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.
The restaurant is located at MassMOCA. The ambiance and decor is very nice, serene and mellow. The cocktails were well-made and delicious. The food was okay. Our chicken liver pate arrived straight from a very cold refrigerator, so that the flavors were not at all at their peak and the layer of fat on the top was like a rock. The veal schnitzel arrived room temperature and, to my taste, was overly breaded. The pork chop, sadly, was dry. I had eaten here twice on a trip last spring and had delicious meals, so this was a small disappointment. The service was good, though!
Very tasty caesar salad...just the right amount of dressing on the salad...very tasty. The sesame seared tuna was delicious and cooked to perfection. The warm bread is fresh out of the oven and quite delicious. Wait staff was very attentive. Excellent meal.
Love the ambience of the restaurant & its attachment to Mass MOCA. Food is very good. Megan is a delightful waitstaff. We have never been disappointed in any choice of entree.
Acceptable yet uninspiring food, but rushed service makes it all avoidable. While convenient if visiting Mass MOCA that also it's biggest downside given the crowds ona busy day.
Great Food ----great service just a really relaxing place for a nice dinner
I'm sure this isn't my 1st review of Gramercy Bistro....my husband and I usually dine here whenever we are in the Berkshires and stay at Porches Inn. It is right next to Mass MOCA and the food is always excellent. I had one of their special dishes that I have had before but you don't find very often so I couldn't help myself - the veal schnitzel! My husband had a trout daily special and he ate it all up. We started with a cocktail and some pate and ended with french press coffee and one of their signature desserts....my mouth is watering!
The MASSMoca was our Sat. mid pm destination after a drive from Boston. Dinner at the Gramercy Bistro made a great tandem concept. We got to see the Nick Cave and the James Turrell at the museum, scored some finds at the gift shop and walked across the entrance court to dinner. We loved the seasonal local tomato and buffalo cheese salad. My husband's scallop prep was well received and looked great to me. I was excited to try my paella with seafood, chirizo and chicken. I liked it and had a hard time trying to eat it all (big helping). It was a little mild to my personal taste for spiciness, but I ate every morsel of the seafood and meats that I could find in the candlelight. And a special shout out for the "dark" beer recommended to me,
a craft beer called "Housitonic Tunnel something"? It was great with my dinner choice. I had no room for dessert, but my husband loved his ricotta fritters with a vanilla dipping sauce. A fun and ease of access art fix and food pairing.
A visit to Mass MOCA would be incomplete without going to this restaurant.
Responsive to our requests, tasty, well prepared and healthy meal.
Nice restaurant, pleasant ambiance. Very convenient location to Mass Moca, esp. after walking through the different exhibits in the various buildings. Minestrone soup was the best we've ever eaten. Chicken saltimbocca could have been tastier, the same for the steak.
Lovely setting next to MASS MoCA. Pleasant interior with good color scheme and enjoyable art on the wall.
The host who welcomed us was anxious and impatient and needs to take a course in hospitality. He surprised us when he turned a group of five away even though many tables remained empty and it was 90 min before they closed the lunch time.
The food is decent and the prices are reasonable.
Though the waiters were not busy, they needed reminders to get us water, check in on us, etc. They were nice enough, but they, too, could step up their game.
Perhaps this was an off day. I would return to give them another chance as the place has promise.
Great food and atmosphere located at an amazing museum.
Located in MassMOCA. Ate there for convenience. Food was passable. Service was dreadful. Many empty tables but people turned away. My friend felt ill afterwards. Perhaps they have a wait staff problem?
I went for an early dinner after a day at Mass MOCA. I was alone and it seemed that what that meant to the staff was that I was invisible. The restaurant was less than half full and I watched other tables being waited on while I sat. I ordered a drink that came after the food had arrived - and I had to go to the bar to retrieve it. My two dishes were delivered simultaneously which meant that one would get cold while I ate the first. Waiter offered to "nuke it" but that didn't seem like a good idea for a crabcake. I ordered a soup special which was delicious; the crabcake was awful, mostly bread very little crab, very little flavor. While this restaurant has potential and some of the dishes do look delicious, it has a long way to go operationally for this art-loving foodie to want to return.
We were lucky that they were open for lunch! Excellent salads Nicoise- seared tuna, just right egg! Good vegetable soup appetizers too. Good beer selection and nice wine list. Great fro when you are visiting MassMoCa!
Will return for dinner.