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allium restaurant + bar, Great Barrington, MA
allium restaurant + bar, Great Barrington, MA
allium restaurant + bar, Great Barrington, MA
allium restaurant + bar, Great Barrington, MA
allium restaurant + bar, Great Barrington, MA

allium restaurant + bar

4.2
4.2
814 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Allium Restaurant + Bar serves casual contemporary American cuisine highlighting the best of the season in support of independent farmers and artisan producers using sustainable practices. Our chef sources local ingredients for a changing menu, paired alongside small-batch microbrews, local spirits and small-production wines. In addition to recognition as Boston Magazine’s Best New Restaurant, Allium has been granted an Editors’ Choice award in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England. All major credit cards are accepted. Located in downtown Great Barrington, Allium is a member of Slow Food of Western MA and Berkshire Grown. The full-service restaurant is part of Mezze Restaurant Group which includes Mezze Bistro + Bar of Williamstown and Mezze Catering + Events, providing full-service event design and planning.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30 pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00pm | Late-night bar 'til 2 am
  • Phone number
    (413) 528-2118
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Oliver Antunes
  • Catering
    From one-of-a-kind weddings and museum galas to dinner parties and cocktail receptions, Allium, in partnership with Mezze Catering + Events, provides exceptional event planning and design, and flawless execution. Our company works with the finest, most reliable vendors in the industry. We provide personalized service crafting customized menus of seasonal foods prepared from scratch and are committed to the local food movement providing a wide range of fresh, seasonal foods from neighboring family farms in the Berkshires and surrounding region. For more info, visit www.mezzecatering.com
  • Private party facilities
    We specialize in farm-to-table modern American cuisine. We would be happy to individualize your event using local products.
  • Private party contact
    Nancy Thomas : (413) 528-2118
  • Neighborhood
    Great Barrington
  • Cross street
    Main Street
  • Parking details
    Parking is available on Railroad Street, at the end of Railroad Street in a municipal lot and in the parking lot behind the restaurant. During peak season and on weekends, parking may be challenging so be sure to allow enough time to find a space.
  • Public transit
    For public transportation within Berkshire county, contact Berkshire Regional Transportation Authority (BRTA) at (413) 499-2782 or (800) 292-2782.<br /><br />Great Barrington is also served by Peter Pan Bus (800-343-9999) and Bonanza Bus (800-343-9999) companies.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 814 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

814 Reviews
  1. RichardA

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a terrific time at Allium. First, we messed up our reservation via Open Tabke, but the restaurant was responsive to a message I left to rectify the situation, and it was taken care of by the time we walked in to be seated. Our server Jason was very attentive without being in the least overbearing, and the food was excellent. We brought two friends from NYC who had never been there before, and they also thought it was dynamite. Rich

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  2. JayM

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent spot for a nice meal on a cold winter night. Burgers are great!!

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  3. MarshaG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very sad Allium will close, its been a welcome part of the community

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  4. Annie

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sad to hear it is closing. It has been a wonderful place for so many years. Thank you.

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  5. RSchmidt

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice menu with vegetarian options. A very cool place, good music and not overly packed with tables. Lively atmosphere while still being able to hear folks at your own table. Close to the theater.

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  6. JonL

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We stay in Barrington two or three times a year and usually dine at allium. While it is consistently enjoyable, a bit more variation in the menu would be a plus.

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  7. JulieK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately closing January 1, 2019. We'll definitely miss this place.

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  8. markdmarc

    Los Angeles

    281 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    281 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really like Allium. Went before the movies and had a really nice meal. Great service. The salmon was delicious as was the burger. Best were the fried chickpeas!!!! Always a good choice.

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  9. Caitlin

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a truly fantastic restaurant but they have decided to close. It is a true loss for everyone in the area and those who came to visit.

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  10. Linda

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal

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  11. SusanE

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dining experience at Allium and found the atmosphere to be warm and inviting. The Housemade Ricotta Gnocchi with Butternut squash is superb and highly recommended. I also enjoyed the Heirloom Chicory Salad with Middlebury Blue Cheese; a wonderful and surprising blend of flavors; really delicious. The Roasted Carrots and Fried Brussels sprouts were both completely unique and mouthwatering and the table loved them.

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  12. ElizabethB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great but our waiter paid NO attention to us at all.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and adequate noise level.

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  14. PeterR

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall very good. Waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. Allium has more vegetarian/vegan options than most restaurants in the Berkshires but they all need to improve in this area.

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  15. DavidS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had early dinner at the Allium (a Saturday night) and it was beyond expectation. Started with a perfect Manhattan straight up. I did not have an appetizer, but they did sound very good. For entrée I had the strip steak with Hen of the Woods mushrooms, caramelized sweet onions and thinly sliced potato (Millefeuille?). I did not have a dessert but did order coffee - they came out with an enormous pot of coffee, no doubt freshly brewed. The steak was medium rare (I ordered rare), but still very tasty and pink through the center. The mushrooms, caramelized onion and unique potatoes were a perfect accompaniment to the steak. My friend and I were there for nearly two hours and there was no effort to hurry us. The young man who was our waiter was helpful and patient. In all, a delightful dining experience.

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  16. Feaster

    New York City

    268 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    268 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Warm, welcoming and cozy with delicious food. We love this place.

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  17. markdmarc

    Los Angeles

    281 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    281 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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....

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  19. TraceyN

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  20. CarolT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was great. Obviously fresh. Staff member recommended Hen of the Woods and it was fabulous.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A foodie delight. Good drinks, nice atmosphere and creative cuisine.

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  22. JeremyT

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  23. RichardZ

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  24. esined

    New York City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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

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  25. ChandarP

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat at the bar. Great food and drinks. Bartender and servers were great with awesome host/hostess. Would go again.

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  26. SRVP

    Exclusive

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  27. AMarks

    New York City

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  28. Cassandra

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  29. happycamper

    San Diego

    56 reviews

    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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?

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  30. Jim2

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  32. PegL

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  33. Sommersby74

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  34. Susan

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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!!

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  35. PamR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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

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  36. SandyN

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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!

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  37. Bunky

    New York City

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  38. mike

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  39. Photofiend

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

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42 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Main Street
  • Neighborhood
    Great Barrington
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30 pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00pm | Late-night bar 'til 2 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking is available on Railroad Street, at the end of Railroad Street in a municipal lot and in the parking lot behind the restaurant. During peak season and on weekends, parking may be challenging so be sure to allow enough time to find a space.
  • Public transit
    For public transportation within Berkshire county, contact Berkshire Regional Transportation Authority (BRTA) at (413) 499-2782 or (800) 292-2782.Great Barrington is also served by Peter Pan Bus (800-343-9999) and Bonanza Bus (800-343-9999) companies.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Oliver Antunes
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (413) 528-2118
  • Catering
    From one-of-a-kind weddings and museum galas to dinner parties and cocktail receptions, Allium, in partnership with Mezze Catering + Events, provides exceptional event planning and design, and flawless execution. Our company works with the finest, most reliable vendors in the industry. We provide personalized service crafting customized menus of seasonal foods prepared from scratch and are committed to the local food movement providing a wide range of fresh, seasonal foods from neighboring family farms in the Berkshires and surrounding region. For more info, visit www.mezzecatering.com
  • Private party facilities
    We specialize in farm-to-table modern American cuisine. We would be happy to individualize your event using local products.
  • Private party contact
    Nancy Thomas : (413) 528-2118
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