1894 Fireside Bistro & Bar

4.4
65 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The premier restaurant at the Mansion presents modern, reimagined cuisine, inspired by the Berkshires following French cuisine technique. Executive Chef Eric Damidot transcends traditional approaches to food preparation and presentation by focusing on playful, engaging, and seasonal elements.  Chef Eric’s contemporary vision for food is rooted in his classical training in the French countryside and inspired by the beautiful Berkshires skyline.  His creative and approachable menus flip conventional flavors into vibrant and aromatic combinations that honor and elevate the taste, texture, and color of fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
  
The newly restored space exudes modern elegance and features preserved craftsmanship, a grand marble floor, warm fireplace, hardwood tables, and lovely etched-glass windows flowing with fresh air and natural light. Its welcoming, bistro vibe  invites everyone to come as they are – in casual comfort or dressed up for a night on the town.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 65 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kudos to David, Cody, and the incredible chef! It was a wonderful experience from the service to the ambiance, menu offerings, and the quality of food and cocktails. I love that you source locally too. Thank you.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

had a nice dinner and the prices were on point for level of service and quality of food.
Would visit them again. :)

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vipPhyJ
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent service! We are impressed by the charcuterie board and the burrata salad. For entrees, the duck breast is really good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a lovely evening! Everything about it was delightful.

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Ligirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Duck Breast was delicious. Would recommend that dish. It is a limited menu.

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vipMollyE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is spectacular; beyond words. I had the duck and I almost didn’t want to eat it, because I didn’t want the meal to end haha. The staff was very professional and clean, and our waiter David was incredible with his good humor and first class service. I’ll be back~!

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KatieA
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was really delicious. exceeded expectations - will go back

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LeslieS
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hats off to the chef for the most delicious halibut ! Great atmosphere and staff were excellent!

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vipJimM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Limited but interesting menu. Great bar and signature cocktails. Enjoyed the ambience, and staff was friendly.

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vipnd17
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Creative cocktails, delicious food, awesome service and the ambiance is GREAT! One of my faves in the area! Can’t wait until the weather is nice, I hope they open outside seating on the beautiful patio. It’s pricey though, particularly the cocktails ($20 a pop), which is a bummer bc I’d go like once a week if half my bill wasn’t just the drinks :) The 90 min dining limit stinks bc they have a lovely lounge with fireplace where you could enjoy a predinner drink and a charcuterie or a post dinner drink and dessert- thanks covid!

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vipStephenP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner at 1894. Service was exceptional. Our server cut her finger at the outset of the dinner and Austin, Food/Bev manager, jumped right in to take over until she returned and it was seamless. The dining room filled up while we were there and the staff worked very well together to handle the influx. The dinner itself was delicious, I had the duck and and my wife had the Bolognese. Austin was very nice to point out to my wife that it was a mushroom based dish and not meat which was very helpful. The sourdough bread starter and the crème brule dessert were equally delicious. We sat out in the bar area after dinner to finish our wine and had a great conversation with the bartender. Overall an excellent experience from start to finish. Highly recommend the place and many thanks to Austin for a great experience. Seeing a manager of that skill level and attention to his vocation is a rare thing these days and much appreciated.

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CharleyM
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire experience was excellent. Look forward to returning.

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vipPatrickM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Great place! Food was amazingly good - cocktails are generous and the staff was incredibly attentive, nice and handsome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service. The staff took cleanliness and COVID very serious. I had the best chicken I’ve ever had in my life. My husband really enjoyed the duck. Lovely experience.

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leonardE
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

during pandemic very safety concerned. Helpful, professional staff. Food good limited menu. Once back to normal expect more choices.

