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Pera Bistro

4.3
4.3
76 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean

Pera Bistro offers a wide range of food, specializing in Mediterranean and American bisto fare.

Specialties include fresh pasta, Norwegian salmon, lamb kebabs, lamb burger, local goat cheese platter, anti-pasta platter, falafel, hummus and tabouli.

Full service restaurant, located in downtown Williamstown, MA. For more information, please visit www.perabistro.com.

Gluten free and vegetarian options available.

All major credit cards are accepted.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11.00am - 4.00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4.00pm - 9.00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 4.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Phone number

    (413) 458-8676

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tony Valone

  • Neighborhood

    Williamstown

  • Parking details

    Convenient parking lots close to the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Starters

  • Fresh Baked Baguette/ Herbed EVOO$2.75

    • Soup Du Jour$4.00

      chef's daily inspiration

      • Pera Sampler$18.00

        hummus, tabouli, spanakopita, grape leaves, falafel

        • Pera Style Pan Seared Falafel$8.00

          cusabi, tahini

          • Spanakopita$8.00

            feta cheese, spinach, red onion

            • Humus Plate$8.00

              warm lavas

              • Tabouli$7.00

                tomato, onion, mint, parsley, lavash

                • Beet & Pear Timbale$10.00

                  walnut, goat cheese, balsamic glaze

                  • Mussels Du Jour$11.00

                    chef's daily inspiration

                    Rustic Flatbreads

                    topped with citrus arugula

                    • Buffalo Chicken$12.00

                      onions, scallions, blue cheese

                      • Spiced Ground Lamb$13.00

                        goat cheese, basil

                        • Mediterranean$11.00

                          kalamata, onion, tomato, feta cheese

                          Salads

                          add to any salad: chicken +$4 | falafel +$4 | shrimp +$7 | salmon +$8 | lamb +$10

                          • Pera Salad$12.00

                            arugula, dried cranberries, crumbled goat cheese, toasted walnuts, sherry vinaigrette

                            • Greek Salad$10.00

                              mixed green, feta cheese, kalamata olives, tomatoes, cucumber, red onions

                              • Classic Caesar$10.00

                                herb brooch croutons

                                • Water Melon & Feta$12.00

                                  mixed greens, toasted almonds, pomegranate dressing

                                  • Artisan Greens$8.00

                                    shaved aged parmesan, balsamic vinaigrette

                                    Handcrafted Sandwiches

                                    Choice of: artisan greens or chips

                                    • Lamb Burger$13.00

                                      fresh ground lamb, arugula, feta, cusabi

                                      • Lamb Kebab Wrap$15.00

                                        arugula, feta cheese, tzatziki sauce

                                        • Chicken Kebab Wrap$12.00

                                          mixed greens, feta cheese, maple chipotle dressing

                                          • Falafel Wrap$11.00

                                            mixed greens, cusabi dressing

                                            Artisanal Pastas

                                            we serve fresh pasta

                                            • Wild Mushroom Ravioli | Cream of Marsala$19.00

                                              • Lamb Bolognaise | Herb Tomato, Pappardelle$20.00

                                                • Shrimp or Chicken Fra Diavolo$19.00

                                                  chili flakes, shallots, tomato, white wine, garlic, fusilli

                                                  • Polenta Napoleon$16.00

                                                    roasted eggplant, tomato, spinach, goat cheese

                                                    Entrees

                                                    • Ciopinno Stew$24.00

                                                      seafood stew w/scrod, mussels, shrimp, calamari, white wine saffron

                                                      • Grilled Salmon$22.00

                                                        artichoke, vegetable de jour, lemon-caper butter

                                                        • Mediterranean Scrod$19.00

                                                          tomatoes, feta, basil, onion, peperoncini, kalamata olives

                                                          • Grilled Chicken Kabob$19.00

                                                            bulgur pilaf, tzatziki sauce

                                                            • Grilled Lamb Kabob$25.00

                                                              bulgur pilaf, tzatziki sauce

                                                              • Mixed Kabob$22.00

                                                                grilled chicken and lamb kabob

                                                                • Grilled NY Sirloin Steak$25.00

                                                                  vegetable de jour, roasted garlic butter, crimini mushroom

                                                                  For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                                                  What 76 people are saying

                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                  4.3
                                                                  4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                                  • 4.3Food
                                                                  • 4.4Service
                                                                  • 4.2Ambience
                                                                  • 4.2Value

                                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                                  1. B

                                                                    Boston

                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on January 26, 2018

                                                                    overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                    Grape leaves were excellent. Lamb kabab was overcooked & tough. Other guest with me had good dinner. Would rate restaurant overall as good.

                                                                  2. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New England

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on January 19, 2018

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Pera is warm and inviting. Our meal was delicious and our server Tabatha elevated the evening beyond our expectations. Go and enjoy!

                                                                  3. O

                                                                    Oreo

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    25 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    25 reviews

                                                                    Dined on January 18, 2018

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Fantastic food. Very nice and informative server.

