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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. Allium serves dinner nightly beginning at 5 p.m. 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. For more info, visit www.mezzeinc.com.

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:
Jim Corcoran

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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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

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3.8

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Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (26)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
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Special Occasion (16)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for a Date (13)
Casual (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Romantic (7)
Seasonal (7)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Vegan (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Only OK. Waiter knew we had theater tickets but waited over an hour for food to arrive. Sat down at 6:15. Waiter was nice enough but we think he forgot to put in our order. Only went there because I️ could get a reservation through Open Table.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was awesome and our waiter was great! We had almost one of everything on the menu and it was all delicious!! Definitely will go back.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

they changed the menu. Totally awful. Also, there was nobody there. Last year it was hottest restaurant in town. Changed chefs, terrible now.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

As a person with food allergies I was very happy to have many options! The waitress was extremely knowledgeable and comfortably friendly, the chef was very accommodating with my requests. The food was creatively excellent! The staff were excellent! Parking was tricky, but it was Saturday night at the prime dining hour. Overall, I highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were in town for a wedding and saw this place on trip advisor. One of the best meals we had in a long time. Service was good, prices were a little high but the food was tasty. We would recommend and go back when in the area. My wife is gluetin free and she loved the meal.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Casual, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

First time there, pleasantly surprised. Birthday dinner for one of the kids. Nice decor, great service and very interesting menu, that included some things we had never seen on menu before like smoked potatoes and crispy felafel beans. Did I mention great service? both server and busser were amazing!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This was our second meal at Allium. We had a family meal with our adult son and found the service excellent and the food delicious. We could talk and eat with just the right level of attention from staff - always helpful and present, but not hovering. After appetizers, we had the steak, chicken and a combination of two small plates. Especially recommended: the chickpea nibbles appetizer, the kale salad. Good desserts too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Nice upscale restaurant. Had a little wait despite reservation. Service was very attentive.
Food was good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

While the wine list was very progressive and interesting, none of the five dishes we tried were terribly exciting. Everything seemed underseasoned and relatively austere. It didn't help that we were seated right next to a kitchen door that we were promised was a "rarely used prep kitchen." That door swung open a ton during our meal and got slammed shut on more than one occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great restaurant. Food is delicious. Waiter stunk.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Delicious, clever food. Great Barrington is lucky to have it.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is our second time visiting Allium during a weekend trip to the Berkshires. The food is fresh, local sourced, and creative. We like to sit at the bar, and the bartender was knowledgeable and friendly. This is our new favorite restaurant in the area!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a lovely time here. It was 'as advertised'. The ingredients were fresh and you actually taste the freshness. 3 small plates were sufficient. We loved the the shishito peppers, the razor clams with fennel and dill and the brussel sprouts in iberian ham lard. Service was pleasant but they got backed up as the evening got busier. But understandable. Overallgreat. We will repeat with the changing menu.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We selected Allium for our anniversary, and were so happy we did. The food was wonderful, the service was exceptional, and the options worked for us - and we are hard to feed. One of us is vegetarian & gluten-free. We appreciate Allium's farm-to-table philosophy and their honest support of local farms, as well as their special menu items that give these ingredients their opportunity to shine. We had to have the kale salad, love their beets, and were happy that risotto with hen and chick mushrooms were on the menu. Everything we had was delicious!

Tags: Organic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good food but service seems inconsistent each visit.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Had a nice pre-theater dinner at Allium. My wife and I split an appetizer (fried onions & pickles), two small plates (brussel sprouts and a squash/sausage combo) and one large plate (mushroom risotto). With two glasses of wine the total was about $90 plus tip. Food was excellent, much more distinctive than described above, and nicely presented. Service was also excellent. I usually reserve five stars for high end and this was more casual but we had no complaints. Parking was a hassle though ... had to wander around looking for a spot and would up a few blocks away. Afterwards we saw the Paul Taylor dance concert at the nearby Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, which was a real treat! Just picked this one from OpenTable and would recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was a girls weekend and we had booked this restaurant early which was smart as it was very busy. The atmosphere had a Jackson Hole, Wyoming feel to it and it was definitely cozy. Our waitress was amazing, I forgot her name but she's French. She knew the menu well and was able to make very good suggestions. She took all our drink orders and some of us had special requests. Service was great and the food was great. The bar was busy and it did take a little long to get drinks which is only reason I am not putting this place as excellent. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Way, way overpriced for what we got. Close to $100 for 1 shared appetizer, 2 main courses, no drinks and no desserts. Food was fine, but not spectacular enough to merit such pricing.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The food is excellent, especially since the new chef has taken over the kitchen. His wife (?) Sandra (?) is a wonderful waitress. BUT this last time we had another server. Very nice, but a little slow.
Nice that there are new things to choose from almost overtime we go there now.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I keep coming back and am always delighted. Wonderful and interesting menu.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 27, 2017

