The duck was perfect! The chicken liver mousse was also wonderful!
inattentive disorganized service this time but a place we've liked and frequented for a long time.
Gramercy Bistro is located in the Mass MoCA art museum complex. if you are planning to visit Mass MoCA this is where you should have dinner. We spent the day at the Clark Museum in Williamstown, which is about 15 minutes away, and then came here for dinner. Had we realized where Gramercy Bistro was located we would have modified our schedule so that we could do both the Clark and Mass MoCA on a single visit.
We had the crab cakes, potato leak soup, duck au vin and the trout almondine. With thought every thing was very good, the crab cake and duck au vin were particularly good.
Upon unexpectedly finding myself with an extra day off, my husband and I set out to Massachusetts. Our meal was a perfect end to a rainy day spent at Mass MOCA. We were seated at a lovely table overlooking the courtyard and served with courtesy and unobtrusive attention. The small wine list has some nice selections at reasonable prices. There were many items on the menu that were inviting...we tried the chicken liver mousse which was delicious, and shared a green salad with blue cheese. My husband had a beautiful sesame encrusted tuna and I tried a newer menu item, duck leg and asparagus in white wine with mushrooms over pasta, which was very nice. We enjoyed the overall experience and will eat there again.
I was there for mothers day brunch, the place was pack but the service was prompt. My only complaint is Inirdered the Cobb salad because it has avocado.... but I got just 3 very thin and small pieces of that.
One of the most enjoyable meals I've had in many months.
Everything we ordered was delicious. My husband had the duck au vin and I had the special trout. Both were exceptionally well prepared. The service was attentive but relaxed. It was a great evening.
This was our second visit to Gramercy after a several year break. We had lunch there the last time we were at the Mass MOCA for a day. This time we stayed three nights at The Porches and knew we would dine one evening at Gramercy. If anything, our second visit was even finer than our first.
We shared a salad (grilled Caesar) and daily special soup (cream of parsnip?) for our first course. Next came the duck confit for me and and scallops for my wife. Both were outstanding. Dinner was so great that we had to try the deserts (lemon mascarpone mousse and a chocolate hazelnut chocolate delicacy).
The space is very comfortable, tastefully decorated in a low-key modern manner, quiet, and has a nice view to the museum entry courtyard. Service was simply perfect.
With all these courses, one glass of wine each, and cappuccino, the tab came to around $110 before tip. I consider that a great value for the quality of the meal, setting, and service.
Although the menu varies relatively little, it is a quite nice one. Have been there many times and it has always been quite good across the board -- starters, entrees and desserts.
Had a 630 reservation on a Friday night; there were only 4 other occupied tables of 2-4 people. There was only one waitress, it should have been very manageable but the service was quite slow. From the time we got there to when we got our drinks was at least 15min. I had to ask to have my water glass refilled( a pet peeve of mine). I would expect a little better service on a $100 meal.
The food was very good though, calimari was probably in the top five I’ve had. Atmosphere was nice, it’s what you might expect of a restaurant next to a museum.
Besides the service as being mediocre I would definitely recommend eating there .
My teenage daughter and I had Easter Brunch at Gramercy Bistro and we loved everything about the restaurant, the elegant single tulip on each table the wonderful windows, the food, everything! My girl had the delicious trout with fingerling potatoes and I had a beautiful puff pastry with goat cheese and eggs, delightful.
Anniversary dinner / going to a show
One of the best places in the area. We have loved it every time we have been there!
The food and the service were very good, the Gin & Ginger Gimlet was fantastic! The table suck, it was a dark corner behind a glass division wall. You have to be mindful of the ambiance in all of your tables. I will try it again, but next time I will ask NOT to get that table.
The ambience and service at the Gramercy Bistro were pleasant, but my husband and I were both very disappointed with the food. I had the grilled romaine salad which was, frankly, a disgrace for $11 - half of a very small, wilty-looking romaine head with two pieces of bacon resting on top. My husband's chicken liver mousse was watery (not nice!) I then had mussels, which were flavorful but overcooked, while my husband pronounced his veal to be "plastic-like." (He did not finish it, most unusual.) We were there on a Thursday in February, and there was only one other couple dining. Perhaps the cook had the night off. Perhaps the food can be better, but based on our experience I would steer clear of this restaurant.
Valentines date wonderful meals. Nice wine great attentive personal service
The Gramercy is very consistent...which is also it's largest drawback. Apart from a special soup or main course, the menu has been the same for years.
This place is amazing. The food is delicious. The menu may be seasonal and limited at times, but it's absolutely amazing. The atmosphere is also spectacular. Great for casual dining or dinner for a special occasion/date night.
Awesome hidden gem in NA.
