1894 Fireside Bistro & Bar

4.4
133 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The premier restaurant at the Mansion presents modern, reimagined cuisine, inspired by the Berkshires following French cuisine technique. Executive Chef Justin Taylor transcends traditional approaches to food preparation and presentation by focusing on playful, engaging, and seasonal elements.  Chef Justin's creative and approachable menus flip conventional flavors into vibrant and aromatic combinations that honor and elevate the taste, texture, and color of fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
  
The newly restored space exudes modern elegance and features preserved craftsmanship, a grand marble floor, warm fireplace, hardwood tables, and lovely etched-glass windows flowing with fresh air and natural light. Its welcoming, bistro vibe  invites everyone to come as they are – in casual comfort or dressed up for a night on the town.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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vipAlejandro
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

overall the place was ok. the views fantastic and the room very nice, decor ok but missing things like a chandelier and centerpiece flowers. Food was very mixed. Appys and deserts quite good and nicely portioned. Mains were another story. My wife's fish was barely a 3oz portion and my "grassfed" burger was medium well instead of medium rare.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. I had the ribeye filet and my husband had the duck—both were excellent!

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vipfoodie
New England
73 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Way overpriced for quality & quantity. Kale salad & steel head trout were good. Crispy sushi was awful. Wine we selected was grossly overpriced & not even good wine. Portions are small which is fine but shouldn't charge typical prices for high-end restaurant. Too noisy for our special occasion.

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PattiF
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening in a gorgeous ambiance. The food was superb.

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CarolF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Situated in an old mansion with great ambiance. Tasty and creative food. Reasonable price. Very busy in early Oct.

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AnnT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding, as was the setting. The room is noisy when full, but I would recommend this highly.

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LoriA
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The meal was bad, not sure the meat was ribeye. The potato was an unidentified clump.

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FrankM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let me begin by saying that the food was truly outstanding. My dish, the duck breast, was the best I've ever had. My partner's strip steak was equally good. The appetizers and dessert were also delicious. The service was attentive and the tables were spaced a nice distance apart so you never felt you were too close to other diners. Our server went above and beyond by answering our questions about items on the menu and when she wasn't sure, got the information from colleagues or her own research. Daniel, the receptionist who sat us, was personable, engaged us in conversation and, when we were leaving, offered us a golf cart ride back to our room which was a bit of a walk in the dark. Overall, it was a truly enjoyable evening and excellent value. We already want to return.

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MaxB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very difficult to find. Slow service. Pretty room. Food ok.

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Rari
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with the sushi appetizer and we had the duck and the steel head for entrees. All was delicious! Also felt very spoiled after the complimentary birthday dessert. We enjoyed talking with the director of food and beverage, sorry we forgot your name! He gave us great recommendations for the rest of our trip.
Great experience and such a beautiful restaurant!
Thank you to the friendly staff!

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vipBabs
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Our server knew the menu and gave an accurate description of each entree.
The “manager“ Daniel was also very friendly.

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vipRoyD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Expected better service and knowledgeable staff for a fine dining experience. Food was excellent however. Maybe caught them on a bad day.

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vipCather123
New York Area
547 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a great place! Gorgeous, quiet, great service and delicious good food. Prices are very fair for dinner at this level. A find.

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Twoworlds
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone enjoyed their food tremendously. Our friends had duck and said it was the best duck they have ever eaten! The staff were attentive and welcoming. The food was brought out leisurely, which was just how we wished to be served.

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vipLisa
New England
102 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was Superb. Food Delicious!! We ordered the steak and halibut. Will definitely be returning.

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AlyssaG
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Food was amazing. Service was not 5 star. Ambiance is also beautiful.

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vipOberla
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If the weather permits, you must sit on the porch for a drink before dinner. Otherwise, really delicious food and drinks, and amazingly friendly service. The price was also much more reasonable than expected. We had a wonderful meal!

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Maryannk1234
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had to buy our bread and the homemade butter smelled spoiled. My glass of red wine cost $22 and a bottle of that wine online was around $18! Not a good value for the quality. Staff was nice and friendly but menu was overpriced and limited.

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RonG
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and drink!! Great room. Good service

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vipValB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Beautiful ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Great food. Great service.

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GailH
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 9 diners on the outdoor patio. Food, service and view all wonderful.

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vipbgreen
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful setting, very special views. Salads were excellent, Main courses while prices right, fell short of expectations. Steak was fatty, and fish could have been fresher. Notwithstanding, the meal was enjoyable overall. A major issue is the wine list choices. Any glass of wine will set you back almost twice what it would cost anywhere else in the Berkshires. the least expensive bottle was prices in the 75 dollar range. Bottom line? Don't drink here unless you have deep pockets.

