Gramercy Bistro

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579 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
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Chef Alexander Smith is always committed to using the finest and freshest ingredients around. Supporting independent farms, locally and abroad, since opening in 2001. We buy organic, farm raised food and are proud members of Berkshire Grown.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday-Monday 5pm-9pm (Friday and Saturday 5pm-10pm)
Sunday Brunch: 11am-2pm
CLOSED TUESDAY
WE WILL BE SERVING DINNER ON VALENTINE'S DAY TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH
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Phone number
(413) 663-5300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alexander Smith
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Catering
Chef Alexander Smith takes his restaurant philosophy out of the kitchen. We are flexible and offer a wide range of menus, price points, and service styles. From drop-off events to full-service event planning, Gramercy Bistro is committed to fine food.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
St Anthony Drive
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 579 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined on August 11, 2018

I’ve eaten here several times and it’s been a decent meal and experience. However, this time it was not a good experience. Firstly, we arrived 15 min before our reservations and it took quite some time before the host came to us. We asked if we could be seated early. He said there wasn’t a table ready. So we sat at the bar for 20 min noting that there were 7 empty tables including the one we were eventually seated at. They were not busy and had plenty of wait staff. We ordered the paella and coq au vin. The paella was bland and rice undercooked. The coq au vin was thickened with too much flour and the veggies drenched in butter. For dessert I had he caramel tart which was delicious.
The service was very poor and food ok ( except dessert) I won’t be eating here again.

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2.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Paella was dry and burnt. cesar salad had very little dressing on it. French onion soup was salty and had too little cheese melted on it.
Drove there from Williamstown for dinner before theater and would not go there again.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Went for both lunch and dinner. Food was excellent. The Caesar salad was perfect. Scallops were very good. For lunch the smoked salmon BLT was delicious as was the frittata. Will definitely return.

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2.0Dined on August 6, 2018

We went to this restaurant on a Monday evening and it felt like the C team was on. There was a table behind us that have not been cleared from lunch, the waiter seemed uninterested and the food was very mediocre. The reviews we had right before had made it out to be a much better restaurant. Maybe we should try it on a Friday or Saturday night sometime

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Unfortunately there was apparently no bartender on the evening we went, which was on a Friday night, which was incredibly unfortunate.
I commend the wait staff for doing the absolute best they could (and they were wonderful... especially under such circumstances), but they should not have had to run behind the bar and mix drinks for the tables they were serving as well. Quite unacceptable.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner at Gramercy Bistro. The food was good and the service was also good. My only issue is that there were small flies like fruit flies around me all during dinner.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The food was very good - light but very tasty paella and wonderful sesame tuna. The service was friendly but very slow - only two servers for the entire room so it certainly was not their fault. The lighting was horrendous - no lights had been turned on despite the fact that it was 8:00 pm. When we requested some light, they turned on a very few - guess they want that dark and somber atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

These films know got to do vegan! Call ahead... DELICIOUS!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

We had eaten at Gramercy Bistro many times before, but mainly for dinner, very occasionally for lunch, and never before last Sunday for brunch. When three couples, Harvard classmates and spouses, decided to meet at Mass MoCA and join us there for lunch, I insisted we eat at Gramercy, rather than at the much noisier cafe in the museum. The six out-of-owners all enjoyed both the ambiance and the food, but my husband and I were very disappointed in the menu, and not that happy with what we ordered (the tuna salad nicoise—which wasn't served rare and arrived without the egg, both of which aspects were featured in the menu—and the Cobb salad), though there was nothing else on the menu that appealed at all. We would go back there, of course, since it's currently our favorite of the very few restaurants in our underserved part of Northern Berkshire County, though it would be better if the brunch menu were more varied. Recently we have enjoyed wonderful breakfast dishes with poached egg in Sydney, one with Portobello mushrooms and spinach, and one over quinoa and roasted vegetables. I offer these as suggested menu items to the chef.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Gramercy Bistro is on the grounds of MassMoca and is therefore the best place to dine when visiting it. It was not crowded when we visited, and hence very quiet and pleasant for our party of nine. The menu covers all the bases, and there are usually specials (I had the trout special). Service is good although you may have to flag the server to get between courses attention.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Gramercy Bistro is probably the best restaurant choice in the Williamstown/North Adams area for reliably good food and service in an upscale bistro atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We should have know something was off when the dining room was less than half full at 7 on a Saturday night. A friend recommended this restaurant as a good spot to eat while visiting MassMocha. Unfortunately we were a little underwhelmed. The food was pretty bland despite sounding interesting. We got the chicken which was described as a breast but came on the bone with all the skin which was not crisp. The scallops entree with potatoes wasn't particularly exciting either. Our server was very nice and was really the most positive part of the overall dining experience.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Love it everytime we go. Staff can be a bit confusing at times, but the rest is great. Excellent cuisine - French twist. Very well done and 2 dining Chefs approved :)

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Delicious food! Courteous and prompt service!
Definitely worth a return visit!

