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Allium Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gastropub
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42 Railroad St # 44, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1521 (Main Street)
+1 413-528-2118
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17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Allium has amazing food, I've been there two times and have been thoroughly impressed each time. The most recent time I got dinner and had their mussels in a white wine and tomato sauce, which was amazing. Perfect serving size. The restaurant itself has a very nice aesthetic and looks beautiful. Definitely recommend! It's in the medium price range towards... More 

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Thank Taylor M
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My teenage daughter and I wanted a nice dinner out and most of our favorite places were packed with families after skiing. We didn't want a noisy, packed restaurant; so, we decided on Allium (which tends to not have families with young kids due to the menu choices) and they had a table available. The hostess was friendly and inviting... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with the family, there were 9 of us. It was one of the few restaurants that took reservations. The food was good. The kale salad was great as was the fried pickled onions. The steak was ordered by most of the group and it was nicely done. Although the marinade was too strong for the kids. The... More 

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Thank EssexTiredDad
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go here often to enjoy the bar..and the truffle popcorn. The bartenders make great margaritas, and the popcorn is to die for. I have never sat down for dinner here, but I have ordered apps and have not been disappointed. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a nice dinner to anyone wanting to go out for a... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to allium, the first almost a year ago. As before, we found the place welcoming, warm, comfortable and relaxing. Tonight, we had fried chickpeas with Bombay spice, hen of the woods mushrooms, and steam buns with pork belly from the small plates menu; and house-made tagliatelle from the large plates menu. All were excellent. The... More 

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Thank Jon L
Wilton, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely table by the window. Locally harvested, unique combinations of ingredients. Try the popcorn, The burger is fantastic.

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Huntington, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

After having read the reviews, I wanted to see wanted to see what they were all about! Made a reservation and was immediately seated at the proper time. The restaurant was about 50% full. As I wear a jacket and tie every day, I was, perhaps a bit dressed down in a hoodie and jeans. The first table they took... More 

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Thank Elliot D
Roslyn, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

For a few years we've gravitated to Allium on our annual trip to GB. They take reservations and are conveniently located. Yes we put up with lots of noise when seated on the bar side, and well meaning but harried wait staff, and the occasional table by the kitchen across from the bathroom. But the food is usually good. But... More 

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Thank Les N
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is the only repeat restaurant visit we have each year we return to the Berkshires. The ambiance is fun and festive and the service is friendly and extremely competent. I've been with parties as big as 6 and as small as 2 and it's been wonderful at every level.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Service was great. Food very good. I would recommend the onion rings. the burger. fish taco and the NY strip. my wife had the mussels. She said they were ok but not exceptional.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Railroad St # 44, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1521
    (Main Street)
  • Public Transportation: For public transportation within Berkshire county, contact Berkshire Regional Transportation Authority (BRTA) at (413) 499-2782 or (800) 292-2782. Great Barrington is also served by Peter Pan Bus (800-343-9999) and Bonanza Bus (800-343-9999) companies.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Great Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 413-528-2118
Description
Allium Restaurant + Bar serves casual contemporary American cuisine highlighting the best of the season in support of independent farmers and artisan producers using sustainable practices. The food is handcrafted by Chef Dan Hardy and his team; they take great care to source local and seasonal ingredients including farm-fresh produce, meats and cheeses. Menu items are paired alongside seasonal and small-production wines, small-batch microbrews and local spirits. Located in the heart of downtown Great Barrington at 42 Railroad Street, Allium Restaurant + Bar serves dinner nightly beginning at 5 p.m. and offers a late-night bar. All major credit cards are accepted. Co-owned and founded by Nancy Thomas and Bo Peabody, Mezze Restaurant Group is comprised of Allium Restaurant + Bar in Great Barrington, Mezze Bistro + Bar in Williamstown and Mezze Catering + Events, which provides full-service event planning. Mezze Restaurant Group is a member of Berkshire Grown, Slow Food and the Berkshire Visitors Bureau.

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