Cantina 229

4.8
107 reviews
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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
CANTINA 229 IS A SMALL LOCAL STOPPING PLACE FOR CASUAL EATS, DRINKS AND FUN! Cantina 229’s marriage of thoughtful, farm to table, world inspired menu options with casual, location inspired atmosphere make a kind of rural destination dining experience that can’t be compared to anything else in the Berkshires. While there are other fine restaurants in New Marlborough, Cantina 229 offers a range of dining experiences in one location in a much more flexible, fluid atmosphere and more moderate price range. True casual outdoor dining, lawn games, bon fires, a woodstove, great bar, and choice of community style or private seating make this restaurant intriguing to many different people from diverse backgrounds and in any season.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Monday & Tuesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Wednesday & Thursday: Closed; Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(413) 229-3276
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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AM
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The Mussels were amazing, very plump and exceptional flavor.
Pasta with truffles was very good, not amazing.
Great drink!
Great brussel sprouts too.

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DD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cantina 229 rocks!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our daughter’s 21 st birthday and were delighted with the innovative and delicious menu! Really nice ambiance and an upbeat feel! Our only disappointment was that they ran out of the lamb pot pie, which we hope to get next time we dine their! Highly recommend!

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh and his staff are amazing. Couldn't love this place more.

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PD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in all of the Berkshires, which says a lot because there are TONS of great dining options there.... yes even better than the famed Wheatleigh. We were blown away by the entire experience.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the night! The food was very good, the service was excellent and the ambiance was a lot of fun.

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DH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third visit to Cantina 229 and we can’t wait to go back again! The food was outstanding , as well as the service. We chose four vegetarian appetizers for dinner and enjoyed all of them. We tried the homemade soft serve for dessert and it was delicious! We are looking forward to going back thanksgiving with our family.

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d
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fabulous creative food in a fun rustic environment. According to their menu 90% of their ingredients come from 5 nearby local farms! Will definitely return...

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r
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Top three restaurants in the Berkshires. Don't miss it.

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PK
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth the drive, even if it had been twice the distance--beautiful place, inventive, delicious food, great service, overall a spectacular experience and wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary.

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JG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’d wanted to have a meal here for quite some time. We’re thrilled to finally be able to. We loved everything about it.....setting, cocktails, interesting menu, delicious food and attentive and helpful wait staff.

Recommend it unequivocally to everyone looking for a unique dining experience in the Berkshires. Can’t wait for our next visit! Looking forward to bringing family and friends!!

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delight from the lemon verbena margarita to the spicy espresso soft serve.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love Cantina! Never disappoints- top quality, creative food in a beautiful environment.

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EE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was excellent. Nice atmosphere, sort of in the middle of nowhere but a pretty property. Half indoors, half outdoors. Good service. A little pricey, but for good food. A nice 5th anniversary evening.

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t
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love live it. Great fun food, best described as eclectic, multinational. From poke to curries to taco Tuesday to wonderful house made pastas. Lots of local suppliers. Great ambience in an almost barn setting open to the outdoors. Skilled bar service, wonderful staff, good for special occasions as well as casual family dining. Just go.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great setting, friendly and efficient service, eclectic decor and a great vibe. highly recommend!

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique in every way, from the imaginative menu selections to the setting itself. Definitely a place for diners who like creative cooking, also, we noticed, for families with young children who could run around the back yard while the parents enjoyed their food and chat. Also impressed by the friendly and enthusiastic staff. Hunter and Jocelyn, for example, were great. We'll be back before long.

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HF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A unique environment that is beautiful and creates a lovely ambiance. The food is inventive and delicious with a nice Asian twist. Great outdoor space for families in the nice weather but I prefer the indoors. I feel like I am in a treehouse. Very professional service too.

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FD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Cantina 229! Great food, service, and setting.

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IB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find in the Berkshires. One of the best restaurants that we have eaten at in the Berkshires. Very creative menu, and deliciously put together tastes. A real winner. Great service and advice from servers. We went before Tanglewood.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and fun. Love the garden, animals, the lively vibe.

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AR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food by creative chef. Especially love the bibimbap.

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D
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Even better the 2nd time. Good people serving good food in a beautiful setting.

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R
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome every time we go! Great, innovative food. Unique and warm ambiance. Beautiful setting, gardens... Always a delight.

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E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food! A fabulous menu, a very inventive menu. Homemade softserve is perhaps the best thing I have tasted in the Berkshires! An ever changing menu with local ingredients, our favorite place!!!!

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Same as last year. Really missed the spicy corn!!!

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t
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Cantina 229. It has a wonderful ambience of welcome, warmth, fun, young, but welcome to all. The food is multinational, but very locally sourced, and Josh, the chef and owner, and his staff, go out of their way to make new creations which are always creative and new. The cocktail list is compact but filled wit wonders. Try the Mexcal Negroni. The mescals as shots are a special treat. I highly recommend Cantina for everyday, for special occasions, for wedding parties, and for the whole family. It's great year round. In the summer on the good days, wonderful outside, and warm and inviting in the winter. This place is all good. BTW, Taco Tuesday is a lot of fun and a great deal.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot in the Berkshires!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in the Berkshires. The ride there is through beautiful country, the setting of the restaurant is idyllic and the food is always incredibly flavorful. Cantina never disappoints.

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SH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience. We sat outside on a beautiful Berkshire’s summer night. The food and service were superb. Our table had the spring rolls, poke, bibimbap, burgers, chicken, pork belly, and homemade vanilla ice cream. The mojitos were great too. Enjoy!

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P
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this new place! Great vibe, good service, delicious food. Nice option for outdoor dining too. Will be going back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great as always. A rather long wait to be seated but worth it!

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KS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Off the beaten path, but worth the trip. Excellent food in a very casual spot with excellent service.

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L
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Cantina 229. Super food. Super friendly service and accommodating. My daughters have several good-allergies and they always show us the food selections that they can eat. Everyone I have taken loves this place

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E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mint and vanilla soft serve was one of the best things I have ever tasted!

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A jewel of a place in the beautiful Berkshires! Worth the trip-be sure to make a reservation.

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JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The grounds were very nice to walk up to through the field from the adjacent parking lot, but I would say that the hostess was pretty frosty, which didn't set up the experience very well as first time diners to this place as - friendly. I'm not looking for a song and dance when I arrive mind you, but eye contact would be nice. It took awhile for my partner to get used to feeling comfortable there. Not sure if it was the servers at first or what, but eventually the two of us started to feel comfortable and enjoyed the rest of the dining experience.

The craft beer selection was great. The menu and food was also really great. The subdued funky music was great - keeping it quiet enough for us to have a conversation without needing to raise our voices. The drinks were served promptly and water glasses always refilled. In the end our server was attentive and friendly, and we eventually started to see that in other servers, too. Again the view and funky wood decor was very nice.
I'm 50-50 though on returning. Maybe it was an off night, but if I'm going to drive out into the country to have a nice dinner, it should feel like we would be welcomed to make the trip out there.

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RR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere always greay

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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in the Berkshires. Absolutely superb hand-crafted cocktails, wonderful inventive food, friendly and attentive service, great atmosphere and location. Just perfect.

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BS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cantina is a gem--tucked out in the country--atmosphere, inside and outside, is sweet/pastoral/low key/country. Food is fun/creative. Taco Tuesday is GREAT. The basil margarita is one of the best cocktails I've ever tasted. Thanks, Billy!

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