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About Pera Bistro

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.

60 Spring St
Williamstown, MA 01267
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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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(413) 458-8676

Website:
http://www.perabistro.com/

Parking Details:
Convenient parking lots close to the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Tony Valone

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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Pera Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (7)
Healthy (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
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Authentic (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Romantic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Spicy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Just great — what we’ve come to expect!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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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·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

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

Tags: Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

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)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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 York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Authentic
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 18, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

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!"

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Fun, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Healthy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The lamb flatbread, spanakopita and watermelon salad have been our favorite starters/small plates this summer. The lamb bolognese is a standout (huge serving, too). Salmon's a good light entree. Lamb kabob was disappointingly tough. Music and ambient noise are perfect for conversation and the staff is always gracious and on the ball.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Great food, great service, great prices. If you are going to be visiting Williamstown, MA, be sure to check it out.

Tags: Vegan
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Will go back many times. Flavors were bright, portions generous, owner came around to ask our opinions. Impressive!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Pera is a district in Istanbul and this restaurant reflects that cuisine. The food is good and the owner is charming. It seemed to be populated by people going to the theater but also a few families.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 20, 2017

The food at Pera is delicious and authentic! The owners from Istanbul have created a menu and environment of hospitality that make it out favorite restaurant in Williamstown. A group of
Omnivores and vegans can eat equally well from the excellent menu. A sampler platter of appetizers is a must to start the meal and add the baba ganoush; it is outstanding. Soups salads and pastas are all fresh and the watermelon feta was particularly delicious this summer. A lovely dining experience.

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