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Castle Street Cafe

10 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1513
+1 413-528-5244
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“meatloaf” (7 reviews)
“duck” (10 reviews)
“pasta” (14 reviews)
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10 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1513
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traditions change, and the recent change of ownership (though not, for the most part, floor staffing) is clear. The menu has shrunk and changed. But the tradition of excellence, of war, personal and attentive service and good food continues. While we miss some of the...More

Thank CD26traveler
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I ordered papardelle with mushrooms and spinach. There were practically no mushrooms or spinach in the pasta. Neither were there parmegiano (or other cheese), olive oil (or other oil), or butter to speak of. The restaurant was very noisy (the bar seemed less noisy). the...More

3  Thank eytan1
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Castle Street Cafe is a step up from the typical Great Barrington eateries (of which there are many), and lately most of the higher-end establishments have closed. If you want a fine meal, this would be one of my top choices in town. A...More

Thank ALFriedman
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We were wandering around and were surprised to find an open restaurant amidst all of the scaffolding. We checked the menu in the window and it was for us. I love when a server pays attention to how you have rearranged your table and when...More

Thank Timothy5
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Castle St Celestial Bar was always a go to place for a reasonably priced well prepared meal with a good wine list and excellent service. Seems that new owner has changed the menu, deleting a lot of items and some of the items are pricier...More

2  Thank roadmadam
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Heading for the Mahaiwe Theater and the Boston Early Music Festival, we dropped in to the Castle Street Cafe for dinner before the performance. As a New York City dweller, I've forgotten how civilized it is to enter a restaurant where the dinner choices are...More

Thank jaycube075
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We had Castle St do the catering for a wedding in June '17. Michael Ballon was so easy to work with and the tasting and reception food was delicious. Everyone was very happy with the food. There were so many options and all dietary needs...More

1  Thank d0nbr1
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Love the ambiance of this place but the food (for being a renowned chef) is mediocre and expensive. he touts his meatloaf in his book but here it seems pre-made and dry. The drinks are good and it is a great place to hang out...More

Thank Penny S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The service and food were excellent. We had not been before. Although they do not take bookings, there was plenty of space with many others dining before the Theater.

Thank Sue O
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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|
Response from jambord | Reviewed this property |

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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, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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