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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.

42 Railroad Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

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

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(413) 528-2118

Website:
http://www.alliumberkshires.com/

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Oliver Antunes

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

Additional:
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 allium@mezzeinc.com.

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allium restaurant + bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.2

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4.2

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3.8

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on June 22, 2015

I have had great meals at Allium, but this was not one of them. It was our anniversary date, and I am sad to say that we were treated like an annoyance-- I have food allergies, and we have had great experiences at Allium twice before-- they handled my allergies with grace and made me feel welcome in the past. This time, it was clear that our server was stressed and we felt unwelcome. We also asked if the flatiron steak was enough to split, and he said yes-- but it was TINY and we each got a plate with one fingerling potato and two bites of steak on it. We would have ordered two steaks had we known. Not a great experience, we need a romantic date do-over somewhere else. Too bad.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2015

Food was imaginative, but for some some dishes might have too much salt. The fried chicken was succulent without being dried out, a rarity. Pork balls with polenta were wonderful, it was the only dish that might have needed more salt for some diners. The carnita tacos were delicious, but salty, not so much that we would not eat them, and spicy hot, with more hot sauce on side, not needed. the deviled eggs and popcorn were fun.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 29, 2015

With kids in Boston, we make frequent road trips to visit our sweet grand baby. Great Barrington is our stop every time, leaving the last 2-1/2 hrs into Boston for the morning with fresh eyes. And our reward for having spent 10 hours on the road is dinner at Allium. They never disappoint. The food is creative and delicious, and the vibe in this gem of a restaurant is special. Go there for a special evening. You won't regret.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 23, 2015

If you like to be downtown, this is the place for you. Local fresh food and interesting amazing creations. We liked the small plates. We experimented with two small plates and one big plate. We will definitely go back. Service was awesome. Highly recommend this place. Hard to find places like this if you truly enjoy fresh food and great chefs.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 16, 2015

Food was fantastic, as was service. Options relatively limited, but everyone loved EVERYTHING they ordered!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2015

We almost did not go in because from the outside the restaurant looked so plain but fortunately we decided to go in anyway. The ambience and food were very good and the wait staff was terrific. Definitely a come-back place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 27, 2015

It's not just a ploy of getting you to eat at Allium. They truly live by their motto and their small plates are more generous than small. I shared various greens along with farro and sea bass with a friend. We were in awe. The ambience, service and food choices are excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2015

We enjoy our dinners at Allium. Over the last year and a half, we have made regular trips to the Berkshires and look forward to our Saturday night dinner at Allium. Great food and outstanding service!!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 14, 2015

This restaurant is not your typical place. The dishes were unusual and unique. The wait staff was extremely attentive right down to the water person. Although a little pricey, it was well worth it for the quality of the meals.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2015

This was one of the best dinners I have ever had, without exception. We shared the berle farm popcorn ($6), raw kale salad ($9), fried pickled red onions ($7), fish tacos ($16), and daire burger ($16). Everything was incredible, but the kale salad was the standout. The staff was kind, courteous, and beyond friendly. I'll be dreaming of this meal until I go back, which I'm sure will be soon (even though it's a 2 hour drive away).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2015

Everything we ate was amazing, from the truffle popcorn to the pasta to the hamburger to the desserts. We will include dinner at Allium every time we come to the Berkshires from now on!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2015

It was a pleasant surprise and exactly what we wanted for Valentine's Day.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2015

Great creative and delicious food!
Service was excellent.
Wine choice perfect.
We will return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2015

We tried a number of appetizers and small plates; everything was a delight of vibrant and interesting tastes - absolutely delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 9, 2015

Nice ambiance and excellent, friendly service. The quality of the food is very good but the menu is hit and miss. The selection is a bit too diverse, trying to please every whim and fancy of the current restaurant scene. Some of the selections just have too many ingredients, resulting in a mix in which you cannot discern what you are eating. Simplification would help. Should warn customers of the hot peppers in the cavatelli dish.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2015

Our place to go for special occasions or just a quick bite.
This time had deviled eggs and popcorn to start then kale salad and faro salads (both are great try them!) split some tacos and then burgers with a side of the fried red onions, great fun!
Ask your server for advice, great menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Nice evening was had by all. Could have had a fish option, but otherwise no complaints.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2014

The food is outstanding all local. Don't miss the truffle popcorn.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2014

How fortuitous for my traveling companion and I to travel through Great Barrington, Massachusetts in the Berkshire region and discover a wonderful restaurant - the Allium Restaurant and Bar, We were early for our Sunday 5:30 p.m. Open Table reservation and were greeted by friendly staff who seated in their attractive dining room with smart tables settings. Our waitress was truly professional explaining all of the marvelous menu selections where local New England products are featured. We each started with roasted cauliflower soup - oh so good on this chilly evening. For my main course, I enjoyed the Pan Seared Salmon, very nicely presented over berry patch spinach and a delicious celeriac puree. It was the best salmon I have tasted. My companion enjoyed the Misty Knoll Chicken Confit, and praised it as well. Could our dining experience possibly get better with such winning main dishes? Yes, since we shared a Chocolate Hazelnut Budino, prepared with olive oil and sea salt. Trust me, it's a masterpiece dessert. Allium offers a wide selection of food options for the meat, fish and vegetarian diners. The service is terrific with attentive staff who aim to please. We only drank water at our meal, but Allium features a fun selection of alcoholic and non-alcholic drinks and several fine selections of wines by the glass. Our visit to Allium was in late December (I'm certain Allium is a hot spot for visitors to Tanglewood and the Berkshires in the summertime) but the restaurant had a lively crowd and the bar area off the main dining room looked fun and inviting. I will make certain my next travel through Great Barrington includes a return visit to a winning restaurant - Allium Restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2014

