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“Amazing food, service, and location”

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: Romantic, Local cuisine
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 17 January 2017 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 higher price range but the quality of food is worth it.

Thank Taylor M
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

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 and our waiter friendly but professional. We started with the fried pickled onions (one of our favorites along with their popcorn); delicious as usual. My daughter ordered the mussels and I the Steelhead Trout dinner. Both dinners were excellent tasting but my dish could have been hotter (was warm) and the piece of fish larger (especially since it was a $27 dish). We ended our dinner with a chocolate hazelnut budino (really fabulous) and french press decaf coffee. I do wish they had a larger selection of wines by the glass; there were only 3 or 4 selections of each red and white. The restaurant is divided with dining on one side and a bar on the other with a few tables available in the bar.

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 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 only thing that could improve it for families would be some child friendly options.

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Reviewed 26 December 2016

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 nice drink with a friend.

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Thank OK2122
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

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 wine list seems carefully constructed to complement the food. It is not loaded with familiar names, but the variety and quality are comprehensive. The only difficulty we encountered in choosing wines to accompany our dishes (both by the glass and by the bottle) was the embarrassment of riches the list offered; their Italian selections are particularly strong. Server Chris was engaging, helpful, knowledgeable and unobtrusive. We chose Great Barrington as the place to break up our trip from Pennsylvania to Maine specifically so we could re-visit allium, and we're glad we did.

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Thank Jon L
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