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Jun 2, 2014 09:31 AM

Bistro Box, Cafe Adam, Marios...Great Barrington

Bistro Box - what a breathe of fresh air! BB is a food shack at the end of the driveway of Bogies on Rt 7 in Great Barrington. Its not your typical shack food. Delicious sandwiches, salads, burgers. I get the BOX burger every time ( 4 x now ) with swiss and tomato bacon jam. You can get a side of lightly salty fries, or a side of truffle/parmesan fries which are so tasty. Really, really great spot. People have tried before in that space but failed. BB is a huge hit and its a young local couple running it so hurray for them!

Café Adam - I have been waiting to go back for quite some time. Finally went this past weekend. It was really good, not exceptional. I think I was going in looking to be absolutely blown away...I wasn't.
(I have been blown away before there) My husband and I had: artichoke app which I did love, calamari which I liked a lot, I had an anchovy salad that was just ok, my husband had a steak he liked a lot, I hate dates wrapped in bacon and stuffed with goat, I LOVE rich heavy food. I have never not finished something because it was too rich. these were too much. they were delicious, but I yikes. I also ordered a side of kim chee just because I was curious to what it was (have seen it on TV food challenge shows) and I was not impressed at all, especially for the price. I ordered the chocolate molten cake which I have had before there, and I remember it being one of the best chocolate desserts I've ever had, but not this time. it underwhelmed me. Cocktails were good...all in all great night, but I don't need to rush back.

Dinner at John Andrews last summer was far better....

Marios....anyone been? I have heard a lot of great things....I am going next Friday night and will report back. I don't have high hopes...

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  1. Agree about Bistro Box thought it was excellent. Will see if it lasts.

    Cafe Adam I have always thought was very good but haven't been in a while so hope it's not declined. But I don't think I've ever put it on the same level as John Andrews, Old Inn, etc.

    Have not been to Marios but maybe in the next few weeks so will report if we go. To be honest I am not expecting much, hope I'm wrong.

    1. I have been there a couple times. THAT SAID(to use a tired, old phrase), the first time. I was with a friend after the movies, I opened the menu and told her: "this will be adequate, but that is all, and you know how I know that?" She asked: "how?" My response?: This is an Italian restaurant, and, in every case, PROSCIUTTO is incorrectly in PROSCUITTO."

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      1. re: AikiLou

        went to bistro box again last night (try to go once a week) we were there right before closing and people just kept coming and coming...I didn't think they would ever put their closed sign up! I keep saying I will order something other than the box burger but I cant bring myself to! it is so damn tasty with those parmesan/truffle fries. I hear the falafel burger is wonderful, I will get next time! Marios - this Friday night, ill report back