Food was unique, locally sourced and quite delicious. Even the drink menu was interesting and tasty. Service was knowledgeable and attentive. The hostess even remembered which coats and umbrellas were ours, which was the icing on our experience. My only issue was finding this gem, exterior signage lacking making it challenging to find for non locals.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2014

Really good, inventive vegetarian options as well as what could be the best burger in the Berkshires. The pasta, when available is generally a must-have. The chef has a wonderful
way with ragu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2014

I have a food allergy. Staff and chief totally accommodated my needs with ease.
Thank you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2014

Being a Manhattan-ite, I can't help but stumble upon some amazing food. It's a treat to be in the Berkshires and to discover a restaurant that's superb in its own right. Tasted the cauliflower soup, hen of the woods, the salmon and the burger. All terrific. I've also been to Allium's sister restaurant (Mezze, in Williamstown), and both of these restaurants really have their act together.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2014

Good experience, fine wine, sat in window seat - menu is much improved.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2014

Dining at Allium is always a great experience. The menu is interesting, with seasonal specials and everyday favorites. The Daire Burger (named after the chef) is exceptional.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2014

The food was presented beautifully however the amount of salt on the fries and onion rings was so much it took away the ability to enjoy the flavor of the food itself.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2014

I had one of the best things I have ever eaten at Allium.
They have a small plate with hen-of-the-woods mushrooms. It was quite simply outstanding!!! - I am still thinking about it - really memorable.
I also had fresh lemony chopped kale salad & broccoli cheddar gratin - was a healthy(ish) and delicious dinner, that I wouldn't normally make for myself.
We sat at the bar & the bartender Billy was really knowledgeable about every detail on the menu. He was phenomenal at multi-tasking and remained pleasant and attentive - all while being slammed with complicated drinks for the whole restaurant. He didn't miss a beat. It's rare to get such stellar service like that anymore. Great music playlist too.
Thank you Allium.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2014

Had dinner before the show in town based on reviews. Experience was ok but food service was slow. The food hostess was very nice however.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2014

Our server was great, the decor and ambience were great, our food was very good but the entrees were a bit overpriced. Otherwise a great experience!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2014

The deviled eggs were amazing. I appreciate the different types of food on the menu

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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2014

I'm not a food snob, foodie, or extremely demanding. This worked.
The menu was creative, but not at the expense of superb food. The service was low-key but very competent.

The food was delicious. The "snacks" were wonderful (deviled egg with bacon jam; kimchi), and the entrees were cooked perfectly. The portions were ample. I have a good appetite-this was immensely satisfying. We appreciated the chance to get "just" a scoop of ice cream each.

If the bill was 50% higher I wouldn't have complained. Overall, it was our first, but most definitely not our last time there. Highly, highly recommended.

Final observation - I like room when I eat. They could have crammed more tables in. They didn't. Good for them.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2014

THe food and service were great! The place gets a little noisy because of its small size. Having the bar in the dining room adds to the ambiance. All in all, a very enjoyable place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2014

First time diners and could not have been more satisfied. Fish and vegetarian family. The halibut was so fresh we went looking for a pond in the back of the restaurant and the vegan risotto was also out of this world. Dessert was delish and Jason, our waiter, made great recommendations.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2014

Excellent dining experience. Fresh food, imaginatively prepared, nicely served by well-trained staff.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2014

Absolutely loved it! Everything about it. My girlfriend is vegetarian and the kale salad blew her mind. She asked for a poached egg on top (ordered off the menu, but inspired by the egg that is optional with the burger), which took it to an entirely new amazing level as well... So much so that we told the waitress, and she informed us that those in the know actually come back specifically to get the kale salad with an egg on top regularly. Popcorn was amazing, as was the specialty burger, and the sorbet for desert. Couldn't say better things.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2014

We have eaten at Allium many times and the food is always great. A really innovative menu and we love the small plates, since we like to try a lot of different dishes. Service is inconsistent, but this time it was fine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2014

We arrived and the hostess escorted us to the table. The wait staff seemed savvy and assisted us in our beverage choice. She also recommended a small plate panzanella salad which we enjoyed. I ordered the chicken confit and my husband ordered the tagliattelle pasta with the egg on top. Our dinner was served within 10 minutes of placing the order. We had not even finished the salad. My chicken was far too salty and my husband did not see the reasoning behind adding a poached egg to the dish. They quickly gave me another selection from the menu. It was a very average arctic char. However, the overall experience was only average. Would not hurry back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2014

The appetizers were very good (roasted mushrooms, kale salad) but the entrees were limited and not that remarkable. There were a number of confit items and some sou vide too. What happened to good old grilled and roasted? Service was terrific.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2014

We enjoyed the cuisine, but the room was a little chilly and influenced the ambience negatively. Wait staff could have been more attentive but the food was delicious, so we will return.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2014

There were 4 of us traveling from Connecticut to Great Barrington and dining at Allium for the first time. The food was excellent--inventive and familiar at the same time. The local sourcing of food is greatly appreciated. Service was just right--helpful but not intrusive.

We enjoyed every morsel!

Thank you.

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