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

The food was very good and service was Great. My only complaint regards cleanliness. We sat at a table for two next to the window which was very dirty as was the base of the floor. Three flies and some other winged thing on the window was unappealing. Gramercy really needs to clean this up.

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3.0Dined on July 11, 2018

I was not impressed and think it is overrated and overpriced. The bread was good. My salad was good. The vegetable soup was mediocre and it seemed commercially made -not from scratch. The desert also seemed "made somewhere else. Service was fine - just not particularly friendly. Overall a blah experience.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Like most restaurants it's too noisy but everything else was excellent.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Quiet place with limited but very well chosen menu. Very much enjoyed our pre theater meal.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

This was probably the third or fourth time we have visited Gramercy over the last six or seven years, and were a little disappointed with the food and the service this time. While the food was still good, it held back on flavors; the chicken was served a little dry and the tuna was over seared. The caesar salad was ordinary, at best. Service was good until about the last 20 minutes when we had to wait a long time to receive the check.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Excellent lunch on July 5. Inventive menu, great presentation, extremely good food, courteous and competent service.
We had the same experience in 2017. We will return in 2019.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

I really enjoyed dinner, my wife, not so much, basically because she did not care for the sauce served with her scallops. But the salad, bread and wine were all very good. This somewhat hidden special place on the grounds of Mass Moca is a real find in a town where even attempts at finding fine food is a challenge. White table cloths (what's that?), attentive service, a pretty dining room with well spaced tables, attentive, intelligent service, it is worth a try, just find something you like. This place is worth sampling for anyone in the neighborhood for those seeking more than a college hangout. (PS: the chairs and tables in the outside dining area seemed a bit on the flimsy (cheap) side in relation to the rest of the establishment. Maybe just for pre dinner drinks?)

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The worst service I’ve ever had. Waited 20-30 min for glass of wine to start. After 1 hour we still did not have our entrees. Can’t say much about food because we left after a mediocre arugula salad (about 45 min in) because we were tired our waiting for our entrees with no attention/apologies. And we did have a reservation.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Overall, a favorite place of ours. The food is always good, the menu quite creative, the service good as well. If I have a gripe, it applies to many bistro-style restaurants: they need to increase the size of the vegetable portions. I had the duck breast, which was very good, nice sauce, and served over an ample portion of Swiss chard. But there were just two fingerling potatoes to go with the meal, a disappointment. Still, it did not materially detract from the dining experience. Oh, and a delicious local beer was also available on tap.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We are regulars. I love the staff , the freshness of the food, and the vibe. Usually we go for dinner but this time we went for lunch for my bday. We spend a lot of time in williamstown and it’s the perfect combination of casual and sophisticated for family gatherings, a date, or business. They also have some reasonable and tasty vegetarian options which I appreciate!

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Disappointing!
Soup was not at all hot, very lukewarm
Butter was rancid and when we turned it back, with a complaint, nothing was said to us from Chef or mgt.
$5.00 charge for 2 little pieces of awful, stale bread!
Very disappointing!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We have been coming here for years and it is really our "go to" restaurant in the Northern Berkshires for great food in a nice atmosphere. Our server Rich has been there a long time and he always does a great job at being attentive and friendly. Love how most of the menu is stable, with great consistent choices - like the crab cakes, sea scallops, veal schnitzel, etc - but also rotates in a few new dishes every time.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We showed up for a pre-performance dinner only to discover the performance had been cancelled. Luckily we still had our dinner at Gramercy Bistro to look forward to.. the dinner did not disappoint. Food was well prepared and very fresh tasting. The service was attentive but not overbearing. Lovely space for a summer meal.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Ambiance was very nice. Service was wonderful and friendly. Food was not too good. A couple of us ordered the duck and while the sauce was delicious the duck itself was stringy and tough!

One guest had the filet and said it was very good and very tender. The Caesar salad had little to no flavor but the lettuce was crispy and fresh, as romaine should be.

The price was steep and for those prices everything should be perfect!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Gramercy Bistro: Always pleasant staff, Food great, atmosphere and ambiance very classy!!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Wonderful evening at Gramercy Bistro. In the Mass MoCA complex, this place is fantastic. We had a lovely evening--great food and wonderful, unobtrusive, efficient service.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We were there for dinner on Memorial Day and were literally the only people there. The staff were incredibly nice about accommodating us. The entrees were good (though there were perhaps too many vegetables on top of the ravioli) and there was a nice selection of wines by the glass. The desserts were excellent.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Service wasn’t prompt, which was inconvenient with museum installation reservations.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Food was hit or miss. The soft shell crab was spectacular but everything else was good but not memorable. I expected better.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Very mediocre. Salad was served with yellow lettuce. Had to ask for bread while others were having it served around us. Sour milk with our coffee. Coffee was cold. Server was nice but not available when needed.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our 4th anniversary at Gramercy. I highly recommend going there for special occasions and every day dining.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The duck was perfect! The chicken liver mousse was also wonderful!

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

inattentive disorganized service this time but a place we've liked and frequented for a long time.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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