1894 Fireside Bistro & Bar

4.3
94 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 Eric Damidot transcends traditional approaches to food preparation and presentation by focusing on playful, engaging, and seasonal elements.  Chef Eric’s contemporary vision for food is rooted in his classical training in the French countryside and inspired by the beautiful Berkshires skyline.  His 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
What 94 people are saying
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMJM814
New York Area
163 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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

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vipTrenteM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was mediocre at best. Chips with our hummus appetizer were soggy and endive was wilted. It really seemed like it was pulled pre-made from the refrigerator. Same with the burrata. The heirloom tomatoes were not fresh but cold and mealy - again, pulled from the fridge

My chicken dinner was overcooked. My husband's duck was cooked well.

Disappointing all around.

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Theatergoer
New England
42 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our dinner at 1894 Fireside in the Wyndhurst Berkshires Resort was disappointing. As an example, our steak entries were loaded with salt. Fireside also charge extra for bread, which under the circumstances we felt was a bit excessive. Service was erratic, perhaps because our server was mentoring a new trainee. We suspect that the restaurant must have had an off day when we visited, inasmuch as we had several fine meals at a Wyndhurst event catered by them earlier in the week. The restaurant could be worth another try someday on a return visit.

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vipgboston
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice and quiet for a special occasion on vacation. Menu prices were reasonable for the setting but wine prices were very high. But our meals, appetizers through dessert were very good. And so was the service!!!

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vipstuartw
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a beautiful restaurant with great service. Having never heard of it, I was shocked when I walked in, even asking if this was a private club. The server was great. The salad fabulous, we both had rib steak which was quite good. My dessert, coffee mouse, served so beautifully but I didn’t care for it. Don’t hesitate to book this restaurant. We loved it.

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fishy1
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful room. Wonderful service from Lexi and manager who stopped by our table. Would have liked a nicer table with a view since I had put in our reservation that it was our anniversary.
They did bring a lovely dessert gratis
We chose to order the High Lawn farm cheese and charcuterie plate and then salad and deviled eggs. The main course entrees were not anything we liked Wine was good, they allowed us to taste ahead so we avoided ordering a glass that we might not like.
They need to have a few more entree choices!!
Otherwise a very nice way to celebrate a special day

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vipparttimecoaster
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Considering there were only at most 4 tables filled with diners while we were there, the service was remarkably poor. There were at least 4 members of the wait staff- plus a matre'di. We waited close to 1/2 hour just to place our order and then another 1/2 hour for it to be served (an order that included soup with no soup spoon.) Inflated prices for deflated service.

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vipGeorgeP
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful servers and food in a beautiful room. We enjoyed the evening.

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vipquiet
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, the service excellent and food was delicious.
I will definitely return on my next visit to the Berkshires!

JH
vipJohnH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was outstanding, the food was excellent but the price of wine was ridiculous.

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vipJennifer27
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. The food and service were excellent, the decor is classic and elegant and the views are stunning. :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Bar needs more help, but drinks were great. Beautiful restaurant with great views. PLEASE do not charge for bread, no matter how good it is. Very tacky, raise your entrees by $1.00 if you are so concerned about cost. Ordered duck, excellent, made medium perfectly, very tasty. My wife ordered chicken that was so overcooked that if hit the floor it would have bounced back onto the table. Not edible, we sent it back. Staff was excellent and very attentive. We will give it another try, but please don’t charge for the bread!

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Happysailor
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1. Superb service. Friendly and attentive staff.
2. Food - superb.
3. Great room and ambiance.
4. Nice views out windows.
5. Great bar and cocktails.
6. Great value on the wines.
Would return in a heartbeat.

MB
vipMoBee
New England
56 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel was instrumental in helping us select ingredients for our cocktail. Jake was superb in making them for us. Morgan was delightful and attentive. The cheese board was excellent as was our entree. Can’t wait to return.

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SteveL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quaint restaurant with very attentive service and delicious food

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williamC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Very pricey for what you get. Other than salad the portions were small. The menu did not describe food properly.

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kimJ
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary here and couldn't have asked for a better meal. Excellent service and a beautiful venue.

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WendyC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food. Maybe the best in the area! Gave ambience a "good" rating only because right now in order to stay safe with covid they room has few tables and feels a bit sparse. I am sure this will change, and it did not stop me from coming back for a second time in a month!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The overall experience was favorable. It was a anniversary dinner and they gave us champagne to start and a dessert which was most appreciated.

