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Chez Albert

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178 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002-1978
+1 413-253-3811
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cocktail menu has some very interesting choices. We tried Pear Ginger and Spirit Animal, both of which were excellent. We enjoyed the chicken liver special appetizer and especially liked the Pate de Foie, made on site. The pâté was accompanied by dark fruit jam and course mustard, and served with the restaurant's excellent bread. The main dishes we ordered were... More 

Thank RonW61569
Turners Falls
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The host knows gluten sensitivity is an issue, and knows ingredients well to counsel us. Lamb shank was tender and sauced well -- not heavily. I am reluctant to leave after a meal because the atmosphere is so warm. Bartender loves to craft a cocktail to fit one's mood: she sees it as a creative challenge beyond a G &... More 

Thank johnhA3674EL
Berlin, Germany
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is now the best restaurant in the Pioneer Valley (with Blue Heron in Sunderland giving it a run). A charming proprietor and excellent French cuisine.

Thank Daniel B
Amherst MA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Chez Albert continues to shine in Amherst. Chef Hathaway's seasonal menus use the best of local products to create an homage to French cuisine. Service is relaxed, friendly and attentive. The bartender, Michelle, is a master of the standards but can create a custom cocktail that perfectly matches your mood. You know you are in a bistro because people smile... More 

Thank Amhersteats
Springfield, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our service was very personal, attentive and excellent. Our food was ordinary to delicious. Our waitress was really helpful with drink requests. - She recommended a Vermont gin, which was great; found me a perfect red wine; and had the bar concoct a special warm cider drink for my husband. Main courses weren't anything special.

Thank Alison L S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Chez Albert is the perfect place for a nice, quiet French supper before a movie at the Amherst Cinema or a concert at UMass. Wonderful food, service that is just right. In the middle of town and walking distance to everything. Look for a discount coupon.

Thank ModdyinVermont
New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I ate here during a fall weekend while visiting UMass. No problem getting a reservation and when we told the hostess we were from out of town, she went out of her way to get a the best seat in the house. It was a nice view out the front window. The appetizer specials sounded so good,... More 

Thank ACRower
buenos aires
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Food is tops! Real french , perfect fish, steak and desserts.. Service is awesome and ambience romantic. Bar.Cannot go wrong. We go there regularly

Thank denigalpe
washington, dc
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Daily specials in restaurants are a good sign of a restaurant that strives. Our waiter happened to mention that the chef forages for local mushrooms as well. (We were there in a dry spell, so no fungi for us.) Classic French bistro favorites were on the menu, incorporating local ingredients. Service was excellent and the wine list had some offerings... More 

Thank bdld
Northampton, Massachusetts
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219 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This restaurant is about the best French food that the Pioneer Valley has to offer, but that isn't saying it's great. The food is okay, but nothing special. The ambiance is meh. This visit the service was okay, but just okay. There are better (non-French) choices in the area.

Thank Mike L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002-1978
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-253-3811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?