                                                                  4. HM

                                                                    HusseinM

                                                                    Poconos

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    Dined on January 12, 2018

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Very good meal. Authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Very good service and flexible about menu items to help please finicky kids.

                                                                  5. d

                                                                    dsnyc

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on January 8, 2018

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                    Food was delicious. Large portions and presented nicely. Great service. Highly recommend.

                                                                  6. CL

                                                                    ColleenL

                                                                    New England

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on December 3, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent food and service, very accommodating with our guests! A great option for business meals.

                                                                  7. t

                                                                    tmac86

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                    Dined on December 2, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Food was fresh and tasty and service was excellent. especially enjoyed the falafel and baba ganoush. there was a large party in restaurant at same time but did not slow down our service.

                                                                  8. BS

                                                                    BlockStar

                                                                    New England

                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                    Dined on November 5, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Our third visit here; from 3 hrs down the pike, during our visits to Mass MOCA. Very reasonably priced, excellent menu.

                                                                  9. MB

                                                                    MaryB

                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on November 4, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Just great — what we’ve come to expect!

                                                                  10. PP

                                                                    PhillyPhoodie

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 31, 2017

                                                                    overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                    Pera is a cozy neighborhood restaurant with well prepared food at a good price. The service was friendly and competent. The bean soup and the mushroom appetizer were particularly tasty.

                                                                  11. RD

                                                                    RosanneD

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    18 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    18 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 22, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                    A lovely dinner, as always! Our friends were new to Pera, and they loved it, too! Thank you.

                                                                  12. NY

                                                                    NewYorker1

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 22, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We met friends there for dinner on a Sunday evening. Authentic Turkish cuisine which we thoroughly enjoyed. Excellent service and advice in terms of ordering. The restaurant has a good wine list and we enjoyed our selections. We ordered an assorted starter plate for appetizers and then our entrees.

                                                                  13. s

                                                                    scott

                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                    19 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    19 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 20, 2017

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                    Shared tapas and wine with two old friends. We had no problems selecting a variety of plates which we passed around as they came out. The server graciously accomodated one of our group's food allergy. A good time was had by all.

                                                                  14. SL

                                                                    SusanL

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on October 19, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Four of us ordered a variety of menu options, all were delicious.

                                                                  15. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on October 15, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We discovered this restaurant while on a weekend getaway. We love the Mediterranean flair and the service was excellent. The food was wonderful and the wine reasonably priced. The owner was in the restaurant and made us feel right at home. We would definitely come back to Pera if we are ever in Williamstown again!

                                                                  16. s

                                                                    swpk

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on October 6, 2017

                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                    excellent, server was very friendly and knowledgeable, I liked the food, and would recommend it to others.

                                                                  17. c

                                                                    caesarsmum

                                                                    New England

                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                    Dined on September 30, 2017

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                    We discovered Pera during a visit to Williamstown in 2014 and were pleased to return this year to enjoy their great food and friendly service once again. Hope to return sooner next time!

                                                                  18. e

                                                                    emily123

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on September 22, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    good food, somewhat limited menu but all options looked / tasted very delicious! i had a blood orange margarita and would highly recommend. a bit loud and energetic, nice but not necessarily fancy. staff were all so friendly and patient.

                                                                  19. CB

                                                                    CarlBigDaddyJ

                                                                    New England

                                                                    44 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    44 reviews

                                                                    Dined on September 10, 2017

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                    My seafood medley special was delicious with a wonderful sauce. The waitress/barmaid was very accommodating and ensured we had the requested window seats. My wife had the kabobs but should have got them medium rare. First time visit and would go back.

                                                                  20. A

                                                                    Alisa

                                                                    New England

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on September 9, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great food, service and ambiance. I can't wait to go back

                                                                  21. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New England

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on September 4, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Our second visit and we loved our meal. The staff was very attentive. We will be back again soon I hope.

                                                                  22. l

                                                                    longponder

                                                                    New England

                                                                    47 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    47 reviews

                                                                    Dined on September 2, 2017

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                    We had an excellent dinner at Pera Bistro and we are glad there is another ethnic food option in Williamstown. The service was prompt and the food very good. We particularly appreciated the complimentary beans with olive oil and seasonings that were served before our meals arrived. Atmosphere was warm and cozy and it was not too noisy. We will be back.

                                                                  23. G

                                                                    Grammy

                                                                    New England

                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                    Dined on September 2, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Enjoyed their special soup of the day - I like highly spiced and this fit the bill. Their PEU mussels in white wine were extra good!!

                                                                  24. a

                                                                    ak2400

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    2.0

                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                    Dined on September 1, 2017

                                                                    overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                    The problem with monopolies are that they don't need to keep improving. It's the only grown up place in town and they k ow it. The rest is for the students. Anyway, although the meet was tender and nice it lacked in flavor, simplicity characteristic of a Greek or Turkish restaurant and the condiments were all cheap. If you must you must as there is. Ot much Choice (at least that would be seriously any better) in the area despite some serious research.

