With its picturesque Williamstown setting, Hops and Vines offers a new spin in standard American comfort food and all in the setting of a classic beer garden and brasserie. Emphasis is placed on the wonderful craft beer and the comprehensive wine list, but foods are also carefully selected and prepared to create flawless combinations. With a menu that changes to reflect the seasons, Hops and Vines has an extensive range of draft beers, signature cocktails and wines.
They feature a fun and pub-oriented bar menu with familiar but upscale classics, including poutine with bacon. Their lunch and dinner menus are led by the locally sourced foods, and desserts at Hops and Vines are just as delicious as the rest of the offerings.
A quiet dinner on a Saturday night, maybe because it was early (5:30) and we sat on the Vines side. The Hops side with football on TV was livelier. Amy was our delightful waitress, attentive and careful, but never pushy or intrusive. Appetizers, salads, and entrees were served with well-spaced timing, allowing us to enjoy them without feeling rushed. We were there to relax, so it was just about perfect from our perspective. We skipped the evening specials just because the menu was so attractive. The clams were dressed so well we thought they could be an entree. The lamb meatloaf was delicious. Dessert was a very nice surprise with mini-hot-fudge-sundaes on the menu -- so cute for $2 each, and with a variety of flavors, that we ordered two!
We were up skiing at Jiminy peak and were concerned about fine dining choices. Hope and Vines was excellent! Great food service and experience!
Service was incredible, and the food was good. Portions were a little smaller than I expected, but I had a great experience nevertheless.
Had a lovely 31st anniversary dinner. Great food, relaxed un-rushed atmosphere, cozy yet sophisticated atmosphere.
We went for a special homecoming gathering and were pleasantly surprised with a private table for eight. The staff was knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. The food was outstanding and elegantly presented. A wonderful night!
Great food, very helpful server. The best salads ever! Have recommended Hops & Vines many times.
On my way to MassMoca for a performance and stopped by for a burger. Awesome burger it was. Loved it and the great fries that came with it. The bar has comfortable high seats and are more comfortable than the high seats in the dinning area where we were seated originally. We asked to be moved because the seats were uncomfortable for us larger, shorter folks.
Loved the beer sample we each told the bartender what kind of beer we liked and he custom made one for each of us...the butternut squash risotto was to die for!
Don't bother. The food was mediocre, at best: overcooked fish; dried-out mushrooms; unimaginative-yet-expensive salads. Dessert was acceptable, but not for the price. The room was comfortable and well-lit, but we were serenaded by a spectacularly talentless jazz band, for whom the waitstaff was quite nice to apologize, repeatedly. The waitstaff were friendly, competent and professional. I repeat: Don't bother.
Great Ensemble - live and very talented!
First time to this spot. Found it interesting. We were greeted with one menu item not being available at 7:30 on a Friday evening. Three red wines were available by the glass and the one I chose was not available. Our waitress had good input for a beer selection for my husband. Interesting apps for sharing. I chose the duck breast, which was outstanding and tender. My husband chose the sea scallops and was equally pleased with his selection. Beautifully presented. Good desserts.
We had a good dinner at Hops and Vines. My oysters were fresh and succulent, halibut bedded with a pesto sauce inventive although the fish was a bit dry, and a delicious blend of peas, fava beans and mushrooms as a side.
In honor of my birthday, the chef sent over a sweet following our meal. Very nice! And finally, excellent expresso - all well served by a friendly young woman.
The pork entree was outstanding! As was the mac and cheese we ordered. Unfortunately, the special crab cake was spiced so heavily that you could not taste the crab and the salad I had was way too oily. The "coffee and donuts" dessert was not enjoyable- the mini donut bites were dry and hard. However, the pork dish and the side of mac and cheese, as well as the ambiance and service, were so enjoyable that we are totally going to dine here again.
With limited choices in this idyllic community Hops and Vines offers an interesting menu, comfortable and tranquil dining, a wonderful beer and wine list and pleasant staff. Our dinner was quite good with the exception of an undercooked Creme Brûlée and mediocre french press coffee (why do so many restaurants have trouble brewing a proper cup of coffee!).
This place is a real find in the area-- nice outdoor dining in the flower-filled "Beer Garden". Food is well thought out and well prepared. 2 Vegetarian entrees. Drinks are very good, and a large selection of wines and beers. Even a sommelier. Only flaw was the slow service, fortunately we had allowed 2 hours but had to make the theater at 8. Waitress was lovely but mains took 45 mins to arrive, and any requests either took forever or had to be re-requested. I would go back, however.
We enjoyed dinner before going to the theater and enjoyed all aspects: service, noise level, good food, good beer and wine selection
Exceptional food presentation and tastes. Excellent wine choices and knowledge to assist patrons. Don't expect left overs for next days lunch. Not a criticism, especially as we were from out of town.
We really enjoyed our meal at Hops and Vines.
We sat on the Vines side and had a very attentive young waiter. The vegetarian options are unique and tasty, and the chicken was quite good as well. Delicious strawberry rhubarb cobbler for dessert.
Lovely food, fresh and beautifully prepared. Indoor ambiance is noisier than you'd expect for a small place. Pleasant staff.
H&V has a new, farm-to-table menu. Much better than their previous, fussy, overly-spiced food.