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allium restaurant + bar

4.2
4.2
850 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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Menu

Snacks

  • Marinated Castelvetrano Olives$6.00

    Garlic, citrus peel

    • Crispy Chickpeas$7.00

      Ras el hanout

      • Fried Pickled Red Onions$8.00

        Garlic aioli

        • Crispy Farm Potatoes$8.00

          Sour Cream, Crispy Shallot, Chives

          Small and Shared Plates

          • Raw Kale Salad$11.00

            Granny smith apple, croutons, pecorino, lemon vinaigrette

            • Heirloom Chicory Salad$12.00

              Late Autumn Vegetables, Pumpkin Seeds, Apple, Bianco Sardo

              • Roasted Carrots$14.00

                Spiced yogurt, wild honey, pistachio

                • Fried Brussels Sprouts$13.00

                  Puffed rice, mint, scallion, cilantro, fish sauce vinaigrette

                  • Hen of the Woods$14.00

                    Roasted with Butter, Parsley, Shallots

                    • Pork Belly Steamed Buns$14.00

                      Pickled vegetables, lime aioli, chile

                      • Hollander Mussels$16.00

                        Chorizo, roasted pepper aioli, fines herbs

                        Large Plates

                        • Housemade Ricotta Gnocchi$20.00

                          Butternut squash, kale, sage brown butter

                          • Pan-Roasted Salmon$26.00

                            Romanesco Cauliflower, Crispy Purple Potato, Black Garlic

                            • Roasted Chicken Breast$25.00

                              Farro, autumn vegetables, brussels sprouts, jus

                              • Pork & Beef Bolognese$23.00

                                Orechiette, tomato, bread crumbs, grana padano

                                • 9 oz Wood-Grilled Prime NY Strip Steak$34.00

                                  Potato mille-feuille, cipollini onions, hen of the woods mushrooms, jus

                                  • Allium Burger$16.00

                                    Shortrib + brisket, cheddar cheese, lettuce, bacon jam, fries

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                                    What 850 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    4.2
                                    4.2 based on all time ratings
                                    • 4.3Food
                                    • 4.1Service
                                    • 4.1Ambience
                                    • 4.0Value

                                    NoiseModerate

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                                    1. RA

                                      RichardA

                                      New York Area

                                      4 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on December 29, 2018

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      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

                                    2. JM

                                      JayM

                                      New York Area

                                      8 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on December 27, 2018

                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                      Excellent spot for a nice meal on a cold winter night. Burgers are great!!

                                    3. MG

                                      MarshaG

                                      New England

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 27, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      very sad Allium will close, its been a welcome part of the community

                                    4. A

                                      Annie

                                      New York Area

                                      12 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      12 reviews

                                      Dined on December 23, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Sad to hear it is closing. It has been a wonderful place for so many years. Thank you.

                                    5. RS

                                      RSchmidt

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on December 22, 2018

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      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.

                                    6. JL

                                      JonL

                                      Pittsburgh

                                      21 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      21 reviews

                                      Dined on December 20, 2018

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      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.

                                    7. JK

                                      JulieK

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 14, 2018

                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                      Unfortunately closing January 1, 2019. We'll definitely miss this place.

                                    8. m

                                      markdmarc

                                      Los Angeles

                                      281 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      281 reviews

                                      Dined on December 11, 2018

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      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.

                                    9. CM

                                      CaitlinM

                                      New York Area

                                      15 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      15 reviews

                                      Dined on December 9, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      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.

                                    10. L

                                      Linda

                                      New York Area

                                      11 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      11 reviews

                                      Dined on December 9, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent meal

                                    11. SE

                                      SusanE

                                      New England

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on December 6, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      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.

                                    12. EB

                                      ElizabethB

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 1, 2018

                                      overall4food4service1ambience4

                                      Food was great but our waiter paid NO attention to us at all.

                                    13. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on November 25, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Good food and adequate noise level.

                                    14. PR

                                      PeterR

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on November 24, 2018

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      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.

                                    15. DS

                                      DavidS

                                      Washington DC

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on November 24, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      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.

                                    16. F

                                      Feaster

                                      New York Area

                                      267 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      267 reviews

                                      Dined on November 22, 2018

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Warm, welcoming and cozy with delicious food. We love this place.

                                    17. m

                                      markdmarc

                                      Los Angeles

                                      281 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      281 reviews

                                      Dined on November 17, 2018

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      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....

                                    18. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Philadelphia

                                      6 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on November 17, 2018

                                      overall4food4service3ambience3

                                      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.

                                    19. TN

                                      TraceyN

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on November 17, 2018

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      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!

                                    20. CT

                                      CarolT

                                      San Francisco

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on November 17, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Our dinner was great. Obviously fresh. Staff member recommended Hen of the Woods and it was fabulous.

                                    21. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Birmingham

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on November 17, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      A foodie delight. Good drinks, nice atmosphere and creative cuisine.

                                    22. JT

                                      JeremyT

                                      New England

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on November 11, 2018

                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                      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.

                                    23. RZ

                                      RichardZ

                                      New England

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on November 2, 2018

                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                      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.

                                    24. e

                                      esined

                                      New York Area

                                      5 reviews

                                      2.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on November 2, 2018

                                      overall2food2service3ambience4

                                      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

                                    25. CP

                                      ChandarP

                                      New York Area

                                      6 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on October 30, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Sat at the bar. Great food and drinks. Bartender and servers were great with awesome host/hostess. Would go again.

                                    26. SR

                                      SRVP

                                      Exclusive

                                      10 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on October 29, 2018

                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                      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.

                                    27. AM

                                      AMarks

                                      New York Area

                                      35 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      35 reviews

                                      Dined on October 27, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      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.

                                    28. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New England

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on October 20, 2018

                                      overall2food5service2ambience4

                                      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.

                                    29. h

                                      happycamper

                                      San Diego

                                      51 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      51 reviews

                                      Dined on October 11, 2018

                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                      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?

                                    30. J

                                      Jim2

                                      New York Area

                                      12 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      12 reviews

                                      Dined on October 7, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      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.

                                    31. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      27 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      27 reviews

                                      Dined on October 6, 2018

                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                      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.

                                    32. PL

                                      PegL

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on October 6, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      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!

                                    33. S

                                      Sommersby74

                                      New England

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on September 29, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      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!

                                    34. S

                                      Susan

                                      Philadelphia

                                      18 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      18 reviews

                                      Dined on September 23, 2018

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      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!!

                                    35. PR

                                      PamR

                                      New England

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on September 23, 2018

                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                      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

                                    36. SN

                                      SandyN

                                      New York Area

                                      6 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on September 23, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      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!

                                    37. B

                                      Bunky

                                      New York Area

                                      14 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      14 reviews

                                      Dined on September 21, 2018

                                      overall3food2service3ambience3

                                      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.

                                    38. m

                                      mike

                                      Cleveland

                                      12 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      12 reviews

                                      Dined on September 20, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      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

                                    39. P

                                      Photofiend

                                      San Francisco

                                      31 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      31 reviews

                                      Dined on September 3, 2018

                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                      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.

                                    40. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on September 2, 2018

                                      overall3food3service3ambience2

                                      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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                                    allium restaurant + bar is rated 4.2 stars by 850 OpenTable diners

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