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DawnQ
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! Our waiter, Austin, was helpful with food suggestions and wine parings. He was also attentive to any questions or needs we had. I truly appreciated this as I have a gluten intolerance. Cody, the bartender, crafts the most amazing drinks! I highly recommend this beautiful location for dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Table wasn’t ready for 30 minutes after reservation despite initially being told it would be 5-10 minute delay. Place was short staffed on Valentine’s Day. Waiter was actually the manager - he was friendly and bought the first round of drinks which was nice. But never came back when we ran out of drinks and water. Also was supposed to come back with a dessert menu but never did after 25 minutes so we just paid and left

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bmacinaa
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Service wasn't as refined as the food. The service wasn't bad, but it needs some polishing to pair it with the quality of the kitchen and the elegant surroundings.

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ilianas
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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TeriS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service were exceptional and we will definitely be back to dine again.

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westburbs
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so impressed with the high quality of the food — fresh, delicious, carefully prepared and sourced. The service was attentive but nicely casual. The staff was professional but fun! We ate here 3 nights in a row while staying at the hotel and were never disappointed. They were also extremely COVID-conscious and we felt very safe and taken care of. Kudos to the whole team!

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vipKristen
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Appetizers were very good but the main courses were very small.

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vipDaveC
New England
56 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent quality, much of the food locally sourced. Good service and a beautiful space.

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ChristopherF
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent Very clean and quiet with nice dinner music

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vipVALIN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience3

We were spending The long NY eve weekend in Lenox & chose this restaurant based on open table menu & info. It’s based in Wyndhurst large golf resort which is mostly residential & not well lit . The location link is incorrect & it took us a call to the resort & trial & error to find. It’s something the staff were aware of but not corrected or mentioned on their website . It was a sat eve we were the only ones there. We had chosen the rest from its open table menu w lots of small plates . Our menu was different no small plates ! The remainder were generic offerings. The draft beer ir guinesss on the menu not available “machine was down tonight” . Our waiter was good. The rest forgettable

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MonicaMichael
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambiance here was absolutely romantic and cozy. The fire was lit and snow was falling gently outside. Though the service was slow, we werent in a rush anyways cause the overall atmosphere was relaxed and calm, so we enjoyed our beverages.

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vipTomB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was very good. Food was amazing
Great value and a must to dine here.

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DottieD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for New Year’s Eve price fix dinner
It was absolutely delicious

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vipCherylAnnM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent and the place was really beautiful

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Decaf
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great (apart from a little too much initial policing).

We had been looking forward to at least seeing a fireplace, but we were placed in a room that was more of a chilly conservatory. Also, the table we were given was oversized and dwarfed our party.

In spite of these small inconveniences we had a great time because the food and the service were amazing. Our dinner at 1894 was the highlight of our Christmas visit to Lenox.

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vipParis4
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Christmas dinner

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ColleenC
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT place! Terrific food and awesome service! The renovations look amazing! Only tiny, itty-bitty thing is that the light is a tiny bit too bright and couldn't hear any music. Other than that - perfection!! Can't wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a lovely place. One of the most beautiful in all of Berkshires.

The food was mixed. Some was amazing : the duck and chicken incredible. The appetizers were almost all too salty.
My cocktail was fairly bad especially for 20$. Stick with the wine or order a regular drink.
The service was very good. They have a hard job - with this Covid , keeping things going and friendly and clean but they were meticulous about things and we felt very safe.
We look forward to dining there this summer. It will better once Covid is further away and they have worked out the menu kinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place, amazing experience all around.

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TeriS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at 1894 Fireside bistro
Exceeded my expectations. This was a delightful delicious food & service experience. We Will absolutely return for another dinner.
And with all the pandemic restrictions
In place, this still was by far a wonderful experience.
Thank you Cody our superb waiter.
The Salomon’s

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vipElizabethed
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to find and we wondered if we were in the right place...but we were and it was well worth it. Excellent food. Amazing cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving

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vipBobbyJay
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small portions but very high quality. Delicious food attentive service wry nice ambiance.

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carb
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were excellent and the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING. Staff was AMAZING. Experience was AMAZING.

FAQs

1894 Fireside Bistro & Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (413) 637-1364.

1894 Fireside Bistro & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.