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Eat on North - The Backlot

4.2
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$30 and under
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American
This summer Hotel on North is taking their dining outside into, their Backlot. The Backlot has taken on a new identity as a summertime open air, culinary and cocktail experience in the parking lot of Hotel, just off of Summer Street. It offers guests seating under a tent, lawn games, a full bar and rotating food trucks.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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vipJessicaS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

For covid outdoor eating the space is spacious and service totally fine. This particular food truck was not that great (although the people who worked there are incredibly kind and friendly).

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Sally
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The advertised high rated restaurant was closed. The replacement was a food trailer serving hamburgers, hotdogs jerk chicken and fries. We ordered the fries from the truck and they were delivered promptly. They were average to low quality. We did not order anything else from the trailer. The website for the Hotel North did not provide any information regarding the food we would be offered in replacement of their usual fare. If were informed, we would have made alternate plans and not had a negative view of the situation.

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LouiseF
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Would like to know what food will be available before reserving!
How about fewer "please confirm reservation" emails/texts? Turned out there was hardly anyone there Sat eve 7pm.

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Dave
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great option for a casual outdoor meal - under a tent with great natural ventilation.
Good selection of cocktails and local draft beers. Biggins Diggins food truck had
great BBQ selections and delicious Lobster Rolls at great prices.

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MaryB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food truck food was great and we were able to have a watermelon margarita and stay socially distanced. Great experience I would recommend but check what the truck will be because it changes weekly! Ours was Mexican and lobster roll and was great!

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Toni
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great food and great drinks! Definitely will be going again. Employees did a great job making the experience good while practicing social distancing and wearing masks. Y'all HAVE to try it!

Eat on North - The Backlot
Responded on June 29, 2020

Thank you for your review of the backlot Toni! I am so glad you had a great time. Daniel Zimmer General Manager

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vipCather123
New York Area
541 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious salad, always, any time of year. Mussels were wonderful and an enormous portion. My husband was very happy with his burger, and the fries were real potatoes, sliced and a nice dark brown. All good.

And a good pour of delicious wines made it a great meal.

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marshac
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

service was great...food cooked to perfection. I have been and will continue to be a regular.

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vipcaptmike
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grabbed lunch. Great food, place was not busy but seems the local folks support it well. Also has a hotel attached.
Either way if your looking for good food in Pittsfield this is the spot.

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CherylC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was GREAT...the grilled cheese and tomato soup with the homemade potato chips is sooooo delicious. Our waitress, Saady, was exceptional; very friendly and attentive.

We can't wait to return!

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vipElanaM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and ambiance. Wait staff is very attentive and personable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This was such a disappointing experience
We drove over 30mn to go to this restaurant for my husband’s birthday. Service took forever . Finally the drinks came.
We ordered a crab cake to share as an appetizer
My husband ordered the meat loaf and I the risotto.
The crab cake was raw inside.
After a long while the meatloaf finally came with a mushroom and cheese fondue! Not thé risotto!
I spent the dinner looking at my husband eating as they were preparing the risotto. I ordered another glass of wine which never came.
The waitress was nice and apologetic. Finally the risotto came 🤨 ... it was salty and i couldnt eat it.

Finally the manager came and apologized . We ended up paying only for the meatloaf and one glass of wine.
A very disappointing evening. I doubt this was the kind of mediocre food served at the White House !

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SteveT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Entries served luke-warm, cool. "Reheated" in microwave...

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vipCather123
New York Area
541 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've been many times but finally tried the mussels. Outstanding. Hugh portion, so we were glad we only ordered one entree to share. Short rib special was perfect. Friendly service. We always enjoy this place.

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JohnT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice venue for our group. Food was good as was the overall setting. Service staff struggled a little with the size of the group but ultimately got there and we all had a good time.

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vipCather123
New York Area
541 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Totally reliable in every way. Delicious green salad. Large entree portion. The pork chop was perfectly cooked with yummy sides. Great wine by the glass at reasonable prices. Remains our go to place.

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jen46
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

While we enjoyed our evening there, we were disappointed that one of the dishes had a long dark hair in it and another wasn't cooked properly. They were very accommodating about the problem. dThe menu choices were perfect for our evening.

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Heather
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I saw online they had an oyster bar but there were no oysters available. That was the beginning of my disappointing dinner.

The table that was seated five minutes after us got their drinks and bread plate before the same waitress even took our drink order.

The food was average at best. I had the NY strip steak. I asked for very rare it came out medium and it had no flavor. My husband had the fish and chips, fish was mushy and freezer burned and the chips were greasy and under cooked. He was not happy with his meal either.