                                                                  25. A

                                                                    Astonishing

                                                                    New England

                                                                    28 reviews

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    28 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 25, 2017

                                                                    overall3food3service1ambience4

                                                                    Pera came highly recommended. The dining room is beautiful and interesting. The menu was varied, but the food tried to do too much with strange combinations of too many ingredients. The scallops were overpowered by the bed of lentils. The main problem was service. The waitress served other tables and occasionally glanced at us at a corner table but took about 15 minutes to bring menus. Later, it was hard to get her attention and she seemed somewhere between bored and indifferent. It was a disappointment. That was in contrast with the enthusiastic and cheerful greeting at the front desk when we came in.

                                                                  26. w

                                                                    wyab

                                                                    New England

                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 20, 2017

                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                    We really enjoyed this restaurant, where the service and welcoming atmosphere were lovely. The food was fresh and delicious and the menu was varied. We will return there. It is close to musuems and art galleries and easy to get to.

                                                                  27. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on August 19, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Pera was a fabulous experience for our lunch anniversary celebration. Good food and great service. It is a superb place

                                                                  28. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Fort Lauderdale

                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 18, 2017

                                                                    overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                    Wait staff were attentive and good team work. It would have been nice if we had a heads up on how large the appetizers were or that there was a variation on the hummus. Our main course was dessicated (kabobs) . Dessert ( baklava) was quite good.

                                                                  29. RS

                                                                    RichardS

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    23 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    23 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 18, 2017

                                                                    overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                    Actually had dinner. Supposedly Turkish! Why sangria? Food with pork? Result is lack of focus and hence middle of the road. Service is mixed at best. If only the place were truly Turkish!! Otherwise muddled.

                                                                  30. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New England

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on August 17, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    As always we were greeted as valued customers and enjoyed a wonderful meal (the shrimp Fra Diavalo was great). The drinks menu is expanding and becoming more interesting and the wait-staff was knowledgeable as always. This is out favorite North County dining spot.

                                                                  31. D

                                                                    Derk

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    59 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    59 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 16, 2017

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                    Just a chance on Open Table to find a restaurant in Williamstown; turned out to be an exceptional choice. Friendly. local, and, above all, creative cuisine.

                                                                  32. T

                                                                    Talofa

                                                                    New England

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 15, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    A friend recommended you knowing we were going to the theater. We were in early and delighted to see the place fill up so quickly. A sure sign of a good restaurant. Definitely booking if I return and will also "spread the word!"

                                                                  33. RD

                                                                    RosanneD

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    18 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    18 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 12, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We had a wonderful dinner for two at a lovely table. Excellent service. Thanks to hostess & server, who also made our drinks. We emphasised the traditional Turkish Mediterranean aspects of the menu from cocktails & starter to mains & Turkish coffee and a lemony dessert. We've visited a number of times before & will continue to return & highly recommend.

                                                                  34. PK

                                                                    PhilipK

                                                                    New England

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 12, 2017

                                                                    overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                    The quality and taste of the food was good. Portions were small, and we left hungry. Service was fair at best, and seemed very disorganized. Servers kept coming out of the kitchen with food and not knowing where to deliver it. Overall, disappointing.

                                                                  35. MK

                                                                    MaryK

                                                                    New England

                                                                    24 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    24 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 12, 2017

                                                                    overall5food3service4ambience4

                                                                    Plesant place in Williamstown for lunch or dinner. Nice menu for meat eaters or vegetarians. Fits in a budget.

                                                                  36. s

                                                                    southerngal1

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    47 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    47 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 8, 2017

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                    Nice pre-theater dinner/delicious lamb burger and kabob. Tasty Greek salad. Waitress wAs delightful, knowledeable and helpful. Very pleasant experience

                                                                  37. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New England

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on August 5, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Great place! Do not miss this place when you're in Williamstown!

                                                                  38. JV

                                                                    JwfVt

                                                                    New England

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 5, 2017

                                                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                    We have been here many times before. I hate to give the food only 3 stars this time but my salad was overdressed, the falafel wrap pita was not as moist as is typical (over crisped) and the falafel not as flavorful as previously remembered. We'll probably be back though- we love this place overall.

                                                                  39. BB

                                                                    BobfromtheBerkshires

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                    Dined on July 31, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We like Pera's because of the unique menu choices. We especially love their salads, and their mussels are superb.

                                                                  40. m

                                                                    mmininy

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    22 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    22 reviews

                                                                    Dined on July 30, 2017

                                                                    overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                    The baba ganoush was the best we ever had and the best course of the evening. Mains (including my mixed grill) were bland. Cocktails were terrible, the waitress makes it, so stick with wine.

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                                                                  Pera Bistro is rated 4.3 stars by 76 OpenTable diners

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                                                                  Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                    Williamstown

                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                    Lunch: Daily: 11.00am - 4.00pm

                                                                    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4.00pm - 9.00pm

                                                                    Friday & Saturday: 4.00pm - 10.00pm

                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                    Mediterranean, American

                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                    Casual Dining

                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                    Business Casual

                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                    Convenient parking lots close to the restaurant.

                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                  • Executive chef

                                                                    Tony Valone

                                                                  • Additional

                                                                    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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