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EandRLittleFalls
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a such a wonderful meal here for our 8th anniversary which felt exceptionally special. Perfect location for special meals. We had an 8pm reservation and the building took our breath away upon arrival. It looked like a castle. The inside decor was just as splendid. Everything we ate was delicious. Compliments to the chef and his team on the plating of the food. It was very high-end/gourmet. Each presentation was a visual delight. We loved the sushi on crispy rice! I would cone back and eat that everyday if I could! The cucumber gazpacho was also delicious and perfect for a hot summer night.we also loved the vegan mushroom bolognese- the first I’ve tried something like this as we are not vegan and it did not disappoint. The Japanese cheesecake was also delightful. The staff was super pleasant and friendly and the bartender took us on an unexpected mini tour of the building and gave us some of the history which we the perfect way to end our visit. Highly recommend!

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vipHollywood
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I’m not sure where to begin with this review. There is so much potential with the venue, but they can’t seem to get anything right. The food is adequate, but the experience will likely leave you wishing you’d made another choice.

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LynneF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was lovely and the setting was beautiful. Kudos to the chef!

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vipJHRNYC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host snd server were excellent snd the food delicious! And
the dining room is beautiful, perfectly sized snd set into an historic building.

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vipGaryT
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary creative appetizers: We had crispy sushi, a cucumber gazpacho (smooth, green, not spicy, slight crunch); and a green hummus dish. The steak and duck dishes were superb. The chocolate tort and olive oil polenta w/ strawberries dessert were special. The service was right there, very friendly and fully accommodating. All and all a high end yet down to earth excellent value restaurant. It is now at the top of our list for restaurants in this area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always excellent

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IslandGirl
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and bar- service, drinks, good were all outstanding. Beautiful view as well.

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vipmmrd
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Don’t bother

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vipTracyG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very courteous and attentive. The food was fantastic. It was our first time there and we will definitely be back.

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vipLauraD
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered tapas-style, and everything was delicious.

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vipamandaH
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful surprise !!!
Everything was excellent!

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DebbieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful setting, intimate dining room. Very small menus and no specials.

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Tiamaht
New England
75 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We weren't sure what to expect but we were most pleasantly surprised. The four of us split the charcuterie and cheese boards and then ordered an appetizer for our main entree, and it was a great idea! All of the cheeses and meats all went together well, and there was plenty to share amongst the four of us. We had a leisurely meal and still had time to get to Tanglewood in good time. We will certainly be back next time we are in the area.

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vipSteve
New England
34 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have dined at the Bistro twice in the last few weeks. I chose it because it was convenient to Tanglewood and close to the MassPike. Many of the other restaurants in the Lenox area were booked solid. The restaurant is situated in a historic building which was once a summer "cottage" and then became a boys' prep school until the 70s (Cranwell.) The site is now a hotel/golf course. The dining room is small, but has spectacular views of the Berkshire hills. The menu has many delicious options to choose from, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free items. I would particularly recommend their reasonably-priced cheese plate, the gazpacho, the deviled eggs and the warm sourdough bread as starters. The salads are extremely fresh and tasty. I had the pappardelle with mushroom bolognese as an entree on both occasions. My dining companions had duck and a burger. Everyone was happy. The drink menu is limited, but quite satisfactory. The service was excellent. I like all of the staff, all of whom have chosen word-names in addition to their real name. My favorite was Morgan, who was extremely attentive on both occasions and who never missed anything. (She even heard a knife drop from our table while she was in the kitchen and rushed out to replace it.) There was a noisy party of six nearby which made the room somewhat noisy. Overall this is a very nice dining choice and I will surely return.

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vipJOHN
New England
40 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful room in the old Cranwell estate. Outdoor dining also available overlooking the beautiful grounds. Food was very good. The menu is fairly limited. We enjoyed it very much.

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vipIleneF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner in a beautiful restaurant, and we couldn’t have been happier. The ambiance is elegant. Our window table afforded us a view of the mountains. Staff was attentive and helpful. And the food was terrific. We enjoyed a beautiful evening in the Berkshires.

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vipMJM814
New York Area
167 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

After seating us and ignoring us for 10 minutes we hijacked a waitress and placed our order. Service was cold and unfriendly. We felt like we were I’m a club and we were not members.

Food was okay

FAQs

1894 Fireside Bistro & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (413) 637-1364.

1894 Fireside Bistro & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.