Gramercy Bistro

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675 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
Chef Alexander Smith is always committed to using the finest and freshest ingredients around. Supporting independent farms, locally and abroad, since opening in 2001. We buy organic, farm raised food and are proud members of Berkshire Grown.

We will be serving dinner on both Tuesday, 24 December and Tuesday, 31 December, 2019. We will be closed on both Wednesday, 25th of December, 2019 and Wednesday, 1st of January, 2020.
What 675 People Are Saying
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vipLawrenceH
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gramercy Bistro is always a win, excellent food, great atmosphere and very good service. Also good for unique drinks.

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DavidN
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quiet
But I think that was due to virus scare

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The paella and scallops were excellent.

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HusseinM
Poconos
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were greeted and seated promptly and the table was placed nicely affording a view of the courtyard.
The food was creative and tasty.
The service was slow however and we were two hours from seated to paid.
Not recommended if you’re in a rush.

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TomL
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a quiet night for the restaurant so hard to judge ambient noise levels. Service was wonderful and attentive. We had the salmon special and the veal on the menu. Excellent presentation and flavor profiles. We can't wait to go back and try more!

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vipjosh
New England
120 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've eaten at Gramercy several times, it's been consistently good. The best thing on the menu are the crab cakes in wasabi sauce.

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DaveinNewHampshire
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service, but the restaurant was almost empty! The ambiance is rather dated and dowdy - and the artwork on the walls is of ‘neighborhood art show’ quality (surprising given that it’s on the doorstep of Mass MOCA).

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KenW
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and really pleasant experience. We really liked our very friendly server (don't remember his name).

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JordanS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was delicious. My husband said his tuna was the best piece of tuna he’d eaten in ages. The drinks were interesting and tasty and the service was great. All details including the warm, crusty bread to frequent water refills were well looked after. Great date place.

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JosephC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a slow night in late December...maybe 5 tables occupied while we dined. The service was excellent, friendly and unrushed. We both enjoyed our dinners (duck breast with lingon berries. Fantastic chicken liver mousse appetizer. Good wine selection. Very reasonable prices.

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Gramercy for special evenings out. Last night we were celebrating my wife's birthday. Food was excellent, and our server, Megan, couldn't have been more attentive, on a cold midweek evening. Thanks
Gramercy—and Happy Holidays!

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KarinL
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely spot, great service and good food (crab cakes, scallops and sweetbreads were all done well) right in the Mass MoCA complex. Would definitely return.

JN
JamesN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hip spot for a thanksgiving feast! Awesome plate of food and killer bisque. Go next year!

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Paulo
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice brunch experience. Waiter was very attentive. Food very good. Good pre-museum brunch.

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MBEater
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious dinner option ten minutes from Williamstown in Mass MOCA building. Scallops, filet mignon, onion soup, spinach salad were all excellent, as were the desserts.

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anonymous
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The food was tasteless - absolutely no seasoning of any kind. The service was indifferent, almost rude. The prices were too high for the quality of the food, service, and ambiance. Proximity to MoCA is the only thing going for this restaurant - anywhere else it would be out of business.

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Ptoneater
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us art lovers found ourselves at Gramercy Bistro for the first---but not the last---time. Starting with the superb bread (why can't all good restaurants realize what terrific heated bread does to the ambiance of a table?) through the next three course, we were delighted by each offering and had the attention of an excellent but not hovering waiter. If we lived in the area, we would be constant patrons.

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vipCallisto
New England
85 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Wonderful filet and duck entrees. The house bordeaux was a perfect complement.

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vipBeatrice
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was very good.but service slow, not enough servers.

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moinoue
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We just happened to be there when very large group was there. But we have been there when it was quiet.
We love the food and preparations are innovative but tasty. We like going there after a visit to MassMoCA.

