Gramercy Bistro

4.3
595 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
Chef Alexander Smith is always committed to using the finest and freshest ingredients around. Supporting independent farms, locally and abroad, since opening in 2001. We buy organic, farm raised food and are proud members of Berkshire Grown.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday-Sunday 5pm-Close
Sunday Brunch: 11am-2pm
THANKSGIVING: SEATINGS BEGINNING AT 1PM. PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS, OR MORE INFORMATION.
CLOSED MONDAY & TUESDAY THROUGH WINTER.
WE WILL RESUME MONDAY NIGHT DINNER SERVICE IN SPRING.
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Phone number
(413) 663-5300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alexander Smith
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Catering
Chef Alexander Smith takes his restaurant philosophy out of the kitchen. We are flexible and offer a wide range of menus, price points, and service styles. From drop-off events to full-service event planning, Gramercy Bistro is committed to fine food.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
St Anthony Drive
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 595 People Are Saying
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New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal and very good service in a lovely atmosphere.

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MB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere
Excellent service
At first music was too loud and we barely had to say anything and the management turned it down so we had a very pleasant dining experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and wonderful service!!

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o
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous & delicious
Beautiful spot to have brunch. The food was delicious. Excited to come back & have dinner.

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AM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to return to Gramercy Bistro after holding our daughter's wedding rehearsal dinner there four years ago. We had a wonderful time then with our large group, and a wonderful meal for just the two of us this past weekend. The service was attentive, and our waiter answered our questions about the menu, helping us to choose from many delicious options. (I had the trout amandine and my husband chose the sweetbreads - both dishes were perfectly prepared.) The wine was reasonably priced and very good. Gramercy Bistro is pretty and sophisticated, yet very comfortable and low-key. We enjoyed being able to hear one another throughout the meal, which can be such a challenge in so many restaurants.
Thank you, Gramercy Bistro, for a pleasurable, memorable dining experience. We wish we lived closer so we could dine with you more often!

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W
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Seven people had varied dinners with no clunkers. Special salads and soup particularly good. Mains well prepared with sweetbreads and trout stood out. By far the best food Ihave had in North Adams.

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WT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grader you is outstanding. Our meals ( scallops for me and butternut squash ravioli for my wife) were delicious. Gramercy has transformed an old building into a quiet, softly lit art filled room. Service was unobtrusive and excellent. An outstanding dining experience.

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CE
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal. Sushi and paella were superb. Wait person’s recommendations for food and wine were on target.

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f
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I dined here before a concert at Mass MOCA and were pleasantly surprised. He said the filet mignon was the best steak he's ever had (and believe me, we have had many.) I had sweetbreads which were wonderful, and our crab cake to start was also good. I'd make the drive to return to this restaurant for their excellent food, service, and atmosphere!

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was great but did not come out together and the waiter brought the wrong meal for one of our party.

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SD
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant. Food, decor, service. The location at MASS MOCA makes it all the more special.

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DL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic menu with many options. Scallops were spot-on and crab cakes were the best I've had outside of MD. Nice wine list.

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LI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a hidden treasure at mass mocha it is a not to miss Restaurant you got to go

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l
New England
40 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We have dined at Gramercy Bistro many times since they opened in 2001. The food has always been very good and the service very good as well.
Although they tout a seasonal menu, it is, with few exceptions, basically the same. We wish they would change it up more because they do a fine job with every dish we have had.
Excellent starters with complementary marinated vegetables and olives and delicious warm bread.
Prices are fair and service is efficient.

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S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

One of the best kitchens in the No. Berkshires. Service was very slow on this visit, a departure from good service previously. The interesting and reasonably priced wine list is a plus.

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K
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonder service! The food was delicious! We both had the terrific crab cake appetizers- made just how we like them- crispy on the outside and yummy on the inside! Great sauces too! Then Tuna- great! The only part that could be improved was the cocktails- maybe it was the bartenders day off? We will definitely return!

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I’ve eaten here several times and it’s been a decent meal and experience. However, this time it was not a good experience. Firstly, we arrived 15 min before our reservations and it took quite some time before the host came to us. We asked if we could be seated early. He said there wasn’t a table ready. So we sat at the bar for 20 min noting that there were 7 empty tables including the one we were eventually seated at. They were not busy and had plenty of wait staff. We ordered the paella and coq au vin. The paella was bland and rice undercooked. The coq au vin was thickened with too much flour and the veggies drenched in butter. For dessert I had he caramel tart which was delicious.
The service was very poor and food ok ( except dessert) I won’t be eating here again.

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DR
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Paella was dry and burnt. cesar salad had very little dressing on it. French onion soup was salty and had too little cheese melted on it.
Drove there from Williamstown for dinner before theater and would not go there again.

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E
Charleston
137 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for both lunch and dinner. Food was excellent. The Caesar salad was perfect. Scallops were very good. For lunch the smoked salmon BLT was delicious as was the frittata. Will definitely return.

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MS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We went to this restaurant on a Monday evening and it felt like the C team was on. There was a table behind us that have not been cleared from lunch, the waiter seemed uninterested and the food was very mediocre. The reviews we had right before had made it out to be a much better restaurant. Maybe we should try it on a Friday or Saturday night sometime

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s
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately there was apparently no bartender on the evening we went, which was on a Friday night, which was incredibly unfortunate.
I commend the wait staff for doing the absolute best they could (and they were wonderful... especially under such circumstances), but they should not have had to run behind the bar and mix drinks for the tables they were serving as well. Quite unacceptable.

