allium restaurant + bar
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Really enjoy Allium. Went there prior to a show at the Mahaiwe. Couldn't be more convenient. Food was delicious....service was great and prompt...wine was excellent too! Great place in town....
Good tapas choices. Also. There is tasty vegetarian dishes. It was crowded, but we were seated quickly We have eaten there many times and have never had a bad meal. If you are a steak and potatoes person, go elsewhere.
Wonderful restaurant. Looking for a place for dinner before going to a show at the Mahaiwe, and tried Allium for the first time. The restaurant I've gone to for years when in the area didn't accept reservations, so took a chance with Allium and I'm so very glad I did! Great service!! Very welcoming. Not a large menu, but some very enticing offers. The range of prices made Allium very reasonable. I highly recommend you give it a try!
Our dinner was great. Obviously fresh. Staff member recommended Hen of the Woods and it was fabulous.
A foodie delight. Good drinks, nice atmosphere and creative cuisine.
A great experience. We were seated before our reservation, which is a big plus for me. The cocktail list was refined and interesting, with subtle twists on old standards. The food was amazing. The roasted chicken was fall-off-the-bone tender, not overcooked in the least. The allium burger was just incredible. I would highly recommend this establishment.
Food never disappoints; creative, delicious and well-prepared. Small and large plates allow you to put together a meal that fits your appetite. Though generally a fun, casual vibe and attentive service, it was crowded and understaffed the night we went, and pacing of the meal was a bit disorganized. Drinks and different courses came to the table when they were ready rather than in order, and it detracted to some extent from the usually nice experience.
very disappointed that one of the house red wines by the glass (they have 3) was unavailable. this was at 5:45 on a Friday night. Seems odd
Based on our experience from a year ago is seems to have gone down hill
Sat at the bar. Great food and drinks. Bartender and servers were great with awesome host/hostess. Would go again.
Very pleasant atmosphere and nice service. The food was quite good and the server allowed one of us to taste several beers before choosing one.
Very impressed with the food. Salads and Hangar steak entrees were delicious. Service was great even though the place was busy on a Saturday night. Great wine recommendation from the server. The entrees are limited but the portions were good.
The food was really amazing - we got the hen of the wood mushrooms and the ragu was great too.
The service was awful though. I felt like our waiter thought we were a burden and didn’t come over to us at all unless we flagged him down. The food was so good but I was really disappointed with the service.
Our meals were average in quality and interest. Nothing stood out as indicating there was any out of the ordinary talent in the kitchen. The menu boasts of locally sourced ingredients, but there is minimal evidence. Why bother when there are better options?
Jason was a great server from first to last! My trout was cooked to perfection. Shared Hen of the woods was delicious. Hangar steak and burger were great. List of wines by the glass was disappointing but my Cab Franc was a good selection.
A quirky menu and somewhat limited as well but it works. This was our second time there but I am sure there will be more.
Great service and atmosphere. The menu seemed a little limiting at first but our salad and entrees were excellent. Local and fresh ingredients along with great wine selection by the glass - great local find!
Wonderful food! One of the best preparations of trout I remember ever having. Wife’s hanger steak was delicious. Good wine selection. Tasty dessert. Prices reasonable for the quality. Easy reservations on OpenTable. Street parking okay (had to go around the block once.) Attentive service. A lovely evening!
My husband and I loved the food! Crispy fried pickled onion rings were a total treat. Kale salad one of the best I’ve had. My cocktail was delicious as well.
We both ordered hanger steak. It was good but the glitch was the server described the sauce incorrectly, we selected the dish on that basis, she kindly informed us of the mistake and the new sauce was not appealing. Also, we had hoped for horseradish and the kitchen had none. Still good, but not as great.
We’d definitely come back!!
Although we told the server we had tickets to a show the food took forever to come out
We had 15 to eat our meal, pay and make it to the show
If you need to be somewhere after eating there you must book minimum 2 hours in advance
The kitchen is very slow. The food is good
Picked this restaurant because I had read it was farm to table. Food was fresh and delicious. Kale salad was amazing. Loved the options of small plates so my husband and I could share and taste more options on the menu. Jason was our server and was so friendly and made some good suggestions which we enjoyed. Great Barrington is such a quaint town and Allium adds to a wonderful afternoon experience. Thank you!
Our pasta dish was dry and had no flavor. An odd vegetable in the dish which we were told was like broccoli looked something like spinach leaves with no florets or flavor.
Great cuisine with the farm to table concept, we have dinned several time since we stumbled in to a couple years ago. The wine list is excellent and has changed over the time we have been dining here. We will be back
Enoyed meal very much. Waiter was excellent. He made several alternative suggestions to what we were going to order, which worked out to our benefit.
Only one veg entree option. Service was a little slow although a very busy night. The dining room was extremely loud and hard to enjoy a civilized conversation. Was not a great experience. Not for lack of effort though. It was clear the staff truly cared and were very pleasant.
While I missed the most delicious falafel I really enjoyed the toasted chickpeas and my burger was amazing! The cocktails were creative and refreshing. Our waiter was friendly, responsive and the service was well paced.
AC was not working properly in one room. It was a very hot day. I feel they should have told us before we were seated. All other experiences there have been very good.
The service and food were excellent -- a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
We loved everything about Allium. The food was incredible from beginning to end, and the people who work there are very hospitable and friendly. We recommend it highly!
Allium is a very nice, well managed restaurant. The decor is nice, rustic, but nothing special. Service was exceptional, the waiter was always nearby when needed. The food is very good. The problem is that the menu is very limited. And the prices are hefty. There are many other places in the Berkshires that give you better value and a better mealtime selection.
Great food and great service. Too bad we live in California and won't be back for awhile.
This was a good restaurant but it has changed. The menu is down to one page and the food is not as imaginative. I expect the chef has changed. It lost its soul. It’s not too late to bring it back up to its former self as it still has a good name and with a chef and management that can give the food and atmosphere some character it can do well. service was cheerful and attentive.
The reception was welcoming. The waitstaff were helpful-I have a gluten allergy. The food was tasty. The service was too, too fast. We arrived at 7:30. There were few other diners. We asked for starters followed by another cours. Halfway through our starters, the remainder of our order was served. We felt quite rushed. Speaking of rushing, I will not hurry back.
Very creative dishes..carefully prepared by a chef who clearly has worked in first class restaurants.
The service was impeccable and the food was exquisite. The seasonal menu was paired perfectly with vegetables, proteins, and complimenting accouterments.
Just a great place to dine. Creative, mostly natural wine list. Interesting first and main courses. Happy place!
Menu sparse,food not cooked to order. Service no attentive
1) The food was MOSTLY delicious and well presented. It's worth going if you love scrumptious dining.
1a) The 'fried onions' were presented strangely, like a greasy, well-constructed birds nest of ever-growing saltiness and under a pool of (deeeelicous) garlic aioli that required digging around to find.
1b) The mussels, burger and salad were all FANTASTIC. The fries were properly cooked, the burger was as we asked for it. Further, all the portions were fair.
1c) My cocktail was delicious.
1d) While one needs to request bread service, that's some dang good bread and worth asking for.
2) The service was pretty bad....weak?
2a) but not rude or anything like that.
Long story short:
REALLY GOOD FOOD. WEAK SERVICE.
Delicious, creative and lovely presentations. An attractive relatively intimate setting with friendly and helpful staff. All around lovely experience. I look forward to returning!
Creative, fresh salads. Pleasant ambiance, attentive service.
The food is great and the vibe is wonderful. It can be noisy in the back room because the acoustics are difficult. Best french fries ever and great salads too. Love this place!