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“Delicious and comfortable”

Gala Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #10 of 50 Restaurants in Williamstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 34
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main Street (Rte 2)
Description: Gala Restaurant and Bar is warm & inviting restaurant located inside The Orchards Hotel in lovely Williamstown Massachusetts in the heart of The Berkshires. With it's not often found blend of classic and contemporary cuisine Gala offers something for everyone. Since becoming Gala in 2006 the restaurant has been reinvented to provide an experience not easily rivaled. Gala boasts an elegant dining room with breathtaking views of it's adjacent courtyard. The menu, created by Executive Chef Bill Sheridan, satisfies both the casual and formal diner by offering dishes such as Coq au Vin and Lobster Mac & Cheese in the winter season and Softshell Crab and Grilled Swordfish in the summer.
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Good food, nice atmosphere. Lounge is comfortable with a good beer selection and a beautiful fireplace.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank sablak48
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

A large buffett. They had turkey, salmon, ham, green beans, mashed potatoes,mashed sweet potatoes, etc.,etc. Dessert was included.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Harry W
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Nice place to taste good American food.
The atmosphere is good and the service very good as well.
A place worth trying

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank 996stephanev
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Four of us planned to end our 3 day visit in Williamstown with dinner at a nice restaurant. Research done we decided on Gala. We were seated by a waitress and her trainee (1st night). They were both friendly and polite - took our drink orders returned with our drinks and took our order perfect to this point. We our appetizers arrived timely and all was well. We then waited for quite a long while for our entrees to appear. I had the flat iron steak - cooked perfectly to a med/rare except it was warm at best, my wife had pasta melt steaming hot and delicious, our two friends both had the BBQed bison short ribs also hot. I asked for A1 an some more bread our friends asked for water. The trainee quickly appeared with bread and water but no A1 she said the waitress was getting it. 3 or 4 minutes later the trainee came back with the A1 by now my steak was cool but I ate it without comment it was actually cookd perfectly and flavorful despite it's coolness. For the next 15 to 20 minutes we didn't see either of our wait staff. By now we had all finished our apps and dinner - we asked one of the wait staff to please send our waitress to our table. After a few minutes the waitress that was asked to find our waitress returned and asked if she had come and of course she hadn't so she got us more water - after another 5 minutes or so still no sign of our waitress or trainee - the nice waitress that had kind of helped out apologized for our wait and again went to find her/them. By now our friend was irritated and went to the hostess looking for a manager. He returned and was starting to tell us of his visit with the manager and behold our waitress shows up with the check - but seconds behind her was the manager announcing that she would take care of our table and took the check. She apologized for the poor service that we received and said that dinner was on her and offered a complimentary dessert and drinks. Two of us had dessert but all passed on the drink offer she more than went out of her way by comping the dinner. The manager Erin could not have been nicer and very apologetic for the service we received and preceded to get us coffee and the 2 desserts herself. A very classy ending to a very disappointing experience. The food was excellent and the manner in which we were treated above and beyond expectations!!!! Erin was extremely professional and handled the situation with utmost class. She turned a sour experience into good one. If we return to Williamstown next year or in the near future Gala will be on our dinner schedule. The food was EXCELLENT despite the terrible initial service. Hats off to Gala and Erin!!.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Stuart L
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Handsome Dining Room ... nice setting with tablecloths. So nice to be able to hear everyone across the table.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank carob72017
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