

vipclive (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Nice place Food good. Service slow but that may be to make experience more leisurely.

vipSavvyMom (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 4, 2017

The duck wings are amazing!

Tova (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

Comfortable setting,well prepared food, good service for Sunday brunch . Guests from out of town are looking forward to returning with us for another meal.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on September 7, 2017

Perhaps this was an off night for this restaurant, but the service was slow and the food was really a disappointment. Our cocktails arrived after our appetizers. The waiter kept forgetting things we requested, for instance, a glass of water with our cocktails. The oysters had clearly been shucked hours before being served. They had sunken deep into their shells and were dry and sad. The duck wings must have been fried at least twice. They were just crunchy, dried things. The duck breast was dry and unappetizing. Sadly, the waiter was somewhat spaced out, so the service truly lacked, too.

Chatsworth (New England)
3.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

Our experience here was mediocre. Located in the Orchards hotel in Williamstown, the restaurant, like the hotel, is in need of an update. The place felt dated and run down and we noticed lots of areas that needed to be painted or repaired.
The food was okay, not great, or even very good, but not terrible, just okay. I had the mushroom ravioli, a little bland, but fine.
The prices were high for the value received. The waitress was attentive.
Overall, rather disappointing, as everything looked so great in the photos, but certainly not the worst hotel and restaurant we have ever visited.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 30, 2017

My friend forgot her cane, and we were pleasantly surprised with the availability a wheelchair! Our evening was saved-no return home for a cane. The food was excellent, the cook does a fantastic job. Overall it gets a 5 plus!!!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

We were greeted and seated promptly. Our server was very attentive. Dinner was delicious and they even made up a special birthday dessert!

Sarebear (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was good but not great for the price. Wait staff very pleasant. Ambiance relaxed but decor incredibly dated--flashback to an 80s idea of fine Euro-dining.

Jaw651960jaw (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on July 30, 2017

A steakhouse with only one steak option! I got chips and three small dipping sauces for around $7 very expensive bag of chips! I actually thought it was french fries and dip like fish and chips. Wait staff very cold, limited interaction, but efficient. Beverage prices outrageous. Overall poor experience and value. Will never go back and will not recommend.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Servuce was reakky poor considering that this is a high season of sorts and there was plenty of open tables at the time. Food was OK but lacked some extra special flavor that was expected.

bunny (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was very good and varied. Server was pleasant but slow . Orders not taken correctly.

Orchards (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on July 18, 2017

The food is quite good at this restaurant located in the Orchards Hotel in Williamstown, MA. Service was pleasant but uneven and unpredictable. The bartender was very nice, but inexperienced to the degree that she seemed unfamiliar with the fact that chardonnay was a white wine, not a red. All the staff at the entire property seemed similarly ill equipt for their positions and/or just unhappy to be there.