The food was very good and presented nicely. Our only negative comment is that the decor could be brightened up a bit by flowers and perhaps larger works of art.

In any event we will return.

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JaneL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant dining experience! The hummus appetizer was both beautiful and delicious as was the short rib over risotto entre! Our waiter David was attentive and knowledgeable! A wonderful evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The place was beautiful

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

This was an elegant place to dine before it was taken over by Miraval/Hyatt. Now the ambience is that of a school dining hall. Limited menu. I even wore a blazer, remembering what it was. Sweat shirt would be more appropriate now.

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Elaine
New England
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were very good. The protocols for Covid19 were very effectively implemented.

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neubie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent appetizers. And the specialty drinks menu is fantastic. Loved the Jasmine Gin.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff and waiter. Made the first date one to remember!

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vipMaureenO
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The table was too big. There was confusion over the Steelhead Trout which was listed on the menu as Steelhead “Fish”. Server needs to warn customers that the fish is like salmon, rather than dealing with diners’ surprise after it has been served.

The entire operation has not yet found its footing, between Miraval and Wyndhurst.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We noted a birthday celebration but no acknowledgement from the restaurant, no candles during desert time. The $18 Foie gras devil’s egg was a joke; no Foie gras at all; extremely disappointed. Our server was extremely nice. I did not feel I get the dining experience expected for $300. Do not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Rohan duck, cheese board, and crispy sushi were all winners. Cocktails are expensive but dinner was reasonably priced.

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kmst
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The description of fireside dining was not really accurate. Despite having a reservation weeks ahead we were seated in what it calls the "tearoom", it was cold and sterile and although we were a party of three we were seated at a round table that could easily accommodate 6-8. The Manager said it was due to COVID restrictions but people were much closer in bar area and in lounge area, actually near a fireplace. The Bartender was friendly and professional and was following all COVID protocols. Our waitress was nice but a little shy. As far as food, it was just ok. The menu listed a Steelhead Fish that we assumed was trout but when we asked were told it was salmon. One of our group ordered it and when it was brought to the table the server asked, "who ordered the trout" ? Perhaps staffing is an issue due to COVID but the staff seem to be doing their best to make customers happy. The management, not so much.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waitstaff and bartender were amazing. So welcoming and warm.

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AugustaM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service (thank you Austin and David), great bartender and delicious food!

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ChrisW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Room lacked atmosphere. Food was very good but expensive cocktails and service was a
Little slow

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DianeT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a wonderful meal with interesting and inventive drinks!

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JeanetteO
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. So beautiful, delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and everyone made me feel like a Queen. From a special cocktail (that I got to name) to a special dessert, everything was perfect. Great energy and ambiance. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipwinebrilliant
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were optimistic about trying this new place. We loved Cranwell, and its fireplace. Unfortunately someone rushed us to our table claiming time constraints and didn’t allow us to sit and have a cocktail by the fireplace. As it turned out as we left there was no one waiting for our table and we sat in a room completely alone with four empty tables around us. I can’t believe we were rushed for no reason.

Two guests had hamburgers and both came out fully cooked rather than medium or medium rare. Both were returned and nearly 30 minutes later two more arrive. Much smaller than before. And still overcooked. Why bother asking how you would like it cooked if you can’t deliver a medium burger? Our server was very well intentioned and it wasn’t her fault. We were surprised a manager didn’t address us personally.

Overall a disappointing experience. Restaurant needs to work on communication and hospitality. Which is too bad because there are nice things about this restaurant. Pleasant decor, decent farm fresh menu.

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vipDCMnyc
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great first-time experience at the 1894 Fireside Bistro and Bar! Our server was attentive and knowledgeable about all items on the menu, including local products. We especially enjoyed the sushi appetizer, grouper with artichokes and steelhead with fava beans dishes, and the decadent new chocolate tart for dessert. Room temperature issues and oversized wood tables were the biggest detractors. But all in all an excellent experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kudos to David, Cody, and the incredible chef! It was a wonderful experience from the service to the ambiance, menu offerings, and the quality of food and cocktails. I love that you source locally too. Thank you.

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 4.3 stars by 94 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.