About allium restaurant + bar
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.
Great Barrington, MA 01230
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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.
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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Allium Restaurant + Bar hosts special events for organizations, companies and individuals. For more information email email@example.com.
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allium restaurant + bar Ratings and Reviews
Everything from our greeting at the host stand to the food to the wine and our service at the table, A+ all the way. Coming from a foodie city like LA, I was so happy to find something so on the mark as Allium in the quiet town of Great Barrington. Highly recommend!
Allium had a small plates menu the night we went; it was in honour of their ten-year anniversary. They were all good but I especially recommend the fish talk and the steamed buns with pork belly. The place had a younger feel than some other restaurants in the Berkshires while still taking its humanely sourced food seriously.
We enjoyed Allium. Overall, the staff at the bar and at the tables was very personable and pleasant. Our meals were good (I had the carrot & ginger soup which was delicious and the steak w/bok choy which was good but I would have enjoyed another element to the dish. My partner had the mussels for appetizer and the fish tacos which both got good reviews.) I would recommend this restaurant and we will go back next time we are in town.
Disappointing. Visiting from Chicago- thought this would be a special meal. Server not engaged - poor explanation of dishes. We had small plates. Dishes less interesting than menu suggested. Fish tacos messy , steamed buns with pork - nothing special. Salads okay. But all overpriced. Wines by glass limited and uninteresting.
It was our 35th anniversary and first time based on a recommendation. Excellent waiter who provided spot on advice for navigating the menu. We shared 3 small plates which were all delicious. Great cocktails made from scratch. Very creative menu, need to go back to try more.
Our go-to -favorite never fails to delight! A unique bottle of wine replaced what we had ordered after Jason's realization that our choice was unavailable. Cocchi Americano was ordered/served ...wow ! Popcorn always a must, olives and deviled eggs were our apps.
The steak -culottes and mussels I shared and were prepared beautifully. The chocolate boudino
desert we shared - like always, swooned. Allium reigns in the garden and in the Berkshires!
Lovely atmosphere. Warm and cozy. Friendly and helpful waitstaff with just the right amount of oversight. Lovely glass of Processo. I had fish tacos and they were very good. Not over the moon tasty but that might have been my fault as I asked to have the hot sauce on the side. Very fresh ingredients. Will definitely go back here the next time I am in town.
Sadly we were five and seated by the toilets with 2 mismatched tables of different heights so the seating was not great and made us feel rather unwelcome. Not a great start to the experience and to be offered a cold table by the door or window on a night with frigid temps was not appealing either. Food was fine, long wait between first and main course, but our steaks were cooked as asked and tasted great.
My new favorite restaurant! Allium offers an eclectic menu, with lots of vegetarian options (we had one vegan and one vegetarian in our group of four). We tried six of the small plates and each one was unique, with interesting combinations of flavors, and delicious. (My favorite was the roasted hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, but the farro salad and falafel were a close second). The service was friendly and warm without being overbearing and intrusive - struck the perfect note. A decadent chocolate dessert (budino) was declared "the best dessert we've ever had" by our table. We plan to become regulars!
Consistently good food! My husband and I dine here regularly and can count on the quality and presentation. The tapas dishes, categorized as 'starters' are often large enough for a main course. I normally have two starters and that more than satisfies me. We particularly like the fish tacos, mussels, and kale salad. Enjoy!
Excellent creative food in a warm but modern atmosphere. Both small plates and large plates were delicious. Locally sources. Slightly pricey but worth it. Recommend the kale salad, deviled eggs, charcuterie, olives, trout, mussels. Mussels just amazing actually in chick pea tomato type broth. Smoked artic char salad great. Our food adventurous kids loved it too. Good cocktails that were well priced.
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