Wonderful food, exquisite wine, and great atmosphere—all in America’s largest contemporary art museum!
We started with the carrot coconut bisque which was flavorful and warming. Thereafter, we had the goat cheese ravioli and the veal schnitzel. Both meals were delicious and well presented. The wait staff was appropriately attentive throughout the meal, though the seating for our reservation was delayed by about 15 minutes due to how busy it was. Overall, a delightful experience at a fine establishment to which I would gladly return
We had a lovely Christmas Eve dinner there with out-of-town family and friends. It was just what we expected from Gramercy.
Because of its location, Gramercy is THE place to dine before events at Mass MoCA. Nearby Public Eat + Drink is lower key and less expensive, but does not take reservations, making it an iffy pre-concert choice. Gramercy is a bistro in name only, lacking classics like cassoulet or steak frites; but its narrow, meat-heavy menu is well prepared and gorgeously plated. Expensive for North Adams, it's moderate by Boston or NY standards - good value as long as you're not expecting a 5-star meal.
A very welcoming place in a wonderful spot--MASS Moca---but everything we ordered--soup, salad, steaks---were generally tasteless. Service wasn't great, food delivery slow, even though it was a Sunday and there were several empty tables
The space was lovely and the food was delicious!
The menu looked good on paper, but execution didn’t measure up to our expectations.
Located in/ next to Mass MOCA. Best meal I have had at GB by far. Seeetbreads excellent. Ditto trout special. Interesting reasonable wine list. Decent service
Food was good, but service slow and inattentive. We had to get our waiter several times for service and when we asked for attention, he gave us attitude.
Nice atmosphere, great service and tasty, creative choices. We were a party of three with diverse tastes and we all found food to enjoy. The butternut fritters starter was delicious, and the trout special was outstanding.
Gramercy Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants, and I was happy to take two out of town friends there for dinner. Our meal was great and the waitstaff was excellent.
My only complaint is about our table: it was next to an outer door directing guests to the "restroom" or to leave the building...It was very annoying to have the door slamming shut next to our table, people walking by, and one can't return that way if you do go to the restroom. That door should be for emergency exits, only.
We went out to dinner earlier this week with friends we don't see regularly. Everyone decided that it made sense to eat at Gramercy Bistro, the best restaurant within easy driving distance of Williamstown, home to all of us. The two males ordered identical meals: crab cake appetizer followed by a trout special; both females ordered a salad first course—a grilled romaine special for my friend, the regular salad with goat cheese for me. My friend had the steak medium rare and chose a bottle of red wine for the table. I ordered my favorite here (and elsewhere)—seared sesame tuna. The men extended the delightful evening by ordering French press coffees. The food is always wonderful here, though I note that the amuse bouche of pickled vegetables that has always been served when diners are seated was not offered this time. My only other complaints are that whole grain bread should be offered in addition to or instead of ciabatta, and espresso drinks, including latte and its relatives, should also be available. That said, I don't hesitate to urge visitors to Mass MoCA or tourists in the northern Berkshires to make dinner at Gramercy Bistro part of their plans.
Excellent restaurant in the Berkshires. Great after touring MassMoCA. Great food coupled with pleasant ambiance.
Fresh and seasonal options. The dinner options were great. Portion sizes were just right. Great wine list and good service.
My sister loves this restaurant so we checked it out and were pleased with the result. I had the special: sole stuffed with chanterelles and a grilled romaine salad while were delicious (5 stars). My husband had paella (4 stars). The wine list was decent. The staff was attentive and the pace of the meal was relaxed.
Will return when we visit MASS MoCA in the future.
We had a great evening; the seasonal salad, pasta, scallops, and deconstructed lemon merengue pie were all fantastic. The service was exceptional; our waitress was attentive and very helpful. We'll definitely be back.
Nice romantic dinner after a day of art at MassMOCA The paella was wonderful and the coq au vin delicious.
Perfect for our MassMoca visit. Great food, atmosphere and service.
Always our respite from the Fresh Grass festival food. The bonus, we'd go there regardless. Food is always creative and fresh. Nice wine list, great menus.
We stop in to North Adams about once per year, and we always try to have dinner at Gramercy Bistro. We attend the FreshGrass music festival at Mass MoCA and very much enjoy a quiet dinner at Gramercy for a change of pace one night. The prices are always reasonable for the meal. We have had some very good meals, and some great ones - but we have never been disappointed. We look forward to returning.
Outstanding food on a quiet Monday evening after a day at MoCA before heading to a stay at The Porches across the street. The goat cheese garnish, greens and other vegetables in my salad were obviously fresh. The ravioli firm and flavorful and the bourbon/maple infused crème anglaise capped off a fine meal.