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Food 101 Bar & Bistro

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19 College St, South Hadley, MA 01075-1151
+1 413-535-3101
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Why did you change your menu - so disappointed !!! REally miss the cauliflower risotto . WHere are appetizers and salad selections ? Sole? Chicken? No risotto with the filet ??!!

Thank kittysnow
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife's birthday dinner. We both had the filet mignon and it was terrific. The mushroom ravioli was also wonderful as an appetizer. My only concern was seating us in a corner when several tables for two in the middle of the restaurant were available at our early reservation time.

Thank tarasdad1
Northampton, Massachusetts
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398 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at the bar a year ago and vowed to return to experience the full treatment in the dining room. We did that just last night and regret taking a year to make our way back here to one of the best dining spots in the Pioneer Valley. Four of us, including two from out of town, enjoyed superlative... More 

Thank SkyKingBoston
Amherst, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I would have given the highest rating. The food was amazing, the service was wonderful, and the atmosphere was very romantic. The one thing that almost spoiled our night was the way we were treated upon arriving. We had reservations and were told our table was ready. Another couple walked in after us with a different name and immediately a... More 

Thank Tiffany M
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This restaurant is our go to for celebrating Valentine's Day and our Anniversary. In all our years of going here, we have never had a bad experience. Every server we've ever had is personable, helpful and right on top of things, the food is always hot and perfectly seasoned, the drinks are delightful and desserts are the perfect ending to... More 

Thank Kimberly P
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

You might consider sitting at the bar for a glass of wine before meandering through to the dining room. The small alcove by the window is a wonderful, quiet place to sit. The larger dining room is sort of so/so. A nice variety, though, somewhat limited, of delicious entrees are offered. Note: The service can be inconsistent. In fact, my... More 

Thank Anita E
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

My husband chose this place for our 15th wedding anniversary as a surprise. Thursday night so not crowded, noise level low, a little difficult to read menu due to low lighting but we are both age challenged menu readers, so.... we made do. Server was pleasant and subdued, no "my name is blah blah and I'll be taking care of... More 

Thank sofismon
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177 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visited during Family and Friends Weekend, this is a 4 star restaurant. Food is served attractively in a timely manner during a time that was very busy. Wait staff was very professional !

Thank grandmathreet
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The food is always good. The appetizer crab cakes are a favorite of many and can serve as an entree for smaller appetites. I seem to always get a fish dish here and have never been disappointed. The chocolate mousse is excellent and a hearty portion that serves two easily. The inside can be noisy and dark--when weather permits we... More 

Thank Anniebeau413
New York City, New York
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187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We were brought here by friends who are regulars. The room is lovely and quite upmarket. The service was excellent. An appetizer of 2 salmon sliders was first class, as was the tomato crostini. After that we shared a rack of pork which they kindly divided onto two plates. We can see why our friends come back so often.

Thank john w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 College St, South Hadley, MA 01075-1151
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  South Hadley
  • Phone Number: +1 413-535-3101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?