My only reservation about the restaurant was that tables were too close and conversations nearby were too easily heard. This causes me to talk less and enjoy the night less, simply wanting to leave earlier than I normally would. I would not return for that reason.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food. Fun ambiance. We were in the area for just one night. But if visiting again would definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Nice looking restaurant, too bad the food wasn't as good as the room. Limited menu, I had the strip steak with potatoes, it arrived cool, like it was plated 10 minutes before serving it. My wife had the fish taco containng what looked like the fish sticks that come in a box... just bad. They don't offer bread and the only salad choice was Kale based. So we only had entrees.... I think they need to expand the menu and get their act together. The staff seemed very nice.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

There is a new chef who is phenomenal. Great wine, great waitress (chefs wife!) and GREAT food! Interesting, flavorful and creative. Would love to go again!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Fantastic restaurant in the Berkshires! Great value and very tasty options. We started with the kale and beet salads (yummy) and had a delicious striped bass for the main course. The ambience had a fun and contemporary vibe and our server was awesome. We sat in the bar side of the restaurant and loved it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Lovely food and service from start to finish!!!
Excellent value and a welcoming experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

There were not many choices in Great Barrington/Berkshires on OpenTable, and I picked this one without much research, but it was a fantastic choice, and our local airbnb hosts said it is likely the best restaurant in GB. Our hosts suggest we try the popcorn, pickled onion rings, and kale salad to start and they did not disappoint (she also recommended the Fish Tacos but they were not on the menu that evening). I had Scallops Risotto and my wife had the a vegetarian dish - chickpea panisse, I think. Both were excellent. The menu is relatively limited, but offered great choices between beef, fish, chicken and vegetarian options. Great service, and a nice open atmosphere. Definitely a place to return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Realize new chef but menu has very limited selections! Food was excellent and creative!
Can run up a sizable bill in an ambience which is only fair! Find the bar much more attractive and cozy! Intake at front of house extremely dour! Service staff much more pleasant and accommodating!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent food but slow service and took a long time to receive appetizers and then entrees.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Amazing, top 5 meal in last few years!!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This visit was a mixed experience for our party. The appetizers were all good, as were the hangar steaks, which two of us had. But the one vegetarian option was not good at all - it didn't tie together at all, the flavors didn't go together and part was hot and part was cold. Less than half was eaten. Restaurants like this need to offer at least two vegetarian options and they need to be prepared with the same care and attention as meat and fish dishes.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Slow service. Trout came smelling fishy but offered a free dessert instead of a new entre. Was told fish was "fresh."

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Good food, moderately priced

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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent cocktails. Kale salad and the popcorn are a must order. Falafel and steak were exceptional. Suggest you make reservations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Very disappointing experience. We were the only customers as it was 5 pm on a Friday. The menu was limited and the portion size was suited for a toddler. The quality of the dishes was high, but there was not enough to eat. My friend ordered the steak entree for $28, and 2 thin slices of steak 4 inches long were presented to him. He spoke to the server and the chef sent 2 more slices of the steak over to our table. We will not be returning.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Lovely ambiance and a small but creative menu based on local and seasonal ingredients. We appreciated that when a large group was seated next to our table for two, the waitress asked if we would like to move to a quieter table -- which we were very relieved to do. The kitchen split our shared entree onto two plates without being asked. Only quibble: no salt and pepper on the table, no offer of fresh ground pepper for the risotto (which was pretty bland and definitely in need of both salt AND pepper), and when we asked for pepper, we were given just a tiny pepper shaker, still no fresh ground. For such an upscale restaurant, they should do better! No bread nor offer of bread either. Shared appetizers were delicious, especially the pickled fried onions. (Way better than they sound.)

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Slow and disinterested service. Food was nice though. It seemed that no one was in charge of the dining room and that lack of oversight resulted in confusion and slowness.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Visited Allium a year ago for the first time. Great, imaginative cuisine, loved the deviled eggs. A year later, new chef, limited menu, no deviled eggs. Service is still good, but the cuisine is not what we expected. Will monitor their menu to decide whether or not to visit next year.

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was delicious, as was the wine. However the portions were too small for the amount of money paid. 3 scallops and some veggies was $30...

Fine if you're ok with spending a little extra money. Small portions, get appetizers. Beautiful ambiance, kind staff.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had a very nice experience at the restaurant. It was our anniversary and staff acknowledged the occasion as we were seated which was a good touch. The menu was interesting. While my just ended up being a bit more bland than I had hoped, the chicken was perfectly cooked. My wife had the fish which was better. My feeling was that we just picked the wrong dish but that overall the food in this restaurant was carefully conceived and prepared. We had a very good experience and would go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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