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Food 101 Bar & Bistro

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19 College St, South Hadley, MA 01075-1151
+1 413-535-3101
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband chose this place for our 15th wedding anniversary as a surprise. Thursday night so not crowded, noise level low, a little difficult to read menu due to low lighting but we are both age challenged menu readers, so.... we made do. Server was pleasant and subdued, no "my name is blah blah and I'll be taking care of... More 

Thank sofismon
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152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visited during Family and Friends Weekend, this is a 4 star restaurant. Food is served attractively in a timely manner during a time that was very busy. Wait staff was very professional !

Thank grandmathreet
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The food is always good. The appetizer crab cakes are a favorite of many and can serve as an entree for smaller appetites. I seem to always get a fish dish here and have never been disappointed. The chocolate mousse is excellent and a hearty portion that serves two easily. The inside can be noisy and dark--when weather permits we... More 

Thank Anniebeau413
New York City, New York
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240 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We were brought here by friends who are regulars. The room is lovely and quite upmarket. The service was excellent. An appetizer of 2 salmon sliders was first class, as was the tomato crostini. After that we shared a rack of pork which they kindly divided onto two plates. We can see why our friends come back so often.

Thank john w
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Our family has been dining at Food 101 for years. We've celebrated birthdays, graduations and other special occasions. The menu is limited, but the food is fantastic! There is a way you can rate a restaurant and for me it is with the consistency of the quality of the food. Every time we go it is spot on...no matter what... More 

Thank bpiq
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Food 101 is probably my favorite place to have a great cocktail and wonderful meal! We like to sit at the bar. the bartenders all make a great cocktail and are just pleasant to all the customers. Their food is always spot on.. Salads are fresh, We love the pasta dishes..steak, crab cakes.. Appetizers can be a meal.. Burgers on... More 

Thank buffaloroam
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188 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

What could be better than a casual restaurant that serves excellent food??? We chose to sit at the bar and dine on wonderful crab cakes (Best Ever!) and a side order of fries… The dipping sauces are awesome (especially the horseradish!) If you are anywhere in the area, we suggest you make a special detour to eat at this restaurant.... More 

Thank Barrett
Framingham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Food 101 is delicious! The back room is very loud but worth the noise. Try the braised pork on fried rice. Best item on the menu!

Thank MarySherwin
Omaha, Nebraska
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Food 101 is a bustling restaurant in the Village Center of South Hadley. The one time we had dinner there the dishes were very good but not exceptional. It is moderately expensive. The wine list is fairly extensive with many good selections, all priced reasonably for restaurants. Service was good. It can be quite noisy when busy so it is... More 

1 Thank NEcm104
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

I can't say enough to thank you for such a scrumptious meal, except to applaud your service. In arranging a last minute table for nine on one of the busiest nights of the year (UMASS Graduation) Alyssa was instrumental in putting my fears to rest by graciously offering to seat us on the cocktail room side of her restaurant. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 College St, South Hadley, MA 01075-1151
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  South Hadley
  • Phone Number: +1 413-535-3101

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