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Dec 17, 2012 11:13 AM

Anyone been to Bell & Anchor (Great Barrington) recently?

I'm hoping to get down there in the next week or two and was looking for recommendations and thoughts. Thanks.

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  1. Did you end up going? I went last night, loved the food and atmosphere.

    1. I went about a month ago and was not wowed. I think our waiter was new, not experienced and uncertain of just about anything we asked him. They didn't have Makers Mark and when I asked what they did have in the way of Bourbon, he replied that they had Jack Daniels. Sigh. I had the cassoulet, which was good but a bit salty. It was a bit pricey and did not come with anything. We had to ask for rolls, but I don't think we were charged for them. I'd be tempted to try it again, as perhaps they have worked out some of the kinks. I'd be curious to hear others experiences.

      1. Still haven't gotten there. Wish I had a few more "don't miss it" messages......pushing me to make the 45 minute ride.

        1. i just went this past friday night. i had been there once before when they very first opened for a cocktail. i absolutely love the inside, beautiful. i remember thinking the first time when i looked at the menu "what the heck would i order?" i thought im sure everything is tasty, i just dont know what anything is! so, i went back this friday night with 2 girlfriends. there was a 20 minute wait, so we went to sit down at the bar for a drink. let me back up though - when we were standing there waiting for the host, the owner came over and introduced himself and to say hello. so then we goto the bar for a drink. we waited and waited. and waited....the bartender was very flustered and busy. we were still waiting when a new couple sits down at the bar and the owner comes behind the bar, walks by us, and goes straight to the new people and takes care of them. our table was ready before we even got our drinks, the host had to wait for us while we waited for the bartender. not a good start to the night. but then things got better...our waitress was super nice & friendly. i ordered the special which was crispy tuna belly with kale and it was delicious. i ordered another salad to go with it, im not sure i knew what half the words in description were, but the salad was wonderful - tasty greens, cheese, soft boiled egg, lemony dressing. my 2 friends both had the burger and both thought it was just OK. we didnt have dessert ( went to the old mill for that & a night cap ) but next time i would like to. i will definetely return.