Pera Bistro

4.3
76 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11.00am - 4.00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4.00pm - 9.00pm

Friday & Saturday: 4.00pm - 10.00pm
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Phone number
(413) 458-8676
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tony Valone
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Neighborhood
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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 Menu, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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

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

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

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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Very nice and informative server.

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HM
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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CL
New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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BS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great — what we’ve come to expect!

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PP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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.

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RD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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s
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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c
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CB
New England
38 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New England
41 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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G
London
30 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!!

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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.

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New England
28 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

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.

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New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

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RS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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r
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!"

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RD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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PK
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

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MK
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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s
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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JV
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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BB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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m
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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