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Castle Street Cafe

10 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1513
+1 413-528-5244
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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10 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1513
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used to be a favorite and still ok. Great spot for a bite and a drink before or after a show at the Mahaiwe next door. Hard to beat former owner and chef Michael Ballon though. Definitely miss his great dishes.

Thank mikalis
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We like to go there to hear one of our favorite singers who is there every month- friendly atmosphere and bar. Restaurant is cozy and food is really good. I used to love one Dish especially (Mung bean pancake) which is no longer on the...More

Thank Franny A
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We liked this place. Really friendly and food and beer were good. Unpretentious and relaxed. We also went for coffee and cake in the afternoon.

Thank BigJazza904
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Castle Street has been a favorite place for many years, great ambiance, good service, and generally good food. We were concerned when Michael Ballon sold it, but we knew that his excellent management staff would be there to assist the new management and so we...More

3  Thank Loretta S
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We were attracted by the promise of complimentary live jazz and delighted by our meal. We started with delicious stuffed dates.Then the four of us tasted and loved the mushroom risotto, duck, haddock and sea bass special. The chocolate mousse cake and dacquiose with sorbet...More

Thank Pat&Georges
Reviewed 22 September 2017

After enjoying the food and music for years this place was replaced with dull flavorless food by the new owner. The owner plays busboy instead of engaging guests and tasting his food. If he did, he would find tasteless boring entrees, even the bread has...More

3  Thank reneen288
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The staff on the floor is superb and the ambiance has remained true, the kitchen needs to completely reinvent itself. It's time for the new owner to invest significant time to create a place worth eating at. In the meantime please frequentl the bar for...More

6  Thank SayHpd
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Have eaten at Castle Street Café numerous times. Often solo at the bar where I've enjoyed bar-type menu items and equally often solo or with a companion in the dining room where the atmosphere as it should be in a dining room.

Thank Hawk74
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Tucked on a side street in downtown great barrington, I was delighted to find this oasis! Great grass fed burger, excellent service and complimentary live jazz in the bar. Just what I needed to start my weekend getaway after a stressful week.

Thank Bucketlist47
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We were sorely disappointed with Castle. The menu was limited and the overpriced portions left one hungry. Gespacho was inedible. Service was slow. For us, this was a poor choice of a restaurant. We expected more as we are accustomed to fine dining and superior...More

3  Thank Howard363
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Gayle G
1 October 2016|
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Response from MLB229 | Property representative |
We accept reservations for tables of 5 and larger in the main dining room, as well as reservations for any size before live performances at before live performances at The Mahaiwe Theatre. The jazz bar is unreserved
Gayle G
1 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1513
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Great Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 413-528-5244
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