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!