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“Great Find to Wander Into”
Review of The Arts Block

The Arts Block
Ranked #30 of 62 Restaurants in Greenfield
Description: A delightful new arts megaplex...4 floors and two beautifully restored buildings in downtown GReenfield. The Arts Block is something to celebrate. I would be happy to write a review of the recent brunch I enjoyed.
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Description: A delightful new arts megaplex...4 floors and two beautifully restored buildings in downtown GReenfield. The Arts Block is something to celebrate. I would be happy to write a review of the recent brunch I enjoyed.
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Making my weekly stroll through the Farmer's market mid Saturday morning and decided to check at the Arts Block building which donned a red, white and blue flag announcing that it was open for business. I am a long time resident of Greenfield, but I haven't quite figured out the usage for this building since Clark's left the space.

I was greeted by lovely exposed brick walls, an open kitchen, the sound and smell of bacon sizzling on the grill, a talented duo singing Beatles songs playing the guitar and the piano, a chalk board menu with all sorts of enticing goodness, and a server enthusiastically letting me know that a different chef is there every Saturday with a varied menu that incorporates most everything it serves from local farms. I had to try it, of course!

I ordered the breakfast sandwich on a soft, buttery homemade biscuit that was loaded with smoked turkey, crispy bacon, a perfectly fried egg, a slice of ripe avocado, and melted tangy Vermont cheddar. I took a deep breath, relaxed, enjoyed the music, savored my sandwich, sipped on a strong cup of coffee, and watched the world go buy through the big picture window.

Absolutely cannot wait to go back next week and see who's in the kitchen and what's cooking. This was a great value as well. My sandwich was only 5 bucks! I told the server that I could never figure out what was going on in this building and she suggested keeping on eye on it through the newspaper and putting my name on their mailing list which I did before heading out the door on my way back home.

Thank Michie1291
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Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

If you are seeing a show get there extremely early. We bought tickets for a show last nite and when we arrived the place was packed with people, the room had tables and chairs however there were no open spots for us we were told there was a back room but to get there we had to ask about 10 people along the way to please move their chairs so we could squeeze and I mean squeeze by to get to a back room mostly obscuring the stage with a brick wall there someone brought a few chairs for us and our vision was limited to a brick wall with small openings. I found a back way to get to the ladies room and saw about 15 people standing room only near the entrance, for 15 dollars a ticket I believe they should not oversell the capacity to be left after paying that to either viewing a brick wall or standing for the next 3 hours. It is unacceptable therefore we will refrain from attending shows there or recommending it to others.We left at intermission.

Thank kloMassachusetts
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Reviewed 21 October 2014

My son and I were passing through lovely Greenfield at sunset on a recent chilly Saturday night during his fall break from Georgia Tech. We felt hungry and wanted something unique to New England but also quick so we could soon reach our southern Vermont hotel. The lighted window sign for Smithsonian Chowder House Cafe caught my eye, and it looked just right. It was - had a nice variety of homemade soups and sandwiches. I got a chicken pot pie stuffed popover roll, my son got a grilled cheddar sandwich, and both of us had the lobster bisque. Everything was fresh, warm, and delicious. The popover was especially unique and they had several different fillings available. Service (order at the counter, pick up food, and seat yourself) was simple, friendly and efficient.

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Thank Thrifty3
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Very cool and very good priced. There is a soup kitchen attached that's open most days and on most Thursdays and Fridays a show of some sort with a great and nicely priced dinner. Lots of fun and very well done!

Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

It's amazing what's been happening in this block. I love browsing at the Raven used book shop, having an iced coffee in summer at Greenfield Coffee, and hope to get to the Magpie soon! It's too bad this is such a busy intersection, because it would be nice to be able to sit outside here but the corner seems too busy with traffic.

Thank hardymum
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