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JC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner at Gramercy Bistro. The food was good and the service was also good. My only issue is that there were small flies like fruit flies around me all during dinner.

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T
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was very good - light but very tasty paella and wonderful sesame tuna. The service was friendly but very slow - only two servers for the entire room so it certainly was not their fault. The lighting was horrendous - no lights had been turned on despite the fact that it was 8:00 pm. When we requested some light, they turned on a very few - guess they want that dark and somber atmosphere.

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SG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

These films know got to do vegan! Call ahead... DELICIOUS!

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NP
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

We had eaten at Gramercy Bistro many times before, but mainly for dinner, very occasionally for lunch, and never before last Sunday for brunch. When three couples, Harvard classmates and spouses, decided to meet at Mass MoCA and join us there for lunch, I insisted we eat at Gramercy, rather than at the much noisier cafe in the museum. The six out-of-owners all enjoyed both the ambiance and the food, but my husband and I were very disappointed in the menu, and not that happy with what we ordered (the tuna salad nicoise—which wasn't served rare and arrived without the egg, both of which aspects were featured in the menu—and the Cobb salad), though there was nothing else on the menu that appealed at all. We would go back there, of course, since it's currently our favorite of the very few restaurants in our underserved part of Northern Berkshire County, though it would be better if the brunch menu were more varied. Recently we have enjoyed wonderful breakfast dishes with poached egg in Sydney, one with Portobello mushrooms and spinach, and one over quinoa and roasted vegetables. I offer these as suggested menu items to the chef.

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R
New York Area
195 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Gramercy Bistro is on the grounds of MassMoca and is therefore the best place to dine when visiting it. It was not crowded when we visited, and hence very quiet and pleasant for our party of nine. The menu covers all the bases, and there are usually specials (I had the trout special). Service is good although you may have to flag the server to get between courses attention.

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MM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gramercy Bistro is probably the best restaurant choice in the Williamstown/North Adams area for reliably good food and service in an upscale bistro atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We should have know something was off when the dining room was less than half full at 7 on a Saturday night. A friend recommended this restaurant as a good spot to eat while visiting MassMocha. Unfortunately we were a little underwhelmed. The food was pretty bland despite sounding interesting. We got the chicken which was described as a breast but came on the bone with all the skin which was not crisp. The scallops entree with potatoes wasn't particularly exciting either. Our server was very nice and was really the most positive part of the overall dining experience.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love it everytime we go. Staff can be a bit confusing at times, but the rest is great. Excellent cuisine - French twist. Very well done and 2 dining Chefs approved :)

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HO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Courteous and prompt service!
Definitely worth a return visit!

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DD
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The food was very good and service was Great. My only complaint regards cleanliness. We sat at a table for two next to the window which was very dirty as was the base of the floor. Three flies and some other winged thing on the window was unappealing. Gramercy really needs to clean this up.

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B
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I was not impressed and think it is overrated and overpriced. The bread was good. My salad was good. The vegetable soup was mediocre and it seemed commercially made -not from scratch. The desert also seemed "made somewhere else. Service was fine - just not particularly friendly. Overall a blah experience.

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s
New England
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Like most restaurants it's too noisy but everything else was excellent.

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PJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quiet place with limited but very well chosen menu. Very much enjoyed our pre theater meal.

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S
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was probably the third or fourth time we have visited Gramercy over the last six or seven years, and were a little disappointed with the food and the service this time. While the food was still good, it held back on flavors; the chicken was served a little dry and the tuna was over seared. The caesar salad was ordinary, at best. Service was good until about the last 20 minutes when we had to wait a long time to receive the check.

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W
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch on July 5. Inventive menu, great presentation, extremely good food, courteous and competent service.
We had the same experience in 2017. We will return in 2019.

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m
Miami
99 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed dinner, my wife, not so much, basically because she did not care for the sauce served with her scallops. But the salad, bread and wine were all very good. This somewhat hidden special place on the grounds of Mass Moca is a real find in a town where even attempts at finding fine food is a challenge. White table cloths (what's that?), attentive service, a pretty dining room with well spaced tables, attentive, intelligent service, it is worth a try, just find something you like. This place is worth sampling for anyone in the neighborhood for those seeking more than a college hangout. (PS: the chairs and tables in the outside dining area seemed a bit on the flimsy (cheap) side in relation to the rest of the establishment. Maybe just for pre dinner drinks?)

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LH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The worst service I’ve ever had. Waited 20-30 min for glass of wine to start. After 1 hour we still did not have our entrees. Can’t say much about food because we left after a mediocre arugula salad (about 45 min in) because we were tired our waiting for our entrees with no attention/apologies. And we did have a reservation.

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall, a favorite place of ours. The food is always good, the menu quite creative, the service good as well. If I have a gripe, it applies to many bistro-style restaurants: they need to increase the size of the vegetable portions. I had the duck breast, which was very good, nice sauce, and served over an ample portion of Swiss chard. But there were just two fingerling potatoes to go with the meal, a disappointment. Still, it did not materially detract from the dining experience. Oh, and a delicious local beer was also available on tap.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars. I love the staff , the freshness of the food, and the vibe. Usually we go for dinner but this time we went for lunch for my bday. We spend a lot of time in williamstown and it’s the perfect combination of casual and sophisticated for family gatherings, a date, or business. They also have some reasonable and tasty vegetarian options which I appreciate!

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