We had two drinks each. In the end the bill was over $100. It was definitely not worth it. I would never go back there.

Nice atmosphere and staff but overpriced for the mediocre food.

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vipElanaM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Nice ambience. Pleasant waitstaff, but slow and inconsistent service.

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FrancesS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about the restaurant...from the decor to the service to the eats...presentation and taste was excellent.

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Peace
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great space with a "California" hip space feel. Food was very good and the service was fine. The bar scene is cool with a raw bar on the weekends. My only complaint would be the loud band on Friday night.

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SeafoodLover
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

the ambiance of the restaurant is lovely and the food was delicious! Because a small quartet started playing during our meal, we went to the bar after dinner and had a drink while enjoying the music.

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Gina
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Not crazy about the menu. Poor choices for non red meat folks. Peppers in too many dishes as flavor or fill. How about some diversity. Mussels very dull. All in all menu a bit on the heavy side. Service quite slow. Beautiful and pleasant place. Lots of promise. Keep working at it!

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vipLillie
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice spot. We went there with 2 young children and staff was very accommodating. Excellent burger.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This place is different than a lot of Berkshire restaurants in that it has more of a city feel. It’s not in a charming old house or inn, it’s attached to a hotel in Pittsfield. I liked the decor and space between the tables. It was comfortable. The service was a bit slow, but he was nice, but the lack of pre-bussing was annoying. The kitchen didn’t come through on a couple special requests. The food was good, and well presented. Will go back.

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Kazzie
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Waiter friendly enough and service ok food average

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ChrisNJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, we had salads, raw bar itemd and deviled eggs as appetizers. Followed by meatloaf, pizza and hamburgers. Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection. Service was friendly and attentive. Would go back for sure.

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vipfoodislove
New England
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The best part of Eat on North is their raw bar. We had a dozen oysters (being big oyster fans) and it did not disappoint. I didn't see the seafood tower on the printed menu (it was online) but the shrimp cocktail was also very good.

Another hit was the pasta bolognese. I kept eating it off my husband's plate.

Overall, good service and good food. It's priced high for the area, but it's trying to be reminicent of big city dining, and is worth the price.

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PaulW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fun place to eat, the wait staff was fun and attentive and the food was great. Had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

First of all most of the food was ok. The place is nice. Drinks were good but “short”. The biggest issue was the server who was totally inept. We were seated and the room was half filled. After 10+ minutes he showed up and said I’ll get you bread, do you want a drink? Ten minutes later the drink showed up (short). Ten minutes later he came back and asked if we wanted bread? After he delivered the bread we ordered. One on the orders was for a medium rare steak. Everything was delivered but the steak was nearly raw. You would think a server would see that and get it fixed. Well he did’nt. Fifteen minutes later we had to wave down the hostess to address the problem, which she did. Then we waited and waited for the check. Again he was invisible and after fifteen minutes he delivered it. After around ten minutes he showed up and I tried to give him my card he actually used both hands to waive me off. Again we found the hostess and she took care of it. This was a special evening for my wife and family.

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vipTimothyL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Service was distracted and slow.

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vippurerich
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I could have given them a better review for the food - because the bread was good. Never got a chance to eat or drink anything else. We arrived for our 7PM reservation and waited by the hostess desk for 10 minutes as the line built up behind us. We were finally seated at 7:15 and they brought us bread and water. Then we waited for 15 minutes, but the waitress never showed. The one serving the table behind us walked by and glanced at us, but didn't say anything. We had a show to attend, so we ended up getting a slice of pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Totally understaffed. Had to wait over

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vipCather123
New York Area
541 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The salad was delicious. Wine was great. Pork was a bit overcooked but tasty. The live music was too loud! We had been having a great time talking to our friends but once the music started that was that. The folks in the bar loved it but those in the dining room weren't so keen. Good musicians but unnecessarily loud.

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vipcaptmike
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great burger and homemade chips
Will dine here again

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JaclynD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tomato soup was the best I’ve ever had! I also had the burger which was great!

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LauraC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner there. I ordered a basic hamburger, which was one of the best hamburgers I have ever eaten. My companions both ordered the fish fry and they loved their food. The restaurant was quiet and clean. Our server was attentive and made wonderful suggestions for our meals.

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Flamenca
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is outstanding.

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vipLenox
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice location; great warm bread served. Nicoise tuna was inedible—a can of Starkist solid white would have been a vast improvement over industrial tuna served for $26.

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Eat on North - The Backlot is rated 4.2 stars by 410 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.