KW
KarlW
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food--a chicken dish and a vegetarian pasta--was very good (dessert--a key lime tart--was excellent!). Wine--the only pinot noir available by the glass--was average/poor, and water tasted strongly of chlorine. Service was excellent--it was post-Labor Day and we were one of two couples in the restaurant. Location is next to the Mass MoCA and there is extensive free parking.

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vipjosh
New England
120 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've been to Gramercy Bistro twice and it's been excellent each time. Don't miss the crab cakes, they are done in a fantastic wasabi sauce.

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Nova
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Gramercy is always enjoyable. The food is predictably delicious and well prepared.

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AmyG
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I was so looking forward to bringing my friends there....I hadn't been in a couple of years. The service was terrible (we waited for over an hour for our food and that made us late to the concert at massMoCA at 8PM) The food was passable. I was truly shocked at the experience. I had remembered truly delicious food and a lovely time there. I will not be returning.

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LindaF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious, friends who travel and eat well thought it was excellent. We had 6:15 dinner reservations, and concert tickets at Mass MOCA at 8 pm, one minute away, and barely made it. Our entres arrived at 7:40. Who knows? Would go back in any case.

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daphne
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to have dinner here because we were going to a concert at MassMOCA and we would happily come back just for dinner. The environment was quiet and pleasant; the food was delicious.

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VivianaA
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food nice atmosphere. Service was impeccable. Highly recommended

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vipdorif
London
15 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurants attached to museums are often a disappointment but not Gramercy Bistro. The service and delicious food as well as the warm atmosphere made for a special evening. It’s worth a special trip. Incidentally Mass MOCA is also a treat.

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Ray1
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Unmemorable meal. Nothing unusual about this place. Server was pleasant.

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WilliamT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & excellent service! We went for dinner & for Sunday brunch and had great food & service both times this past weekend.

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vipmikey1946
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to have a special dinner. The service was excellent and the food wonderful. Sesame Tuna was perfectly cooked and the Apricot Crème Brule with a lavender-shortbread cookie was not only different but great.

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vipLadyDi
Jacksonville
201 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall an excellent meal and I would return. Started with the caprese salad which was very good. For entrees we had the schnitzel which was excellent and the paella which was very good but the seafood was slightly overdone.

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JeanG132
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived just as the restaurant was opening for dinner. After a full day at the museum, we were exhausted so it was wonderful to be in a beautiful quiet restaurant. We ordered a salad and the paella (one of our most favorite dishes). The waitress was charming and when asked about the blue cheese in the salad, she told us how the chef insists on importing it from France. It was the most amazingly delicious cheese. And then the paella was served; it really tasted better than our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was outstanding. Slow service, but attentive once at your table, they seem understaffed.. such a wonderful dinner it didn’t really matter.

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Shirl
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attending event at MassMOCA and restaurant conveniently located. Food is well prepared and flavorful. Staff is attentive and provided good recommendations.

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SusanS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Yes. I liked the menu. The execution of the duck breast was below standards. I ordered rare. I got medium
rare to medium. The flaccid/soft texture seemed like the frying pan or the grill were not pre-heated to get a sear on the outside and a controlled doneness inside.

The recipe for the tomato vegetable soup was like Campbell's, but hopefully homemade.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Usually better than this visit. Seemed understaffed on the slower night of a busy weekend. Some service lags. Disappointing filet mignon and slight off taste to the skate wings. No egg in Caesar salad - relatively flavorless. Enjoyed wiener schnitzel a la Holstein, but spaetzle overcooked. Crab cake was very good.

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vipLawrenceH
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and great atmosphere. Service was pretty slow though.

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GayT
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

a wonderful way to end a day at Mass MOCA is to have dinner at the Gramercy Bistro.

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vipMinnie
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were driving through on the way home to Boston from the Berkshires, and are so sad that this place is too far to go back on a regular basis! We had brunch there and were thoroughly impressed with the menu, the food we got, and everything we saw on other peoples’s plates around us. The drinks were really tasty too. Would love to go again soon!!

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