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“Very good food, service could improve”

Allium Restaurant & Bar
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main Street
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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.
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Remarkable food - they try to do things a little differently, and almost always succeed.
Service was slow, and the server seemed uninterested in us.

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

I see that there are some negative reviews, particularly of the service, but they appear to be old, and far from the experience we had. There were four of us, and, when we arrived, the hostess greeted us by asking whether we preferred the ambiance of the bar or a quieter meal in the dining area, which, since we all like conversation, we opted for. As I said, we like to talk; so we didn't exactly order expeditiously. Therefore, the poor waitress had to keep returning to see if we were finally ready. All of us enjoyed our meals, but I'll only report on mine, which I loved. I got the curried garbanzo and vegetable ragout, a dish that was delectably spicy. The service was perfectly good and pleasant to boot. Despite the fact that we live nearby, we had never been to this restaurant. We shall, however, make it a point to return.

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Thank RevL05
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Food at Allium is very good, but our experience was less so. Made a reservation a month in advance. I called at 5 p.m. the day of to confirm. Got to the restaurant well on time. They had lots of empty tables but seemed flustered at our arrival. Sat our party of four at a table for six in the middle of the side room. The floor was so slanted that two of us became seriously dizzy. Book a table at one end of the room or the other. Once they moved us, they ignored us. When we spoke up to inquire about our server, we were told that the long wait for attention was a result of our move. Hmm. Small plates we ordered were delicious. Wine and beer selections were also good. A restaurant of this quality should make everyone feel at home, not just the regulars.

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Thank EZtripping
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Best tacos Ive ever had. Everything is extremely fresh, ingredients and preparation. We had the mushrooms and tacos and then pork loin and vegetables with curry and everything was perfect. Great service too

1  Thank Andrea C
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We had a wonderful dinner at Allium. The menu is not same old, same old. Service was friendly and competent. Food preparation was first rate. Everything was full of flavor.

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Thank LJSE
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